Subject: NNBA News Registration OPEN ~ Announcing Keynote Speaker! ~ The Best Way to Get What You Want

President's Corner
March 15, 2019
Dear Nurses,

Registration is OPEN and nurses are registering for NNBA’s annual signature event, Nurse Entrepreneurship and Career Alternatives Conference! Explore the agenda at Nationally acclaimed speakers, leading nurse entrepreneurs, and business experts will provide nurses with the information, tools, and actionable take-a-ways they need to start their own nursing business. As well as making their current business even more successful, while being exposed to a wealth of alternative career options. There are over twenty sessions to choose from, and 14 eligible contact hours. This is an educational and professional development event designed to give attendees the benefit of learning from top-ranked experts on relevant topics, and connect with prestigious speakers and like-minded colleagues.

I have the honor of announcing Dr. Scharmaine Lawson, FNP, FAANP, FAAN to kick off #NNBA2019 with her keynote address, “The Entrepreneurial Nurse”. Scharmaine is the author of Nola the Nurse®, and started the first nurse practitioner Housecall practice in the state of Louisiana. Winner of multiple awards, seen on CBS and NBC, Scharmaine is the CEO of Advanced Clinical Consultants in New Orleans, LA.

Have you checked out our new look?  and scroll down thepage to see and hear what nurses are saying about the NNBA. 

I routinely say how important it is for nurses to understand numbers and negotiating, because lack of that knowledge cost me literally millions in my career. Common Business Negotiation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them is our first article of interest below. The Best Way To Get What You Want? Focus On Your Customers' Needs is our second article, and its emphasis is always leading with the value you can provide. Multiple studies agree that when you extend kindness, you receive benefits as well. Here are 10 Simple Ways to Spread the Optimism and Positive Energy Starting Today.

There is a reason nurses come to NNBA’s annual conference. Our theme, Empowering Nurses through Entrepreneurship provides you with massive-content value on multiple approaches to using your nursing knowledge and experience. If you are ready for change, want to be ahead of the curve, and drive your career forward, then be sure to register now (get the best savings by choosing the early bird registration). I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas, September 27 – 29th. Record numbers of nurses are looking for opportunities to have more freedom, flexibility and additional income streams. We had to close registration last year, so be sure to register early!

Unconventionally yours,

Articles of Interest
Common Business Negotiation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The Best Way To Get What You Want? Focus On Your Customers' Needs

Entrepreneur Magazine
10 Simple Ways to Spread the Optimism and Positive Energy Starting Today

Positivity Blog
One of the things I have learned the hard way over my years in business, and in advising others, is that it takes more than passion, creativity, and hard work to start and grow a business.

A key skill that many of you don't appreciate is the ability to effectively manage the negotiations that come with every business. The results are lost opportunity, poor contracts, or a failed business.

For example, one of the first decisions that most of you entrepreneurs face is how much equity to give to early investors, co-founders, and key new hires. These are tough and sensitive decisions, especially for technologists and introverts, who may prefer to let their innovations speak for them.
A curious email rolled into my inbox recently. The subject line was “Write article.” And here was the entire message:

“Hi Jeff. I wanted to write an article, who do I speak with? Thanks.”

Maybe you have some questions. I do! What kind of article does this person want to write? What makes them qualified? Why would I want to publish it? When did my name become Jeff? And that’s just the start.

But let’s focus on the most telling word in this email -- the one that explains what went wrong, and should serve as a warning sign for us all. The word is wanted, as in “I wanted to write an article.” The email writer led with what he wanted, not with what he could provide. And although his email was particularly clumsy, his mistake was very common.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston Churchill


It can turn a situation that looks negative or bleak into an opportunity or something to learn from.

It can replace the draining thoughts of pessimism with something that will create more positive energy and enthusiasm again.

And it can help you to jump over obstacles, to keep moving when you fall or stumble and to not give up just because you have had a couple of temporary setbacks.

So not just adding more of it to your own life but to the lives of the people in your world too is a good idea.
About the NNBA
The National Nurses in Business Association, the vanguard of the nurse entrepreneurship movement, provides education, support, empowerment and opportunities for nurses in business since 1985. Thousands of nurses over the past 34 years have benefited from membership in the NNBA and launched successful businesses. The NNBA is the #1 Nurse Business Owner Network and serves as The Collective Voice of Nurse Entrepreneurship. Learn about joining the NNBA by clicking here.
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