Upcoming Events (*Updated 1/18/12)

We would just like to thank everyone for supporting this movement and attending our events. We look forward to having you join us in 2012!

Winter 2012
Philadelphia - Sunday, January 15th
RSVP: http://www.100businessgirlsphillymeetup.eventbrite.com/

New York City - Sunday, February 12th
Fashion Week Meetup
RSVP: http://www.100businessgirlsnyfw.eventbrite.com/

Spring 2012  {Save The Date}
Washington DC - Sunday, April 22nd

If you would like to promote your products, speak at one of our events, or just send us feedback and suggestions please contact 100businessgirls@gmail.com

Happy Holidays!

#100BusinessGirls NYC Brunch Meetup Recap {Dec 2011}

Front Row: Amaris Acosta, Jamillah Johnson, Nicole Robinson, Jess Colombo, Katelyn Bogucki
Back Row: Tabitha McLean, Tamara Walker, Etophia Lane

Today was our last meetup event for 2011. It seems like just yesterday we were trying to decide on a name and here were are with three events down. On this beautiful December day, the location of choice was The Cafe at Trump Soho. After making introductions, we talked shop about various topics (what happens at Let's Do Brunch stays), but our Business Girl topic of the day was on "Becoming Fearless in 2012 and Beyond" and we discussed ways in which we overcame our fears in business.

Here are 5 of the 10 tips from our Art of Being Fearless tip sheet:

1. Being fearless doesn't mean being reckless, but it does mean being bold and taking chances.
2. Fear will always be there. Do it anyway.
3. You don't have all the answers. It's okay to ask for help. Seek advice when needed.
4. Be fearless about communication. The word "no" is your friend and only wants what's best for you. Never be afraid to use it.
5. Always open yourself up to meeting new people, new experiences. and collaborations that fall in line with meeting your goals.

Thanks to everyone in attendance:

Amaris Acosta -- Owner/Coach, Karaliene Productions & former Miss Caribbean USA

Tabitha McLean -- Owner, Thee Boss Lady

Nicole Robinson -- CEO, Gloss and Glam

Tamara Walker -- Director, NY PR Diva/Siena Media Group |
http://www.nyprdiva.net/ & http://www.nyprdiva.wordpress.com/

Jess Colombo -- Small Business Community Mgr, Zaarly Inc

Katelyn Bogucki -- Community Manager, Zaarly Inc.

Special thanks to OPI for supplying our gift bags with shades from The Muppet Collection and also to Trump Soho for their hospitality.

Upcoming Meetup: Sunday, December 4th in New York

The next Let's Do Brunch! meetup will be held Sunday, December 4th at The Cafe at Trump Soho. Although we are at capacity, anyone interested in attending is encouraged to submit their name to the waiting list: http://100businessgirlsnyc.eventbrite.com/


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#100BusinessGirls Philly Brunch Meetup Recap {Fall 2011}

#100BusinessGirls Philly Meetup at Square 1682 (Hotel Palomar) - Nikki Henry, Bea Joyner, Waheedah Alford, Jamillah Johnson, Etophia Lane, Deanna Springer, Rhonda Crosson

Today was our first Philadelphia brunch meetup and it turned out to be another great day of connecting, building, and exchangining ideas and resources. Lots of information was shared that sparked plenty of "aha" moments. One of the great things that comes with developing the 100 Business Girls concept is being able to reach people directly. There's no shade in sharing.

Our Business Girl Topic of the Day was "Branding Yourself and Your Business Online." We each shared ways we have all built up our online presence and which strategies were most effective in building up our audience.

Here's our Top 5 online branding tips that were discussed:

1. Your username is your identity. Select a name that is simple, memorable, and marketable.

2. Make relationships with others before you need them on social networks.

3. Connect with old friends and business colleagues.

4. Discover new people through researching and learning, and follow them on social networks.

5. Create online profiles that portray you in a professional light.

Bonus Tip: Be consistent and engage with your audience.

Thanks to all the ladies that came out to join us this afternoon!

Bea Joyner - CEO, Busy As A Bea Productions LLC
"Parenting Parties" - Helping parents and teens survive adolescence with their sanity intact!

Nikki Henry - Designer, NK Henry
Chic Handbags & Accessories
http://www.nkhenry.com/ | @designernkhenry | Facebook

Rhonda Crosson - Owner & Superhairo, God's Given Gift Salon
http://www.godsgivengift.net/ | @GodsGivenGifts

Deanna Springer - Registered Nurse & Future Boutique Owner

Waheedah Alford - Owner, Why PR & Marketing LLC
Philly In The Know - whypr.blogspot.com
Master Tweeter @WhyPR

Our next meetup will be in New York City on Sunday, December 4th. More details in the coming week!!!