Are you thinking about starting a business? Do you have a business you do on the side? Looking for a networking group? Are you trying to grow your business? Then the Women Business Owners Network of Lorain County is for you!

Women Business Owners Network of Lorain County, Ohio (WBON LORAIN) is a business social networking group for women business owners. Attendees, guests, members, and speakers come from Lorain County and the counties that surround it.

WBON LORAIN meets at different local restaurants. Locations are subject to change at the last minute, so RSVPs are requested. Meetings include dining, Business Spotlight, 50/50 drawings, business card sharing, promotional materials distribution, and a 30-second commercial of you and your business.

Business Spotlight is where you share something about yourself, your hobbies (you may have something in common with another member), how you got to where you are now, and sharing about your business.

What is a 30-second commercial? Picture yourself (a business owner) riding in an elevator and you have a "chance" meeting with the CEO of a company you would like to have as a client. What would you say? You may have only 30 seconds to introduce yourself - your name, your title, what you do, and the name of your business. What's your tag line? Think of something catchy - you want them to remember you! If you're lucky, the CEO may ask you for your business card as he/she gets off the elevator.

The 50/50 drawing (optional participation) is something fun to offset miscellaneous expenses. The local WBON has no yearly membership dues. The 50/50 drawing generates funds to pay for the speaker's dinner at the meeting, a "deposit" for conference meeting rooms or pavilions, and the organization's website.

Requirements for membership include attending monthly meetings (at least 2 per quarter to receive the benefits), a willingness to create referrals from within the group, an open spirit of participation (volunteerism) and sharing, delivering a 30-second commercial of your business, and bringing at least 30 business cards to share.

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