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How To Manage Your Business During Turbulent Times

By Susana Fonticoba “You just need to pivot” I’ll bet as a business owner you’ve heard that expression at least once in your entrepreneurial career. Sure, easy peasy. What does pivoting really mean?  It could be a very small change in your business model, such as HOW you’ll deliver your services. Or it could be

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New Member Spotlight: Elisabeth Moore

Elisabeth joined NAWBO-Central & Northern NJ in April and says she is excited about becoming a part of the organization. She has been an independent representative of Touchstone Crystal for four years, which provides her and her family with an additional income stream. For the past 20 years, Elisabeth and her husband have also owned

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NAWBO Conference 2019: Your Time is NOW

Jo Ann Kirby from the NAWBO-CNNJ board also attended the women’s business conference and shares this inspiring recap. We are women business owners: hear us roar. The enthusiasm at a NAWBO WBC is always infectious and inspiring. This year was no different, with a ballroom full of women business owners who attended this year’s conference

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Notes from the NAWBO National Conference

Several of our board members attended the NAWBO national conference in Jacksonville, Florida in October. This is from Susana Fonticoba, now serving as our chapter secretary, about her experience there. I recently returned from my 4th NAWBO National Women’s Business Conference. As anticipated, it was a wonderful and energizing experience. You’re probably wondering what makes

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Spotlight on… Marie Pompilus

Marie Pompilus is serving our NAWBO Central & Northern NJ chapter this year as Membership VP. She joined NAWBO in November 2018. Marie has been with Mary Kay Cosmetics since 2006 and continues to actively build her business with the goal of enriching women’s lives. When asked what she loves about it, Marie says that,

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Jams by Kim Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Jams by Kim Celebrates 10 Years in Business To Commemorate Its Anniversary, the Company Will Introduce a New Jam, with Proceeds to Benefit Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Hillsborough, N.J., August 26, 2019 – Local entrepreneur Kim Osterhoudt, founder and owner of Jams by Kim, will mark 10 years in business on Sunday, Sept.

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Advocacy Day and Academy for Public Service

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has!” – Margaret Mead NAWBO’s roots are in advocacy. This annual Advocacy Day event in Washington, D.C. allows members’ voices to be heard and helps us to understand the best ways

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New member spotlight: Donna McPherson CPA

Donna McPherson dove right into helping our NAWBO chapter after joining the organization by volunteering on the Central & Northern NJ board as our treasurer. As a certified public accountant with over 25 years of experience, Donna keeps her eye on helping her clients grow their businesses. As such, she provides business consulting, income &

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Six Tips to Find The Right Doctor For Your Aging Family Member

By Connie Pizarro, CSA What do you do if the doctor whom your aging mom or dad has been seeing for decades decides to retire? Or, your elderly parents move from another state to be closer to you and they need a new doctor? You may think your mom can just see the primary care

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NAWBO Legislative Advocacy Updates

NAWBO Legislative Advocacy Updates By JoAnn Kirby-DeFabio, VP of Public Policy   The U.S. House of Representatives has been passing some bills that affect small businesses: R. 128, Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act of 2019 – Introduced by Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), it provides the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office

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