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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

Health Insurance

Health Insurance

September 17th, 2019
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • What’s required of an employer
  • What are the options for a sole proprietor.
  • When you can’t afford to offer health insurance, what are other options?

Debbie will be explaining the different insurance options open to employers for their employees. Have you ever heard of Federal Open Enrollment? How do you determine which employees are eligible? Debbie will bring her years of experience and knowledge of the latest changes to help you understand what you need to know to offer health insurance to your team.

Speaker: Debbie Napier

Debbie has over 17 years of health insurance experience in the I-95 corridor from Fairfax to Richmond and points east and west. She’s helped clients from sole proprietors to companies with one to 50+ employees. She is a Sales Executive with Innovative Insurance Group and works with all major insurance carriers to find the right plan for her clients.

Leverage LinkedIN

Leverage LinkedIN

October 1st, 2019
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • The Why and How of “Recommendations”
  • Immediately increase your connections (literally during the presentation)
  • How to use LinkedIn to get more business

Starting with the top areas of your LinkedIn profile that are MUST, Linda will teach how to use LinkedIn to grow your business. She’ll explain the benefit of Recommendations, and how to both get them and give them properly. She’ll also explain why (and how) you should use LinkedIn face-to-face, so be sure to come with the LinkedIn app pre-installed on your phone. Linda will also go over Hashtags, and updating your profile.

Speaker: Linda Clevenger

Linda is the owner of Organization Direct. Since 2007 years she has been helping homeowners and businesses get organized.

She launched Organization Direct after over 20 years of working in Corporate America in a variety of management positions. Her passion is helping families and businesses make decisions that will ease their stress and anxiety to live the life that they deserve.

Linda started using Social Media (especially LinkedIn) in 2008 to help grow her connections and build her business. She has become a Certified LinkedIn Profile Writer and incorporated LinkedIn training into her services to businesses. Linda has trained many companies and entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. She calls LinkedIn “Networking on Steroids”.

Successful Selling

Successful Selling

October 15th, 2019
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • The steps to selling
  • 4 ways to improve your sales technique
  • How to improve your close rate

Sales and selling is so much more than simply understanding the features and benefits of the products and services you provide. There is a process to selling. In this workshop we review the process of selling. We discuss the steps to the process, which will help anyone improve their sales technique. If you want to improve your close rate and selling skills you should attend this workshop. If your close rate is less than 100% there is opportunity to improve your process, technique, and overall selling. This session is for business owners, sales teams and salespeople.

Speaker: Mike Williams

Before Mike Williams launched The Growth Coach of Northern Virginia he retired from Coca-Cola, where he held a variety of executive positions including business development manager. Mike also worked as a production supervisor, plant training supervisor, recycling coordinator and sales representative with Mobile Chemical Company (now Exxon Mobil) and served six years in the Army.

Mike’s 26 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies have given him a unique perspective on business management and sales. Many of the tools and much of the training available at that level can have profound benefits for small- and medium-sized businesses.

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