Sonabank P.o.w.e.r. Plug Podcast For Women In Business

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Sinopse

Are you a woman who wants to charge up her business? Youre in the right place! This is the P.O.W.E.R. Plug Podcast by Sonabank where we believe in the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Realized and all women with an entrepreneurial spirit. In each episode host Mary Foley talks with women in business who shares their practical advice, tools and tips to help build your business and keep you energized!

Episódios

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: Slaying Your Self-doubts

    Sonabank POWER Plug: Slaying Your Self-doubts

    06/05/2020 Duração: 27min

    Research reveals that self-doubt is the number one emotion we all have in common. When we unconsciously criticize, judge, or talk harshly to ourselves we do more harm than good. So, if beating ourselves up isn’t the answer what is? How do we become aware of our dragons of self-doubt, effectively slay them and keep them from rearing their ugly heads? If you are ready to slay what is holding you back from getting the life you want, this podcast is for you.    In this episode for performance-driven women, Host Mary Foley speaks with Katherine Wintsch, CEO and Founder of Mom Complex and author of the life-changing book, Slay Like a Mother: How You Can Destroy What’s Holding You Back So You Can Live the Life You Want. Katherine left a position at a nationally recognized ad agency to do her own thing. Today, she dedicates her life to making the lives of mothers easier by working alongside Fortune 500 companies to help them develop better products and better services for mothers. Katherine has been awarded the ‘Work

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: Virtual Networking Advice During the Coronavirus Crisis and Beyond

    Sonabank POWER Plug: Virtual Networking Advice During the Coronavirus Crisis and Beyond

    30/03/2020 Duração: 46min

    We all are experiencing a dramatic and sudden charge to our personal and professional lives because of the Coronavirus. First, we want you to stay safe, stay positive and we’re here to help you stay POWERful.   Because of the crisis, it’s likely you are working from home and figuring out how to help clients, as well as connect with prospects. Currently, there are no in-person networking meetings or events. Which means now more than ever, you need to do virtual networking and do it well.   In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with four leaders of women’s networking groups about how they are helping their members stay connected and growing using virtual networking:   Lisa Shapiro is the CEO and Founder of DCFempreneur, a community supporting female entrepreneurs in Washington, DC.   Lee Ann Pond is the President of NAWBO Richmond, as well as Founder and CEO of Engaging Leadership where she helps companies develop their leadership.   Theresa White is the Managing Director of the eWomen Network chapter of North

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: Financial Planning Simplified

    Sonabank POWER Plug: Financial Planning Simplified

    13/11/2019 Duração: 29min

    Only 17% of the US population is using a financial advisor, says a 2019 CNBC study. So, why aren’t more people investing time in retirement planning or using a financial advisor, especially women who are more likely to be in charge of household finances? Successful women aren’t likely to focus on investments or financial goals because they haven’t found an advisor they trust or one who listens to them. Women face unique challenges their male counterparts may not understand and it creates a lack of confidence in male advisors.    As we grow our businesses and generate profit how can we be smart and savvy about taking care of our personal financial goals and wellbeing?   Host Mary Foley speaks with Emily Robbins, Account Vice President at Virginia Asset Group and Financial Advisor at Infinex Investments, about how successful women can integrate all aspects of their lives into their long and short term financial goals. Emily has over 10 years of experience in the Banking and Finance Industry, and she works with

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: Venture Capital Investing Demystified

    Sonabank POWER Plug: Venture Capital Investing Demystified

    08/07/2019 Duração: 27min

    Venture capital is a term you may associate with the TV show Shark Tank or as the primary funding source behind big companies like Facebook, Starbucks, and Uber. But what is venture capital funding and how can you use it as part of your business growth strategy? When it comes to financially supporting your business, can you use venture capital to expand when a traditional loan is out of reach? And, how do you know if your business has the high-level metrics, market traction, and scalability private equity investors are looking for?    To break down venture capital into bite-sized, easily digestible pieces, host Mary Foley speaks with Liz Doerr, co-founder and fractional CFO of Sandbox. Sandbox is an outcome-focused team of finance, operations, and employee consultants helping companies launch, grow, and monetize their emerging businesses. Liz co-founded the company because she is passionate about helping entrepreneurs get the funding they need to become successful.   After hosting an event for women investors

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: How the P.O.W.E.R. Program became Movement for All Women with an Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Sonabank POWER Plug: How the P.O.W.E.R. Program became Movement for All Women with an Entrepreneurial Spirit

    07/06/2019 Duração: 28min

    When you started your business, did you pick a bank based on convenience because a bank is a bank is a bank, just a place to store money and pay bills? What if there was a bank leading a movement for women entrepreneurs and all women in business with an entrepreneurial spirit? Would that make a difference?   According to a 2017 study published by American Express, women are opening 1.5 times the number of businesses than men. Over the past 20 years, the number of women owned business has grown 114% and there are an estimated 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. Sonabank noticed this powerful trend and decided these women deserved more from a bank.   Host Mary Foley speaks with Joe Shearin, CEO of Sonabank, about how the idea for the P.O.W.E.R. program came about, why it’s become a movement of entrepreneurial-minded women, and the impact of the most powerful woman in his life.   Listen and learn:   - How P.O.W.E.R. got started - The role of the bank’s Board of Directors in launching and continuing t

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: Stella Capocelli Carter Shares Top Tips to Make the Most of Business and Personal Travel

    Sonabank POWER Plug: Stella Capocelli Carter Shares Top Tips to Make the Most of Business and Personal Travel

    06/03/2019 Duração: 30min

    Many small business owners and entrepreneurs find business or personal travel planning a stressful endeavor. There are a multitude of components that go into having a great travel experience. Circumstances arise when logistics change, online offers expire, travel companions need separate arrangements, or a client mandates an alternative meeting time. Utilizing the services of a Travel Advisor can make your travel more productive, more affordable, and help you grow your business.   Plus, travel incentives are the best way to demonstrate how much you appreciate your high-performers and get team members out of the office in a diverse and fun environment.   Host Mary Foley speaks with the CEO of Tour Plan International, Stella Capocelli Carter about the exciting world of business and personal travel. Stella has been a travel industry insider since 1982. During this episode, she shares the top travel tips rarely shared by the travel industry, how organizations can save big money on group excursions, and inventive

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: Digital Marketing Strategies that Work

    Sonabank POWER Plug: Digital Marketing Strategies that Work

    06/02/2019 Duração: 29min

    As a small business owner chances are you have a website, are doing some social media, and maybe even consistently post a blog or videos. But, is that enough? What else should you be doing? What are the digital marketing trends you need to know? How can you figure out if any digital marketing really works for your business?   In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with two women who are a powerhouse of ideas and expertise on digital marketing. Michelle Simon is the Chief Marketing Officer of Sonabank in Virginia and Maryland and co-founder of the original P.O.W.E.R. Program. Tammy O’Shea the Chief Marketing Officer of Fidelity Bank who brought the P.O.W.E.R. Program to New Orleans.   Both are successful bank marketers. Both are on the American Bankers Association Marketing Advisory Board. Both are letting us tap into their big brains and even bigger hearts to learn how you can get smarter about your own digital marketing efforts!   Listen and learn:   Between website marketing, SEO, email marketing, social m

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: Scaling Your Business for Real Growth

    Sonabank POWER Plug: Scaling Your Business for Real Growth

    02/01/2019 Duração: 29min

    Do you want to scale your business for bigger revenue and growth? How do you know if you are truly ready? Even more, how do you truly scale not just any business but YOUR business? How will you figure that out?   In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with Tracey Wiley and Rita Ricks. Tracey is the Executive Director of the Small Business Supplier Diversity agency (SBSD) for the State of Virginia, which has a whole bunch of resources to grow your business, including their signature program called Scaling4Growth. Rita Ricks is a seasoned spiritual business coach who has contracted with the SBSD to lead this powerful, six-month program.   Listen and learn:   What Virginia’s Small Business Supplier Diversity agency (SBSD) provides that’s so much more than certifications   Who the Scaling4Growth program is designed for and why it’s totally free (surprise!) for Virginia small business owners   Knowing when it’s time to scale your business and what it truly takes to make it happen   The four essential topics

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: Protecting Your Business from Cyber Security Attacks

    Sonabank POWER Plug: Protecting Your Business from Cyber Security Attacks

    05/12/2018 Duração: 26min

    Think your small business is too small to be at risk of a cyber security attack? Think again. The frequency and cost of a single cyber attack is staggering. If you’re feeling a little anxious about staying secure in our digital world, you’re not alone. It can be scary, but today’s guest will share how to keep your businesses safe and thriving!   In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with Cody Sheflett, Chief Information Officer of Sonabank about cyber security. If he can keep a bank cyber secure, imagine what advice he can offer for your small business! Listen and learn:   The shocking frequency and average financial loss of a cyber attack on small business   Why your business is not too small to be attacked by cyber criminals   What a cyber security threat often looks like   The first thing you need to do when you identify a cyber security threat   6 practical tips to keep your small business from cyber secure   What needs to be in a cyber security plan for your business   Plus! Cody recommends

  • Sonabank P.O.W.E.R. Plug: How to Truly Manage Your Time

    Sonabank P.O.W.E.R. Plug: How to Truly Manage Your Time

    07/11/2018 Duração: 37min

    Have too much to do and not enough time to do it? Like every day? Better time management skills are here to save the day! Or, maybe not. Today’s guests say our approach to time management is all wrong and share what really works to bring sanity to our schedules and lives. In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with Dr. Sherri Yoder and Crystel Smith, pioneers of the You-centered movement. Through coaching, keynote speaking, workshops, writing and more, Dr. Yoder and Crystel are dedicated to helping individuals discover, develop and deliver their talents and transform their organizations. Listen and learn: Why you can’t manage time Whether the phrase “Life got in the way” is a reality or an excuse What we do to increase our stress about managing our time 3 some practical ways we can align our values with our calendars A simple tip to plan your schedule before your schedule plans you One question that will make saying “no” a lot easier

  • Sonabank P.O.W.E.R. Plug: Leveraging Facebook Groups for Business

    Sonabank P.O.W.E.R. Plug: Leveraging Facebook Groups for Business

    19/09/2018 Duração: 29min

    Chances are you have joined a Facebook group for a personal interest or to learn a new business skill, but have you seriously considered how to leverage Facebook groups to grow your business? It may be easier – and smarter – than you think! Today’s guest will explain!   In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with Sharvette Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Productions, who is a social media coach, web designer, speaker and host of a 10-year running radio show. She helps female entrepreneurs who struggle with attracting attention and exposure for their brand to build their online platform and make money, including using Facebook groups. Listen and learn:   Why Facebook groups are an important part of a smart marketing strategy The types of Facebook groups and when to use each The difference between a Facebook group and business page and why you need both 3 specific strategies to leverage Facebook groups to build your business The biggest mistakes small business owners make when it comes to Facebook groups

  • Sonabank P.O.W.E.R. Plug: Creating a Social Media Marketing Strategy

    Sonabank P.O.W.E.R. Plug: Creating a Social Media Marketing Strategy

    05/09/2018 Duração: 29min

    Just how important is social media marketing for your small business? Which social media platforms are the best for connecting with prospects and promoting your business? Should you use paid advertising on social media or is it a waste of time and money? Get answers to these questions and more as you consider creating a social media marketing strategy for your business.   In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with Shannon Loy, owner of The Social Ginger, a social media consultant who understands that as a small business owner you may not have time to eat your lunch, much less create sparkling content to post on social media every day. That’s why she and her team do social media strategy, management, advertising, and training for small business owners. Listen and learn:   Startling research that reveals just how much time people spend on social media Which social media platforms you should seriously consider for marketing your business If you or should not separate your personal and business life on social m

  • Sonabank P.O.W.E.R. Plug: Benefits Trends that Attract, Retain and Engage Employees

    Sonabank P.O.W.E.R. Plug: Benefits Trends that Attract, Retain and Engage Employees

    25/07/2018 Duração: 26min

    As a small business owner competing for talent, making smart decisions about employee benefits is strategic. What benefits do employees want most? How can you use benefits to attract, retain and keep employees engaged? What are the trends in employee benefits that go beyond traditional medical, dental or vision coverage? In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with Shanita Byrd, Senior Vice-President and Chief Human Capital Officer at Sonabank. A key aspect of Shanita’s role is attracting, engaging and retaining the very best people. Today we tap into her expertise on one topic that every potential employee is interested in – employee benefits. Listen and learn: What small business owners need to consider before setting up an employee benefits plan How many employees is enough to consider offering medical, dental, or vision benefits How to determine what benefits employees want most What benefits small business owners can offer even if the cost of offering a medical, dental, or vision benefits are prohibitive

  • Sonabank P.O.W.E.R. Plug: Hiring Best Practices for Successful Small Business Owners

    Sonabank P.O.W.E.R. Plug: Hiring Best Practices for Successful Small Business Owners

    10/07/2018 Duração: 29min

    Whether it’s your first employee or your tenth, hiring people to grow your business can feel daunting, especially in a competitive talent marketplace. What is the very first step to hiring the right person for the right job? What can do during the interview to make sure the candidate is a good fit? What are the hiring best practices of success small business owners? In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with Mindy Flanigan, Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of Inspiring HR where she and her team specialize in employee management basics for small business. Her service model HR-SURE® says it all: Human Resources that is Simple, Understandable, Relevant and Empowering. Listen and learn: The latest job pool and employment trends impacting hiring employees The #1 thing you need to do before talking with anyone about any position What you need to know about yourself as a business owner to effectively hire and retain Millennials 5 essential hiring best practices of successful small business owners How to use t

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: Gisele Stolz Explains Why Business Incubators Stack Odds in Your Favor

    Sonabank POWER Plug: Gisele Stolz Explains Why Business Incubators Stack Odds in Your Favor

    13/06/2018 Duração: 30min

    If you could place yourself in an environment where you could work, interact with other entrepreneurs, and immediately tap into expert advice that could dramatically increase your success without breaking the bank, would you do it? Then you need to join a business incubator! What is a business incubator? How does it work? And, more importantly, why should you care? Listen in to find out. In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with Gisele Stolz, Director of the Business Incubator at the Mason Enterprise Center affiliated with George Mason University. Located in Fairfax, Leesburg and Warrenton, VA, the mission of this powerful community resource is to provide the infrastructure, support, training and expertise for emerging, growth businesses to succeed. Well, rock, actually! Listen and learn: 4 powerful trends impacting every business The biggest mistake entrepreneurs make when they first start their business 3 critical factors that directly influence your entrepreneurial success How a business incubator can b

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: Demystifies SBA Lending to Grow Your Business

    Sonabank POWER Plug: Demystifies SBA Lending to Grow Your Business

    15/05/2018 Duração: 28min

    When you’re ready to grow your business to the next level and need an influx of capital to do it, a great option to consider is a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan. However, too often small business owners believe that the SBA lending is confusing, difficult, and shrouded in mystery. Well, no more! We’re going to find out the real deal so you can determine if this is a resource for you – now or in the future.   In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with Marie Taylor Leibson, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending for Sonabank who is responsible for a full range of lending options including government lending programs including the Small Business Administration (SBA). She teaches workshops and seminars to educate, inform and inspire small business owners about lending. In 2014 Marie was the SBA Richmond District office Financial Services Champion of the Year!   Listen and learn:   The most common reasons small business owners need a loan to grow their business The essential differences between a

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: Impact of Choosing the Right Business Entity

    Sonabank POWER Plug: Impact of Choosing the Right Business Entity

    18/04/2018 Duração: 28min

    Which business entity should you choose to start a business and why? Sole Proprietor? Limited Liability Corporation? C Corp? When should you change your entity as your business grows? How have the new tax laws impacted business tax rates? Know the answer is key. Choosing the right business entity directly impacts how much tax you pay and legal liability. In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with Joye Sistrunk, Principal/Founder of Premier Group Services (PGSI), a Certified Public Accounting and Management Consulting firm in Lanham, MD.  As she and her team helps business owners, she finds again and again that business owners need to figure out the best entity for their business as they grow and change. Listen and learn: Exactly what is a “business entity” The difference between a Sole Proprietor, LLC, S Corp, C Corp, and B Corp How to decide which business entity is the best when you start and as you grow How the new tax laws have made C Corps the lowest corporate tax rate in over 100 years The financial a

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: Sorana Blackfoot Reveals Money Mistakes That Hold Back True Prosperity

    Sonabank POWER Plug: Sorana Blackfoot Reveals Money Mistakes That Hold Back True Prosperity

    20/03/2018 Duração: 29min

    We all want to be prosperous, but what is the secret to being financially successful? What holds so many back from true financial prosperity? Are we making money mistakes without realizing it? These are questions many women ask themselves and we dare to discuss. In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with Sorana Blackfoot, founder of Un-Broke Women, where she is a Prosperity Mentor who teaches women to create, preserve and transfer wealth. Originally from Romania, Sorana has been in Richmond, VA since 2002. In her new book, “New World, New Dreams: My Money Story” she shares her own journey to building a better relationships with money so you can, too. Listen and learn: Why financial prosperity is more than financial freedom Common money mistakes that hold us back from achieving the prosperity we really want Keys to shifting your money mindset from scarcity to abundance How money will make you more of who you already are Sorana’s money lessons moving from Romania to U.S. that changed everything

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: Shanna Kabatznick Shares Her Experience of Successfully Bridging Cultural Gaps

    Sonabank POWER Plug: Shanna Kabatznick Shares Her Experience of Successfully Bridging Cultural Gaps

    27/02/2018 Duração: 28min

    March 8, 2018 is International Women's Day, a day where all nations recognize and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world!   To celebrate, we want to explore how women especially have bridged cultural gaps and differences to be successful in today’s multi-cultural world and marketplace.   In this episode, host Mary Foley talks Shanna Kabatznick, who came to the United States from Ecuador as a young woman and stayed to start her family and build a successful career. Today she is a Sales Strategist with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry and Founder and CEO of the community called FABWOMEN.   Listen and learn:   Shanna’s surprising story of why she came to the United States What she was shocked to learn from her first experiences alone in the U.S. How Shanna responded when people asked her where she was from What she did to adapt to the most personally challenging aspect of the U.S. culture Her secret to bridging cultural gaps that

  • Sonabank POWER Plug: How to Easily Increase Your Revenue by Selling to Government

    Sonabank POWER Plug: How to Easily Increase Your Revenue by Selling to Government

    19/02/2018 Duração: 28min

    Did you know that according to USAspending.gov the federal government alone spends over $74 billion with contractors? And that $6.9 billion of that was awarded to companies and business in Virginia, second only to California? Have you heard that winning a contract or selling to local, state or federal government is tedious or cumbersome? Or that government only buys from the “big guys”? The reality is that local, state and federal government are organizations that spend a lot of money with all sizes of private sector businesses for the products and services they need. Though their purchasing process is different, it’s not necessarily difficult – and can be very profitable. In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with Tammy Farmer, founder of Government Marketing, who has over 25 years of experience in the Supply Chain where she gained valuable purchasing and inventory experience as a buyer in the local, state, and federal government. Today she and her team educate and assist small business owners about navigat

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