9 Business Learning from MassMutual Webinar
Jul13

9 Business Learning from MassMutual Webinar

 Mi Gente I am always looking ways to create impactful content, reason why I was grateful MassMutual hired me to spread the word via @webcitygirls and @ponderful to the online community about a free webinar for business owners. Business owners are the engines that drive the United States economy and we are proud of all the women business owners — they are truly unstoppable!!! The hour-long event was moderated by Brian Trzckinski, MassMutual’s Director of Business Markets, who began the webinar sharing key points from MassMutual’s 2015 Business Owner Perspectives Study, and closed the webinar leading a panel of small business experts talking about employee loyalty and engagement. Panelists Monica Villalobos, VP Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (loved her), Paul Sessions Director, Center for Family Business, University of New Haven and Rich Brooks Founder/President, Flyte New Media were on-point and gave countless insights for business owners. Distinguished @MassMutual Webinar Panel: Rich Brooks, Pauls Sessions, Monica Villalobos and Moderated by Brian Trzcinski #RealBusiness #ad pic.twitter.com/ixzDNJrKPd — Lynn Ponder (@Ponderful) June 20, 2017 The world is constantly changing and business owners need to be mindful of employee’s mindset. Keeping key employees loyal to the business is the top most business planning issue for small business owners, yet few offer more than health insurance and a generous salary. Webinar @MassMutual happening now: What are the motivations business owners have for taking action and plans in place? #RealBusiness #ad pic.twitter.com/Jw23ExtiqL — Lynn Ponder (@Ponderful) June 20, 2017 Top 9 Business Learnings from MassMutual #RealBusiness Webinar: In order to protect the business and the family, business owners need to have succession agreements/plans in place and need to be comfortable having the “what if” conversation with family or business partners. Employees are motivated by three things autonomy, mastery and purpose. Business owners can keep employees loyal by listening, engaging in an open communication, and encouraging diversity within the company to reflect the employees and customers. Business Owners need to build-up their social media channels like Linkedln, Twitter and Facebook to echo what the company stands for, in order to attract the type of employees desired. When interviewing candidates, business owners should get interviewees engaged in discussing their passions and really listening without any pre-conceived notions. As a business owner, the more you give your employees a voice and a seat at the table, the more loyal the will be. Business owners should network with other business owners that are facing some of the same challenges and share knowledge to find collective solutions. Business owners can take advantage of free resources like the Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, Mastermind and Small Business Development Centers. There has to be a real...

Read More
WebCityGirls On The Move REVEALED!!!
Jul12

WebCityGirls On The Move REVEALED!!!

  Mi Gente, Today begins a new journey returning back to my roots, to the place that made me who I am today, Puerto Rico. I am proud to return with vast knowledge, experience, joy and creativity to empower the entire island. Expanding WebCityGirls in the enchanting island of Puerto Rico comes with tons of positive energy that will allow us to integrate impactful ideas with the potential to help others. Seeing opportunities where they may not be so obvious is important to creating change, and I strongly believe that well thought out and clever ideas inspired by a fresh new vision will foster prosperity for many. Puerto Rico is evolving and an emerging entrepreneurship economy is growing. Having WebCityGirls in the mix developing impactful content and backing innovation in the island is truly a dream come true. Expect live videos, content and online events related to #UnstoppableLATINASEntrepreneurship Platform, International Influencer Collaborations, Social Good from Brands, Entertainment Content and so much more!!! I am eager to expand the WebCityGirls brand into Puerto Rico and commence this new journey expressing positive points of views of the best that Puerto Rico and its people have to offer the world. Please follow @webcitygirls + @ponderful on Twitter + @webcitygirls on Instagram + Facebook + webcitygirls.com for a NEW and wonderful experience to inspire others. Thank you so much for your support. Lynn Ponder Founder...

Read More
The Social Hive Opening Party!!!
Jul11

The Social Hive Opening Party!!!

 A super fun last weekend in Miami before the REVEAL of #WebCityGirlsOnTheMove to another CITY included attending The Social Hive  opening party Presented by Buchanan’s in the heart of one of Miami’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Wynwood. J Quiles, Kat de Luna, Echo, Farruko among others had the chance to tour the new, one of a kind, state of the art, recording and production studios, while enjoying specialty cocktails by Buchanan’s Whisky, special performances and experiences. The party was fabulous with the support of sponsors Buchanan’s Whiskey to Dr. Limón Restaurant and we had a chance to interact with VIP guest artists Farruko, J. Quiles, Periko y Jessi, Domino Saints, Alexandra Pomales and Cris Alejandro songwriter and singer labeled as the next sensation in Tropical Urban Music!!!   Thank you Nevarez Communication for the fantastic invite!!!...

Read More
Jul04

 ...

Read More
Find your new home at Apartamentos.com
Jun22

Find your new home at Apartamentos.com

 This is a sponsored post, but opinions are my own. I have been living in an apartment for the past 3 years that is in the process of being sold, so I am on a mission looking for a new home. I’m so glad I spoke to a good friend who told me I could find everything I was looking for at Apartamentos.com. Please click on the link to view my experience in video pictures: https://flipagram.com/f/1ArcAzMAqAa Apartamentos.com is the nation’s only exclusive Spanish apartment-listing site, built and tailored to meet the needs of the rapidly growing Hispanic renter population.  Their app and site made it easy to find features that are most important to me like safety, easy access to down town public transportation because that is where most of my business events take place. Another important must before I consider moving into any building is that it be pet friendly, because I can’t leave my little dog “Pitipua” behind. I would love if it comes with a washer & dryer as well as a dishwasher. All of these items I could find and check off on Aparamentos.com during my apartment hunting search. Since I am determined to stay in the best possible shape and I’ve been able to do so by swimming, it was great to actually see the visuals of the pool of all the inventory Apartamentos.com. What would make my dream place to live is an amazing ocean view and of that they had many choices. I work from home so I’ll be spending much of my time there or within a close proximity of it, so it’s essential that I think this through and glad that Apartamentos.com is an effective and fun experience. Connect with Apartamentos.com on social media using hashtag: #MiApartamento   ...

Read More