July 2021 Newsletter
Q2 President's Message
Lisa Dooley, owner of Your Organized Life and SSWBN president, shares her video message with news about upcoming in-person and virtual events.
Coming right up on July 22 is our in-person evening event focusing on “Clean Credit and Clean Wine”!

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Member Spotlight
Meet Charlene Neu!
Role at SSWBN: Enthusiastic supporter and community engager.
Business: Aging Innovator. Advocate. Complex Problem Solver. Gerontologist. TUCKed In Elder Care. 
Favorite quote: “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” ~Dr. Seuss.
People you'd most like to meet: Lucille Ball, Clara Barton, Mr. Rogers, and Tatyana McFadden.
Fun fact: My first job was running a hot-dog stand at Fort Devens.
Best book: My favorite book of all time: The Little Engine that Could. Newest favorites: Reading Lolita in Tehran, The Nightingale, and Bel Canto.

Best TV show, actor, or movie: Favorite Movie: “As Good as it Gets.” TV Show: "Bewitched.” Actors: Laura Linney, Margo Martindale, and Idris Elba.
Pet peeve: When people litter — and the trash can is right there!
Best thing about SSWBN: Collaboration, community, support, and interesting events!
Favorite holiday: Easter — it's the start of spring, a time of joy, family, good food, and of course, the Marshmallow Peeps!
Hobby: Golf and adaptive boxing.
Helpful Tips from Our Members!
Shannon Donovan’s Tech Tips
Want more new business? Get your website found on Google! 

Easy fixes:

  • Update content on your website. Add value to the reader. Don't forget to use keywords. Use use blogs and frequently asked questions.
  • Make sure the titles and Meta descriptions of your pages are getting attention in searches.
  • If you do not have a Google My Business (GMB), get one (they are free) and use it.
  • Choose at least one social media venue -- where your customers are -- and start posting consistently.
  • Get backlinks. High-quality sites linking to your site helps. Some ideas: guest blogging and press releases.
  • Consider hiring a digital marketing specialist to help you.

Do not count on the “build it and they will come” mentality with your website. You need to be proactive to have your website found on page one in a website search!

Shannon Donovan is owner and President of Small Biz Drs LLC, a small business consulting firm specializing in digital marketing and helping small local businesses grow.
Save the dates SSWBN events
Michelle Woerdeman: Event Organizer!
Michelle Woerdeman, Life Coach and owner of Mind Balance Wellness Living, sits on the SSWBN Board and is our key person for creating an exciting, informative, and fun events schedule.

Thank you, Michelle, for helping make SSWBN a thriving organization!
Business After Hours -
Credit 101 & Clean Crafted Wine
Come enjoy some Clean Crafted Wine and learn about understanding your credit score. When you know the rules of the game, it's easier to improve your credit!

We'll be gathering at "The Yard." After registering, you'll be sent directions for the event. Space is limited due to social distancing, so register today!  
DATE: July 22, 2021
TIME: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: "The Yard," Hanson
FEE: Members Free / Non-Members $10
In-person Lunch and Learn: Protecting yourself from Identity Theft.
Come learn ways to protect yourself from identity theft and rethink your digital footprint.  

DATE: August 5, 2021
TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: "The Porch," Cohasset
FEE: Members Free / Non-Members $10

After registering, you'll be sent directions for the event. Space is limited so sign up now!  
Virtual Focus Chat: Keeping your Business Organized

Join us for a virtual Focus Chat to stay connected with other professionals and keep working and growing in our lives and in our businesses.
DATE: August 26, 2021
TIME: 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
FEE: Members Free / Non-Members $10
Virtual Quarterly Breakfast featuring DOVE, our Q3 Charity Recipient
DOVE partners with diverse communities, families, and individuals impacted by domestic violence or partner violence. They provide a broad range of preventive and responsive services. 
DATE: September 23, 2021
TIME: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
FEE: Members Free / Non-Members $10

Registration link coming soon!