Shakelah Knox Shares the Secret of Her Sweet Success

FollowShare   Shakelah Knox Keep It Sweet by Shakelah llc. K.I.S.S. Tell us about your business? Keep It Sweet by Shakelah LLC also known as K.I.S.S. is a confectionery company that specializes in all things sweet. We craft themed and gourmet desserts to fit any event, special occasion or decor. In addition, K.I.S.S. holds Sweet Craft Classes where we teach children and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Thank You to the Sponsors of the At My Age Conference

FollowShare We would like to thank those who made the At My Age Conference a success. PNC Bank www.pncbank.com   Pittsburgh Port Authority of Allegheny County http://www.portauthority.org Moriarty Consultants Home Healthcare www.moriartyconsultants.com SD Transit www.sdtransit.com The New Pittsburgh Courier www.thenewpittsburghcourier.com Eclips Hair and Nail Salon (Check them out on Facebook) Flowers in the Attic http://www.flowersintheattic.com/ […]

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 […]

Meet Stephanie Durrett, President & CEO SD Transit Inc.

FollowShare Stephanie Durrett President and CEO SD Transit, Inc. 16 Years in the Industry   OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? SD: My husband, Kenny Durrett. Although his passing was the saddest time in my life, it motivated, inspired, and challenged me to continue the good work he began: making SD Transit the best possible […]

La’Tasha Mayes Shares Her Greatest Inspiration

FollowShare La’Tasha D. Mayes Founder and Executive Director New Voices for Reproductive Justice 16 Years in Social Justice OW: What has been your greatest inspiration? LM: My greatest inspiration has been the legacy of my ancestors and witnessing the power and potential of Black women and girls. We always lead and we always resist all […]

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 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, […]

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 […]