Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends,

As entrepreneurs, our businesses are often our “babies”—we’ve launched them, poured all our passion and energy into them and watched them grow in all sorts of exciting ways. But just like children, the goal should always be to empower them to one day confidently take flight, freeing you up to step away, with little or no involvement, for a short vacation, to care for an aging parent or eventually to retire. We’re talking about building a business that can run successfully without you involved in day-to-day operations and surviving unforeseen circumstances.

At our recent Business Journeys virtual event we heard from NAWBO member, Diana Dibble, president/co-founder of Design To Delivery Inc, and the CEO of Tripod Coaching & Consulting LLC™. Despite facing major health issues, Diana was able to not only maintain her existing business but also start a new one. This demonstrates the power of entrepreneurship and the ability of small business owners to adapt and thrive in difficult circumstances. Her story also underscores the importance of community and support networks for small business owners like NAWBO and serves as an inspiration to other entrepreneurs who may be facing their own challenges and struggles.

The National Small Business Week, celebrated during the first week of May every year, takes place from April 30 to May 6 this year. The aim of this week is to honor the entrepreneurs of our country, who have played their part in bringing new ideas to life and growing our economy. The goal is to encourage small business owners to learn from the marketing campaigns and operations of larger businesses, to scale up their own operations.

Join us May 2 – May 3, 2023, for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE. Attend this free, virtual summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners and chat with industry experts! This 2-day, action-packed event will include educational sessions, online business resources, and expert speakers.

“The biggest mistake a small business can make is to think like a small business.” — Aruna Bhayana

Griselda Quezada-Chavez
NAWBO Silicon Valley President