Women's Small Group Network + Connect Series
Jan
28
to Mar 20

Women's Small Group Network + Connect Series

For the first time, I am offering a series of small group networking meetings so that you can build your confidence, connections and relationships with other local women in business over time. We’ll get to know each other deeply and supporting each other’s businesses, ideas, and dreams through the ‘small group networking’ format that I’ve used - with a lot of success - over the last two years. Light snacks provided during all events.

SCHEDULE:

Jan 30, 6-8pm (Meeting #1)
Feb 20, 6-8pm (Meeting #2)
March 13, 6-8pm (Meeting #3)
March 20, 6-9pm (Celebration) 

Month 1: Receive group assignments, introduce yourself and your business to the whole group. In your small groups, identify current challenges and brainstorm solutions.

Months 2 & 3: Dive into a topic chosen from issues raised in Meeting 1, with an intro and prompt from me, and continue brainstorming.

Month 4: Badass Ladies Party! Each series member will bring two women from the community that they admire, or want to meet, or think should connect with someone in the group. (Or your rad friends - but I encourage you to think outside your normal acquaintances!) These two tickets are included in your overall series cost. Additional tickets will be available to local women at a small cost.

Ticket link: https://www.allisonbishins.com/services/connection-series-payment-link

MORE DETAILS:

This series is limited to 24 self-identifying women. No childcare is provided. Please make sure you can attend at least Months 1-3 (preferably all dates) before purchasing the series. No refunds if you do not/cannot attend individual sessions. If you have an emergency before the series starts and I can fill your space, you will get a refund minus a 20% administrative fee.

Would you like to be a group leader? Group leaders make sure that each group member has ample time to talk, moves the conversation along, and makes notes on topics raised, to help me formulate future topics. Group leaders should plan to arrive 15 min early each month to touch base and help set up. Group leaders receive a 50% refund at the end of the series. How many group leaders I need depends on overall number of attendees - feel free to email me allisonbishins@gmail.com to check in.

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Social Media Marketing Training 2/2/18
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Social Media Marketing Training 2/2/18

This in depth, intermediate social media course will teach you how to efficiently create a useful presence on Instagram and Facebook, without any gimmicks or paid ads. The course covers what you can expect to get out of social media marketing, how to achieve those goals, what types of content and photography you need, and how to find and cultivate local customers. This is an interactive course where you can ask questions, get targeted advice, and practice your cell phone photography skills.

This course is designed for small businesses, entrepreneurs and marketers who already have social media accounts. It's not an introduction to social media - you'll get the most out of it if you know what a post is! You'll learn how to be more efficient and connect with your clients, without spending hours online.

For more information and tickets, click here!

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Slow Down to Catch Up, a Workshop for Women in Business
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Slow Down to Catch Up, a Workshop for Women in Business

Dive into calmness & slowing down, featuring:
* Beginner's Guided Meditation, Casey Hubbell (Yoga Wild)
* Exploring Your Values + Aligning Your Efforts, Allison Stewart Bishins (Allison Bishins Consulting + Handmade PNW)
* Perfectly Imperfect Yoga, Ashley Looker (Unique Holistic Happiness)

This workshop is geared towards business owners, entrepreneurs and moms - but all self identifying women are welcome! 18+ or 14+ with an adult.

Early bird price before Feb 3: $25
Price after Feb 3: $30

Workshop includes yummy vegan treats and calming tea. Please bring a blanket or yoga mat and something to write in - but we'll have extra!

About the workshop elements:
ASHLEY is a certified yoga teacher who will be guiding us through an empowering, yet gentle heart opening yoga practice. 
CASEY will help us learn meditation techniques used by business professionals to reduce stress, improve memory and focus, increase emotional control, and heighten self-observation and introspection.
ALLISON is a business consultant helping women be more efficient, aligned, niched down and purposeful. She'll walk us through a priority setting exercise (adapted from The 7 Minute Life) and lead a group discussion on how to align our efforts with our priorities.

Contact allisonbishins@gmail.com with any questions!

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Crowdsource Brainstorming and Networking
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Crowdsource Brainstorming and Networking

This networking event pulls from a mix of networking styles. Each of us will have 1-2 minutes to introduce ourselves (what do you do?) and tell each other what we need/could use support one (how can we help?) Then we'll spend a lot of time brainstorming suggestions around these topics and getting to know each others' businesses. We'll cap off with some time to mingle and connect on a personal level. You could be a business owner, side hustler, hobbyist, entrepreneur, dreamers or professional. All are welcome - this is a fun, cozy way to get to know people in a much deeper and more lasting way than traditional networking events!

Tickets here: https://www.allisonbishins.com/services/crowdsource-brainstorm-and-network

If you have business cards or flyers for an upcoming event - feel free to bring them, we'll have a table out for cards so that we don't have to pass them out individually!

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Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business

Register today for this unique conference focused on sustainability - and what it means for women in business in the South Sound. Speakers & info below!

9:00 Check-in, coffee and light breakfast
9:30 Welcome & Prompt on Social Media Advocacy
9:45 Keynote: Environmental Racism
10:30 Keynote: Communicating Sustainability
11:15 Breakout Session #1 (choose 1 of 7)
12:00 Vegan, gluten free lunch
1:00 Breakout Session #2 (choose a 2nd, out of 7)
1:45 Nurture Small Group Networking
3:00 Mingle, Network and Mini Eco Market

Keynote #1: Environment + Race, Saiyare Refaei, Coordinator for Sustainability Integration (Pacific Lutheran University Diversity Center) 

Keynote #2: Communicating Sustainability, Halley Knigge, Manager of Communications and Public Affairs at RE

Breakout sessions (choose two)
- Hope is Not a Method: Kaitlyn Daniels, Learning to Lead
- Local Business as Sustainable Business: Gwen Kohl, Spaceworks
- Vulnerability in Alliance Building: Maria Palamar, Resolve Conservation
- Self Care as Sustainability: Casey Hubbell, Yoga Wild
- Reducing Waste from Your Business: Britt McGrath, Fix it Fair
- If Customers Can't Park, They Can't Shop! Kristina Walker, Downtown on the Go
- Financial Sustainability & Growth for Small Business, Katie Bray, Financial Vision Bookkeeping
- Translating Environmental Justice into Action, Saiyare Rafaei (offered during the first time slot only)

All ticket levels ($25/$50/$75) include the same thing: entry, vegan + gluten free coffee, breakfast, and lunch! The only difference is how much you can pay!

$25 microbusiness/student/recent graduate
$50 small business
$75 full price ticket
$125 full price + partial sponsorship of another attendee

Questions? Email allisonbishins@gmail.com

Tickets here: https://www.allisonbishins.com/services/conference

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Social Media Marketing Workshop
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Social Media Marketing Workshop

This is an in depth, intermediate level social media course will teach you how to efficiently market your business on Instagram and Facebook, without any gimmicks or paid ads. 

The course covers:
1. What you can expect to get out of social media marketing
2. How to achieve your marketing/sales goals
3. What types of content and photography you need
4. How to find and engage with local customers

This is an interactive course so you can ask questions, get targeted advice, and practice your cell phone photography skills!

All types of businesses are welcome!  This course is designed for small businesses, entrepreneurs and marketers who already have social media accounts. This course is not an introduction to social media, you should already have and use your social media for your business. (Start now, if you haven't yet!)  You'll learn how to be more efficient and connect with your clients, without spending hours online.

Early bird ticket price through 9/1: $75
Regular ticket price: $90

Purchase tickets here:

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Brainstorm Your Business Lunch
Aug
15
11:00 AM11:00

Brainstorm Your Business Lunch

Join this unique business development conversation with Allison Stewart Bishins, owner of Allison Bishins Consulting and Happy Fox Studio Jewelry, along with Drea Baines, Director of The Resource Center, as we explore ways of increasing connections and sales.  We'll start off with our top three pieces of advice for small business owners. Then we'll jump into Q&A for your most pressing questions about growing your business. Come ready with a specific question or simply be a sponge and learn from the questions of other attendees!

Tickets include lunch.  Feel free to share!

Purchase tickets here: https://brainstormlunch.eventbrite.com

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