Subject: Innovative Strategies for Nurse Entrepreneurs - Tips & Resources ~ NNBA Newsletter

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Presidents Corner                     September 15, 2015

Excitement is building with less than 3 weeks until our 30th Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives Conference located at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. 30 years is a true milestone for any organization, especially one that has been the bell ringer for nurse entrepreneurship!

Business Opportunities
NNBA members save $100 on registration. Learn why nurse entrepreneurship is growing rapidly in the US today. Discover emerging opportunities for nurses in the post health care reform environment. Hone your business skills. Learn new strategies. Discover non-traditional career options. Participate in powerful networking opportunities with like-minded nurses. This conference provides great networking, marketing and mentoring opportunities.
Everyone is Talking About
Everyone is excited about this year’s two extra special events: NNBA’s Shark Tank Competition and The Pearls of Wisdom segment where conference attendees will hear priceless information from past NNBA presidents and mega successful entrepreneurs. Your nursing colleagues will be presenting to our Shark Tank Judges who will be determining the winner! Prizes, awards and events that will have you informed, motivated and inspired!
Blogging to Build Your Business!
Do you want to learn how to blog and how blogging could build your business? Brittney Wilson promises to share with you the information that has made her a highly influential social media personality as The Nerdy Nurse. Brittney has a focused pre-conference on Friday afternoon and is speaking Sunday afternoon for all our nurses. You don’t want to miss this fantastic and rare opportunity! Register here and read more about The Nerdy Nurse below in our member’s spotlight.
Award Winning Photographer
Internationally recognized and award winning photographer Debbie Lefever will be photographing our event this year. Debbie is also offering professional head shots; an unbelievable value for $50.00. There are very limited times and slots available for this amazing opportunity. Signups will be on a clipboard when you check-in / register and payment will be by check or cash only. Debbie worked with Mark Victor Hansen of Chicken Soup For the Soul® books for several years. Check out

To our nurses subscribers and to the nurses coming to our conference, thank you for taking part in delivering the message that nurses make great business owners, leaders and mentors! Please share this newsletter with nurses that you know and care about.

See you in the Crown Room!
Unconventionally yours,

Articles of Interest
11 Productivity Hacks From Successful Entrepreneurs

Business Insider
Startup CEOs not only have to manage a team of employees, they have to build a company from the ground up. So, of course, this requires a hands-on approach and a typically massive workload.
To deal with all of these responsibilities, the best entrepreneurs figure out tricks that help them manage their time and maximize their efficiency.
Best Franchises To Own: Why Home Healthcare Is Hot

Forbes Magazine
The franchise world has grown over the past 60 years to encompass nearly every type of business — if you want your taxes done, your sidewalk pressure-washed, your windshield repaired, your house cleaned, your dog walked, or a fast-food burger, franchise owners can do that for you.
5 Online Marketing Strategies for a Tight Budget

Entrepreneur Magazine
In a world where attention is currency, it's becoming increasingly more difficult to attract the eyes and ears of your target market. Not only are you up against larger companies with nicely funded marketing departments, you're also competing with social media and a multitude of other distractions for the attention of your prospects.
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NNBA Members Spotlight
Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN
The Nerdy Nurse

Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, also known as The Nerdy Nurse, is a highly influential social media personality. She is a community manager for Next Wave Connect and has a background in clinical informatics.

In her day job she gets to do what she loves every day: Combine technology and healthcare to improve lives. She can best be described as a patient, nurse and technology advocate, and has a passion for using technology to innovate, improve and simplify lives, especially in the healthcare arena. Brittney is the author of The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology and she blogs about nursing, technology, healthcare, parenting, and various lifestyle topics on She is highly influential on social media and you can connect with her directly on twitter or facebook.

Brittney offers a variety of services including:

  • Freelance writing
  • Sponsored blog posts
  • Technology and nursing reviews
  • Speaking
  • Social media consulting
  • Conference attendance and coverage
For more information on Brittney Wilson, see
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NNBA President, Michelle Podlesni will 
be speaking at NHCGNE 15th Annual Academic Leadership Conference on November 17 - 18, 2015 in Orlando, FL. 


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