October 2005 Newsletter
Welcome to the October 2005 issue of NAWBO-SF's e-newsletter. It has been a few months since our last newsletter and, as you will see, we have a lot going on. Be sure and check out the many exciting events we have scheduled in the coming weeks and months.
Remember - you can always register online for NAWBO-SF events: www.middleastwomen.org/register.html
Getting Credit When It's Due
Do you receive the credit you deserve? Having good credit can save you a lot of money, and business owners should be aware of their credit score and its impact on their business.
How do you get a top score? And are you doomed if you have credit issues and a lower score? What if you just started a business and have no score? Credit scoring is just a numbers game. Anita will share the rules to play by – what makes up your score - and how to improve it.
You will learn:
If you want “excellent” credit, come learn the rules. To be financially savvy, you need to know how to win the credit game.
Anita Dillon is a loan advisor and speaker with years of experience in
financial world. With a mission to help individuals make the best
financial decisions when it comes to real estate financing, “anitaloan”TM prides herself in understanding
the intricacies of one powerful item that lenders use – your credit
October 20 - Relationships & Referrals (Walnut Creek),
October 25 - Relationships & Referrals (Marin), Breakfast
November 10 - Meet the Editor and Publisher of ReadyMade Magazine
Hear how they built a magazine from zero to 100,000 in less than 5 years.
Our guests will be Shoshanna Berger and Grace Hawthorne, the editor and publisher of ReadyMade magazine, a "Martha Stewart for twenty-somethings."
Designed for do-it-yourselfers, the magazine is remarkable for its originality and sense of humor, much like the two entrepreneurs who started it. Each issue is jam-packed with advice on how to make stuff, ranging from creating tasty and easy recipes to how to start your own supper club or pour a concrete tabletop.
Like many magazines, ReadyMade is a labor of love. Unlike many, it has attracted national attention for its fresh look and unique articles.
The women behind the magazine practice what they preach, not only by living the do-it-yourself lifestyle, but also by creating the magazine together. One day, as Shoshana tells the story, she and a friend were watching Martha Stewart on television and her friend said, “How come no one's doing this for us? Bingo!
Come hear how these two beat the odds — they're up to issue 20 — and continue to build readership, advertising sales and enthusiastic followers.
So when you say to yourself, “I can't possibly. . .,” think again. Like Grace and Shoshana, you have to believe in the possibilities, grab hold of a vision, and just do it.
NAWBO Launches Leadership Circle!
NAWBO is proud to announce start a new program designed specifically
for women business owners with revenues over two million dollars.
Sponsored by Wells Fargo, leadership circle will begin in January
2006. It is designed as a peer-to-peer support group for women leaders
of industries to come together to help accelerate the growth of their
businesses and share visions, problems and goals in a supportive and
NAWBO-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is looking for
three outstanding women business owners to be honored during our 22nd
women entrepreneurs luncheon on April 7, 2006. Nominations will be
closed after November 4th, 2005.
Audrey Goins Brichi to sit on Entrepreneur Panel
Welcome to our new members:
How To Get Involved
• Join NAWBO, if you haven't already.
• Attend one of our networking breakfast meetings.
• Join a committee. You can contact the committee chairs directly. Go to our committees page online for more about the committees and for contact information.
• Take a guest or a client to the meeting. If each member recruits one new member, we will double our membership!
• Visit our evolving, and expanding website: www.middleastwomen.org.
Thanks to all our corporate partners who help make NAWBO-SF's programs possible:
Subscription Info / The Fine Print
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