Boost Your Energy: 10 months out of each year, you are invited to the general membership meeting. This is better than a java jolt. The energy in the room is palpable and will boost your own energy and leave you feeling pumped for success.
See and Be Seen: At each meeting you will have the opportunity to make your business visible to as many as 100 members and guests through a variety of means. Your business will be highlighted to the entire room when you join as a new member, when you give a showcase presentation, and when you donate to the NEW Swag raffle. Even though you won’t always have the spotlight on you, at every meeting you will have the opportunity to talk to 7 other women at your table about your business and learn about theirs as well as to participate in discussions related to the program that are designed to help you get to know each other as well as share ideas. In the early part of the meeting you can circulate freely and meet as many women as you have the energy to meet, letting them know about your business.
Grow Your Business: Businesses grow through exposure to customers, and you will definitely get that exposure through your membership, but they also grow because the businesswoman tries new approaches and expands her skill set. Every meeting that you attend will include specific tips for enhancing your professional skills. Many of the programs will be focused directly on business skills such as marketing or networking. Sometimes, programs are led by our own members (potentially you?); other times by professional speakers who bring value to our members. Additionally, we will periodically offer trainings in certain areas with experts in business.
You’re Not Alone: Perhaps one of the biggest pitfalls of self-employment is the isolation you can experience, if you work from home. Whether you’re missing face to face social experiences or trying to solve the host of challenges that come your way, like figuring out how to solve a computer issue or finding out whether a problem requires an attorney, it can be daunting to know where to turn. NEW will help you solve that problem because our membership includes such a wide range of experts to rely on as well as all these business owners who may have already figured out the answer to whatever issue you’re facing. Whether you log on to our website, or turn to the people at your table at the membership meeting, or pick up the phone and call someone you met there, you’ll probably find the help you need through your NEW contacts.
Synergy: While there are the many specific benefits described so far, perhaps the greatest benefit cannot be measured. There is a synergy that comes when people link together that benefits them individually and collectively. Even our world becomes a better place in ways that we can’t necessarily predict in advance. Margaret Mead once said, “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” As we join together as members of NEW, we create a powerful feminine force to influence our business community, our cities and our world.