Lessons in Growing a Business

Starting, building, growing a business… is an exercise in personal development. 
 
Growing a business tests you in so many ways. It tests your self-discipline, your intelligence, your communication skills, your focus, and so much more. 
 
The real world of business can be very unforgiving. It’s a world where success is rewarded and mistakes are not forgotten. 
 
So, what is the benefit in that? It keeps you honest. 
 
I’ve learned that you cannot settle for weakness, you cannot be unwilling to do the work, you cannot pursue bad ideas, and you have to invest time and money in your continued education… or your business will fail. 
 
Some people can’t handle the pressure of running their own business. The risk of failure becomes a serious issue. I’ve learned that risk helps you grow and it makes you stronger. 
 
An entrepreneur who fears risk is like a swimmer who’s afraid of water.
 
Growing a business has allowed me to grow; it has made me aware that I am woman who can handle a lot more than I thought myself capable of. 
 
I’ve learned to pace and challenge myself. To trust myself and others, to work (very) hard, to stay focused under pressure, to let go of what doesn’t serve my mission, to learn from others, to find a balance between family and business, and still enjoy the ride.

What have you learned from growing your business?

Please share in the comment section below.

Originally Published on: Oct 16, 2012
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Create Your 2018 Vision Board with Vanessa Coppes

Do you want to be, do, and have more in your life? Are you feeling stuck? Would you like to feel fulfilled, happy and connected to your purpose? Join ETTWomen for this fun workshop!

Vision boards create a remarkable synergy around what you want and how to get it

Using visioning techniques can also help you attract the people, the places and the things you long for.

As we get uncomfortable in 2018, get ready to dream BIG and boldly! We are excited to share with you our love for vision boards, specially vision journals, as life altering tools.

In this workshop you will learn:

1. How to create 3 different types of Vision Boards,
2. How to create a Vision Journal,
3. The techniques to create synergy around what you want and how to get it.

All materials for creating a vision board are included. Journals will be available for purchase.

Non-members must purchase ticket to attend. RSVP HERE!

 

ETTWomen Founders at the 2017 “Possibilitology” Global Summit

The New Year is right around the corner. Don’t just stumble into it.

Vallori Thomas, founder of WOW Coaching and Consulting presents “Possibilitology: 10-Days of Possibility – A Global Summit,” December 5th through December 15th.

The summit showcases the expertise of more than 20 trailblazers, private and public sector professionals — leaders in their fields — who are committed to providing you with tips, tools and techniques for achieving your goals across a wide range of disciplines.

“Possibilitology” has been described as “the gift of a lifetime.” There’s so much that you have yet to create, and “Possibilitology” can pave the way for you to produce almost any outcome.

And as if this summit couldn’t get better, it’s free, just click below to enroll!

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You asked, we listened! ETTWomen Is Finally Coming to NYC in 2018!

Save the date and don’t miss the launch of our New York Chapter on October 11, 2018!

More exciting details to be announced soon!

RSVP HERE

ETTWomen was founded in April, 2012 by Lynette Barbieri and vanessa Coppes. The group’s mission is to connect like minded women, network, build relationships, learn from and support each other. We share experiences and ideas on time management, dealing with stress, personal development, and much more.

We aim to give back to the community through the ETTWomen Foundation: dedicated to offering financial, educational, and planning assistance to victims of domestic violence, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse.

Exciting News!

Located at 60 South 31st St. in Kenilworth, NJ 07033 The Kenilworth is the new venue for ETTWomen’s North Jersey monthly meetings!

We look forward to seeing you for our next Workshop: Money Matters with June Lazaro on November 29th at 6:30pm!

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Money Matters

Did you know that our values and past experience influences our financial wealth Knowing what steps we can take can result with better living for today and tomorrow. Set up your 2018 financial goals early. Health is wealth and wealth is healthy. 

June Lazaro will share 3 main areas that contribute to wealth erosion along with practical tips.

June Lazaro is a Financial Expert, a Jersey girl who’s been married for over 30 years with the privilege of being a sister, stepmom, grandmother and a mom. Lazaro has been a business woman in the financial service industry and an active member of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce for over 15 years.

Currently 1st Vice President of the Linden Industrial Association, Secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Linden and Co Leader of  the North Jersey Chapter of ETTWomen. Lazaro is caring, competent, committed and connected.

ETTWomen is proudly sponsored by

[Photos] The Power Of Connections 2017 the Official Recap

ETTWomen’s The Power of Connections Conference brought together entrepreneurs, authors, teachers, artists and visionaries! Throughout the 3 day event, attendees received powerful training, profound mind shifts, groundbreaking ideas, and made deep connections! Our ladies turned up the volume in their lives and business.

We had an fantastic start to our weekend with a powerful panel discussion led by Audrey Puente, FOX 5 Meteorologist and Lena Koropey, founder of Gramercy Protocol and STRIP TEES. Thank you Teresa Pyskaty for the fabulous pics and Karen Azzarello, Jodi Bruker and Ms. Molly Barber for sponsoring our delicious treats!

On day 2, Judy Banks kicked off the day with a guided meditation and our workshop leaders Ilsy Josefina-Hoo, Bailey Frumen, Christine Miskinis, and Judy Banks and our media panelists Courtenay Cooper Hall, Lisa Marie Latino and Dr. Joy Ohayia helped us make it so powerful!

We sure did strut down the runway, with outfits custom made by Designer Crystal Glass. Alexis Santos helped us look so fab!

On day 3, we started the day with a fabulous morning Tai Chi session led by Dixie L. Nichols, our Power Panel with Bailey Frumen, Christine Miskinis and Judy Banks and ended with our closing keynote with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, beautifully! For the second year in a row, Artist Shenna Vaughn has created art, inspired by the conversations and energy created within our event space. Her beautiful masterpieces was raffled off to one of our guests.

Thank you Angela Squicciarini for the pictures!

 

 

A special thank you to Investor’s Bank for your sponsorship and I Love MySelfie Photo Booths for the fabulous partnership this weekend! Such a fun addition to our weekend!

You’re Invited to V+Co.’s Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

It’s with great excitement that we celebrate our new HQ at V+Co., and you’re invited to celebrate with us!

 

Join us as we celebrate the power of community, partnerships and small businesses! Come for the space and the resources, stay for the magic!
 
Connect with the founders of:
 
+ Entrepreneurial Think Tank for Women + The ETTWomen Foundation: Vanessa Coppes + Lynette Barbieri
+ Balance Your Life: Judy Banks
+ Psychotherapist: Angela Maio
+ Massage by Elizabeth: Elizabeth J Peterson
+ Nature’s Energy Reiki: Lorna Iofolla
+ Halcyon’s Nest Homeopathy: Heather Natoli
+ Divine Divas: Lynn Osborne + Jordan Osborne
+ Complete Travel Planners: Jeffrey Pantelas

Begin With the End In Mind: Writing Your Personal and Business Mission Statement

In one’s life, the most effective way to begin with the end in mind is to develop a mission statement one that focuses what you want to be in terms of character and what you want to do in reference to contribution of achievements.

Writing a mission statement can be the most important activity an individual can do to truly lead their life; the same principle applies for your business.

On September 26th, 2017, join ETTWomen founders Vanessa Coppes + Lynette Barbieri for this interacive workshop. They will provide tools to help you craft your personal and business mission statement.

 

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ETTWomen Partners with The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce

ETTWomen partnered with The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce on September 13, 2017. Both organizations combined forces in order to celebrate women and their launch at the Holiday Inn in Clark, NJ.

The event was lead by ETTWomen founders Vanessa Coppes and Lynette Barbieri, ETTW North Jersey Chapter leaders Joi M. Stanley and June Lazaro, and opening remarks were also made by Bidisa Rai and ETTW Conference Partner Theodora Sergiou. The evening was highly attended by long standing ETTWomen members and Chamber members.

A special thank you to Lori Hymen and Karen Kamichoff from the Holiday Inn team in Clark, NJ for their care and for serving up a special ETTWomen Blue Lagoon Cocktail to celebrate the night. To Angela Squicciarini, thank you for capturing the night so fabulously.

To attend future ETTWomen events, please click here.

ETTWomenTV with Laura Rokosz

ETTWomen founders Lynette Barbieri and Vanessa Coppes chat with Laura Rokosz, founder of Egglrock Nutrition and host of “Eat Right with Laura”. Laura believes that Nutrition is the cornerstone of any comprehensive and holistic health program. When your body works the way nature intended, your spirit soars–and so do you! Learn more at Egglrock.com!

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