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Reboot + Reframe: How a Freak Brain Aneurysm Flipped my Entrepreneurial Switch

September 24, 2013
5:30 pm
- 8:30 pm

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Speaker: Maria Ross, consultant, author and speaker, creator of Red Slice

Shortly after moving to a new city and starting her own business, Maria Ross was struck down with a brain aneurysm and hemorrhage at the age of 35. Doctors dubbed her recovery “miraculous” — and after several healing months, she re-booted her brain and kick-started Red Slice, her branding and marketing consultancy, back into high gear. She’s now got two books under her belt and her business is thriving. But how did she make such a comeback? And what lessons can you apply to your own business, brand and life?

Helping clients re-position their companies through irresistible stories and messaging, Maria learned that the strategies that healed her body and soul were equally applicable to business, branding and entrepreneurship. Come hear Maria’s inspirational— and humorous — journey back to strength and success, and get inspired by her hard-won insights into work/life balance, company branding, business moxie and personal growth.

EARLY BIRD Registration: Before 5:00 p.m. Friday, 9/20 $40 members & guest of NAWBO-SV member/$60 general registration
AFTER 5:00 p.m. Friday, 9/20
$50 members & guest of NAWBO-SV member/$75 general registration

Full Buffet dinner will be served.


Maria Ross is a consultant, author and speaker who believes cash flow and creativity are not mutually exclusive. As chief brand strategist and creator of Red Slice, she blogs weekly and advises start-ups, solopreneurs and small businesses on how to craft irresistible brands. Maria is the author of Branding Basics for Small Business and her humorous and heartfelt memoir Rebooting My Brain. A dynamic speaker, she has delighted audiences ranging from The New York Times to the Chamber of Commerce to BlogHer with her wit and wisdom and has appeared in numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, ABC News, The Huffington Post, NPR and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Click on the following links to find out more about Maria’s website and her two books: Red Slice, Branding Basics for Small Business: How to Create an Irresistible Brand on Any Budget, Rebooting My Brain


September 24, 2013
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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