Friday, February 24, 2006

News: WPO Member Wins Enterprising Women of the Year Award!

The Enterprising Women of the Year Award, presented by Enterprising Women Magazine, honors the country's finest women entrepreneurs and their successes. The winners are also recognized as leaders who have had a profound economic impact on their community.

Seventeen of this year's award winners are also members of the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO).

Read the exciting news here and find out who won the award ... hint ... it's a Chicago member!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

News: Enterprising Women to Honor Women Entrepreneurs

Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, has announced that the 2006 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration will be held at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Feb. 24-25. The two-day tribute is designed to honor women entrepreneurs who are recipients of the 2006 Enterprising Women of the Year Award -- many of whom are Women Presidents' Organization members. Congratulations!

Find out about the categories and winners here.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Article of Interest: A Woman President's Sweet Smell of Success

In Entrepreneur

An entrepreneur's knack for decision making and her drive to move forward blend into the sweet smell of success. This is an exceptional article on how to be truly successful in business today. The potential for success is within each of us. Here are five tips mentioned in the article:

1. Be brave. "Don't be afraid to take risks or be the first to try something," says Belasco. "Don't be afraid to say no or yes."

2. Be committed to excellence. "That means excellence in your relationships with customers and employees, as well as in your product or service."

3. Be flexible. "[This includes] watching trends, changing what you do, trying new ideas. Also, be flexible with your customers -- give them anything you can. And be as flexible as you can with your business."

4. Be involved. "If you're an entrepreneur, you need to be involved every step of the way, from the customer to the product to the service."

5. Be a family. "Hire smart. Hire people you'd want [to be around], since you're going to spend so much time with them."