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Presidents Corner                           August 15, 2015

NNBA Member - Speaker Spotlight
We have nationally acclaimed speakers and real-world experts that are driven to provide massive value for our conference attendees! We are continuing to spotlight our members & speakers for our October Conference. Sharon Weinstein, MS, CRNI, RN, FACW, FAAN, is speaking Sunday, October 4th and will be presenting B Is For Balance : A Nurse's Guide for Enjoying Life at Work and at Home. Sharon will share her secrets with you-as a mom, wife clinician and business owner. She has advised US healthcare organizations and schools on best practices in creating healing environments that promote well-being. Learn more about Sharon below in the spotlight.
Money to Grow Your Business!
Couldn’t we all use extra cash to grow our businesses? NNBA’s Shark Tank Competition is a great way to win a cash prize! Do you have a great idea to grow and expand your business? Do you have an innovative business idea or a spin on an already existing service or product? Have some fun with it Saturday afternoon at the conference. The Rules and Guidelines to enter this event are posted on the website here. NNBA’s Shark Tank does not require a business plan, financial statements or any supporting documents. It is literally “pure pitch”. Read the article by Shark Tank star Daymond John below. Who are NNBA’s Sharks…? Dr. Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, Jay Steven Levin, Donna Cardillo and I will be listening, asking a question or two and then determining the winner. So register for the conference and submit your entry by September 1, 2015.
Hotel Reservation Group Rate Deadline – September 1st!
We are only 48 days away from celebrating the 30th anniversary of the NNBA however, the very affordable group discount rate at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino expires September 1st. Reservations can be made directly with the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino by using:
Explore Your Options!
Learn why nurse entrepreneurship is growing rapidly in the US today. Discover emerging opportunities of nurses roles in the health care reform environment. Learn about multiple non-traditional career opportunities. Hone your business skills. Learn new strategies. Participate in powerful networking opportunities with like-minded nurses. This is an educational and professional development event with 12 eligible contact hours. NNBA members save $100 on registration. This conference provides great networking, marketing and mentoring opportunities. If you are a nurse business owner; exhibiting, sponsorship and marketing opportunities are found here

NNBA Leading the Way for Nurse Entrepreneurship
The National Nurses in Business Association is celebrating 30 years of promoting and expanding nurse’s role in business. We have done that through: our annual Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives Conference, providing business opportunities locally and nationally, providing education , resources and tips and being the #1 Nurse Business Owner Network where like-minded nurses connect and share with each other. During this past year I have been contacted by several colleges and universities that are seeing increasing interest in nurse entrepreneurship programs . It is exciting to see the impact and influence of the NNBA and being recognized as the vanguard of Nurse Entrepreneurship. Nurse subscribers to this newsletter now number over 11,000. Thank you for taking part in delivering the message that nurses can do anything and make great business owners!

Unconventionally yours,

Articles of Interest
Become Braver - No Matter
How Timid You Think You Are

Forbes Magazine
How I Spot Winners: Daymond John

Inc. Magazine
Favorite Tech Tools for
Small Business Entrepreneurs

Inc. Magazine
Ever wish you were a little braver?

Let’s face it - most of us have ideas we’re too nervous to share, opportunities we’d like to pursue and things we’d really love to say or change… if only we were more courageous or, better still, guaranteed a successful outcome.

But have you ever stopped to think, really think, about how your lack of courage may be costing you?
On Shark Tank, we don’t invest in companies. We invest in people. And there are two types: those who have digital literacy and those who don’t. And the ones who have it are the people we tend to invest in. If a person doesn’t have that area of literacy, they have to have a superb product.

I spot winners by looking for somebody who went out and tried a business by him- or herself and maybe failed...
These days it seems like there's a better way to do almost anything. Whether you're sharing documents and pictures, managing email, or even updating your Facebook and Twitter accounts, chances are there's a way you could do it more efficiently. This capability, of course, is largely due to technology -- specifically, on your mobile phone or tablet.

Architects, for instance, may have once had to send...
Career Opportunity
Looking for LNCs for subcontracting opportunities! 
Don't Be Afraid Of
Betting On Yourself...
October 2 - 4, 2015 
Las Vegas, NV
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NNBA Members Spotlight
Sharon M. Weinstein
Motivational Speaker ● Consultant ● Educator ● Author ● Visionary
Certified Environmental and Physical Wellness Specialist

Sharon is an energetic, motivating and highly skilled consultant specializing in workplace wellness, corporate training programs and motivational speaking presentations. She offers individual and corporate solutions for health, wellness, the environment and safety. If wellness is not yet a part of your corporate benefits initiative, outsource the service to Sharon…and discover the difference in attitude and performance that wellness brings to the workplace.

Health and wellness is not just what she does – it is clearly who she is!
  • Her background includes 30 years as an educator in a diversity of environments on such subjects as: Workplace Wellness, Sleep, Creating Healing Environments, Balance, Leadership, Teambuilding, Humor and Stress Management.
  • Her articles related to wellness have been published in the Washington Post, Remarkable Woman Magazine, the Sierra Club, Advance for Nurses, Natural Awakenings, and the American Organization of Nurse Executive’s newsletter as well as multiple business publications.
  • She has appeared on NBC news and been quoted in newsletters and journal articles.
  • Her books include B is for Balance...a guide to creating balance at home and at work, and Nursing without Borders: values, wisdom, success markers, and numerous peer-review manuscripts. As an author, Sharon draws on her own life experiences to help others gain control of their life purpose.
  • She has advised US healthcare organizations and schools on best practices in creating healing environments that promote well-being.
  • She is an authoritative spokesperson for energy medicine and integrative health.
  • She is adjunct clinical professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Nursing.
Thousands of association members, employees and conference participants have worked with Sharon Weinstein and the SMW Group LLC team. And, you, too, can experience the energy, enthusiasm and results this Oct 4th in Las Vegas!

To learn more about Sharon, please visit her website at 
Lighten Up...
Living Your Best Life

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