#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!!!