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BOSS: Business Owner Success Series

Provide Fredericksburg area small business owners with practicable, actionable advice.

Small Business Owner Success Series in Fredericksburg Virginia

The Business Owner Success Series (BOSS) is designed specifically to provide Fredericksburg area small business owners with practical, actionable advice. We bring in experts to share guidelines, tips, and answer specific questions to help us improve our businesses. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at noon.

  • Business Owner – Each topic will be designed specifically for micro business owners and the unique challenges we face.
  • Practical – Each presentation will be clearly “real world” and not magical fantasy land.
  • Actionable – Each presentation will include or guide you to develop your own “to do” action items before you leave.
  • Expert – Each speaker will be an expert in their field with real-world experience to back it up.
  • Applicable – Each presentation will include 10+ minutes for Q&A so you can get clarification or ask the expert for insight directly into your personal business challenges.


Meeting Details

  • On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
  • Meeting begins at 12 noon. Arrive early to network and grab your meal.
  • Lunch is included or bring your own if you prefer.
  • FREE – The meeting and lunch are provided at no charge.


No Selling

  • No Selling – Speakers are not pitching, they are here to educate.
  • Please Network! – We encourage you to meet one another and share what you do!




If you’re planning to attend an upcoming seminar please let us know here. While you’re welcome to join us unannounced, having a head count helps us be better prepared (and make sure everyone gets fed!)



Upcoming Topics

Purpose, Vision, Goals

Purpose, Vision, Goals

February 5th, 2019
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

Bring your paper and your pen! Donella will be bringing these three important categories to life! Leave feeling accomplished with your Vision Statement in hand, covering the next six months of your life in five key areas. You will be ready to crush your goals in business and in life!

Speaker: Donella Fields

Born and raised in England, Donella Fields became a fashion business owner in her early twenties. She later served as the CEO of The Conley Agency Model & Talent Mgmt., where she mentored and coached up-and-coming models. Now as a Certified John Maxwell Coach, Donella Fields works one-on-one coaching business owners and professionals. She helps them by creating an intentional, powerful plan to help them gain clarity, interaction, and accountability on a weekly basis. She also presents to corporate teams and is a public events speaker.

PARKING: When it comes to parking some events are quite full so please double-park IN OUR LOT unless otherwise instructed by a member of our team.

Pump Your Pipeline

Pump Your Pipeline

February 19th, 2019
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • How to build your referral pipeline.
  • What works best as a single-person “company”
  • How to get referrals going quickly.

Creating a pipeline of new customers is the dream… and the challenge. Yet Mac Church has done it successfully for several years. Even having switched companies and worked primarily as his own source of leads, Mac has consistently been a top producers. He will share with us his best tips and tricks, the processes and tools he uses, and the hard lessons he has learned along the way so we can avoid those too!

Speaker: Mac Church

Mac Church has been in the mortgage business since 2004 and has closed over 3000 loans. He has been a top producer for the past 10 years and am on several Top Producer lists – both regionally and nationally. Seeing a customer receive the keys to their new home and seeing the sense of accomplishment on their faces makes the process so rewarding. Candor, integrity and dedication are attributes which allow Mac to create a long-lasting relationship with his customers well beyond the mortgage transaction. You can learn more about Mac on his website at Atlantic Coast Mortgage.

PARKING: When it comes to parking some events are quite full so please double-park IN OUR LOT unless otherwise instructed by a member of our team.

Partner with UMW

Partner with UMW

March 5th, 2019
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • 16 Different ways to partner with the UMW College of Business.
  • How the internship program works at Mary Washington.
  • How your business can benefit from being in a “college town”.

One of the great things about having our businesses here in Fredericksburg is the unique opportunity to work closely with the University of Mary Washington. In this presentation we’ll be learning more about their internship program, along with 15 other ways small business owners can get involved with the UMW College of Business. From hearing this presentation given last month at FredAlive we can say there are some really unique opportunities for micro-businesses to benefit from the Business program at UMW as well as ways both big and small for us to help these young people learn and grow.

Speaker: Lynne Richardson

Lynne is UMW’s Dean of the College of Business. She began her career at the University of Alabama as a marketing professor and also served as Dean of the Colleges of Business at Mississippi State University and Ball State University.

Lynne holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Alabama. Active in her communities, Lynne is a three-time Rotarian, has served on two United Way Boards, as President of the Birmingham American Marketing Association chapter, and has been a Girl Scout leader in three councils.

In Fredericksburg, Lynne serves or has previously served on the Spotsylvania Medical Health Center Board of Trustees; the Boards of the Riverside Foundation for the Performing Arts, Rappahannock Rotary Club and Fairy Godmother Project.

PARKING: When it comes to parking some events are quite full so please double-park IN OUR LOT unless otherwise instructed by a member of our team.

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