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5 Tips to Building a Powerful Network

By Michele Katz,

NAWBO President


"The successful networkers I know, the ones receiving tons of referrals and feeling truly happy about themselves, continually put the other person's needs ahead of their own." - Bob Berg


When I started law school in the late 90's, it didn't occur to me that networking was important -- we all thought that studying was the key to success. But in the first semester the entire class was invited to a lecture entitled "For the Bottom 90%" - it had an enormous impact on me. We were told that while a small percentage may get by with intellect, how smart the rest of us were may actually be less important than the relationships we build. Many women find it challenging, but networking is fundamental to growing a business. I believe that we would be more successful if we think of it differently.



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A Word from our Corporate Partner BMO Harris Bank...


We congratulate the new leadership of NAWBO Chicago and we value our longstanding partnership. We have a deep commitment to the communities where our partners, customers and employees work and live. We're here to help advance NAWBO's mission and drive economic growth by building relationships, providing access to resources and fostering a supportive environment for women business owners.

NAWBO Connects



Grow, Expand and Protect your Business 
Tuesday, July 21 @ 25N Coworking, Geneva IL     

Part 1: 20-minute presentations with a 5-minute Q+A



Standing Tall in a Shrinking Market: Top 3 Ways You Can Strengthen Your Business Through Trademarks

Michele S. Katz, Advitam IP, LLC


Choice of Entity and Limiting Personal Liability: How to Avoid Piercing the Veil

Jessica L. Oldani, Oldani Entrepreneurial Law, P.C.




The Family Law Attorney's Perspective on Protecting Your Business: Hope for the Best and Plan for Everything Else

Jessica Bank Interlandi, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP

Part 2: Roundtable discussions where you can personally ask the experts questions



Upcoming Event


THRIVE Conference
Monday, October 5 @ The Ritz Carlton, Chicago
NAWBO - Chicago's THRIVE Conference is a dynamic workshop for enterprising women who aspire to greater levels of achievement. You will learn from, and network with, influential industry leaders and peers, and choose from nine informative seminars that focus on relevant topics essential to growth. THRIVE 2015 is not to be missed. Seize this opportunity to gain valuable insights, education and inspiration for your business to thrive.


NAWBO 2015-2016 Video Unveiled:

Video Sponsored by Miller Cooper, Video Services Provided by Victoria Legal + Corporate Services

Tuesday, July 14,

New Member Orientation 

New to NAWBO-Chicago?

Attend the New Member Orientation and learn how you can get "plugged" in.


Thursday, July 15 at
UIC Forum  

City of Chicago Financial Symposium 
Features business finance experts reviewing options and answering questions. @ 725 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago.


September 27-29
San Antonio, TX  

2015 National Women's Business Conference - Hosted by NAWBO 



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