Subject: NNBA News ~ NNBA Nurse Entrepreneurs ~ Exhibitor Info ~ Reasons Nurses Start Businesses

President's Corner
March 15, 2023
Dear Nurses,

Are you ready to discover how your diverse experience as a nurse translates into high-demand and emerging business opportunities? NNBA’s Nurse Entrepreneurship and Career Alternatives Conference is an educational development event eligible for CEs. This conference provides massive value with nationally recognized speakers, relevant and compelling topics, and powerful collaborative networking that is off the charts. You can check out the speakers, topics, agenda and the hotel information here:

Typical nursing education does not incorporate business knowledge - the NNBA bridges that gap. Nurses have trusted the NNBA to learn how to start, how to grow, and how to keep nursing businesses successful for over 37 years. Review the benefits of membership here, one of which is $100 savings off the conference:

Articles of Interest:

You have something to offer, so stop keeping it from the world, share it! Farah Laurent offers nurses 7 Reasons to Start Your Nursing Business: Show Up and Show Out, in our first article of interest below.

We are not recommending Tik Tok social media, but you may change your mind about influencer marketing after reading How Poppi Went from Kitchen Brew to TikTok Sensation.

Do you think You’re Already Moving to Your Next Career? This article is filled with golden nuggets of truth. The author states “Forget the Great Resignation. Millions of Americans are looking for a Great Reinvention.” A good deal of those millions are nurses. For career changers, it may first emerge as a side hustle, a hobby, or that you need another chapter. Whatever your age, if you’re considering a new direction in your life or career, you may be closer than you think.


For Exhibitor and Sponsor information click here: Exhibitor Tables are going fast!

We have negotiated an amazing group discount with South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa. Save money by using NNBA’s group discount. The cutoff date to receive the group discount for your room reservations is July 12th. A dedicated webpage for the NNBA is available for attendees to book their hotel rooms online.

We get so many requests for help with websites. I am pleased to announce Journey Care as an NNBA Vetted Referral. If you are in need of website solutions visit

You can check out NNBA’s Nurse Entrepreneur’s Exchange interview with Heather Wilson, RN, CFCS, the Founder & Owner of Foot and Nail Institute on the home page of Nurse entrepreneurs share inside information on the impact and influence of their businesses. NNBA members can just log-in and start watching all 18! This is how nurses become entrepreneurs and how nurses succeed in business!

Nurses, be sure to follow the NNBA Nurses in Business on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to not miss any important announcements, tips or opportunities.

Unconventionally yours,

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Articles of Interest
7 Reasons To Start Your Nursing Business: Show up and Show out!

Farah Laurent
What is my number one regret in nursing? Not starting my Nurse career coaching business sooner!! In nursing school, the focus is truly on passing the NCLEX and not much time is spent exploring all the different opportunities in nursing. It is time to shatter the old narratives and expand our horizons! Traditionally nurses do not look to entrepreneurship as an option, however more nurses are now seeing its benefits! When nurses are truly passionate about what they do, they are truly unstoppable!
Here are 7 Reasons why you should start your nursing business!

1. Expertise
You are an expert in nursing, and you have a plethora of information to share! Yes you do!! There are over 80 nursing roles! How do I know? Because I wrote them all down one day to prepare for my Linkedln live show! Even as a nursing student, you have a tremendous amount of knowledge to share. As a nursing student you can start you own tutoring business and tutor other nursing students. The possibilities are endless, and we need to refrain from putting limits on ourselves and our potential. So spread your knowledge!
How Poppi Went from Kitchen Brew to TikTok Sensation

Allison Ellsworth started her career on the road, conducting research for the oil and gas industry. After seven years, she felt it taking a toll on her health.

One thing that seemed to help: Drinking shots of apple cider vinegar. Unfortunately, Ellsworth hated the taste. "It was one of those things I was just choking down every day," she tells Inc.'s What I Know podcast. "It wasn't something I was looking forward to, but I loved the health benefits."
Ellsworth took her discontent to her own kitchen. She brewed up batches of tea and prebiotic sodas, aiming for a tasty, fruity, shelf-stable, drink that was low in sugar. "I started just tinkering around for months on infusing different vinegars and simmering down raspberries," Ellsworth says. Finally, she came to a drink that was a bit like a healthy soda, a bit like kombucha--but a whole new thing. Her husband, Steven, who'd become her co-founder, liked it. So did customers at her local Texas farmers' market.
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You’re Already Moving to Your Next Career

Three years after the pandemic shutdown, the crisis may be receding, but we don’t seem any closer to the “new normal” than we were back then, especially when it comes to the workplace. More than two-thirds of Americans aren’t feeling engaged with their work, according to a recent Gallup poll, and job unhappiness is at a record high. Many are considering switching careers altogether. Forget the Great Resignation. Millions of Americans are looking for a Great Reinvention.

But how do you figure out what’s next? In the popular imagination, reinvention requires some kind of abrupt transformation or sudden epiphany, a metamorphosis from ugly duckling to swan. Mark Zuckerberg goes from college kid to tech billionaire. Boom. Vera Wang from figure skater to bridal designer. It’s daunting. It seems unattainable to the rest of us—a big disincentive to even try.

But that conventional wisdom is wrong. I’ve spent the past three years interviewing people who have reimagined their work lives, ranging in age from their 20s to their 90s. Read More
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