President’s Message

What a wonderful time to be a NAWBO member!  The theme this year for the Raleigh Chapter of NAWBO is "Because Members Matter" and as a board, we are working hard to be sure that every member gets all of the benefits of her membership.

Our newest initiative is our "By Members, For Members" Sponsorship opportunity.  For a nominal fee, each member has the ability to offer her goods or services at a discounted rate to NAWBO Members.  And each member can take advantage of these discounts.  For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Bianca Jones:

New Roundtables are starting and our Book Club featuring Mary Cantando will be getting underway in October.  Our next Mentoring Workshop on October 6 is "Features Tell, Benefits Sell" where Wendy Coulter will teach us how to emotionally connect to our customers.  For more information about our Mentoring programs, contact Karen Albright:  

Our Public Policy Luncheon: "Your Business, Your Vote:  Why Education Matters"  is October 22 and will feature a panel giving us important information we need to know before we head to the polls in November.  

And as always, I am always available to speak with you .  I can be reached at  I look forward to connecting with you this year.

Erin Cohen

Cultivating Your Million Dollar Mindset – the Six Universal Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Presented by Benjamin Quinn, MBA

Ever wonder why some entrepreneurs are highly successful while others are moderately so? There are “Six Universal Traits” that highly successful entrepreneurs cultivate in order to achieve results which are exponentially larger than their competitors. And each of these traits can be pursued and perfected by any individual who desires exceptional success in both their personal and professional lives.

We will be exploring the following six entrepreneurial traits:

  1. How to cultivate your IDENTITY to develop your unique brand
  2. How to use purposeful PRACTICE to become the best in the world at your craft
  3. How to use personal ACCOUNTABILITY to pursue excellence in your business
  4. How to understand what GROWTH stage your business is in, and what to do about it
  5. How to develop a strong WHY that will focus your attention and attract clients
  6. How to effectively pursue CHANGE to adapt as your business matures

During this presentation Benjamin Quinn, MBA will explore each of these characteristics and discuss tangible ways to further develop each success trait. You will leave this presentation with a clear blueprint of the leadership skills it takes to launch and grow any type of organization. We hope you will join us for this engaging and enlightening program!

Wednesday, Sept 24
Embassy Suites on Harrison Oaks Drive in Cary
$35 members/ $40 guests / $50 at the door
Be sure to register online by Friday Sept 19 to be eligible for our fabulous door prizes!

Benjamin Quinn, MBA of FarmBlue Ventures is a certified business coach and public speaker who helps organizations improve time, teams and money within their organization. As an entrepreneur, Ben has launched and grown not-for-profit and for-profit organizations since 1999, through various sales, marketing, project management, finance and advisory roles. Ben has worked one-on-one with over 80 diverse organizations throughout the United States. Ben is a graduate of Stanford University and is a Leadership Fellow & MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

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NAWBO Mentoring Workshop: Features Tell...Benefits Sell!

October 06, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

By Wendy Coulter
Often even the best sales and marketing teams have a hard time moving away from telling customers about the features of their product or service offering and connecting emotionally to the customer through truly identifying and communicating the benefits. It's important to understand the attributes and features of what you are selling, but identifying true customer benefits is very important to positioning your brand for growth. And, understanding how to take those benefits and tie them to a value your customer holds dear to create an emotional tie is a key to increasing demand and sales of your product or service!

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