Women’s Start-up Club

March 2017 Women’s Start-up Club Recap: The Art of Pricing and Negotiation

April 4, 2017
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On March 29, 2017, the FEW Women’s Start-Up Club covered two crucial topics to successfully grow your business: Pricing and Negotiation.  Vanessa Oshima, General Manager, Women’s Category, at Nike Japan, first led an engaging discussion on identifying and developing strategies for successful price setting. Tanja Bach, FEW Women’s Start-Up Club Committee Member, then continued the discussion with insights on successful negotiation…

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January 2017 Women’s Start-up Club Recap: Get Branded!

January 31, 2017
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On Wednesday, January 25, Risa Sasaki of Yoroshiku Fantastic, KK introduced the FEW Women’s Start-Up Club to the world of branding. A successful brand gives a strong first impression of a company’s unique offerings, personality and values. Risa shared her experience in starting her own business, along with her expertise on building a memorable brand that represents you,…

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November 2016 Women’s Start-up Club Recap: Business Plans: Why They Are Essential

January 1, 2017
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On Wednesday, November 30,  the FEW Women’s Start-Up Club welcomed entrepreneur Joanne Wilkinson to share her insights on business plans and why every startup should have one. Here are the key takeaways on the advantages of having a business plan and how to create one that will help your business. What is a Business Plan? A business plan is a decision making tool…

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September 2016 Women’s Start-Up Club Recap: Your Business: Offers, Challenges and Needs

October 3, 2016
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FEW Women’s Startup Club (WSC) “Took Off” for its third year on Wednesday, September 28. We were delighted to welcome Tanja Bach, Carolyn Pieroway and Melanie Uematsu as the new WSC Committee for the 2016-2017 FEW year. Thirty attendees, either already operating a small business or who just have a germ or an idea, met in Hiroo to introduce their…

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Creative Business Cup 2016

September 24, 2016
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FEW Women’s Start-Up Club encourages budding and current entrepreneurs in the FEW Community to enter the Creative Business Cup. Got a creative idea for a business? This is your chance to pitch it! Open to any entrepreneur in any of the creative industries, such as design, advertising, music, art and crafts, radio & TV, leisure…

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April 2016 Women’s Start-Up Club: Outsourcing, Hiring, Partnering and Firing

April 30, 2016
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By Marie Mortreux, Public Relations and Communications Intern The April Women’s Start-Up Club meeting addressed some common problems faced by women after starting their own business. Outsourcing, hiring, partnering and firing are at the heart of decision making when having one’s own business. Three female business owners came to share their experiences in relation to…

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February 2016 Women’s Start-Up Club Event Recap: Starting, Building, and Transitioning a Business in Japan

March 1, 2016
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By Daphne van der Wielen, Canning Professional On Tuesday February 23, the FEW Women’s Start-Up Club welcomed Anne Good of Eureka! Anne is an executive, career and life coach who shared her experience and expertise about starting her own business in Japan and transferring it to the United Kingdom during our monthly meeting. Anne has been a…

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December 2015 FEW Women’s Start-Up Club Recap: Tax in Japan

December 17, 2015
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December 2015 FEW Women’s Start-up Club Recap: “Tax in Japan” with Yasuko Mori, Mori Tax Consulting Recap by Carolyn Pieroway, Organizer of Women’s Start-up Club The December 8 meeting of the FEW Startup Club focused on sobering, but essential, tax advice to business owners with a presentation by licensed tax account Yasuko Mori of Mori…

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October 2015 FEW Women’s Start-up Club Recap: Recovering From Disaster

November 3, 2015
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October 2015 FEW Women’s Start-up Club Recap: Recovering From Disaster with Tracery Northcott Recap by Sarah Everitt Furuya, Organizer of Women’s Start-up Club On Tuesday October 27, 22 small business owners and aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs gathered to hear Tracey Northcott’s story of disaster, resilience, recovery and diversification in her business. Tracey is…

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June 2015 FEW Women’s Start-up Club Recap: What You Should Know About Social Media Marketing and Internet Security

June 7, 2015
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FEW Women’s Start-up Club Meeting – June 2, 2015 Recap: What You Should Know About Social Media Marketing and Internet Security When Daphne first joined Canning Professional a year ago, the company only had a website with very little presence on the social media. The social media becoming one of her responsibilities, she had tried different…

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