Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Women Business Owners Discuss Confidence

Four-D College President and founder Linda Smith and five other female entrepreneurs will discus confidence at "Chain of Confidence," an event being put on  Thursday, Feb. 25 by the National Association of Women Businss Owners - Inland Empire.

(RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.)  Four-D College President Linda Smith and five other female entrepreneurs will discuss on Feb. 25 how they obtained the confidence necessary to become successful business owners.

The National Association of Women Business Owners – Inland Empire is hosting this conference, which takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Four Point Sheraton Hotel, 11960 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga.

“We will describe the role of confidence in business,” said Smith, who is the founder of Four-D College, a private Christian college focusing on nursing and other health care professions.

“Our goal is to build confidence in new and potential business owners, especially women, and to build awareness of the impact of women-owned businesses in the Inland Empire,” Smith said. “We are out there by the thousands. We have an impact on the hiring of hundreds of thousands of people, and we generate millions of dollars to put back into our local economy.”

Other participants in the panel are: Moderator and host Fran Boytos, national sales trainer and director for BeautiControl; Ursula Mentjes, certified sales coach and author; Robin De-Ivy, certified nutrition specialist and founder of Necessary Nutrition, LLC, Gwen Thibeaux, motivational speaker, author and president of National Association of Women in Business – Inland Empire; and Elise Rainey, a former model and ballerina who now owns beauty consulting service Image by Elise.

Early registration, available until Feb. 14, is $15. To register, go to For more information call (951) 259-5198 or email
The National Association of Women Business Owners represents the interests of  America’s women business owners, propelling them into greater economic, social and political influence worldwide. Women-owned businesses are the fastest-growing segment of the economy, which NAWBO estimates at 10 million. .

The Inland Empire chapter is one of 80 across the United States. It estimates there are nearly 100,000 women-owned businesses in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, generating about $32 billion annually in sales.

NAWBO - Inland Empire’s strives to increase growth and profitability of women-owned businesses, influence business and economic issues at the local, state and national levels of government, build women business owners’ relational networks, provide information and education about women-owned businesses and encourage more women to start their own businesses.

Four-D College provides education in the growing health care field at locations in Colton and Victorville. Four-D College offers programs in vocational nursing, medical assistant, medical billing and coding, dental assistant, massage therapy and pharmacy technician.

New courses begin monthly at Four-D College and courses are available in the morning, afternoon and evening to meet the needs of working students. Call (909) 783-9331 or in the High Desert call (760) 962-1325; for more information, or go to