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 […]

We Salute the HomeGirl CEO Millennial

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We are Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Mom

FollowShare Celebrate yourself, or some other entrepreneurial mom. Go to our website and leave information about your business in the comment section of this post.   We may contact you to be featured in our next newsletter, or post your story on our sites.       Whether you are going solo, in a partnership, […]

Photo Shoot for the 25th Anniversary Edition of Onyx Woman Magazine

FollowShare Day one of the production of the 25th Anniversary edition of Onyx Woman magazine. Three days of photo fun with some dynamic women, awesome make-up artist Tammy Scott, and great photographer Leah Johns. We have pulled together 25 women who will be a part of our print celebration. We are celebrating the accomplishments of […]

Chatham Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship: Business Leaders Breakfast Series

FollowShare The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University creates economic opportunities for women through entrepreneurial education and training, mentoring, and networking. Building on Chatham University’s tradition of educating women for 145 years, The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University has provided quality education and training for women entrepreneurs since 2005. http://www.chatham.edu/cwe The Women Business […]

Public Relations: The Business of Branding!

FollowShare   So you want a career in public relations, or in today’s world we could call it “Branding?” I started my PR career volunteering for a small community organization. I studied marketing in college, and I found my PR class to be the most fulfilling. Yes, I did say “class” because I was only […]

Women to Watch – Sonia Booker

FollowShare Sonia Booker Wealth builder, educator, author and speaker Sonia Booker is one of the nation’s leading “Go To” wealth experts.  Known for her down-to-earth approach, her messages are inspirational and empowering; encouraging people to go from everyday living to wealth building.  Self-determination led Sonia to national prominence, first recognized by Allstate as one of […]

Where Would You Be If Only You Stayed Focused!

FollowShare   One of the biggest problems that I see in people not getting to where they want to be is their inability to stay on track.  Too many people jump around initiating new ideas without even completing what they originally started. Just think where you would be if you would have started that business you […]

Fear Don’t Live Here Anymore!

FollowShare Tell “Fear” that you won’t need any company today. No, you are not going to play hostess to their desires. Tell “FEAR” your lease is up and you can no longer reside in my head, so you better get to steppin’ Open the door and send “FEAR” on his way. Tell “FEAR” good-bye and […]

We Made it!

FollowShare We hope that the stories we pull together on our web site will help to motivate you to make your 25 year landmark. We write stories to help you start and grow your business. We spotlight role models and mentors who can show you the way. Keep checking in at: www.onyxwoman.com. Have you made […]

Hey Lady, Move That Mountain!

FollowShare   Sometimes no matter how hard you try, it seems like something is standing in the way of success. You can prepare and put as much as you can in place but unexpected obstacles manage to slow down the process in ways that make every goal seem harder to reach. Overcoming Obstacles is our theme for […]

What Would You Do if Something Wasn’t Holding You Back?

FollowShare   Excuses… excuses, they come in handy. Excuses are a safeguard to protect us from the truth about why we are not doing what we want to do, or what we need to do. Let’s say no barriers are blocking you from accomplishing your dreams and living life to the fullest. Now, how does your […]

7 Signs of Change

FollowShare   1. You don’t do the same things you used to do 2. You think differently than you used to 3. You act differently than you used to 4. You feel differently than you used to 5.  You let go of things that you used to hold on to 6. You see positive changes that are […]

Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship: Think Big Forum

FollowShare “BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN PITTSBURGH” The Center is celebrating our 10th anniversary of serving women entrepreneurs in the greater Pittsburgh region, and as a part of that celebration is highlighting women business owners in the Pittsburgh area who innovate for women in their products or services for our […]