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Retaining Good Local Workers

Round Table: Cynthia Sharon, Margaret Fox, Terri Larsen At our October 2019 meeting, round table participants along with the audience discussed many helpful tips on hiring, retention, and incentives. Hiring Tips about hiring employees or contractors included: Loyalty is more important than competence Hiring deal-breakers (e.g., must be able to climb ladder, have smartphone, have transportation) Create employee handbook and contract (with two-week notice if employees decide to leave) Ensure…

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Creating and Managing Your Website with WordPress

by Marinela Miclea, Managing Partner, Mendo Digital Contents: Why WordPress Creating Your Website Maintaining Your Website Questions and Answers 1. Why WordPress Factors to consider when choosing a content management system (CMS): Cost Design and layout Developers Difficulty eCommerce Flexibility Hosting Security WordPress Pros and Cons WordPress strengths include: Ease of use Multiple add-ons (plugins, themes, widgets), most of which are free Customizable Good search engine optimization (SEO) integration Plenty…

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International Women’s Day Celebration 2018

On March 8th, 2018, Coast Women in Business and the Women’s Business Center of Mendocino hosted a community potluck breakfast gathering and storytelling event: “International Women’s Day Celebration 2018”. History Started by the suffragettes in the early 1900s, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911. International Women’s Day belongs to all communities everywhere—governments, companies, charities, educational institutions, networks, associations, the media, and more. Whether through a global conference,…

2017 Business Accomplishments – 2018 Planning

Coast Women in Business discussed 2017 business accomplishments / 2018 planning on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Business consultant Nancy Banker asked each of us for insights into what we believed we’d accomplished in 2017 and our questions for goals of our businesses in 2018. We addressed several focuses: Has your business expanded over the last year? If so, what was the result of your expansion? How will you expand your business,…

Elevator Speech, Obstacles, and First Impressions

Coast Women in Business discussed elevator speech, obstacles, and first impressions on Thursday, August 8, 2013. The Elevator Speech on a Rainy Day or… Traveling Up the Down Elevator! Toni discussed ways to approach one’s “elevator speech,” how to deal with various obstacles (i.e., feeling nervous, shy, uncomfortable, or even feeling sick) that come along with initially meeting clients, and the resulting first impressions. ABOUT THE PRESENTER Toni Orans with Toni…