Subject: Nurses Business ~ Call for Speakers ~ Events ~ Nurse Entrepreneurship

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President's Corner                                                             January 1, 2017
Happy New Year Nurses! Welcome to our first newsletter of 2017. We have a new look, lots of announcements and new business heading your way. This is such a great time to be a nurse with so many options for each of us to express our potential. You don’t have to allow your creativity to be stifled or your work situations frustrate your desire to expand your role in healthcare. Part-time or full-time, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship are excellent paths to ensure that 2017 is your best year ever! 

Here are just a few of the trends in the healthcare industry today. There’s opportunity and growth in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) .With all the EMRs, hospitals and tech companies are looking for nurses that can analyze, report on and translate medical information for the healthcare consumer. Legislation has resulted in the ways hospital’s get reimbursed; so hospitals are reconfiguring their facilities to provide more non-acute care. This puts pressure on nursing execs to develop new and more transitional care roles for nurses. And, each year, for the next 14 years, over 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65. By 2030, when all members of the Baby Boom generation have reached that age, it will comprise over 18% of the population! There are not enough facilities to care for this population and this creates a big demand for innovation in senior care and related services. There are many more trends that have an impact on the nursing profession and yes; the ranks of nurse entrepreneurs are growing.
Announcements & Upcoming Events
Free Webpage for NNBA Members
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!

Call for Speakers
If you are interested in speaking, presenting a breakout session or preconference, at this year’s Nurse Entrepreneurship Conference you will need to submit a proposal by completely filling out the form here: Our conference is earlier this year so the deadline for proposal submission is January 20th. Conference dates September 8 – 10th, 2017 in St. Pete Beach, Florida!
Upcoming Events
Plan to get some sun in San Diego this February 16th and 17th at Dr. Renee Thompson’s Medical Surgical Symposium. This event equips nurses with the latest clinical knowledge and professional skills needed to effectively care for today’s complex medical surgical patients. Keith Carlson and I will be speaking during the event and we hope to see you there. Register here and receive 12 contact hours!

Also in San Diego this February is Dr. Dolores Fazzino’s Radiant Soul Retreat that is especially for smart, high-achieving, busy women that realize there has to be more to life. Find out more by clicking

Give yourself a special treat at the end of March and plan to attend Donna Cardillo’s Empowered Nurse Enlightened Practice™ retreat. Definitely one of the highlights of the past two years for me was attending this very special event. Space is limited so register early! Learn more here:

NNBA’s Social Media Connections
Our Twitter account is NurseBusinessAssoc., @NursesinBiz and our new Instagram account is nationalnursesinbusinessassoci. Most of you are aware of NNBA’s Facebook page Be sure to click the like and follow buttons so you don’t miss our free webinars, multiple announcements and opportunities that we send out.

I seem to be fond of the number 11 in the articles of interest below. Each of these articles are valuable to read for the start of the New Year. I promise, each article is short and the messages are powerful. People that know me well know that I love cooking and all things related to cooking. So I am fond of our last article’s parallels to business and the one most essential ingredient necessary for entrepreneurial success. What business plans are you cooking up this year?

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!

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.
I have shared many times in presentations that the market never lies and we need to pay attention to want the market is telling us. I had the market hit me with a truth I didn’t realize. There are some nurses that don’t right click and download pictures that are in this newsletter. I realized this when I received some email replies to past newsletters asking me if I knew that dates for our 2017 conference. There is a conference ad with the dates at the bottom of the newsletter…lesson learned. Pictures are great for FB, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest but for a newsletter; content is king!
Articles of Interest
11 Ways to Prepare for an Amazing 2017
11 Ways Your Vision Will Help Your Transformation
A Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success Requires This One Ingredient
Entrepreneur Magazine
For many 2016 was tough year. In the midst of an often chaotic international scene and the death of multiple icons, many have a bleak outlook about the recent past. Throw in the uncertainty of heading into 2017, and many might not find it the sunniest of horizons.

But it doesn't have to be that way. Regardless of your context, good or bad, you have the most influence in your own life. Almost anyone can live a rich and rewarding one on his or her own terms. Here are a few things that you can do as you say goodbye to 2016 and prepare to make the 365 days starting on January 1st truly fruitful and amazing.
A vision is built deep down in the heart to form a bridge between your present reality and your future self. Therefore it is so important to uplift yourself and better yourself by traversing life with a vision. 

All it takes is a thought in your mind and it’s possible to work towards and create what you once thought was non-existent in your life. Visioning is thus a powerful tool to truly make real results by giving us hope, courage and the perseverance in difficult situations. 2016 is coming to an end so get ready to make 2017 an awesome year. Spread your wings and get ready to fly. 
What's the key to entrepreneurial success? The answer depends on whom you ask. Some will say you need a great idea. Others will say financing is most critical. Others still will tout the benefits of building and working with a strong team.

They're all right. And, yet, the one thing almost everyone agrees successful business owners must have is passion.

Take it from Sarabeth Levine. In the late 1970s, Levine was an insurance salesperson who wasn't particularly fond of or interested in the work. It paid the bills and put food on the table. 
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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