Thursday, December 15th
TOPIC: Defining Your Top Three
Core Solution is your main product, service, or package that adequately addresses the primary problem you solve for about 80% of your target audience. It is the flagship offering your business is built upon. This event included educational segments, breakout discussions and a challenge at the end!
Thursday, November 17th
TOPIC: How to Pick the Right Crowd
That Wants What You Have
(Events Before June 2022: Sponsored by YIELD Bookkeeping Services | Produced by Information Experts)
Thursday, March 17th
This month’s roundtable featured our speaker Heather Doering, owner of Ace Strategies. Her presentation was full of amazing resources for social media management and useful tips on how to use LinkedIn for maximum benefit as a small business owner. She shared a number of resources that can be viewed here.
Thursday, February 17th
February was a spirited roundtable discussion surrounding creation of engaging content, appreciation ideas for clients, and tips for saying thank you to referral partners.
Thursday, January 20th
To kick off 2022, guest speaker Tanya Keatts helped us learn how to navigate the world of difficult conversations – how to prepare for them, how to prepare for them, what to say and how to keep in control and positive.
Thursday, December 16TH
For December’s event we welcomed Tina Hyland from True Clarity Coaching who led a Goal Setting Workshop.
Thursday, November 18TH
November was all about GRATITUDE! We collectively shared how to demonstrate gratitude to employees, key vendors, and clients!
Thursday, October 21ST
Thursday, September 16TH
September was all about small business owner networking! This event led to eight 1-to-1 networking sessions for our attendees.
Thursday, August 19TH
August was all about small business owner networking! This event led to seven 1-to-1 networking sessions for our attendees. Our short sessions give everyone a chance to introduce themselves to as many people in the hour as possible.
Thursday, July 15TH
Our July roundtable was an open discussion about current challenges:
Fantastic tips were given, quality companies and websites shared, and our attendees left the roundtable with new connections.
Thursday, June 17TH
Thursday, May 20TH
April 2021 – Thursday, April 15TH
March 2021 – Thursday, March 18th
February 2021 – Thursday, February 18
February’s presentation was How to Increase Your Revenue and Decrease Your Expenses. Our CEO Rochelle Dallons, provided excellent tips which we shared with attendees after the event. This was followed by exclusive networking with fellow business owners.
January 2021 – Thursday, January 21
“The Pros and Cons of 1099 contractors vs W2 Employees” Our guest speaker was Nancy Greene, Esquire who is a business lawyer with over 25 years of experience in helping businesses with employment law.
Nancy’s presentation was extremely relevant to business owners who employee independent contractors and it was useful to learn about the new Virginia rulings.
Nancy has also written a book “Navigating Legal Landmines – A Practical Guide to Business Law for Real People” which you can purchase via Amazon.
December 2020 –
Thu, Dec 17
This roundtable featured Robin Suomi from Startup to Growth whose presentation on Motivation and Mindset Mojo got our business owner attendees ready for 2021. She covered the science of positive thinking and shared motivational tips and tricks. Attendees shared their resource picks for motivation and building the mindset to achieve their goals. The event finished off with a discussion of Robin’s blog Inspirational Songs (https://startuptogrowth.com/top-inspirational-songs-by-small-business-owners-and-why/1001/) and attendees shared what their theme songs would be.
November 2020 – Thu, Nov 19
This roundtable covered the “Top 5 Challenges Facing Small Business Owners”. Challenges such as:
- Time management and Delegation
- Self-Doubt / Mindset
- Marketing and Strategy
- Cash Flow / Budget Creation / Capital
- Hiring Employees and HR Issues
Attendees broke off into small groups to discuss each challenge and provide resources and tips on how to overcome them.
October 2020 –
Thu, Oct 15
The topic for discussion was “PPP Loans – What to Do With Them and How to Get Forgiveness”. Rochelle Dallons provided an overview of what the PPP loans were and explained how to apply for forgiveness and the next steps. Attendees then broke out into smaller groups to network and discuss other issues that affect them as small business owners.
September 2020 – Thu, Sept 17
This was the inaugural Small Business Owners Roundtable! Rochelle Dallons, our CEO introduced her vision for this monthly event and attendees took the time to network with each other.