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President’s Message | April 2019

Bravo to an extraordinarily successful 3rd annual Crystal Chair Awards Gala!!! With the support of our board members, administrator, emcee, keynote speaker, corporate and in-kind sponsors, members and guests, we had over 100 people in attendance at the DoubleTree Hotel in Campbell on April 23rd. It's no surprise that our three-time president and event planning extraordinaire, Maxine Goulding, created this gala idea. Maxine has flawlessly executed it over the last [...]

2019-05-05T20:53:52-07:00Apr 26, 2019|

President’s Message | March 2019

Spring has sprung and we are so excited! March brings many new successes and opportunities for our chapter, allowing us to grow and branch out in many new directions while staying rooted in our mission to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power. Earlier this month, I celebrated my birthday at the Kendra Scott jewelry store in Santana Row. It was a fun way to celebrate [...]

2019-03-26T13:23:08-07:00Mar 26, 2019|

7 Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face (and How to Overcome Them)

On paper, things have never looked better for female entrepreneurs. In fact, more than 11 million U.S. firms are now owned by women, employing nearly 9 million people and generating $1.7 trillion in sales, according to 2017 data from the National Association of Women Business Owners. But these numbers only tell part of the story. Women-owned firms are still in the minority, and the hurdles faced by women who have [...]

2019-03-26T13:23:04-07:00Mar 26, 2019|

Leadership Coaching

Janice Drescher, owner of Intentional Leaders, has over 25 years' experience as an executive leadership coach and trainer, empowering her clients to be authentic leaders who live their passion. Janice shows her clients how to build effective and profitable organizations that empower managers to achieve results through their teams. To learn more: http://www.intentionalleaders.com/leadership-development-services intentionalleaders.com

2019-03-26T13:23:37-07:00Mar 26, 2019|

ON-DEMAND COURSE: Technology 101 for New Business Owners

Are you setting up a home-based office and feel overwhelmed by the unlimited tools available to get your basic business technology in place? Are you concerned about staying within a budget? If the answer is "YES," this course is for you! Led by an expert in teaching workplace technology, Eugenia Lunden will show you the steps and tools you necessary to be functional. Learn the secrets of controlling your initial costs [...]

2019-03-26T13:24:02-07:00Mar 26, 2019|

President’s Message | February 2019

February is the month of love and passion, whether it's for the ones we hold dear to our hearts or for the pursuit of goals that make us excited for living a full life. My recent trip to Scottsdale, Arizona for the NAWBO Leadership Development Training (LDT) made me realize how passionate I am about NAWBO's mission and the importance of our sisterhood. NAWBO is driven to empower and propel [...]

2019-03-26T13:23:46-07:00Feb 22, 2019|

Generational Differences in the Workplace

Submitted by: Maxine Goulding, CSO - California Special Occasions Event Planner/Owner Understanding the differences in generations and the value they add will become a key competitive advantage in any organization. For business success, we will have to learn to shift our marketing,leadership styles and approach to recruiting to stay relevant in this new marketplace. Here's a quick overview of the five generations and key factors for each generation by birth [...]

2019-03-05T10:17:45-08:00Feb 22, 2019|

How will the business qualified income deduction affect your 2018 taxes?

Submitted by: Jennifer Dizon, CPA, Hood & Strong LLP Final IRS regulations on the qualified business income deduction are out. How will they affect your 2018 taxes? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes a generous deduction for smaller businesses that operate as pass-through entities, with income that is "passed through" to owners and taxed as individual income. The IRS has released final regulations and additional guidance for the [...]

2019-03-05T10:26:13-08:00Feb 21, 2019|

President’s Message | January 2019

Happy New Year 2019! It's an exciting time for New Year resolutions and goals. Whether it's for your personal or professional life, NAWBO is here to help you. With our Silicon Valley board's recent retreat, we are re-energized and re-invigorated to do more and be more as defined by our mission and goals for the remainder of our fiscal year ending in June 2019. First and foremost, however, we are [...]

2019-01-23T11:33:07-08:00Jan 23, 2019|

2019 New Meals and Entertainment Deduction Requirements

Submitted by: Jennifer Dizon, CPA, Hood & Strong LLP Before the The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) generally prohibited deductions for expenses related to entertainment, amusement or recreation (commonly referred to as entertainment expenses). It provided exceptions for entertainment expenses "directly related" to or "associated" with conducting business. The IRC further limited deductions for food and beverage expenses that satisfied one of the exceptions. [...]

2019-01-23T11:21:34-08:00Jan 23, 2019|