HomeGirl CEO Meet-up!

FollowShare                   HomeGirl CEO on the go! Join us for a gathering of sister-entrepreneurs meeting and mingling. Spend the afternoon with like-minded business owners, meet new people, relax and win prizes. No formal agenda! Register today by clicking on the link below. She is any woman who […]

Your Home Headquarters: Thinking of Starting Your own Business?

FollowShare   Flexibility, creating your own lifestyle and being accessible to your kids may be one of the many reasons why an independent woman wants to strike out on her own. But before you take the leap, you better do your homework. This site is full of stories for fledging business owners, seasoned entrepreneurs, freelancers […]

Homegirl CEO’s, Not a Trend…A Movement!

FollowShare I can’t begin to list the many benefits of operating a home-based business…if you do it the right way. The fact that you don’t have to go out in the cold in the winter, and you can stay in a cool air-conditioned office in the summer are just the minor benefits. But, having the […]

When the Entrepreneurial Mom is also a Caregiver

FollowShare By Ola Jackson What’s a busy mom to do when she has to run her business, run her kids to the soccer game and run mom to the doctor’s office?  It can be a balancing act that can make a mom feel defeated. Mom has got to prioritize. Yes, ya gotta let even your […]

Pricing for Your Business

FollowShare 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 are not. […]

Reach Out!

FollowShare When things are not going your way. You may not need to give up. You just need to do things differently. Reach out to new ideas and explore new opportunities. FollowShare

Let’s Get Real About Entrepreneurship

FollowShare Let’s Get Real about Entrepreneurship Let’s face it… the corporate world has changed as we know it. Employees have become an expense that some employers often seek to decrease or outright eliminate. A few years ago as I was waiting for my plane to take off, instead of witnessing the traditional airline stewardess explaining the […]

Think Before You Hire…Get References!

FollowShare One of the most important decisions you will ever make about your business will be who you choose to hire. Even if you are not a business owner, the decision to spend your hard earned money on who you hope to be a reliable, dependable and committed worker should not be taken lightly. The […]

OWN Onyx Woman Network Empowerment Conference

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Wilkinsburg Chamber is All about Your Business

FollowShare The Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to you. Have you checked out the Chamber lately?  The Chamber has evolved, and is inviting you to benefit from the new services that are being provided to help you grow. Inexpensive workshops, great networking opportunities and a chance for you to get the word out […]

Photos from the 25th Anniversary Celebration for OWN Onyx Woman Network

FollowShare On September 17, 2016, some of Pittsburgh’s top women of color in business, corporate, nonprofit, politics and community service came together to be honored for their contributions to other women. Onyx Woman magazine celebrated 25 years in business by acknowledging these women of excellence. Founder Ola Jackson says for 25 years the magazine has […]

Sisters Making it Happen: Michele Rice (CEO); Melissa Rice (COO)

FollowShare Michele Rice (CEO); Melissa Rice (COO) Rice Enterprises, LLC 29 Years in the Business (started at ages of 15 and 14 respectively) OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? M&MR: Our family. We have a very entrepreneurial, hard-working, and loving family. They started businesses with a dream, talent, and fearlessness. In our family, there […]

Connie Portis Tells Us How to Turn Obstacles into Opportunities

FollowShare When I was a child, my mother had to walk while holding on to my arm. She had Syringomeyelia, a rare crippling disease. Even so, it wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized that others thought of her in a way I never did: as crippled. So many business owners find fear […]

21 Office Organizing Tips

FollowShare By Janet M. Taylor In 2015 I celebrated 21 years in business so I decided I would end the year sharing 21 tips that can help you organize your office and clear piles from your desk. I challenge you to take one of the tips and use it before the end of this year. […]