The Purse Strings Network is a fast-growing virtual forum that addresses the needs of today’s women entrepreneurs. What makes us unique is that you can connect with women around the country through the various features on the Purse Strings Network website.
Our approach is to help each other be successful by sharing meaningful information such as lessons learned, referrals and hot tips. This mindset creates a giving and mutually beneficial environment. The website is a valuable tool that allows you to virtually share so you can save time and money. In addition, many members further their business relationships at FREE monthly in-person meetings where they can continue to share their successes and lessons learned and get help themselves.
Our mission is to build relationships and make connections among entrepreneurial women consultants and small business owners for the purpose of sharing, mentoring and learning in order to grow a prosperous business and live enriched lives.
1.Servant Leadership – we focus on helping our members enhance their wealth creating potential
2.Learning – we provide the tools and environment to share lessons learned and best practices
3.Entrepreneurship – we leverage the experience of enterprising women who grow through risk and initiative
4.Integrity – we adhere to moral and ethical principles and value honesty and good moral character
5.Passion – we are strong and enthusiastic about achieving success for ourselves and the members we serve
Purse Strings Network founder Kathy Minchew decided it was time to capitalize on her 30 years of industry experience doing business with the federal government. After a year owning her own business, Kathy found herself mentoring other women consultants and sharing the challenges she overcame that led to her now thriving consultancy business.
One day, while mentoring colleague Sharon Payne, Kathy discussed the idea of women having a regular forum to help one another grow their business. Soon after, a small group of women met for their very first breakfast meeting at the Silver Diner in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
Shortly thereafter, another colleague, Nikki Hughes, attended her first meeting. She was so impressed with the caliber of experience, camaraderie, and sharing that she and Kathy partnered to build the nationwide network so that they could help as many women business entrepreneurs as possible.