Great Storytelling Starts with a Great Story

The May NAWBO-SV event was about storytelling. We all know how important storytelling is to build a connection with your clients and potential customers. We hear it over and over again from marketing experts. But the biggest roadblock for many of us is that we don’t’ think we have a story to tell that is compelling or will resonate with our target audience. Our presenter, Stephanie Nivinskus, CEO, Sizzle Force [...]

2017-05-01T10:41:13-07:00Jun 20, 2015|

Business Owners: The Clock is Ticking — Mandatory Sick Pay Leave Starts July 1, 2015

Submitted by Judy Pearce, HR Results  Be on guard for mandatory sick leave pay! Even if you have just one employee, you need to comply with this radical change in California employment law. The Basics: Virtually every small business owner must participate by giving all employees (including part-timers and temps) three days or 24 hours of paid sick pay per year.  There is also a mandatory poster that should have [...]

2017-05-01T10:51:00-07:00May 13, 2015|

Good Health is Profitable

By Robin Nielsen, NC BCHN® http://www.togrowyoung.com “There is nothing touchy-feely about increased profits.” Arianna Huffington It’s dollars and cents vs. health and happiness. They both go together because having healthier happier employees = increased profits. The statistics are overwhelming. Reducing stress is key to productivity and retention. Happy people generate positive energy.  And healthier employees, and those who feel their company is investing in their health, are likely to be [...]

2017-05-01T11:23:24-07:00Mar 14, 2015|

Technology Trends in the News

Adrienne Wong, TeamLogic IT of Mountain View In 2015, it’s all about keeping your technology close and your business operations closer.  Take-with-you software, security and gadgets that help you efficiently and effectively grow your business from anywhere – while protecting what you already have -are the name of the game this year.  If you are looking to take the next big step with your small business, consider the following hot [...]

2017-05-01T11:22:06-07:00Feb 10, 2015|

SUCCESS and [A Word to Get Rid of Forever]

Submitted by: Hilary Hendershott, Family Wealth Consulting Group I’ve been thinking about NAWBO and what it is to be a business owner. I’ve been thinking about the big concepts like success and then, because my brain works the way it does, I think about its opposite. There’s a word called failure. I think about this word as I watch my cat in the backyard. He is a hunter. He eyes [...]

2017-05-01T21:30:09-07:00Jul 22, 2014|

Secure Your Financial Information While You Vacation

Submitted by: Rashida Lilani, CFP®, CMFC®, Lilani Wealth Management Planning a getaway for some rest and relaxation? Before you can embark, one of the “to do” items on your list should be ensuring that your financial information is safeguarded during your travels. Taking precautions and preparing for the unforeseeable may not seem as important as packing sun block or that bathing suit, but will seem like a brilliant idea in [...]

2017-05-01T21:31:16-07:00Jul 20, 2014|

Small Business Saturday 2013

On November 19, 2013 Jennifer Dizon, representing NAWBO Silicon Valley, and their affiliates, Small Business Saturday Coalition 2013 and Women Impacting Public Policy accepted a proclamation from the City of San Jose for Small Business Saturday, November 30, 2013. President Elect Theresa Oatman and Corporate Partner Director Maxine Goulding were also in attendance along with several local City of San Jose small business leaders and representatives. Click here to see a video [...]

2017-05-01T09:57:10-07:00Nov 19, 2013|