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 [...]

2019-03-05T10:17:45-07:00Feb 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 [...]

2019-03-05T10:26:13-07:00Feb 21, 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. [...]

2019-01-23T11:21:34-07:00Jan 23, 2019|

Use Social Media to Build Credibility for a Small Business

by Roberta Kiphuth, President, Detati Digital Marketing For many businesses, social media is challenging. Finding the time to create content and to manage social networks can be overwhelming. As a small business, social media should be solely focused on building credibility and providing value. People need to like you and trust you before choosing to work with you. Here are the three ways to start: 1. Have True and Consistent [...]

2019-01-23T11:26:45-07:00Jan 23, 2019|

Is Your Website Ready for 2019?

Your Small Business Website Should Work as Hard as You Do. Create a marketing tool that generates more leads so you can make more sales in 2019. There are lots of designers, freelancers and online job shops that offer cheap – and ineffective – website development.  Unfortunately, they don't take the time to understand your business goals, but view your site as a "project". Detati Digital Marketing has a team [...]

2018-12-21T12:02:51-07:00Dec 11, 2018|

Join NAWBO-SV and get access to Launchwise 100

Any new members who join NAWBO Silicon Valley by December 31st,  will receive complimentary access to the Launchwise 100:   100 steps to launching a product, brand or business digital course ($599 value), which will begin in January! This 100-day training will kick off your year with daily email content, videos, periodic group calls and a 1-on-1 strategy session. For more information, check out: https://www.launchwise.co/launchwise-100/ About the company: Launchwise is a Marketing and Strategy [...]

2018-12-11T21:45:23-07:00Dec 11, 2018|

ALOM Opens Amsterdam Office to Expand Presence in Europe

"Our expanded European presence in Amsterdam benefits our customers by creating technology-driven efficiencies for delivery to suppliers and end-users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, improving service and quality, and reducing costs." – ALOM President/CEO and NAWBO Member, Hannah Kain ALOM, a global leader in supply chain management, has announced the opening of its European headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ALOM has been doing business in Europe and servicing [...]

2018-09-24T11:35:54-07:00Sep 18, 2018|

President’s Message | Webinar Announcement

For the first time NAWBO Silicon Valley will hold a 6-week webinar for not only our members, but it is also open to non-members. Below are the details and a link to sign up. BTW…our Early Bird is extended to May 29th at $75 for five webinars and 6 coaching sessions for a total of 11 sessions. Are these challenges familiar? Finding your ideal customers – Building a pipeline – [...]

2018-08-20T14:57:38-07:00May 21, 2018|