Tag: Business owners

Throughout the year we will be adding to our list of 40 women over 40 who are influential in their industries, their businesses, and the community at large. Keep checking in to see who we add to the list. We are also accepting your recommendations. Just leave your suggestion...
10 Business Tips to Give Your Start-up a Boost Before you jump into entrepreneurship, there are certain things you’ll want to know in order to succeed. Here is just a summary of some of those important things you must consider before embarking on the brave journey of entrepreneurship. Granted, you’ll need...
PRICING:  ARE YOU PRICING LIKE A….. CONSUMER OR A BUSINESS OWNER? One of the major obstacles we face in growing our businesses is learning HOW to ACCURATELY PRICE our product or service to make a PROFIT!  There are several factors involved in making our pricing decisions. Some factors are logical and some...
6 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Business For every successful business, there are just as many unsuccessful ones that started at the same time, in the same industry and with about the same capital as the successful ones. Why then did some succeed even when the playing field was...
Being in business is one thing; staying in business is something else entirely. Staying in business will be determined by how much money you bring in, how much of that you actually get to keep, and how well you manage it. At the end of the day, business is about "MONEY"....
Licensed realtor and young adult mentor Shaquanna Wilson has released a new book titled From Debt to Deeds Planner, which offers readers a cost-effective, easy-to-follow tool for creating a budget, fixing credit, and understanding the process of purchasing and paying off a home. The book also reveals surprising racial disparities among...
Opportunities are not like buses.  Another one doesn't  just come around again when you miss one. Nor can you put them on layaway and ask somebody to keep it on hold while you wait to decide, or alter them to fit your needs and your timeframe. So why do...
Many people work long and hard to get access to the right opportunity. The right opportunity can lead you in the right direction, and get you closer to your goals. So why then do people pass up opportunities in hopes that, like a bus, another will come along?  I...
Are You Making Money? Being in business is one thing; staying in business is something else entirely. Staying in business will be determined by how much money you bring in, how much you actually get to keep, and how well you manage it. At the end of the day, business is...
Do you know what information is on your desk? Do you have documents that should have been answered, hidden somewhere under a pile?  Generally, you’ll find yourself with a messy desk because you have no system in place.  Here are some tips to overcome the barrage of papers covering your...
The Grey-Haired Job Seeker Don’t be discouraged, there is still hope if you are a fabulous, female over 50 and seeking employment.  Some industries value the unique experience, the work ethics and drive that a woman of a certain age undoubtedly brings to the world of employment. During our recent...
Nationwide -- Meet Cindy Tawiah, an entrepreneur from Maryland who has revolutionized the beauty industry by launching the first-ever automated vending machine that sells natural hair care products. Her company, Diva By Cindy, is an all-natural and alcohol-free haircare brand with extreme detangling abilities.  As a teenager, Cindy was inspired to make...
Step out of the Shoebox: Simple Tips to Organize Your Receipts by Peggy Duncan When I started my business 14 years ago, as part of the Accounting section of my filing system, I had a folder for each vendor I paid regularly (e.g., gas, light, office supplies). When I found myself...
Is Your Net Working? By Ola R. Jackson   With all the networking seminars, summits, workshops and conferences being held throughout the country, I still find myself asking if some people really understand what networking is all about. I believe that networking is about formulating mutual relationships, not getting into a relationship simply...