Classes for women entrepreneurs at igc

Busting Through Your Lid

Biz Strategy | Tuesday, March 3, Noon-2pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Stret

Don’t like your numbers?

Has your business plateaued?

No matter what you do—your business doesn’t do better?

Welcome to the law of the lid: Your business can’t develop further than your own personal development. To bust through your lid, you need to bust through whatever is in you that is holding you back.

When we get blocked or stalled in our businesses, our tendency is to look outside of ourselves for reasons why we’re stalled: unfair competition, disloyal clients, bad economy—the list is endless. Here’s the deal: we’ll always have circumstances; wishing them away generally doesn’t work. Business owners whose businesses thrive don’t blame their circumstances when they’re stopped, but look at themselves to see what it is they need … READ MORE >>

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New Member Gathering

Social | Thursday, March 5, 10-11:30am | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

We love to host this event a few times a year to connect with new members in a small group format. This gathering will be a great opportunity for us to introduce you to some other great new IGC members, learn more about what is going on with you and your business, share information about upcoming programs and happenings IGC, and discuss the best ways you can take advantage of your membership. Please let us know if you can join us!

RSVP: victoria@ingoodcompanyworkplaces.com with MEMBERGATHERING in the subject line.

*Limited to IGC members. Interested in membership? Apply here.

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Monday Night Networking

Biz Strategy | Monday, March 9, 6-8pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

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 … READ MORE >>

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Why Smart Women Get Stuck and What to Do About It

Productivity | Tuesday, March 10, Noon-2pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

High-achieving women are anxious to make big improvements in their lives, but some changes, like starting and building a business or switching careers can be very daunting. And, when you’re already busy and overloaded, it can feel downright impossible.

Moreover, smart women tend to believe they should start by…

  • Analyzing all the options,
  • Setting goals, and/or
  • Creating a well-thought out plan

In reality, however, these beliefs are often what makes and keeps them stuck. After coaching numerous professionals, researcher turned life coach Stacy S. Kim, Ph.D. uncovered counterintuitive strategies that help smart women get unstuck and make progress.

More specifically, Kim’s Lighthouse Method suggests that women…

1)       Lose the map (i.e. stop analyzing, planning, and goal-setting),

2)      Drop the “no … READ MORE >>

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Facebook Marketing for Small Business Owners

Marketing | Friday, March 13, 11am-1pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

There are more than 30 million small businesses with active pages on Facebook.  Are you a small business owner who wants the know how to better leverage advertising and marketing on Facebook?

Facebook Marketing for Small Business Owners will explore the power of targeting to your ideal audience and take attendees through case studies of businesses who used Facebook to grow their online visibility. See real examples of ads, posts and videos that were promoted and the level of engagement that resulted. Join us for tips and feedback on your Facebook business page, or help on how to create one. There will also be Q+A and networking.

Gina Inzunza is a digital consultant at the NY Daily News with more … READ MORE >>

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Sales Breakthrough: How to Turn a Potential Client into Your Biggest Fan

Biz Strategy | Monday, March 16, 1-2:30pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

This informative and interactive 90 minute workshop will teach small business owners and solopreneurs the essential steps on how to connect with potential clients and effortlessly close the sale with confidence on your terms. Join Ishita Gupta to learn to ask for money, sell clients on the phone, and close the deal while being 100% yourself.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to ask potential clients for money without feeling scared or fumbling your words
  • Why you don’t have to sound like someone else to make sales
  • The number one tool to help you deal with rejection during sales

Bring your sales challenges and success stories for an engaging, empowering discussion.

Ishita Gupta is an entrepreneur, speaker, and business breakthrough strategist. Building … READ MORE >>

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Signature Talks: What You Need to Know to Grow Your Business

Biz Strategy | Tuesday, March 17, Noon-2pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Trends in communication ebb and flow, but one thing stays the same… if you can deliver a solid live presentation, pitch or speech, you will stand out and be remembered for it.

In 2015, having a Signature Talk is in fashion and it looks like it will be around for a while.  If you’re thinking of creating one for your business, then join us to learn the basics of the craft, from the inside out.

Drawing on best practices from the theater, sports psychology, and brain science, you’ll be given simple tools to put to immediate use.  We’ll examine what audiences can best relate to, how to structure your content, and what type of choices are inherently interesting for public … READ MORE >>

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Stopping Allergies and Springtime Illnesses Before they Begin!

Work/Life | Wednesday, March 18, 11am-1pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd STreet

Dr. Is In: Dr. Lauri Grossman

RSVP: lauri@drlaurigrossman.com with DRISIN in the subject line.

Spring is around the corner and so are allergies.   Although almost every working woman in New York is doing her best to eat healthfully, exercise regularly, and see a chiropractor or acupuncturist from time to time, where do you turn if you suffer from allergies when trees start to blossom or struggle with sinusitis when flowers open in our parks? What do you do when your eyes itch, your nose runs, and your head fills like a congested ball?  How can you avoid medicines that have side effects if you are trying to live more holistically?  Fortunately, Dr. Lauri Grossman may have the answer for you.… READ MORE >>

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Creative Professionals Affinity Group

Biz Strategy | Thursday, March 19, 11am-1pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

 

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. As always, we’ll be sure to make time for a Help Us Help You session, so bring in your questions/concerns to share with the group.

Cody McBurnett of Loki Loki and Emily DeWan of Emily DeWan Photography will facilitate.

RSVP: igcrsvp@gmail.com with CREATIVESMARCH in the subject line.

IGC Affinity Groups are member-led groups of entrepreneurs in similar businesses or with comparable interests. Let us know if you have an idea for an Affinity Group here.

*Limited to IGC members. Interested in membership? Apply here. READ MORE >>

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Birth Planning 101: For expecting mothers

Work/Life | Friday, March 20, 11am-1pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Dr. Is In: Stephanie Heintzeler
RSVP: info@thenewyorkdoula.com with DRISIN in the subject line.

Are you planning on breastfeeding? Breastfeeding is easy! BUT- there are some common pitfalls to avoid. If you are prepared with what to look out for from the first moments to first weeks, you have a much higher likelihood of ease with breastfeeding and a plentiful milk supply. Join Stephanie Heintzeler for a half hour private session to get introduced on how to breastfeed your baby. If you are not planning on breastfeeding feel free to come as well to discuss feeding options.

Stephanie will help you gain insight into the following areas:
· How to latch on your baby in the perfect positions and be comfortable … READ MORE >>

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Monday Night Networking

Biz Strategy | Monday, March 23, 6-8pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

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 … READ MORE >>

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Get S*** Done Work Session

Productivity | Tuesday, March 24, 3-5pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

 

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 GETITDONE in the subject line.

*Limited to IGC members. Interested in membership? Apply here.

 

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

Productivity | Wednesday, April 8, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

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 READ MORE >>

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Monday Night Networking

Biz Strategy | Monday, April 13 6-8pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

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 … READ MORE >>

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Creative Professionals Affinity Group

Biz Strategy | Thursday, April 16, 11am-1pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

 

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. As always, we’ll be sure to make time for a Help Us Help You session, so bring in your questions/concerns to share with the group.

Cody McBurnett of Loki Loki and Emily DeWan of Emily DeWan Photography will facilitate.

RSVP: igcrsvp@gmail.com with CREATIVESAPR in the subject line.

IGC Affinity Groups are member-led groups of entrepreneurs in similar businesses or with comparable interests. Let us know if you have an idea for an Affinity Group here.

*Limited to IGC members. Interested in membership? Apply here. READ MORE >>