Subject: Nurse Entrepreneurship ~ Game Changer ~ Register for #NNBA2017

President's Corner
October 15, 2017
Dear Nurses,

This is an email I received last week. "I owe a lot of my success to going to the NNBA conference last year. It gave me a lot of confidence looking around and seeing all of these other nurses starting businesses and following their passions. Not only did I leave with a notebook full of ideas and tools, but I also left with new friends and connections that I was able to reach out to as I built my business. NNBA is an incredible community and gave me the motivation I needed to really go for it. A year later, I am running a successful company and doing what I love. I am really looking forward to attending future conferences.” - Jamie Jablonowski, RN, BSN, CHC Founder, Soul Arrow.
Gather with like-minded nurses from all over the country, gain confidence to start a business and discover multiple opportunities for nurse entrepreneurs. You can do this, November 17-19, register here:

Based on a survey by Medscape, the average full time inpatient nurse earned $84,000 in 2016. Male nurses continue to make more than female nurses although they have less years’ experience. Not the same for Nurse Business Owners, where the playing field is even and the value you bring to the marketplace determines your compensation; there are no income limits for entrepreneurial nurses!

Have you taken advantage of the FREE web page benefit for NNBA members? Take a look at Terri Ann Parnell DNP, MA, RN, FAAN or Keith Carlson BSN, RN, NC-BC as examples. By going to the members benefit page and clicking on you are walked through an intuitive, fill in form where you can say who you are, what you do and how people can contact you. Yes, there are actual links to your website; and if you don’t have a website, now people can find you when they google your name! All these cyber links add up, get it while it is FREE because come January 1st, there will be a fee.

It is just over a month until we are gathering on St. Pete Beach! Make sure to make your hotel reservations and say NNBA Conference so you get the negotiated discount rate at the Sirata Beach Resort (800) 344-5999. As a reminder, no refunds will be issued for cancellations after October 14, 2017, or for no-shows.

In the articles below, The Check That Changed My Life, was written by NNBA member, Pat Iyer, RN MSN, CNLC. It is such a good read, as it presents one of the essential attributes nurses must have to be successful in business; courage. Pat has built, grown and sold a very lucrative legal nurse consultant business and we are fortunate to have Pat providing a session on How to Build a Lucrative Legal Nurse Consultant Business, register here: Brittney Wilson, The Nerdy Nurse and I were highlighted in the cover article for Minority Nurse Magazine, “Alternative Career Paths”. This is the second year I have been interviewed in this magazine and I love how they are promoting nurse entrepreneurship! Fabulous opportunity for you nurses that love to write, Brittney Wilson and Kati Kleber are presenting the Nurse Blogging 101: Building a Profitable Business and Community Workshop, why not learn from the best? And the last article, 25 Great Business Rules; well, it rules! I think it is a great collection that needs reviewed at different times and stages of your business growth.

33 days to St. Pete’s Beach!

Unconventionally yours,

Nurse Business Insider Tip                              by Michelle Podlesni
Where Nurses in Business will share an insider tip that may benefit other nurses in different stages of business development.
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Expand your network, build meaningful relationships and find innovative ideas for your entrepreneurial venture. Attend our annual educational conference on Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives and discover the unlimited choices in nursing!
Articles of Interest
The Check That Changed My Life
Pat Iyer’s Blog
Alternative Career Paths
Resource Minority Nurse Magazine
25 Great Business Rules
Beckers Hospital Review – Scott Becker
I felt my body tremble as I was ushered into the office of Claire Fagin, the Dean of the School of Nursing of University of Pennsylvania I attended. It seemed like the office was the size of a football field. I eased into the chair opposite the dean’s desk and took a deep breath.

“What can I do for you, Pat?”

“I came to ask for money. I’m broke.”

I was a 28-year-old graduate student who had an incredible professional opportunity to present at a conference and no resources to be able to take advantage of it. 
You’ve burned out as a nurse—now what? By some estimates, a third of hospital nurses leave the bedside within the first two years. Although some nurses transition to other specialties, many leave the profession altogether. But there are a number of options for departing nurses that make good use of their education and experience. That way, personal reinvention can equal career progression. Jobs with health care–allied organizations, such as insurance or pharmaceutical companies, provide a corporate route. Forays into business as a consultant, trainer, or product developer provide an entrepreneurial path. The following four nurses show it’s possible to successfully navigate either type of alternative career. Here’s how...
1. A simple strategy is better than a complex strategy.

2. A starting business plan (and an annual plan for most businesses or business units) should be written on one to two pages, not 80 to 100 pages.

3. Great people who do their jobs are everything in a business.

4. While you can measure anything, cash flow remains a very top thing to measure.

5. You can’t underestimate the importance of a great leader in a business.

6. A team that is terrific on collections and billing is an underappreciated, important asset of any company.
About the NNBA
The National Nurses in Business Association, the forerunner of the nurse entrepreneurship movement, provides education, support, empowerment and opportunities for nurses in business since 1985. Thousands of nurses over the past 30 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 Voice of Nurse Entrepreneurship™. Learn about joining the NNBA by clicking here.
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