Entrepreneur Kavita Sahai wanted to help women in her backyard of Palm Beach County without creating another networking group.
She said she wanted to form a group that was more meaningful than grabbing a cocktail and socializing with other business owners so she brought a National Association of Women Business Owners or NAWBO to Palm Beach County.
“There are a lot of networking groups out there,” she said. “My goal is to not start another one.”
Instead, the chapter is being run as a “Guided Mastermind” where each participant achieves quantifiable improvements in their business.
“Members must make a commitment to work extremely hard during the year, but should be richly rewarded at the end with a business that is stronger and hopefully, more profitable,” she said.
Each month members discuss a different topic from branding and marketing to accounting and finances. Meetings last two hours and start with a 20 minute teaching session led by an expert on the topic. Then, smaller groups form to discuss the topic of the day and how it applies to each business. Participants leave with a set of tasks to complete before the next meeting.
After a year, each member shares their before and after, results and goals.
“My general passion throughout my whole life has been helping entrepreneurs,” she said. “Now, that focus has shifted to women.”
She knew a NAWBO chapter existed in Broward County, but she said she didn’t think it was serving Palm Beach County.
It cost $300 to become a member. Non-Members can attend once as a guest and then must commit to joining.
There is a strict confidentiality policy and no breaches are tolerated.
Those interested in joining or receiving more information can contact Kavita@havebigplans.com.