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  LOcal Free Networking Events

Small Business Milwaukee

Free Networking events held the 2nd Monday Evening in Hales Corners and 3rd Tuesday Evening in West Allis Meetup|Eventbrite

Milwaukee Business Professionals MeetUp

Meet every other Friday morning at Bakers Square Restaurant from 8:00am – 10:00am conveniently located near Hwy 100 and National Ave Meetup

PWOW - Professional Woman of Wisconisn

Free Networking Events. Every 4th Tuesday Evening at the Brass Key in Greenfield. Meetup

Step Into Networking

Meeting every second Wednesday of the month from 9:00 am-10:00 am at the Terrace 167, 3210 Wis. Hwy. 167, Richfield, WI 53076 Meetup

Newaukee

Local events, free networking, supporting local businesses. Website | Meetup

Ozaukee Women's Network

Association of non-competing, professional business women who meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month late morning. Grafton area, Meetup

   Local Paid Networking Group/Memberships

RelyLocal Small Business Networking Meetup

Advertise your Business with RelyLocal. Local Networking events. Racine, Hales Corners, Kenosha Website | Meetup

Network After Work - Milwaukee Networking Events

Rotating Locations. Events once a month. $15.00 per event. Meetup

Downstream: Inspired Growth For Business Owners

Supporting growth-minded entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals, host  conversation series. Brookfield $25.00 a session Meetup

WBON Women Business Owners Network

WBON is a supportive and diverse community of women business owners committed to building authentic relationships that enhance personal, professional and business development. Paid Membership  Website | Meetup

Women in Technology Wisconsin

Non-profit organization. Events are held in Northeast WI, South Central WI, and Southeast WI. 3 Membership Levels Website

Wisconsin Business Owners

“Lunch & Learn” held on the last Friday of the month. $25 fee per event. Held in Brookfield Meetup

   Local Networking Chapters

Dynamic Professional Women's Network Wisconsin

Meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday at McGinn’s on 5901 West Bluemound Rd. Guest can visit twice in a 12 month period. Website | Meetup

 

EWI of Milwaukee

Milwaukee Chapter of Executive Women International. Regular Monthly Meetings

Website

   LOcal BNI Groups

BNI Rock N' Referrals - Waukesha Business Networking

Every Week on Thursday morning in Waukesha at Crush Wine Bar. Meetup 

Your Title Goes HereRacine | Mt Pleasant BNI Strictly Business Networking

Every Week wednseday Mornings in Racine. Meetup

The Milwaukee Small Business Meetup Group

BNI Referral Stream. Meets Thursday mornings at Benny’s Cafe in Milwaukee Meetup

   LOcal Chamber Groups

Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce

 Paid Events. Paid Membership  Meetup

   Local Free Educational events/Meetups

Milwaukee WordPress Meetup for Beginners to Intermediate Users

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DIVI Theme

Elegant Themes Divi Nation – Free event- Teaches Divi Theme. Meets every 2nd Tuesday evening of the month. West Allis. Meetup

Milwaukee Online Marketing Group

Meets every first Thursday evening of the Month in West Allis. Free event. Meetup

Greater Milwaukee Area WordPress Meetup

– New and experienced, young and old, designers, developers, marketers and business owners. Random Events – Follow on Meetup

MKE Beginners to Intermediate Search Engine Optimization/SEO

Meets every Third Thursday evening of the month in West Allis Meetup

Racine WordPress Meetup Group

Every Third Wednesday Evening at Atmosphere Collaborative Space in Racine. Meetup

Sales Masters

Every 2 weeks on Monday evenings in Brookfield Meetup

Salesforce Saturday Milwaukee

Every Second Saturday Morning of the Month at Penrod in Milwaukee. Meetup

   Local Paid Educational events/Meetups

Business Speaker Academy

Every 2nd Thursday Morning of the month in Pewaukee. $20 per class. Meetup

   Local Co-Working Spaces

FOCUS Coworking

FOCUS Coworking provides low cost shared office space for freelancers, remote workers, entrepreneurs, and business professionals.                148 E. Milwaukee Street · Jefferson, WI  Website | Meetup

   Local Small Business Start-Up Resources
  Our Favorite Tools 

Canva

Simple To Use Interface. Services: Brand Kit, Magic Resize Tool, Team Folders. Thousands Of Custom Templates And Stock Images, Easy-To-Use Editing Features, And More!

Grammerly

Communicate With Impact. Ensure Everything You Write Comes Across The Way You Intend. Present Your Best Self Every Time You Type. Make Your Writing Clear and Engaging. Easily improve any text. Eliminate grammar errors.

Google Docs

More than letters and words. Google Docs brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs.

Asana

Track, manage, and connect your projects across any team with Asana. Get started for free. From lists to boards, to calendars and gantt charts, organize work your way.

Timely

The definitive automatic time tracking tool for improving productivity and profitability. Designed for freelancers and teams of all sizes. Trial it free for 30 days.

Creator Studio

Creator Studio lets creators and publishers manage posts, insights and messages from all of your Facebook Pages in one place.

Trello

The Trello system is built on the Japanese management "kanban" principle, that involves consistent monitoring of all production phases. 

Gratitude Journal

As a perfectionist, you ignore the 99 good things and hyper-focus on the 1 bad thing. Keeping a gratitude journal will help you focus more on the good. 

Miro

Scalable, secure, cross-device and enterprise-ready team collaboration whiteboard for distributed teams. Join 9M+ users from around the world.

Evernote

Evernote is a tool that can help build a huge knowledge base for project managers. Use Evernote just as you would use a Notebook. 

Kanban Board

The Kanban board is used to visualize plus track work being done or still needs to be completed. 

Kanban Board

The Kanban board is used to visualize plus track work being done or still needs to be completed. It acts as the home for all task status and progress, since you can view all items on a single board. Tasks move across the board from left to right.

  Repurpose your Content Collection

Repurpose your Blog Article 

  • Turn it into an e-book
  • Turn it into a script for a video or podcast
  • Take pieces of it and create a social media post
  • Take pieces and use on Reddit, Quora or Medium
  • Repurpose the blog as a guest post (make sure to give credit)
  • Pull quotes from the article to use on Social media
  • Repost on social using different headers
  • Host a live Q&A about your blog article
  • Use your blog post bullet points to create questions to interview customers
  • Use the Instagram polling feature to create questions pertaining to your blog article and then direct them to your article
  • Turn your blog article into a presentation
  • Use paid promotion to advertise your blog article
  • promote it in your newsletter
  • post on selected social media groups such as Facebook and Linkedin
  • Use content to create an infographic

Repurpose your Video

  • Transcribe your videos and make into a blog post
  • post video to facebook video library
  • Break up the video into 1-2 minute bite-size pieces and put on social media and websites
  • Greate a looping gif on the main points of the video
  • Add video to Instagram as well
  • Repost on social using different headers
  • Host a live Q&A about your video
  • Break up Videos to 15-sec clips to add to your Instagram story
  • Break up your video into bite-sized lessons
  • Post your Video on Linkedin
  • Turn video content into a Slideshare deck-  turn those slides into article material
  • Turn your video into a podcast
  • Promote in your newsetter
  • post on selected social media groups such as Facebook and Linkedin
  • Use content to create an infographic

Repurpose your Podcast 

  • Host a live Q&A about the podcast
  • Break up your podcast into small chunks used as a heading for a new blog article
  • Create an image for your podcast and pin to Pinterest
  • Feature it in your newsletter
  • post on selected social media groups such as Facebook and Linkedin
  • Use content to create an infographic
  • Create videos from your podcast material
  • pull quotes from the podcast and create images
  • produce a transcript, post as a blog article
  • create audiograms
  • create an infographic
  • turn your podcasts into Ebooks
  • Create discussion topics on Linkedin from the podcast
  • create episode summaries and post on social
  • make free downloads
  • Send an email series
  • Use Clammr to create short podcast clips to post on social

Repurpose your Images  

  • Create a Pinterest page and boards to post your images with content
  • Feature it in your newsletter
  • post on selected social media groups such as Facebook and Linkedin
  • Create a different version of the same images
  • Put a variety of images into a slideshow video
  • use images to create an infographic
  • use images with content to create an e-book
  • Post on Instagram
  • Use for a presentation 
  • Use on all your blog articles
  • use images to create a tutorial 
  • create a photo collection on Facebook
  • create a gallery on your website 
  • add to Flickr
  • Post to Google My Business
  • create a video
  • turn it into a GIF

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