Subject: Nurse Entrepreneurship - Steps to Getting Rich – Inside Legislation

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President's Corner                                              March 15, 2017
Announcements & Upcoming Events
It’s an exciting time of year as we move the clocks forward and are moving quickly towards announcing the opening of registration for #NNBA2017. Since 1985, this organization has been dedicated to the advancement and promotion of Nurses in Business and Nurse Entrepreneurship. Our signature annual conference is true to our mission, and provides nurses massive valuable information, actionable take-a-ways and follow-up resources regarding current and emerging options for today’s nurse. More than 20 sessions will be presented by nationally acclaimed speakers, leading Nurse Entrepreneurs and inspirational business leaders. This conference weekend, September 8-10, 2017, changes lives. We have seen this repetitively through the years. NNBA’s membership program and annual conference is filled with evidenced based nurse business owner success! 

Keynote: Hall of Fame Speaker and NY Times Bestselling Author LeAnn Thieman
Kicking off NNBA’s 32nd Annual Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives Conference; LeAnn is the author of 16 books including the recently released Chicken Soup for the Soul, Inspiration for Nurses. Her book, This Must Be My Brother, details her daring adventure in South Vietnam of “Operation Babylift”. After this story was featured in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, LeAnn became one of Chicken Soup’s most prolific writers.

Entries are Adding Up for NNBA’s Shark Tank
We have already received 5 entries for this year’s Shark Tank competition! Make sure that you don’t miss a great opportunity to share with our audience about your business or idea and compete to win some amazing prizes and cash award! This event receives a great deal of buzz and promotional exposure. While this format is very educational; we also have a great deal of fun listening to our colleagues pitch to the Sharks. Who are the Sharks? There will be some surprises for sure! Interested in entering the tank? You can enter here:
Great Benefit - Free Webpage
Your own web page to promote yourself and your business! Website presence, SEO optimized content and backlinks benefit NNBA members. If you don’t have a website or if you do have a website; online visibility helps people to find you, learn about your business and the services you provide. This benefit alone is worth more than double the cost of the $149.00 membership. Just fill out the Web Presence Application form and within 3-5 business days, your webpage will be up! 

In the articles of interest below, NNBA member and Nurse Attorney Lorie Brown shares with us How Bills Become Law. It’s great for us to be aware of what we can do to help craft legislation; thank you Lorie. Websites are important to the small business owner and the 5 Key Elements Every Website Should Have is a powerful quick read. Financial health is a component of our total health. I have read many books and articles about money, mainly because I have made many money mistakes in the past. This last article is one of my very favorites and I agree with every one of the 12 Practical Steps of Getting Rich. Looking forward to announcing registration soon for #NNBA2017!
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.
Incubators & Entrepreneurship Centers - Shared Workspaces Business - University Entrepreneurship Centers
Have you researched if any of these type facilities are near you? Many of these have been created on the particular needs of a region and usually driven by local economic needs. They can be technology based, service based, healthcare based, retail based or manufacturing based. There are hundreds of Incubators, Shared Work Spaces and University Entrepreneurship Centers all over the country. I have been to the Cove here in Orange County, that is part of the University of California’s Irvine Campus. While I am not interested in renting space there, I have enjoyed going to several Lunch & Learn programs. Just place the categories above in a search engine like Google to see if there are any in your area. Then go and check it out; the networking alone is helpful as you grow your business.

Articles of Interest
How Your Bill Becomes Law
Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD
5 Key Elements Every Small Business Website Should Have
Entrepreneur Magazine
12 Practical Steps to Getting Rich

Entrepreneur Magazine

Congratulations to South Dakota for becoming the most recent State to pass a law to grant full and direct access to Nurse Practitioners! This is the 22nd State to authorize NPs to provide the full scope of services to the public. Certainly, this will enhance patients’ ability to access high quality health care.

Just how are laws made? Let’s take some time here to learn about how you can get one in the law books.

First, you need to find one of your State’s legislators who will “sponsor” and introduce your bill. It’s helpful to seek out members who are on the Health Committee because all bills must first go through Committee.
Your business may be small, but a business website is no longer optional -- even if you serve a local customer base, and have no intentions of selling your products or services online.

Here are five essentials every small business website should include:

1. A powerful home page
Your website’s home page is the first impression you give the online world about your business: It should clearly communicate your business’s brand image through appealing visuals and copy, along with:
Every entrepreneur dreams of being rich. They dream of having the power to pull fiscal strings, able to command a vast fortune and make money while they sleep, all while enjoying a life replete with leisure and pleasure. Yet, in a world where the have-nots far outweigh the haves, where just over 1,800 individuals across the entire planet can call themselves billionaires -- a mere blip on the percentage scale of the world's population -- not only are most not rich, they're also heavily indebted.

The truth? While some might seek the answers or secrets to getting rich in life, others are simply struggling to keep their heads above water. 
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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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