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Secrets for Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Women Entrepreneurs

Date/TimeWednesday, June 26, 2013, 1pm-2pm ET

The startup rate of women-owned businesses is soaring, but the percentage who break through the glass ceiling to more than a million dollar in revenue is flat. What’s blocking their upward momentum? Learn how women leaders of growth businesses kept growing, well beyond the million-dollar milestone.

Entrepreneur Roadshow- How to Pitch the Media

Date/TimeJanuary 17, 2013, 9:00am - 1:00pm

For women entrepreneurs, Geri Stengel, Forbes blogger, and a 2012 Small Business Influencer will be on the media panel on how to pitch the media at Own it Ventures event in NYC.

Best Practices in Email Marketing for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Maria Semple , Principal, The Prospect Finder

Maria Semple, Principal of The Prospect Finder LLC, is an experienced researcher, trainer, and frequent speaker on prospect research, email marketing, and simple social media strategies. She consults with nonprofit organizations, financial services firms, and small businesses interested in finding the best prospects for long-term business relationships. Semple authored two downloadable and interactive e-books, filled with dozens of prospecting resources. Check them out at The Prospect Finder.

Maria’s firm is also a Constant Contact Solutions Provider, assisting small business owners and nonprofits with their email marketing needs and social media strategies. Maria is a Constant Contact Local Authorized Expert, who conducts seminars on leveraging the power of email marketing and social media. Finally, as a “LinkedIn Evangelist,” Maria helps nonprofits and small businesses understand how to LinkedIn to increase visibility.

DateJune 6, 2012

In spite of complaints about overloaded inboxes, statistics show that email marketing is very effective for businesses and nonprofits alike.

We’re not talking about creating spam! In fact, we’re talking about how to make your mail both welcome and read.

Protecting Your Brand: Trademarks, Copyrights, and the Internet

Date/TimeWednesday, December 14, 2011 12n–1pm ET

In today’s world, a brand is critically important. Without brand recognition, the product or service you offer can be easily lost in the mix … or compromised by copycats.

Your business name, logo, and domain name are elements of your brand. Protect them as you would other assets.

Green Marketing: Leveraging Your Social Responsibility to Improve Profit


International speaker Shel Horowitz's eighth book, Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green: Winning Strategies to Improve Your Profits and Your Planet (co-authored with Jay Conrad Levinson, published in 2010 by Wiley) was on Amazon's environmental bestseller list for 18 months. The book documents how businesses can be green, ethical AND profitable. Using examples from Fortune 100 companies to solo-preneurs, the book lays out how ethics and green principles are not just about doing the right thing but also about profitability. Surprising principles are demonstrated that show why most businesses shouldn't even worry about market share. The book shows business owners how to form powerful partnerships, even with competitors; how to get your green message out without green-washing; and how to become a much deeper shade of green. Shel also writes the internationally syndicated monthly column, Green And Profitable.

DateDecember 5, 2011

Can you improve the earth, your profits, and your customer base all at the same time, by doing the right thing and crafting a marketing strategy that reflects your commitment? Listen closely—because the answer is YES! 

Socially responsible businesses are more profitable than it’s-all-about-profit operations and are poised to build lucrative alliances with like-minded businesses as well as with nonprofits.

Your socially responsible practices can be the key to growth. Can you identify the green and ethical elements of your business that will attract socially conscious consumers and make them loyal advocates for you? Do you know how to build your reputation and grow your revenue by marketing ethical and sustainable practices?

It’s Your Biz: How to Get From Start-up to Million $$$ Plus

Date/TimeThursday, December 1, 2011 12n-1pm ET

Starting and growing a small business is the American dream. Unfortunately, that dream often turns into a nightmare as business owners find themselves ill-equipped for the real-world challenges that building a business entails. It isn’t just another job.

If you are dreaming about being your own boss or wondering what it will take to get that widget you invented into production, this webinar is a good place to start. It will cover the hard work and the new skills you’ll have to acquire as well as the questions you need to answer before you start.

How to Grow Your Business With Email Marketing

Date/TimeTuesday, October 11, 2011, 12n-1pm

This webinar was so popular in July that we’ve brought the instructor back for those who missed it the first time.

Email is the ideal complementary tool to social media. With it, you can grow your message virally! It’s a great way to reach customers and donors and interest them in what you have to offer. And you already know how to use it.

In this webinar, you’ll learn to ratchet up the impact of your email marketing to increase its response rate. Let your email be all that it can be!

Multiple Businesses? Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work for Them All

Date/TimeWednesday, October 12, 2011 2-3:30pm ET
Have two businesses? More? Want to know how to best show them all on LinkedIn?

If you are a “multi-preneur” involved in two or more businesses or a business person who also runs a nonprofit (or any combination of these), you can set up your own high-visibility personal profile on LinkedIn that showcases all your activities. It isn’t difficult, if you know the tricks.

How Small Businesses Can Ramp Up Profitability In Jittery Times

Date/TimeTuesday, Sept. 13, 2-3 pm ET

As the economy moves sideways -- yet again! -- small business owners must find ways to grow their profits. Learn how you can do things differently so you improve your profits by using information -- much of it already in hand -- wisely and well.

We’ll use something we all know as the basis for the discussion -- food -- and look at how small businesses in every sector can apply these tactics.

Top Tech Tools for Nonprofit and Business Partnerships

Date/TimeWednesday, September 21, 12n-1pm ET

What tools are best for nonprofits that want to raise money and build awareness in partnership with businesses? In this informative and actionable webinar, Joe Waters suggests lays out the tech tools that make nonprofit and business collaborations easier and more successful.

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