#wgbiz Chat Alert: You Launched Your Business. Now What?
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#wgbiz Chat Alert: You Launched Your Business. Now What?

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As a woman entrepreneur, you’ve taken the steps to launch your own business. What’s next?

We’re bringing back our popular monthly Twitter chats in July with a woman who’s answered this question while building her own business successfully. Matrix Group CEO Joanna Pineda will answer questions and offer her thoughts on what you need to know after you’ve launched your business. Joanna will field questions on:

  • How to measure your ROI. For example, how much are you spending on hosting and managing your website? What about other business expenses, such as Internet, phone and transportation? Are you sustaining a good living from your business?
  • How to develop achievable goals. According to a recent survey conducted by Make a Million Dollar Business, an initiative program to help women business owners launch their businesses, 87% of the women surveyed said they want to grow their business; 54% they prefer to do it themselves.

And, finally, Joanna will share her own experiences on how she transformed a one-person shop into an award-winning agency web design and development agency.

Here are some of the questions Joanna will take:

  • What types of goals should you create for your business?
  • How often should you re-evaluate your goals?
  • What types of networks are available to help you develop your business goals and objectives?
  • What types of expenses should you be tracking?
  • Is it better to hire employees to manage your day-to-day business or outside help?

If you have more questions for Joanna, please leave them in the comments below. And it’s easy to join our Twitter chat: just sign onto Twitter from 12-1 pm ET on Monday, July 11, and follow/use the hashtag #wgbiz to participate. Important Twitter handles for you to follow: @jmpineda (Joanna), @wgbiz (our official Twitter handle) and @shonali (er, me, ‘cos I’ll be helping to moderate the chat).

Hope to see you there!

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Women Grow Business editor Shonali Burke is the award-winning principal of Shonali Burke Consulting, where she turns your communication conundrums into community cool. Adjunct faculty for Johns Hopkins’ MA/Communication program, she publishes Waxing UnLyrical under the watchful eyes of Chuck, Suzy Q. and Lola, her three rescue dogs. Her long-suffering husband has accepted that Shonali can most often be found on Twitter.


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  1. Tinu said on July 6, 2011

    Wow, shonali – WGB is looking more and more lovely each week. I can’t wait to be at jmpineda ‘s chat. Big fan. I think dianestalking , lindasherman , and khadijahonline would enjoy this too. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the mention @Tinu and great to see @Shonali doing anything. Was delighted recently to see Shonali speak at Blogworld. Unfortunately, noon ET is 6AM in Hawaii but I’ll look to participate when I’m visiting the mainland. I still prefer the DISQUS send mentions to Twitter method – which would post the @Tinu and @Shonali on Twitter instead of just linking to their livefyre profiles. I am going to test that here. I removed the livefyre links and replaced with just a Twitter @ to see if it will hold when I post this to Twitter. Tinu – I notice you didn’t post your comment to Twitter – just the 5 separate tweets via livefyre to notify each of us that we had been mentioned. It did bring me to the post but so would a DISQUS comment mentioning me. Tinu – how do you like livefyre vs Disqus? With 67 points I gather you are using it a bunch.

  3. @Tinu @Shonali Oh now I remember http://twitter.com/#!/LindaSherman/status/88668815856115712 is what the post to Twitter does. It does advertise the post more effectively so I can see the appeal to the blog owner. As a commenter I prefer to post my first sentence with a link to this article. But few people post comments to Twitter anyway? Wonder what the stats are.

  4. @LindaSherman @Tinu I hope you can make it to a #wgbiz chat soon!

    I believe Disqus introduced the @ feature after Livefyre came about – I remember quite a few of us who were using Livefyre remarking on it. I think even with Livefyre you have the option of linking to a Twitter (or Facebook) profile, even if the person has a Livefyre profile, and then you can decide whether or not to notify them via a tweet/update in their FB stream. Maybe it’s because I never cottoned onto Disqus in the first place, but I just love love LOVE Livefyre!

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