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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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Your Job Is Not What You Do!

This is Not a Column on 'Business Lessons From Bill Murray'

by Jeremy  Nulik
Years ago, Bill Murray was traveling around the San Francisco Bay Area. He hailed a taxi near Oakland and told the driver he needed to get to Sausalito. Of course, the driver recognizes Murray right away, and he’s thrilled he’ll have a celebrity story to tell.
“So, what do you do when you aren’t driving your cab?” asks Murray.
“I used to play the saxophone in a band, but I haven’t had much time lately,” says the driver.
When Murray asks him why, the driver says he is in his cab for more than 12 hours a day just to make ends meet.
“Where is your horn now?” asks Murray.

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Cybersecurity And Your Business

Cybersecurity Begins With Leadership

by Jonathan Jones
I have had two clients in the last year hit by ransomware. All their systems, including financial and client systems, were disabled. Their businesses were shut down completely. Thanks to the FBI, IT backups, and great IT support, they were able to restore business in just over a week, but it took months for everything to be restored and verified as secure. Even though they were able to avoid paying the ransom, the cost was over six figures each.
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