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Small Business Issues and WBON of Cary

Elizabeth & Becca at the Small Business Financial Seminar

Elizabeth & Becca at the Small Business Financial Seminar

Yesterday was a busy day, I can certainly tell that Fall networking events are starting to pick-up and kick into high gear!  My good friend, Elizabeth Cantino, Branch Manager at VantageSouth Bank (High House location in Cary, NC) invited me to their Common Small Business Financial Issues seminar.  Wanda Queen, who serves VantageSouth Bank as the Senior Vice President & Region President, led the event & group discussion.  There were about 25 small business owners in attendance and we went around the room to introduce ourselves.  I knew several of the people in the room, but also met a few new ones. 

Wanda, Elizabeth and Alice

Wanda, Elizabeth and Alice

Wanda spent the next hour discussing issues that small business owners face, such as: cash flow, monitoring & understanding financial statements, knowing how to cost and price services correctly, knowing how to structure debt, having a strong and solid business plan, and having professional advisors as consultants with whom you can trust and consult for advice.  I found the discussion to be very helpful and engaging.  Thanks to Elizabeth, Wanda and Alice for hosting us and I look forward to attending more seminars in the future. 

WBON Board Members, Lunch Sponsor & Guest Speaker

WBON Board Members, Lunch Sponsor & Guest Speaker

WBON of Cary held their September meeting yesterday afternoon at Presetonwood Country Club.  Our speaker was Adele Michal who spoke on the topic of “End Your Money Worries: 3 Steps to Stop Squashing Your Income and Start Making More Money”.  We had a nice crowd of women and several new members and first time visitors.  It’s always nice to see new women joining the group.  This year, first time visitors are given a white boa to wear and new members are given a purple boa…it’s a way of making them standout and feel recognized by other women in the group.  I had missed the August WBON meeting due to a conflict with another group, so it was really nice to be back at WBON this month.  I love my WBON friends and really value the relationships that I have built through this group.

Welcome to WBON!

Welcome to WBON!

I helped Susan Pruskin and Elisa Roles at the front desk with check-in and I really enjoyed being able to help greet the ladies as they arrived.  Our lunch sponsor was Academy Street Bistro with MaryLynn Fitzgerald, General Manager, at the meeting to tell us all about the new restaurant in the heart of downtown Cary.  I am looking forward to going there this Friday night with some friends and checking it out!  Thanks to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet for dressing me in the fantastic Diane Von Furstenberg animal print dress, matching necklace/bracelet and the Michael Kors heels, (that I purchased from her store last Fall).  My Girlfriend’s Closet is ready for the Fall weather with a huge selection of cute boots and jeans!  Stop by there and tell them you read about them in Beccasblog.com.           

Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information  http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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