The Funding Tank

Wednesday, February 18th

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Whether you are starting a business or expanding an existing one, it can be daunting to figure out how to fund your ideas. 
• What sources are available? 
• Which source will be best suited to your needs? 
• What do you need to know to get your foot in the door and get the money and support you need to get your business to the next level?

image  Join NAWBO – NM and our MC for the evening, John Chavez, president of New Mexico Angels, for a special dinner, February 18, 2015 as four local, women entrepreneur’s step in to our “Funding Tank” to share their businesses with a panel of local funders.  You will get to see first-hand what it looks like to pitch business to real funders financing real business and get their expert opinions on what businesses really need to get money. 

Date: February 18, 2015
Place :Sheraton Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM
Time: Networking – 5:30, Dinner & Presentation – 6:00-7:30
Reservation Policy:
Advance reservations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday before the meetings.  RSVPs received after the deadline, walk-ins and no-shows will be charged an additional $5.
If you need to cancel an advance registration, you must notify NAWBO Treasurer, Andrea Carvey (505-856-4033) by 5PM on the Monday prior to the meeting. No shows are responsible for paying for their advanced reservation. 

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Public Policy News

image by Minda McGougle, Director of Public Policy


The 2015 New Mexico Legislative Session begins deliberations at noon Tuesday, January 20th in Santa Fe.

In the following 60 days many things could change or just a few could change but either way nothing will be the same.The theme of the upcoming session is “jobs” and how we create more of them. Connected to this we are expecting bills on the rules of engagement between employees and employers.  How businesses do business with government is on the table.  Also, no session is complete without debating more or fewer and higher or lower taxes.

NAWBO Day in Santa Fe… come and be engaged. Save the date...

Friday, February 20th will be NAWBO Day at the Legislature. Your Public Policy Committee is currently working on this special event. The majority of bills will have been introduced by the end of the day, Thursday, February 19. We will brief attendees on what the landscape looks like so they can advocate for NAWBO’s top concerns and what is individually most important. We will have several interesting and educational opportunities mixed in with the opportunity for personal visits with legislators. We are getting the specifics together so keep an eye out for updates.

Speak Out was the beginning….now NAWBO gets in the mix.

Speak Out was a great success and alerted a number of legislators to what our issues and concerns include. Debbie Maestas Traynor and I will be in at the Session full time. We are NAWBO’s volunteer lobbyists and will be talking to legislators, testifying in committees and providing information back to the Public Policy committee on the status of relevant legislation. The Public Policy Committee is working on how best to keep members in the loop too. Watch for further information soon!

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February President’s Letter

image By Kay Carrico, President.

  Now that the new year has become a reality and goals are well on their way, it is time to evaluate. After all we are already 1/12th of the way through 2015. One of my goals is to take the time to assess what I am doing and not just do it. There is a big difference between activity and accomplishment.
One goal which is probably universal to us all is to earn more in 2015 than in 2014. Does that require working harder or longer? How about working smarter or being more efficient with your time? Our January speaker, Mande White-Pearl, addressed just those topics. She was a great kick-off the new year speaker. Members added their goals to the goal board. We have also added a “We Did It” board so that we can be inspired by others’ accomplishments. One of my goals is to increase one area of my business by 20% in the first quarter. Not only did I add that goal to the goal board, I announced it. Now to actually do it.
Being a member of NAWBO has many perquisites; both locally and nationally. Alphagraphics printed up cards for us that list some of the perks that are included in membership. Please take extra copies at the next meeting and keep one for yourself. It is good to be reminded of all that is available to members if we utilize what is offered. One benefit is our alliance with the Hispano Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to the chamber advertising our events, NAWBO members can attend their events at member pricing. We can also take computer training at the chamber at no cost. I have taken the Word course twice and the Excel course once. My goal is to actually use the technology that I have.
Our February meeting is about $. Where and How to get what you need to grow your business. While money is a serious topic, this event promises to be informative and FUN. Please attend and invite others who would benefit from our program.

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