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Connections: Upcoming Events for January 2014

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January's cost-effective networking events set the stage for the season. Prepare for success by meeting people, expanding the vision and setting a solid foundation for a successful business and a successful. Let's get right to a month full of events with:

Saturday, January 4th, 2014 4pm - 8pm at H and H Banquet Hall - Jawala Scouts Youth Leadership presents a Fundraising Banquet called "Past , Present and Future". This is a manhood development organization for youth. Tickets are just 35.00 and can be purchased online at

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 6:30pm - 9:00pm "Business Plan series" In this series, you will draft your Business Plan, describe your Financial Model, learn to improve your Business Model, and develop an Action Plan. In order to successfully complete your draft Business Plan, entrepreneurs are encouraged to complete weekly assignments and submit drafts for a Business Plan Review following the series. Sponsor: Wharton SBDC Cost: $225

Wednesday, January 8th, 2013 6pm - 8pm "Debt Management and reverse Mortgages" The Free Library is hosting discussion of community economic development and financial literacy with experts Curtis May, May Financial Solutions and Joseph Lanza, Mortgage Network Solutions.

  • Examine ways to manage your debt
  • Discover the resources available to assist in repairing your credit
  • Explore the various types of available mortgages especially "reverse mortgages"


Friday, January 10th, 2014 7pm to 10pm at the Wells Fargo Museum - To succeed one must continually connect with new people, cultivate emerging relationships and leverage your network. This event is designed to connect with you and give you the opportunity to establish new relationships. Set the tone for a year full of possibilities. Featuring: Appetizer Buffet, Open Wine Bar, Gift Bag of contacts and Door prizes. RSVP @

Monday, January 13th, 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm - "What is your vision" for 2014 “In order to develop a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”—Dalai Lama. The workshop begins with a short presentation in which you’ll learn WHY these poster-sized collages are essential to goal setting and their basis in the science and neurology of the brain, not just some art making. Register @

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm "Build a Winning Culinary Brand" Learn how one of Philadelphia's leading culinary entrepreneurs built his business. Munish Narula, Restaurateur, Tiffin Indian Cuisine, formerly worked in hospitality administration as an area manager for a full service chain restaurant. He identified the need to provide fresh, nutritious, reasonably priced Indian food to people which is how was born. RSVP @

Friday, January 17th, 8am - 10am PWBN Northwest Chapter Meeting. Ladies, join co-leaders Laura Roane and Tara Colquitt for the monthly meeting. Following networking time and individual introductions, they will have a round table discussion. Topic: "Joint Ventures - Who Is On Your Power Team?" Please bring 20 business cards and your 30 second commercial. Learn more @

Monday, January 20th, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Calling All Female Entrepreneurs Cohort 3 - This series is designed to inform and educate entrepreneurs on real life issues that directly affect their success. The three major components are: an Accounting System, a Marketing/Networking System and great personal Credit. The hosts, Tara Colquitt and Nicole Newman, have been working together for years and successfully growing businesses with systems to allow the owners to manage their time. Time Management is an essential skill in business and another layer of new responsibilities (marketing, accounting, making product/service, staff ) have been added to the already busy lifestyle. The Series consists of three classes and 1 networking event. RSVP @

Monday, January 27th, 2014 12pm - 2pm or 6:30pm - 8:30pm - "How to make a FRESHBOOKS start to the new year" This is FREE training sponsored by Freshbooks and the Urban League of Philadelphia. We will show you how to quickly turn your expenses for business into tax-deductible savings for 2013's business tax reporting. RSVP @

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