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President's Corner

The New Year is here and I am excited to announce the “Call for Speakers” go out to NNBA’s Members for the 30th Annual Nurse Entrepreneurship Conference. There are many highlights planned in recognition of this milestone event. We will be celebrating in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2 - 4, 2015. Get the details here to submit a proposal All proposals must be received no later than February 13th. Thank you in advance and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

The first two weeks in January have been busier than usual speaking on the phone with several NNBA members. Lots of catching up, answering some questions and connecting nurses that have a business needs that the other nurse members are able to meet. That is why it is so important that you have your account profile filled out in the members directory. You never know where referrals may come from to speak, teach, partner or receive an opportunity to provide your service. One of the recurring questions that our members have asked is explained in the NNBA Success Tip below. This one has to do with “Can I make money with my business?”.

Is your New Year already in overdrive? Are you one of the people that make New Year’s resolutions or not? I’ve read that it isn’t the achievement of the goal that brings us happiness but that it is the knowledge that we are making progress in improving our lives. I am so honored being a nurse in business and sharing this journey with you. Together, we are moving forward, learning new things and taking ourselves to the next level!

Unconventionally yours,


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Market Feasibility | NNBA Success Tip 
In the past two weeks, three different NNBA members have asked “Can I make money with my business?”. I’m thinking that if there are nurses calling, then it signifies more out there that would like information on this topic. I wrote a blog post on it awhile back that I’ll share with you below; however I didn’t go far enough. I want to add a few questions that you can ask specifically. Preferably before you start your business; however, I have started one and still found it effective to course correct with these questions:
  1. Is there a market for my products/services?
  2. How large is that market; does it have enough buyers that will support my desired income level?
  3. Is it possible to reach this market with conventional advertising and promotional methods?
  4. Have I priced my products or services in a profitable way?
See full blog post here

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