Classes for women entrepreneurs at igc

Plug and Play Workgroup

Biz Strategy | Thursday, May 28, 3-5pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

The Plug and Play Workgroup will explore the challenges we encounter in systematizing, delegating and creating passive income in our businesses.  Our discussions will focus on:

-Systematizing support functions (e.g., bookkeeping, general customer service).

-Finding vendors who can help you expand (e.g., web support, PR, junior versions of you!).

-Creating products for your service line, so you don’t have to trade time for money OR creating services around your product line, so you can diversify your revenue stream.

-Automating sales and marketing – is there such a thing as ‘passive’ income???

The sessions will be an opportunity to share best practices, minefields to avoid, preferred providers (both tech and people), and campaigns we are launching/ have launched so we can … READ MORE >>

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Lunch and Learn: AGE Your Way To The Top

Productivity | Friday, May 29, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Have you ever stopped and worried about your age?

As small business owners, we are constantly juggling way too many balls at one time. Climbing up the ladder of success can leave us feeling burnt-out and exhausted. If you’re anything like me, the word “aging” has crossed your mind one too many times. The demands of work can lead us to living a stressful life.

Tiffany Mason, lifestyle design expert and life coach will share her AGE Formula for leading a successful life.

In this afternoon session , you will….

  • Learn how to overcome your challenges
  • Begin to shift your mindset from negative to positive
  • Gain practical strategies and tools for managing your time
  • Learn ways to accomplish your
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Everyday Leadership Panel Series – Rosie the Riveter & Other Industry Pioneers

IGC events | Monday, June 1, 6:30-8:30pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Everyday Leadership:
How to play a small but important role in big and important issues

Each evening will focus on a different topic and feature knowledgeable and thought-provoking panelists who will not only deepen our understanding of the issues, but also instruct us on how to become everyday leaders by taking small, manageable actions that create positive change for all. The conversations will address WHY THIS MATTERS and WHAT YOU CAN DO.

 

 

Rosie the Riveter & Other Industry Pioneers:

The importance of supporting women in non-traditional professional fields including STEM careers and the public sector

The good news: Women outperform men in nearly every aspect of primary, secondary, and postsecondary education.

The bad news: Women’s professional experiences … READ MORE >>

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Lunch and Learn: How to Talk Tech to Your Web Developer or Designer

Website | Thursday, June 4, 1-2:30pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

The New York Code + Design Academy is passionate about building a positive coding community and believes anyone and everyone can and should learn how to code. NYCDA, started in 2012, offers full-time and part-time classes in web and mobile app development for both beginners and experienced developers.

In How to Talk Tech to Your Web Developer or Designer class, instructor Zach Feldman, Chief Academic Officer at NYCDA, will use the analogy of a house to explain the high-level details of what goes into building a website. He’ll also give code examples along the way, giving you a rare look into the code a web developer writes and offering a framework for effectively communicating your wants and needs to a … READ MORE >>

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Lunch and Learn: How to Use Instagram to Grow Your Business

Social Media | Wednesday, June 10, 1-3pm | @ IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Do you run a business and want to learn how to use Instagram to make the most of your grammin’ time? We’re here to share tips, tools, and advice to demonstrate how and why Instagram can help you grow your following and make marketing fun again.

In this workshop you will:
– Discover the benefits that Instagram can bring to your business
– Receive step-by-step instructions about how to make it work for you
– Brainstorm ideas on what to post
– Master how to take a great photo
– Learn about the tools and resources that can make grammin’ so much easier
– Receive “thumbs-on” support

The workshop is lead by two happy Instagrammers: @eviabeler and @theneighborgoodswithlove
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Lunch and Learn: That’s So Cool! Creative Websites and Marketing Materials

Website | Thursday, June 11, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Have you ever been handed a business card that sparked a conversation? Has a website ever made you smile? Or think?

In this session, join Cody McBurnett to look at a bunch of examples of websites and marketing materials that stand out, get noticed, and go the extra creative mile. We will discuss how creativity and difference can drive business and build brand recognition. Then we’ll take a look at your businesses and brainstorm some engaging, creative, and practical ideas to apply to your own materials and websites.

Cody McBurnett heads the design firm Loki Loki. She works with brands to create creative, relevant, and effective brand identities. She can be followed on Twitter at @lokitimestwo.

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Lunch and Learn: The Mojo Matrix – 5 Crucial Keys to More Clients and Cash

Biz Strategy | Friday, June 12, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

You’re a business owner, and yet, you’re struggling to get more profit.  Or, perhaps you are doing ok, but you’d like to do better.  You’re sick and tired of “magic marketing formulas” that seem to be working for everyone else, except you, because you’ve honestly tried.  You’ve posted on social media or even paid hundreds of dollars a month for someone to do it for you, but gotten no clients.  You’ve written a blog, you’ve gone to networking events, yadda, yadda yadda, and all that’s done has proven that you could really use a lot more sleep, and maybe get to the gym because those extra pounds do not melt away with all the work you’re doing.  And by the … READ MORE >>

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Monday Night Networking

Biz Strategy | Monday, June 15, 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 third 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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Lunch and Learn: YOU FORMED YOUR COMPANY, NOW WHAT? – LEGAL BASICS ON MAINTAINING REQUIRED BUSINESS RECORDS AND KNOWING ESSENTIAL CONTRACT TERMS

Biz Strategy | Wednesday, June 17, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Creating and maintaining detailed business records is essential. Not only is it required by State and Federal Authorities, it will help you evaluate your business’s profitability, sustain positive client and supplier connections, protect you from misunderstandings that engender lawsuits and even help you win a lawsuit.

Join us for You Formed Your Company, Now What? to understand the basics of what’s in any typical agreement and which clauses may be controlled by specific regulations and practices that apply to your industry. Certain terms are fundamental to all businesses and some of the most typical clauses will be discussed during the workshop.

Shelia Cockburn, P.E., J.D., L.L.M., is a principal at Cockburn Law P.C., where she serves as a … READ MORE >>

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Get S*** Done Work Session

Productivity | Tuesday, June 23, 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 GETITDONEJUNE in the subject line.

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

 

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Monday Night Networking

Biz Strategy | Monday, July 6, 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 first 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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Monday Night Networking

Biz Strategy | Monday, July 20, 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, July 28, 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 GETITDONEJULY in the subject line.

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

 

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Looking at 60 Affinity Group – Summer Meet Up

Biz Strategy | Monday, August 3, 3:30-5:30pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

RSVP: KLRan@aol.com

A summer meet up for Affinity Group LOOKING AT 60, years, that is, is for women entrepreneurs who are approaching 60, or are on the other side of it and who want the additional support of a peer group to share, discuss, and brainstorm topics and issues that are unique to them. The meeting will be held at IGC on Monday 8/3, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.  Karen Rancourt will facilitate.

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.

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Monday Night Networking

Biz Strategy | Monday, August 3, 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 first 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 >>