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How To Start Your Own Business or Consulting Practice

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Monday, November 5, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

How To Start Your Own Business or Consulting Practice

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Early Bird
Registration must occur 21 days before event.
Ended $215.00 $0.00
General Registration Ended $240.00 $0.00
Group Rate (3 or more)
Discount rates are available for groups of three or more. For large groups or more purchasing options, please call us at 800-866-0919.
Ended $210.00 $0.00

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Event Details



MCLEAN, VA  22107
Monday, November 5, 2012  | 8:00AM - 4:00PM


Would you like more flexibility, more money, and a chance to leave the institutional bureaucracy behind? Do you want to work from home or feed your creative side? Whether you want to become a legal nurse consultant, education specialist, nurse massage therapist, or open a staffing agency, the basics of starting and successfully operating a business are the same. If you're thinking about business ownership, you already have a business in place, or you’re just curious for that next stage in your life, this program is for you. Learn to live your dream from one of the country's most successful nurse entrepreneurs.

Business ownership is a growing trend as the job market shifts and traditional jobs diminish. Contrary to what you might think, this is a great time to start certain types of businesses. Find out which ones! And while this program is presented to nurses, the business advice, information, and resources applies to anyone starting/operating a business.

Get all of your business questions answered; Network with like-minded individuals; Leave felling energized, excited, empowered and ready for action!

This continuing education workshop, held in McLean, VA will highlight “need to know” information for moving to the next phase of your career.


If you're thinking about business ownership, you already have a business in place and need to take it to the next level, or you're just curious for that next stage in your life, this seminar is for you.

Key course benefits:


•Learn how to effectively market your business and yourself


•Uncover new sources for financing a business


•Identify key accounting considerations


•Discuss types of insurance needed by business owners


•Uncover numerous Internet resources for online business information


Additional topics covered:


•Challenges and rewards of business ownership


•Assessing your entrepreneurial potential


•Legal issues to consider


•Setting up your office


•How to set fees


•Contracts, proposals and other important paperwork


•Developing a marketing plan that works


•Identifying your target market


•Developing effective marketing materials


•How to promote your product or service


•Web site development


Additional benefits:


·Get all of your business questions answered


·Discuss ways to minimize liability


·Network with like-minded individuals


·Learn about other successful nurse entrepreneurs


-Find out what types of businesses and services are in demand


-Tips for using social media, direct mail campaigns, and web site optimization


All participants will receive cutting-edge live instruction from career expert Donna Cardillo, will have access to seminar-only materials and resources, and will receive a continental breakfast. Those seeking continuing nursing education credits will receive 6.0 contact hours of education and a certificate.


Early Bird (by October 24, 2012) : $215
Registration Fee: $240
Group (3+): call for details


For more details please call
Gannett Education: 1-800-866-0919


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Donna Cardillo, RN is the Career Guru for Nurses and the “Dear Donna” columnist at nurse.com. She is an “Expert” blogger at DoctorOz.com and the former “Healthcare Careers Expert” at monster.com. Donna’s sense of humor and animated style bring her presentations to life. Donna presents in a down to earth style that hits the mark with any audience. Her speaking style is consistently described as inspirational and dynamic. She has been characterized as motivational, down to earth, funny, approachable, upbeat, knowledgeable, professional, and a good role model.

Experience the energy and enthusiasm of a live presentation by Donna. She will ignite a fire under you and start you on a journey of exploration and discovery that will enable you to avail yourself of all that life has to offer. Donna is practicing what she preaches and is living her dream.

Donna is author of the books, The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses, Your First Year as a Nurse, 2nd Ed. and A Daybook for Beginning Nurses.


•National Speakers Association

•American Nurses Association

•New Jersey State Nurses Association

•New Jersey League for Nursing

•National Association of Women Business Owners and its International affiliates

•Sigma Theta Tau International


Donna Cardilla, RN,MA  

info@dcardillo.com | 732-449-9666

"Don't sell yourself short or underestimate the value of your nursing credential and background. That RN is something that we all worked long and hard to achieve. The public consistently ranks RNs as the most trustworthy of all professionals. Every RN possesses a great body of knowledge and experience that is valuable and marketable in a variety of settings. Besides that, our nursing background enhances everything we do in healthcare and beyond. It sets us apart. Be proud of those initials after your name and promote them proudly."

- Donna Cardillo


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8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM

Realities of business ownership

  • Challenges and rewards
  • Assessing your entrepreneurial potential
  • Financing your business venture
  • Getting ready for action
10:15 AM


10:30 AM

Business basics

  • Legal, insurance, and accounting issues to consider
  • Setting up your office
  • How to set fees
  • Contracts, proposals, and other annoying paperwork
12:00 PM

Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 PM

Marketing your business

  • Developing a marketing plan that works
  • Identifying your target market
  • Developing effective marketing materials
  • How to promote your product or service
2:15 PM


2:30 PM

Secrets of success

  • Valuable resources
  • Networking and mentoring
  • Setting goals
  • Success stories
4:00 PM Adjournment

Hotel Information

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Seminar will be held at:

Gannett Headquarters

7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22107

There are no special arrangements for discounted hotel rooms for this seminar. The hotels below, local to Gannett Headquarters, are listed for your convenience.

Hilton McLean
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22012

Courtyard Tysons Corner Fairfax
1960-A Chain Bridge Road
McLean,VA 22102

Residence Inn Tysons Corner Mall
8400 Old Courthouse Road
Vienna, VA 22182

Residence Inn Tysons Corner
8616 Westwood Center Drive
Vienna, VA 22182

Tysons Corner Marriott
8028 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182



Route 66 from Washington D.C.:
Take Route 66 West.Follow signs to Route 267, Dulles Toll Road.Exit at Route 123 South, Chain Bridge Road. After passing under I-495, stay in the far right lane. Exit right onto Tysons Boulevard. Turn right onto Galleria Drive that becomes Westpark Drive. At the first traffic light turn right onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 Jones Branch Drive will be approximately ½ mile on the right.

From the Capital Beltway (I-495):
Take exit 46A (Tysons Corner/Route 123/Chain Bridge Road South). Stay in the right lane and take the first right exit onto Tysons Boulevard.Turn right onto Galleria Drive that becomes Westpark Drive.Turn right at the first traffic light onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 Jones Branch Drive will be approximately ½ mile on the right.

George Washington Parkway North from Washington D.C.:
Take the Virginia exit from the George Washington Parkway onto I-495 South (the Capital Beltway). Continue on I-495 South for about 2 miles. Take Exit 46A (Tysons Corner/Route 123/Chain Bridge Road South exit). Stay in the far right lanes. Exit at first right onto Tysons Boulevard. Turn right onto Galleria Drive that becomes Westpark Drive. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 will be about ½ mile on the right.

Dulles (Limited ) Access Road:
Exit onto the right ramp Route 7, Leesburg Pike/Tysons Corner. Immediately get in the far left lane. Turn left onto Spring Hill Road, then right onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 Jones Branch Drive will be about ½ mile on left.

Route 267, TheDulles Toll Road:
Exit Route 267, the Dulles Toll Road, from the far right lane onto Spring Hill Road. Toll will be $.25. When leaving Toll Booth get into left lane at the traffic light. Exit onto one of the two left lanes of Spring Hill Road and turn left at the first traffic light onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 will be approximately ½ mile on the left.
There are three entrances to the Gannett Building from Jones Branch Drive: The Guard House, South Employee Entrance, and Service/Employee Entrance. Guests should enter through the Service/Employee Entrance.



Coming east on Jones Branch Drive, the parking entrance is the third on the right, once you see the Gannett Building.Coming west on Jones Branch Drive, the parking entrance is the first on the left. Signs are posted for all events indicating Event/Visitor Parking.

Once you arrive at the garage, indicate that you are with Gannett Healthcare Group’s seminar titled Career Alternative for Nurses and the Security Guard on duty will direct you to parking locations.

You’ll be instructed to park on Level P2.This is the top of the Garage and is not connected to the building, but it is a quick walk from this level of the garage to the building.Once you enter the building, a set of stairs takes you down to the Lobby.

The Security Desk is located on the right across from our Convenience Store, The Daily Item.You MUST check in with Security, show ID and you will receive a name badge.Security of Signage will direct you to the seminar.

Complimentary parking is available.

Event Tips

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Fee includes instructional materials and a continental breakfast. Lunch is on your own.

Seminar sites are handicapped accessible and barrier-free.

Seminar room temperatures are difficult to control. For your comfort, please plan accordingly.

ALL programs must be attended in their entirety in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Seminars:

Phone cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Cancellations received four weeks prior to the seminar receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received after four weeks and up to seven days prior to the seminar are assessed a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received seven days prior to the seminar or “no shows” are nonrefundable. Registration fees are transferable to an upcoming seminar within the same calendar year (expires December 31 each year) or to another participant. In the event that a seminar is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.

Questions? Please contact us 800-866-0919 or events@gannetthg.com.

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Seminars must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.

Gannett Education guarantees that the content of these educational activities are free from bias.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


Nurse.com educational events are provided by Gannett Education.

Gannett Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing (provider no. FBN 50-1489) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider no. CEP 13213).





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Gannett Co., Inc. - McLean, VA
7950 Jones Branch Drive
Mclean, VA 22107

Monday, November 5, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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