Seven Big Bold Business Authors from Volumes 1 and 2 to Speak at
2016 NJAWBO Statewide Luncheon Conference and Expo
April 20, 2016 || 10:30am to 2:00pm
The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) encourages and supports business ownership by women. This annual conference offers a panel discussion on traditional (print and TV) and social media, round-table presentations, an inspirational keynote presentation, exhibitor area, and buffet lunch. Attendees will learn about building relationships, fostering referrals, and growing revenue, with the added bonus of networking with business owners from around the great state of New Jersey.
Montclair attorney, Bonnie Jerbasi, and two colleagues are launching Empower Your Evolution on April 19, 7-9 pm, at Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair, NJ 07042.
Empower Your Evolution (E.Y.E.) is a series of programs designed to help those who are seeking to achieve their dreams and live an authentic life.
To learn more, visit http://www.empowerurevolution.com/
Owner of Tiny Tots Therapy Inc.
Scotch Plains, NJ
and East Brunswick, NJ
“Turning a $3,000 Investment into a $3 Million-a-Year Business:
Not Easy But It Can Be Done”
Excerpt: The thought of starting a business can be overwhelming. So much to consider: the type of business, a business plan, where the funding will come from, and more. I was in this position once, and it was daunting. Then I took a step back and asked myself, what if it can be simpler than that? Could I take the plunge slowly, start small, and take it one step at a time? Would that, eventually, get me where I wanted to go?
Turns out, I could, and it can…
And in seven years, we’ve transformed our initial investment of $3,000 into a company that grosses more than $3 million a year, without any debt.
Read Marwa’s chapter in Big Bold Business Advice from U.S. Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success to learn more.
Vice President and COO
Nicholas Pools, Inc.
Toms River, NJ
“Employee Management: Know When to Hold Them and Know When to Fire Them”
Excerpt: Every business owner or manager eventually faces a critical moment when she must decide to keep a particular problem employee or replace that person. Everyone knows how difficult it is to find hardworking, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and loyal employees. Once you have found… and have invested time and money in training, it is not an easy task to let that individual go. However, there comes a time when a business owner or manager must decide: hold them or fire them?
Here’s what I’ve learned: the process is unpleasant for both you and them, and you must tread carefully with people’s feelings, but be firm…
Letting someone go also creates its own problems… Plan ahead, be prepared. Most of all, remember it is imperative that you follow your instinct and know when and how to keep employees or let them go.
Read Theodora’s chapter in Big Bold Business Advice from U.S. Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success to learn more.
The Big Bold Business Book Signing on January 21, 2016 was a huge success.
BBB Authors Gene Sower and Ivor Alleyne were charming, engaging, and very knowledgeable about their respective topics. Laurel Bernstein (a two-time BBB Author) did a wonderful job at facilitating the panel. With about 40 people braving the cold to join us at Watchung Booksellers, this event was one of the best-attended BBB Book Signings ever! Unfortunately, two of the authors scheduled to be on the panel couldn’t make it. But, we hope to reschedule them for a new date in the spring.
Shown here are Big Bold Business Authors Ivor Alleyne (left), Gene Sower (2nd from right), Laurel Bernstein (right), join Watchung Booksellers owner, Margot Sage-El (2nd from left), for a photo prior to beginning the BBB panel presentation. (Photo by Donna Thompson).