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Master’s Class Session 1 – Tuesday Jan 10 9a-Noon

The Synergy Master’s Class 2012 starts Tuesday, January 10, 2011 from 9a-Noon at the Higher Education Center for registered participants.

This exciting new program combines the power of individual coaching, peer-to-peer learning, interactive group sessions, an overnight retreat, teleclasses and more for 30 business owners that will embark on a goal reaching course to higher profitabilities and sustainable levels of business and personal health.

Lead by Jeff Smith, Dr. David DeHaven, Kate Steinbacher and Lynda McNutt Foster, this comprehensive course will take flight based on curriculum that the participants will choose at the dates and times of their choosing.  Never offered before, and certainly not at the prize awarded participants for this initial year, this program is an economical way to achieve the results for their businesses and themselves that they could only dream possible before now.

If you would like to find out more and register to be on the waiting list, please contact Lynda McNutt Foster at (540) 815-1300 or lynda@synergizemybusiness.com.

Tues, Jan 10 8a-Noon Expand Your Potential Begins
We’ll outline the framework that we will be using for our program together. We will work on helping you learn about your potential, what is holding you back and ways to start to expand your potential. We will also get to know all the other participants and start to learn about the resources available to you to help you achieve amazing results in 2012.

Click here for the complete schedule.

FREE Synergize Workshops for Small Business Owners

FREE Synergize Workshops will be held on November 2nd, 7th and the 17th for business owners at 210 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, in the Roanoke Regional Chamber building on the main floor training center.  Lunch is being ordered and will be provided.
 
This is a small group workshop where we’ll be discussing:
The easy 4-step process for getting and keeping new customers
How to set your budget and priorities for marketing your company
How to create profitable collaborations with other business owners
Ways to find out what your biggest competitors are doing right that might be costing you sales
You’ll have an opportunity to meet the other business owner attendees and enjoy a free lunch.
 
 To sign up, simply go to www.synergizemybusiness.com.

 

Is your business set for 2011?

June Spotlight Sponsor – Ellen Sanders, ES Consulting

SPECIAL OFFER TO ALL SYNERGY participants during the month of June from our Spotlight Sponsor!

ES Consulting Solutions, LLC
Ellen Sanders
ellensanders@Esconsultingsolutions.com
www.esconsultingsolutions.com

Offer Expires: August 31, 2011
Free two to three hour safety and recordkeeping audit.

Audit is designed to review the follow:
*OSHA 300 logs
*Worker’s Compensation evalution
*Training Requirements
*Safety Handbook
*Facility walkthrough

WFIR interview with Ellen Sanders by Lynda McNutt Foster:

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What is the biggest mistake you see small business owners make when it comes to meeting OSHA requirements?

Owners may be aware of regulations but aren’t sure how to go about or even identify safety issues and apply them to their own business. This can greatly affect the company’s profitability, worker retention and engagement.

What types of fines can a business owner get a result of not complying with OSHA rules and regulations?

The actions of the employer determine the level of fines. Employee exposure, the hazard present, and the employer actions in making the company a safe place to work are key. Not complying can bring penalties ranging from $5 000 up to $70000 per violation.

What should a small business owner do to comply with OSHA requirements?

Perform a safety and health audit. This provides a mechanism in identifying, and evaluating what needs to be done. The audit program should include review of applicable documentation such as illness and injury reports, OSHA 300 logs, workers’ compensation files, hazard analysis, exposure data, past OSHA inspections, health and safety manuals, and training records. The audit should also include a walkthrough to indentify hazards in the workplace which also helps provide the person conducting the audit a better understanding of the business.

Lynda Foster Interviews Chris Head About Running For Delegate

I caught up Chris immediately after he announced his candidacy for Delegate representing the 17th District of Virginia. Chris and his wife Betsy own and operate a very successful regional small business called HomeInstead Senior Care. Here is Chris’s interview…

Synergy Member Chris Head Announces His Candidacy for Delegate

SUPER SYNERGY – 2011

Save the date for Super Synergy event in Roanoke, VirginiaSuper Synergy 2011!

Lunch with Lynda – FREE – May 18th Noon – 130p

Enjoy a lively Lunch with Lynda event on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, from Noon – 1:30pm, at the Roanoke Regional Chamber Building, 210 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24011.

We’ll watch a few short segments of “Shark Tank” (a television show on ABC) and discuss what it takes to build and maintain equity in your company and what makes your company desireable to potential buyers and investors. This event is FREE to Synergy participants and their specially invited guests!

REGISTER HERE:

May Spotlight Sponsor – Robyn Goodpasture, FitStudio365

Synergy participant special! (Certificate good through June 30, 2011.  Contact synergizemybusiness at gmail.com to redeem)

Robyn Goodpasture, FitStudio365

Robyn Goodpasture, Exec Weightloss Coach

Sign up now for your FREE, one-hour, private laser focused weight loss coaching session with Robyn. During the session you will discover what’s blocking you from reaching you your highest level health and wellness goals and you’ll leave with a plan to reach them!

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More of Lynda Foster’s  WFIR interview with Robyn:

What are some things that business owners should avoid when it comes to food and managing stress?
Do NOT have unhealthy “comfort food” or emotional trigger food easily accessible. It is critical to eat healthy, balanced, low starch carb meals through out the day. This will make it a lot less likely to derail and start on a carb binge.

What are some quick tips for busy business owners to stay healthy?
Determine that you are your best resource and your best client. Treat your workout time and eating time as VALUABLE.  Honor your commitment to you!  Sleep, even when you feel overwhelmed.   Rest helps up function and think better.
Hydrate. drink water for every non – water drink you consume.
Pack food and always have HEALTHY, protein based snacks on hand. This will solve a ton of issues.

What advice would you give someone who has very little time but wants to be as healthy as possible?
If you HAVE no time to take care of yourself, then you need to have a heart to heart with YOU.   Three to four hour per week, for self care is simply NOT too much to ask.   Ask yourself what nonproductive, nonhealthy time stealers, you are engaging in, then go to BATTLE.  You are in control of your scehdule. Tell people you have an appointment – you do not have to tell them with who or why! 5 minutes COUNTS.  Rethink what you “THINK” is meaningful exercise. Park FARTHER AWAY. If you don’t have to get out of your car to get your food, do NOT get that food.
Remember “Motivation is an ACTION not A FEELING”