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411, 2015

Jane Hight McMurry-Navigating the Lipstick Jungle

Speaker, Jane Hight McMurry, educated and entertained us last night at the NAWBO Charlotte monthly dinner meeting held at Byron’s.    Jane shared tips from her three books, the latest being “Navigating the Lipstick Jungle”.  Her stories could resonate with us all.  Her presentation focus:

  1. Be Powerfully Polite to get what you want!
  2. Attract, develop, and maintain relationships to get what you need.
  3. Use five magic phrases to get what you deserve.
  4. Say and do what you must to be recognized as a competent woman.
  5. Develop a message in 3 seconds, 30 seconds, and 3 minutes to open dialogue, create interest, give and show value.
  6. Effectively use […]
311, 2015

Success in the City – 200 attendees strong!

Our latest event, Success in the City, held on October 28, 2015, was a SUCCESS (of course).  It far surpassed all expectations.

We had over 200 attendees.

We had 11 business women organizations represented.

We had political candidates Edwin Peacock,  Jennifer Roberts and many more attend to understand the needs of women in business.

Food was fantastic.

See all of the great pics on Facebook here.

2710, 2015

Sole-Source Contracting for Women-Owned Small Businesses: a Dream Come True!

whatsintoolboxWomen-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) have a double celebration during October of 2015:

1) it’s National Women’s Small Business Month and

2) as of October 14, 2015, Federal Contracting Officers are authorized to award WOSBs Sole-Source contracts/awards as indicated in 13 CFR 127 Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program.

On December 19, 2014 H.R. 3979 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 was signed into law by President Obama. Section 825 of the FY2015 NDAA authorizes Federal Contracting Officers to restrict competition or award Sole-Source Contracts to Certified Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) […]

2710, 2015

2015 Veteran Small Business Week is November 2-6


Next week we celebrate Veteran Small Business Week and on November 11th we honor them on Veterans Day. The Small Business Administration provides excellent information and resources on their website.

If you’re a female Veteran, in Active Duty or a Military Spouse, there are organizations that have business and leadership events you may be interested in attending and some also provide free online training.

The Small Business Administration:

November 9, 2015 in Charlotte: VSBW – A New Mission: Military Women as Entrepreneurs

National events:

Free Online Training

VWISE: Veteran Women Igniting the […]

2010, 2015

Submit your nominations for Enterprising Women of the Year Awards by November 1, 2015

Enterprising Women magazine has announced that nominations for the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Award are now open on the magazine’s website. Visit the magazine’s home page and click on the link to submit your nomination. The deadline for submitting a nomination is November 1, 2015 at midnight.

Considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for outstanding women entrepreneurs, the Enterprising Women of the Year Award recognizes outstanding women business owners from North America and around the globe. Award winners are recognized for building financially successful, thriving businesses; exhibiting […]

1410, 2015

Membership Benefit – Using the NAWBO logo on your marketing materials

Did you know that NAWBO has a special logo for you to use to help you market yourself and leverage your membership as a credibility and sales tool?

Proud Member Logo

Here are some great places that you can place this.  Just right-click and save file to your computer to use this.

  1.  WebSite – footer or your bio page – be sure to link it to for authenticity.
  2.  Email Signature
  3.  Email Campaigns
  4.  Social Media site background photos as well as a special post,  affiliations, memberships, etc.  LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus/Business, Instagram, etc.
  5. Print materials
  6. Store windowsRemember, when using […]
1410, 2015

Make Smart Decisions in 60 Seconds

Our topic for our October meeting was How to make smart decisions in 60 seconds.  Here’s a quick summary of the meeting in case you missed it or would like a refresher.  Please feel free to share with others!

image4Nikki opened up by telling us that there are 3 common challenges to decision making and that she was going to provide 4 practical tools to help us do a better job of making decisions.

She gave us the definition of a decision: “A choice between alternate courses of action in a situation […]

1210, 2015

Be a Featured Guest Blogger on!

One of the great benefits of being a NAWBO member is that you have the opportunity to be a featured guest blogger on!   This will get you featured right here on this blog,  as well as in our monthly email newsletter, and on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google Plus!  And if you are really into video,  send us a video as well and we’ll add it to our YouTube site!

As you know, one of this year’s NAWBO Charlotte goals is engagement. So, let’s engage!

There are several ways you can do this.


Option One – Write Your Own!

Topics can be of […]

1709, 2015

9/16 Expansion Breakfast Meeting Pics!

Our last expansion breakfast meeting at Earl’s Grocery on Elizabeth Ave. welcomed several dedicated women business owners. Join us next time!

1409, 2015

Small Business Expo and Panel Discussion – September 24, 2015

Small Business Expo

Expand your network and grow your business at the Small Business Expo, presented by the Charlotte Business Journal in partnership with Wells Fargo and the Small Business Administration.

  • When:Thursday, September 24, 2015,  1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Where:Harris Conference Center 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr. Charlotte NC 28208
  • Suggested Dress:Business Casual

Attendees:  We hope to see you at this FREE Small Business Expo.
Attendance is free but you must register.
Registration deadline is Monday, September 21.

Panel Discussion: Access to Capital
There are many programs and initiatives to help you start and grow a successful company. […]