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Upcoming SBM Events

Top Women Business Owners Luncheon

Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust 

February 20, 2019 | 11AM - 1PM | Hilton Frontenac Hotel  |

Each year SBM highlights the area's top women-owned companies. We've profiled more than 250 owners over the past 18 years. We bring them all together for one luncheon. Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Event Sponsors: Anders; HireLevel; United Healthcare; National Medical Billing Services and Winning Technologies. Cost: $55. Tables of 10 are $550. Call 314.569.0076. 

St. Louis Business Expo

April 23, 2019 | 11AM - 5PM | St. Charles Convention Center

The Expo is the largest business-to-business conference in Missouri, where 2,000-3,000 professionals come to learn, network and grow their business. The day includes an opening workshop, a full day’s worth of seminars and workshops, an awards luncheon, more than 100 exhibitors and a networking happy hour.  For a booth at the event, contact Pat Coates at 314.569.0076, ext. 109 or email her at  For more information on the Expo, click here.

Top 100 People To Know Awards

Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust

April 23, 2019 | 11AM - 1PM | St. Charles Convention Center  |

Succeeding in business is a lot about who you know. A group of judges select the Top 100 St. Louisans to Know To Succeed in Business. SBM brings these outstanding individuals to this one event to mingle and share their stories and ideas with other business owners. It is the "must attend" networking event of the year. The event is Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust.  Event Sponsors:  Winning Technologies, Liberty One Software, Vistage and CEdge Software Consultants. Cost:  $55, Tables of 10 are $550. Call 314.569.0076. 

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Having A Winning Team Of A-Players Is Easier Than You Might Imagine

by Judy Ryan
“Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
—Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist
As business leaders, I know your greatest wish-fulfillment would be to have your entire staff show up every day on their A-game; surpassing compliance and mediocrity and instead exercising full-out commitment. Each is able to respond (response-able) regarding their purpose, values, visions, goals, procedures, roles, relationships, productivity and engagement; their life tasks.

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A Culture of Reaching Goals

Coach Employees to Maintain Performance And Your Culture Will Help You Reach Your Goals Consistently

by Jonathan Jones
If you want to achieve your goals as a leader, you need to create culture of achieving goals. You start with meeting every commitment that you make. Train and coach your employees on how to achieve their goals. Here are a few guidelines:
Communicate your vision and goals to your employees. Define goals they can align toward. Their goals must be relevant to their personal ambitions and relevant to the organization. Otherwise, it is just an exercise to “set goals” to appease you. There should be an emotional connection to the goal.
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