The keynote speeches were inspiring and practical, particularly Melinda Emerson’s: The Small Biz Lady got everyone on their feet early and entertained the crowd with humorous stories and practical tips. The various breakout sessions included a lot of useful information and allowed attendees to tailor the day’s program to their own interests and needs. Our president, Nicole Samolis, participated in a very affirming panel on aspiring higher to grow your business. The big takeaway was that women should not feel guilty, as they often do, about succeeding and making money. Men don’t feel guilty about succeeding, paying themselves a salary, or upgrading to a nicer car, and neither should women. In fact, the more successful you appear, the more people will come to you with their business because they’ll see you’re a proven success.
Photos: attendees (6 and 7), Caitlyn Bom Photography