Subject: Registration is Open! – Nursing and Entrepreneurship –The Secret Ingredient You Need

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President's Corner                                              April 1, 2017
Announcements & Upcoming Events
Registration is Open for #NNBA2017!
Register now for NNBA’s Annual Educational Conference on
Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives in St. Pete Beach, Florida! Information on this value packed weekend is located on our brand new dedicated website where you will learn all about your speakers, topics, marketing information and fun-filled events! The NNBA is celebrating 32 years in business and this Signature event is designed to give attendees, from emerging nurse entrepreneurs to veteran nurse business owners and leaders, access to the most powerful networking, education, mentoring and marketing opportunities in the industry. Learn more here:

Announcing LeAnn Theiman as Opening Keynote Speaker -Featured in Newsweek Magazine’s Voices of the Century issue, on FOX-TV, BBC, NPR, PBS and countless radio and TV programs
Kicking off NNBA’s 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. Learn more about LeAnn here

Regarding the Articles of Interest below; have you heard it said that your network equals your net worth? Learn “The Secret Ingredient You Need to Incorporate in Your Networking Strategy”. All of us go through several steps as we become more so we can offer more. Here are The 5 Must Dos for a Successful Personal Transformation. I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Sarah Matacale RN, BSN, CCS for allnurses. Did you know that allnurses has an Innovators Hub that is a place for bloggers, writers, and business owners to ask questions, network and share with other innovative entrepreneurs and the nursing community? At the NNBA we are excited that allnurses is a Silver Level Sponsor for #NNBA2017. I love nursing entrepreneurship and the NNBA community that gathers and celebrates nurses thinking outside the box! If you would like, you can read Sarah’s interview here.

It’s never too late to set a new goal and dream a new dream. Nursing allows you the option of designing your career around your current life stage. You can learn a variety of income generating opportunities using your current degrees and experience. Invest in yourself and your future by coming to #NNBA2017!

Unconventionally yours,

Nurse Business Insider Tip      Donna Wilk Cardillo
                                                                                                        The Inspiration Nurse™
Where Nurses in Business will share an insider tip that may benefit other nurses in different stages of business development.
Nurses and Entrepreneurship: Perfect Together
Business ownership is part of the American dream. And why not? It provides the opportunity to be your own boss, make your own hours, and have creative freedom, flexibility of time, and unlimited earning potential. And while the concept of “business” is foreign to many nurses, we actually make great entrepreneurs. 
Nurses have what it takes to be successful in business. We’re smart, think on our feet, have excellent communication skills, are good listeners, and are versatile and adaptable. We’re hard working, ethical, and totally customer service oriented. We’re even good salespeople, every time you have to convince a patient to adhere to a regime or follow up on some tests, you’re selling! We also possess a great body of knowledge and experience that is marketable, valuable and in demand.

Donna Cardillo will be at #NNBA2017 with two terrific programs!
Business Basics Bootcamp
How to Get a Million Dollars in Free Publicity

Articles of Interest
The Secret Ingredient You Need to Incorporate into Your Networking Strategy
5 Must Dos for a Successful Personal Transformation
Michelle DeLizio Podlesni - Nurse Innovator


Hearing the word “networking” brings up images of elevator speeches, stiff interactions, trying to look busy on your phone, and awkward silences. After the initial introductions and “what do you do’s” you’re often feeling panicked to come up with the next intelligent open-ended question in an attempt to keep the dialogue going.

With all the stress and discomfort that networking events bring, they’re still the best way to put yourself out there and meet like minded colleagues and leads to help you grow your business or land your next job.

A caterpillar doesn’t morph into a butterfly by random chance, nor does a personal transformation randomly occur. Instead, both scenarios happen through a series of meticulous and orderly steps over a period of time.

When I was looking for a personal transformation, I tried various strategies that only led to more stress and worrying. Not seeing any progress, I started to let self-doubt creep into my mind, which led me to become even more unproductive.

Although it seems daunting to think about becoming someone that you’re currently not or learning a skill that seems impossible in this moment, transformations are essential for continual success and growth.
Michelle DeLizio Podlesni, RN is a woman whose name has been mentioned to me as being a mentor to several of the last innovators that I have interviewed for articles. These nurse innovators and entrepreneurs come from all walks of nursing and their paths have led them to Michelle who currently is the President of the National Nurses in Business Association. It speaks volumes to her character and love of nursing entrepreneurship that she takes the time and effort to personally encourage, listen, and advise those she meets. It is a privilege to tell the story of her journey of innovation that has led her to a lead role in a national organization that gathers and celebrates nurses who “think outside the box”.
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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