Rainmaking – Mid Year Accountability

By Monika Miles, Miles Consulting Group Welcome to July – just past the midpoint of 2017!  If you’re the kind of woman business owner who likes to pause and take stock of where your company is at a given time – this is a  good time of the year to  do it. Many of you know me as a state tax consultant.  But I recently expanded my business to include [...]

2017-08-07T12:30:42+00:00 Jul 17, 2017|

President’s Message – April 2017

Dear NAWBO Members and Friends, When I first became a member of NAWBO almost 13 years ago, I was a new business owner, looking for a place to meet with and learn from other entrepreneurs.  Looking back, I was probably hoping to find a mentor or two in the process.  I've certainly received more than I bargained for.  Over the years, I've received moral support, found wonderful service providers, made [...]

2017-05-01T22:39:52+00:00 Apr 13, 2017|

President’s Message – March 2017

Dear NAWBO Members and Friends, If you attended our Crystal Chair Awards Gala in February, I hope you enjoyed the elegance and camaraderie of this gala event to celebrate women business owners in Silicon Valley. The evening was the culmination of much planning, teamwork and dedication to excellence. Sounds a little bit like what we women business owners do every day in our businesses! It was about celebrating the history [...]

2017-05-01T10:43:14+00:00 Mar 5, 2017|

President’s Message – December 2016

Happy Holiday season to you and yours! This time of year always seems to be incredibly hectic!  We’re shopping for gifts, decorating our homes and attending many holiday parties.  Oh, and never mind that as women business owners we are also still running our businesses, trying to finalize year end projects, and sending out client gifts and cards. Our NAWBO board has been working very hard this year to deliver [...]

2017-05-01T10:47:11+00:00 Dec 1, 2016|

President’s Message – September 2016

Dear NAWBO-Silicon Valley Members & Friends, Our leadership group has asked me to serve another year, and I’m excited to do so. Thank you for the opportunity to lead this wonderful organization again in the upcoming year, which began on July 1. Thank you to outgoing Program Director, Beatrice Schultz for her fabulous service this year in creating our wonderful programs. And please help me in welcoming to the Board [...]

2017-05-01T10:43:26+00:00 Sep 1, 2016|

President’s Message – April 2016

Dear Members and Friends of NAWBO-SV, Much is happening in NAWBO National, NAWBO California and NAWBO Silicon Valley along with other Chapters. Last month several of our NAWBO-SV members participated in the Bizwomen: Mentoring Monday, hosted by the Silicon Valley Business Journal at Villa Regusa in Campbell. This event was the first of its kind and the beginning of an annual tradition that brings women together in a casual, fast-paced [...]

2017-05-01T11:11:15+00:00 Apr 16, 2016|

President’s Message – January 2016

Dear Members, Happy New Year! I hope this finds each of you reflecting on your successes of the year just passed and planning for the prosperity ahead in 2016. Yes, of course, the PLAN! As unique, independent and creative business owners, we all have our own ways to do that. We’ve been coached that the plan must be in writing, be manageable, include our vision, etc. And in the end, [...]

2017-05-01T10:43:31+00:00 Jan 15, 2016|

President’s Message – November 2015

Dear NAWBO-Silicon Valley, Yes, it’s here – Q4! Is it cliché to say that the years go by so much faster as we get older? Yes, it is, but yes they do! I’ll admit that I’m never fully ready to embrace Q4 yet, in early October, but by Halloween, I’m all in. And as Thanksgiving approaches, I really do take stock of what I’m thankful for. So, readers, you’ve missed [...]

2017-05-01T10:43:36+00:00 Nov 11, 2015|

President’s Message – September 2015

Dear NAWBO-Silicon Valley, As we turn the calendar to September, I can already smell autumn in the air.  When I take my morning walks, I feel a nip in the air and the smell of garlic wafting up from Gilroy.  It’s also that time of year when I have the “reality checks” with myself about my business. Summer is almost over, and we’ll soon be in the fourth quarter of [...]

2017-05-01T10:43:41+00:00 Sep 10, 2015|

President’s Message – August 2015

Dear NAWBO-Silicon Valley, As most of you know, July 1 begins the new fiscal year for NAWBO (both nationally and here in Silicon Valley).  It is the official passing of the baton from one board of directors to another; the start of the implementation of a new strategic plan, and a chance to evaluate.  The incoming board of directors for fiscal year 2015/2016 held its annual strategic planning retreat in [...]

2017-05-01T10:43:46+00:00 Jul 25, 2015|