Greetings and welcome to June. How nice to be on the cusp of summer and perhaps looking forward to a vacation. . . or perhaps envying non-business-owner friends who can take a break without worrying everything will fall apart! 

The experts all seem to agree that vacations and downtime are essential to avoid burnout and allow a shift in perspective. To help you on your path to enjoying the summer, here are some tips for both solo entrepreneurs and owners of employer businesses (who can actually delegate work to someone else!) Best of luck to you in whatever your summer brings. 

Speaking of solo entrepreneurs, one of our members pointed us to this fun blog by a female business owner who has been happily solo her entire career! Check it out for practical tips on time management, setting payment rates, and project management. Businesses of all sizes will probably pick up some useful nuggets that can be applied right away.  

WBON News 

 COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE KICKS OFF. Our new communications committee held its inaugural meeting in late May and is excited to begin improving and streamlining communications both internally and externally. We don’t want to be the business community’s best-kept secret, so we’re looking forward to these volunteers helping raise the profile of WBON in the wider community. Did you miss the party? It’s not too late to let us know if you’d like to be part of this committee. Thanks to all of you who took the time to express interest in participating in committees. 

SHARE YOUR STORY. At WBON, we celebrate women business owners and the phenomenal power of our stories -- to teach, to inspire, to connect, and to support each other as we craft, grow, and sustain our businesses. You can share your story and wisdom with the WBON community, and our wider public, as a "featured member." This is a great way to highlight your business while helping our community learn from your experience. Check out our archive to learn more about your fellow members.

FEEDBACK? If you have ideas on how to WBON better, please get in touch by emailing

Upcoming Chapter & Committee Meetings

June 14th. Waterbury Area Chapter - Mid-Year HuddleAs we approach the midpoint of the year, it is a great time to take stock and refocus our energies. Join the conversation and enjoy great support and some gentle accountability as we celebrate our achievements so far this year, share what we are excited about, and name one "Big Thing" to accomplish by the end of 2017.

June 21st. Burlington Chapter - Discover The Two Major Reasons People Struggle With Their FinancesThe pride that comes with becoming financially free is indescribable! But the anxiety that comes from feeling stuck financially can be suffocating. Which path are you on? The conversation we have today will help you assess what your money blocks might be and where they came from. We will also explore an incredibly powerful mind-body technique called Tapping to help begin clearing these blocks. Colleen Smith leads this workshop, which is guaranteed to be fun and insightful!

June 27th. Essex Chapter - Embracing Your FinancesIf you are looking to expand your financial knowledge in a non-threatening manner, you do not want to miss this event! Janet Cooper, of Cooper Financial, will lead an interactive discussion on financial concerns that women face. You will walk away feeling energized with renewed confidence to “embrace” rather than “avoid” important financial issues in your life!

July 5th. Williston Chapter - No meeting in July due to the July 4th holiday.

Welcome, New & Renewing Members. Take a moment and say hello!

Megan Humphrey - Sweet Basil Cards 
Janet Savage - HandTales
Robin Singer - Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden by Juice Plus+
Colleen Smith - Renewed Spirit Coaching 
Jessie Swétel - Vermont Trophy & Engraving

Member News

Colleen Smith, Life Empowerment and Money Coach, invites you to check out her upcoming June classes, in South Burlington and Middlebury, on health, stress, emotional freedom technique, and money.  Click here for more information.

Got some exciting news to share? Or a special offering that may be of interest to our members? Send your news item to and we will help spread the news!

Your WBON Newsletter Team