OUR SPONSORS’ THOUGHTS
Fueling Long-Term Profitability in Their Communities!
The JunipHER program has challenged me to focus on solutions that will allow my company to grow. I appreciate the 1 year length of the program which has allowed me to incorporate the modules at a pace that works for my busy life of home and career balance. The support calls have been instrumental in exposing me to the different successes and challenges that other business women are facing in a safe and supportive environment. By giving me the tools to dream bigger about my business, it has given me the confidence to recently have a conversation about my company merging with another company to better service our market. The program is relevant, user friendly, high quality and supportive.
James City County Economic Development
It has been our pleasure to work with AccelerateHER to assist small business owners grow to their potential. Zee and Francine have tremendous insights into the needs of women business owners and know the potential for growth. Most importantly, they know what businesses need to achieve that potential and can deliver those services. Their reports and presentations are professional and well-informed, and their network of businesses, mentors and experts available for consultation is ever-expanding. James City County is fortunate to have their services available to local businesses.
OUR STUDENTS’ THOUGHTS
Journeying to New Heights!
As the community of women we serve at Modern Femme™ has grown, we have been searching for the next logical step in the resources and opportunities we present to activate their personal wellness and professional growth. Engaging Francine and Zee at AccelerateHER to develop a personalized JunipHER track for the female entrepreneurs in our community has been a huge win for us and will serve as the keystone for our own development as a global initiative to redefine success for professional women. It’s quite obvious that both Zee and Francine are hugely passionate about bringing women together and equipping them with the metrics, tools and insights to break through to exponential success as business owners and CEOs. They are top notch professionals, have done their homework, and present an invaluable opportunity for women to access the support and strategies that will take them the extra mile. We’re incredibly grateful for how quickly we were able to implement a Modern Femme™ JunipHER program and know this ease is a true reflection of the women “behind the curtain.” Job well done, ladies!
Tameika Issac Devine
I have been in business for 15 years. I have run my business by recording revenues and then paying expenses. Basically just reconciling my check book every month. It was not until I joined The JunipHER Project that I understood the importance of financial statements. I now understanding budgeting, cash flow projections and profit and loss. Although I have been able to keep my doors open, I have never really truly been profitable, but with Zee and Francine’s help, I now know what I need to do to run and grow a profitable business.
The JunipHER Project has been a valuable tool in gaining knowledge and insight on various aspects of running my firm. The interactive pieces, coupled with group collaboration and support has been fabulous. From funding to developing/ tweaking my strategic plan, the program has helped me to expand my business into new markets across the country. Zee and Francine have been wonderful to work with over the last year!
Valerie A. Horner
I started my accounting firm because I enjoyed helping people navigate the tax system; I found a skill in being able to explain taxes without using numbers in a way that customers had a basic understanding of their accounting and tax situation. My business has functioned very well for almost 10 years by sticking to some basic principles and building upon those as I grew; for the first 5 years in business, I did not even have business cards because advertising was not a priority.
The JunipHER project has helped me go back through the foundation of my accounting firm and fill in some gaps to make sure the base is strong enough to support growth without collapsing upon itself. One of the important principles I maintain is that my business is very personal to me and the JunipHER project helped to evolve my thinking on how I can best create and achieve strategic objectives for my firm that ultimately affect me as a woman. Those goals are what I want for my business, myself, and my life including those around me, while maintaining the personality of my business.
The JunipHER Project has had a great influence and impact to my business. I have been in business for 12 years, and was at a turning point in the business as to which direction I should pursue next. I have been wanting to grow…but just didn’t know how to get there, or if growing was even the right decision for me and my business. I have a strong, profitable business, and wasn’t sure if I wanted to rock the apple cart, so to speak! The JunipHER Project has given me direction and a structured path to follow. It offers opportunities to share and question day-today business challenges, and how to overcome them. They have great tools to help you really look at your business and evaluate what it is you are currently doing, and where do you want to go in the future. The support network from the leaders of this Project, along with the other women is awesome! I’m so grateful to have been selected to this professional group of business women, and look forward to the rest of the Project, and the direction it will help me take my business! Thanks for the opportunity to contribute!
Jodi M. Slaughter
The JunipHER Project has totally transformed how I work my business! It has confirmed why I do what I do, has challenged me to live outside my comfort zone, has increased my creativity, and has helped me create massive growth. I am so grateful for Zee and Francine!