Sixth Annual Boot Camp Helps Women Entrepreneurs Stimulate Business

Jan 07, 2010, 10:00 ET from Women Entrepreneurs' Small Business Boot Camp

PHOENIX, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix-area women business owners will have a chance to tap into valuable educational resources and connect with hundreds of other successful female entrepreneurs when the Sixth Annual Women Entrepreneurs' Small Business Boot Camp convenes at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale on February 6th from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registrations for the day-long event are being accepted now at

"The Women Entrepreneurs' Small Business Boot Camp showcases local business success stories and offers an unmatched arsenal of useful ideas and practical ammunition to help women business owners battle their most difficult challenges," event founder and exhibit expert Susan Ratliff said. "Attendees get instruction, tools and strategies they can implement the same day.

Ratliff and local public relations executive Kathy Kerchner are keynote speakers for the event. Ratliff will speak on "How to Succeed When You Don't Feel Successful", and Kerchner's topic is "Master Your Message, Then Master the Media." Nine workshops will also be presented on topics ranging from customer service to sales, marketing, finance, leadership, technology, branding and social networking.

The conference is designed to help attendees understand the dynamics that support business growth and to focus their energy and attention on the things that lead to greater profitability.

"It's a great place to become better informed and get motivated, inspired and challenged to take your business to the next level," Ratliff said. "You'll meet people who have been there and done it, and you'll find the ideas and help you need for your business."

Ratliff says it's important for entrepreneurs to have an event like this Boot Camp to celebrate their success. "Micro-businesses make up 86% of all small businesses, yet they don't get enough accolades or credit for their role as the economic engine that drives the economy," she said.

In addition to networking opportunities and educational sessions there will be fifty exhibiting companies offering products and services and a Speaker Store where attendees can expand their knowledge and tap into additional resources through CDs, books and tapes available for purchase on topics of interest.

The day concludes with a special VIP "Meet the Speakers" reception where, for an additional fee, guests can talk one-on-one with the featured speakers, enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and gain additional insights and information.

SOURCE Women Entrepreneurs' Small Business Boot Camp