Most business owners and nonprofit boards want to have a financially sustainable existence in the marketplace, but struggle with understanding how money matters to their existence.
It is said that "scared money don't make money!" This saying often refers to businesses and nonprofits who are afraid to take the risk of spending money in order to get services or products that will, in the long haul, increase their revenue.
Let's look at this saying another way, "if you are scared to learn about and understand how the money in your business or nonprofit works for or against you, you can't make money!" This fear of financials is REAL! The most successful business owners and nonprofit boards will tell you that business owners and nonprofit boards need to LIVE in their financials. There must be a healthy obsession with understanding revenue, expenses, break even points, profitability, income statements and the like in order for success to become a reality.
So, where can the financial fearful start getting help?
Well, a great start is attending this retreat. You and other business owners and nonprofit board members will spend two days dispelling myths about finances and learning practical ways to create and track your financials.
Why is this retreat for business owners and nonprofit board members unique?
How often do you see a business conference advertisement that catches your attention because of the speaker lineup, workshops offered and/or location? You are hungry and thirsty for something fresh that will help you start, build, grow, scale or expand your business or nonprofit. You sign up and pack your bags. When you arrive at the conference your excitement grows as you go from workshop to workshop, gather tons of information and so many business cards that you hope your luggage is not overweight for your flight home.
You leave the conference with a head full of information, a few goals written down during your inspired moments and promise your new contacts that you'll keep in touch. You return home and life happens.
Within days, the information you received seems overwhelming and your goals written down during your inspired moments now seem impossible to complete. Frustration sets in. You file away your goals and all the information you received at the conference in the darkest section of your mind. Then, it's back to business as usual.
The Women in Business and Nonprofit Strategic Planning Conference will be a working conference. This means, you will be expected to bring your laptop, complete your pre-work assignments and show up with an open mind. You will attend workshops and attend intensive work sessions. You will leave with written plans that will help you move you and your business or the nonprofit to the next level.
What does registration for the conference include?
What will I do at the conference?
Action plans begin prior to the conference. We want to ensure that you are prepared to maximize the time spent with us. Pre-conference assignments will be posted in the private Facebook group and sent via email.
During the conference, a part of each day will be spent attending workshops focused on:
The remaining part of each day will be spent in small business or nonprofit work sessions. Work sessions will include mini lessons on:
Where will the Retreat be held?
We will be meeting and working on the beautiful Bon Secours Conference and Retreat Center located at 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104. Bon Secours is located just off Route 70 at the border of Howard and Carroll Counties in South Central Maryland. The Retreat & Conference Center at Bon Secours is easily accessible to the Baltimore/Washington region.
Pay in full: $697
Pay in installments: 3 payments of $260
Early Bird (register by 8/31/18)
Pay in full: $597 (savings of $100)
Pay in installments: 3 payments of $225