Fabulous Resources for Network Groups

Looking to be part of a woman’s business leads – generation network group?! We hope that if you are and live in the Beach Cities area of Los Angeles you will consider BCBC. But, regardless we would love to share with you a few of our favorite resources.

MEETUPMeetup.com is a great resource for those looking to associate with people with like interests or to venture in to learning something new!

MASHABLE:  Mashable.com  When it comes to learning about social media and marketing news of the day many industry specialists look towards Peter Cashmore and Mashable. Not only do they report on the newest in technology but also share worldwide information about the “goings on” in the business world.

Read about women involved in networking via Mashable link

FACEBOOK:  Facebook.com  I know you are probably saying to yourself, “DUH!” – but seriously FACEBOOK  is a great way to search local / regional groups that provide resources for lead network groups.  Do your due diligence before you venture out to participating in these groups- whether virtually or IRL (in real life).  Click here for a list of groups with the search words BEACH CITES + NETWORK GROUPS.

LINKEDIN:  Linkedin.com  This is the “grand-daddy” of all business oriented networking opportunities worldwide. The only deal with Linkedin is lately it has been saturated with people who are “less than reputable”- so again, due diligence when interacting online.  Also, if you are seriously seeking employment or enhancing your business consider the premium account offered. (Added payment will be needed.)

The take-away? Read. Learn. Engage. Interact!

 

 

Bio: Louise Masin Sattler is the co-founder of 411 Voices – a media marketing group providing services nationwide.

 

 

 

How to build your home-based company

There are many great resources to build a home based company.  In fact, the reason so many of the women who participate in the Beach Cities Breakfast Club is to share information and  learn from the more successful and seasoned entrepreneurs.

Here are some helpful tips that have been shared during our meetings that we wish to pass on to readers of the BCBC blog:

1: Have a website. You can’t build a company in 2016 without a website presence. Even if you are involved in direct sales, such as AVON or TUPPERWARE, you need to be part of the company with your own online page.

2. Use local small business resources such as the SBA (Small Business Association.)

3. Consider going to business oriented meetings that are offered via Meet-up or EventBrite. Both are excellent places to learn about upcoming events that are geared to learning about starting, growing and maintaining a business.

4. Watch TEDtalks. There are some excellent TEDTalks videos via YouTube.   You will find a lot of inspiration and reasons to be motivated as an entrepreneur via these dynamic speakers, as well.

The 20 most watched TEDtalks

5. Read business oriented content. Huffington Post offers everything from small business and start up features. Sandy Abrams , author of YourIdea,inc. often interviews up and coming companies – her information is well worth a look!  Don’t dismiss other great print and online media available via Inc., Forbes and among others.book

6. Learn from trends in social media. Wade through all the family pictures and rhetoric people post and you WILL find some excellent content on social media that is business oriented.  Linkedin will give sage biz advice, while infographics that are very helpful can be found on Pinterest. And…Twitter chats can also be fabulous resources.  To find a list go here.

We hope these resources help and be sure to let us know if you have any questions!

 

The power of women networks

Never underestimate the power of a group of women who come together to help SUPPORT each other.  Yes, I did write the word SUPPORT.

Contrary to popular belief women HELPING women has become a new way of doing business.  Women entrepreneurs and business owners have discovered that intra and inter- networking in their communities and beyond can be not only GOOD for biz but GREAT!

Take in point our little network- The Beach Cities Breakfast Club, aka BCBC.  For ten years this group has evolved with members coming and going and for some returning.  Many breakfasts have been consumed.  Sharing of personal and professional triumphs shared. But most of all… the women of BCBC have seen their businesses grow, flourish and expand.

It is not enough to have women supporting each other. There must be a willingness to learn and grow.

Events need to be planned and conducted.

It is more than networking – it is marketing ones’ own brand and the group’s entity.

And, it is all WORTH IT!

That my friends is what you will find each Thursday morning at a swanky diner called Billys Cafe.  Join us~

Bio:  Louise Sattler is a fairly new member of BCBC with expertise in media.  Visit Louise’s company 411 VOICES for more information about social media and traditional media.