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  • 3 Apr 2020 8:05 AM | Anonymous

    During this time of uncertainty Women's Council of Entrepreneur's created a fun little game to help us all SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS and help families figure out what's for dinner! It is "Local Restaurant To-Go Bingo"!! All you have to do is download the To-Go Bingo Card here, check out all the awesome participating OPEN local restaurants! Once you order from a restaurant you can cross it off your card! All of these restaurants are offering to-go or curbside so this is completely safe while social distancing!!

    Try to get a "TO-GO Bingo" (line of restaurants in a row) or FILL THE WHOLE CARD! Once you start filling the card post pictures of it on social media and tag the restaurants you've been to (or plan to go to) and show your community some love!! 

    Don't forget to share this with your friends so they can join in the fun!


  • 31 Mar 2020 5:30 AM | Anonymous

    Having trouble coming up with Social Media Post ideas? Going blank on what to to post about next? Don't worry ~ WCE's April Social Media Post Guide will help and you can find it right here!

    If you found our guide helpful please come back at the end of the month to find WCE's May Social Media Post Guide!! 

    And don't forget to check out our upcoming events!!

    Remember WCE is always has your back ~ if you need help or have any questions never hesitate to contact us at woodlandswce@gmail.com!

  • 17 Mar 2020 5:30 AM | Anonymous

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources from the SBA (Small Business Administration).

    Click here to learn about the following:

    • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
    • Guidance for Businesses and Employers
    • SBA Products and Resources
    • Access to Capital
    • Exporting Assistance
    • Government Contracting
    • Local Assistance

    Overwhelmed with all this info?!!! Tomorrow, March 18th, WCE will have a representative from the SBA and a representative from SCORE on a webinar to discuss how the SBA & SCORE can help you and your small business. There will also be a Q&A for you to ask any questions you may have! The webinar fees are waived so join us tomorrow for FREE. 


    You must register to reserve your seat. Link here:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtceqsqTouyBOu6XXVy5I-n6LZ2EGEyQ?fbclid=IwAR1QW_kyeJoXkFqOc8DemZeKQ-Gq9gv-8ykRBvLjOHjQsWH8aLj3TWyGWYs


  • 10 Mar 2020 5:30 AM | Anonymous

    SIMPLE STEPS TO BETTER PRODUCTIVITY


    1. Write Everything Down

    You will forget it otherwise! Don’t trust your memory, too many things happen throughout your day for you to remember every little task you need to do or plan to do!


    2. Plan your Day

    Plan your day the night before! Write down all the tasks that you want to get do the next day. Remember to be reasonable with yourself.  Once you have all your tasks listed out, place them in the time of day you can do them. You can write these in a planner or make a “note” on your phone and add the times of day. Fill in the what you’ll be doing at 7am, 8am, 9:30am. Don’t forget to factor in eating, travel time, and any mental breaks!


    3. IF YOU PLAN IT - STICK TO IT!

    This is why it’s important not to over book yourself when planning your day the night before! Make sure everything you plan to do is possible!! Don’t break promises to yourself.


    4. Clear Your Space

    Try to clear your space after each work day or each night. I know this is something I struggle with the most. I’m an artist and I love everything out so I can see it! But, it makes for a very chaotic environment that is hard to work in.  When clearing off your desk/workspace if you can’t find a place to put an item away, you may want to think about getting rid of it or something that has been stored away for awhile that you haven’t used. Everything needs a place so you don’t waste time looking for things.


    5. Set a Timer

    Set a timer for every task you need to do. That way you stick to your schedule you set the night before! You will be surprised how quickly 20 minutes goes by on social media!!


    6. Self Care

    When making your Plan for the Day the night before make sure you budget enough time for yourself so that life doesn't get overwhelming. You can't do great things if you feel run down. Take a walk, go for a run, read a book, go shopping, talk on the phone with a friend, do something for YOU!


    All in all, these are simple steps that help tremendously when trying to organize your work days. You will be surprised with how much more you get done when you start with a plan.

    We hope this helped ~ Let us know in the comments below!


  • 3 Mar 2020 5:30 AM | Anonymous

    Here are 5 tips we put together to help improve your LinkedIn!

    1. Have a professional profile picture.  Choose a profile photo that shows the professional you. It is best to hire a photographer to get professional headshots ~ it is worth the investment!!

    2. Have a thorough profile with complete job descriptions.  Let people know what you have to offer! And don't leave anything out or undone.

    3.Be active. Don't set it & forget it. You could be missing out on key connections! Put some effort into making relationships with people in your industry and potential customers.

    4.Use the right keywords. Search the top people in your industry and make a note of the words they use. Learn from people that have been through it already and are successful.

    5. Don't make connections with just anyone.  Find the people that you could potentially partner with at some point, not everyone is for you and not everyone is your client. 

    Let us know what you think of these tips and if you have any to add!!  



  • 25 Feb 2020 4:58 PM | Anonymous


    March Social Media Post Ideas

    Are you having trouble coming up with content for your social media?! Have no fear WCE is here! Haha! We have come up with Social Media Post Ideas ~ you can use these or you can use them to get your brain moving on other ideas! 

    You can also click the link below to download this image! 

    SocialmediapostIdeasIGMARCH.jpg

    Enjoy!

  • 18 Feb 2020 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    Building an email list for your business is so important! Here are 6 reasons why given to us by wpbeginner.com:

    1. Email is Personal

    2. Email is Purposeful

    3. Email is Targeted

    4. You Own Your Email List ~ Unlike ANY Social Media Platforms

    5. Email is One-on-One

    6. More People Use Email Several Times a Day

    Please CLICK HERE to find the details for all of these reasons on wpbeginner.com! 

    Comment below your thoughts!!


  • 4 Feb 2020 6:00 AM | Anonymous

    Most business owners struggle with finding their ideal target market and client. We found a great article on what NOT to do when finding your target market. Follow the link below to read the article by Michele Pariza Wacek. Tell us what you think below!

    https://www.businessknowhow.com/marketing/marketingmistake.htm?fbclid=IwAR26a0Yl9EYxpgKSwC0VFiyEtg49iJdOr7T9EKYNdQAKDtVo1n4lEZaXFgs

  • 14 Jan 2020 5:30 AM | Anonymous

    Tips for Using Hashtags on Instagram


    ~Utilize all 30 Hashtags~

    Instagram gives you 30 hashtags and there is no reason that you shouldn’t utilize all 30!


    ~Look to successful accounts that are in your niche~

    Look to the ones that have been successful and see what hashtags they are using. There is no reason to reinvent the wheel! Use what has worked for others!


    ~Use relevant hashtags~

    Remember to use hashtags that are relevant to YOUR post and directed at the audience YOU are trying to capture. What is the story you are trying to tell and only use the hashtags that compliment that!


    ~Don’t use banned hashtags~

    Check Instagram ~ type in the hashtag, if it shows up then it mostly like safe, if it doesn’t show it up it is completely banned. You can also click on a hashtag and if it doesn’t show “most recent” option then it is partial banned.


    If you are local we would love for you to join us at one of our Lunch & Learns to learn more business related tips! To see our upcoming events please click here.


  • 26 Nov 2019 6:00 AM | Anonymous

    A Gratitude Journal: Exploring What Makes You Happy.

    Gratitude. What a powerful word. This word means a lot during this season, with Thanksgiving right around the corner. But, we strongly believe that gratitude should be recognized in your daily life all year. Do we follow this usually? Well, no. We let our own thoughts get in the way of that, we over think things, we focus on others successes instead of our own, and we let negative thoughts rule our day. 

    We created this Gratitude Journal template not only because we thought it was fitting for the season, but also because Ali, one of WCE’s co-founders, just went through a rough thing this past week. Her youngest daughter, who is 6 years old, had to have an emergency appendectomy after a week of being very sick. Her daughter is home and recovering after a 4 day day stay at the hospital that they thought was going to be 5-7 days! This is after her middle daughter had/has health issues that they have been monitoring and fixing for the past two months. While sitting in the hospital room with her youngest, Ali started designing the Gratitude Journal. She did because she had so much to be thankful for. Even though her kids’ health was not well at the time, she still had them with her. And not only her children, but so many of her friends and family. So many people came to her aid to help in any way they could. This created positive energy that she then projected onto her daughter. It made Ali realize the importance of gratitude.

    Gratitude also carries over to our professional lives. Always focusing on the negative aspects of your mistakes or what you could have done will not help you achieve your goals. You need to find the silvering lining in each of your days to help project you forward towards where you want to be. You need to be at peace with the process and realize all that you have to be thankful for around you. So go ahead, download the template here: WCE Gratitude Journal.pdf and follow the steps on the journal page.

    Start creating the life you deserve, by finding some light in the life you already have. 


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