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President's Corner                                              May 1, 2017
Announcements & Upcoming Events
Business Basics Bootcamp
You have a great idea, product or service to share with the world. But if you don’t learn and utilize the basics of starting and successfully running a business, your dreams will soon go up in smoke. Whether just getting started or wanting to take your business to the next level, this workshop is a must. Learn from Donna Cardillo, one of the country’s most successful nurse entrepreneurs, how you can access and utilize legal, financial, and accounting information. Spend the day with Donna and gain valuable insights, information, resources and references by registering here:   Members save $100.00!

More Freedom, Flexiblity and Control of Our Finances
This is a golden opportunity for nurses to achieve autonomy and take a central role in providing a wide variety of needed 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!

Legal Nurse Consultants Interested in Growing Your Business?
Lorie A. Brown, RN, MN, JD is providing her LNC Biz School Program in June and if you would like a complimentary 30 minute coaching session to help you get more cases, email to schedule your coaching session.

Opportunities to Advertise, Exhibit or Sponsor with #NNBA2017
Lots of inquiries the past couple of weeks about what opportunities are for advertising, exhibiting and sponsorships during the conference and in our conference program. Please click here to check them out.

Interested in Being in NNBA 2017 Shark Tank?
This is a great opportunity to share your business or idea with our audience and compete for amazing prizes and cash award! Lots of buzz and promotional exposure while being educational and fun for everyone. Interested?   Enter Here.

I receive a lot of calls from nurses asking questions about being an independent contractor so I have included an article on the topic below. Not everyone is a brilliant conversationalist, if fact, many of us are shy so I appreciate reading the 6 helpful tips on the art of conversation. Because life is so busy and more seems to be crowed into 24 hours, try to enjoy some of the Good Morning Meditations to Calm the Chaos. One of my favorites is “Sometimes you spend time waiting for the ideal path to appear. But it never does. Because paths are made by walking, not waiting.”

Desiring to be a nurse from early in her life, Florence Nightingale was made to wait until she was thirty-four to become a nurse. She was as unconventional as they come, challenging societal views and modernizing the nursing profession. May 6th marks the start of National Nurses Week and it ends May 12th on Florence’s birthday. Let’s continue to challenge, to shape and reframe what nursing is and all that it can be. My deepest gratitude and respect to nurses everywhere for National Nurses Week and every week of the year!

Unconventionally yours,

Nurse Business Insider Tip         by Michelle Podlesni
Where Nurses in Business will share an insider tip that may benefit other nurses in different stages of business development.
The Right Message

This is your business’s Unique Selling Proposition, USP. I am a big fan of cranky Dan Kennedy and he relays that the principles behind the USP have been talked to death. However your market position, your winning difference or just why anyone should read your blog is essential to effectively marketing. The same goes for why someone would choose your consulting company or service company. Dan reminds us that:

When you set out to attract a new, prospective customer to your business for the first time, there is one, paramount question you must answer:

“Why should I choose your business/product/service versus any/every other competitive option available to me?”

The right message coupled with the right offer is so important to any business. The more clearly you can articulate what makes your business unique the better chance you’ll have standing out, being understood and being selected.

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Articles of Interest
Should You Be an Employee or Independent Contractor
Title Six Tips to Rule the Art of Conversation

Success Magazine
Good Morning Meditations that will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

Marc & Angel Hack Life

More and more employees are finding themselves in the uncomfortable predicament of having their employer treating them as independent contractors. There are a number of reasons why this would be advantageous to an employer, but it puts the worker at a significant disadvantage. Here is how you can tell whether your employer is misclassifying you as an independent contractor, and why that should be a concern.

Employer Advantages to Independent Contractors

First let’s look at why an employer would prefer to have you as an independent contractor rather than an employee. Misclassifying employees as independent contractors is a strategy that is used for avoiding having to pay employment taxes and benefits. It also eliminates legal responsibility for any negligence that may be attributed to you.

The art of conversation is a necessary skill for almost everything in life. Conversations introduce you to people, important people who could be your mentors, employers, employees, partners or friends. Without conversations as the foundation for those relationships, you’ll have a hard time building a social circle, starting a business or advancing your career.

Once a conversation gets going, you should have little problem maintaining that momentum—but for most of us, getting it started is the hardest part. Master these "talking points" to get (and keep) a conversation going:

1. Lead with a compliment.

Compliments are the best possible way to begin a conversation. Not only do they provide a perfect opening line and a possible door for discussion, they also make the person feel good about themselves.

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. The mind is indeed your battleground. It’s the place where the greatest conflict resides. It’s where half of the chaos you thought was real, never did happen. But if you allow these thoughts to dwell in your mind, they will succeed in robbing you of peace, joy, and ultimately your sanity. You will think yourself into a nervous breakdown, into bouts of depression, and into defeat.

There’s no escaping the fact that you are what you think – that you can’t change anything if you can’t change your thinking.

But are you ready for some really good news?

You CAN change your thinking.

And mornings are one of the simplest times for making this change gradually transpire in your life.
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About the NNBA
The National Nurses in Business Association, the forerunner of the nurse entrepreneurship movement, provides education, support, empowerment and opportunities 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.

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