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NAWBO San Francisco Newsletter

Welcome to the November 2006 issue of the monthly newsletter for the National Association of Women Business OwnersŽ (NAWBOŽ) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.

November 2006 News Summary

Member News

–– Welcome New Members!

–– Member Spotlight: Elinor Stutz, Smooth Sale

Ideas, Inspiration and Opportunities

–– Final 2006 Quarterly Session Caps Off Leaders' Circle First Year

–– Small Business California 2006 Legislative Wrap Up, from Scott Hauge

–– RFP for NAWBOŽ-SF Website

NAWBOŽ-SF Events

Note: New Venue for San Francisco Monthly Dinner Events!
The City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome Street, San Francisco
–– November Dinner Event: A Better Mousetrap for Business Planning , with Jim Horan, national best selling author of "The One Page Business Plan", November 9 in San Francisco

–– Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Meeting: November 16

–– Marin Relationships and Referrals Meeting: November 21 in Corte Madera

–– Holiday Party & Gift Bazaar: December 4 in San Francisco

Other NAWBOŽ Events

–– NAWBOŽ Public Policy Days: February 25, 2007 - February 27, 2007 in Washington, DC

–– NAWBOŽ Womens Business Conference: May 31, 2007-June 2, 2007 in Atlanta, GA

   

Welcome to Our New NAWBOŽ-SF Members!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the following new members. Thank you to all of you - we look forward to seeing you at upcoming events, and to the opportunity to grow, thrive, and lead together!

May Pon, NAWBOŽ-SF President

Nancy Kleeman, Prettier You!
Laura Sebastiani, ThoughtRockets, Inc.

Member Spotlight: Elinor Stutz, Smooth Sale

Elinor Stutz, author of "Nice Girls DO Get The Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results", and CEO of Smooth Sale, a sales training company, is a new member of the NAWBOŽ-SF chapter. Smooth Sale delivers sales skill training to sales teams, entrepreneurs, and network marketers. Elinor travels across the country giving motivational talks concerning business and selling strategies. She helps entrepreneurs, network marketers and beginning salespeople (0-5 years) remove the fear of selling and advance the learning curve quickly. Her internet radio show, "Strategies for Success" will soon be available for podcasting through WomensRadio.com. It's designed for listeners to learn strategies for success from interviewed guests who are already highly successful and share their words of wisdom.

Elinor writes business articles and a bi-monthly Sales Tips e-zine, and participates as a mentor at the Learning-Café. Find out more about Elinor Stutz and Smooth Sale:

www.smoothsale.net
[email protected]
phone: 415-615-6887

   

Final 2006 Quarterly Session Caps Off Leaders' Circle First Year

Leaders' Circle, the NAWBOŽ-SF peer-to-peer advisory group for women business owners with revenues over $2 million, held its last 2006 Quarterly Session on October 19 at the beautiful and historic Merchants Exchange Building in downtown San Francisco.

The Session speaker was Jim Horan, author of the best selling book "The One Page Business Plan". Horan shared deceptively simple techniques, which helped the Leaders' Circle attendees immediately crystallize their vision, mission, objectives, strategies and plans in order to grow their businesses. All attendees received a copy of Horan's book and the Entrepreneur's Toolkit CD. Leaders' Circle, Presented by Wells Fargo, is a growing division of NAWBOŽ-SF completing its pilot year. Core Leaders' Circle members meet once a month in a confidential environment to discuss the issues of their growing businesses. Once a quarter, Leaders' Circle invites an outside speaker and welcomes other Bay Area women entrepreneurs to participate so they may experience what a Leaders' Circle session is like.

Each Quarterly Program is held in a unique San Francisco venue, with past sessions being held at the Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD) and Greenberg Studios. NAWBOŽ-SF member Mary Janaitis and Gussie Stewart of MSJ Consulting serve as the Program Directors for Leaders' Circle. Susan Shargel, Shargel & Co. Insurance Services, is the Chair of Leaders' Circle.

The event was catered by NAWBOŽ-SF member Alison Rowe of Harvest & Rowe. The next Leaders' Circle Quarterly Session is scheduled for January 23, 2007, and will be held in the Nordstrom's Executive Suite in San Francisco.

Jim Horan will also be speaking at the NAWBOŽ-SF dinner meeting on November 9th.

If you would like to learn more about Leaders' Circle, please contact Diana Kimbrell at (415) 331-1334 or [email protected]-co.com.

Small Business California 2006 Legislative Wrap Up, from Scott Hauge

Small Business California is a proactive, non-partisan business advocate whose only agenda is the well being of California's 1,137,584 small businesses. Working for all small businesses for a better business environment, SB-Cal is responsive to the needs of small business owners.

SB-Cal members have worked hard toward sponsoring and advocating solutions-based legislation in Sacramento. Our board members and executive director testified numerous times in Sacramento before the legislature and went to Sacramento almost on a weekly basis during the session to testify on legislation impacting small business in California. The success of Small Business California during this past legislative session is gratifying and you should know that when we discussed bills affecting California's small business climate, it was almost always as the lead small business organization fighting for these bills and our members.

Small Business California has come a long way over the last two years in establishing a voice for grass roots small businesses. The email tree we have put in place to about 2400 small businesses has developed a reputation for providing the most current information about issues in Sacramento that affect small businesses.

Click here to read about the bills that SB-Cal played a significant role in getting passed (or vetoed) this legislative session.

Click here to join SB-Cal.




NAWBOŽ-SF to Issue RFP for Website

NAWBOŽ-SF is looking to identify a full-service public communications management company to manage and execute all the electronic public communications and website activities of the San Francisco chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBOŽ). As such, presentation, customer service and state of the art information systems capability are essential.

NAWBOŽ members wishing to respond to this RFP may respond collaboratively, on condition that all requirements are met and that redundancy of skills and functions is demonstrated clearly. The onus will be on the collaborating parties to ensure all deliverables are met.

This RFP contains four distinct bid components. They are:
--Website management, development and design service needs to support and reflect the time-sensitive and constantly changing information for all NAWBO's programs, events and membership database
--Publications and Member Mailings service needs for event notification to our members through e-mails and newsletters
--Electronic membership database management to support our members and keep all information current and up-to-date on the website.
--Website development and design service needs for improving the overall public image of NAWBO-SF's website on an ad-hoc basis as requested by the NAWBO-SF board.

The RFP will be released on November 1 - check our website or contact Rhoda Singer at 415.333.2130 for a copy.

November Dinner Event: A Better Mousetrap for Business Planning

A Better Mousetrap for Business Planning
Thursday, November 9
6:00pm to 9:00pm
NOTE: NEW LOCATION! - City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome Street, San Francisco

Presented by Jim Horan, national best selling author of "The One Page Business Plan"

Whether you've done a business plan, or just had this on your "to do" list for a while, when you take the plunge, you are finally making a serious commitment to the success of your business. Not surprisingly, the biggest obstacle to writing a good business plan is getting started and setting the right goals for yourself.

Jim Horan, national best selling author of "The One Page Business Plan", has 17 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and business owners. He's been endorsed by Tom Peters and developed a following with CEOs all over the country. Over the years, Jim has refined his approach, making the critical process of developing a business plan as simple and painless as possible. In fact, you might discover it's actually fun!

With his lively and engaging presentation, Jim has the unique ability to take complex business situations and make them simple. You'll leave this program with practical information and solutions you can implement immediately! In addition, Jim's book and accompanying CD will be on sale.

So now, before 2007 arrives, make a commitment to your own success. Plan to sign up and attend this program. It's sure to be a sell-out so make your reservations early!

For more details and online registration, click here.




Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Breakfast Meeting, November 16

Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Meeting
Thursday, November 16
7:30am to 9:00am
Il Fornaio in Walnut Creek

The next Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Breakfast meeting will be held on Thursday, November 16 from 7:30am to 9:15am at Il Fornaio Restaurant in Walnut Creek. The topic is 2007 Economic Forecast for the Bay Area: What Does It Mean For Your Business? with Mary Beth (MB) Deans of Douglas Partners - Career Transition Experts. These morning breakfast meetings provide a comfortable forum for businesswomen and entrepreneurs to meet monthly, exchange ideas and discuss business challenges.

Learn more and Register online here.




Marin Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting, November 21

Marin Relationships and Referrals Meeting
Tuesday, November 21 (note 3rd Tuesday, instead of 4th Tuesday this month!)
7:30am to 9:00am; Il Fornaio in Corte Madera

This month's speaker will be Maureen Simon, who has successfully mentored over 400 powerful women leaders from around the globe, representing a wide range of businesses including Fortune 100 corporations, the entertainment media industries, government, and the creative arts, to create and expand innovative businesses that authentically reflect women's core values. Maureen will be speaking on the topic of "How Women Will Further Rule the World and Business- Through Greater Use of Their Feminine Gifts and Attributes."

Learn more and Register online here.





Holiday Gift Bazaar, Monday , December 4 at The City Club, SF

Fantastic and Fabulous
Holiday Gift Bazaar
Save the Date!
Monday, December 4, 6pm to 9pm
NOTE: NEW LOCATION! - City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome Street, San Francisco

Just in time for the holiday season, NAWBOŽ-SF presents the perfect opportunity to find unique, unusual and "simply fabulous" gifts. You will find many old favorites and lots of new ideas! Mark your calendar now and save the date.

Would you like to be part of the bazaar?
Reserve Your Booth Now!

We invite you to take advantage of this extra- ordinary opportunity to gain marketing exposure for your wonderful products and to sell directly to our members in time for the Holiday gift-giving season. Space is limited.

Make your reservations early!

For more details and a registration form, click here.

Remember Our New Location for Dinner Events in Nov/Dec 2006!

Just a reminder that our dinner events in San Francisco, for November and December of 2006, will be held at:

The City Club San Francisco
155 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
phone: 415.362.2480
get directions here.

Key Dates: Mark Your Calendar!

-- November 9: NAWBOŽ-SF November Dinner Event
-- November 16: Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Breakfast Meeting
-- November 21: Marin Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting
-- December 4: NAWBOŽ-SF Holiday Gift Bazaar
-- February 27, 2007: NAWBOŽ Public Policy Days: February 25, 2007
-- May 31, 2007-June 2, 2007: NAWBOŽ Womens Business Conference

Thank you to our Corporate Partners:

The NAWBOŽ-SF Monthly Newsletter is designed and edited by NAWBOŽ-SF member
Jennifer Donahue Marketing Communications for Businesses Large and Small

If you would like to submit stories, news, events, or happenings for the next issue of NAWBOŽ-SF's e-news, please send to the newsletter editor,
Patricia Olson, at [email protected]. Copy submission deadline is the 22nd of the current month for the next month's newsletter (e-mailed out the first week of the month).

We invite anyone who is not already a member to join NAWBOŽ-SF. Take advantage of a growing package of member benefits and activities. To find out more, visit our website: www.middleastwomen.org/membership.html.

To subscribe to (or unsubscribe from) this newsletter, contact Rhoda Singer at 415.333.2130, or email: [email protected].

 





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