May Meeting - Turning Your Passion Into a Successful Business (with Balance!)

Julie Mendez - JSM Career Coaching

Have you considered starting your own business, whether that be a “brick-and-mortar” location, consulting, or becoming a solo-entrepreneur?  

Julie Mendez, of JSM Career Coaching, will be sharing about the growth and evolution of her own “portable” business!

This presentation will include:

  • Finding your passion and turning it into a business.
  • Identifying your own parameters and deal-breakers, to strategize for work-life balance IN ADVANCE.
  • Create structure to take control over your business, before it takes over your life.
  • Steps to make your dream both doable, sustainable, and financially successful!

Join us on May 4th at 8AM at the James Lorah House.



April Meeting - Avoiding Financial Flubs for Success

Brenda Bagonis - Asset Financial Services 

Her belief is that purposeful planning is NECESSARY for success and peace of mind.   

In this presentation, Brenda will focus on

  • Business Needs (Budget/Profit and Loss Statements/Cashflow/Blueprints)
  • Organizing your financial TEAM (Consult and Collaborate/Accounting/Financial Planning/Revenue/Risk Management)
  • Building your Business TEAM with Benefits (Protection for Business and Team/Health, Identity and Risk management/Emergency Bucket/Loans)
  • Retirement Plans (self and team/401k/profit sharing/HSAs/Simples/SEPs)
  • Alternatives and Portfolio management (Roths/College 529s/Active and Important)   


Join us on April 6th at 8AM at the James Lorah House.



    March Meeting - Your Voice, Your Vision

    Cheryl Rice - Your Voice Your Vision

    Quieting the Voice of Your Inner Critic

    Cheryl Rice, MS, PCC is a professional speaker and coach. Her company, Your Voice Your Vision partners with women striving to be leaders in their own lives. When Cheryl decided to take the advice she so passionately offers her clients, she emerged with a memoir, Where Have I Been All My Life? A Journey Toward Love and Wholeness. 

    In this interactive presentation you will:

  • Identify the voice of your Inner Critic.  
  • Discover the personal cost of the Inner Critic on outer success.  
  • Learn practical and powerful techniques to quiet the Inner Critic.  

    Join us on March 2nd at 8AM at the James Lorah House.

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WBF is Partnering With Micro-lender Finanta

President's Message

It’s been an amazing 2015 for Women’s Business Forum (WBF) and the year’s not over yet.  Women’s Business Forum continues to offer educational and inspirational monthly programs. They’ve had record attendance at this year’s socials. There’s a new website on the way—and they’ve entered into a strategic partnership with the fifth largest micro lender in the country—Finanta. 

The partnership with Finanta will allow WBF to expand on current programming. In addition to monthly programs, WBF will partner with non-profits and volunteers throughout the county to offer technical assistance. They will create affinity groups to offer emerging entrepreneurs support and accountability. And, for the first time, through their partnership with Finanta, Women’s Business Forum will also be able to offer business financing to women entrepreneurs—providing holistic support as its members evolve into successful business owners.

Finanta is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community lender that promotes the growth and economic expansion of diverse communities through the infusion of capital and the provision of business consultation services.

WBF President Sheila Jacobs said “We’re thrilled, this is an amazing opportunity. This partnership will change lives. By partnering with Finanta and other non-profits, we’ll support our members in a much more comprehensive way. Our mission is to educate, mentor and inspire women to build and sustain viable businesses. When you combine our mission with a comprehensive system of support and a lower barrier to entry for business financing amazing things will happen!”

Bring your lunch and come meet our new partners on September 23 at 12 noon at Thompson Toyota to learn how an affinity program can help your business grow.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.