Sponsored Edition: In Good Company

Lei ChicWhen you first launched, your business plan was simple.

Step 1: Open with a splash
Step 2: Turn a profit
Step 3: Take over the world

Steps one and two were no small feat. But now between customer relations, purchase orders, budgets, and day-to-day operations, you’re spreadsheet so thin it looks like step three is on hold indefinitely.

You need expert advice to help powerpoint you to the next level (and if it gets you out of the office for some girl time and snacks, even better).

Don’t delay. Sign up for the Social Wahines’ Strictly Business panel discussion, sponsored by ONESOURCE and Pacific Business News.

Social Wahines, a social and business network for professional women on Oahu, has gathered five leading executives for a panel discussion on tried-and-true tips for growing your company.

Wondering how to get your name on the map? Ruth Limtiaco developed marketing plans for everyone from island nations to multi-million dollar resorts. Want to make your place a tourist destination? Ask Mary Charles about her experience at Sea Life Park, Holiday Tours, Mary Charles & Associates, and now as owner of Hotel Lanai. How can you find the right employees? Kathryn Inkinen held top human resources spots at City Bank and the Kahala Hilton before starting her own flourishing executive search and HR consulting firm. And if you’re just starting, you’ll want to use the meet-and-greet session to tap into Small Business Administration’s District Director Jane Sawyer or Layla Dedrick, who started Geobunga and Bella Pietra; both now boast 25 employees and $6 million in revenue.

Lei Chic Because the work doesn’t stop in one night, membership to Social Wahines gives you a discount on other workshops through the year, entry to special sales and events, and access to a forum of other members ready to help you 24/7.

So that when you’re ready to take that next big step, you’ll do it with a safety network.

And that’s everything you need to Excel.

Social Wahines Strictly Business Workshop is Monday, Sept. 12, 6- 9 p.m. at the University of Hawaii-Manoa School of Architecture. It includes a network hour, the panel discussion, pupus by Kahala Caterers and gift bags.
Click here and use code leichic to receive a $10 discount.

Annual membership is $65 through the Social Wahine’s website.