With a focus on how to survive in the current economy, the Orange County SCORE Women in Business Breakfast series began the New Year with a terrific presentation by Dr. Deborah Gaut. She energized the audience with her suggestions on how to enhance their companies’ image, build loyal relationships with their customers and create word-of-mouth buzz about their company.
Deborah, an author of three best-selling communications textbooks, used several interesting ways to keep the audience involved in the concepts. Everyone enjoyed an opportunity to learn and take away ideas and gifts that demonstrated her suggestions.
The speaker for the Women in Business breakfast in March will be Norm Bour, a SCORE member, and one of the hosts of the former daily radio show, the Norm and Mike show. Norm’s 30 years of real estate and financial planning experience, plus his strong entrepreneurial skills, have taught him how to adapt to a changing market. Some questions that will be discussed include how does this current downturn compare to prior ones? Will your business be able to make it through to better times? You’ll find out what you can do now to increase your chances. What are the warning signs to look for? How can you reduce your overhead and control the bleeding? What about marketing? Your competition may be suffering, or gone, so learn how the strong survive. Is your business model still relevant? Find out during this entertaining and insightful breakfast meeting.
The next Women in Business breakfast will be held on Friday, March 13, 2009, at the Center Club in Costa Mesa. The breakfast will begin at 8:00am (registration begins at 7:30am) at the Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa (free valet parking located just past the ticket office at the OC Performing Arts Center). The cost for the breakfast is $30.00 advanced registration, and $35.00 at the door. Add an additional $35.00 to reserve an exhibit table. Sign up on the SCORE website www.score114.org to reserve your space as seating is limited. This Women in Business breakfast provides a great way to network, discover the variety of services available to assist you from SCORE and others, and share your knowledge and experience by exhibiting at the breakfast. We look forward to seeing you on March 13.