Originally from New York and living in miami for 8 years. In the wine and spirits industry for 12 years
What do you do? :) It only seems natural to start with that! :)
State market manager for a Russian vodka company
What other networking groups/associations are you a part of? What percentage of your time is spent on networking in general? How do you manage your contacts?
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Answer one (or more of these) por favor... So that we can do whatever possible to add value for you: What do you need help with in your business? What do you wish you knew more about... What would you like to learn? Or what keeps you up at night?
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Would you consider yourself a small business owner?
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What other forms of advertising or marketing do you do (or your company?)
Meet other South Florida business women, freelancers, and solo-preneurs committed to SUCCESS + not letting the "recession" rain on their parade! WIN facilitates a variety of business events designed to help cultivate relationships while building our businesses through word of mouth referrals.
Some of our business training events have had keynote speakers such as a Brian Tracy trainer, an trademark + IP attorney, VP of Hooters, evening social mixers and much more!
Who should join? Professional women who mean -business- including small business owners, a sales executive, someone considering starting their own business, whether it be a primary business or side business, medium-large size company execs, CEOs, WAHM (work at home moms') and MORE...
How WIN came to be... Between 2002-2004, I quadrupled the market share of my 1st business, a carpet cleaning co. (soooo sexy ;) ) in one of the most competitive US markets, Atlanta, via face-to-face networking, strategic relationships + low-cost networking.
In early 07, I got sick of being hit on by older men + found I wanted more education, camaraderie + value from the organizations I was in + less "Schmoozing."
In March of 07, I founded Women Intelligently Networking (WIN) as I was frustrated with wasting time at events+ wanted to use it "intelligently." Also, networking means the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business. Who doesn't want THAT?
WIN has hosted biweekly events + has an established record for high-caliber networking, speakers, tele-seminars, workshops + social events since then. We're passionate about providing a supportive community for small business owners, freelancers + professional women; let's be honest, it's nice to have a support network that's productive at the same time.
I'm a Miami native + I am in South Florida every other week so WIN is expanding here... This is quite exciting and I hope you are, too!
Historically, our lunches w/ keynotes avg 30-40, our social events avg 100-150 + our workshops full of like-minded people who want more than just.... schmoozing.
In the upcoming weeks, WIN'll be providing various optional membership offerings to add even more value, including free teleseminars, however, they're not yet available as we're working on our schedule. We use Meetup to keep our community informed about events so RSVPs are CRUCIAL.
WIN is NOT the appropriate group if... your main goal is just to recruit members for MLM companies or "build teams of people looking for extra income." If this is mentioned in your request to join, via communications to the group or during our events, your membership will be revoked. This is NOT to say that if you are in an MLM you can't join, just don't use this as a tool simply to recruit but build reciprocal relationships... This helps enhance the quality of the connections, relationships and events.
(Please let it be noted that this organization's name is federally trademarked. I share this because there have been people recently who have decided to "borrow" it so now, I am forced to share this disclaimer.... Ah, the times we live in! :) )