Category: See Jane Do Business: Monthly Networking Group

 

1. Write One Sentence

Time: 1 minute  Cost: $0  Outcome: Awareness

Help us help Nevada County. Tell your community why you think Sierra Commons is important to you and our local economy.  Please use the comments section below.

2. Come to Nevada City City Council Meeting Tonight

Time: 60 minutes  Cost: $0  Outcome: Civic Engagement

Tonight the Nevada City Council will consider a proposal to locate Sierra Commons' education, business incubation and co-working programs to the Nevada City Veterans' Building.

Working with the local VFW, we have identified the Veterans' Building as a great, but underutilized, public asset. Our plan (pt1 pages 16-24, pt 2), while still only an outline, is one that we think will benefit the whole community. It will improve Sierra Commons' ability to help local residents create economic opportunities for themselves, while respecting veterans' use of the building and its role as a useful community space.

Location: Nevada City City Hall
Time: Meeting starts at 6:30pm.  7:30pm is a safe time to show up.

3. Set a Lunch Date

Time: 75 minutes  Cost: $10 suggested donation   Outcome: Business education and networking

Sierra Commons Lunch & Learn series includes a presentation or roundtable discussion by some of our area’s leading business professionals.  Events are held each Tuesday from 12-1:15 in the Sierra Commons conference room.  Our next session is October 2nd? and is hosted by Pamela Biery.  Pamela will cover marketing strategies that pull together your web, PR and social media marketing.

4. Make a Financial Donation

Time: 3 minutes  Cost: $1-$1B  Outcome: A more resilient local economy

Make your tax-deductible donations now and help Sierra Commons help our local economy.  

Visit us online and click on the "Donate" button on the top right of our site.

5. Set your Passions into Action

Time: 5 minutes to register  Cost: Starting at $25  Outcome: Gaining tools to follow your passion

Sierra Commons is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Passion Into Action conference  Friday – Sunday October 12-14, 2012.

In serving as a platform for the voices of women in a variety of disciplines, the Passion into Action Conference™ (PIA) creates a space for women to meet, network, and explore ideas.  Attendees are inspired to identify their passion, support a passion, collaborate, network and more. Most importantly PIA provides tools and avenues to help shift concepts & ideas into action.

6. Get Ignited

Time: 5 minutes to register  Cost: $350 (a $1,500 value)  Outcome: Becoming an inspired local business owner

Starting October 24, 2012, Sierra Commons will present a six-week course to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams and launch a business.  More than a business plan workshop, this intensive course brings together a group of motivated entrepreneurs, and guides them through the steps needed to launch a business.

Register here

7. Support Local Business

Time: 20 minutes  Cost: $-$$$  Outcome: A stronger local economy

One of the greatest things an individual can do to support his or her local community is to patronize its locally owned businesses. Compared to their national competitors, local independent businesses recycle more money back into the local economy and give greater support to a community’s nonprofit and civic needs. They are better positioned to respond to the special needs of the community, and they are more tied to the community’s future. Additionally, unlike a homogenized Anyplace, USA, a community with vibrant independent businesses retains its unique character as a great place to live and visit.

Get going now with this handy list of local businesses Sierra Commons has helped launch.

8.  Jazz Yourself Up

Time: 5 minutes to register  Cost: $497  Outcome: Becoming an inspired local business owner

Think about how you can blend your inspiration, skills, and entrepreneurial aspirations.   Then write down the top three ideas you come up with.  Now narrow the list down to one amazing idea.  Then take one step TODAY to move forward.

Optional: Consider registering for our newest class offering YourBiz Blueprint.  We will help you create a web presence that allows you to earn a great living while following your passion.

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Congratulations.  The actions you are taking now are making Nevada County a better place to live.

If you have other simple ways people can help our local economy, we want to hear from you.  Please post your comments below.
 

See Jane Do and Sierra Commons Present:

Monthly Networking Group for Women Entrepreneurs

Topic of the Month: 

Movement Marketing

with Sam Hinrichs of Mud & Pearls

     Samantha Hinrichs

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. PDT

Free to See Jane Do or Sierra Commons Members

non-members $10.00

 

Women entrepreneurs are changing the world and See Jane Do, in conjunction with Sierra Commons, will be hosting a monthly women’s networking group to facilitate the momentum.

On May 31st our topic will be Movement Marketing, presented by Sam Hinrichs of Mud and Pearls. Movement marketing takes your passions and aligns them with others who feel the same – which in turn elevates your business.  It’s the wildest revolution marketing has seen since television, and if you attend this meeting, you’ll already be a part of it!

 

See Jane Do Business. See us change the world. 

Sign up today!  Drop-ins welcome.  Space is limited

Not a member of See Jane Do? 

Click here to join today!

 

Where: Sierra Commons, 107 Sacramento St. #300, Nevada City, CA

Optional Tele-Conference: (619) 326-2700 #421-3436
When: May 31st (last Thursdays of the month)
Time: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Bring:  Lunch or item to share if you’d like

Cost:  See Jane Do & Sierra Commons members (free), non-members $10

ABOUT SAM: Samantha Hinrichs built her own straw bale home, ran a cultural center, and has been producing events since she was 12. She loves to teach others how to make beautiful, sustainable projects. In 2011 Sam opened Mud and Pearls, where she is able to tie together the resources she has gathered over the years. Mud and Pearls presents workshops, demonstrations and class time so that you can look good doing it. Contact her at http://www.mudandpearls.com

ABOUT SIERRA COMMONS:  Sierra Commons

is a non-profit small business education and incubation organization in Nevada County, California. We blog about business education opportunities, our member businesses, and the economic development scene.

See Jane Do Business: Monthly Networking Group
With Elisa Parker, Co-Founder/President See Jane Do

Where: Sierra Commons
When: May 31st (last Thursdays of the month)
Time: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Women entrepreneurs are changing the world and See Jane Do, in conjunction with Sierra Commons, will be hosting a monthly women’s networking group to facilitate the momentum.

On May 31st our topic will be Movement Marketing, presented by Sam Hinrichs of Mud and Pearls. Movement marketing takes your passions and aligns them with others who feel the same – which in turn elevates your business.  It’s the wildest revolution marketing has seen since television, and if you attend this meeting, you’ll already be a part of it!

See Jane Do Business. See us change the world.

See Jane Do & Sierra Commons members (free), non-members $10. Please consider bringing a food dish to share.

See Jane Do membership information.

Click HERE for the Facebook Event link to our first meeting and invite your Facebook friends.