I am a Benefits Advisor with M&M Consulting representing Supplemental Benefits with Aflac and LegalShield. I specialize in individuals and small to medium sized business.
I went to a Nawbo Candid Conversation today where Helen Colon spoke on Retirement Planning for Small Businesses. I gathered so much information from it and realize that I am way behind in my own retirement planning. I will be visiting Helen soon to start my planning. If you need help with yours, Helen is an amazing lady. She has 28 years experience in the New York Stock Exchange before relocating to Ohio. You can find her at The Ameriprise Financial 1070 Polaris Pkwy, Suit 130, Columbus, Ohio 43240.
This April we welcome Damon with Pocket Marketing to share with us the impact of group presence. He will give suggestions on how to create influence and how to use that influence to grow your business!
Damon is the creator of Pocket Marketing. His philosophy is that “Most companies do not have the expertise or resources in-house to craft mobile strategies for marketing, employee education, business operations, customer acquisition or customer retention.
Owning a business is hard. It took many small businesses way too long to take advantage of the Internet revolution. Now, we’re in a Mobile revolution and I’m here to make sure that business owners stay ahead of the game this time.”
Damon is a great speaker and his content is sure to hit home.
Cost is $10 at the door. Water and snack bars for sale to benefit Amythest, 2018 Charity of choice.
Join Us for our Monthly Meeting
NETWORKING! What is your 2018 Strategy?
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
BMI Federal Credit Union
6165 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, Ohio 43016
Business meeting 12 – 1 p.m.
Networking from 11:30 a.m. – 12, and 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Join us for guest speaker Diane Wingerter to share a topic in the front of ALL our minds! NETWORKING! Diane comes to share her expertise in networking events.
More about Diane Wingerter
Diane is known as The Tradeshow Doctor™. As a result of witnessing ‘unhealthy’ Exhibitor Booths at Tradeshows, Conferences, Shows, Expos, Fairs and Festivals, Diane was compelled to discover the cure for this bevy of Booth Symptoms. During 15+ years of working with Exhibitors, Show Promoters and Organizers, Diane has created a results-driven strategy along with tangible solutions which increase the Exhibitors Return On Investment. She believes that if you aren’t going to complete the 6-Step Prescription for Success™, then simply… don’t do ANY of the steps.
Register today at http://www.meetup.com/Awesomewomen/
Join me next week at Awesome Women In Business as we learn from Amy Watson who will be talking about “What to Change When Something Has To”. She will be helping us to raise our awarenes
s of internal distractions that hamper our productivity and teaching us how to stay focused despite everything pulling us in different directions. Visit our webpage to sign up for this great topic at www.awesomewomeninbusiness.com
About four years ago my husband and I filed our taxes electronically and were rejected but the IRS. Confused I called the IRS to see what was going on and low and behold, someone had stolen our social security numbers and had filed taxes for us. It took 11 months to get the money and the first two years had to send our taxes snail mail with copies of police reports and drivers licenses and then wait forever to get our returns. Then the Target data breach and bank card information and reissues of our bank cards. Frustrating to say the least when you work so hard to build your credit and your life for someone to just sweep in and change everything. If that wasn’t bad enough, now is a GIANT data breach from Equifax…who is only one of the big boys in credit reporting…..Where our data should be at it’s safest. Check out the full article here: Equifax Data Breach Exposed.
We should all be diligent in protecting ourselves from this kind of thing. So what can you do to ensure that you don’t become a victim? Tech Republic wrote in an article way back in 2006 10 ways to protect your identity. Here are the things that they listed that still ring true today:
- Shop only secure sites
- Protect your personal information (do you know what comes up when you google your name?)
- Use and protect pins and passwords that aren’t easily identifiable.
- Protect sensitive data on your computer. Make sure you have updated virus protection and firewalls in place.
- Use an alternative identity for web surfing.
- Know how to identify Phishing Scams.
- Cash is King. Use cash when you can and consider pre-loaded cash cards for online shopping.
- Remove your name from the marketing lists.
- Check you credit report often.
- Report any identity theft attempts. Put fraud alerts on your accounts at the credit reporting agencies.
Here is my tip: consider purchasing identity theft protection. It’s easier to protect yourself than try to recover after the fact. You can spend thousands of dollars trying to clear your name and credit after a theft in legal fees as well as paying off the debts that you didn’t initiate in the first place.
Walk Team Week is here!
Monday: Team Sign Up Day
Sign up your team and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win $50 towards your fundraising goal!
(Two teams will be selected. In order for your new team to be considered you must have a fundraising goal of $250 or more. In the event your team wins the drawing, COCNHF staff will add the $50 to your team, no cash will be disbursed to individuals.)
Register Here! https://hemophiliawalk.donordrive.com/index.cfm…
Central Ohio Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation | 614.902.3965 | nhfcentralohio.org
If you don’t want to create a team then you are welcome to join mine here:
AWIB – Awesome Women in Business is hosting their monthly meeting.
This months topic is “How Your Emotional Intelligence Can Affect Your Business Relationships! ”
Join us Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the BMI Federal Credit Union, 6165 Emerald Parkway, Dublin
Business meeting 12 – 1 p.m.;
Networking from 11:30 a.m. – 12, and 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Hope to see you there!
I found this article from Children’s Hospital and thought that it was very appropriate for helping parents determine which venue to use in the case of an accident or illness. Click on the picture below or follow this link: http://700childrens.nationwidechildrens.org/urgent-care-emergency-department/
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