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 […]

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 […]

Dionna Rojas-Orta is a Sistah Doing it for Herself!

FollowShare Dionna Rojas-Orta CEO & Cultural Awareness Trainer Safe Space Communications   How many years have you been in your industry? I have been in the Human Service field for 24 years.  My experience included working in the earlier years as a paraprofessional at the Western PA School for Blind Children then shifting into the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Emerging Leader: Muffy Mendoza Motivates Brown Mamas

FollowShare Muffy Mendoza Founder & Mama Motivator Brown Mamas How many years have you been in your industry? I’ve been running PBM for 7 years. What has been your greatest inspiration? My parents. Name one person you consider a great role model and tell us why. John Henrik Clarke because he stayed true to his […]

Evolving Leader: Tammy T. Thompson Gives Advice on Following Your Dreams

FollowShare How many years have you been in your industry? I have been working with women and families in poverty in some capacity for over 15 years. What has been your greatest inspiration? My greatest inspiration has actually been the women that I’ve worked with over the years who are fighting the grasp of poverty […]

Emerging Leader: Danielle R. Davis Shares Her Greatest Inspirations

FollowShare Danielle R. Davis, Founder, Davis Consulting Solutions How many years have you been in your industry? I have been in the community economic development industry for almost 20 years. What has been your greatest inspiration? Seeing myself and others grow beyond the perceived limitations of growing up in impoverished homes and communities. To me, […]

Wendy Y. Bailey Released Her Book, “I Charge for That!”

FollowShare Master Business and Sales Coach Wendy Y. Bailey released her latest title, I Charge for That, on July 10. This business and life-changing book aims to equip entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches and consultants with the mindset shift needed to have sales conversations with confidence. According to a recent survey, almost 60 percent of buyers want […]

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 […]