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Monday, April 9, 2012

Things I Wished I'd Known When I Started My Business

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Things I Wished I'd Known When I Started My Business

From egg decorating to the Today Show? Is there no end to the possibilities for talented people? This FREE webinar, taught by Jane Pollak, focuses on becoming crystal clear about one's vision of what a successful business and a balanced life are.

Monday, April 16, 2012 2-3pm ET. Register here.

How Nonprofits Can Thrive in Changing Times

To make your nonprofit grow, learn how to adapt to changes in the world and in your organization.The FREE webinar will be presented byDr. John Brothers, an expert on nonprofit development and assessment.

Monday, April 30, 2012 2-3pm ET. Register here.



If you're located near Lawrence, NJ, please join us for this in-person event.

Ventureneer Panel Shows Nonprofits How To Mine LinkedIn Gold

There's gold in that LinkedIn database. Does your nonprofit know how to mine it? Find out best practices in free Ventureneer online panel.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 11:30am-1:30pm ET.


new officeSmall Business Office Make-over Contest Gives Opportunity, Lesson

See why everyone who enters an office make-over contest is a winner, even if they aren't finalists.

Sweet Smell of Success Comes with Help from Others

Government agencies and foundations offer practical training that can turn a hobby into a growth business. How can you use these resources?

shift in workplaceHow Shift in Workplace Culture Can Help Small Businesses, Nonprofits

A collaborative effort between employees and management can boost business success and help employees find a better work/life fit. How does it work?

Break Through to $1M in Federal Contracts

Collaborating with other businesses in pursuit of a government contract has both upsides and risks. Find out what they are.

For other Vistas articles, visit our archive.


Learn How Small Businesses Can Team Up to Win City Contracts

NYC Teaming is holding a workshop on Wednesday, April 11 for small business owners interested in government contracting. Experienced contractors will present the benefits of teaming, the different types of teaming arrangements, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.

During a break-out session, attendees will respond to a "live" city contract proposal.

Topics to be covered throughout the workshop include:

  • types of teaming arrangement
  • pre-teaming evaluation
  • templates and tools to facilitate teaming relationships
  • maximizing online and offline networking opportunities

Registration is still open, and interested business owners should visit

CJW Consulting & Services, Inc.
(CJW), produces the Tech Tuesday Webinars Series. CJW provides software/technology-related training, consulting and other services to nonprofit organizations.

Free Mentoring for Small Businesses Bidding on Government Contracts
Nearly half of small businesses that contract with government agencies exceed $1 million in revenue versus only 5% of their non-contracting peers. For novices or those looking to diversify their government contracting options, American Express OPEN is offering free mentoring as part of its Victory in Procurement (VIP) program

VIP participants will receive 12 hours of one-on-one virtual communications with a government contracting experts. They'll learn about GSA schedule, business certifications, teaming arrangements, and the importance of networking. To apply, fill out the VIP Mentorship Application, and email it to Applications are due by May 1, 2012.


If you just couldn't fit our in-depth, virtual courses into your schedule on the days they ran "live," we now offer on-demand viewing from our vcourse archive. Sign up and take the class any time and any where that's convenient for you.


Nonprofits   Social Media

Social Media for Values Driven Companies a one-stop, continually updated central resource about social media as they are used by nonprofits, which is sometimes different than the way for-profits use them.

Ramp up their social media effortsVentureneer's new, free ebook, Social Media for Your Nonprofit: Take Charge!.

Also don't forget to check out our survey report,Nonprofits and Social Media: It Ain't Optional.

Putting the Power of LinkedIn to Use for Your Nonprofits

Nonprofits learn how to use LinkedIn's powerful search capability to find donors,

board members, staff and more.

25 best social media25 Best Social Media for Social Good Blogs

This is a list of blogs we think you should turn to first for answers about how to use social media for social good.

Geri Stengel