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Virtual Brown Bag Lunch & eMixer for Women Business Center Staff: “Business Experts on Demand” Share Their No-Nonsense eBusiness Knowledge

WHAT: “Business Experts on Demand”—the founders of the International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Under the Looking Glass, 1st Podcast Publishing, sam101.com, and HINZtime Virtual Assistance—have partnered together to give an introductory virtual brown bag lunch and eMixer for the staff of women’s business centers (WBCs). The event will combine a 1-hour live power discussion in an online conference room with a 24-hour networking session conducted on an email listserv to accommodate busy schedules.

WBCs will now have a virtual bridge that connects them. As a participant in the virtual brown bag lunch and eMixer, they will:
•Learn how they can give their clients/members access to the clients/members of other WBCs via the Internet.
•Identify key eBusiness topics they should focus on to help their clients/members effectively set up shop online.
•Network with staff leaders of other WBCs to discuss how they can support one another.
•Discuss how to make their site more prominent online to attract more clients/members.
•Brainstorm and discuss issues affecting their WBC.
•Discuss in-kind contributions donated by the “Business Experts on Demand.”

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24 starting at Noon Eastern OR Wednesday, October 25 starting at 3:00 p.m. Eastern (Noon Pacific). Select the date that accommodates your schedule or attend both days.

WHERE: Online. The webconference room is equipped with text and audio capabilities. If you have a mic you can vocally interact with others in attendance. You will receive instructions after you register by emailing jerrilynnbthomas@ivwcc.org. Include your name, title, and location in the RSVP.

WHO: The virtual brown bag lunch and eMixer will be led by “Business Experts on Demand” Jerrilynn B. Thomas, CEO of the International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce; Jennifer Large, founder of Under the Looking Glass; Penny Haynes, founder of 1st Podcasting Publishing; Diane Carter, founder of sam101.com; and Glenda Hinz, founder of HINZtime Virtual Assistance.

Virtual Brown Bag Lunch & eMixer Overview
• How to help your clients/members utilize online networking to expand their marketing reach.
• How to create an online radio show to keep your clients/members updated while growing your WBC’s revenue.
• How to brand your WBC and create e-books to generate a new income stream.
• How to teach your clients/members to effectively sell online.
• How to introduce virtual outsourcing to your clients/members to help them focus on their revenue generating activities.

REGISTRATION: There is no cost to participate in the introductory virtual brown bag lunch and eMixer. You have the option to attend the event on both dates. RSVP is required to jerrilynnbthomas@ivwcc.org. Include your name, title, and location in the RSVP.