Monday, April 30, 2007

The WECAI Network™ announces 1st Fridayz™ email Forums

“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.” Margaret Thatcher


You are invited to join an exclusive event brought to you by the WECAI Network™. It is an eFriday event – 1st Fridayz™, the email networking event brought to you by the WECAI Network.™

1st Fridayz™ is an email networking event that will take place on the eFriday Forum listserv. 1st Fridayz™ is a 36 hour event and will begin on Friday, May 4th at 8 AM Eastern Time and go until 6 PM Eastern Time on Saturday. 1st Fridayz™ networking events will allow our members to get to know more about the products and services each offers, and from time to time we will invite guest experts to inspire and inform us on topics of interest to women business owners, professionals and executives. Go here to convert the time in your part of the world: http://www.timeanddate.com/.

Our eFriday events are designed to be a rich mix of conversations, one-on-one interviews, and panel discussions. When you have a challenge or concerns, you can connect with other members of the WECAI Network™ via our listserv and find valuable feedback and suggestions for overcoming those challenges.

Our mission is to help women do business on and off the WEB. Some of the topics we will be discussing include How to Network Effectively Online or Offline, Small and Mid-size Business Marketing Ideas, How to be a Media Magnet and Create a BUZZ, How to Promote Yourself with Power, Passion and Pizzaz, Technology, and more.

As a member of our "network" you are invited to attend at no charge and participate in these discussions. To sign up for 1st Fridayz™, visit

EFridayzRegistration

On Thursday you will be asked to submit a “networking profile” introducing you to the group. We have dozens of questions that will be circulated throughout the event. However, if you have a burning question you feel the members can help you with, be sure and ask.

1st Fridayz™ is destined to be the premier gathering of women leaders in the business world, both public and private (including women business owners, executives and professionals) providing an unparalleled opportunity for today’s most successful and influential women to exchange ideas, share experiences and resources, and extend their power in a relaxed, open atmosphere.


THANKS! We look forward to networking with you.

Heidi & Suzannah

Co-Founders –The WECAI Network™
“Helping Women Do Business on and off the WEB™”

Friday, April 27, 2007

Join us for our next eWednesday Chat on Wednesday, May 2, 2007

"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind." Emily P. Bissell


Join us for our next eWednesday Chat on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 12 Noon Eastern Time for an enlightening Interview with Kyle Young, Founder of The Multi-Tasking Woman

As a Multi-Tasking Woman, Kyle Young is a wife and mom, marketing consultant, visual artist, writer and unlimited idea person. Her home and office are always buzzing with activity and lots of positive energy! She is also the founder of The Multi-tasking Woman Blog. Here’s what Kyle says: “I love the electricity that sparks when positive, creative people get together! I I’m lucky to have so many great women friends in my life who have ‘can do’ attitudes and commit to making things happen. We support each other through good times and bad. And when we get together… the creativity flows!”

Kyle will be discussing the pros and cons of multi-tasking, share some tips to help the habitual mutli-tasking woman, offer some resources to help you better manage your time and your tasks, and talk about her community and her inspiration for starting it.

To join us for either of these Webinars, all you have to do is sign up at http://www.ewednesdaychat.com

Here's what some of our eWednesday Chat attendees have to say about our events:

“Thanks for the e-book, and for the great session last week! I took copious notes and have already gotten started. … I feel like my new biz is getting a fresh lease on life! Thanks so much!” Tina Allen :-)

"I really enjoyed the eWednesday Chat. I thought it was a great way to network, and the topic was very well presented." Jenn Givler

“I was able to make it for half of the first session and all of the second today and sooo enjoyed the experts you chose. Thank you for using your expert and intuitive talents in picking such fabulous people for your WECAI events.” Angel Hale



Hope to see you there!

Heidi Richards, Founder & CEO - The WECAI Network
www.WECAI.org - “Helping Women Do Business on and off the WEB™”

Sunday, April 22, 2007

What Makes Your Administrative Professional So Special? Enter our Contests!

"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone ... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something."
Sandra Day O’Connor

Administrative Professional Week is April 23rd - 27h

This annual event was originally organized in 1952 as "National Secretaries Week" by the National Secretaries Association (now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals) in conjunction with public relations executive Harry Klemfuss and a consortium of office product manufacturers. It was established as an effort to recognize secretaries for their contributions in the workplace, and to attract people to secretarial/administrative careers.

In the year 2000, IAAP announced a name change for Professional Secretaries Week and Professional Secretaries Day. The names were changed to Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day to keep pace with changing job titles and expanding responsibilities of today’s administrative workforce.

Over the years, Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest workplace observances. The event is celebrated worldwide, bringing together millions of people for community events, educational seminars, and individual corporate activities recognizing support staff with gifts of appreciation.

Today, there are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, and 8.9 million people working in various administrative support roles. More than 475,000 administrative professionals are employed in Canada. Millions more administrative professionals work in offices all over the world.

(Source: International Association of Administrative Professionals)

Now’s the perfect time to honor the “gatekeepers” in your office and the office of your top clients and customers. Some of the things you can do are: Send flowers, plants or a bouquet of balloons. Be sure to include a personal note or a card that mentions the occasion and an appropriate sentiment, such as "Thanks for all you do," or "I appreciate your help." Be sure to send the gift to the office, not to the recipient’s home – visit: www.edenflorist.com for more gift-giving ideas.

2 Contests you can enter!

The WECAI Network™ and Eden Florist are sponsoring a contest.

Enter Our
ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS
CONTEST

Your Assistant could win a FREE bouquet of fresh flowers every month for a year and be featured in an upcoming issue of WE Magazine for Women!

Please tell us what makes your Assistant so special. If your story is chosen, your assistant will receive a FREE bouquet of flowers every month for a year. She will also receive a one page profile in an upcoming issue of WE Magazine for women. And that’s not all, everyone who is nominated will be mentioned on this blog and receive a beautiful downloadable Certificate of Appreciation! Be sure to include your contact information in your entry.

Deadline for submission 5:00 pm, April 27, 2007.
All entries will receive a beautiful
Administrative Professional of the Year
Certificate of Appreciation.

Please submit your entry by sending it to:

Administrative Professional Entry
c/o
Eden Florist & Gifts
7100 Pembroke Road
Miramar, FL 33023

You can also fax your story to (954) 964-3135 or email your story to flowers (at) EdenFlorist.com

Be sure to include your name, address, phone, fax, and email in the event your assistant is chosen!

My friend, and Charter Elite Member Teresa Morrow is having a contest too!

In Celebration of Administrative Professionals Week and the recent launch of her new business Key Business Partners, Teresa is hosting a "Share the Love" Contest

The first 3 people who answer all the questions correctly will receive:

1 FREE Hour of VA services (value of $25)

AND

20% discount off VA services until May 15, 2007

Send an email to Teresa at keybusinesspartners (at) gmail.com with "Admin Contest Questions" in the Subject line and you can play too!

Celebrate those who make your life easier...

Warmest regards,


Heidi Richards, Founder & CEO


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." Confucius (Chinese Philosopher 551-479 B.C.)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

WE Magazine for Women is READY!

"The WE Magazine for women is one of the best resources I have read in a long time. The topics covered are timely, well written and on target for any woman who is seeking valuable information on how to succeed in today's competitive market. The article on building wealth is one that any woman can benefit from. I would highly recommend this publication. Kudos to founder and publisher, Heidi Richards.” Kathleen Gage, Turning Point Presents


The Spring Issue of WE magazine for women is now online and ready to view. WE magazine for women focuses on the total women. In addition to women who want to learn more about doing business on and off the WEB, WE’s audience consists of women who want to explore great destinations, improve their outlook on life, learn quick and easy ways to get and stay healthy, fine out about the latest technology gadgets and information, become inspired as they read about women making a difference in the world and even ideas for great entertaining and socializing.

Read what some of our readers have to say:

“WOW! Your new magazine is PHENOMENAL, Absolutely beautiful and chock full of great information. Love the light blue background and simple layout. It's easy on the eyes and easy to read. So many digital publications have so much stuff all over, you don't where to look first. You've done it right.” Lynn Meyer, Public Relations Director – Small Business Trends


“Heidi... this is great! I'm already receiving inquiries, thank you so much for including me.” Dina Giolotti, Wordfeeder.com

“Thank you for creating WE – an online magazine that helps women connect…find their true passion and fulfill their potential.” Nicole Wild, CMP - Executive Director, The Women's Alliance

The difference between WE and other magazines for women are the stories of the women found in each issue. These women are not necessarily “household names” around the globe or even in the country in which they reside. WE focuses on women who are making a difference in their part of the world – in many cases unsung heroines. The professions and people these women represent crosses a multitude of industries and geographic locations. The articles are written by women. With one exception. WE has a Column entitled ‘In His Words,’ and features contributing editors from around the globe who support and promote the work women do and in many cases work along side.

To read the Spring Issue, visit: http://www.wecai.org/WeMagazineSpring.pdf


Heidi Richards, Publisher & Editor-in-Chiefhttp://www.wecai.org/ - “Helping Women Do Business on and off the WEB™”


In case you didn't catch the first issue, here's the link: http://www.wecai.org/we%20magazine.pdf

Monday, April 16, 2007

Join the WECAI Network™ for Two New Webinars

“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did." Sarah Caldwell


Join us for TWO exciting eWednesday Chats on Wednesday, April 18th

The first one is 12 Noon Eastern Time - How to Market your Company Through Events with Cynthia Frazier - Energy Tour Café.

Cynthia Frazier, President of Energy Tour Café (www.energytourcafe.com/) and host of the upcoming Women Business Owners Growth Summit will discuss her strategies about how hosting a successful event can help spread your company’s message far and wide. She will share tips on filling your event with qualified prospects, what to do when you get them there and how get the right kind of “media partners” to help you spread the word. All this and more!

The second one is at 1:30 PM Easter Time – Article Marketing with Nicole Dean, The Article Marketing Queen

Nicole is the mostly-sane mom behind www.ShowMomTheMoney.com Nicole was awarded the WAHM Community MVP of the Year 2005 & 2007 by WAHMTalkRadio.com (and nominated in 2006). Since 2004, she has steadily become an expert in using written content to build and market an online business. Her site www.LadyPens.com is an article directory for women & www.EasyArticleMarketing.com is a full course on Article Marketing.

Nicole lives in Florida with her much adored husband and two silly children. When she's not working or dodging hurricanes, she enjoys reading, gardening, belly dancing, laughing often and experiencing the joys of life. Nicole will answer all your questions about marketing your articles on the net.

To join us for either of these Webinars, all you have to do is download the conference room at http://www.wecai.org/eWednesdayChat.exe. Once you do so, you don't have to download again (if you save it to your desktop) - Do not login as the moderator or you will not be able to get in the room.

Here's what some of our eWednesday Chat attendees have to say about our events:

“Thanks for the e-book, and for the great session last week! I took copious notes and have already gotten started. … I feel like my new biz is getting a fresh lease on life! Thanks so much!” Tina Allen :-)

"I really enjoyed the eWednesday Chat. I thought it was a great way to network, and the topic was very well presented."
Jenn Givler

"Very informative event. Catherine shared some great info!" Glenda Hinz


Hope to see you there!

Heidi Richards, Founder & CEO - The WECAI Network
www.WECAI.org - “Helping Women Do Business on and off the WEB™”

Friday, April 13, 2007

Check out the Women's Online Calendar and more!

"The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day."
Gloria Steinem


What are you doing today to create your future? Are you planning a trip? Planning an event? Planning a new business or enterprise? If so, here are three great resources you should know about...

Have you ever heard of KindredSpirits.com? If not, I suggest you stop by and visit it. The vision of Kindred Spirits is to foster inspiring experiences, cultural understanding, awareness of global issues, and empowerment to make a positive difference in relationships and communities throughout the world. They specialize in small group customized tours to destinations around the world offering Volunteer Vacations and Educational and Cultural Tours. You can check them out at: http://www.kindredspiritstourandtravel.com/.

Did you know you can post your events on the Women’s Online Calendar? That's right! If you have an event for women, you can go to Women’s Online Calendar and post it today!

This is a complimentary calendar brought to you by the The WECAI Network was created to help women promote their events around the globe.

The WECAI Network launching the Women's Global Registry™ in just a few weeks. Be sure to visit http://www.womensglobalregistry.com/ and leave your name. We will let you know when it launches. This free directory will include Business, Executive and Professional Women Around the Globe and and is designed to help promote your websites and blogs to our visitors.

If you are interested in being a sponsor or advertiser of the Women's Global Registry™, contact Heidi (at) WECAI.org with "registry" in subject line for more information.


Wishing you a great day... and then some.

Heidi Richards, Founder & CEO - The WECAI Network - “Helping Women Do Business on and off the WEB™”


"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Become a Baby Boomer Diva

“There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.” Mary Kay Ash


Congratulations to Beverly Mahone on her new Baby Boomer Diva Website and Web of Fame Award! If you are a baby boomer you too can join an elite group of baby boomer women on the Baby Boomer Diva Web of Fame. This is a select group of women who represent what's great about reaching middle age status.

To be inducted, submit your photo and your business. You're in good company (of course you have to be a baby boomer woman to get the recognition).

Take a look: http://www.thebabyboomerdiva.com/baby_boomer_diva_web_of_fame.htm

Why should we have to wait until we're too old to be recognized for our accomplishments? Submit your name and information today!


Warmest regards,

Heidi & Suzannah

Monday, April 9, 2007

How to Get 95% of Your Clients from Internet Marketing

"Always set the bar for your goals higher than you think you can jump. If you reach for it and fall, as long as you get up and give it another shot, then you will have accomplished more than you ever thought was possible. And the day that you do achieve that goal, it will be the best feeling in the world." Author Unknown


Our next eWednesday Chat(tm) - "Where Women Connect Online" is taking place on Wednesday April 11, 2007 at 12 Noon Eastern Daylight Time

"How to Get 95% of Your Clients from Internet Marketing with Donna Gunter
In this session Donna will give you valuable tips to get the most of your online marketing strategy, including viral marketing strategies that will drive tons of traffic to your site, profit centers you can easily implement to create multiple streams of income and learn to leverage your expertise online to make more profit in less time. Do you want better results from your Internet Marketing?

To join us all you have to do is download the conference room at http://www.wecai.org/eWednesdayChat.exe.

Hope to see you there!


Heidi Richards, Founder & CEO - The WECAI Network™
http://www.WECAI.org
“Helping Women Do Business on and off the WEB™”

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Join Members of the WECAI Network™ for the Balance Conference for Women in South Florida

"If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now." Mildred McAfee


Did you know that today is Empowered Women Entrepreneurs Day? If you missed our online event this morning be sure to check back because we will be posting the link to the audio files later this week.

I did want to tell you about another empowering event for women coming up this week!

If you happen to be in South Florida on Thursday April 12th, join Heidi Richards, Suzannah Richards, Randy Biro, Dia Falco, Rosana Santos and Susan Friefeld from The WECAI Network™ and the Balance Magazine Team for one of the most well-produced and best attended events for women. My friend, Susie Levan, Editor in Chief of Balance Magazine brings you the Ultimate Day of Balance.

*REGISTER TODAY*
The 3rd Annual Ultimate Day of Balance Educational Conference for Businesswomen Thursday, April 12, 2007

This annual conference is where 1,000+ businesswomen come together to gain practical knowledge, build relationships and draw inspiration from the nation's most distinguished work-life balance leaders... it's like offering a graduate course in living your best life! In other words, this event empowers, inspires and connects businesswomen together.


REGISTER TODAY TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE A BETTER WORK AND LIFE...

ONLY 50 SEATS OPEN AND SELLING OUT FAST!!!!

CLICK THE REGISTRATION BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER NOW

http://www.balancemagazine.com/events.html
http://www.balancemagazine.com/Ultimate_2007/index_Page2.html

Directions: http://www.thesignaturegrand.com/grand/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=60

To register: Attendee Registration Form


About the conference:
Conference-At-A-Glance

The WECAI Network™ is a media partner and excited to be a part of an event that can help women in all aspects of our lives.

Hope to see you there!

Heidi and Suzannah

Friday, April 6, 2007

Promote Your Expertise on the Women in Business Podcast Directory

"If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. " Chinese proverb


Throughout my lifetime, I have learned that one of the best ways to get an education is to surround myself with people who are smarter than me. If they gave out Ph.D's by learning from others, I am sure that I would have earned several by now.

In fact, one of the most exciting thing about learning new things is to share that new-found knowledge with others. So I wanted to tell you about a great new resource you can take advantage of in more ways than one!

My friend, Penny Haynes, President of 1st Podcast Publishing has a great resource for women business owners. It is called the Women in Business Podcast, Tips for Women In Business. This site hosts both audio (podcast) tips as well as the written version. It is a wonderful place for you to learn from other women as well as post your own tips for Women In Business. If you don't have a blog, you can become an instant rss success when you participate in the Women in Business Podcast.

With Women in Business Podcast not only do you get a chance to showcase your own expertise on their forums, you have an opportuntity to promote your own website or blog because Penny invites you to put a link to your website at the bottom of every post to help increase your search engine ranking!

My Tip: Using the Power of Masterminds for Business Success can be found here:
http://www.womeninbusinesspodcast.com/ and if you click here, you can listen to the audio (podcast) of the tip http://www.byoaudio.com/play/W1Sj9ybX now! The audio tips are under 5 minutes and filled with easy to implement valuable information to help you in business.

I recommend you sign up for the Tips for Women In Business Forum and start participating and promoting your site today! When you visit the site, there are also instructions to record your tip.

The mission of The WECAI Network™ is to "help women do business on and off the web." and when we discover great resources offered by members like Penny's that can help us achieve our mission, we want the world to know about it.

Wishing yo much success... and then some.

Heidi Richards

Thursday, April 5, 2007

The Podcast & Blog Hopping VA tour visits Heidi Richards and the Virtual Woman's Day Blog!

"Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come;
you have to get up and make them." Madame C. J. Walker


Heidi, I’ve already met some fabulous entrepreneurs during this adventure and must say I’ve looked forward to stopping here and chatting with you about the virtual assistant industry. Here, we will get into the nuts and bolts of working with a VA. I can’t wait – let’s get started!

1. What kinds of work does a Virtual Assistant perform?
Virtual Assistants traditionally provide administrative support services similar to an onsite assistant, except we work from a remote location. Frankly, I cannot imagine too many administrative duties a VA generalist or specialist couldn’t perform, so I’ve provided a short list below and refer your readers to the Alliance for Virtual Businesses where you can find, broken down by industry, a very extensive list of tasks VAs perform.

Here’s the short list:

Desktop Publishing (Enhanced Word Processing), e.g., manuals, reports, detailed tables, etc.
Internet and Traditional Research
Organization and Association Management
Web Site Design/Maintenance
Web Site Check-up
Transcription
Search Engine Submission and Optimization
PowerPoint Presentations
Newsletter Production (HTML) and Ezine Management
PDF Conversions
Appointment/Calendar Scheduling and Management
Autoresponders and Shopping Cart Creation and Maintenance

2. Isn't working with a VA more expensive than hiring an employee?
Definitely not! When you consider the hidden costs associated with retaining the services of a full-time employee, it makes business sense, financially, to retain the services of a professional Virtual Assistant. Here’s a simple salary comparison breakdown provided by the US Chamber of Commerce to illustrate this point.
Hiring a Full-time Assistant
Base Salary: $15.00/hr x 2080 (52 weeks) = $31,200
Benefits: 15% of salary = $4,680.00
Vacation, holiday, sick time: 13% = $4,056.00
Payroll Taxes: 12%* = $3,774.00
Administrative Costs: 7%** (recruiting, hiring, training, record maintenance etc. = $2,184.00
Space & Equipment for in-house employee: estimated at $2,000
Annual Total: $48,894.00
Partnering with a Virtual Assistant:
(Don't forget, you only pay for the hours worked!)
· Base retainer of 20 hours a month @ $50.00/hr
· Occasional overage of hours agreed on between partners @ $50.00/hr.
Annual Total: $12,000.00
As you can see, retaining the services of a virtual assistant can result in tremendous financial savings. Remember, you are only paying for time on task, retaining the services of an admin expert requiring little or no training, and due to the tremendous cost savings, can increase your financial reserves for marketing, client services or to take a much needed vacation.

3. What are some tips for working with a Virtual Assistant?
The most important advice I can provide is to communicate! Schedule regular meetings and keep the appointments. Your VA is an important member of your team, your right hand, and keeping her in the loop is very important for task completion and the growth of your business.
Communicate your needs. Create task lists detailing what you need done, along with the time frame in which you expect them to be done. You may also discuss how the task impacts your business goals, so the VA understands the relationship between the assignment and your objectives.

Set Your Priorities: Do not inundate your VA with a long list of tasks without also informing her of their importance and an anticipated complete date. One skill a Virtual Assistant hasn’t acquired yet – to my knowledge – is mind reading; so, don’t be afraid to tell your VA which assignment is most important. Eventually, she will become comfortable with your style and processes, and can make the determination on her own.

Provide Feedback: Regularly review your assistant’s performance to ensure she is complying with your requirements and meeting your needs. This is an opportunity for give and take between both parties. You can identify areas your VA needs to improve in and your VA can provide feedback regarding where you can improve. That’s right, open communication goes both ways, and your VA is NOT an employee, but an equal partner in the relationship, assisting you in achieving your goals.

Don’t Micromanage: You’ve retained the VA’s services because she is able to work independently and without strict supervision. Let her show you what she can accomplish! If you continuously check in/up on her progress, you are impeding her ability to complete the assignment. In addition, by constantly contacting the VA, you may be consuming your contractual hours or interfering with her ability to concentrate on other client work.
Pay on Time: By compensating your VA on a timely basis, you demonstrate that you VALUE and appreciate her services. No one likes a slow payer, as late payments impact a business owner’s cash flow. If you are consistently late, the VA may end the contractual relationship and seek clients willing to show they appreciate her services.

4. What are some things a virtual assistant can’t do (if any) or that I shouldn’t ask for? Wow, this is a difficult one. Since most VAs work remotely, we can’t naturally bring you coffee – although we can order it online for you! Really, do not ask a VA to perform unethical or illegal tasks, or even place them in situations that will negatively impact their reputations or business. Virtual Assistants abide by a Code of Ethics, and personal and professional standards. Traditionally, your written agreement specifies the responsibilities a VA will assume. Ever so often, the agreement should be reviewed as relationships and responsibilities change. If a VA is hesitate to perform certain responsibilities, it is probably because she feels it is morally or professionally unethical or in direct conflict with her personal beliefs and/or business mission.

5. How do I find the right VA and get started?
There are many ways to find your “right VA”. First, since there are more than 20,000 VAs worldwide, I would narrow my field of reference by first creating a list of expectations (do I need a specialist or generalists) – personal and professional attributes and skills I’d want my VA to possess, and tasks I initially want her to assume. Tracy Lawton, a member of the VA community, wrote an article entitled 7 Top Tips for Choosing the Right Virtual Assistant (VA). This article can provide the foundation to begin your search. I also recommend reading A Virtual Solution for Business Growth, Stability and Profitability, a blueprint to help business owners get on track, achieve goals and rejuvenate their passion, all with the help of a VA.

In addition, May 17-19, 2007, VAs from around the globe will participate in the 2nd annual Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC). I invite you and your readers to stop by and meet VAs up close and personal by joining the free, open to the public networking sessions scheduled throughout the 3 days event.

As a matter of fact, I recommend that you attend a few seminars too, all of which are presented by successful entrepreneur and business experts. These Informative presentations are provided by experts in media relations, podcasting, business ethics, marketing, branding, writing sales copy, effective networking and much more. Visit OIVAC for the complete seminar schedule and registration process. Last day to register is May 15th.

Stick a fork in me, I’m done! It’s been great visiting today, but the next stop is calling. Let’s see, yesterday I stopped by OIVAC’s blog and left a scrambled puzzle clue – today’s clue is (#5) tancceihl. Tomorrow, I visit Janet Barclay of Organized Assistant.
Don’t forget to download the scrambled clue puzzle board, collect all the clues and become eligible for some great prizes.



Sharon, it was great chatting with you today! Thanks so much for the excellent information. Best of luck on your blog tour.

Warmest regards,

Heidi Richards


About Sharon Williams: Sharon is the Chairperson of the Alliance for Virtual Businesses and OIVAC, and president of The 24 Hour Secretary an administrative, secretarial and internet-based marketing support services company. She is the 2006 recipient of the Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction Award and co-founder of Virtual Business University, an e-learning environment for entrepreneurs willing to step towards their greatness.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Join us on Saturday, April 7th for Empowered Women's Day

"Success consists of a great heart, courageous mind and a kindred spirit lit by a fire that cannot be put out by the rough blows of the pessimist and the critic." - Latrena Moore


Join us on Saturday, April 7th from 9 AM to 11 AM Eastern Time, The Empowered Women Entrepreneurs Day Saturday Brunch Virtual Conference.

Research has shown numerous times that the lack of mentors and quality network systems, and lack of confidence prevents women entrepreneurs from: Transforming your business ideas into a business start-up, and Making it to the 43rd when you graduate from woman entrepreneur to a sustainable business owner.

Since Empowered Women Entrepreneurs Day calls attention to the success-minded individuals who are dedicated to igniting their business and fueling their souls, Best-selling author Ponn Sabra, aka "The Women's Empowerment Queen" and The WECAI Network™ are partnering to offer you The Empowered Women Entrepreneurs Day Saturday Brunch Virtual Conference.

Here’s the schedule:
9:00 - 10:00 am. Eastern Daylight Time - Catapulting Your Business: The Role of Personal Empowerment.

10:00 - 11:00 am. Q & A and Open Networking Forum. Bring your tea and questions for Ponn to answer!

To join us all you have to do is download the conference room at http://www.wecai.org/eWednesdayChat.exe. Once you do so, you don't have to download again (if you save it to your desktop) - Do not login as the moderator or you will not be able to get in the room.

Hope to see you there!

Heidi

Heidi Richards, Founder & CEO - The WECAI Network™-
“Helping Women Do Business on and off the WEB™”