Archive for June, 2011

Free Video Training Series and Teleseminar! Your Missing Link to Getting Clients Online

Posted by at 18 June, 2011, 9:36 am


I’ve got a question for you…

What if…

I handed you the steps and strategies that finally pulled it all together for you? That finally helped you get crystal CLEAR on what you need to do to leverage the Internet to break 6 figures and beyond?

And it was in a completely no-strings-attached, no-charge video training series that laid it all out clearly for you for the first time?

I’m really psyched for this because it’s completely new for me–I’ve never offered something like this before! Drum roll….

It’s a completely no-cost video training course that is going to help you FINALLY discover the missing link to using the web to make more money, get more clients, and GET OUT THERE in a much bigger way.

The icing on the cake? I’m even going to be giving you exercises and worksheets to help you learn everything at an even deeper level. Good stuff!

And then there’s a REALLY cool grand finale:

On Thursday, June 23 at 8pm EDT, I will hold a one-time-only free training call where I will put all the missing links together and reveal even more fantastic info for you. I think you are going to LOVE it and get a TON of value from it!

Here’s where you can sign up for this exclusive, all-new video training course, completely free:

You get access to the training course as soon as you register, so you don’t want to wait! Just put your name and email in the boxes on the page – and then we’ll meet again on the next page for training video #1, where I teach you super-important, can’t-miss content about how to rock your biz online–whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just getting started.

Don’t miss out on this, ok?  See you on the video series and the call…

Category : Social Media

Power Lunching with Women Entrepreneurs

Posted by at 12 June, 2011, 9:16 am

It’s not often that I get the chance to trade in my boring yogurt-at-my-desk lunch for a 3-course meal at Abigail Kirsh’s Tappan Hill Restaurant in Tarrytown, New York. But last Friday, I shared amazing food with some amazing women at WEDC’s annual spring luncheon and microenterprise fair. For those of you unfamiliar with WEDC (which stands for Women’s Enterprise Development Center), its mission is to encourage entrepreneurship in and around Westchester County, New York, through training programs, support services and microenterprise funding opportunities. I am lucky enough to be a WEDC trainer, and I teach their 15-week Entrepreneurial Training Program in the spring and fall.

The luncheon is always the highlight of the season, offering an opportunity to network with other business women, hear inspirational advice from the featured speakers, and catch up with former students (like Tsahai Martin-Wright of Shima & Sahai and Kim Jones of Urban Tranquility, who both exhibited their products at the microenterprise fair beforehand.

But this year’s WEDC event was extra-special because it included the inaugural presentation of the LEAP Awards, micro grants made possible by local philanthropist Patricia Lanza. They were awarded to qualifying women entrepreneurs who have completed WEDC training; and I was thrilled to learn that two of the LEAP award winners were from my current class! I was a proud mama as I gathered with other students to cheer on these inspirational ladies.

Margie Nugent, of Making Faces Parties, had to rebuild her life after arriving in a domestic violence shelter with 2 little boys and just $20 in her pocket. She always dreamed of owning a business that tapped into her artistic abilities and degrees from FIT. In 2009, she launched Making Faces Parties, an entertainment company offering a variety of body art services. The business—run on nights and weekends—supplements her fulltime job working in a school, and was profitable in its first year. Margie will use her grant money to purchase more equipment, get additional training, and exhibit at body painting competitions to broaden her exposure.

Jenifer Ross, of W@tercooler, spotted the emerging trend of co-working, and is capitalizing on it. W@tercooler is a collaborative office space in historic Tarrytown, New York, available for part-time or fulltime rental to entrepreneurs, freelancers, and other mobile workers. But this is no ordinary office suite rental place. Jenifer’s space is unique because members work side by side in a shared loft-like setting, gaining a sense of community and a place to exchange ideas. The open floor plan has a variety of options—private desks, shared desks or tables, and a lounge area—with access to a shared kitchen, a private phone booth, and a state of the art conference room. All members enjoy complimentary WiFi, faxing, printing, and coffee. And (in a move that I think is sheer genius), clerical help is available through the intern program Jenifer has established with her local high school. If you’re in the Westchester area and need an alternative to working in your lonely home office, come check it out. You may just see me there! (Look for me with my laptop on that cool settee)! Jenifer is using her grant money to build a deck overlooking the Hudson River, providing members with yet another scenic and collaborative place to work.

Other LEAP award winners included:

Cary and Meryl Gabeler, a mom-daughter team who run Anjolie Ayurveda, organic soaps imported from India.

Beatriz Messina, of BM Consulting of New York, a proposal writing and project management firm

Juana Pinyol, who launched Details Custom Cleaning Services, a residential cleaning service which uses green products.

Beverly Turner, of Casaco, Inc., which provides financial literacy and home ownership counseling.

Maria Valente, of Chocolations, a chocolate shop and café (and the only chocolate factory in Westchester County, NY!)

Congratulations all!

If you’re in the Westchester, NY area, check WEDC out. If you’re not, research the women’s business development groups or other SBA-funded organizations in your community. Organizations like these are a great resource for support, networking, and training. And sometimes they even provide a nice alternative to eating lunch at your desk!

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