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April Newsletter

April 04, 2016 8:48 PM | Anonymous
Next meeting topic for Tuesday, April 12, 2015

Marketing? Define Your Position & Refine Your Message

Julie Pope is a native to Lafayette. She is the owner of J Pope Unlimited and Bonz LLC.  Currently, her humanitarian efforts for our community include the COVER LAFAYETTE Project and The Zombie STOMP.HOP.N.CRAWL. Her passion and drive centers around advocating for families needing help with end of life matters.  She has an extensive background in event planning, marketing and sales.

Julie will share the lessons she has learned in marketing and the importance of understanding your position in the your market.

3-Minute Spotlight:

 Tammy Foley Coldwell Banker Shook
 Flo Nydegger        New Life
A Note from Your President...


I’m noticing a trend. And it’s not a good one. This particular scenario has happened three times within the last nine months, two of these incidents occurred within the last thirty days.

The trend: business professionals are sending out invoices for the first time, six and eight months after the fact. None of these are members of AWBO by the way. However you might be wildly surprised by the various types of businesses.

One bill came and neither the home owner nor I had received a bill in a timely manner-but six months after I close a job is a little late. This makes for an uncomfortable situation for all three parties involved. Another bill that was eight months late, caused me to not be able to take the legitimate deduction off my corporate taxes for last year.

I must admit it took me years to figure out cash flow, but once you understand cash flow is the life blood of our business your management style and processes start to look and act different.

How about your business? Are you sending out billing in a timely manner?

Best regards,
Susan Benedict
AWBO President
Empowering Women

News and Events
What I like about AWBO
Recently, I was asked what I like about “AWBO” I didn’t have to think too long to figure that out.  

Who doesn’t dream of working for themselves?  We don’thave to answer to anyone, work when we want to, and make lots of money RIGHT.  Well I don’t know about you but that’s not exactly how my business worked.

I don’t answer to anybody just all of my clients.  I work when I want to: weekends, nights and early in the morning.  What is a 40 hour work week?  I get a paycheck only if there is any left after everyone else gets paid.  Sounds like fun huh? I love it…

I own BBCS Payroll Service and have been in business since 1997.  When I started I had to figure out on my own how to juggle my family and build my business.  I didn’t have anyone to turn to with questions or support when I doubted myself.  But today, I have “AWBO”.  A network of woman with a ton of experience and support. That is what I like about “AWBO”.
Thank You!
Thanks to Susan Benedict from Design Alternatives for donating a gift for out April speaker!
You Are Invited!
From Sarah Schwarz's Office:  Incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex.  That’s why it’s important to educate yourself about fraud. And while no one is immune, there are steps you can take to Outsmart the Scammers. Join us oTuesday April 12, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Judi's Catering for this presentation and learn important strategies to help protect yourself and the ones you love. We’ll share: 

• How to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter.
• Resources you can turn to in the event you or a loved one is targeted.
• Steps you can take now to help protect yourself and your loved ones.

Make your reservation today!  Please call April or Kelbe at765-429-5289 by Tuesday, April 5th.

Summer Social Announcement
Don't forget to add Tuesday, June 14th to your calendar. Remember, this is our only evening meeting. Come engage in good food, good conversation and an exceptionally fun activity!

Time: 5:30pm
Location: Mama Ines Bakery
More details coming soon!

What's Happening In Your Business?

AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter.

Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) to kimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 20th of every monthYou must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
Join Us:                  
AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant 
& Bakery in
West Lafayette. 
(Excluding June)
Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

Arrive at 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

AWBO Board

Susan Benedict
President Elect 
Melony Ramsey
Shirley Pence
Vice-President Communications 
Amanda Snider
Yvone Renz
Linda Berryman
Janice Houston
Anna Kennedy
Special Events
Holiday Auction
Melony Ramey
Summer Social
Melony Ramey
Melony Ramsey
Deb Plue

Contact Us:  
Share Program Ideas
3-Minute Spotlights 
Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting 
Deb Plue.  
Limit 2 per meeting
-------------------Membership and Renewal

Membership renewals for the 2016-2017 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Linda Berryman orAmanda Snider.

The AWBO Newsletter is published monthly. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 20th of the month to:kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

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