E-Newsletter - "The Exchange" - Late Spring 2011

E-Newsletter - "The Exchange" - Late Spring 2011

Late Spring 2011

May/June 2011 Volume 9 • Issue 2

THIS ISSUE: “Go For Growth”

In this newsletter and at our upcoming conferences, we are focusing on growth. What are you doing to grow your business? What obstacles do you face? In this issue, we will address these questions through several perspectives. It’s time to re-claim our positive attitudes; we’re moving away from survival and moving forward towards increasing our successes, growing our businesses and expanding our possibilities!

This year, our four live conferences will be held in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis and Phoenix. We’ll be featuring speakers and workshops, all geared to this key topic of growth.


Sheila Brooks, LEXCI & Adv. Bd. Member, CEO of SRB Communications, featured in national fashion campaign.


Go For The Growth: State of Women-Owned Businesses Report
Presented By

What do recent statistics tell us about women-owned businesses and their growth trends? Our partner, American Express OPEN, has issued their State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, a recent analysis of trends pulled from the 2010 U.S. Census. The report also highlights some of the issues preventing women-owned businesses from reaching their full potential. (Quick summary of growth-related findings) Read full report.

Go For The Growth: Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business
By Jan Wallen
While many of us have a presence on LinkedIn, how many really know ways to use it to grow your business? In this article, Jan Wallen discusses how you can use LinkedIn in a more productive way. Read full article.

Go For The Growth: How to Know if Your Lawyer is the Right Lawyer as Your Business Grows
By John Toothman
Who doesn’t have questions about how to hire a lawyer, or knowing when it’s time to find a new one? After all, he or she can play a vital role in help us to grow our businesses, whether it’s sealing deals with customers or suppliers, hiring new employees or structuring new financial arrangements. In this article, John Toothman provides us with timeless advice about seeking and hiring competent attorneys. Read full article.

Go For The Growth: How to Nourish Your Business for a Growth Spurt
By Susan Solovic
During these tough economic times, many small businesses experienced difficulty hanging on. Now, with signs of recovery emerging, it’s time to focus more of your attention on growth. Should you stay the course with your current business strategy or is it time to shake things up a bit? How do you know which is the right course of action? Read full article.

Go For The Growth: Celebrating the Women’s Procurement Program Even If You Are Not a Federal Contractor
By Barbara Kasoff

After 11 long years of aggressively fighting for full implementation of the Women’s Procurement Program – it is finally here. This month, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the final rule which will implement the Women’s Procurement Program, enacted into law in the year 2000. This is a long time coming. However, even if you are not interested in Federal Contracting, this is beneficial to you. Read this article to find out why. Read full article.


WLE offers many opportunities created by other organizations that can make the difference in your business or can make the difference in the lives of girls and young women - our future leaders. Read all about them and take action.


In the recent WLE member survey, we asked how your businesses are doing this year, what changes you anticipate in the future, if the Internet is important to your businesses and what topics you’re interested in for our conferences. Read full article.


Hear what WLE Cofounder Leslie Grossman says about the latest news and what it says about leaders and leadership. Share your comments.

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State of Women-Owned Businesses Report

Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business

How to Know if Your Lawyer is the Right Lawyer

How to Nourish Your Business for a Growth Spurt

Celebrating the Women’s Procurement Program Even

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