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Do you feel like you're not charging enough for the services you offer? Come learn strategies to negotiate better rates for yourself and network with other women entrepreneurs! You'll learn how
Do you feel like you’re not charging enough for the services you offer? Come learn strategies to negotiate better rates for yourself and network with other women entrepreneurs!
You’ll learn how to:
• Overcome fear and craft your case
• Spot “time wasters” and quickly move on
• Prepare effectively for client negotiations
• Strategies for negotiating your value and price
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$15 general public
$5 off for Hatch members (code: hatch5)
Seating is limited – get your tickets now!
5:30pm Networking & Appetizers
6pm–7:30pm Presentation Q&A
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Melissa Barker is a digital marketing consultant, textbook author, and mentor. Along with first-hand experience as a woman entrepreneur, Melissa specialized in negotiation during her MBA program. In addition, she worked as a debate coach and is currently a mentor for Five One Labs’ “Female Founders Fellowship” and helps female entrepreneurs in conflict-affected areas.
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1. Who can attend? Anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome! This is an inclusive event.
2. Why is this just for women? Because I believe that traditional negotiation advice falls short for women. This seminar digs into the unique challenges we face as women entrepreneurs and ways to overcome them.
3. Can I skip the networking and show up at 6pm? Absolutely! I encourage you to come to the networking but only if it works with your schedule.
NOTE: Proceeds from ticket sales for this workshop go to Lean Portland in support of our volunteer efforts with nonprofits. Whether you work for a manufacturing company, work in an office,
NOTE: Proceeds from ticket sales for this workshop go to Lean Portland in support of our volunteer efforts with nonprofits.
Whether you work for a manufacturing company, work in an office, or provide customer service, Six Sigma can help you solve important and challenging problems within your organization, using a structured approach and data analysis.
In this Six Sigma primer we’ll address:
– How the DMAIC model and analysis tools increase the chance of solving problems
– The different Six Sigma belt certification levels (Yellow, Green, Black and Master Black Belt)
– Popular analysis tools such as graphical tools, designed experiments (DOE), measurement studies, statistical process control, regression analysis and statistical software
– How Six Sigma compares to Lean
– Examples of Six Sigma applied to sustainability (environmental and social)
– Exercises for measuring time and conducting experiments
Join Brion Hurley from Business Performance Improvement to better understand how Six Sigma can be integrated into your organization.
Roots of Six Sigma
In 1986, engineers Bill Smith & Mikel J Harry introduced Six Sigma within Motorola, as a way to improve business performance, and make it easier for employees to utilize effective quality improvement tools.
Why did Motorola come up with this program? It all began in the late 1970s, when a Japanese firm took over a Motorola factory that manufactured television sets in the United States. The Japanese promptly set about making drastic changes to the way the factory operated by reducing the variation from product to product. The factory was soon producing TV sets with 1/20th the number of defects they had produced under Motorola management, and this translated to fewer warranty claims and customer complaints.
Six Sigma refers to the ability of processes to produce a very high proportion of output within specification (without defects or errors). Processes that operate with “six sigma quality” over the short term are assumed to produce long-term defect levels below 3.4 defects per million opportunities.
After Motorola achieved tremendous quality improvements, the popularity spread to other companies. Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric (GE) made it integral to his business strategy in 1995, requiring his managers to achieve Green Belt certification if they wanted to get promoted.
By the late 1990s, about two-thirds of the Fortune 500 organizations had begun Six Sigma initiatives with the aim of reducing costs and improving quality. Today, Six Sigma continues to be practiced and implemented within many manufacturing, banking, healthcare, service and financial organizations.
Lean Six Sigma Consultant
Business Performance Improvement LLC, Portland, Oregon
www.biz-pi.com | https://www.linkedin.com/in/brion-hurley-432192
Brion Hurley lean six sigma consultant portland oregon
Brion, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, teaches Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean classes, facilitates workshops and kaizen events, performs statistical analysis, and mentors and engages employees through improvement efforts in the manufacturing and office areas, with emphasis on environmental impacts within a company. In addition, he holds numerous sustainability certifications, and has experience driving sustainability efforts at both the corporate and regional level by applying process improvement techniques to reduce electricity and solid waste. He volunteers his time with nonprofits to teach and coach Lean concepts through an organization called Lean Portland. He is the author of the book, “Lean Six Sigma for Good.”
***Applications are due by June 10th!*** The next Social Pitch is on September 8th! The Social Pitch provides emerging social entrepreneurs with an opportunity to receive funding and engage the community with
***Applications are due by June 10th!***
The next Social Pitch is on September 8th!
The Social Pitch provides emerging social entrepreneurs with an opportunity to receive funding and engage the community with their projects. It is an alternative funding model for community good.
In person attendee:
Your ticket price gets you a delicious bowl of soup and a vote. At the end of the afternoon, after hearing the presentations and a short Q&A session with the do-good entrepreneurs, ballots are counted, and prizes are awarded. Remote attendee: Your ticket price gets you a vote. At the end of the afternoon, after watching the presentations and a short Q&A session with the do-good entrepreneurs, your votes via our Facebook poll will be counted, and prizes will be awarded.
What funds the cash prizes?
One hundred percent of the ticket revenue goes to funding the Cash Prizes. Your money goes directly to supporting an amazing community project or social enterprise! Thank you!
How does it work?
1. People with great, early-stage ideas (projects or startups) that will provide lasting benefit to our community submit applications, and we pick five of them to present their ideas.
2. Then, community members buy tickets to attend—whether in-person or via Facebook Live tickets—with each ticket granting the attendee a vote. If you’re an in-person attendee, you also get to enjoy freshly-baked bread and a bowl of soup brought to you by SoupCycle!
3. After the five presentations, the attendees vote, and all of the votes are tallied. The presenter with the most votes wins the cash prize!
Beyond the cash prize (everyone is a Winner.) Each presenter receives:
– Cash Prizes from ticket revenue of The Social Pitch and business service prizes (such as marketing or tech support)
– Your own custom-made promotional video to use to promote your project (value: $500)
– Pitch Clinic (value: $50)
– Up to 30 days of On-Demand membership at HatchLab PDX (value: $675)
– Plus, the experience and networking the finalists gain from being a part of this program and community (value: priceless)
Please submit here!
Hatch Innovationinfo@hatchthefuture.org 2420 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97232, 2420 NE Sandy Blvd