Monday, December 15, 2008

Meeting Date Change!

The next meeting has been changed to Wednesday January 7th at 11:30. The location remains the same.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Meeting Notes from December 2

1. Natalie and Riv welcomed all the new and returning guests.

2. Elevator Speeches were practiced and fine-tuned with the help of the group.

3. Riv discussed the importance of logging on to the blog and demonstrated how to do so on her computer.

4. Group discussed “Economic Stimulus Plan” and voted to have it posted on the blog.

5. Miriam suggested having a directory of professionals for easy access. Discussed the need for each member to recruit other members in order to grow our network.

6. Passed out referrals and reminded everyone of the need to provide at least one referral per monthly meeting.

7. Group discussed ideas of getting professional Business Card Holders so members can have other members’ cards conveniently located in one spot. All members agreed they would be willing to pay for one.

8. Passed out business cards.

9. Discussed future meetings and the expectation that each member would be responsible for planning for a meeting including location and agenda.

Deborah Michaels volunteered to host January’s meeting.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Next Meeting

Tuesday, January 6th
This meeting will be chaired by Deborah Michael
North Shore Pediatric Therapy
1308 Waukegan Rd. Suite 103
5 buildings south of Lake on the west side of Waukegan. Red brick building with some dentists in front. Park in back and go to lower level and wait in the family lounge (waiting area). There is an adjacent coffee lounge where anyone is welcome to grab a coffee, tea or hot chocolate while we meet up. Lets start with a quick tour and then head up to the conference room with me, Deborah Michael, Founder and Director, Occupational Therapist, and Mother of 5.
Please bring your top three or four core values to discuss. These should be values that are also your personal values and never change, even if your market changes. They are the “glue” that keeps your employees, your team, yourself together. Focusing on these will help you build a team, network, and “sell” yourself and your company. At North Shore Pediatric Therapy they are:
1) Be Invaluable to your families
2) Think solutions, get results
3) Continuous growth
4) Positive attitude and maximum performance

Friday, November 21, 2008

Next Meeting December 2nd!

The next meeting will be held December 2nd at the Deerfield Library on Waukegan Rd. at 11:30am.   Please arrive 10 minutes early to network.  We will be meeting in the conference room next to Youth Services (in the event you need to bring your child).  Please let Riv or Natalie know if you plan on bringing your children so we can help you arrange supervision.  Don't forget business cards (enough to share with entire group) and at least one referral!

Monday, November 17, 2008

First Meeting Notes, 11.17.2008

Our first Mom4Profit meeting was a success! Thank you to everyone who attended. The following are notes from the meeting including information about next month's meeting.

1. Natalie welcomed the group and explained how Mom4Profit began, the inspiration and vision.
2. Everyone took turns giving their 30 sec. Elevator Speech/"who I am, the service I offer, what makes my business/service unique"
3. Qualifications and guidelines were discussed (follow original welcome email).
4. The group shared what makes Mom4Profit unique, including supporting balance of family and career, babysitting opportunity during meetings, and schedule flexibility.
5. Group discussed and said it should be the main source of communication and information sharing outside of direct emails (vs. Facebook). Although Facebook will still be available and monitored by Natalie for those interested.
7. Business Cards were given to each member. A suggestion was made to carry a Mom4Profit personalized business card holder to be available for referrals.
8. Different forms of marketing were discussed including links to everyone's websites through blog, links to relevant websites on own website.
9. For every meeting, members must bring at least one client referral for another group member as well as marketing ideas, resources, etc. to share with the group. Members will take turns each month going into depth about their services/product and leading the group following a set format.
10. Opportunity to invite speakers, people of interest to meetings.
11. Future meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at 11:30am.
12. Next meeting location will be determined and led by Natalie and Riv to set the format for future meetings. A separate email will be sent confirming location and agenda.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email

First Meeting -- Quick update

"Thank you to all those who participated in today's meeting at the Starbucks in Deerfield. It was a lot of fun and productive at the same time! Look forward to our notes from the meeting and don't forget to check our blog! Please join us at the next meeting on December 2nd (location TBD)!"

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mom4Profit is Here!

Networking for women who are serious about their careers!

The network for women, of any age, who are trying to balance motherhood and career offers moral support for moms by moms in an open, supportive, creative and fun environment. We'll meet at monthly meetings that respect your family commitments.
And it's free!

  • There will only be one (1) person per profession, i.e., only one accountant, graphic designer, etc. in our group.
  • You must attend all meetings (exceptions will be made case by case)
  • You must have a legitimate business that has been operating for at least one (1) year with an excellent reputation.
  • While membership is for Moms only, networking opportunities and leads will be for both male and female clients, professionals and non-professionals, depending on your business.
  • New membership will be voted on by founding members. Others will be able to have voting privileges after one year of good standing in group.