I'm thinking of a GREAT networking group...
"This is a place I go on Thursday mornings, that helps my business, and puts dollars in my pocket."
Today we started off with a lightning round of "Catch Phrase" - a great way to get our minds in gear and ready for the day.
This Week's Good News!
Jasmine shared that she is finalizing her move into her own office down in Old Town San Diego. Congratulations on taking your business to the next level!
We're also happy to report that Rich Yumul has not 1 but 2 web sites that have won the International MarCom Award.
Avoid the flu & cold season
And of course, we have the good news of having 3 great guests visit this morning:
- Martha Blanco - She helps to get the right people in the right place.
- Matthew Buzan - He helps businesses accept credit cards and gift cards
- Andrea Noriega - She helps people find a new home
And, the best news of all, Andrea was voted in as our newest member, our Real Estate Expert!
Welcome to the group, Andrea!
On Budget, On Track
How many of you have a budget?
Ana Meyers, our book keeper, started off her talk with that question to the group. Having a budget and working within that budget is an important piece of realizing the maximum potential of your business. In her role as our chapter's Treasurer, Ana has helped our own group by giving us the insight into our financial health. This insight has both allowed us to do programs that we otherwise thought we could not afford as well as stop programs that were too costly. If you don't have a budget for your business, call Ana at (619) 972-2382.
As a teacher Llewellyn, our agile programming coach, not only develops the 'pro' in software programmers but is also volunteering to develop the next generation of programmer. The Digigirlz programmer is a 3 day weekend program designed to inspire high school girl to pursue programming as a career path. Unfortunately, women are drastically underrepresented in America's software industry. Digigirlz will be in San Diego April 2nd, 2010 and is free to high school girls. To get involved, contact Llewellyn.
Big Tipper ($10 off alterations!)
We are happy to introduce this month's Big Tipper, Debbie Bonham. This month she is offering a $10 (good for a free hem!) coupon for any alteration to new customers. You can visit her shop, Sew What Tailoring at 7202 El Cajon Blvd, Suite A, San Diego, CA.
Today we passed 21 tips.
Thought for the Week:
What is once well done is done forever.
Henry David Thoreau