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Marketing to Moms: When trying to reach the "Mommy Market," keep their busy schedules and individuality in mind. (Mar 28, 2011 at 10:19 AM) - When trying to reach the "Mommy Market," keep their busy schedules and individuality in mind. Most of the best businesses and products for moms come from moms themselves. Your experience as a mom should help you identify with your customers, but realize not all moms are the same. How you market to them may be as important as the product or service you offer.
"Moms In Business" Helps Relieve #1 Pain Point for Women Entrepreneurs (Mar 28, 2011 at 9:10 AM) - I want to tell you about my friend and colleague, Gina Robison-Billups (pictured here). I love her work and the latest program her organization, The National Association For Moms In Business (NAFMIB), just launched a new online funding platform to fund entrepreneurs. Let me know if you participate. I want to hear all about it!
Bust the Barriers Now (Mar 28, 2011 at 9:02 AM) - National Association For Moms In Business (NAFMIB), the association representing the fifteen million moms in business is launching the first-ever crowdfunding business grant to give mom business owners a chance at winning a $10,000 grand prize package of cash and business growth tools.
Mom Entreprneurs Find Innovative Way To Fund Their Businesses (Mar 28, 2011 at 8:49 AM) - Moms In Business is giving a crowdfunding business grant rather than using the traditional grant-giving model for three reasons...
8 Workplace Perks for New Parents (Mar 28, 2011 at 12:44 AM) - 8 Workplace Perks for New Parents: Family-friendly benefits can improve workers’ quality of life and strengthen loyalty to their employer
8 Workplace Perks for New Parents (Mar 28, 2011 at 8:40 AM) - It's not easy for new parents to juggle work and family. That's why some companies offer perks to help employees transition into parenthood while continuing to succeed at the office.
Working Mama Guilt - Got Some? Here's How To Deal (Mar 28, 2011 at 8:34 AM) - More than 70 percent of women with a child over the age of 1 work outside the home, and those other moms -- even just one of them -- can be an invaluable source of comfort and support. Gina Robison-Billups, founder and president of the International Association of Working Mothers and author of The Accomplishment Journal For Working Moms
8 workplace perks for new parents (Mar 28, 2011 at 8:29 AM) - Family-friendly benefits can improve workers' quality of life and strengthen loyalty to their employer
Cut Your "To Do" List in Half (Mar 28, 2011 at 7:42 AM) - Recently, many of us have left the corporate world to start our own consulting businesses. But when you get the opportunity to set your own work schedule, will you balance? Will you simplify your to-do list? Or will you use starting your own business as another excuse to build massive "to do" lists in addition to the family ones you already have.
Mommies bully, too (Mar 25, 2011 at 12:20 PM) - For many women, a huge part of their self-worth is tied up in their mothering abilities and skills. "The No. 1 thing, I don't care how successful you are, you can be the CEO of a multi-billion dollar company. If you're a mom, the No. 1 thing in your life is to be the best mom you can be. That trumps everything for most," says Gina Robison-Billups, founder and CEO of the Nevada-based National Association for Moms in Business.
Are you a working mom? Learn how to deal with working mom guilt (Mar 25, 2011 at 3:40 AM) - More than 70 percent of women with a child over the age of 1 work outside the home, and those other moms - even just one of them - can be an invaluable source of comfort and support. Gina Robison-Billups, founder and president of the International Association of Working Mothers and author of The Accomplishment Journal For Working Moms, says that connecting with other working moms is absolutely essential to reducing guilt. "When we share our guilt and that terrible feeling that we're not giving enough of ourselves to our kids, we realize that other moms feel the same way -- it's incredibly liberating."
Small Business Feels Cash Crunch (Mar 25, 2011 at 9:02 AM) - "The perception is that moms in business are selling makeup and skin care," Robison-Billups said. "I think it's changing." Many women use personal credit cards to finance startup businesses.
Are you a working mom? Learn how to deal with working mom guilt (Mar 23, 2011 at 1:49 PM) - Perhaps your first bout of mommy guilt hit within hours of your delivery or maybe it crept up when you took your first vacation without the kids. Mommy guilt is an inevitable part of parenthood - just like sleepless nights and dirty diapers. For working moms, it's a tug you may feel every day with nagging questions like: What if I'm not there for her first steps? Should I drive carpool or attend a staff meeting? Whether you work because you want to or because you have to, feeling guilty doesn't need to be a life sentence. Read on for tips from experts and working moms on how to live on guilt free...
Meet Judith Conway at International Women’s Day (Mar 23, 2011 at 5:44 AM) - MJ CHRISTENSEN DIAMONDS INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO CELEBRATE AND HONOR DESIGNER JUDITH CONWAY, PIONEER FOR WOMEN IN THE JEWELRY INDUSTRY. Please join us for hors d’oeuvres and a celebratory champagne toast as we recognize Judith's life-long achievements. FEATURING: Guest speaker Gina Robison-Billups, founder of National Association For Moms in Business (NAFMIB) Art displayed by local artist Jennifer Main as well as a sampling of sweets by CupKates of Las Vegas.
MJ CHRISTENSEN Celebrates International Women's Day in Henderson (Mar 23, 2011 at 1:40 PM) - MJ Christensen Diamonds Celebrates International Women's Day with a Special night celebrating Judith Conway a Pioneer for Women in life an the Jewelry Industry with her Life Long achievements. MJ celebration of International Women's Day brought together the Who's Who of Las Vegas for this special occasion in a special night for Las Vegas which included Gina Robinson-Billups.
Moms In Business Network (Mar 23, 2011 at 1:34 PM) - I wrote this article for the Moms in Business Network. I hope you enjoy it - and visit the MIBN, where you’ll find a TON of great information to help you grow your home business and network with other career-minded moms! How To Create a National Platform with Only a Computer and a Phone
June, moon, spoon: SBA Awards Luncheon (Mar 23, 2011 at 5:28 AM) - She could have thrown her roll (not that she would) and hit any one of these amazing role models Lisa Hammond, founder and CEO of Femail Creations; Gina Robison-Billups, founder of the Moms in Business Network, Carole Devon, Executive Director of Positively Kids Foundation and MIBN 2008 National Woman of Courage; Betty Mahalik and Carolyn Muse Grant, past presidents of NAWBO; Hooters Hotel executives CeCe Knapp and Cynthia Cameron; THE Nevada Woman, Paige Fleming; Susan Prado, VP Women’s Business Enterprise National Council who flew in from Pasadena just for the luncheon, just to name a few.
Best Friend (Mar 23, 2011 at 1:15 PM) - Several years ago I met the most remarkable young woman. I can't even remember how or where, but several people told me about her and I made it my business to get to know her. As a working mother of two, she had sought out the support of other young women in her situation.
Women Honored in Las Vegas for International/National Holiday!! (Mar 28, 2011 at 8:17 AM) - March is dedicated to the celebration and accomplishments of Women both nationally and internationally. In Las Vegas one local business MJ Christensen Diamonds stood apart and voiced their appreciation of several groundbreaking women.
Honor Women's History Month: The Week Ahead (Mar 28, 2011 at 8:07 AM) - This week, it's all about the girls. March has been officially dubbed as Women's History Month, and in honor of that, we've brought you the following girl-power activities currently happening in Las Vegas. Read on to get the scoop on an International Women's Day celebration, a just-for-divas ski session and more!
News Round Up: 8 Workplace Perks for New Parents (Mar 28, 2011 at 8:22 AM) - The Workplace Flexibility 2010 News Roundup is a compilation of the latest news articles, reports and other materials related to workplace flexibility.
MJ Christensen Diamonds to Honor Designer Judith Conway (Mar 28, 2011 at 8:10 AM) - MJ Christensen Diamonds will honor bridal designer Judith Conway during an evening celebration of the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day, March 8, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in Henderson, Nev.
Discover Women's Economic Influence to Enhance the Planet (Mar 25, 2011 at 11:46 AM) - Continuing the journey towards financial empowerment our program also includes interviews with Nevada State Treasurer, Kate Marshall and Gina Robison-Billups, founder of The National Association for Moms in Business and Moms Making a Million. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THIS SHOW FEATURED ON KVMR.
Links You'll Love (Mar 25, 2011 at 12:17 PM) - Both National Association For Moms In Business and our program Marketing Without Money are both featured in the Links You'll Love
$29 for a One-Year Executive Mom Membership in the National Assoc. For Moms in Business (Mar 28, 2011 at 7:47 AM) - Being a mom, obviously, is a job in and of itself. You don't need to hear that from us. But chances are you have another job on top of your daily duties as Mom--in fact, moms are the breadwinners for two thirds of America's households.
Top Moms In Business List: OC has 4 (Mar 25, 2011 at 11:58 AM) - StartupNation calls its list the only ranking focused on those can-do moms who run families and businesses at the same time. The online competition was conducted in partnership with Ladies Who Launch, an online resource for entrepreneurship as a lifestyle, and the National Association For Moms In Business.
The Women of Moxie (Jun 28, 2010 at 9:20 AM) - National Association For Moms In Business founder, Gina Robison-Billups, gives "must-know" management advice to social entrepreneurs and tells LVWoman Magazine why there is a need for moms in business to unite with one voice.
Mom of the Week (Mar 25, 2011 at 11:53 AM) - I knew, from personal experience and from other women's stories, that there was a deep bias against mothers in the workplace and moms were being passed over for career advancement and business contracts just because they were moms.
Mommy blogger wars: Moms who blog endure backlash, bullies (Mar 28, 2011 at 7:53 AM) - Melissa Summers has two adorable children. While she loves hosting birthday parties and makes great Halloween costumes, she also dislikes school vacations -- they mean she doesn't get a break from her kids -- and admits that sometimes what she wants most in the world is quiet time with a cocktail.
AT&T Brings Moms In Business Closer (Mar 28, 2011 at 7:19 AM) - I received yet another surprise this week when checking emails. I was given a free lifetime membership to Moms in Business Network/National Association for Moms in Business due to a sponsorship donated by AT & T.Let’s just say that I am wow’d.
Women Ebracing Every New Challenge (Mar 25, 2010 at 1:25 AM) - Are You Suffering from "I'm So Busy" Syndrome? Read Gina Robison-Billups article featured in the Weenc eMagazine - for Women Ebracing Every New Challenge.
I'm a Member of Moms In Business - Interview with Tamara Mickelson, Founder and CEO of Nannies Galore (Mar 28, 2011 at 8:00 AM) - We are pleased to feature Tamara Mickelson for this week's interview. Founder and CEO of Nannies Galore, she has a vision and knows what it takes to make it happen. Characterized by perseverance, faith and a love for her 4-year-old daughter, Tamara is set to impact the childcare world by making it that much easier to find good nannies...
Gina Robison-Billups: Giving Support and Resources to Mom Business Owners (Mar 25, 2011 at 11:31 AM) - "Women, especially moms, don't know their own power," said Robison-Billups. "They seem to feel the need to apologize for having children and working. If they knew how powerful they are -- moms have the same purchasing power as the country of Great Britain! -- I don't think they'd be so apologetic for their choices."
Social : Are you talking to mums? (Feb 23, 2009 at 3:33 PM) - Are you talking to mum? Some of the major brands have educated children to their products from the very young age, and I don't think I need to give you any examples of those brands. They know very well that parents will have no choice but to comply with their wants and later the same children becoming parents will do exactly the same. Yeah! Very smart and we all fall for it.
Where the Girls Are! (Mar 23, 2011 at 1:23 PM) - Thursday, February 14 , Moms in Business Network (MIBN) and Here’s to Girlfriends, will host a Girlfriends Get Together, 11: 30 AM at Dan Marino’s restaurant in Hooters Hotel & Casino. www.mibn.org
Group Brings Career Girls Together (Mar 28, 2008 at 9:41 AM) - Monica Jackson, Morning News Anchor for KVVU Fox 5 News interviews Gina Robison-Billups for more information about a new program to help get women together for both business and friendship.
Mom, Inc. (Jul 30, 2007 at 1:44 PM) - Moms In Business Network is thrilled to be featured in this month’s cover story of Costco Connection magazine entitled, Moms in Business. The article features the work at home advice from myself and other mom entrepreneur experts including Tamara Monosoff of Mom Inventors and Ellen Parlapiano and Patricia Cobe -the original "Mompreneurs"! Read about these fabulous Moms In Business.
PINK's Favorite Women's Biz Orgs (Jul 30, 2007 at 1:35 PM) - PINK's Favorite Women's Biz Orgs One reason PINK has caught on so quickly and so well is the support of women's organizations, who've distributed the magazine at their events, told their friends and provided us with information to keep you in the know. Here are a few of our favorites, whom we cannot thank enough:
Vegas society for working moms nurtures on a national scale (Jul 30, 2007 at 1:30 PM) - When Gina Robison-Billups founded a small networking and support group of working mothers, close to four years ago, the business owner never imagined that she was doing anything groundbreaking. She was. Robison-Billups soon discovered that her Moms in Business Network was not only a rare breed, it was a nonexistent one. The marketing professional searched for something like it elsewhere but came up empty-handed.
DivineCaroline Launches With Target, DoubleTree Ads and MIBN (Jul 30, 2007 at 1:17 PM) - BETTING THE WEB HAS ROOM for another women's portal, ad industry veteran Kate Thorp today formally unveiled DivineCaroline.com, the first of three female-oriented sites to be launched by her Real Girls Media Network this year. Along with familiar content categories aimed at women's audiences such as relationships, parenting and style, the new site emphasizes Web 2.0 features including interactive publishing, personal profiles and deep linking.
The Secret of Millionaire Moms (Jul 30, 2007 at 11:48 AM) - Gina Robison-Billups, founder of the MIBN, said to me several times, I just cant believe there are no other large organizations dedicated to supporting working mothers. Well, here is a great organization.
According to Moms In Business Network (Jul 30, 2007 at 11:27 AM) - We are very proud to be listed as a resource in The MomsTown Big Break Manual. Download it here.
Holli Dorr as 2007 Luminary Award - State of Nevada Finalist (Jul 30, 2007 at 11:04 AM) - Moms in Business Network Honor Holli Dorr as 2007 Luminary Award - State of Nevada Finalist, January 2007
Small Business - Mom entrepreneurs (Jul 30, 2007 at 10:54 AM) - Mother's Day is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the tremendous strides and efforts of women who own and operate businesses. According to the Small Business Administration's, Office of Women's Business Ownership there are more than 10.6 million women-owned businesses in America contributing nearly $2.5 trillion to our America economy. But what about the moms that are running a business? The Entrepreneurial Mother or "Mom-Es" as I like to refer to them should be congratulated for the amazing accomplishment of simultaneously raising a family and a business.
Baxter Executive Named Working Mother of the Year (Jul 30, 2007 at 10:53 AM) - Joy A. Thomas, senior director of business planning and development for the Renal business of Baxter Healthcare Corporation, has been named the 2006 "National Working Mother of the Year"
News of Nevada -Baxter Executive Named Working Mother of the Year (Jul 30, 2007 at 10:49 AM) - Joy A. Thomas,senior director of business planning and development for the Renal business of Baxter Healthcare Corporation, has been named the 2006 "National Working Mother of the Year" by the Moms in Business Network and the International Association of Working Mothers. The award is presented annually to a woman who balances career, family and motherhood and is a leader in business, the arts and the community.
Assistance available for working moms (Jul 30, 2007 at 10:46 AM) - Having a mom is one thing every single human has in common. Having a working mom however, is more than ever becoming common. According to Moms In Business Network (MIBN), women constitute nearly one-half of the workforce and women are starting business two times faster than men. Additionally, the group finds that 72 percent of mothers work with nearly 60 percent returning to work before the baby reaches age one.
Gathering of Mothers (Jul 30, 2007 at 10:39 AM) - From whom do mothers get the best advice on parenting? Each other! The Internet is home to many organizations of women helping women. As a continuation of a list begun in the July-August 2003 editorial, "Gathering the Mothers," here are some groups that help moms do their job well. (Note that this list includes only organizations whose names include the word mother.)
Find a Need and Fill It (Jul 30, 2007 at 10:39 AM) - Find a need and fill it. This is what has happened throughout the history of mankind, and it continues to this very day - specifically in Las Vegas by a woman named Gina Robison, a woman who credits her mother for inspiring her entrepreneurial spirit.
Parenting: the Ultimate Balancing act (Jul 30, 2007 at 10:18 AM) - Imagine a juggler on stage. first the juggler throws a ball into the air, then another, then another, and seemingly effortlessly he juggles teh three balls with perfect balance and ease. After some applause, he decides to go for more. He claims that his next routine is the greatest juggling feat in history.
Working Mother of the Year Honored as '21 Leaders of the 21st Century' (Jul 30, 2007 at 10:15 AM) - In 2005, Bernick was named National Working Mother of the Year by the Moms in Business Network and its sister association, the International Association of Working Mothers
In era of turmoil, firms must prepare for worst (Jul 30, 2007 at 10:11 AM) - Turn on the television or open the newspaper and you're likely to learn about an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, wildfire or bombing that has wiped out a community somewhere in the world. In 2005, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reported that there were 43 major national disaster declarations, 68 emergency declarations and 29 fire-management assistance declarations
Henderson Business Wins National Grant (Jul 30, 2007 at 10:09 AM) - A local Henderson businesswoman and mother, Ronna Timpa, was honored earlier this month at the first annual Moms in Business Network (MIBN) Create Your Dream Awards Gala. As the recipient of the Business Expansion Grant, Timpa will receive a $1000 cash award to be used to expand her company, Workplace ESL Solutions, in addition to receiving other benefits including a Corporate Membership in MIBN. The total value of the award is $1,500.
Moms In Business Network Names Verizon "Company of The Year" (Jul 30, 2007 at 10:04 AM) - Moms In Business Network Names Verizon "Company of The Year" Verizon is named "Company of the Year," by Mom's in Business Network. Mom's in Business Network cited Verizon's first-rate service and understanding of the needs of working mothers by providing products and services tailored to assist women entrepreneurs.
Employers grant flexible incentives for new dads (Jun 4, 2007 at 10:07 AM) - It was 2002 and Brent McIlbain was working for KPMG International, a top 4 accounting firm, in Dallas, Texas when his first child, Abigail, was born. Faced with the challenge of juggling time with his daughter and work, he says he decided to take advantage of the companys paid paternity leave benefit. The program, part of the KPMGs work-life initiative, allowed new fathers two weeks of flexible paid leave time...
Moms in Business fills a niche for working women (Jun 4, 2007 at 10:03 AM) - It's been one year since the Henderson-based Moms in Business Network was launched. What started with five members has grown to more than 40,000. "It's been a good year, although tough at times," said founder Gina Robison-Billups. "We did not plan to go national until 2004, but we have members in 10 states now."
Las Vegas Honors MIBN for Women's History Month (Jun 4, 2007 at 2:00 AM) - The City of Las Vegas and Oscar Goodman recognized Moms In Business Network in March 2006 in honor of Women's History Month.
MIBN 'Create Your Dreams' Gala (Jun 4, 2007 at 9:57 AM) - The presentation of the awards will take place on 6 May 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and details about past events-award winners can be found on their website as well as the skinny on the current year's nomination process.
Moms In Business National Honoree is 2006 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES (Jun 4, 2007 at 9:56 AM) - Wacker was named Luminary of the Year by the Moms in Business Network. Wacker founded Compulink Management Center, Inc., in 1974 to develop custom software solutions. By the early 1980s, she had identified an emerging need among her clients for an electronic document repository that would provide both secure storage and instant retrieval by any word or phrase in the document.
MGM MIRAGE honored by Moms in Business Network as 'National Company of the Year' (Jun 4, 2007 at 9:52 AM) - MGM MIRAGE was named "National Company of the Year" by the Moms in Business Network and International Association of Working Mothers at an awards gala held in Las Vegas.
ESL expert awarded with grant (Jun 4, 2007 at 9:47 AM) - Ronna Timpa's company, Workplace ESL Solutions, publishes textbooks and hosts language courses to improve employees English skills so as to better communicate with co-workers, supervisors and customers. And thanks to a recent award from the Moms in Business Network, Timpa can now assess students' progress before they leave her classes, a service unique to most language companies.