Courage is faith in our convictions that there is more out there; there is a better way and we have the power to make it happen. It’s not being afraid to abandon the orthodox way of doing things and leave the comfort of the known...

If you want to build a seriously great brand, start on the inside of your business and work your way out. Cultivate a positive, vibrant culture around your brand—because if you can’t convince employees and contractors to be your greatest brand ambassadors, who can you...

“I’m up to my eyeballs.” “I’m exhausted.” “I feel like I have to do everything myself.” Have you ever uttered these sentiments? Or something similar? The life of a woman business owner can be hectic and overwhelming at times, whether you are a solopreneur working out...

I came back into my office today on a high after spending the last four days with my NAWBO sisters at our National board meeting, chapter president onboarding and Advocacy Day events, and waiting for me was a resignation letter from one of my key...

When it comes to business success, the key is winning and keeping customers. And the key to winning and keeping customers is—and has always been—relationships. I’m not talking about the connections formed through sharing a photo with hundreds of friends on social media or sending an...

Equity and parity—fairness of treatment and equal opportunities and representation—took center stage for women business owners just over 30 years ago when the Women’s Business Ownership Act, H.R. 5050, was passed to further the success and impact of women entrepreneurs. It recognized how women could...

There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”...

There’s something so exciting about the start of a new year. For a business owner, there’s no time quite like it to reflect on how far you’ve come already and where you want to go in the 365 days that lie ahead. It’s a new...

Your voice has been heard! Announcement from our national VP External Affairs, Joy Lutes: IRS issues guidance on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes on business expense deductions for meals, entertainment HUGE Thank you to Kathy Kildow Warnick, Sandra Clitter, Michele Schina and all NAWBO members who brought...

When I saw that the September issue of NAWBO ONE was about certification—a topic very close to my entrepreneurial heart—you can imagine my excitement. I’ve spent years working on different sides of the government contracting arena where certification is key, first in a federal practice of a large...

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