Think BIG: WEV’s Quarterly Conference Series and Expo gears up for 2008
To sell or not to sell: Is there a question?
Register now for the March 28th Think BIG Conference and Expo
This first event in the 2008 series will cover such topics as:
·Creative sales channels, partnerships & distribution strategies
·How to sell online
·Keeping your sales funnel full of prospects
·The dreaded cold call
·Greening your business
If you attended the 2007 series, then you know just how valuable spending one day each quarter focused on the growth and sustainability of your business can be. The 2007 series offered:
·Valuable tools to plan for seamless marketing in your business
·Media training, complete with on-camera interviews and feedback
·Tips for ensuring that you have a complete support team
·The voice of experience: identifying and implementing the right exit strategy
·Panel discussions of inspirational and successful women entrepreneurs
Did you miss out on the 2007 series? Not to worry, there is still time to take advantage of these amazing learning and connecting opportunities in 2008. Plus, WEV will be offering expo tables at each event in 2008. Click here for more information.
Join us for a WEV Alumni Gathering
Who? YOU! WEV Alumni includes: Self-Employment Training (SET) graduates, Small Business Loan Fund recipients, past W! Members and those who have been involved with and would like to give back to the community of business women WEV has created throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
What? WEV is developing W! into a new membership program with expanded services including the opportunity to establish mentoring for grads of SET/SSET. This meeting will be a good time to share your thoughts on WEV’s overall vision and the direction being taken to provide services for all phases of business: start-up, launch, grow and sustain.
When? February 7, 2008 at 6:00pm
Where? Direct Relief International, 27 S. La Patera Lane, Goleta, CA 93117. Map
Why? To identify lead alumni to help us engage WEV alumni throughout 2008. Do you need another incentive? Think of it like a reunion – forward this announcement to likeminded classmates who you haven’t seen in ages. Do you need ANOTHER incentive? There will be munchies!
Upcoming Self-Employment Training Course Beginning the second week of February
The SET course will be offered in the following locations:
·Spanish – Tuesdays, 6-9pm
·English – Wednesdays, 6-9pm
·English – Tuesdays, 6-9pm
·English – Wednesdays, 6-9pm
·Spanish – Thursdays, 6-9pm
·English – Mondays in Thousand Oaks, 6-9pm
·English – Wednesdays in Oxnard, 9am-12pm
·English – Wednesdays in Ventura, 6-9pm
·Spanish – Thursdays in Oxnard
Attendance of an orientation is required in order to enroll in the SET course. Click hereto sign up now!
W! is Growing Up…
Watch for upcoming changes to W!
Be ready for some great additional benefits and discounts.
Enroll now for the 2007 rate of $75, as the price will increase when the program is finalized!
Win Free Marketing Consulting for SET Grads:
A doctoral candidate at Pepperdine University is conducting research on the SET Program for her dissertation. She is looking for past SET graduates to interview for 20-30 minutes on their SET experience. As an incentive to participate, she is giving $5 Starbucks gift cards to each participant. Additionally, each participant can enter to win 2 hours of free Marketing Consultation services for their business. Interviews will be conducted through January 12th. Spaces are limited so sign up today. For more information, contact Veronica Guerrero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10-week Mastermind Group: Study Napoleon Hill’s perennially successful book “Think and Grow Rich” starting Tuesday, January 8th at 6:30 pm, at the Camarillo Center for Spiritual Living, 340 Mobile Avenue, Camarillo, California 93010.Facilitated by dynamic speaker, Ann Jovicin, MA, a LifeSuccess Consultant. Fee $95.00. To enroll, call 805-388-1541 or e-mail email@example.com.
Web Package Special:Basic 5-page site with logo for $499 (reg. $1,000). Contact Amy Mah of Phase 3 Enterprises at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-964-3235 x1 for more information.
Business for sale: The Tortoise and the Hair, located in Victoria Court, 1221 State St. #4 in Santa Barbara. The business was established in 1998 and is a children’s hair salon (plus accessories) but is not limited to children. There are 1.5 years left on the lease. Please call Eileen Rossman at 805-963-3393 or 805-705-6750.
Would you like to give back to WEV? Please join us at one of our From Vision to Venture events in Oxnard or Santa Barbara. These free, one-hour sessions will give you the opportunity to learn how you can help turn today’s women business owners into tomorrow’s business and community leaders. To RSVP, please call 805-965-6073.
Are you interested in seeing your products on display at the WEV offices in Santa Barbara? Envision your products in the display cases of WEV’s front office in Santa Barbara. Please contact Shana at email@example.com.
If you have an announcement for inclusion in the next WEV newsletter, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 965-6073.