• Back to Reality—And to Exciting New Projects

    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 employees. Back to reality. But isn’t that the life of […]

  • It’s All About Relationships

    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 email to a mass database of contacts, though these […]

  • Equity and Parity For All

    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 change the entrepreneurial landscape and allowed women, for the very first […]

  • “Doing Good” Does More Than Make You Feel Good

    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.” According to a recent article in Time magazine, some of our world’s […]

  • Embracing Our Differences Because We’re Better Together

    When I think of the word “diversity,” so many things spring to mind—gender, age, race, national origin, religion, culture, social class, education, sexual orientation, physical abilities or attributes, and political beliefs. There are so many things that make each of us unique, and different from one another, but as author and businessman Stephen Covey once […]

  • NAWBO’s Advocacy for You – Raise Your Voice on NAWBO Issue Councils

    NAWBO National Issue Councils Accepting New Members We use the NAWBO National Issue Councils to highlight the depth and diversity of our members, like you. When we are able to couple your business expertise with NAWBO National’s long-standing reputation as a bipartisan organization of policy experts representing all women business owners, we are able to make positive […]

  • Prepare For Success

    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 opportunity for success, a fresh start, an unwritten chapter, a […]

  • “Stevie” Says It All

      It’s one thing to be proud of your organization and its work or share with the world all the positive contributions it makes. It’s quite another, though, to have a outside organization recognize it for its excellence—which is what happened when NAWBO National’s CEO Jen Earle and I attended the 2018 Stevie® Awards for […]

  • NAWBO Advocacy for You: Meals and Entertainment Tax Deduction

    NAWBO National has been hard at work advocating for you! In every advocacy meeting they’ve had since June, they mentioned the tax reform change regarding the meals and entertainment deduction. NAWBO National likes to think that they contributed to getting this done. Here is the guidance Here is the press release  

  • NAWBO National Bi-Partisan Endorsements

    Washington, D.C. —The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is announcing its endorsement of U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik in her bid for re-election in New York’s 21st District.    “From her family small business experience to her time in the U.S. House, Elise has demonstrated her keen understanding of the issues facing women and small business owners and […]

  • NAWBO National Hails U.S House Passage of SUCCESS Act

    Statistically, women, racial minorities, and low-income earners are underrepresented among inventors and patent holders.   The bi-partisan legislation sets out to understand and address the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the patent process and to identify best practices to close the gaps in patent rates for women and other underrepresented groups.