Thursday, September 26, 2013

Exploring Entreprenership : Start Your Own Business - Ginny Wholley

Ginny Wholley(Business Consultant and Trainer at Bizminga), from the Center for Women and Enterprise(CWE), walked WIN participants through the process of starting a business. Her recommended start-up steps included the following:

1. Evaluate and develop your business idea

2. Choose a legal structure

3. Choose a name and branding strategy

4. Determine financing needs

5. Obtain an Employer Identification Number

6. Find a location (if possible)

7. File for licenses and permits

8. Get insurance

9. Set up tax reporting and accounting

10. Build teams

One has to make an honest appraisal of one’s skills, determine if the business idea is viable and make a business plan. 

Throughout the presentation, valuable tips and excellent resources were shared. Our thanks to Ginny Wholley. 

For further information about the CWE, visit their website:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Exploring Entrepreneurship - Workshop on Sept 25, 6:30-8 PM

Interested in starting your own business? Would you like to get some tips from a pro? Ivete Olmeda of the Center for Women and Enterprise, Worcester, will help you explore the possibilities of starting your own business. You can learn about the risks and rewards of starting up your own business; discuss your specific business ideas and needs with a program manager; hear success stories of women who have worked with CWE and are now thriving in the business world. 

Please register for the workshop by clicking here.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Alex Bering mesmerizes WIN members

Alex Bering, author, coach, and speaker from the Carnegie Training Institute, kept the WIN participants engaged for an hour and a half with stimulating exercises and his insightful commentary. He encouraged everyone to get out of their comfort zone and talk to strangers; stand up in front of an audience and deliver an "elevator speech"; and practice a firm handshake. He quoted Tony Alessandra's Platinum rule, "Treat others they want to be treated." An effective communicator will be able to assess how the person s/he interacts with would like to be treated and treat them accordingly. 

A very inspiring and enjoyable presentation!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Alex (The Y Guy) Bering (Dale Carnegie Training Co.) presents...

Alex Bering is an author, speaker and coach for the Dale Carnegie Training Company. He provides Consulting, Training and Coaching in 6 key areas: Leadership Development, Sales Effectiveness, Presentation Effectiveness, Team Member Engagement, and Eliminating stress/fear/anxiety by mastering your thoughts and emotions. On Wed, September 11, he will present at the Shrewsbury Library. In this workshop, you'll gain dexterity and grace in dealing with new or trying situations; recognize how you come across to others; become conscious of body language; give and receive criticism constructively; and present yourself as powerful - not intimidating. 

To sign up for this workshop, please click here, Workshop REgistration