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Behold A New Year!

Tekelia C. Kelly, Founder & CEO-Sisters In Business, Publisher

Welcome back from the holidays! We at Sisters In Business hope you had a lovely Christmas! We have been excitedly awaiting the New Year, and the wonderful opportunity to usher in the new members, services, and events of Sisters In Business for 2007. This past year has been full and fulfilling; and I personally am approaching the New Year with reflection and refreshment. I am reflecting on all the many wonderful ways God has been good and faithful in 2006; and refreshing my mind anew to receive the new things of His will for the New Year. Though I have never seen 2007, I know that God has. So, once again, I will acknowledge Him, and look to Him to direct my paths. He can reveal to me the new things of His will for this blessed New Year. [KJV: Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19)]


Breaking News: Ruby Claytor Joins SIB
Woman of Hope, Bloomfield, Connecticut

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Bloomfield, CT Joins SIB!

Ruby Claytor, Founder and Owner of Woman of Hope Counseling in Bloomfield, Connecticut has joined the Sisters In Business Network.  Ruby's membership marks the first out-of-state client in the Sisters In Business Network; and serves as a major milestone for bringing into fruition the company's vision to connect women in small businesses with customers inside their communities, as well as connect women in small business around the world.

Congratulations, Ruby, and thank you for your partnership. We appreciate your insight and are one with your vision.  Like you said. "You never know when someone may relocate, or would like information about Woman Of Hope"; and that "Sisters In Business could certainly work in Connecticut".

Stay tuned for Ruby Claytor and Woman Of Hope's debut article in upcoming issue of the Sisters In Business.Net Newsletter.

How To Get More Customers In 2007

Customer Referrals

Customers Are Looking  for Businesses Online

Phone calls, emails, and person-to-person requests from customers seeking businesses, or needed products and services are received ongoingly at Sisters In Business; like the one received a few days ago from a woman originally from San
Antonio, Texas. She had relocated to Atlanta,
Georgia, and now lives in Calhoun, Georgia.  She has found herself in need of a local beautician.

During the  phone conversation, she explained how she and her girlfriend who had also relocated from San Antonio had both been looking for a local beautician.  Our caller went on to say how she had been on the Sisters In Business website and how she thought it was great!  She shared how she was also seeking help and information for getting her own business started.

Like the request received from our valued caller above, we have received inquiries about real estate agents, insurance agents, virtual assistants, baby sitters, florists, doctors, lawyers, accountants, beauticians, and fashion merchandisers since our opening last year in February 2006.

A CNN article  stated that about 80 percent of the Internet users questioned said they expected to find a business with a Web site that will give them information about a product they are considering buying.  The numbers of users grows daily.* (Based on 2002 data.*)  Surely, the number has grown past 80%  to date.

Needless to say, when we get requests for the businesses which we happen to have in our network, it does us proud and we happily refer members in our network to customers.  But there are times when a business that is requested is not in our network.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to join the Sisters In Business Network.  Join today and reap the many benefits of our NAME (networking, advertising, marketing, and empowerment) strategy.  We can help provide you more customer referrals. 

Customers are calling.  They could be calling for you! 

For more information about joining Sisters please email us at sistersinbusiness@comcast.net or call us at 423.421.5646.  Also, feel free to visit us online at www.sistersinbusiness.net.  


Grand Opening Ceremony
 New Website Lands On Top In Search Engines

Celebrating 1st Year &  SistersInBusiness.Net New Website Lands On Top In Search Engines

YOU ARE INVITED! to Sisters In Business '1st Year Anniversary & New Website Grand Opening Celebration'. The event is scheduled February 15, 2007, with networking and vendor exhibits starting at 11:30 AM, and ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 1:30 PM.  Event will be at the Development Resource Center (DRC) located at 1250 Market Street downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee in the USA.   The general public along with all Sisters In Business network members are invited to share in this networking  event 

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be officiated by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, For further information about the event, to advertise, or to inquire about registering for an exhibitor table, please call 423.421.5646 or email sistersinbusiness@comcast.net.  

The official website and company name change from SISTERS-IN-BUSINESS.COM to SISTERS IN BUSINESS.NET has resulted in greater internet marketing results, and has yielded first  pace, if not top-page listings in most all major search engines.  This means greater visibility and searchability for SIB network businesses.

Year In Review
2006 Inaugural Year 

Sisters In Business 2006

The Year In Review

Shown above is picture montage of Sisters In Business 1st Annual Business Women's Empowerment Luncheon, Mini-Tradeshow, and Youth Fundraiser benefiting Girls Inc. of Chattanooga.


As we anticipate all that 2007 holds for Sisters In Business with new members, new Services, new events, new website, new newsletter, and more for the New Year, all waiting in the wings to presented, we would like to reflect on the many wonderful events of 2006, that has made our first year in business such a glorious ride.  Thank you to every client, partner, vendor, advertiser, and supporter. We invite you to come with us as we continue this journey. 


Now take a walk with us down memory lane as we review some of the major news and events that took place during our first year.  See pictures and stories from the archive of 2006. Click links below.

Sisters In Business  Times Free Press Article March 22, 2006 on Inaugural Opening of Sisters In Business

Sisters In Business  Quarterly Mar 2006  First Membership Drive

Sisters In Business  Quarterly April 2006 Launching of Website and First "Pioneer" Members

Sisters In Business  Quarterly May 2006-SIB helps move women forward as Exhibitor at 1st Tennessee Economic Council on Women Summit.  SIB helps to pass the "Choices For Care Bill".

Sisters In Business  Quarterly July-Sept. 2006:-1st Annual Business Women's Empowerment Luncheon, Mini-Tradeshow, and Youth Fundraiser, Fantastic Four Women in SIB, New Partners Join

Sisters In Business Quarterly Oct-Dec. 2006-Whitaker, Houston, Tuggle, Horne, Charles Join Sisters In Business, New Business Tool Sisters In Business Award Nomination, Network News

Sisters In Business Holiday Shopping Showcase 11/4/2006 -1st Annual Shopping Showcase & Fundraiser to help Community Kitchen and Small Businesses in the Community.

Click here to see more 2006 News & Events of Sisters In Business.



New Years Business Resolution
Start Your Business in 2007
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A New Year's Business Resolution

Did you make a New Year's resolution to start a new business, or jumpstart an existing one? Then you will want to check out the new member packages of Sisters In Business.  This year Sisters In Business offers additional ways to employ our easy, effective, and affordable Business NAME Strategy, which helps you Network, Advertise, Market, and Empower (NAME) your business for better business results.


All packages are designed to publish your business information in our online and print business listing and photo directory; advetise routinely your business products and services in the Sisters In Busines.Net email marketing newsletter; link your SIB business web pages, and/or related links where your business is searchable, visible, and in high-ranking position with Sisters In Business in major internet search engines; give access to local and world markets, network your with other businesses, and more!


Join the Sisters In Business Network for as low $95.00/year with our new Starter Package or other customized member packages available in 2007.  We are now also offering the the option of making payment either one-time, or via monthly recurring payments.  See our special $50.00-Off coupon below for additional savings*.




Join the Network Today! New Starter Package $95/year

Great! Member Package Deal

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The SIB Client "STARTER PACKAGE" includes announcement of your business and publication of your business information along with photo in the Sisters In Business.Net Online Newsletter in the Breaking News section; publication in the online and print versions of the SIB Business Directory with contact info, email links, and photo; 1 copy of SIB Business Directory Booklet (Print Copy), 1-Year Annual Client Membership and Network Subscription with online/live networking and advertising, and more!

Buy Now!  We will contact you to arrange all that is needed to setup your package.  Payment can be made by mail via check or money order, or online via MC, VISA, AMEX, PAYPAL.*  To subscribe by phone or email, contact us at 423.421.5646 or sistersinbusiness@comcast.net



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Welcome to the Sisters In Business Online Newsletter and Website! Sisters In Business is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with emerging markets in other cities. This newsletter offers breaking news and information about women-owned and small businesses in your community.  You are receiving this email either upon your request, or via a mutual acquaintance's relationship.


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Best Wishes! --Tekelia C. Kelly, Publisher


Tekelia Kelly

Tekelia C. Kelly Enterprises, LLC

Sisters In Business


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