Subject: Becoming a Millionaire ~ Nurse Business ~ Time to Book Vegas ~ NNBA News

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Presidents Corner                                                September 15, 2016
Golden Opportunity
The drastic changes to the healthcare delivery system from the legislative, socio- economic and technology factors has created a pivotal time in the nursing profession. This is a golden opportunity for nurses to achieve autonomy and take a central role in providing much needed and a wide variety of services, products and programs. Thousands of nurse entrepreneurs nationwide have already accomplished this by starting their own business and are enjoying independence, professional respect and increased financial rewards. We are in a time of unlimited opportunities for nurses to expand our profession through entrepreneurship. Join Us!
Reminder - Book Your Room By September 20th
Only 7 days left to receive NNBA’s discounted rate of $89 per night! Hotel info here. Join nurses from around the country (see where nurses are coming from below in the Spotlight) in Las Vegas October 14 - 16 and discover more about emerging opportunities and roles using your current nursing knowledge. The exclusive networking reception, conference, round tables, breakout sessions and NNBA’s Shark Tank Competition so much value at such an affordable price! One place for one weekend like no other you will experience.
Lessons in Mistakes!
The many opportunities for you to network is one of the highlights of this conference. At networking receptions and luncheons you will meet new friends, make business contacts and share ideas in an informal, relaxed setting. So be sure to bring Business Cards! I have spent a good deal of money on marketing materials whether from my role in corporate America or as an entrepreneur that has owned several businesses. And the article on 10 Business Card Mistakes is right on. I once was hired to run a company that had printed materials in silver and lilac colors on a shiny surface and you couldn’t even read the company information! The next article is on LinkedIn Mistakes We Are Making and the importance of professionally having your presence on LinkedIn. And our first article is something every nurse entrepreneur should know, the 11 Mistakes Standing Between You and Your First Million? It really isn’t as farfetched as you may believe!

Unconventionally yours,

About the NNBA
The National Nurses in Business Association, the forerunner of the nurse entrepreneurship movement, provides education, support, empowerment and opportunity for nurses in business since 1985. Thousands of nurses over the past 30 years have benefited from membership in the NNBA and launched successful businesses. The NNBA is the #1 Nurse Business Owner Network and serves as The Voice of Nurse Entrepreneurship. Learn about joining the NNBA by clicking here.

Articles of Interest
11 Mistakes Standing between You and Your First Million
Entrepreneur Magazine
10 Business Card Mistakes You Might Be Making
American Marketing Association
19 Terrible LinkedIn Mistakes You're Making
Business Insider
I've been a millionaire three separate times in my life. The first time I saw $1,000,000 in my bank account, I almost fainted. Even though I knew it was hitting my account, it still caught me off guard.

Becoming a millionaire isn’t as far-fetched as you would believe. With dedication, patience and focus, becoming a millionaire is completely obtainable. If I can do it, anyone can.

The hardest part? Actually reaching your first million. After that, everything else falls in place. But why is it so difficult to reach your first million? I find that most people are pretty close, but hold themselves back with the following mentalities:
To write this post, I grabbed ten random business cards from a stack I received last week. So you can see I didn’t have to look far for examples.

So if you are ready, pull out your business card, lay it on the desk near your computer, pull out a pen or highlighter and be ready to identify the mistakes you are making.

Here are the 10 business card mistakes people make:

1. Small font size. Some of us have perfect vision. But if that’s what it takes to read the letters and numbers on your card, you are asking for trouble. Because most of us don’t. 
There are some things you just shouldn't do on LinkedIn.

Kim Brown is an assistant director for Syracuse University's Career Services department. She spends a good portion of her day looking over LinkedIn profiles for job seekers and students.

She makes sure candidates are putting their best foot forward on LinkedIn.

Here are the most common mistakes Brown sees job seekers make on LinkedIn.

Your profile is full of typos
Brown says she's spotted typos in company names, job titles, and even in the user's name.
Spotlight Around the Country
Only 30 Days to #NNBA2016 Conference!
So Far, Nurses Are Attending From:

Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Florida Georgia 
Hawaii Illinois Indiana  Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts 
Michigan Minnesota Nevada New Jersey  New Mexico New York 
North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania 
Rhode Island Tennessee Texas Virginia Washington Canada

Be sure to attend this powerful conference and learn about the multitude of non-traditional career opportunities

Why Should You Attend?
  • Thinking about starting your own nursing business?
  • Already in business? but want to expand or change focus?
  • Ever wished there was something else you could do as a nurse?
  • Wondering how social media, blogging and networking can help you?
  • Ever wanted more autonomy, more money, and more professional respect?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, plan to come to this conference.

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