Friday, December 27, 2019

Press Release: Support Women Leaders Through Entrepreneur Mentoring

Support Women Leaders Through Entrepreneur Mentoring

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PRESS RELEASE: South Bend, IN Tue, Dec 3, 2019 -  Join us in participating in GivingTuesdayDecember 3rd is set aside as #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

C2 Your Health Women's Initiative Incis making an economic impact on Saint Joseph County women entrepreneurs through mentoring leadership high school girls, college women and women from low income neighborhoods.

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C2 Your Health Women's Initiative Inc. supports the Women's Entrepreneur Summit along with the much-needed ongoing women entrepreneurial mentoring. Women owned business fail at an alarming rate of 70% according to

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Press Release: New Women's Entrepreneur Scholarship Opportunities Announced

New Women’s Entrepreneur Summit Scholarship Opportunities Announced
C2 Your Health Women's Initiative Inc. is seeking 30 women to apply for Women Entrepreneur Summit scholarships.
PRESS RELEASE: South Bend, IN October 31, 2019 - C2 Your Health Women’s Initiative Inc. planners are pleased to announce new scholarship opportunities to attend the Women’s Entrepreneur Summit scheduled for November 19th, 2019.

C2 Your Health Women’s Initiative Inc. along with the generosity of 1st Source Bank and our community of women entrepreneurs are awarding to 2019 Women’s Entrepreneur Summit 30 conference scholarships to assist women who are seeking to become women business owners, aspiring, new and struggling women entrepreneurs who would not otherwise be able to attend due to economic restraint. Scholarship recipients will be announced no later than November 8th, 2019.

The 2019 Women’s Entrepreneur Summit is celebrating national Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, November 19th with a full day beginning at 8 am with business networking, relationship building, 10 – 4:30 pm featuring valuable community business building resources, successful women mentors, role models with an injection of inspiration. At 4:30 pm the community is invited to join the summit for Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce After Hours Party to experience a chamber gathering including appetizers, cash bar and door prizes.

The scholarship is a special chance for these women to come forward, attend the summit, meet their peers, interact and learn from the best business resource persons in our community and see how their ambition to start and grow their businesses will contribute to our city’s economic success, job creation and crime reduction. Cindy Cohen, founder of C2 Your Health Women’s Initiative Inc. and the Women’s Entrepreneur Summit says “We want to show these women that coming from a low income neighborhood isn’t a barrier to success but the ability to learn and stand out as they chase their business dreams is what matters.”

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Michiana Celebrates Women's Entrepreneurship Day at Leadership Summit November 19th

Michiana Celebrates Women's Entrepreneurship Day at  Leadership Summit November 19th

Press Release South Bend, Indiana November 10, 2019 – Four billion women worldwide will be celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on Tuesday, November 19th and Michiana will be joining in the celebration! One hundred fifty aspiring, new and seasoned female entrepreneurs are expected to take over the Women's Entrepreneur Summit at the new Chicory Event Center in Mishawaka, IN coming together as a community working together, building together a strong Michiana!

C2 Your Health Women’s Initiative Inc. is hosting the 2nd annual Women’s Entrepreneur Summit is a full day platform designed to connect to resources, funding, relationship building, inspiration, business networking and more!  The Women’s Entrepreneur Summit will be bringing together business/community leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to empower women in entrepreneurship, leadership and building solid relationships. It’s about women entrepreneurial success. 

“Our region is in a state of emergency when it comes to female entrepreneur growth and sustainability. In the US 39% businesses are women owned, Indiana 37% then in Saint Joseph County 2%, Elkhart County 3%, Berrien County, MI 2%. Studies show 70% of women owned business fail due to lack of resources, mentors, and self-confidence.” says Cindy Cohen, President of C2 Your Health Women’s Initiative Inc. and Founder of Women’s Entrepreneur Summit.

This ground-breaking 6 - hour summit event will be held on Tuesday, November 19th, at the Chicory Event Center, Mishawaka, IN.; starting at 8 am – 10 am with breakfast, business spotlight exhibitors, profession photo head shot, and health screenings then from 10 am - 4 pm 19 summit speakers, then from 4:30 – 6:30 pm Greater Niles Chamber Party After Party including appetizers, cash bar, door prizes, exhibitor spot light, professional photo head shot all immediately following the conference and is open to the community. Business networking before, during and after the event plus a networking event creating the space for a grassroots movement, by educating and empowering women to find success in business and fulfill the multiple roles in their personal lives.

Registration and ticket purchase for the summit is on the website The cost for a full day of presentations, featuring 19 expert speakers, a catered breakfast, lunch and Greater Niles Chamber After Party networking event is $45 per person. Business spotlight exhibitor spaces still available $95 includes summit ticket. Reservations in advance required. No walk ins.

Sponsors / Partners: 1st Source Bank, Chemical Bank, WSMK & WNIL Radio, Samtastic LLC, Skyje Photography & Music, Out the Box Visuals, C2 Your Health LLC, WNIT, Women's Entrepreneurship Day Organization, Chicory Event Center, Artcraft Printers.

For more information on the event and to register for the event 
For questions contact Cindy Cohen, email by phone 574-210-3958 email on Facebook


About C2 Your Health Women's Initiative Inc. (501c3)
We're on a mission. C2 Your Health Women’s Initiative Inc. (501c3) envisions healthier, happier, and productive communities by providing support and resources for women and young girls. We not only recognize their leadership potential, we inspire them to dream big, focus on the next steps and to realize their potential as entrepreneurs. through mentoring. Proceeds goes mentoring scholarships.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The 11 Most Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs To Follow On Instagram (And The Key To Their Success)

What’s the key to your success? 
That’s a question I get all the time. As a successful woman in business, people always want to know my secret. How I did it. How they can do it, too. But my success story isn’t the be-all-end-all for success. Every successful woman has her own secrets, and her own key ingredients to her success… Plus, everyone defines success differently.
As a female entrepreneur, I’m always on the look out to connect with and learn from incredible women who have cultivated their own amazing brand, business, and name for themselves. And thanks to the digital age we live in, I’ve met many of my friends and business inspirations on Instagram, where they share impactful wisdom and insights. That’s why I reached out to some of my favorite female entrepreneurs: to find out what they consider the key to their success, and why.

1. Alyssa Nobriga, @alyssanobriga
Business: Alyssa Nobriga International
Title: Leadership coach
Key to success: “My willingness to take full responsibility for my wins and losses in my business and life. This helps me use everything for my growth, rather than getting stuck with blaming people or situations for any perceived setbacks. It’s an empowering way to live and work and encourages me to keep taking risks outside my comfort zone.”
Key takeaway: Taking responsibility can be hard. But Alyssa’s right when she says it helps her grow, in all aspects of her life. It can help build trust with the people in your life, and help you learn from your mistakes, both essential factors for personal growth.
2. Sarah Anne Stewart, @sarahannestewart
Business: Sarah Ann Stewart International
Title: Holistic Health Practitioner (AADP), Health Coach
Key to success: “Learning how to translate my message and share my story in a deep and meaningful way. Most individuals do not take the time to learn about copywriting or how to write power of copy because they don’t want to sound ‘salesy.’ But as an entrepreneur, you are always communicating with your audience. You can have an incredible story, brand, product, but if it doesn’t translate in compellingly and powerful ways to your ideal customer, they will leave without knowing the benefit of what you have to offer. As I evolved as an entrepreneur, I realized the more I connected with individuals and shared my own personal life, the more impact I was having on a greater scale. Honest, vulnerable stories are not ‘salesy,’ they are relatable!”
Key takeaway: Being a great writer is so critical for success, but it’s something people often overlook. But honing in on your writing skills will make you a more effective communicator, which will help you connect to your audience and customers on a personal level. I recently Amanda Steinberg, founder of DailyWorthon my podcast, and she agrees: Being a great writer is key to success. So how can you improve your writing skills? Try reading more, taking classes, or having a mentor read and edit your business emails. The more engaged you are with writing, the stronger your skills will become.
3. Libby Crow, @libbycrow
Business: Libby Crow
Title: Entrepreneur and Writer
Key to success: “My ability to respond then adapt to every wild turn the journey of entrepreneurship takes you on, both internally and externally. With this kind of attitude, you see everything as for you vs. happening to you, and that keeps you in the driver’s seat of vision.”
Key takeaway: Adaptability is a trait humans have been developing forever… It’s biological, to try to adapt to your environment. But when it comes to business, adapting to those twists and turns can be difficult, especially if your road is really throwing you for a loop. But research shows adaptability leads to greater job satisfaction and performance. Remember that learning to adapt to all changes in your life, especially in business, will only lead you toward success.
Editor note: If you are looking to load up on inspiration continue to read the remaining women featured in this article, check out their answers and follow their accounts to super charge you and your business!  Be sure to join us every week here for #transformationtuesday and on Facebook

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

13 Simple Hacks to Stay Healthy at Work

The headlines about our workplace’s negative affect on our health are everywhere…“Sitting is the new smoking” is a popular one. “How the workplace contributes to America’s expanding waistlines” is another.
I’m sure you’ve read enough about ideas like a standing or treadmill desk to combat these issues, so we won’t be talking about that here at all. If you’re looking for some simple and practical tips you can start using today to stay healthy at work, then you’ll love this infographic.
Here’s a quick summary of the top tips on how to stay healthy at work:
  1. Make hydration benchmarks throughout the day
  2. Automate reminders to get out of your seat
  3. High five coworkers
  4. Rejuvenate with a walk
  5. Positive psychology for positive physiology
  6. Recharge with a lunchtime nap
  7. Take the long way
  8. Stretch it out
  9. Practice controlled breathing to energize yourself and maintain composure 
  10. Take regular mindful meditation breaks; mental health is just as important as physical health. 
Bonus Ideas! Here are some other things to consider when you want to stay healthy at work: 
  1. Reward task completion with a healthy snack
  2. Eat a serving of fruits or vegetables before you eat anything else.  
  3. Choosing healthy snacks instead of salty, processed edibles
By implementing just a few of these hacks, you can make it a lot easier for yourself to stay healthy at work. 
What other hacks do you use to ensure you’re being proactive about health in the workplace? Let us know in the comments below.
Editor's note: This is and excerpt from Snack Nation article. For the breakdown of these healthy hacks and to read the entire the article: 9 Simple Hacks to Stay Healthy at Work
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Friday, August 16, 2019

7 Reasons Why Your Business Should be Sponsoring and Exhibiting at a Business Event

1. Put Your Business in the Spotlight

Having a presence at a conference or business event positions you and your business as an authority in your industry. You gain respect and credibility by standing out from the pack of attendees and prominently displaying your products and marketing materials. Instead of just attending an event and looking for people to share your business card with, exhibiting and sponsorship brings attendees who are eager to find out about your business directly from you. 

2. Get in front of your Target Market 

The event organizers of your event are spending time and money marketing the event to your target audience, bringing these attendees into the room. Your job is to come prepared to take full advantage of this opportunity by making sure to create eye catching, professional signs, marketing materials and product displays that draw attendees to you.

3. Lead Generation and New Contacts

Be sure to have some sort of lead generation system in place the day of the event. People will give up business cards and email addresses in exchange for a chance to win a great prize in a drawing, samples or even candy and other promotional item giveaways. 

4. Get Your Brand Noticed 

Being featured in the program book of the event, on the event’s website with your logo and having an item in the gift bags are all great ways to leverage your sponsorship and get brand recognition 

5. New Clients, New Customers, New Business 

Not only are the attendees of the event potential new clients and customers, so are your fellow sponsors and vendors! You can form new business partnerships at events, meet like-minded business professionals in complimentary businesses with which you share the same target market but are not in competition.

6. Give attendees a “taste” of your business

Bringing samples to an event as giveaways are a terrific way to capture attention from attendees. Be creative and think of out-of-the-box ways to stand out. By sharing a sample or trial offer of your product, you engage attendees and increase your chances of turning them into new customers.

7. Market Your Business Inexpensively 

We all know how much advertising your business can cost. It can run a thousand dollars or more to place an ad in a well-known local publication for only one time! Spending that same amount or less as a sponsor or vendor at an event is a much wiser investment that will bring a greater return on investment. Remember, you will be in the same room with hundreds of attendees who are your target market. By leveraging the event to your advantage, there will be no limit on your potential ROI.

Source: 7 Reasons Why Your Business Should be Sponsoring an Event  by Christina Rowe, Founder of Women Helping Women Entrepreneurs

Monday, August 12, 2019

What Does a Women Entrepreneur Look Like?

New businesses are created every day. Thousands of businesses get started every month thanks to the work of entrepreneurs. In the United States, there are more than 23 million small businesses that got their start at some level thanks to the work of an entrepreneur. Despite these positive facts, being an entrepreneur can be a struggle.
More than 90% of the businesses which get started today by an entrepreneur will fail within their first 5 years.
For the US, the general population sees about 320 entrepreneurs for every 100,000 people. California, Colorado, and Texas see some the largest populations, while places like West Virginia and Indiana see the least. A look at these entrepreneur demographics will show you what it takes to beat the odds and find success today.

Who Becomes An Entrepreneur?

  • Men [62%] are more likely to become entrepreneurs than women [38%]. This gender gap has been increasing since 1996.
  • Unlike small business owners, the youngest age demographics are the most likely to be entrepreneurs. 57% are under the age of 44 and 29% of the are between the ages of 20-34.
  • Entrepreneurs in the 55-64 age demographic has grown from 14% to 21% in the last decade, which is the largest increase of any age group.
  • 3 out of every 5 entrepreneurs are White/Caucasian, but 1 out of 4 are Hispanic.
  • Only Blacks/African-Americans are under-represented as entrepreneurs in the US compared to their general population numbers, with just 9% being entrepreneurs.
  • 18% of entrepreneurs are high school dropouts.
  • 53% of entrepreneurs have taken at least some college classes. 28% of entrepreneurs have at least one college degree.
  • More than half of today’s entrepreneurs graduated in the top 10% of their high school class.
The world of the entrepreneur ebbs and flows as the economy improves or declines. In 2011, for example, there was an average of 543,000 new businesses being created in the US every month. In 1997, there were just 395,000 new businesses being created every month. As workers begin to get fed up with depressed wages, few advancement opportunities, and being asked to do more work, they begin turning to the world of entrepreneurship as a way to earn money from their natural talents. It isn’t an easy journey to walk for sure, but it is one that more and more people have been embracing in the last 10 years.

Women Are Changing the Entrepreneurial World

  • Women who are entrepreneurs have seen almost 2x the growth in their opportunities [42% to 23%] since 1997 compared to all opportunities in the general population.
  • About 10 million businesses are currently operating because of the efforts of female entrepreneurs.
  • About $2 trillion in annual sales is generated every year because of the efforts of women in the entrepreneurial world.
  • Women are founding businesses in the US at 1.5x the national average.
What is unique about the entrepreneur demographics is that sometimes the majority groups aren’t seeing the most success. Men might dominate this industry, but women are seeing the most overall success. Women are seeing more money come to them through successful crowdfunding efforts, receiving more overall support, and generating trillions of dollars in sales every year. Since the Fortune 500 businesses barely include women in their executive leadership, is it any wonder why women are thinking about becoming entrepreneurs? It may have once been taboo, but today a female entrepreneur is one of the most coveted business professionals in the US today.
Read the entire article: 29 Interesting Entrepreneur Demographics

Editor note: More recent data from Guidant Financial reported: Four (4) of every ten (10) U.S. businesses are owned by women, having grown 58 percent from 2007 to 2018. Businesses owned by women generate $3.1 trillion in revenue. According to the National Association of Education Statistics, black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States. According to Center for American Progress Latina women own 36 percent of all companies owned by minority women in America.


Press Release: Support Women Leaders Through Entrepreneur Mentoring

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