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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

Repeat Business

Repeat Business

July 16th, 2019
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • How to find easy repeat customers.
  • How to get customers that refer you out.
  • Which existing customers to focus on.


Rob will be covering the benefits and process to finding customers that are indifferent to cost, quality or convenience – customers who will buy repeatedly and RAVE about you to their colleagues and friends. We’ll dive into understanding NPS and what you really MUST DO to get these raving lunatics on your side. Did I say lunatics? I meant customers. Glad you were paying attention!

Speaker: Rob Notman

Rob Notman has over 35 years of business leadership experience including deep business development and strategic planning. Previously Rob served in leadership positions for a $40 million dollar strategic business unit. He also worked as the VP of Syntek Technologies where he led a $7 million dollar business. Today, Rob is the President of The Alternative Board – Stafford where he brings his skills and years of experience to small and medium size business owners.

Unbeatable Booths

Unbeatable Booths

August 6th, 2019
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 spent 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!

Speaker: 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 6 years.

Micro-Marketing, Step One

Micro-Marketing, Step One

August 20th, 2019
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • The simple but powerful first step to great small business marketing
  • How to do it in 5 minutes or less
  • How it will simplify your marketing

In this interactive presentation Art will show us one simple but incredible tool that will completely change the way you market your micro-business forever – the customer avatar. We’ll learn not only what it is, but also the ways many small business owners get it wrong, and why it is so powerful. To help us get started with this incredible tool quickly, Art is going to then focus on the “instant” or “5 minute” customer avatar.

Speaker: Art Radke

Owner of More Prospects Now (a digital marketing firm) Art Radtke has several decades of experience in the business networking and marketing space. Additionally his business leadership profile includes Owner/Director of the largest region of BNI (an international networking organization), business consultant, and business partner in several other business ventures.

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