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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

BOSS Maximize Your Memberships with Maria Moore

March 6th, 2018
12pm – 1pm
(doors open at 11:30 for lunch)

Maximize Your Memberships

Established networks like the Chamber, FABA, and Rotary can be incredible opportunities to grow your business. But they can also quickly become “one more thing to do”. How do you choose which events to attend? What tricks are there to getting the best value from your financial investment and more importantly, from your TIME investment? Our speakers have seen it done right, and seen it done wrong. Come learn from the experts just how to Maximize Your Memberships!

Speaker: Maria Moore

Maria was raised in Chantilly Virginia where she met her husband of 25 years. She attended George Mason University and then moved to Fredericksburg in 1993. She has owned a few businesses throughout the years and spent 10 years commuting to Fort Belvoir. Before coming to her current role as Executive Vice President of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association, Maria worked as Marketing Director in the Fredericksburg for the past 10 years. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her two kids and boating on the lake.

BOSS Do it yourself. Great Facebook Videos. with Mats Jerndal

March 20th, 2018
12pm – 1pm
(doors open at 11:30 for lunch)

Great Facebook Videos (DIY)

Social media is one of the most powerful tools for attracting and keeping customers. And video is one of the most effective ways to do that. But many of us think that making good videos for Facebook requires professional cameras and experience. This is simply not true. Learn how to create great videos for Facebook from your smartphone! We’ll also discuss what to avoid, as well as creative ideas for your video content. Stop worrying and start videoing!

Speaker: Mats Jerndal

Swedish-born, Mats Jerndal started shooting black and white photos back in 1976. Eventually he had the opportunity to study in Paris, and his photography work complemented his later theater studies in California and NYC. Now, as a professional photographer and videographer Mats and his teams at Oddbox Studios (located in downtown Fredericksburg) have been providing high quality photo and video services to businesses, professionals, and brides in the Fredericksburg area since 2010.

Topic to be determined

April 3rd, 2018
12pm – 1pm
(doors open at 11:30 for lunch)

Topic TBD

Got a topic on which you’d love to hear from an expert? Call 540-376-7008 or email [email protected].

Speaker: TBD

We are in communication with a dozen potential speakers to ensure the best topics are presented (and to arrange schedules.)

Previous Topics

Your Comfort Zone presented by Donella Fields at the Boss Series February 20th

February 20th, 2018
12pm – 1pm
(doors open at 11:30 for lunch)

Your Comfort Zone

Whether you have owned your business for 5 months, 5 years, or 5 decades, you have grown. Yet the number one limit on your future growth usually comes down to one thing – your comfort zone. This session will focus on identifying where your own comfort level is limiting your business and provide you with key strategies to expand your comfort zone and thereby grow your business. Most of what we want to accomplish in 2018 is just outside our comfort zone!

In this workshop you’ll learn how to…
– Identify where your comfort zone is limiting you.
– Overcome your comfort zone with focused strategies.
– Expand your business by focusing on yourself, not relying on others.

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.

February 6th, 2018
12pm – 1pm

Get More Referrals

You have lots of happy customers. You have “strategic partners” you send business too. But despite how happy they seem, and no matter how much business you send their way… they never seem to refer you! How can you make yourself easier to refer? We’ve got the answer. These are ideas we’ve seen actually work for someone else. All you have to do is to take one or two of them, and apply them in YOUR business!

In this workshop you’ll learn how to…
– Triple the number of referrals you receive.
– Systemize the process of getting referrals.
– Become someone people Enjoy referring too.

Speaker: Art Radtke of More Prospects Now

Owner of More Prospects Now (a digital marketing firm) Art Radtke has many years of experience in the networking and marketing space. He has experience as Director of the largest region of BNI (an international networking organization), as a business consultant, and as a partner in several other business ventures.