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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

Office Elimination

Office Elimination

July 17th, 2018
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • Whether YOUR business can benefit from teleworkers AND save you money.
  • The Hidden benefits to employers (and employees!)
  • What you need to get started.

Most of us in this area know someone who tele-commutes at least once a week. Often times this is someone working a goverment or a big corporation, but did you know teleworking is perfectly viable and highly beneficial to many small businesses too? We’re bringing an expert on “how to” and software together with an expert at the computer & hardware aspects to show us how it can benefit YOUR small business, and how it’s done!

Speaker: Latrice Claiborne & Tony Scott

Latrice Claiborne is the CEO of the professional virtual assisting firm Trinity Admin Solutions. Located here in Fredericksburg, their company provides business support services to small business owners – helping them organize and grow their business.

For thirty years Tony Scott has primarily been in the sales and marketing for technical companies. Tony works in both marketing and as a highly trained IT Technician for SH3 Computer Systems in Stafford.

Unbeatable Booths

Unbeatable Booths

August 7th, 2018
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • How to make the most of your investment in a special event.
  • What kinds of displays will attract the best attention
  • How you look/what you do at your booth matters.

How many times have you spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to be a vendor at an event or trade show, and regretted it? If you’re going to dedicate the time, money, and resources, you want to get the MOST bang for your buck! With most of her career spent in the event industry, Linda has seen booths that were unbearable and booths that were unbeatable. Learn how to make YOUR booth one of the Unbeatable Booths!

Linda Rudd

Linda is currently an Account Executive and Administrator at Telemedia Broadcasting, owners of Thunder 104.5 and SuperHits 95.9 radio here in Fredericksburg. Linda’s experience with event planning dates back to her early career in the 1980s. She worked as Secretary to the Meeting Planner for a national trade association, and eventually ended up at a local print publication in Fredericksburg managing the special events at that company for 9 years. From there she came to Telemedia, and has been the Event Coordinator, overseeing the annual Women’s Lifestyle Expo for the past 5 years.

Growing Goliaths

Growing Goliaths

August 21st, 2018
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • How to establish goals for your employees.
  • Tools, tricks, and systems that work.
  • What it really takes for them to takeoff!

To take your life and your business where you want to go, you’ll need the whole team giving it their all. For that, you need them to be getting what they want from their life. And for that, you need to learn to lead them to success. This presentation will focus on helping your employees see how their goals and the team’s goal intertwine. We’ll learn to break that down to smaller goals, but keep an eye on the big picture. Lastly, we’ll hear about establishing regular accountability, and how to build repeatable success. Basically, everything you need to know to grow your Goliaths!

Speaker: TBD

For over 25 years Terrie has developed and led a team of now over 65 people to achieve their personal and team goals. Throughout her 25 years growing her own business through Mary Kay Skincare & Makeup, Terrie Allen has received extensive training and experience on leadership and team development. She has led her team to exceed $350,000 in annual sales. And her personal hard work and her focus on building up and leading her team members to success have made her a Mary Kay Career Car recipient for 23 years straight.

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