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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

3 Automation Tools

3 Automation Tools

April 2nd, 2019
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • Key examples of using a CRM powerfully
  • The practical basics of Mailchimp
  • How to set up your Project Management tool

We’ll be covering the practical steps to using the (3) most powerful automation tools for any small business. First we’ll cover the how-to’s and tips for setting up your CRM. We’ll also spend some time going over how to setup Mailchimp, which is a great free email marketing option for any small business. Lastly we’ll talk about one of the best project management tools you can use, and how to go about getting started with it for your local business.

Speaker: Latrice Claiborne

As the CEO of Trinity Business Solutions here in Fredericksburg based in Fredericksburg Virginia, Latrice leads her team to provide support to small businesses and small business owners. As such, Latrice is an expert in the organization, setup, and leveraging of all the best automation tools out there! Additionally, Latrice serves as VP of the Greater Fredericksburg Black Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about Latrice’s company at GetSystemSupport.com

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.

Maximum Strength

Maximum Strength

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


  • Why Discover your Strengths
  • Using Strengths for yourself and with your employees
  • (Sample) Coaching your team

John will be covering the basics of how Strengths works for business leaders and their teams. He’ll cover it somewhat from a personal angle at first, and then expand into how to use this approach with your team. He will also be doing a sample coaching session together with Barbara Gustavson (a previous BOSS speaker!) demonstrating how to go about using this approach with your employees.

Speaker: John Maloney

John Maloney‘s background includes a twenty-four-year career with the U.S. Coast Guard where he served as Commanding Officer of two Coast Guard Cutters, and as HR Director for over 1000 Coast Guard Personnel.

John also served as the Administrative Officer the FBI’s second largest office, and in leadership at two global law firms. These experiences have taught John to understand the importance of strong leadership that seeks to allow all employees to do what they do best every day.

John holds an MA in Organizational Leadership. Over the last five years John has been coaching individuals and organizations to develop their strengths to achieve greater performance and job satisfaction.

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.

Driving Sales Digitally

Driving Sales Digitally

May 7th, 2019
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • How you can increase sales
  • How content actually works
  • How to make it easy on yourself

Is your business generating new prospects and customers through the internet? Are you getting the most from your website, online ads, and social media? If you don’t know where to begin – here is an opportunity to learn! Chris Muldrow will discuss how content plays a critical role in your online marketing, how to get started, and how to put yourself on a system that works!

Speaker: Chris Muldrow

Chris Muldrow is a pioneer in local Internet media. He started designing Web sites in the mid 1990s and was the founding editor of Fredericksburg.com. Chris has since built technology and guided content and revenue strategy for online newspapers across the country. Additionally he has spoken at both regional & national economic development and news industry conferences. Chris currently serves as a community leader in roles with several local nonprofits. His company Rambletype Digital works directly with local businesses to manage large-scale digital ad campaigns and social media marketing. Chris is also a trained journalist and editor who has worked with newsrooms and other organizations to build traffic through great content online.

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