WBN Members are Open for Business!

By | August 4th, 2020|WBN News|

The WBN promotes and inspires women in business to develop their brand and grow their careers. The success of our organization is paramount to our member volunteers and their commitment to dedicating a few hours a month on their committees. We are excited to see that many of our members' businesses are continuing to reopen [...]

Clarity in Business Branding

By | April 27th, 2018|Member Contributed|

By Loreto Cheyne Lola Design I believe business communication is really about getting your message   out understood and connecting you with the people that need you   To do that you need CLARITY. Clarity, I think, is the key to creating a great message.   I’d like to share 3 things to help you [...]

Member Spotlight – Kimberly Cheesman

By | September 4th, 2017|Member Contributed|

Kimberly Cheesman Business & Life Coach Rhapsody Strategies What makes you stand out? What makes your business unique? What are the core values that help drive you to succeed and why do you believe in what you do? You know you deserve the best out of this life — your one life. You know you’re [...]

What? You Aren’t Using LinkedIn

By | December 1st, 2016|Member Contributed|

Recently, I joined a networking group whose primary objective is to grow the members’ businesses. After the first meeting, I connected with each member on LinkedIn as is my habit after I first meet someone. Later, I reached out using LinkedIn to ask one of them a question related to his business. No response. At [...]

Entrepreneurial Witchcraft – Reaching for the Moon & the Alchemy of Ideas and Relationships

By | October 31st, 2016|Member Contributed|

When I have conversations with entrepreneurs who come to me to talk about intellectual property (IP), I often listen to them tell me about their amazing ideas and how they want to protect them. The hitch is that the legal system is really not designed to protect ideas. Instead, the whole premise behind having IP [...]

Tips For Reducing the Risk of Losses Due to Fraud

By | June 14th, 2016|Member Contributed|

Many organizations/businesses feel that due to their small size they are not susceptible to fraud. Unfortunately, this is not true. Even the smallest of organizations/businesses have been, and can be, targets of fraud. In fact, smaller organizations/businesses have disproportionately large losses from asset misappropriation, and are much less likely to recover from a fraud. This [...]

Why are Soft Skills so Important to your Professional Success?

By | May 19th, 2016|Member Contributed|

“Soft skills” are defined as personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.  Your “hard skills” refer to your technical skills and expertise required to do your job. To highlight the difference between “soft skills” and “hard skills," imagine the following scenario.  You are a company producing solar panels.  Your [...]

Tools That Help You Work From Home

By | April 25th, 2016|Member Contributed|

Working from home has become increasingly popular. Many organizations and small businesses have the opportunity to conduct their businesses from the comfort of their own homes or favorite coffee shop. This has been made easy with cloud technology and with an increase in a variety of software and applications. Virtual office spaces have evolved to [...]

Business Meeting Etiquette: 12 Tips Every Professional Needs to Know

By | April 13th, 2016|Member Contributed|

Whether you are Chairing a formal business meeting at your office or attending one as a participant - it puts you in front of your co-workers, colleagues, superiors or clients. In these situations, it is important that you demonstrate a strong professional presence and polished image in order to build credibility, trust and respect with [...]

10 Etiquette Tips to Shine at Your Office Holiday Party!

By | December 10th, 2015|Member Contributed|

'Tis the season to be jolly! However, being too "jolly" at an annual office holiday party could potentially impact your career. Remember that the annual office holiday party, though wrapped in a social context, is still a business function. How you behave will be observed and remembered by someone whose opinion can impact your job.  [...]

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