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October Updates from NAWBO SFBA

Thursday, October 9, 2014  
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Monthly Newsletter for NAWBO San Francisco Bay Area
October 2014
Newsletter At-A-Glance
August Message from the President - Laura Russell-Jones
Educational Speaker Series & Dinner
Member in the News
Spotlight Member
Featured Member
Feature Member Benefits & Opportunities
Public Policy
View the Events Calendar & Suggest an Event
NAWBO SFBA| Highlights
Networking Breakfast Forums
Leader's Circle
New & Renewing Members
NAWBObeyond the SFBay
Silicon Valley
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Renewing MembersEstablished Business Owner
Rebecca Doubledee
Join us for New Member orientation on Nov 18. For more details, email membership chair,Laura Renner.
NAWBO Member Directory
We are creating a new NAWBO SFBA Member Directory this year. To learn more about expanded company descriptions, including logos/photos or an ad, contactpresident@nawbo-sfba.orgfor further details.

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Improving Your Cyber Security Savvy for Better Business Outcomes
Thursday, Nov 13
San Francisco, CA
Get Involved! Check out our current volunteer opportunities
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Charitable Cause Chair
The Chair organizes a opportunity drawings at our dinner Educational Speaker Series where invited Directors and Chapter members donate items. At the end of the fiscal year, proceeds are donated to theAlliance for Girls.
Member Directory Chair
helps launch our First printed Member Directory
Holiday Boutique Chair
leads the development of this new holiday event
Program Co-Chairs
to help with ESS Dinners
Gala Committee Membersfor the revamped Awards Dinner

Breakfast Facilitator
for San Francisco breakfasts
A Message from the President . . .
Dear AnnaKate,

Having returned from the NAWBO National Women's Business Conference in Indianapolis, I was truly inspired by the collective strength and power of 500 women business owners. It was indeed a powerhouse of successful women from all over the US in a variety of industries. These amazing women had multi-million dollar construction companies, staffing firms, design companies. They were retailers, manufacturers, printers - you name it! The money and power that these women represented was impressive - so much so that a presidential candidate came and made a keynote speech -no doubt, looking for women voters!

Read More


Laura Russell-Jones

President, NAWBO-SF Bay Area
2014 - 2015
Join Us for the Next . . .

Educational Speaker Series & Half Day Workshop
Friday, Oct 17, 8:30 a.m.
Wells Fargo Center(map)
Women, Business & Money: How to Get It, Grow It & Keep It!
In this special half-day workshop, you'll build the confidence and gain the know-how to achieve your goals.

In 4 short hours, you'll hear great tips on how to grow your business with these fast-moving workshops:

Mind Your Own Money:How to Master Your Money Mindset to Grow a Bigger Business

Show Me the Money:How to Apply & Get Approvedfor SBA Micro, 7a and 504 Loans

It's Not How Much You Make, It's How Much You Keep! 5 Ways to Collect, Keep & Grow Your Hard Earned Income

Plus 5 Powerful Roundtables Including How to Start & Grow with Crowdfunding and more


We will end the morning with priceless insights and inspiration from women who have broken through with a special closing panel:It Takes Money to Make Money: 4 Women Entrepreneurs Share How FundingPut Them on the Fastrack to 7 Figure Growth


Lunch is provided.

About the Presenters
Shannon Presson, Wealthy Mind Trainer, is a certified coach, speaker and passionate detective for tracking down the old stories and limiting beliefs that get in the way of success.

Mark Raffield, VP/Sr. Business Development Officer, Wells Fargo Bank, is responsible for assisting entrepreneurs with the SBA loan process.

Sharon Rubens-Taxes, CPA, CEO Rubens Partners, LLP has more than 25 years experience as a Certified Public Accountant and consultant.

Mary Ann Wetzork, President, Consulting Controller, built her skills as an accounting detective doing rescue work for a variety of public and private businesses.

Julie Gordon White, The WELL for Women Entrepreneurs, is a bestselling business author, adviser and teacher, helping women crack the code to growing to a million dollars.

Sarah Trautman-Eslinger, STE Consultants, uses Applied Behavioral Analysis methods to improve the lives of children and families with autism.

Nina Cooper,Nina Designs, is the successful jewelry designer behind this 25 year old company.

Robin Azevedo, President, McRoskey Mattress Company, leads one of San Francisco's oldest manufacturing and retailing companies.

Sponsored by

Join Us at:
333 Market Street, San Francisco
Friday, Oct 17, 2014
8:30AM - 1:00PM
In Advance:
$50: Members and guests of members register at this rate*
$65: Non-Members

After Oct 14th and at the door:
$55: Members
$70: Non-Members


Introduce Us To Your Business
NAWBO-SFBA members may bring a promotional item to display on our Reception Table at each Monthly Dinner. Also, a limited number of member vendor tables are available at each event. |
Find Out How to Reserve One!

Special Thanks to Our
Educational Speaker Series Sponsor!
Upcoming Educational Speaker Series
Nov 13 Improving Your Cyber Security Savvy for Better Business Outcomes
Dec 11 Holiday Boutique Fair
if you are interested in becoming a vendor or promoting your business, email Laura
Jan 8 How to Communicate Your Big Idea


Join Us for Breakfast . . .
Networking Breakfast Forums
Open to NAWBO Members & Guests to network and share business interests. Spotlight Speakers share their expertise.

Click on the location for current details:
Oakland| Thursday, Nov 6: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Leading with the Power of Your Personal Brand!.

San Francisco| Wednesday, Oct 15: 7:30AM-9:00AM
LinkedIn: 3 Simple Steps You Can Take Today to Attract Leads, Convert Sales and Produce Results

Marin| Tuesday, Oct 28 : 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Your Health Is Your Wealth!
Walnut Creek| Monday, Oct 27: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
Member in the News . . .

Do you have any news about you or your business you want to share with the NAWBO Community? Send your updates


Deb Doyle, Brand Storyteller @ Stage2 Marketing just launched a new website for


Leaders' Circle Program
To learn more about the Leaders Circle Program and its impact on women owned businesses with more than $2M revenue,, join us for an informational lunch:

Thursday, Nov 13
noon - 2 p..m
The Palace Hotel, San Francisco
RSVP topresident@nawbo-sfba.orgby Friday, Nov 5

Local Lean In Circles . . .
NAWBO SFBA Lean In Circles Now Meet in San Francisco & Oakland!

Read the NAWBO National News Article,"Lean In Circles Come to NAWBO", which highlights the NAWBO SFBA Lean In Circle Program.

Interested in Joining A Circle?
Get Added to Our Wait List:

For San Francisco Circles

EmailShannon Presson

For Oakland-East Bay Circles

Email Jo Ilfeld

For Marin Circles
Email Laura Russell-Jones
Learn More About Our Local Lean In Circle Groups!

From our members:
"My circle re-affirmed my commitment to running my own business, to claiming my own amazing capacity and taking it out into the world." Aja Couchois Duncan
Business News You Can Use . . .

It is important for women-owned businesses and firms to be able to export their products. Why? |Learn More

Public Policy . . .
Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families

On August 30, 2014, California Governor Edmund Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 requiring employers to grant three days, or 24 hours, of paid sick leave to virtually all California employees, beginning on July 1, 2015. This law makes California the second state in the nation (along with Connecticut) to require paid sick leave.

The new law applies to virtually all employers, regardless of size, and covers California employees of companies that have headquarters or offices in other states. It also covers employees who work in California for 30 or more days in a year, as well as part-time and temporary employees. There are several narrow categories of exempt employees. You should check with your HR and legal counsel to see if they apply to your business.

Covered employees will be entitled to take paid sick leave to address their own health condition,that of a family member or to care for the adoptive parent, foster parent, stepparent or legal guardian of an employee or of the employee's spouse or domestic partner. Employees may also take paid sick leave if they are a victim of domestic assault, sexual violence or stalking.

If your company already provides paid time off, you will not need to provide additional time. However, you will want to make sure your existing policy meeting the requirements of the new law.

If you would like some additional ideas or advice, contact our public policy board member (and past president)Kay Robinson.(925) 284-5677


Affiliates and Partners Events . . .
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Other Events of Interest . . .

The third annual #BlogHerPRO Conference returns to the San
Francisco Bay Area Hotel Sofitel this December 3-4. Take two days to dig deeply into your blogging business and focus on making tangible changes right away. BlogHer PRO is designed to help you take it up a notch, better equipped to pursue your definition of blogging success than when you arrived.NAWBOmembers save 20% on registration - Register today!
NAWBO beyond the SF Bay Area . . .
NAWBO National|Learn MoreAnswer one question in a short video and you could win a 2015 NAWBO membership or be one of two runners-up who receive $40 off their 2015 membership (in honor of NAWBO's 40th anniversary in 2015)

"The great greatest advantage my NAWBO membership has given me and my business that I couldn't have received from any other organization is..."

NAWBO California|Visit Web Site
NAWBO California is a federation consisting of the 9 NAWBO Chapters in the Golden State. |Learn More

NAWBO Silicon Valley
|Monthly EventTuesday, Sept 15th
5 Strategies To Take Your Business to the Next Level: The Fortune Is In the Follow-Up --In a world where you are inundated with advice to help your business grow, you may have overlooked some basic business principles to make sure your business is operating at it greatest potential. Heidi Sloss will discuss 5 Power Strategies to grow your business and why the Fortune really is in the Follow up..Learn More
Who We Are . . .
At NAWBO, we are volunteer woman business owners passionate about educating, empowering, collaborating and supporting other woman business owners to strengthen our collective wealth creating capacity while celebrating our diversity to propel us all forward both professionally and personally.

Not A Member Yet?Become a NAWBO Member to receive discounted rates on NAWBO Sponsored Events Nationwide and to Gain Promotional Opportunities for Your Business.

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