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Thursday, August 19TH
August was all about small business owner networking! This event led to seven 1-to-1 networking sessions for our attendees. Our short sessions give everyone a chance to introduce themselves to as many people in the hour as possible.
Thursday, July 15TH
Our July roundtable was an open discussion about current challenges:
- Importance of Good Bookkeeping
- Why you should outsource your payroll
- Non-traditional recruiting methods
- Processes and types of databases for leads
Fantastic tips were given, quality companies and websites shared, and our attendees left the roundtable with new connections.
Thursday, June 17TH
Thursday, May 20TH
April 2021 – Thursday, April 15TH
- NDA versus Non-Compete agreements
- Employee vs Independent Contractor
- Rules of Engagement for partners, sub-contractors, vendors
- Advantages and Disadvantages of leveraging personality tests
March 2021 – Thursday, March 18th
Credit Karma: https://www.creditkarma.com/
February 2021 – Thursday, February 18
February’s presentation was How to Increase Your Revenue and Decrease Your Expenses. Our CEO Rochelle Dallons, provided excellent tips which we shared with attendees after the event. This was followed by exclusive networking with fellow business owners.
January 2021 – Thursday, January 21
“The Pros and Cons of 1099 contractors vs W2 Employees” Our guest speaker was Nancy Greene, Esquire who is a business lawyer with over 25 years of experience in helping businesses with employment law.
Nancy’s presentation was extremely relevant to business owners who employee independent contractors and it was useful to learn about the new Virginia rulings.
Nancy has also written a book “Navigating Legal Landmines – A Practical Guide to Business Law for Real People” which you can purchase via Amazon.
December 2020 – Thursday, December 17
This roundtable featured Robin Suomi from Startup to Growth whose presentation on Motivation and Mindset Mojo got our business owner attendees ready for 2021. She covered the science of positive thinking and shared motivational tips and tricks. Attendees shared their resource picks for motivation and building the mindset to achieve their goals. The event finished off with a discussion of Robin’s blog Inspirational Songs (https://startuptogrowth.com/top-inspirational-songs-by-small-business-owners-and-why/1001/) and attendees shared what their theme songs would be.
Your Playlist Can Change Your Life, Galina Mindlin, Don DuRousseau, Joseph Cardillo
The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg
Consider a Guided Mindfulness Journal (I don’t have a favorite!)
Consider a Daily Gratefulness Journal (I don’t have a favorite here, either!)
Meditation app – Headspace
November 2020 – Thursday, November 19
This roundtable covered the “Top 5 Challenges Facing Small Business Owners”. Challenges such as:
- Time management and Delegation
- Self-Doubt / Mindset
- Marketing and Strategy
- Cash Flow / Budget Creation / Capital
- Hiring Employees and HR Issues
Attendees broke off into small groups to discuss each challenge and provide resources and tips on how to overcome them.
To Do Lists
Top 3 Priorites – Daily consideration (combine with to do list)
Delegation – Always thinking about what the best use of your time is
Schedule breaks into your day
Twice a month billing helps with cash flow
Getting experts to help – bookkeeping / HR / Administrative help / marketing
October 2020 – Thursday, October 15
The topic for discussion was “PPP Loans – What to Do With Them and How to Get Forgiveness”. Rochelle Dallons provided an overview of what the PPP loans were and explained how to apply for forgiveness and the next steps. Attendees then broke out into smaller groups to network and discuss other issues that affect them as small business owners.
September 2020 – Thursday, September 17
This was the inaugural Small Business Owners Roundtable! Rochelle Dallons, our CEO introduced her vision for this monthly event and attendees took the time to network with each other.