Subject: Nurse’s Business - Announcing our Keynote Speaker! - Entrepreneurs

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President's Corner                                              February 15, 2017
Announcements & Upcoming Events
Nationally Acclaimed Nurse, Author and Hall of Fame Speaker 
LeAnn Thieman is #NNBA 2017 Keynote Speaker!
It is an honor to announce that LeAnn Thieman is 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 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. That’s when Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame called and asked her to co-author Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul. When it hit the New York Times Best Seller list, she went on to coauthor 11 more Chicken Soup titles. 

More to come so save the dates: September 8-10, 2017 on St. Pete’s Beach, Florida
NNBA Shark Tank Registration Open!
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 the 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, enter here.
Free Webpage for NNBA Members Only
NNBA members can have their own web page to promote themselves and their business. For nurses that don’t have a website, a web presence is a must in today’s digital age. People have to be able to find you, learn about your business and the products and services you have to offer. For nurses that have a website, you will benefit from backlinks to your site, which definitely helps your SEO. This benefit alone is worth more than double the cost of your membership. Just fill out the Web Presence Application form and within 3-5 business days, your webpage will be up! 
Research Study on Nurse Entrepreneurship
You are being asked to participate in a research study that is being conducted by Sharon Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI-R, FAAN, CSP (past speaker at #NNBA2015 and #NNBA2016) in collaboration with Marla Vannucci, PhD of Adler University. This research is intended to learn about nurse entrepreneurship, to understand the experiences of nurse entrepreneurs, the skills upon which they have relied for success, challenges they face, and their experiences of self-care and work-life balance. Questions about the study or the survey can be directed to Sharon Weinstein at or Marla Vannucci at Click here:
Nurse Entrepreneurship Study

We actually learn more from when we fail than from when we succeed. I have been a business owner for over 14 years and I know that the times one of my business ideas failed was ultimately what gave me the essential information to succeed with the next idea. The article of interest below, Why Some Businesses Fail While Others Succeed really nails it. Lots of calls the past couple weeks from several new members. Each of them were out to change and improve their business. All of them were on different plot points on the business life cycle and I was really inspired after speaking with them. I referred several of our member’s websites and want to make sure that you either have your account profile completely filled in or that you have requested a Member’s Web Presence page. The more I know about you and what you provide the more I can make referrals! The Tax Hacks for Entrepreneurs is a must read and it’s pretty great that the NNBA Conference and membership dues are deductible! Make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to meet LeAnn Thieman at NNBA’s 32nd Annual Conference on Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives! 
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.
Goal Setting: I believe most of us are familiar with how to set SMART goals: make sure they are Specific, Measurable, Action focused, Realistic and Time-related. I’d like to share what I learned from Zig Ziglar about the characteristics goals should have to be achievable. 
  1. Are they my goals?
  2. Is my goal morally right and fair?
  3. Are my short term goals consistent with my long term goals?
  4. Can I emotionally commit to my goals?
  5. Can I visualize myself meeting my goals?
Prior to setting any goal, your process will benefit from knowing the answers to those five questions. Sometimes we need to ask ourselves if our goals are truly our goals and not the goals someone else wants us to achieve. Being morally right and fair is a good question today and especially relevant in what we publish and promote. Short term goals should feed the long term goals or we won’t be making progress towards the big picture. Emotional commitment is the discipline to continue when we’re not feeling passionate about the goal.  And being able to visualize our goal as already achieved has magic in it. All the forces will work together to fill in the picture that you have visualized.
Articles of Interest
Why Some Business Fail While Others Succeed
Success Harbor
5 Top Tax Hacks for Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur Magazine
16 Ways to Improve Your Life Right Now
One of the great mysteries of entrepreneurship is why businesses fail. Some people start one successful business after another while others fail to succeed.

Why some businesses fail while others succeed?

The worst part about a failing business is that the entrepreneur is unaware of it happening until it is often too late. It makes sense because if the entrepreneur really knew what he was doing wrong, he might have been able to save the business. Some entrepreneurs live in a land of denial while others are unaware of their mistakes.
Another New Year, another tax season. Like many who are self-employed, you may be doing the mental math before you’ve even filed in an attempt to deduce whether you’ll get a refund or owe money (and how much). To either limit what you owe or maximize your refund from Uncle Sam, determine the deductions you may be eligible for as a business owner.

Here are the top tax hacks, some of them well-known and others a little more underused, for entrepreneurs:

1. Home office
If you have a home-based office that is used exclusively for activities related to your business, you may be eligible to claim a deduction.
If you want to improve your life, and you want to improve it right now!

You have to to be to develop good habits.

These good habits need to be positive, accumulative and directive.

Change rarely comes without extensive effort over time, but in the long run, time you spend growing good habits will pay off well because the behavior that helps you succeed becomes automatic.

Here are 16 habits to work on. Prioritize and focus on a few at a time with the idea that you're serious about improving your life right now.
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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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