What is Semi-Circle?
NAWBO Greater Philadelphia Semi-Circle program was inspired by the NAWBO Circle, a national program designed specifically for NAWBO Premier members who own larger businesses, exceeding $1 Million in annual revenue.
The Semi-Circle offers connections, access and learning opportunities, above and beyond NAWBO membership, to women whose businesses have not reached the Circle’s revenue level, but who are inspired to grow their businesses toward that goal, want to increase revenue, expand their footprint, or learn skills such as the secrets to government contracting.
Who is the Semi-Circle for?
Although this program originally was conceived as best suited for existing businesses looking to grow their revenue, expand their footprint, overcome a business hurdle or scale to the next level, challenges arising out of the pandemic have added focus areas to the program for businesses looking to reinvent, redesign or pivot to stay relevant.
This is a NAWBO members-only program. Graduates of the Goldman Saks 10,000 Small Business Program also are welcome. If you are not a member and would like to be part of the Semi-Circle program, you can participate by joining NAWBO at https://www.nawbo.org/membership
What can I expect as a program participant?
The program begins in January. As part of this year-long program, you will participate in a monthly mastermind call, and participate in live interviews with million-dollar woman business owners on topics you tell us you want to learn about and you will also have access to a library of podcasts on a variety of topics along with the transcript for note taking. This year we have also included quarterly programming to help you learn about yourself, like the Kolbe Index which includes a call with NAWBO Member Amy Kolbe. You also will be matched with a mentor who will be your guide, providing you with advice to help you grow your business. In addition, your mentor will share advice on business best practices and share contacts to assist you on your journey of business growth. We are continually adding new benefits to the program, including our latest—an opportunity to have a headshot done by one of our NAWBO photographers.
What is the fee to join?
Because of the impact of COVID, NAWBO is offering this program at its inaugural year rate of $249. If you join before November 1, you can save $50 and register for only $199! This a great time to join the program.
How can I learn more and join the program?
The program begins in January 2021. Space is limited. There are only 10 spots available so sign up now. Learn the secrets to successful growth, increased revenue, or get assistance in pivoting your business post-COVID.
Contact the Semi-Circle Director Tina Reger at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about how Semi-Circle could impact you and your business.
From a mentor perspective:
“Participating in the Semi-Circle program not only benefitted my business but helped me to grow on a personal level. Having deeper interactions with other women business owners was so impactful. Having access to a mentor who guided me in focusing on what is important for me and for my business was invaluable. I highly recommend this program to business owners who are ready to take their business to the next level.”
- Erin Lievens, Managing Partner, HeadRoom, LLC
From a mentor perspective:
"I have enjoyed working with my mentee because my comments were taken in high regard. My mentee raised the bar for me as well. I am enjoying the opportunity to learn about her vision and hopefully my honest conversation with her has provided food for thought. It has been fun being on her "vision team."
- Julia Brufke Wenger, Partner, Bala Financial Group, Inc