happy n.e.w. year

the network of enterprising women at the zen bungalow

the zen bungalow happily hosted the network of enterprising women this evening.

about 30  members from the network for enterprising women (n.e.w.) gathered at the bungalow this evening to ring in the n.e.w. year.  we hope a good time was had by all, and wish everyone in the group health, happiness and success for 2011!

the network of enterprising women is an organization of women business professionals from the metrowest area.  n.e.w. was formed to provide business support, education, networking, marketing opportunities, and to help facilitate both personal and professional growth for its members.  you can learn more about n.e.w. and its programs by visiting their website ::  http://www.networkofenterprisingwomen.com

later this month, plan on joining us for our first lunchtime office hours in 2011 as pattie sinacole of the first beacon group helps business owners demystify the alphabet soup of employment laws and regulations.

scenes from december's lunchtime office hours :: how to make small brands more profitable

december lunchtime office hours with the main street mentors (sm)

this month's lunchtime presentation added a bit of seasonal flair (click on the picture above to see more photos)

a capacity crowd for today's lunchtime office hours...  fellow zenster tom lanen, brand storyteller, held our attention by providing an excellent overview on the essential elements of a good brand, and how his company has helped many businesses become more profitable by re-focusing on what matters most.

the icing on the cake (so to speak), were the wonderful shortbread cookies provided by quebrada baking (tom's client)...  not only were they "fresh, fresh, fresh," but also among some of the most decadently delicious desserts ever to pass these lips.  too bad all of the main street mentors don't have clients with such tasty treats...  (does anyone out there work with lamborghini?  if so, we need to talk...)

does your business have any employees besides yourself?  if so, you should plan on joining us for next month's lunchtime office hours.  pattie sinacole of first beacon group will demystify the "alphabet soup" of regulations around employment.  more info and registration is available on-line at :: http://msv.eventbrite.com