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Register for NNBA’s Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives 31st Annual Conference. Join us as we celebrate our signature event in Las Vegas, Nevada October 14 - 16, 2016. The theme of this year’s conference is “Advancing Nurses Through Entrepreneurship”. Nationally acclaimed speakers and business experts will provide nurses with information, tools and actionable take-a-ways to start your business or make your current business even more successful. An educational and professional development event designed to give attendees, from emerging nurse entrepreneurs to nurse business leaders and managers, the benefit of learning from top-ranked experts on relevant topics. Plus have access to the most powerful networking, mentoring and marketing opportunities in the industry, exhibits and eligible contact hours! Learn more here:
Saturday's Keynote Address
Nationally acclaimed speaker, educator and serial entrepreneur Dr. Louise Jakubic, Phd, RN-BC, CSP® will provide Saturday’s Keynote Address "Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Business Ownership As the Difference-Maker for the Life and Work You Really Want". Louise recently received the prestigious AONE (American Organization of Nurse Executives) Mentor Award. The AONE Mentor Award recognizes a nurse in executive practice who has been exemplary in supporting the professional development of his or her colleagues by serving as a mentor or advisor. Louise has been a business owner for more than 11 years, travels extensively and operates very successful businesses. Learn more about Dr. Jakubic in the NNBA Member Spotlight!
In the articles of interest below, learn how to find your niche, advice for first-time authors and what 30 things you could do to be unstoppable. It was wonderful working on preparations for this year’s conference. Once again I want to thank everyone that submitted speaker proposals, the response was truly overwhelming and in a good way. Information on exhibitor, sponsorship and NNBA's 2016 Shark Tank competition will be published in the next Newsletter. I look forward to seeing many of you this October; get ready for a fabulous conference experience in Las Vegas!
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Articles of Interest
5 Steps You Can Use to Find Your Niche
Entrepreneur Magazine
Advice to First Time Authors
Michael Hyatt Blog
30 Things If You Want to Be Unstoppable
Success Magazine
You want to start a business, but the thing that's holding you back is the market niche you know you need to choose. And, honestly, this can be tricky: You could list all of your interests and passions and still come away feeling as if you haven't hit upon the singular thing you were meant to do.

Yet putting that kind of pressure on yourself to choose the exact right niche may cause paralysis.

Certainly, you want to do your due diligence in selecting a viable niche business, but it's better to get up and running than to wait around. That way, you can test out ideas, enter the market sooner and learn from your successes and failures. That way, too, if your first business doesn't take off, you can always take what you've learned from previous attempts and move forward with new ideas.
As the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson, I receive a lot of email from would-be authors who are trying to get published. Because I make my email address public, it’s pretty easy to get to me.

However, by the time I hear from people, they are usually frustrated. They can’t get anyone in the book publishing world to respond, and they are convinced that they have a killer-idea. “If only someone would just read my manuscript,” they plead.The problem is that most publishers will not review unsolicited proposals or manuscripts. When I worked at Thomas Nelson, I personally received hundreds of proposals each year; my staff received thousands. Publishers simply don’t have the resources to review these. It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.
A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.

Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don’t compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do—only that you will be forced to respond. Even though they don’t compete with you, they make you compete with them.

Are you unstoppable? By the end of this blog you will be.

Let’s get started: 

1. Don’t think - know and act.

Rather than analyzing and thinking, act. Attuned to your senses, and with complete trust in yourself, do what you instinctively feel you should. As Oprah has said, “Every right decision I have ever made has come from my gut.
NNBA Members Spotlight
Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP®
President and Chief Learning Officer, Nurse Builders
President and Chief Mentoring Officer, Nurse Mentoring Institute

Keynote Address 10-15-2016
Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Business Ownership As
THE Difference-Maker for the Life and Work You Really Want
Dr. Louise Jakubik is a pediatric nursing and workforce development expert who has been a business owner and entrepreneur for more than 11 years. She is a seasoned national speaker, consultant, and author who lives in 2 business lanes: pediatric nursing and mentoring. Louise is the president and chief learning officer of Nurse Builders, a nursing consulting firm specializing in pediatric nursing education and practice. Her pediatric clinical practice experiences include a variety of roles including clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner and staff nurse. She is also the president and chief mentoring officer of the Nurse Mentoring Institute, an organization dedicated to creating mentoring culture in nursing through evidence-based mentoring programs and consulting onsite at hospitals. Dr. Jakubik is a mentoring thought leader and research scientist with over a decade of outcomes research studying the benefits of mentoring for individuals and the organizations in which they work.

In 2014, Dr. Jakubik received the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speakers Association; she is one of fewer than 30 nurses in the world who have earned this designation and she typically travels more than 40 out of 52 weeks per year on paid speaking engagements. As an author, she has written over 30 books and scholarly articles, as well as two valid and reliable nursing research instruments to measure the practices and benefits of mentoring in nursing. As a publisher, she has published over 40 books, study cards, DVDs, and Audio CDs. In April of 2016, she was awarded the 2016 Mentor Award from the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).  
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