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|TABLE OF CONTENTS
- From the Desk of Ellen Fisher, Publisher
- Get Your Copy of the 24th Edition Print Directory
- Featured Women's Yellow Pages Business Categories
- A Warm Welcome To...
- Women's Business Calendar
- Congrats Corner
- Thought for the Month
- Grants Available from The Merchants Fund
- Women-Owned Business Fact and Advice of the Month
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- Win a Free Night at a Bed & Breakfast
- Subscription - Sponsorship - Advertising - Distribution - Reprint Info
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FROM THE DESK OF ELLEN FISHER, PUBLISHER, WOMEN'S YELLOW PAGES
I think the best way to start this month's column is with a confession: I have a phobia that no one will attend a party, should I throw one. When I close my eyes, I see a decorated ballroom and, instead of a big crowd, there are only 6 or 7 people, drinks in hand, silently milling about the room, the sound of their heels echoing in my ears. Where am I? I am hiding from them, nervously staring at the front door, hoping it will soon open to throngs of party-goers. It's not as bad as my dream where I go to elementary school in my underwear, but it's pretty darned close! And it often stops me in my tracks from hosting events.
I even have proof. One year I threw a last-minute New Year's Eve party and only 2 people came. We awkwardly sat on chairs, staring at each other, hoping someone else would arrive. It turned out to be a fun time, but what stuck with me was the awkward fear of an empty room.
If you're wondering why I am sharing this with you, it's because we just began to plan a big bash in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Print Edition of the Women's Yellow Pages. And, to be more specific, I just returned from looking at what could be the perfect venue.
While being given the red-carpet tour, all I could think about was where my 6 or 7 lonely people would choose to mill around while waiting for the party to (hopefully) start. I knew I had to do something to stop my fear from taking root and putting the kabash on this party which was, after all, my idea. My dream, actually.
So, while checking out the ballroom, I whispered to the Manager, "You know, I like the intimate size of this room because I have a terrible fear of throwing a party, and..."
She finished my thought, "...and no one will come?"
While saying it, she threw her head back and shared a light, and lilting laugh, "Everyone has that fear."
Her words were like magic to me. All of a sudden, my 6 or 7 people (bless them for being such loyal supporters) were
part of a huge crowd, having a great time in a room filled with laughter, networking, food and drink. I saw myself at the podium, thanking all the wonderful friends in the room for their support and announcing (pointing out, really) all the great advertisers who have been with the Women's Yellow Pages for over 20 years. It felt wonderful!
I am sharing this story with you because the silence of holding on to a phobia can be very powerful and debilitating. If you have a fear that is getting in the way of accomplishing your dreams or goals, I hope you will choose to share it with a caring and understanding person. The minute the words are out in the airwaves, its power diminishes. And, like cochroaches, people seem to appear from nowhere and share with you their similar (and not so similar) fears. It's amazingly reassuring and freeing.
Ellen Fisher, Founder and Publisher who hopes to see you and tons of other happy folks at the Women's Yellow Pages party in the spring of 2013
GET YOUR COPY OF THE 24th EDITION OF THE PRINT DIRECTORY!
|The 24th edition of the print directory is full of hundreds of women-owned businesses and wonderful resources. Click here and you will be taken to a list of locations where you can pick up your very own copy - for free.
GO GREEN! The online directory, www.philawyp.com, is updated year-round and available for searching 24/7.
FEATURED WOMEN'S YELLOW PAGES BUSINESS CATEGORIES
Please remember to tell her you found her in the Women's Yellow Pages!
A WARM WELCOME TO...
It's renewal season at the Women's Yellow Pages! We'd like to extend a warm welcome to the following advertisers who have recently sent in their renewal info for the 25th Anniversary Edition. Looking forward to a great year of doing business together and making all sorts of connections:
A&E Communications, Inc.
Allstate Insurance - Susan J. Gerrity Company
American Advertising Services
Cindy N. Ariel, PhD
Robin Bond, Esq.
Career Consciousness - A New Way To Think About Work
Group Dynamics in Focus
Monique Brino Hellings, CPA
Jane Barr Pino & Associates
Ted Leydon, Palm and Psychic Readings
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLC
Montgomery County Woman-Owned Business Network
More Than Bookkeeping
Mustang Expediting, Inc.
NAWBO (National Assn. of Women Business Owners) Greater Phila. Chapter
Nolan Painting, Inc.
Emily Pollard, MD, FACS
The Queen of Quickbooks
Debra Rasansky, RPT
Laila Wah, OMD
Walden Capital Advisors
Women's Health Source
WOMEN'S BUSINESS CALENDAR
Grow your business, meet new prospects, expand your network... Attend an event featured in the Women's Business Calendar.
Click here to access the calendar. If you already use Google Calendars you can add the events from the Women's Yellow Pages calendar to your personal calendar with the click of a button. And, you can even choose a weekly, monthly, or agenda view.
Thanks for reading Connect, The Women's Yellow Pages eZine. If you enjoyed it, please forward it on to your friends and colleagues or share it via this link with your social networking friends and associates. We value your input; please stay in touch.
Fran Fusco, Continental Bank, for being featured in an article in the Times Herald.
Emily Pollard, MD, FACS, for being named by Oprah Winfrey on OWN as one of her Top 25 Moments.
Donna Allie, Team Clean, for being presented the Helena Devereux Women in Leadership Award by Main Line Chamber of Commerce.
(Attention Women's Yellow Pages advertisers: Please send your accolades to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
| "You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you." ~Ruth Smeltzer
THE MERCHANTS FUND - NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS
|The Merchants Fund (TMF) has 2 core grants available for businesses:
1. Business Stabilization - Up to $10,000 to help small businesses remain stable, visible and grow in the face of economic opportunities and challenges.
2. Business Loan Matches - $10,001 to up to $20,000 to match at least dollar for dollar accredited government programs and bank loans.
Deadline is Friday, September 14, 2012.
More info at http://www.merchantsfund.org/grant-areas.html
WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS FACT AND ADVICE OF THE MONTH
|FACT: In the past 15 years, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 54%; there are now 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States.
ADVICE: "It's so essential for business owners to have a financial plan. Often, business owners invest their own savings in order to increase their ultimate earning potential. Because of this, it's extra important for you to have a personal plan for your own money and to establish your boundaries - when you will and won't do something. I think all too often people don't have a plan - and not having a plan actually is a plan, it's just a really bad one! People don't know what they don't know, so it's critical to talk to someone and enlist expertise from others." ~Alexa VonTobel, LearnVest
~Fact and accompanying advice were brought to you by American Express OPEN.
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Meet the 24th Edition's
Women of Accomplishment
These exceptional women embody the word ACCOMPLISHMENT and it is our honor to present them to you.
Yashima White Azilove, MBA
Magnate Marketing & Consulting, LLC
Lisa B. Binder
g2G Associates, LLC
Yvette D. Bright
Independence Blue Cross
Beverly D. Chandran, Realtor (R)
Coldwell Banker - Welker Real Estate
Something Creative LLC
Rachel R. Cohen, CFP (R)
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Mary Cushing Doherty, Esq.
High Swartz LLP
Barbara J. Doyne
Brumbaugh Wealth Management,
an Office of MetLife (R)
Little Lambs Family Day Care
Susanna Foo Radnor and Foo to Go
Susan K. Garrison, JD, LLM
Garrison Law Offices
Shayma Kazmi, MD, RPh
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Mazda T. Miles
Perfection Events Inc.
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Michele T. Schina, CPA
TMS II, LLC
Michelle E. Venema