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CULTIVATING NETWORKS TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS
August 13, 2020 @ 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM PDT
Join Coast Women in Business on Thursday, August 13, 2020 via Zoom video conferencing and learn how to build a network of referral partners and use it effectively. We’ll review how you need to present yourself to friends, family, clients, and colleagues so they’re all clear about the kind of business you’re looking to generate.
Cultivating a network is one of the best techniques for marketing your business. We’ll discuss how to work your network in a productive yet respectful manner.
We’ll also talk about how you can use networks — cultivated in person as well as online — to innovate and scale an established business. You’ll find that you can leverage your network to create new, sometimes unexpected opportunities and visibility for your own business and for your clients or customers.
Presenters Catherine Marshall and Cathryn Hrudicka will share their experiences building and using networks as a regular source of referrals and new business. Come to the meeting with a pen and paper for interactive exercises and to capture new ideas.
Feel free to sip a ☕ beverage 🍵 of your choice while attending our virtual meeting.
Free via Zoom: bit.ly/2PJo4Yt
We welcome all—all races, all genders, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations.
7:30 AM – Networking
7:45 AM – Introductions
8-8:45 AM – Interactive program
8:45 AM – Announcements
9 AM – Meeting ends
Free for Coast Women in Business members and nonmembers
About the Presenters
Catherine is a consultant to nonprofits, but earlier in her career she was a small business consultant specializing in teaching small business owners how to improve their marketing and sales. She also founded a nonprofit called the Bay Area Entrepreneur Association which helped small business owners by providing entrepreneur network meetings throughout the Bay Area. For most of her career, she has been a serial entrepreneur
starting, marketing, and managing both small businesses and nonprofits.
Cathryn has served as a multifaceted consultant, executive coach, author, and project leader for businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500s, and for nonprofit and trade organizations. She’s the founder of CreativeSage.com, former cofounder of Women Who Innovate, and has served as Board President and Board member for several notable organizations. Cathryn believes that her entire career success and participation in ground-breaking projects has been a result of networking including the pursuit of unexpected connections and synchronicity.
About Coast Women in Business
Coast Women in Business meets monthly to foster entrepreneurship and professional development on the Mendocino Coast and beyond. Membership fees are $50 annually or $10 per drop-in meeting.
Note: We welcome all—all races, all genders, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations.
Your first meeting is always free, and we offer a limited number of need-based memberships—please inquire. We’re sponsored by the West Business Development Center. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
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