News From Charlotte Business Community and NAWBO
NAWBO Charlotte Helps Bridge the Gap Between Women Business Owners and Government Contracting Opportunities.
“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance…being asked to dance means that you are actually being provided the opportunity to show what you are capable of doing”, says Vernā Myers, President of The Vernā Myers Company. NAWBO Charlotte has been invited by the City of Charlotte’s Business Inclusion department to participate in the current Disparity Study Advisory Committee. We are very honored to be the only women’s business organization in the region to have a seat at the table, and help […]
“Women are one of the largest growing markets today, with a collective purse equal to three times the size of China’s GDP.” “Studies around the world show women generally are harder-working and generate more outputs than men, but are consistently left behind or left out of economic growth due to systemic challenges. Ensuring women are empowered as suppliers, contractors and distributors will help companies reap business benefits” states Dahlberg’s Business Case for Women’s Economic Empowerment in their October 2014 Integrated Approach Report.
Women are true economic agents. “Where women’s participation […]
JOIN THE MOVEMENT…NAWBO has been Propelling Women Business Owners for Over 40 Years
We are now in our Spring Membership Drive : March 1st – April 30th, we are running a SPECIAL PROMOTION.
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Joining NAWBO gives you access to webinars, public policy calls, leadership development trainings and the National Women’s Business Conference, but you are given opportunities to connect with a community of like minded women that help will boost your business portfolio.
For over 40 years, NAWBO has […]
North Carolina ranks #9 in the nation for the number of women-owned businesses.
The Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia-Region is ranked #4 in 2016 by WalletHub for percentage growth of women-owned businesses.
However, it ranks #45 for growth in revenue.
What can help fuel an increase in sales?
Access to Capital, which continues to be a barrier that we must tear down. NAWBO Charlotte is committed to not only educate the women owned businesses in our Region about their options in accessing capital and preparing them for the ASK, but we’ll make the introduction to the decision makers at local financial […]
A new opportunity for connecting with B2B peers is emerging that we thought worth sharing. b2bconnector is designed to help small and disadvantaged businesses like yours more easily find opportunities to help each other flourish.
The site currently allows members to post “requests” – which can be traditional requests for work, (like an RFP), requests for partnership (find a partner to help you compete for a larger assignment than you can compete for alone), and requests for complimentary services (find a business to refer work to when you’re too busy […]
Thank you to those that attended Winning Awards: What It Takes & Why It Matters Panel with Sherre’ DeMao with guests LeeAnn Shattuck and Memuna Williams. For those who could not make it, Sherre’ and team gave great information on winning awards and advice for business owners on how to market these accomplishments.
For more information here are some materials she shared.
See you at the next NAWBO meeting.
MEET YOUR MENTOR at the Charlotte Business Journal BIZWOMEN #MENTORINGMONDAY EVENT. The event will offer attendees the opportunity to choose from 50 mentors who are the most influential women in the community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven minute conversations.
Monday, April 4, 2016
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel | Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel
555 South McDowell , NC, 28202
Join the Charlotte Business Journal on April 4th for this one-of-a-kind event that brings together women in a casual, […]
This upcoming workshop will prepare women business owners who will be applying for business loans or seeking venture capital. An attorney will discuss the importance of having their corporate documents prepared the correct way so they have no problems when applying for business certification or the loans.
“We’re Entering the Golden Age of Female Entrepreneurship — and It’ll be Amazing – 2016 will be the year in which the forces of entrepreneurialism and feminism converge. Together, they will drive a long-wave, golden age of female entrepreneurship, which will be a positive for all of us: positive and empowering for the women who make the leap, good for the economy, good for consumers, and good for society.” Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest has made it official: 2016 begins the Golden Age of Female Entrepreneurship!
Are you ready to start […]
Tuesday night, February 2, 2016, the NAWBO Charlotte meeting featured Kelly Irons from DevelopUs.
Kelly spoke about the depth and strength of relationships. REALationships. Good ones are not determined by length and duration of proximity. They are determined by deep emotional experiences that occur within that relationship.
She discussed 4 things that will transform relationships.
- Awareness of feedback from self, others and team. Ask for feedback and give feedback in your relationships.
- Acknowledgment of that feedback. Share your knowledge of your feedback with your key relationships and they can help you to improve.
- Accountability ties commitment […]