Ten Steps to Starting a Business

FollowShare Ten Steps to Starting a Business Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and establish- ing as a legal entity. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage the process of starting your own business. Step 1: Business Plan Templates Use these tools and resources to create and write […]

Is Your Networking?

FollowShare 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 to […]

Can We Talk: Public Speaking Strategies

FollowShare By Denise Turney Speaking in public is an effective way to grow your career or your business. For entrepreneurs, the right presentation can create enthusiasm in listeners that generates word-of-mouth buzz about you, your products and/or services. You will build trust in listeners if you deliver your message with confidence. By organizing the substantive […]

The Grey Haired Job Seeker: Over 50 and Looking for Work

FollowShare Don’t be discouraged, there is  still hope if you are a fabulous, female over 50 and seeking employment.  There are industries that value the experience, the work ethics and drive that a woman of a certain age  brings to the world of employment. Seek out employment agencies and even part-time and temporary employment. There […]

Learn. Grow. Connect Conference for Women in Business

FollowShare Learn. Grow. Connect. A Conference for Women in Business Saturday, November 3, 8:30am-1pm A half-day conference at Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus in Gibsonia, PA for women to move their businesses forward, with sessions focusing on growing your market, HR, exit strategies, CRM/EOP/POS software, and cybersecurity. Register before October 30 to take advantage of our […]

LaKeisha Wolf is Walking in Her Truth

FollowShare LaKeisha Wolf, Artist & Entrepreneur How many years have you been in your industry? 16 years as a natural care product “mixologist” and healing arts practitioner. 10 years in non-profit management. What has been your greatest inspiration? Mother Earth. My connection to nature and all that is; and the knowledge that all of us […]

Sharise M. Nance is a Sistah Impacting Lives

FollowShare Sharise M. Nance, LCSW, CCTP Vitamin C Healing HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC   How many years have you been in your industry?   I have 19 years of experience in the social services profession and 11 years as a practicing mental health therapist. My company HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC will celebrate 5 years on November […]

Entrepreneur of the Year: Donna Baxter Porcher Has Found Her Purpose

FollowShare Donna Baxter Porcher Founder & CEO Soul Pitt Media What has been your greatest inspiration?  I often think, what if our ancestors had access to what we have now?  My motto has been “get online or get left behind”, but additionally, it’s also about the quality of your engagement when you’re on there.  Who knew that […]

Black-Owned Daily Room Rental App Makes History

FollowShare Cathy Burch, is the founder of Daily Room Rentals (BlackNews.com) — For the first time in history, a Black-owned portal website and app has been developed to compete in the same space as AirBnB with a unique twist of its own. It’s called DRR which stands for Daily Room Rentals, and the web site […]

What Does Dedication Mean to You?

FollowShare   So, I know what your probably thinking in your head…. Is she talking about marriage? Well, no not exactly but that is the picture i get in my head when I am thinking about what dedication means to me. With dedication comes loyalty, pain, tears, disappointment, happiness, sadness and much more! I think […]

Summer Business Series: Is Your Business Making Money?

FollowShare 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”; you have to also […]

5 Tips for Today’s Freelance Entrepreneurs

FollowShare (BPT) – From millennials who have been grinding away in the workplace for a few years to Gen Xers looking to move out of their cube, many have been intrigued by the possibility of freelancing. It means the freedom to set your own hours, to work closely with clients, to be your own boss […]

At My Age: Women’s Wellness Forum – Register Here!

FollowShare   You Don’t Want to Miss This Empowerment Forum Spend the day with us as we educate and provide you with information that focuses on the issues women must address to become informed evolving women. Whether you want to start a business, focus on your finances, or need to learn more about self-care, the At My Age Women’s […]

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, […]