Marintrepreneurs — guest speaker Heather Picard: 8 STEPS TO MASTER YOUR CASH FLOW So You Can Relax & Grow Your Business.
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Marintrepreneurs — guest speaker Heather Picard: 8 STEPS TO MASTER YOUR CASH FLOW So You Can Relax & Grow Your Business.

Special Guest Speaker June 26: Heather Picard - 8 STEPS TO MASTER YOUR CASH FLOW So You Can Relax & Grow Your Business.

AN INTERACTIVE TALK WITH CASH FLOW COACH, HEATHER PICARD, 6-7pm (the regular entrepreneur support group will continue until 7:30).

- Is having enough cash in the bank a constant struggle?

- Do you worry how you’re going to pay your bills on time?

- Do you pay everyone else first and wind up with little for yourself?

- Do you wish you understood your finances so you could grow your business?

Join Heather to learn how to:

-USE A CASH FLOW REPORT TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY

-GET PAID SOONER FROM CUSTOMERS

-PAY YOURSELF REGULARLY

-CREATE A CASH SAFETY NET

Heather Picard is a Cash Flow Coach who is committed to helping small business owners transform their relationship to money so that they can free up their cash flow, grow their companies and follow their dreams. She is also co-owner and CFO of Equinox Landscape an award-winning sustainable landscape company in Sonoma and Marin County. She uses her financial expertise and astute coaching skills to help her clients navigate the details of small business finance, run a strong organization and ultimately create the life they’ve always wanted. She can be found at coach@heatherpicard.com, or fueling her passion on the dance floor.

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LUNCH & LEARN: The Joy Solution for Success, with Nicola Walker
Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: The Joy Solution for Success, with Nicola Walker

Would you love to feel more joy in your work day, no matter what is going on?

Discover how choosing joy helps you to free yourself from pressure, stress
and your go-to energy drains. Keep your joy alive to achieve the best kind of
success - loving all of your life.

Join us for an uplifting presentation where you will learn:

  • The secret to finding joy no matter what you’re going through
  • Three steps to free yourself of fears, stress and self judgment
  • How to unlock your key to freedom and greater flow in your day

You will walk away with clarity on how you can create a more enjoyable and
productive work day, with increased courage to choose what you want rather
than what you think you have to put up with.

BIO
Nicola Walker has been an inner freedom coach and hypnotherapist for nearly 20
years. She is the author of the upcoming book, Joy in the Middle of the Mess: An
Evolutionary Quest From Self Doubt to Success. She is also the creator of a
methodology for both intuitive decision-making and clarity with challenges.
Nicola works with entrepreneurs and leaders who want to deepen their confidence to
achieve what they want, while exploring solutions to the pressures and stresses of
success. She guides her clients to free themselves of fears and restricting patterns so
they can experience more ease and joy in their life and work.

CONTACT
Nicola@nicolawalkercoaching.com
415-342-7088
https://nicolawalkercoaching.com/

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NAWBO Connects Marin  — Build Your Business Using LinkedIn
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

NAWBO Connects Marin — Build Your Business Using LinkedIn

SPECIAL EVENT: Build Your Business Using LinkedIn through Networking, Branding and Lead Generation

A 3-hour Interactive • Hands On • Get it Done • Workshop to Power Up Your LinkedIn

Join Angela Dunz, Bay Area LinkedIn Expert and Consultant, for this interactive workshop where you’ll learn:

• How to strengthen your LinkedIn profile to attract your right clients

• Simple time saving habits and smart strategies to build yourbusiness using LinkedIn

• The best Lead generation practices

• And, so much more

BRING YOUR LAPTOP, questions, and an open mind! Coffee will be provided. Feel free to bring your own water bottles.

Advance Registration Required | Limited Seating

Angela Dunz has been a LinkedIn Consultant and Lead Generation Strategist for 5+ years. As a former Marketing Director, MBA grad and entrepreneur herself, she has a keen sense of how LinkedIn can build your business with online Networking, Branding, and Lead Generation. She has written curricula for Entrepreneurs and Job Seekers at the Renaissance Center, YWCA and Marin Professionals. She has been a teacher, mentor, coach, and curricula designer on 4 continents.

Hosted by NAWBO CONNECTS MARIN (National Association of Women Business Owners) and the NAWBO San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Feel free to invite your business partners to join you for this informative event.

Venture Pad members: $35.  General Public $45.

Any questions – please call one of the co-facilitators:

Shelley Golden | 415. 300. 5898

Kathleen Mulligan | 707.764. 6649

Carol Benson | 707. 322. 1983

For more info and for TICKETS, go directly to the Eventbrite.

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LUNCH & LEARN — Turning Good Ideas into Effective Action
Jun
7
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN — Turning Good Ideas into Effective Action

 Change Your Conversations: The Keys to Creating Breakthroughs in Personal
and Team Performance


In many companies, whether one person or many, important work sits undone,
critical priorities keep stalling, and emerging opportunities fall by the wayside.
Poorly crafted conversations about commitments are usually the culprits (both
inside your own head and with others). In this session you will learn the 4 keys to
generative conversations and the 5 qualities of well-made commitments that stoke
passion, turn disorganization into coordination and good ideas into effective action.
You choose the conversation you are in. You will learn how to spot and transform
habitual mindsets that keep you in limiting conversations. You’ll explore how to
shift an upcoming pivotal conversation to create more connection as you accelerate
the right actions.

There will be time for Q & A to apply this to your own challenges and opportunities.

Karen Wilhelm Buckley, Communicore, is an Executive Coach and Consultant to
leaders and their organizations. Her clients develop wise leadership – the skills,
strategies and presence to cultivate committed performance and effectively drive
extraordinary results. Karen partners with leaders’ to strengthen their contribution
from the inside out so that they lead authentically, inspire purpose-driven business
and manage teams and people for extraordinary results.

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Money Conversation Cafe — with Susan Shloss
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Money Conversation Cafe — with Susan Shloss

If money were no object, what would your life look like?
If you could talk to money, what would you say?
When you think about money, how do you feel?


Questions like these pave the way to transformation in your relationship with money, leading you to the abundant life you are meant to live.

Join Susan for this free monthly event that brings together community in a safe, confidential space to talk about the "taboo" topic of money. 

For more info or to RSVP, click here.

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LUNCH&LEARN: Double Your Monthly Revenue — Mastering the Enrollment Conversation
May
17
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH&LEARN: Double Your Monthly Revenue — Mastering the Enrollment Conversation

Double Your Monthly Revenue By Mastering The Enrollment Conversation with Howard Sambol

What would change for you if you doubled or even tripled your monthly revenue?

The vast majority of service oriented providers do not generate the income they want because they haven’t mastered Enrollment.

Enrollment (commonly referred to as sales), is the ability to facilitate an empowering conversation that allows someone to clarify what they truly want and make a commitment to getting it by partnering with you.

Enrollment is a learnable skill but one that is often lacking for most business professionals.

Howard will share the 5 keys that will allow you to double the revenue in your business by mastering the enrollment conversation. If you have a service oriented business, this event is not to be missed!

Benefits from Attending — You will Learn How To:
• Take the guesswork out of your sales process by using a proven system
• Speak directly to your prospect’s subconscious, the part that makes the buying decision
• Elicit a commitment from your prospects while eliminating all “convincing”
• Eliminate your fears and doubts about closing the sale by shifting your mindset
• Use a leveraged business model to ensure profitability in your business

$10 at the door.

To read more or to RSVP, click here!

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Messaging to Move Your Audience — by EFC West
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

Messaging to Move Your Audience — by EFC West

IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS!

Session 3: Messaging to Move Your Audience

Learn techniques to develop a strong and persuasive message, framed for your audience. Build on the storytelling techniques from Session One to create a message that will motivate your target audience.

Whether you are in nonprofit, government or business, this program will help you to improve communications and drive impact.

To purchase tickets, click here!

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LUNCH & LEARN: Career Roadmapping with Wendy Saccuzzo
May
3
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: Career Roadmapping with Wendy Saccuzzo

It’s rare that we take time to think about our accomplishments and our goals for our career. By creating a roadmap for your career, you’ll be able to more easily verbalize your strengths, skills, and interests in order to find more career satisfaction during all the twists and turns life takes us through. You may be in job search mode, or at the peak of your career- both are great times to re-assess where you’re at and how you’ll get to the next step in your career.

Topics covered in the workshop will include:

  • identifying themes in your career

  • identifying transferable skills and how they relate to what you'll do next

  • identifying your values and how they fit with your career

  • how to conduct informational interviews (aka coffee chats- much less formal and more comfortable!) so you can identify what the next step in your career looks like

After this workshop, you'll walk away with an action plan tailored to your career goals, plus strategies for how to implement it. You’ll feel proactive, more confident, and more prepared for that next career conversation or opportunity that comes your way.

$10 at the door.

About Wendy:

Wendy is a career strategist and workshop facilitator with expertise in career transition in tech. She is in private practice in San Francisco, and she has helped thousands of people navigate their job search and career transitions. In previous career roles, she’s been in tech sales and customer success, she’s worked in a recruiting capacity to help build engineering teams in early stage startup companies and managed a team of coaches and a career services program at a coding bootcamp for women. She loves helping connect people to resources to make good things happen in their careers. You can learn more about Wendy at www.aboutworkstuff.com.

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LUNCH&LEARN: Presence and Connection — The Keys to Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety
Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH&LEARN: Presence and Connection — The Keys to Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

Do you feel confident when you are called upon to speak? If you get anxious about speaking up at meetings, delivering a project report, presenting to investors, promoting your business, or delivering a presentation, then this workshop is for you.

In this experiential session you will learn a 7-Step Guide that dissolves speaking anxiety. Unlike traditional speaking trainings focused on performance techniques, the Essential Speaking approach teaches you mindfulness practices that connect you to a strong inner presence. Then, what you say will have more impact.

You will learn how:
 Presence grounds and centers you in the moment
 Connection engages you with your listeners
 Authenticity leads you to your core strengths

Doreen Hamilton Ph.D., is a Psychologist, Founder of Essential Speaking, and Training Director of Speaking Circles® International, an organization dedicated to helping people overcome public speaking fears. Her book, Essential Speaking: The 7-Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice, is based on her discovery that being comfortable with who you are, your Essential Self, is the secret to relaxed and confident public speaking. In addition to private coaching sessions, Doreen now teaches Fearless Speaking workshops, leads Speaking Circles®, and trains Facilitators around the world.

Website: https://www.EssentialSpeaking.com

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VentureJam! Bluesy rock, rocky blues & BYOB Potluck!
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

VentureJam! Bluesy rock, rocky blues & BYOB Potluck!

This Friday evening we'll be having a music jam at VenturePad and you are invited!

This is a BYOB Potluck, please bring an appetizer and drink to share. 

You are welcome to bring a significant other or friend. 

The music is mostly bluesy rock and rocky blues. ''You guys are surprisingly good'' is the general feedback we get.

Potluck and band set-up is from 7 to 8, music at 8 til 10-ish, but food and drink do stay out until it's time to wrap up and go home.

Happy hour will happen as usual as well, at around 5:30 if you can last that long at the end of the week.

This Friday is also the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, which happens on the 2nd Friday of every month, where you can tour many of the artist studios at ArtWorks Galleries on 1337 4th St. A few other nearby businesses participate in the ArtWalk, allowing the ''artwalkers'' into their businesses to see the art on display. VenturePad is one of these additional participating venues for the ArtWalk.

We hope to see you this Friday evening for some food and fun jams!

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CleanTech Summit at VenturePad!
Apr
6
8:00 AM08:00

CleanTech Summit at VenturePad!

Enabling Technologies for Marin’s New Clean Economy

This half day gathering of leaders in business and agencies, cleantech executives, and new economy activists in Marin, seeks to:

  • Promote, inform, inspire and activate business and cleantech leaders to propel a clean economy in Marin
  • Gather clean technology’s most influential leaders  in the Bay Area – corporate executives, start-up and growth company CEOs, investors, government agencies, and other players – from across all areas of resource innovation.
  • Get updates and align business activities and strategies with the County (Project Drawdown) and city climate action plans.
  • Update and engage business leaders and opinion makers on current news and look out at a short term forecast for the next 5 years in renewable energy, electrified transportation, smart buildings, micro grids and infrastructure.
  • ID and promote top opportunities for business to adopt and drive clean high ROI technologies and improve their competitive and market positions
  • Learn about and showcase local and regional innovators who can have major impacts and transform how we use energy, manage water and waste.
  • Offer a local, positive alternative to the negative divisiveness of the Trump Administration.

The Experience

Our Summit builds upon the successful model of last October’s Sustainable Enterprise Conference, where 300 business and community leaders and activists gathered for a day of learning, networking, deals, inspiration and activation.   In this CleanTech Summit, we give you a glimpse of the future, get you out of your everyday silos, provide a different perspective, connect disparate entities and individuals with each other, and help you find relevant innovations that are adjacent or altogether different industrial and technology areas.

Schedule: Friday, April 6, 2018, 8am-1pm

  • 8a-9a: Sponsor showcase exhibition, networking, continental breakfast
  • 9a-12 Keynotes, up and coming companies and tech to watch, executive panels; Interactive breakout tracks on solutions, sectors, workshops; Networking breaks
  • 12p-1p: Lunch, keynote speaker

To read more, click here!

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Launch Your Millennial Workshop!
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Launch Your Millennial Workshop!

Come to "Launch Your Millennial!" Learn how you can lead your Millennial, age 18 to 30, into job success.

Led by award-winning Employment Advisor Mary Ann Maggiore. Both Parents & Millennials welcome.

Wine, soft drinks, and appetizers will be served. $20 for one person, $25 for two people.

To register, click here, or contact Mary Ann at 415-577-6627 or maggiore@five4five.org

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LUNCH & LEARN: Rewiring Your Brain For Success
Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: Rewiring Your Brain For Success

Rewiring Your Brain for Success


This talk is an eye-opening look at the latest research on how our brains conform to the messages we give it. When we optimize those messages, our brains will literally rewire themselves again to create new, positive self-images of who we want to be. Understanding this opens doors to create more success in our health, personal relationships and in our businesses. It's not magic...it's science!

After working in hospital administration for twenty years, Steven Campbell (StevenRCampbell.com) acquired his Masters at the University of San Francisco and went on to pursue his greatest love… teaching. As both a University Professor and Educational Dean in Northern California for another 20 years, he now shares the latest research on how our brains conform to the messages we give it. Understanding this opens doors to create more success in our health, personal relationships and in our businesses.

As a member of the adjunct faculty, Steven teaches his psychology class, Your Amazing Mind: Rewiring Your Brain for Success, at Sonoma State University. Steven also writes a column for The Community Voice Magazine and is the author of Making Your Mind Magnificent – Flourishing at Any Age.

Free for coworking members, $10 for the public. RSVP here!

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Valentine’s Wine & Appetizer Chamber Mixer at VenturePad!
Feb
14
5:00 PM17:00

Valentine’s Wine & Appetizer Chamber Mixer at VenturePad!

Warm up at the Chamber Valentine's Mixer before your dinner date!

Complimentary admission for Chamber Members!

We will have special Valentine’s Day decorations, wine and appetizers, gift drawings for wine, gourmet food and restaurant certificates. We will also have some of our #YesWeCode graduates who are available to discuss chamber members’ needs for website and digital marketing work. These are smart, motivated young grads from underserved Marin communities who trained in the latest languages and tools for front and back end website and app development. 

We will also showcase VenturePad members who have local professional services and business products that serve SR businesses, like marketing and coaching, technical and product development, contracting and architecture. 

So come join us for a fun, productive evening that showcases local services and connections to improve your business.  And if it’s a Valentine’s Date Night for you and your honey, then join us and warm up with drinks and appetizers before your dinner date.  

RSVP HERE

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Lunch&Learn: Guerrilla Publicity — Boost Your Brand's Visibility & Your Profits
Feb
1
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch&Learn: Guerrilla Publicity — Boost Your Brand's Visibility & Your Profits

If you want to be the #1 influencer in your industry, you’ve got to get bigger media visibility. Based on her international bestseller, Guerrilla Publicity, Jill shares simple strategies to help you go from unknown to newsworthy.

Sharing her proven secrets to understanding what the media wants, Jill provides you with short-term, doable tactics that boost visibility for you and your brand. Jill Lublin’s expertise will drive prospects to your door and profits to your pockets!

Please click here to RSVP.

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Memory Fun 101 for Marintrepreneurs
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Memory Fun 101 for Marintrepreneurs

Memory Fun 101

Memory is absolutely fundamental to learning, so improving one’s memory has a profound positive impact on one’s career and personal life.  In this fun and entertaining presentation, U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos, will teach attendees the basics of memory improvement.  

Attendees will learn a number of memory boosting methods that will exercise their imagination and awaken their creativity.  Participants will be shown how to utilize both sides of their brain in order to make information stick and become unforgettable.  Attendees will participate in enjoyable exercises and will actually be able to feel their memory ability improving throughout the presentation. 

Everyone will leave this interactive session with sharper minds and a solid foundation in exercises and techniques that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. 

45 minutes including Q&A. Then the regular Marintrepreneurs Peer Advisory Support group until 7:30. 

TO ATTEND, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

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Brules Breakers - with Carol and Paul Benson
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Brules Breakers - with Carol and Paul Benson

The “Brules” are bullsh#t rules as coined by Vishen Lakhiani in his book, “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” (2016, Rodale Wellness, Inc.).

You might think of them as the “shoulds.” any reason why you’re not achieving your goals or living the life you want. And the Brules may also be underneath the reason why 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February 1st !

Hmmm…wondering about that!??

Come playfully learn and connect with us and the tribe on Tuesday, January 23 rd , 6:00-8:00pm, as we explore any “Brule” you want to uncover. Here’s what to bring:

1. One-to- two New Year’s resolutions that you keep adding to your list every year to “rinse and repeat.”
2. Your top two items on the “What I really want in 2018” list.
3. The one thing you want differently in your life right now

$10 advance tickets ($20 at the door!) can be purchased here https://brulesbreakers.safechkout.net/

You can also RSVP here, but tickets need to be purchased.

• What to bring
1. One-to- two New Year’s resolutions that you keep adding to your list every year to “rinse and repeat.”
2. Your top two items on the “What I really want in 2018” list.
3. The one thing you want differently in your life right now

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Lunch & Learn: Communication—Deal Maker or Deal Breaker?
Jan
11
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Learn: Communication—Deal Maker or Deal Breaker?

How is your communication helping and impeding you in reaching your goals?


In this highly-interactive self-exploration dive we’ll explore the surprising ways communications play a part in our business and personal lives and how you can improve your communications to get the results you want.

Come roll up your sleeves and get ready for some fun and valuable role play and Q&A! Be prepared for anonymous, constructive feedback. You are guaranteed to walk away with new insights, tools, and perhaps some positive behavioral changes.

Presented by Leslie Sheridan

Leslie is an expert in landing complex, big-ticket ($250K+,) multi-stakeholder deals into the Fortune1500/Global 2000 market 22-year entrepreneur and consultant in marketing, sales, and human resources. With 27+ year B2B business development executive at the top of every sales team, she is a validated hunter, sales rainmaker, and marketing wizard. She is the recipient of Special Achievement Award at IBM for contribution and commitment to turning around the failed launch of a 1000-person IBM startup, and landing $14 million in one year. TheAddedEdge.com (http://www.theaddededge.com)

$10 at the door to help keep the great talks coming.Free for VenturePad coworking members.

Click HERE to RSVP and hold your spot.

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Marintrepreneurs Peer Advisory Group - NEXT MEETING JAN 9, 2018!
Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

Marintrepreneurs Peer Advisory Group - NEXT MEETING JAN 9, 2018!

entrepreneur support groupMeets TWICE per month, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.
This is a peer SUPPORT group for entrepreneurs to get and give advice.
We will:
1) Practice investor and customer pitches and get feedback
2) Flush out business models and product models
3) Bounce ideas off of each other
3) Brainstorm ideas and solutions together
4) Tap into a collective network for people, funding and resource ideas
5) Offer and ask for help

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Mindvalley Bay Area: Become Limitless in 2018
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Mindvalley Bay Area: Become Limitless in 2018

What would it take for you to become limitless in your life and business? 
Learn how to be fear-proof.

Become limitless this December 21st in San Rafael.

Launch event for Mindvalley Bay Area! Buy your advance sale ticket now! https://becominglimitless.securechkout.com/

-Find out how to live a life of rapid growth that includes your
highest expectations, compassionate values and much, much
more.

-Learn the 4 levels on how you can become extraordinary by
practicing consciousness engineering.

-Discover how you can rewrite and upgrade your systems for
living.

-Discover the secret sauce for Becoming Limitless in all of your
life.

And remember to invite your most brilliant friends to join in for an
evening of connection, community and rapid growth opportunities!
https://becominglimitless.securechkout.com/

Advance ticket of $10 https://becominglimitless.securechkout.com/
$20 at door

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Lunch & Learn: Market Research for New Products and Services
Nov
30
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Learn: Market Research for New Products and Services

Cost effective tips and tools for proving your sales model.

This info packed workshop will help entrepreneurs launching a new venture or new products do cost effective market analysis prior to, during and after launches.

Participants will learn how to:

• ID the best target customer segments

• Define your value proposition—including most valued features and functions—and optimal pricing to maximize revenues

• Flush out your sales strategy, including where your target prospects in your category go for information and to buy

This pre-launch market intelligence can then be used to tune product and service features and pricing, prove or disprove marketing assumptions, build objective test results into the business plan, and present credible research to investors and partners.

Presented by Chris Yalonis

For more info, or to RSVP, click here.

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Lunch & Learn: Turn 80% of Your Prospects into Great, New Clients
Nov
16
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Learn: Turn 80% of Your Prospects into Great, New Clients

Many small business owners that provide one-on-one services to their clients—freelancers, consultants, advisors, coaches—think that to grow their client base they need more leads. But getting more clients—and great ones—requires more than just getting leads. You need a sales strategy.

In this workshop, Joanna will teach you how to craft a sales strategy for your business to get more great clients. We’ll break down the steps of an effective “sales pipeline” for a one-on-one service business, including a key piece of the sales process: the consultation.

If you are a freelancer, consultant, advisor, or coach and you’re not converting at least 80% of your prospects into new clients, then this workshop is for you.

Presented by Joanna Sapir

For more info and to RSVP, click here.

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Lunch & Learn: Podcasting for Non-Techies — NOTE SPECIAL TIME!
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Lunch & Learn: Podcasting for Non-Techies — NOTE SPECIAL TIME!

A step by step guide to getting your podcast out of your mind and into the earbuds of the world.

This brass tacks, no frills, survey of microphones, remote interviews, recording, editing and hosting, is designed to get you on iTunes and beyond with minimal hassle.

In a friendly, plain-language seminar setting you will explore:

• strategies

• monetization notions

• getting guests

• …and more!

Presented by Daedalus Howell

For more info and to RSVP, click here.

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