Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Introducing 2016 Partnership & Sponsorship Opportunities with Westchester Networking for Professionals


Westchester Networking for Professionals (WNFP) has been assisting our community of professionals with an array of affordable ways to promote their business.

As the new year approaches and businesses are working on their marketing budgets for 2016.  WNFP would like to offer 2016 Partnership and Sponsorship opportunities as an option to help promote your business in 2016.

To request our 2016 Partnership/Sponsorship Brochure for your review and consideration, please CLICK HERE to complete the request form.


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to advertise your company throughout the year, we truly believe this is a great opportunity to receive the greatest level of exposure and keep your name in front of our community of professionals.






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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

3 Ways to Grow Your Business Connections



Is it worth your time to make new connections and build your network?

A business is nothing without connections.  As business owners we consume most of our time with day-to-day tasks of running our companies that we neglect building our network of connections.

Here are a few ways you can effectively make new connections:

Attend Face to Face Networking Events
Getting out and introducing yourself to like-minded people is a great way to hand out and receive business cards so you can build your connections.

Get Involved
Sponsor an event or donate your time and volunteer at events, it’s a great way to meet new people and grow your network.

Get Social
Create a free profile on WNFP website and browse 100’s of professionals; send a quick note introducing yourself. You can also get connected with WNFP on other social media platforms, click here to join us and state engaging and making new connections with people.




ABOUT WNFP
Westchester Networking for Professionals (WNFP) is an organization consisting of professionals and entrepreneurs which focuses on the success of our Members. We help our Members establish lasting relationships and generate new business opportunities towards the growth of their business.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

5 Effective Ways to Get New Customers at Business Events

Do you find it a challenge to getting new customers?

Finding new customers is a challenge for every business and could take different types of strategies.  The most common strategies are face-to-face networking events, social media and the traditional snail mail.

In order to find and attract new customers you must get the visibility your company needs to gain exposure.

If you’re looking to attract new business or service new clients here’s how event marketing can help turn prospects into paying customers.

Give Something Away
Participate in donating a raffle prize giveaway it can lead to new business.  You can donate a service discount or product samples.  Whether the items donated from your company or your purchase it to donate, it can offer your company valuable visibility.

Meeting People
Attending events are a great way to meet people; most people purchase tickets to attend events, why should you do what other do; stand out from the crowd, invest as a sponsor of the event or other marketing opportunities to promote your business at the event to expand your visibility.

Build Relationships
Introduce yourself and business to other attendees, but don’t come off too strong trying to make a sale, your goal is to increase visibility with attendee. Develop a connection and find ways you can help others and in return people would be comfortable referring you customers.

Follow Up
Don’t neglect to follow up those you met or visited your table at the event.  You can follow up with a short “Thank You” email, for visiting your table and expressing interest in your products or services.

Be Consistent
You must be consistent with your event marketing strategies for positive results. Once is not enough to build relationships and referrals for new customers.

Event marketing has allowed me to build my network of professional connections, increased my referral base and increased my sales.

If you’d like to find out how you can partner with Westchester Networking for Professionals, visit our Events Calendar to learn when the next event will take place to get involved and integrate event marketing into your small business marketing strategy to help grow your business.

Click here to learn more about WNFP's event marketing opportunities!



ABOUT WNFP
Westchester Networking for Professionals (WNFP) is an organization consisting of professionals and entrepreneurs which focuses on the success of our Members. We help our Members establish lasting relationships and generate new business opportunities towards the growth of their business.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

4 Ways to Build Your Small Business Brand Awareness

Did you know that branding is just as important for small businesses as it is for large corporations?

Many small business owners I talk to understand that branding is essential to their business, but a surprisingly high number of them don't really know why.

Branding is a way of defining your business to yourself, your team and your external audiences. It could be called the business’ “identity”.

The foundation of your brand is your logo. Your website, packaging and promotional materials--all of which should integrate your logo and communicate your brand.

Event marketing can be an integral part of how you can build your company’s brand and increase awareness.


So what do you need to do?

  1. Get a great logo. Event marketing allows you to showcase your business logo on the event marketing materials such as email blasts, calendar postings and event fliers.  
  2. Develop a tagline. Use event marketing to share your company’s memorable, meaningful and concise statement that captures the essence of your brand.
  3. Design creative marketing materials (business cards, brochures etc…). Promote your company’s marketing materials at business events. Use the same color scheme, logo placement, look and feel throughout. You don't need to be fancy, just consistent.
  4. Be consistent. You must be consistent with your event marketing strategies for positive results. Once is not enough to build your brand awareness.


Event marketing has allowed me to build my network of professional connections, increased my referral base and increased my sales.

If you’d like to find out how you can partner with Westchester Networking for Professionals, visit our 
Events Calendar to learn when the next event will take place to get involved and integrate event marketing into your small business marketing strategy to help grow your business.

Click here to learn more about WNFP's event marketing opportunities!


ABOUT WNFP
Westchester Networking for Professionals (WNFP) is an organization consisting of professionals and entrepreneurs which focuses on the success of our Members. We help our Members establish lasting relationships and generate new business opportunities towards the growth of their business.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2016 VIP Membership Enrollment Now Open

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Business Organization Offers New Membership Benefits for 2016

SUMMARY:  Membership with a business organization provides businesses with the opportunity to make professional connections and expand their business.

Monday, November 9, 2015 – Westchester County, NY

 Westchester Networking for Professionals (WNFP) is proud to announce that they are no accepting applications for 2016 VIP Membership enrollments. WNFP is dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs develop and grow.  Whether you’re a startup company, emerging business or individual looking for ways to network with like-minded professionals, gain additional exposure, expand your business or/and increase your company’s brand awareness and credibility; WNFP can offer affordable opportunities to help create a positive impact and advancement your business interests and personal quality of life to take you to the next level.
 WNFP partners with over 800 members and investors located in Westchester County, NY and surrounding areas. Members have immediate access to services and exclusive benefits including, networking events, educational workshops, advertising and marketing programs.
 WNFP membership allows business owners and entrepreneurs to have a voice in the community, connecting you to other business professionals and providing you and your business with instant exposure to new customers.
 VIP Membership rates start at $69.00 for a full year and new members who enroll prior to the official 2016 enrollment date of January 1, 2016 will be an active member through to December 31, 2016.
 “Whether you choose our standard or enhanced VIP membership options, Westchester Networking for Professionals provides valuable resources that support your business throughout the year,” says Founder, Theresa Todman.
The mission of WNFP is to provide alternatives that their community of business professionals can utilize to enhance their business, professional growth and development through events, services and programs.

 For more information about Westchester Networking for Professionals VIP membership options or to learn more about the organization call (914) 266-0347 or visit their website at http://www.wnfp.org

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

5 Benefits to Giving Back To Your Community This Thanksgiving



Giving back is the easiest most rewarding way to help someone else. There are a number of ways business owners and entrepreneurs can give back to their community this holiday.

There are a variety of benefits to you and your company when giving back to your community this holiday.  Below is 5 ways you can benefit:

  1. Giving back improves a company's brand awareness with community members and employees who live and work in the area. 
  2. Giving back can foster growth in a company or for an entrepreneur by providing an opportunity to listen and learn from the community (what it wants, what it needs, and what it means to give). The act of giving back doesn’t have to proceed without thought of what the company needs or even what the company desires to give. 
  3. Giving back, especially on an individual level (such as tutoring, mentoring a child or volunteering in a soup kitchen), is good for your health.
  4. Maybe you’re looking for a career change or a career boost, a volunteer opportunity would be a great and beneficial way to begin.
  5. Having a stake in the community means coming in contact with community members who may often be overlooked, ignored, or outright scorned depending on their situations. 

Business organizations like Westchester Networking for Professionals decided to give back this holiday by hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive, collecting non perishable food items and a Membership Drive which they will donate 15% of new membership enrollments the organization receives back to a local charity that helps homeless and needy families in the area.

What will you be doing this holiday season to give back to your community? Please feel free to share your thoughts below in the comment section.




Source: http://borgenproject.org/


ABOUT WNFP
Westchester Networking for Professionals (WNFP) is an organization consisting of professionals and entrepreneurs which focuses on the success of our Members. We help our Members establish lasting relationships and generate new business opportunities towards the growth of their business.
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Friday, October 30, 2015

Using Events to Promote Any Business


No matter what type of business you run, events marketing is a great way to promote your products and services, interact with current and potential customers, and position yourself as a leader in your field. In-person events offer important face-to-face contact with your targets, while online events help you reach a broad audience. 

In The UPS Store/Inc. survey, respondents reported that the most common free and paid ways businesses promote their services or products are social media (73 percent) and personal interaction (67 percent). Events incorporate both methods and can help you generate leads, build relationships, and create awareness. 

Once you’ve chosen the right event to promote your business, plan how you’ll participate-; and how you can make the most of your time there. Events offer a great opportunity to cultivate word-of-mouth marketing and referrals.

DURING THE EVENT

Think about ways to make your participation memorable, fun, or interesting. Demonstrations and giveaways can be great options. Postcards, brochures, and other custom print materials are tools to keep your business on attendees’ radar after they’ve gone home. 

Actively encourage attendees to sign up for your mail or email lists by creating a special offer or information for those who do so. Use signage to encourage them to follow your business on social media. Create an incentive for them to let you know how they learned about the event and your business.

AFTER THE EVENT

Follow through after the event, with a telephone call, thank-you email message, or special offer via a postcard campaign. Such activities help you build your customer and prospect base, making your participation and investment worthwhile.




Source: http://www.inc.com/


ABOUT WNFP
Westchester Networking for Professionals (WNFP) is an organization consisting of professionals and entrepreneurs which focuses on the success of our Members. We help our Members establish lasting relationships and generate new business opportunities towards the growth of their business.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Local Business Group Hosts Networking Event to Collect Thanksgiving Food Items for Poor Families


Westchester Networking for Professionals is hosting a business networking event to help collect Thanksgiving food items for families in need.

Westchester County, NY - The holidays are approaching and one local business organization is ready to step up and help support families in need this Thanksgiving holiday.

Westchester Networking for Professionals, a business organization located in Westchester County, NY, is excited to announce that they will be hosting a business networking event to help collect Thanksgiving non perishable food items on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Dave & Buster’s in Pelham, NY from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Donations will support the mission of Lifting Up Westchester, a local non-profit organization that assist individuals and families struggling to overcome challenges of poverty, homelessness, hunger, health and education.

This event will feature complimentary appetizers, raffle prize giveaways and an opportunity for business professionals to mix, mingle and network with like-minded individuals with a chance to build new business relationships to form alliances, gain referrals or just become good friends.

Non perishable Thanksgiving food items will be collected at the event.  A list of non perishable food items to donate can be found on the event registration page. Monetary donations are welcomed.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring businesses and entrepreneurs together and offer them ways to give back to our community” says Founder, Theresa Todman.

This event is free for VIP Members with RSVP; advance tickets costs $10.00 for Non VIP Members.  Door registrations will be accepted at event in the amount of $20.00 for Non VIP Members and guests.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses seeking to gain additional exposure and attract new customers.

For more information about Westchester Networking for Professionals Thanksgiving Food Drive event, visit their website at http://www.wnfp.org, call (914) 266-0347 or email: rsvpevents@wnfp.org.

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ABOUT WNFP
Westchester Networking for Professionals (WNFP) is an organization consisting of professionals and entrepreneurs which focuses on the success of our Members. We help our Members establish lasting relationships and generate new business opportunities towards the growth of their business.
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Monday, October 5, 2015

THINK PINK! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!



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Add Upcoming Events & Share for Free!

Westchester Networking for Professionals invite Members to share their upcoming events with other members on their calendar of events for free.

It's simple to add events to the calendar, just click the "add an event" buttom and complete your event information.




ABOUT WNFP
Westchester Networking for Professionals (WNFP) is an organization consisting of professionals and entrepreneurs which focuses on the success of our Members. We help our Members establish lasting relationships and generate new business opportunities towards the growth of their business.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Check Out WNFP's New Events Calendar!


Westchester Networking for Professionals is proud to present our new website's Events Calendar, designed with better features such as social sharing, easily search for upcoming events, subscribe to WNFP calendar, print option and best of all Members can include their upcoming events to our calendar in their own category.

It's easy to add events to share with our community of professionals, click here to submit your event and allow 24 - 48 hours for it to appear on the calendar.

Got questions, check out our FAQ or contact us to walk you through the process.



ABOUT WNFP
Westchester Networking for Professionals (WNFP) is an organization consisting of professionals and entrepreneurs which focuses on the success of our Members. We help our Members establish lasting relationships and generate new business opportunities towards the growth of their business.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

We're Celebrating National Shameless Promotions Month!


Lets be shameless this September! This month is Shameless Promotions Month. September is the time to promote yourself or your business shamelessly.

The words shameless and promote do not usually seem to correspond, but you do not need to feel shame for promoting... even though it can make you feel guilty sometimes. This month recognizes how important promotion is for a business!


Here are a few resources to helping you promote yourself and your business: 

In today's society, the options to promote your business are endless!

What are the best ways to promote yourself or your business?




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Thursday, September 24, 2015

WNFP Event Recap! Breakfast & Business 09/24/15


A few days late, but it's never too late to show gratitute to our attendees who started their day with networking and making connections on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at ML Strength in White Plains, NY.


It was a pleasure meeting new faces and seeing others.  Breakfast was great and the event certainly was a great way for me to start my day getting motivated to do business.






ABOUT WNFP
Westchester Networking for Professionals (WNFP) is an organization consisting of professionals and entrepreneurs which focuses on the success of our Members. We help our Members establish lasting relationships and generate new business opportunities towards the growth of their business.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

We're Celebrating International Women's Friendship Month!

September is a time to gather your girls and go have some fun! It is Women's Friendship Month! 

You have the friend that makes you laugh, the friend that gives you a shoulder to cry on, the friend with the best advice, you have all sorts of friends you can count on! Celebrate these important women in your life this month.

Take this time to let your friends know how special they are to you, just like you are to them! It can be difficult to get everyone together these days, but a lot can be said in a quick phone call or over a cup of coffee. Friends are important, so don't forget to let them know that.


Here are 25 ways to make yourself a keeper:
25 Ways to Make Yourself a Keeper
  1. If you make a promise, live up to that promise.
  2. Be punctual, dependable, and reliable.
  3. Show up when she needs you.
  4. Be yourself. Who else can you be?
  5. Accept that you are human and make mistakes. Apologize if you have  said or done something wrong.
  6. Accept that she is human and may make mistakes. Offer forgiveness.
  7. Try not to moan too much.
  8. Don’t be guilty of giving out too much information (TMIabout yourself too soon.
  9. Be loyal and trustworthy. Resist the urge to gossip or spread rumors about your friend.
  10. Be a good listener, tune in to what your friend is saying, and try not to interrupt.
  11. Let your friend know you are interested in her and make sure everything isn’t about you.
  12. Give her enough space so she doesn’t feel boxed in.
  13. Accept that you won’t always be on the same page because you are two different people.
  14. Be willing to make sacrifices and compromise.
  15. Be a comfort blanket but don’t smother her.
  16. Remember if she detests olives in her salad or anchovies on her pizza.
  17. Resist saying “I told you so” even if you did.
  18. If she has three sick kids, offer to help out.
  19. Don’t sleep with her boyfriend or be overly flirtatious with her husband.
  20. Share her successes and find ways to celebrate them.
  21. Don’t brag too much when she’s feeling down.
  22. Don’t let too much time elapse between get-togethers.
  23. Don’t be shy about letting her know when her behavior is endangering her health or is likely to have other adverse consequences.
  24. Don’t harp and constantly remind her of her bad habits.
  25. Let her know how much you value her friendship. 

This month is your excuse to make time in your busy schedule to hang out with your BFFs.

What are your favorite things to do with your friends? Any creative ideas?

Source: www.thefriendshipblog.com




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