make it work retreat

Eventbrite - Make It Work Retreat

Life doesn’t always go the way we plan and when that happens we have to find a way to make it work. This is the idea that created the #MakeItWorkRetreat conference.


The organizer of #MakeItWorkRetreat is Janeane Davis, J. D., President and Chief Executive Officer of James, Davis and Associates, publisher of the blog Janeane’s World. She believes that every working mom can succeed and be happy with the right encouragement, inspiration and motivation which is why she created the blog Janeane’s World. She works each day to create resources designed to encourage, inspire and motivate women to be their best at work and home.


The #MakeItWorkRetreat was designed to encourage working moms to do what it takes to make things go well at work and home by encouraging them to take time away from home and work to learn skills, techniques and tricks to work smarter instead of merely harder.


May  20, 2017


The Convention Center at Valley Forge

1485 Valley Forge Rd.

Phoenixville, PA 19460


Too often women don’t improve in their businesses because they have responsibilities at work and home that keep them from learning new skills, getting improved techniques and networking with others to learn new tricks. The #MakeItWorkRetreat is a way for these women to attend the conference either on location or via the internet at a hotel in their home area or from their own homes.


The retreat is held live in one location where there are live participants. Others can participate in the conference events via the internet. Internet participants will be able to see and hear all that is occurring at the live event. They will be able to ask questions via the chat feature on the streaming video software used to stream the conference.

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8:15 to 9:30         Registration
8:15 to 9:00         VIP Confidence Building Session with Janeane Davis, J.D.  (Janeane’s World)

Creating Confidence Begins and Ends in Your Mind – Learn how to create the confidence you need before you leave bed in the morning. In addition, take home a copy of the book “Creating Confidence Begins and Ends in Your Mind.”  

9:15 to 9:30        Welcome
9:40 to 10:20       Why Your Business Needs a Blog with Pam Brown Margolis (An Unconventional Librarian)

A blog helps your business share messages and important information with your customers. This session will tell you why your business needs a blog.

10:30 to 11:10    The Art of Story Telling with Rachee Fagg (Say it Rah-Shay)

No matter what kind of business you have or what you do, it all boils down to telling customers a story. This session will teach you the basics of storytelling and help you be a better story teller.         

11:10 to 11:50    Health and Wellness for the Small Business Owners with Michele Brosius (Just 2 Sisters)

You cannot do your best at your business or in life if you do not pay attention to your own health and wellness. This session will teach you the importance of health and wellness and get started living a life of health and wellness.

12:00 to 1:00      Lunch Provided by #MakeItWorkRetreat

Enjoy a delicious hot meal while you chat with fellow attendees

1:10 to 1:50        Taxes and Accounting for Small Businesses

Business works best when you understand taxes and accounting for yourself. This session will give you the basics you need to handle routine accounting duties and stop being afraid of the IRS.

2:00 to 2:50       Using Photos to Tell A Story with Wanda Thomas (MadCris Images)

A picture is worth 1,000 words so learn how to create the picture that shares the words in your heart. This session will teach you how to use photos to tell a story without you saying or writing a word.

3:00  to 3:45      Creating an Elevator Pitch to Share Your Message with Janeane Davis (Janeane’s World)

The right elevator pitch instantly tells the listener who you are and what you do. During this session, you will create an elevator pitch that shares your message perfectly.

3:45 to 4:00         Closing Remarks