Classes for women entrepreneurs at igc

Making the IGC Community Work For You

Marketing | April 25, Noon-2pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th fl.

Dr. is In: Victoria Clark
We know how IGC members love the in-person networking opportunities but did you know you can also connect and market your expertise  online? IGC’s event and membership coordinator Victoria Clark for a one on one tutorial on how best to use IGC’s online tools to market your business,  promote your events, network for professional referrals, highlight recent media hits and more.
Email Victoria for a 20 minute consultation to learn how  best to incorporate IGC in your networking and marketing efforts on an on-going basis.
RSVP: victoria@ingoodcompanyworkplaces.com with DRISIN in the subject line. *Open to IGC members only.
Interested in membership? Apply here.
 
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Monday Night Networking

Biz Strategy | April 28, 6-8pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th fl.

Do you just love the women at IGC? Do you want to spend more time with them? If so, join us for Monday Night Networking, the fourth Monday of every month from 6:00-8:00 PM. Our group will be a combination of networking, business support and resources exchange.
Here’s what you can expect (times approximate):
6-6:30 PM….. Introductions: Please arrive promptly at 6:00 PM so you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.
6:30 – 7pm…… General Mingling
7 – 7:40pm….. Masterminding: We will break into small groups. Each person will have the opportunity to share a current challenge and receive assistance.
7:40 – 8pm…..Resource Sharing: please come prepared to end each evening with opportunities to GIVE (… READ MORE >>

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Challenges and Barriers and Blocks—Oh, My! : How to Move Gracefully Through Hidden Obstacles to Personal and Business Success

Productivity | April 29, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd St., 4th fl.

You’re smart. Hardworking. You absolutely love what you do and (truth be told!) you’re great at it. Yet for some unknown reason, you are not where you want to be in your life and/or your business. Overwhelm, frustration, fear and worry can keep you stuck one minute and push you into overdrive the next. What if the real secret to meaningful success is beyond “Getting Things Done”? (Seriously…can you fit in even one more thing anyway?)
In this unique, insightful and fun presentation you will discover:

The number 1 thing you need to manage all day, every day (even more important than time and money).
Why “Positive Thinking” (a good thing!) is simply not enough to move past self-defeating behavior.… READ MORE >>

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WHAT DOES YOUR HOME SAY ABOUT YOUR BRAND?: 10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Reflect Your Personality

Productivity | April 30, Noon-2pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th fl.

You have spent time and money on your business to create your brand identity, but does your home environment reflect your personal style?  Do you wish your space was more comfortable, or beautiful or inviting? Do you feel like a transient even though you have lived in your home for years?  Do you want to invite people into your home but don’t because you are not proud of the way it looks?
Your home is an extension of who you are as a person, so what does your home say about you?
In a friendly and non-judgmental environment, this interactive class will help you:
- transform your space into an inviting home you appreciate being in
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Blaze Away: Dynamic Presenting Skills for Women

Marketing | April 30, 3-5pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th fl.

Is there a gulf between your professional expertise and the way you sound when you talk about it?  In business, do you ever wonder if you could be better at expressing yourself?   Could you be getting more out of your presenting skills, your business knowledge and your personality?
If not, this workshop can decidedly boost your confidence in bridging that nagging gap between vocational knowledge and how to talk about it in public.
Often, it’s the informal and less structured interactions at work that can leave us at a loss for words…being comfortable in meetings, staying lucid in networking events, being articulate speaking on a panel, etc.  They might seem to pop up, but there are ways to prepare for… READ MORE >>

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Social Media/Email Marketing Work Session

Social Media | May 1, 5:30-7:30pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th fl.

This work session will start with a brief presentation on how small business owners can grow their customer, prospect, or member network by using email and social media marketing. Then, we will have an hands-on work session with Nicole McGarrell reviewing your websites and email marketing campaigns and offering  tips, strategies and best practices.
Participants will leave with a workbook full of ideas for timing their messages, how to write a winning subject line, what kinds of offers or content they want to try and how best to approach their next outreach project.
Bring your laptops and questions!
Over the course of her career, Nicole McGarrell has worked in a plethora of marketing areas ranging from Partnerships to Promotions to… READ MORE >>

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Best Design Practices for Your Website

Website | May 6, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th fl.

The way your business is presented online is incredibly important. Usability and the visual design of your site determines the success, or failure, of a site. With millions of pages being added to the web daily, what can you do to ensure that yours stands out and is ahead of the competition?
Good design has become a standard approach for successful and profit-oriented experiences. By reviewing principles, trends and solutions for effective web design – ideas in which when implemented, can lead to overall online business growth.
In this class we will address:

How to make easy updates to your site to keep it fresh
The latest in web trends
Maintaining a cohesive brand
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De-stress to Boost Your Productivity

Productivity | May 7, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th fl.

You work hard. You have a seemingly endless to-do-list and you want to move, move, move in your business.  You do so much yet you feel you have not been productive enough. You may be getting up extra early to start your day and drinking coffee to get you moving. Does this sound familiar?
In this workshop, you will learn
- The #1 reason why we fail at work and at business (this will surprise you)
- 3 simple steps to improve your productivity that you can implement right away.
- Easy strategies to de-stress and be more productive. 
Certified Health Coach Kirsi Paalanen specializes in helping busy professionals and entrepreneurs reduce stress, lose weight for good and feel more… READ MORE >>

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Creative Professionals Affinity Group

Biz Strategy | May 8, Noon-2pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th fl.

The Creative Professionals Affinity Group meets monthly to discuss business topics particular to those of us in creative professions, as well as to provide a support-system and sounding-board for each other. In addition to our topic for the month, we always make sure to leave time for a help-us-help-you session, so bring your questions and ideas to the group for feedback.
Evi Abeler of Evi Abeler Photography and Cody McBurnett of Loki Loki will facilitate.
RSVP: igcrsvp@gmail.com with CREATIVES in the subject line.IGC Affinity Groups are member-led groups of entrepreneurs in similar businesses or with comparable interests.*Limited to IGC members. Interested in membership? Apply here.… READ MORE >>

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Monday Night Networking

Biz Strategy | May 12, 6-8pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th fl.

Do you just love the women at IGC? Do you want to spend more time with them? If so, join us for Monday Night Networking, the second Monday of every month from 6:00-8:00 PM. Our group will be a combination of networking, business support and resources exchange.
Here’s what you can expect (times approximate):
6-6:30 PM….. Introductions: Please arrive promptly at 6:00 PM so you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.
6:30 – 7pm…… General Mingling
7 – 7:40pm….. Masterminding: We will break into small groups. Each person will have the opportunity to share a current challenge and receive assistance.
7:40 – 8pm…..Resource Sharing: please come prepared to end each evening with opportunities to GIVE (… READ MORE >>

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Business Finances 101 – How to Be Savvy and Relax More About Money

Biz Strategy | May 13, 1-2:30pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th fl.

In this 90-minute workshop, you will learn the key components of a healthy and sustainable business – self-care, rate-setting, payment policies, financial planning, action plan, needs and wants, periodic expenses, and the three levels of savings.  Carrie will also address fluctuating income, underearning and how family history can cloud your success.
**Attendees are invited to email questions they would like to discuss in class to victoria@ingoodcompanyworkplaces.com**
The NY Money Coach  Carrie Birgbauer, MA, CYI, has been an educator for 20 years and is also a certified money coach.  She uses a holistic approach to business finances based on her background as a kindergarten master teacher, chief of staff, college tennis player and yoga instructor. Carrie is an authority on the… READ MORE >>

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Healthy Eating on the Go for Busy Entrepreneurs

Work/Life | May 16, Noon-2pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd St., 4th fl.

As busy entrepreneurs, executives and mothers we often neglect making self-care a priority, which will inevitably lead to burnout, stress, weight gain, and eventually disease. The key to maintaining a busy lifestyle that you enjoy is to make your health a priority and it all begins with your food choices! In this workshop we will discuss specific strategies for healthy eating on the go, so that you can feel energized and focused for your hectic workday.
You will discover the common mistakes people are making that are sabotaging their health goals and walk away with simple tips and strategies that will allow you to have the balance and energy you’ve always desired as well as the following:

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How to Make Your Goals Really Happen: The Power of Intention and Commitment

Productivity | May 20, Noon-2pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th fl.

How often do we set goals and create plans only to never accomplish them? Do you feel like you spend your days putting out fires, feeling overwhelmed and never getting to those goals that will grow your business and take you through to the next step?Setting goals is a positive and good first step but without a plan and methodology for making them happen your goals and future vision can fall by the wayside.
In this workshop you will discover a successful method for setting concrete, realistic and measurable goals, how to create a “big why” and how to harness the power of intention and daily commitments to put yourself into action and accomplish your goals every time.  During this… READ MORE >>

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How to Draft a Good Client Service Agreement to Make More Money

Biz Strategy | May 21, Noon-2pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th fl.

Did you know that a well drafted service agreement can help you make more money? When a client sees an agreement that was carefully prepared, yet is easy to read and understand, they know you mean business. You are also giving them an assurance that you know how the relationship will work.
What sets a good agreement from a mediocre one is clarity and scope.  In this workshop, Elena Volkova will teach you how to outline all material business points to define proper scope.  She will also teach  you what to expect from your attorney to achieve clarity.  Finally, Elena will give you a free resource that you can use to draft your own service agreements.
Elena Volkova, Esq., is… READ MORE >>

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Get S*** Done Work Session

Productivity | May 27, 3-5pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd St., 4th fl.

 
Are you looking for time and space to focus on getting one discrete project done, done, done? Do you work better when surrounded by the hum of others who are busy at work? Bring your project – the one that’s been hanging over your head or lingering on your to-do list – and join a small group of fellow entrepreneurs for a focused two-hour work session. You will greet each other, state your intentions, and then side-by-side plug away until you can cross that project off your list once and for all! Boo-yah.
 
RSVP: igcrsvp@gmail.com with GET IT DONE in the subject line.
 
*Limited to IGC members. Interested in membership? Apply here.
 
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