E-Newsletter - "The Exchange" - July 2003

E-Newsletter - "The Exchange" - July 2003


A Family Business That's Got the World on a String
Take one mother-daughter team. Add a hot, niche market, the Internet, and many handfuls of beads. Combine for ten years and you have The Beadin' Path?, a quintessential success story that gives entrepreneurs an always-needed jolt of inspiration. Click here to examine the lessons this dynamic duo learned about partnership, profitability, and the secrets to a successful family endeavor.

Courtesy of OPEN: The American Express Small Business Network?

When Opportunity Knocks: Jennifer Chandler Opens Doors in Dallas
Jennifer Chandler, co-owner of Chandler's Cuisine, a catering and event company in Dallas, came to the WLE conference with an open mind and no expectations. She left with 35 contacts, one of which led her to a contract to do Merrill Lynch's events. And to think, she drew all that attention with a chocolate fountain... Click here to find out more.

Terry Neese Isn't One of the Boys. That's Exactly the Point...
Terry Neese represents the interests of women-owned businesses as president and co-founder of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and her message is being heard, loud and clear. By people like President Bush. And Thomas Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Click here to learn more about how this entrepreneur-turned-lobbyist is turning heads on the Hill.

Number of Women-Owned Businesses Soars to 10.1 Million
In 2002, there were 6.2 million privately held, majority women-owned businesses -- or were there? New research tells the whole story: 10.1 million businesses are privately held majority or 50% women-owned businesses, making one in 11 women an entrepreneur in her own right. Click here to learn more about the staggering statistical rise and the rising economic power of women business owners.

The art of negotiation... how to make evangelists out of your best customers... building a franchise model... and what one Compass award winner says is the most valuable capital investment you can make to ensure success. Click here for the best and brightest from the Chicago WLE Conference.

Perfect Pitch: Key Elements for a Venture Capital Presentation
When you're pitching to investors, you've got one shot to say it, and you need to say it right. Click here to learn more.

Your Health: Stress and the Midday Chocolate Bar
If you find, after a stressful day, that a piece of cake makes you feel oh-so-much-better, you're not alone. Click here to find out more about what you crave and what it means to your health.

Investing in IT: Consider a Consultant
Computer Reseller News' Heather Clancy tells you what you need to know. Click here.

A lot of women are making history these days. The first woman to play the PGA Tour since Babe Zaharias more than fifty years ago. The first African-American woman to lead a major advertising agency. The first woman to become president of a French multinational bank. Click here to learn more about these and other exceptional women.

Coming soon to a city near you. Your business can thrive in any economy. Experience in-depth seminars, keynotes and networking with women like YOU. Mark your calendars now. Click here for complete details.

Other Upcoming Events
Meet influential businesswomen at the eWomenNetwork national conference, learn how to raise equity capital at the Springboard Enterprises Venture Capital Forum, explore ways to enhance your business via political involvement at WIPP?s national conference, and other great events. For a full list of events, click here.

Share Your Women's Leadership Exchange® Success Stories
Tell us the connections you made, the information you learned and applied, or the growth opportunity you took advantage of. Click here, jot us a note, and we might feature you in an upcoming issue of The Exchange. If we do, you could win a trip to a Wyndham property!

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