netlogx is a proud sponsor of the National Association of Women Business Owners Indianapolis (NAWBO) and at their last meeting I ran into a fellow NAWBO member who was thrilled to share that she had been selected for the 2012 ATHENAPowerLink® mentoring program. This brought back a flood of memories from my own selection last year and gave me the chance to reflect on what a fantastic opportunity netlogx had been given.
In late 2010 we went through the application process which in itself was a great tool to evaluate where netlogx was and where it was planning to go. The panel selected for the netlogx advisory board consisted of a business school professor, an accountant, an attorney, a chief information officer, a corporate banker, a small business owner and a communications expert, all of whom were committing their time and expertise to help netlogx find the right path to move forward.
Overall the process is a wonderful opportunity to leverage the knowledge and skills of dedicated professionals. The panel provides a sounding board and offers advice but all decisions reside with the business owners. Our initial goal for the year was to develop a new strategic plan with an emphasis on establishing an organizational structure to ensure that the business was positioned to succeed and move forward.