Roundtable: women – business – life

Launched in Autumn of 2012, we are a peer-to-peer forum for independent small business owners to share and discuss ideas, provide collective feedback and solutions, and inspire and energize each other as we move our businesses (and lives) forward.

3rd Wednesday of every month
At 2112 Chicago (usually)

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Coming up in 2019 …

June 19: Legal issues for business owners with Linda Crohn, attorney with Shimberg & Crohn, P. C.

July 17: Magnetic Introductions: How to Have Them at Hello with Catherine Johns.

August 21: Stay tuned … in the process of confirming with speaker.

Sept 18: Q3 review/brunch

Oct 16: Failure: The Other F Word. Florence Ann Romanoshares her experiences and how “failure” helped her in the process of building two successful businesses.

Nov 20: Stay tuned … in the process of confirming with speaker.

Dec 18: Q4 brunch: Celebrate all we have accomplished in 2019 & look ahead to 2020.

Past topics have included …

Deb Acker helps us rewire our outlook on time, including why we feel short on time (Hint: It’s not what you think!) and how to stop running out of it.

Step away from the screen! Karen Meier, DPT, will share tips to stay healthy and feel great, given that a lot of us spend too much time at desks and laptops.

Let’s get social —  Shaily Hakimian on effective ways to connect with clients through social media and to create new content for your feeds.

Kyle Akerman on Google Anayltics.

Andrea Harney on building your personal brand with photography.

Amanda Young on mastering your energy to attract more clients.

The 6 Step Strategy, a proven process to get where you want to go in the most optimal way, with Angelica Chayes.

Your Brand Communications Toolkit with Joy Panos Stauber and Kathleen Kearns.

Well, well, well! Margaret Plouff, Mary Joyce-Cahill, and Lynn Nardelli share ideas for energizing morning routines that help busy people have a healthful day.

What’s your business story? Nora Kerr of Memoir for Me will discuss how tapping into your story and the “why” behind your business will bring inspiration… and customers.

Keeping Score of Your Business with, Irv Michaels, CPA, Creative Business Advisor, of Michaels Consulting, Ltd. and 2112 Mentor. Irv will discuss how developing business plans, setting goals, and tracking key performance indicators helps small businesses thrive, increase profitability, and realize their vision.

5 Simple Steps to Prioritize Your Profits. Melissa McSherry will walk through 5 Profit Priority Points including getting clear on, and connecting to, your goals, realistic time management, and creating a concrete plan of action to success.

SpringTIME. Paula Diaz and Amanda Roche will help us learn to direct our most powerful tool, time, toward the lives we want to lead.

Tool time. Tools we use to streamline our bookkeeping, time-tracking, project management, customer contacts, team collaboration, project management, or other business activity.

Resolve. Get some group accountability and/or mine the group for advice to help you move the needle.

Vision Boards. What you focus on grows. Tap into the Roundtable’s wisdom (and magazine archives) to create a powerful vision board for 2018.

Megan Wessels of Powerful Partners shares her strategy for how to harness LinkedIn and the power of rapport.

Deb Acker shares her perspective on how to have pure joy in your life, no matter what challenges you’re facing.

Time is a tool. Use it to build your ideal business and life. with Stacey Saunders of Saunders Consulting.

Rosemary Hurwitz on the Enneagram and how it can lead us to more centered and proactive living.

Google for Business: Make the most of G Suite.

5 Simple Steps to Attract Your Ideal Clients with Amanda Young of Simplify Your Marketing.

Boundaries 101. Jamie Simkins presents how get clear on your boundaries and how to set them.

Become a B!t#h. Barbara Burgess discusses how being a b!t#h, the right kind, means harnessing your drive and power in service of feminine values like collaboration, synergy, and emotional intelligence.

Video. You know video is good for Google rankings. Now what? How do you present yourself and your brand via video? Catherine Johns and Kelly Luchtman will share tips and guide us through some on-camera practice.

The Art of Persuasion. Hate the idea of “selling”? Lynne Franklin of Wordsmith talks about what you can do instead.

Time short. To-do list long! Sue Kramer Harrawood of Peace of Mind Virtual Assistance talks about delegation.

Find Your Voice and Use It with Catherine Johns and Lisa Kaplan.

Perfectionism: Where does it come from? Learn about The Daring Way with Mary Senn. Before attending, be sure to watch these Brené Brown videos.

Power Brunch: Mid-year goals check-in, individual goals and goals for our group.

Should I stay or should I grow now? with Kirsten Zoub of Dasein.

Smart Women, Strong Financial Strategies with Jessica Merino of Merino Wealth.

A Green New Year’s Makeover for Your Work Space with Kim Nigro, Principal of Studio Nigro Architecture + Design.

Healthy you > healthy business with Dr. Leslie Smith and Sheila Petersen of Chicago Healing Center.

People and hiring with Andrea Herran, principal of Focus HR Consulting.

SEO with Shri Rawal of Web Screen Media.

Are you Running Your Business or is IT Running You? presented by Bobi Siembieda of Conrad Business Results.

Be The Architect Of Your Own Brand with Joy Panos Stauber and Melinda Cross from Stauber Brand Studio.

The Ins and Outs of Certification for a Woman-Owned Business presented by Cynthia Johnson from the Women’s Business Development Center.

Rock the Room with Your Introductions! with Catherine Johns.

Sales with Kirsten Zoub of Dasein.

Social Media with Purpose with Mana Ionescu of Lightspan Digital.

Tax planning with Arlene K. Levin and Ephraim F. Abasolo from Steinberg Advisors.

Lessons Learned: Share your cautionary tale, wild success, or any type of lesson to help us all do better in business.

… and more.