The Art of Pricing and Negotiation

Come join us for our next meeting on March 29 as we learn about Pricing and Negotiation. Vanessa Oshima, General Manager, Women’s Category, at Nike Japan, will lead an interactive workshop on identifying and developing strategies for successful price setting and negotiating in business– often referred to as an art, as much as a skill. Vanessa`s […]

Published on 20th February 2017

Get Branded!

Learn how to raise your business’s visibility through branding at the Women’s Start-Up Club’s third meeting of the 2016-2017 year. Risa Sasaki of Yoroshiku Fantastic K.K. will share her journey as a successful entrepreneur and will provide insights on how to successfully brand your business. The meeting will be a combination of presentation and workshop-styles, so get […]

Published on 16th December 2016

Business Plans: Why They Are Essential

At our second Women’s Start-up Club meeting of the 2016-2017 year, Joanne Wilkinson, a successful entrepreneur, will share her insights on business planning and business plans and why every start-up should have one. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of having, or not having, a business plan and how to create one that works for your business. Take […]

Published on 23rd October 2016

Your Business: Offers, Challenges and Needs

Come “brag” a little about what you’ve accomplished in your business. Tell us what you’re proud of and share your story with like-minded women in Tokyo. Even if you do not yet have a business, or are still small, this meeting is an opportunity to share what you offer, the challenges you’re facing and what […]

Published on 18th July 2016

Outsourcing, Hiring, Partnering and Firing

When you start out as a one-woman show, you do it all yourself. Tax, admin, website, email, scheduling, cleaning, bills, cooking, bookkeeping, stationery, banking, finances, invoicing, creating, writing . . . the list goes on. At some point, you’ll grow and will need to take the necessary steps to GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED. But […]

Published on 18th March 2016

February Women’s Start-Up Club: Starting, Building and Transitioning a Business in Japan

Starting, Building and Transitioning a Business in Japan with Anne Good Back in the mid-2000s, while on holiday in Thailand, Anne said to a friend, “I’d love to start my own business, but I’m not sure I could do it.” That friend went on to say, “I think you’d be great, I think you should […]

Published on 23rd January 2016

December Women’s Start-Up Club: Tax Advice for Business Owners and Start Ups

December Women’s Start-Up Club with Tax Consultant Yasuko Mori Does my income tax rate change if I own a small business? How should I charge for consumption tax? What can I count as legitimate expenses in running my business? Starting a new business can be daunting, and fraught with questions. These are just a few […]

Published on 11th November 2015

October Women’s Start-Up Club: Recovering from Disaster with Tracey Northcott

October Women’s Start-Up Club:  Recovering from Disaster with Tracey Northcott How do you recover when disaster strikes your business; encounter a PR or financial disaster, lose clients, your reputation, and your platforms to conduct business? How do you face a backlash of personal attacks, demands for compensation and stare down the barrel of bankruptcy and […]

Published on 8th October 2015

June Women’s Start‐Up Club Meeting ‐ What You Should Know About Social Media Marketing and Internet Security

This month our first speaker Daphne will share her experience on teaching herself how to effectively use social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn for the company she works for, that had little previous presence on the social media. Learning from her experience will help us to apply this to our own situations. Meanwhile, our […]

Published on 25th May 2015