December Meeting - Starting a Nonprofit

Dan Emr, Worthwhile Wear

Founder of Worthwhile Wear, Dan Emr didn't sit passively after learning about human trafficking where girls were being sold in the sex slave trade. He started Worthwhile Wear as a way to do something about this growing issue. In Dan's talk, he will address:

  • How a business can promote social justice and provide freedom
  • Why Worthwhile Wear was started and why it works so well
  • How his business model creates opportunities for women caught up in human trafficking
  • Possible opportunities for sustaining solutions and opportunities for employment options
  • Retail store opportunities that use talent and training for jewelry and clothing in others countries


Join us on Wednesday, December 2 at 8AM at the James Lorah House.

January Meeting - Connecting in Sixty Seconds or Less

Laura Templeton

February Meeting - From Wonder Woman to Bionic Woman

Edie Weinstein

March Meeting - Your Voice, Your Vision

Cheryl Rice



November Meeting - Social Media and Your Website

Nickey Hollenbach, Personal Touch Concierge Service

Integrating social media with your website can be tricky. Your main goal is to get people back to your website where everything about you and your business is found, all in one place, without sounding "salesy." Nickey's talk will include:

1.  Social Media sites you should have a business presence on.

2.  The right tools to schedule your posts.

3.  A quick review of available social media and website analytics and how to use them.

4.  What should be on your website - what does it say about your business.

Join us on Wednesday, November 4 at 8AM at the James Lorah House to learn more on how to make your Social Media a great business tool.

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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.