Subject: Millionaire Mindsets ~ Nurse Entrepreneur Info & Tips ~ Celebrate! ~ NNBA Newsletter

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More Shark Tank!
NNBA’s 2016 Shark Tank Competition returns and you can swim with the sharks by applying here: Everyone from last year wanted to see more of the tank and many nurses in the audience said they planned to be part of this years’ experience. We already have our first application so all you creative nurses go on over and apply. Remember, NNBA’s Shark Tank does not require a business plan, financial statements or any supporting documents. It is literally “pure pitch”, with nothing but the value of your idea and presenting skills to support it. Prizes will be awarded so you don’t want to miss this fun event.
Nurse Entrepreneurship is Growing!
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: and 
Celebrate Nurses Week
Don’t miss the articles of interest below where you will learn the mindsets of millionaires and find money in unexpected places! The NNBA loves that National Small Business Week coincides with National Nurses Week.  Check out the article, "What You Can Learn During National Small Business Week".  Modupe Opapeju, BSN, RN helps graduate nurses pass the NCLEX, read more about Rophem Nursing Education in our Members Spotlight. In celebrating nurse’s week Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD is giving away an electronic version of her book “From Frustrated to Fulfilled: The Empowered Nurses’ System” from now until May 12, 2016. Use this link: before May 12th. If you are or are interested in Legal Nurse Consultant Success, you won’t want to miss Lorie’s breakout session at this year’s conference. 

In closing this issue’s corner…

Thank you for the amazing nurse you are and remember to allow yourself to feel the gratitude of the many lives that you have touched and continue to influence. Feel the connection to millions of nurses in this country and around the world recognizing that you are making the world a better place!
Unconventionally yours,

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Articles of Interest
The Best Places You’ve Never Heard of to Raise Money
Inc. Magazine
What You Can Learn During Small Business Week 2016
Success Magazine
10 Secret Mindsets of Multi-Millionaires
Entrepreneur Magazine
I took a meeting this morning with a first time founder who meekly asked if I could explain the seed stage funding landscape - who exactly are these angels and their groups, how does a fund operate, where exactly does one meet investors? He'd heard the jargon but didn't quite understand it, and figured when he was ready to do more than work from home, it was time to go find other people's money.

Fundraising is a drag - time consuming, confusing and endless. There's no roadmap. The process is frustratingly opaque, even, frankly, to those of us on the other side of the conversation.
As the nation celebrates National Small Business Week from May 1 through 7 to recognize entrepreneurs and small-business owners, we’re marking the occasion with an events guide for you to participate virtually, watch live and join the conversation on Twitter.

Consider this: According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans own or work for a small business. Perhaps more important, small businesses make up a significant chunk of job growth by creating approximately two out of every three new jobs in the country each year.
I have a ton of rich friends who've wanted me to write this for a long time.

Yesterday, I was chatting with future billionaire, Josh McAfee (Founder of McAfee Institute), who told me how to build a billion-dollar company. Like many of my wealthy comrades, he couldn't stop talking about the mindset of being a multi-millionaire.

Kenneth Cole, the famous fashion designer, told me that sticking with your gut is the key to building a sustainable business. Kevin O'Leary (the Shark Tank star) showed me the value of holding only profitable relationships. 
NNBA Members Spotlight
Modupe Opapeju, BSN RN
Modupe Opapeju, BSN RN is the CEO & Founder of Rophem Nursing Education, a Florida limited liability company; a proven educational program that specializes in helping graduate nurses to pass the NCLEX examination with a passing rate above 96%. As the founder of Rophem Nursing Education, Modupe believes that every student should be given the opportunity to be successful. She believes that students want to be great achievers and each nursing student has individual strengths, weaknesses, and their own barriers to learning & success. She specializes in helping students to figure out what those barriers are and then provides the best assistance possible with personal attention given to each student.

Because of the passion for student’s success; Modupe designed the specialized program to help nursing students boost their knowledge and increase critical thinking abilities not only in class but on the NCLEX Exam and as professional nurses. When the program started, many of Modupe’s successful students are repeat test takers. Her NCLEX review program has contributed in raising the NCLEX pass rate at the College of Nursing where she serves as Adjunct Faculty teaching Fundamentals, Pharmacology, and Med-Surg Nursing.

Modupe’s passion for teaching started in 1991 when she taught Physics with the Lagos State Teaching Service Commission in Nigeria for 14 years. She later participated in the American Green Card Lottery, which brought her to the US where she is able to combine her teaching experience with nursing.

Modupe obtained her ADN & BSN from Saint Petersburg College. She has worked as a bedside nurse in Cardiac Telemetry, Women Surgical/Oncology, and many Nursing homes.

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