Subject: Nurse Entrepreneurs ~ Call for Speakers ~ Nurses in Business News

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Presidents Corner           January 15, 2016

Strategic organizational and clinical changes in our healthcare delivery system are causing unprecedented opportunities for Nurse Entrepreneurship. It is an exciting time as 2016 rolls out and I look forward to seeing what new business models will appear. The NNBA is busy as well, adding more services and upgrading some areas of our technology. For the past 20 months we have delivered this newsletter with announcements, tips, articles, and career opportunities on the first and fifteenth of each month. Many of you have replied to me that you enjoy the articles or that a particular piece of information was just what you needed. And several nurses that responded to the career opportunities, have secured additional income and new roles. Our plan is to continue delivering the newsletter; however, I am going to change it up from time to time. For example, in this issue and then quarterly, we will publish our new NNBA members. Please join me in welcoming them to our National Nurses in Business Association's community.
We are getting some amazing speaker proposals! The Call for Speakers can be found at this link: Please submit a proposal if you are interested in speaking or conducting a pre-conference because the deadline of February 15th is approaching. If you missed last year check out and save the dates for NNBA’s signature Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives event scheduled for October 14 – 16th, 2016 in Las Vegas. 
Exciting news for NNBA member, Terri Ann Parnell, DNP, RN. Her book, Health Literacy in Nursing: Providing Person-Centered Care, recently received third place in the Nursing Management and Leadership category of the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) 2015 Book of the Year Award. 
AANLCP is hosting a FREE webinar.  Colleen Manzetti, DNP, RN, CNLCP, CNE is introducing a new RN to MSN program in a free webinar on Academic Progression in Nursing and the Nurse Life Care Planner. This webinar is scheduled for January 20th at 10AM PST/ 1PM EST and you can register at:
While words like sales, prospects and leads are foreign sounding to most nurses, shifting our mindset allows us to see how similar the more familiar words are like patient, census and community. Nurse entrepreneurs make the transition well and the article below by Brian Tracy helps sharpen our sales skills. How do you stand out in a crowd? You may want to see how to make your branding more impactful. Social media is marketing and marketing is all about building relationships. My favorite article this week is on building relationships on social media.
Unconventionally yours,

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Articles of Interest
15 Surefire Prospecting Tips to Acquire More Customers

Brian Tracy
How To Make Your Brand More Impactful

There Is Nothing Virtual About Building Relationships on Social Media

Entrepreneur Magazine
Is cold-calling a thing of the past? And if it is, how else do you find new customers?

Prospecting is often considered the top challenge when it comes to growing a business.

If you’re relying on cold-calling, it can be awkward and unproductive.

A new way of looking at cold-calling is not doing it at all. Instead, marketers are warm-calling. Research the prospect before you even pick up the phone so that you can really find a problem they have and offer a solution.

In addition to personalization, use these prospecting tips to help you succeed at acquiring more customers.
Read More
Entrepreneurship isn’t easy. Many business owners set out to build thriving enterprises. Working day and night, they try to earn enough business to keep them moving forward. But it’s not enough. Instead of growing, they remain stagnant. Or even worse, they decline. If you’re an entrepreneur, you may have found yourself in this situation.

Let’s face it: You have competition. There are other companies that provide an offering similar to yours. Chances are, you’re not the only one who can offer the benefits you provide. In the world of entrepreneurship, success depends greatly on your ability to stand out from the crowd.
Read More
I remember saying that if I could ever figure out how a person could be in two places at once I’d retire a billionaire.

And then, I figured it out.

Because being in two places or more simultaneously is exactly what social media allows us to appear to do. With a nearly endless supply of apps designed to cross-post anything we can enter into a digital device, you’d think the impossible had finally been achieved.

Certainly a lot of innovative people have ensured a comfortable retirement by making that illusion easy to create. But what is it costing entrepreneurs who fall prey to it?
Read More
NNBA Welcomes New Members
Cristina Lipinski, RN
Scottsdale, AZ

Lori Armstrong, MSN, NEA-BC
Oakley, CA

Melinda Ercia, RN
Burbank, CA

May Hamlin, RN MSN/ED
Chino Hills, CA

Kristie Quinn, RN, MSN
 Stevenson Ranch, CA

Laura Richardson, RN, BSN, PHN
Torrance, CA

Lana Taylor
Santa Clarita, CA

Amparo Titmus, RN MSN
Elk Grove, CA

Rhonda Woodfine, RN
Redondo Beach, CA

Dianne Maroney
Parker, CO

Daniel Berman, DBA,MSN,RN, FACHE
Fernandina Beach, FL

Judith Schaetzer, RN, BSN
Venice, FL

Ky Arnold, BSN
Augusta, GA

Tamishiwa King, RN
Columbus, GA

Pamela Collins, RN,BSN
Chicago, IL

Joanie Reneer, RN, BSN
Evansville, IN

Wendy Dusenbury, DNP,APRN, FNP-BC, CNRN, ANVP-BC
Andover, KS

Barbara Mai, Ph.D., APRN, BC-P
Gaithersburg, MD

Traci Cowan, RN, BSN
Lamar, MS

Danielle McCarthy, BSN RN-BC
Belgrade, MT

North Carolina
Donna Kinard, BSN
Rocky Mount, NC

New York
Sue Ciraulo, RN, MSN, MHA
Buffalo, NY

Avrille Davis, RN/CNS-BC
Wappingers Falls, NY

Ghandy Jean-Gilles, RN, BSN
Brooklyn, NY

Donna Paul, BSN
Brooklyn, NY

Shanina Knighton, BA,BSN, RN
Euclid, OH

Karen Leaton, RN, BSN
Cincinnati, OH

Nancy Zangmeister, CCM, CRRN, CLCP, 
Pataskala, OH

Joni Tiller, RN, BSN, MA, NEA-BC, FACHE
Norman, OK

Ontario, Canada
Kathleen Suta, RN, BSN
North York, ON

Kathleen Apollon-Ferron, RN, BSN, CCRN
Tobyhanna, PA

Adrienne Moon, RN
Pittsburgh, PA

Amy Smith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Sharon, PA

Barbara Haskins, RN
Amarillo, TX

J Taylor Harden, PhD, RN
Fairfax Station, VA

Omobola Oyeleye, RN-BC, CNE, MSN, M.Ed, 
Centreville, VA

Richard Hodapp
Tukwila, WA

Delores Usea
Lynnwood, WA

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