Black History Month: Make History By Creating Your Own Opportunities!

FollowShare     It was Mother’s Day, 1991, when I received a handmade Mother’s Day card from my staff that read; “Happy Mother’s Day from the staff of Jackson Communication.” (Later the name changed to OWN: Onyx Woman Network).  My husband, Daryl and my son, Armon were my only two unofficial staff. At the time, […]

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Building Your Business

FollowShare 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 leveled? The answer lies […]

10 Business Tips to Give Your Start-up a Boost

FollowShare 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 to have more […]

Are You Having Problems with Your Manager?

FollowShare MANAGEMENT ISSUES ANYONE? Are you having issues with your manager/supervisor? You are not alone. This can be something you can easily overcome once you identify the problem and establish a plan to be an active participant in creating a better workplace atmosphere. Leaders vs. Managers Managers regulate and control processes and procedures. Leaders use […]

Experiencing Life Changes in Her 50s Did Not Stop Her

FollowShare Lisa Stevens Poet/writer Looking back and wondering where did the time go? I was just in my twenties feeling as though the world was mine to conquer. I had a good job, a nice home, a son who is doing great… I couldn’t complain. Never would I imagine that in my 50’s I would […]

Diane Linston Creates “Fashions Beyond Your Imagination”

FollowShare   Styles of Imagination was voted best clothing company in Maple Heights 2014. Diane Linston was featured in the 2016, 11th anniversary edition of “Who’s Who Black in Cleveland Ohio. Being the only African American female manufacturer company Maple Heights very own Fashion Designer, Diane Linston steps out as one of the most talented […]

Renee M. Beavers Planting a Seed for Healthy Eating

FollowShare Renee M. Beavers roots began with grandparents who clearly were aware of the importance of an organic, whole food and vegetarian lifestyle. At four years old, she recalls being taught the importance of eating homemade, unprocessed foods and developed a distinct understanding as to why pure distilled water was essential to good health. Her […]