Feminest Book Club - The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
Nov
27
12:00 PM12:00

Feminest Book Club - The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

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MELBOURNE - Tuesday, Nov 27th, 12:00 PM

CHICAGO - Monday, Nov 26th, 7:00 PM

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan (AUS + USA).

From Amazon:

“If you’ve never read it, read it now.”―Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine

Landmark, groundbreaking, classic―these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.

Let's read it and talk about it! 

See more here about the book club and sign up below!

Name *
Name
Any business, self-help, and feminist recommendations welcomed! Sorry, no fiction here - unless it's The Handmaid's Tale...

January will be a business book

Have a suggestion? Let me know!

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Quarterly Feminest Dinner
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Quarterly Feminest Dinner

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Feminest dinners are always intimate and lovely. We talk all things life, business and maybe bras (or no bras). Replacing the stuck-in-the-corner-cocktail hour with some cozy sitting-around-the-table conversation. Leave your business cards in your wallet, and just enjoy some good food and great conversation. 

Sign up is free but you're welcome to bring something along to share with the group.

Space is limited to 5! Would love to have you!

Dinner is in South Melbourne. Exact location with be emailed after you sign-up.

Name *
Name
Gf, vegetarian, vegan? I got you.
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Feminest Book Club - How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
Oct
30
10:30 AM10:30

Feminest Book Club - How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

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MELBOURNE - Tuesday, Oct 30th, 10:30 AM

CHICAGO - Monday, Oct 29th, 7:30 PM

This month we'll be covering How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan (AUS + USA).

The #1 New York Times bestseller.

A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences 

When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research.

Let's read it and talk about it! 

See more here about the book club and sign up below!

Name *
Name
Any business, self-help, and feminist recommendations welcomed! Sorry, no fiction here - unless it's The Handmaid's Tale...

For November we'll read a Feminist book:

The Feminine Mystique

January will be a business book - have a suggestion? Let me know!

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Excel 101 - Best uses and practices for small business owners
Oct
25
3:00 PM15:00

Excel 101 - Best uses and practices for small business owners

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Why you NEED it

You've been told you should know it, you tinker around in it sometimes, but really just don't see the need for it. Let me get all Sheets preachy on you ---->

MY GOAL IS TO CONVERT YOU by showing you all the incredible tools, templates, and formulas that will turn your vision boards into realities.

WHO: 

You. You're wanting to up your google sheets game

WHEN:

25 October 3:00-4:30 P.M.

WHAT: 

I'm using "excel" and "google sheets" interchangeably but I'll be working in google sheets because it:

  • has all the tools that I need that excel has

  • is free

  • is universally accessible

  • is easy to share and collaborate with others.

$$$ Cost - I'm going experiment a little here. I'm trying a "pay want you want" model. After reading through all you get, you can pay what you think this is worth. Or honestly, even pay what you can. I would rather you come than not. Click here for that link.

WHERE:

One Roof Coworking - 77/79 City Rd, Southbank VIC 3006

The Catriona Meeting Room

WHY:

Cause you've got to! Keep reading.....

"Excel is so universal. It shouldn’t be a question about learning it. It’s a must for doing business well and being a part of the business world." - Jamie

Someone asked me to spell out how excel has made me more money and it's like asking "how has reading helped you make more money?" No joke - excel is just the tool you use to educate yourself on how to conduct business and make more money. The majority of my clients don't have a very good handle on their finances and a spreadsheet (not xero, not quickbooks, or any other accounting software) is the only way to know the fundamentals. But more specifically to money making tools here are some of the template we'll be going over:

  • Accounting - with the Profit First %'s

  • Revenue Modeling

  • Financial projections

  • Sales Funnel Conversions

Here are other things you can and should be using a spreadsheet for:

  • Inventory management

  • Time management

  • Forecasting

  • Database creation

  • Decision making

  • Goal setting

  • Choosing what country in the world to move to (... maybe that's just me?)

*pay what you want, the average is $46 AUD

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Feminest Book Club - We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Sep
25
10:30 AM10:30

Feminest Book Club - We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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MELBOURNE - Tuesday, Sep 25th, 10:30 AM

CHICAGO - Monday, Sep 24th, 7:30 PM

This month we'll be covering We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. An extremely quick listen on audible - only 45 minutes! It has 1097 reviews with an overall score of 4.6. So, it's good. Here's the information:

In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk (with 1.8 million views) —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

Let's read it and talk about it! 

See more here about the book club and sign up below!

Name *
Name
Any business, self-help, and feminist recommendations welcomed! Sorry, no fiction here - unless it's The Handmaid's Tale...

October we'll be reading a self-help book:

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan - "A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences."

For November we'll read a Feminist book.

The Feminine Mystique

January will be a business book - have a suggestion? Let me know!

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Excel 101 - Best uses and practices for small business owners
Sep
18
10:30 AM10:30

Excel 101 - Best uses and practices for small business owners

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Why you NEED it

You've been told you should know it, you tinker around in it sometimes, but really just don't see the need for it. Let me get all Sheets preachy on you ---->

MY GOAL IS TO CONVERT YOU by showing you all the incredible tools, templates, and formulas that will turn your vision boards into realities.

WHO: 

You. You're wanting to up your google sheets game

WHEN:

MELBOURNE TIME: 10:30 AM, Tuesday Sep 18

CHICAGO TIME: 7:30 PM, Monday Sep 17

WHAT: 

The 90 min format will initially be a webinar (through Zoom). Which I'll then change into an e-course that you'll have access to.

I'm using "excel" and "google sheets" interchangeably but I'll be working in google sheets because it:

  • has all the tools that I need that excel has

  • is free

  • is universally accessible

  • is easy to share and collaborate with others.

*$$$ Cost - I'm going experiment a little here. I'm trying a "pay want you want" model. After reading through all you get, you can pay what you think this is worth. Or honestly, even pay what you can. I would rather you come than not. Click here for that link.

WHERE:

Zoom baby (online video conferencing platform)

WHY:

Cause you've got to! Keep reading.....

"Excel is so universal. It shouldn’t be a question about learning. It’s a must for doing business well and being a part of the business world." - Jamie

Someone asked me to spell out how excel has made me more money and it's like asking "how has reading helped you make more money?" No joke - excel is just the tool you use to educate yourself on how to conduct business and make more money. The majority of my clients don't have a very good handle on their finances and a spreadsheet (not xero, not quickbooks, or any other accounting software) is the only way to know the fundamentals. But more specifically to money making tools here are some of the template we'll be going over:

  • Accounting - with the Profit First %'s

  • Revenue Modeling

  • Financial projections

  • Sales Funnel Conversions

Here are other things you can and should be using a spreadsheet for:

  • Inventory management

  • Time management

  • Forecasting

  • Database creation

  • Decision making

  • Goal setting

  • Choosing what country in the world to move to (... maybe that's just me?)

 

*pay what you want, the average is $36

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Feminest Book Club - The Compound Effect
Aug
28
10:30 AM10:30

Feminest Book Club - The Compound Effect

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MELBOURNE - Tuesday, Aug 28th, 10:30 AM

CHICAGO - Monday, Aug 27th, 7:30 PM

This month we'll be covering The Compound Effect. A quick and easy listen on audible - 5 hours, and if you're like me and only listen to every thing 2x speed. Then it's only 2-1/2. 

This book club is coming around the corner - but you got this! Sign-up! (it's free)

See more here about the book club and sign up below!

Name *
Name
Any business, self-help, and feminist recommendations welcomed! Sorry, no non-fiction here - unless it's The Handmaid's Tale...

Future Readings:

For October we'll vote on a Feminist book. These are the ones in the running 

  • We Should All Be Feminists
  • Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
  • My Life on the Road
  • The Feminine Mystique

November we'll be reading a self-help book:

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan - "A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences"

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Quarterly Feminest Dinner
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Quarterly Feminest Dinner

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Feminest dinners are always intimate and lovely. We talk all things life, business and maybe bras (or no bras). Replacing the stuck-in-the-corner-cocktail hour with some cozy sitting-around-the-table conversation. Leave your business cards in your wallet, and just enjoy some good food and great conversation. 

Sign up is free but feel free to bring something along to share with the group.

Space is limited to 5! Would love to have you!

Dinner is in South Melbourne. Exact location with be emailed after you sign-up.

This dinner is all filled up. Please come to my next one! Contact me and let me know you're interested - hey@feminest.co

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Making Money Moves: How to Set and Receive Your Money Goals
Aug
2
10:30 AM10:30

Making Money Moves: How to Set and Receive Your Money Goals

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Note - I am Melbourne based - so this is Thursday, Aug 2nd at 10:30 am - 12 pm

USA time is Wednesday, August 1st at 7:30 PM - 9 PM Central.

Join Tori Washington from She's Illuminated and  me to master the science, energy and action behind making money. 

10:30 - We'll dive right in with introductions and setting your goals

10:45 - I will be teaching you the practicalities of goal setting and making that money! I have worked with over 100 creative entrepreneurs and have a behind the scenes look at what is working in their revenue and what isn't. One thing I know for certain is that you should never judge a book by its cover. I will be revealing the hidden alchemy in goal setting (hint, #feminesttip)

11:15 - Tori will be bringing the woo behind money as a source of energy. Tori is an expert in breaking through fear gremlins that stop us from getting what we want (money included, let's be honest)
She'll be revealing the truth about the energy of money, what's holding us back from receiving with ease and 5 result-driven action steps you can take to elevate your mindset right away.

I worked with Tori last year for my business and was able to make very big shifts that I’m reaping in my business today! 

11:45 - Q + A with Tori and me to answer all of your juicy money questions!

12:00 - Wrap up, say our goodbyes! 

Note: this is a VIRTUAL workshop where we will meet face-to-face via software called Zoom. After signing up you'll receive a confirmation e-mail and a reminder link to join us 24 hours before the workshop.

60.00
Add To Cart

 

About Tori Washington:

I'm a San Diego based Spiritual Lifestyle Educator + Energy Healer. 
Obsessed with: gingerberry GT kombucha, thin crust margarita pizza and all the crystals in the Universe. 

I create products for women who struggle with self-doubt and are yearning for a deeper connection with themselves. I am lucky to teach them how to solve money issues, relationship strains and career blockages ALL by transforming their self-image and increasing their worth.

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Let's Camp 2018
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Let's Camp 2018

Mandy from The Glossary and Nikki from Feminest are teaming up for a second year to bring creative women a weekend away outdoors!

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WHO: This weekend is dedicated to creative women entrepreneurs who are are looking to learn new skills, meet likeminded people, practice self-care, network for future collaborations, or get away for a weekend. ~50 spots are available, a mix of shared and private rooms.

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WHERE: The entire camp grounds of Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn, WI ~2 hrs from Chicago

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WHAT: Filled with inspiring workshops, relationships, eating, swimming, fire building, and creating.  A deep breath - a disconnection from every day life and a connection to nature, female entrepreneurship, and your creative mind.
 

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WHEN: June 15th  4PM - June 17th 11 AM

 

 

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WHY: This weekend will involve hands-on workshops to further develop your business, group discussions about creative practices and stories, relaxation-focused on self-care, and free time to explore the grounds and partake in camp activities.

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HOW: Snag a friend and share a room, we can match you with a new friends, or take it as a weekend away and get a room yourself. Can't stay the weekend? Come up for the day! (limited availability)

Itinerary

Friday, June 15th
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Check-in, registration, welcome drinks
5:00pm - 5:30pm - Group Greeting
5:30pm - 6:15pm - Camp tour with Tereasa Surratt of Camp Wandawega
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Dinner, (and all meals) catered by FIG Catering
8:15pm - 8:45pm - Lake Hangs (swim, canoe, watch the sun set)
8:45pm - 10:00pm - Karaoke and a welcome campfire

Saturday, June 16th
8:00am - 8:45am - Group meditation led by Alma Omeralovic of Chill Babe Alma
9:00am - 10:00am - Breakfast
10:00am - 10:45am - Workshop #1 led by Nikki Ricks of Feminest + Mandy Lancia of The Glossary
11:00am - 12:00pm - Group hike/walk
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Workshop #2 led by Tereasa Surratt of Camp Wandawega
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Small group discussion - choice of 3 topics + headshots by Stephanie Bassos
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Workshop #3 led by Mindy Segal of Mindy's HotChocolate
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Small group discussion - choice of 3 topics + headshots by Stephanie Bassos
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Canoe race, archery competition, and craft workshop led by Joslyn of J.Villa Workshop
6:00pm - 8:30pm - Dinner/'ice cream and feelings' (we'll have an open mic about our thoughts and feelings over dessert)
9:00pm - Large witchy bonfire lighting with Alma Omeralovic of Chill Babe Alma
9:15pm - S'mores by Mindy Segal of Mindy's HotChocolate

Sunday, June 17th
8:00am - 8:30am - Group meditation led by Alma Omeralovic of Chill Babe Alma
9:00am - 10:00am - Breakfast
10:00am - 10:45am - Workshop #4 led by Simi Botic author of Letting Go of Leo
11:00am - Farewell


Things to note about room tickets:
Shared spaces contain two twin beds: these rooms are perfect for both new friends and old. When you purchase a shared space you are purchasing one twin bed in a room with two twin beds. 
- Private spaces contain one bed, ranging from queens to doubles.
- We're no longer able to allow the remaining private rooms to be shared. We've reached our maximum capacity on those spaces.
- Currently, we are not able to offer refunds on tickets. If you cannot make it, you are welcome to sell your ticket to a friend and tell us their info.

Sold Out, thank you!

Images from Let's Camp 2017 by Anna Zajac


Let's Camp 2018 Sponsors

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Goals + Drinks
Jun
12
8:00 PM20:00

Goals + Drinks

It's mid-year, let's have a relaxing evening and talk about your goals for 2018. Haven't made them yet? I will lead you through a small discussion around goal setting best practices (a lot of it is based on personality type!), then you'll take a second to start digging into your 3rd and 4th quarter 2018 goals. We'll finish things off by going around and share things that work for us and don't.

We'll be at The Allis - upstairs the North East corner - the long table in the back.

$35

1 cocktail on me!

Goals + Drinks
35.00
Add To Cart

 

Picture credit - The Allis.

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Craft Your Creative Business Plan
Jun
7
10:00 AM10:00

Craft Your Creative Business Plan

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Join Nikki Ricks from Feminest for a day of crafting your creative business plan!

10:00 - Settling in and introductions

10:15 - Nikki will be leading a  workshop on the why, what and how of your business plan. A step by step process that will be asking yourself hard questions and leave you with an action plan

11:00 - Round table discussion - everyone will have a designated amount of time to ask questions, and share answers and insights

11:45 - Wrap up, say our goodbyes!

Event includes:

  • a drink
  • a workbook
  • a new friend :) 
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Craft Your Creative Business Plan and Style
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Craft Your Creative Business Plan and Style

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Join Nikki Ricks from Feminest and Laura Tully Wardrobe Stylist for a day of crafting your creative business plan and style. 

10:00 - Settling in and introductions

10:15 - Workshopping the why, what and how of your business plan. A step by step process that will be asking yourself hard questions and leave you with an action plan

10:45 - Round table discussion - we'll ask questions, and share answers and insights

11:00 - Laura will guide us through the "why" of our business and how that translates into how we show up as our best self and deliver the message we're wanting to send to the world.

11:45 - Wrap up, say our goodbyes! 

About Laura Tulley Styling:

Style isn’t about a great outfit—it’s about uncovering individual beauty. As a wardrobe stylist and influencer, I strive to use my platform to uplift, educate, and inspire people to show up as their full selves. I’m also the cofounder of Next Level Women Leaders, where I train professional women to bridge the gap between high fashion and accessible everyday wear to make style goodness happen.

Through personal styling and shopping, I help women and men celebrate their strengths and personalities in a modern, refined way. I focus on style that embodies self-love wrapped in confidence—delivered in a fabulous outfit that is all you. My work has been featured in Sunset Magazine, Belong Magazine, and The Letter.
 
I was born in Jamaica and came to America when I was eleven—and it changed my life! I now live in Boise, Idaho, with my mountain man hubby and adorable stepdaughter. When I’m not unleashing style confidence in my clients, I’m having dance-offs, spending time in nature, or traveling. Learn more at lauratully.co.

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Feminest Dinner
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Feminest Dinner

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Feminest dinners are always intimate and lovely. We talk all things life, business and maybe bras (or no bras). Replacing the stuck-in-the-corner-cocktail hour with some cozy sitting-around-the-table conversation. Leave your business cards in your wallet, and just enjoy some good food and great conversation. 

I'm working as a mentor with Now to Launch and have the pleasure with working with Nayran. We will be eating her delicious food and hearing a little about her beautiful story. Here's more about her story and love for food and entrepreneurship:

 

Sign up is free but feel free to bring something along to share with the group.

Space is limited to 5! Would love to have you! One space remaining!

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WEBINAR - Newsletters
Apr
27
11:30 AM11:30

WEBINAR - Newsletters

Gregory from eGuide Tech Allies and Nikki from Feminest are combining forces to get your newsletter in tip top shape!

These times are in Melbourne time zone but note that in Chicago it's April 26th from 7:30 - 9:00 PM!

7:00 - Log into Zoom introduce everyone!

7:15 - Before you start - get some goals around what you want from sending out your newsletter!

7:20 - The List - How to start it and grow it

7:30 - The Content - What to put in your newsletter? And common mistakes

7:40 - The Design - It's all in the details

7:50 - Launch Day! - Get all those last minute things in order like optimal times to actually send the thing!

8:00 - The Data - What quantitative and qualitative milestones you should be looking for

8:10 - Q&A - Have questions? We've got answers!

8:30/9 - Goodbye!

Use code NIKKI10 for $10 off!

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Tech sherpa. Avid troubleshooter. Eternal student. Greg was inspired by his grandmother's experience with technology and launched eGuide Tech Allies. With over a decade in sales experience, Greg honed his business skills in the world of high-end off premise catering and events, learning the ins and outs of operating a small business. Greg brings his passion for helping others and enriching the lives of those around him to the core of this business. 

 

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Your newsletter, the do's and don'ts
Mar
1
10:30 AM10:30

Your newsletter, the do's and don'ts

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10:30 - SPEED INTRODUCTION ROUND

10:40 - FEMINEST LECTURE: NEWSLETTERS

11:10 - MASTERMIND: APPLYING IT TO YOUR BUSINESS

11:30 - GOODBYES!

WHAT IS THE SPEED NETWORKING ROUND?

It's 2 minutes where you introduce yourself, tell us about your business, and hopes and dream's or any collaborations you're wanting to work on with someone.

WHAT IS THE FEMINEST LECTURE?

The feminest lectures are hosted by Feminest founder Nikki Ricks and the topic changes monthly. It could be SEO (search engine optimization), Pinterest for business, competitive analysis, goal setting or anything to assist your future world domination. Have a topic mind? Let me know!

For the month of March, it's on NEWSLETTERS! And it's for everyone. Whether you've already been sending one out for years or you haven't started. This will help you think long-term strategy and walk away with short-term action items. You'll have research, data, best practices, and personal experience from yours truly to help you feel a little lighter in your step and a lot heavier in the newsletter bicep. 

WHAT IS A MASTERMIND?

This is a time where everyone has a chance to talk about applying the lecture to their business. It can be on topic with the lecture or be whatever is on your mind. You'll get feedback from everyone in the group to tell you what has and hasn't worked for them.

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Get Your SEO On
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Get Your SEO On

Macaire from WebinaideHalf Pint Shop and Nikki from Feminest are combining forces to get your business SEO ready for 2018!

We all know we should be working on our SEO constantly, unfortunately, it's not a one and done marketing tool. We will lead you through why it's best to start all your online marketing with SEO first, how you can start today, and you'll leave with easy to implement and actionable steps to bring people to your site and money in your pocket.

8:00 - Log into Zoom introduce everyone!

8:15 - Introduction - What is SEO? Getting on the same page

8:20 - Strategy - What's your strategy? What do you want from google?

8:30 - Current Rankings - How to figure out where you currently rank and what's working for you

8:40 - Keywords - What are they? How to find your own.

8:50 - Website - Get your front and backend of your site in working order.

9:00 - SEM - Search engine marketing. Get your website working for you through other websites.

9:10 - Tracking Progress -  How to go back and track to see how all that hard work has paid off

9:20 - Q&A - Have questions? We've got answers!

9:30/10 - Goodnight!

Use code NIKKI10 for $10 off!

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Macaire Douglas has a background in social media and marketing and has owned Half Pint Shop, an online and brick & mortar children's store, since 2013. She also helps fellow mom-owned retail businesses strategize and build their online and social presence through Webinaide.

 

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Goals + Coffee
Dec
6
2:00 AM02:00

Goals + Coffee

Let's have a chill morning and talk about your goals for 2018. I will lead you through a small discussion around goal setting best practices (a lot of it is based on personality type!), then you'll take a second to start digging into your 2018 goals, and then we'll go around and share things that work for us and don't.

We'll be at The Allis - upstairs the North East corner - the long table in the back.

$30

1 tea/coffee on me!

 

Picture credit - The Allis.

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SEO and Facebook: Simple Tips to Be Seen (just in time for Black Friday!)
Nov
15
3:00 AM03:00

SEO and Facebook: Simple Tips to Be Seen (just in time for Black Friday!)

Macaire from Half Pint Shop and Nikki from Feminest are combining forces to bring retail businesses a healthy dose of getting Black Friday ready through SEO and Facebook Ads.

Join other women-owned retail business to chat about your online marketing strategies and how you can implement them now for the busiest time of the year!

10:00 - Grab your coffee and delicious snack, Welcome + Introductions

10:15 - Nikki: A Quick and Dirty Look at SEO, The Top Things To Do

10:45 - Mastermind - use the group as a sounding board for your next steps, what has worked for you in the past and what hasn't

11:00 - Macaire: Strategies for Finding Success with Facebook Ads

11:30 - Mastermind - same as above! But this time centering the conversations around FB Ads!

12:00 - Get lunch sponsored by Kitchfix!

12:30 - Say goodbye!

A Quick and Dirty Look at SEO, The Top Things To Do:

We all know we should be working on our SEO constantly, unfortunately, it's not a one and done marketing tool. We will lead you through why it's best to start all your online marketing with SEO first, how you can start today, and you'll leave with easy to implement and actionable steps to bring people to your site and money in your pocket.

Strategies for Finding Success with Facebook Ads:

Facebook ads can be an overwhelming place and it is true that you need to "pay to play" in order to have your business be seen! Learn some simple tips on upping your social proof with a budget of only $10 and converting likes to relevant, engaging customers.

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The night I divulge all of my coaching secrets
Oct
20
11:30 AM11:30

The night I divulge all of my coaching secrets

Who knew people would want to know about my coaching practice!

Well they do! And more than one! And maybe you're a part of that tribe.

So I decided to put together a lil somethin' somethin' to tell you all of my lessons learned on my path to coaching. I will go into how I first started, how I got clients and how I get clients today!

I will talk about actual money coming in, what you should be charging, and how to feel like you're the badass you know you are.

The first hour we will be going over all things me, myself and I. Then the second hour we're going to go around the virtual circle and everyone will introduce themselves, their coaching plan and we'll act as a soundboard for one another one how to take our coaching to the next level.

Sound like a plan? You're in? Love it and love you already.

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#gabdinner
Oct
19
11:30 AM11:30

#gabdinner

#gabdinner is a place to chat all things business and life in a way that feels warm and inviting and not just waiting for a pause in conversation to pull out your business card. Come meet like-minded creative women entrepreneurs over some tasty Urbanbelly dumplings. The ticket charge does not cover food and will go towards getting you a drink. :)

Women at all stages of their business are welcome! Would love to have you!

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Let's Camp!
Sep
30
to Oct 2

Let's Camp!

WHO: This weekend is dedicated to creative women entrepreneurs who are are looking to learn new skills, meet likeminded people, practice self-care, network for future collaborations, or get away for a weekend. 24 spots are available.

WHAT: Filled with inspiring workshops, relationships, learning, and creating.  A deep breath - a disconnection from every day life and a connection to nature, female entrepreneurs, and your creative mind.

WHEN: Friday, September 29 at 4pm  - Sunday, October 1 at 11am

WHERE: Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn, WI ~2 hrs from Chicago. We will be residing in a bunkhouse over looking the lake, the perfect setting to immerse ourselves in the beauty of nature while focusing on connecting and creative learning.

WHY: This weekend will involve hands-on workshops to further develop your business, group discussions about creative practices and stories, relaxation-focused on self-care, and free time to explore the grounds and partake in camp activities.

HOW: Snag a friend and share a room. Or take it as a weekend away and get a room yourself. Can't stay the weekend? Come up for the day (limited availability)

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