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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New York Fashion Week Africa

FollowShare Opening day for New York Fashion Week [Africa], a one-day activation under the Africa Fashion Week brand, commenced on Friday, September 11, 2015 at the Broad Street Ballroom (41 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004). Here, the Luxury Africa Conference (discussion), Runway (promotion), and Prints and Mixer (building relations— networking) took place. Hosted by […]

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 […]

Financially Savvy : Say “No” to Financial Incarceration

FollowShare Turn on the television at any given time and you will witness a barrage of messages aimed at women that focus more on our physical appearance than our economic well-being or overall quality of life. The message to women is more about spending than it is about saving. The message to women is more […]

Critical Illness and Living Benefits

FollowShare                     By Cintia Pedone -Author CEO – Financial Consultant & Insurance Professional How did this happen? Ladies, my journey in financial services stemmed from my experience in nursing. Patients suffering a critical Illness would confide in me, expressing their emotional and financial issues. Some of […]

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 […]

Be Prepared!

FollowShare             Never go into any business meeting or interview without being prepared.  Cross the all of the T’s and dot all of the I’s. Research your topic, know your clients and their company. Your image is more than how good you look.  Your image is also…how well you prepare. Never wait […]

Onyx Woman for the Holidays

FollowShare Post your holiday gift items in our special annual eBlast celebrating our support of women in business. Time to promote your products, services or holiday events in our Onyx Woman for the Holidays eBlast. Your advertisement will be included in our eBlast and link to your website. Call to place your advertisement today. Contact […]

Is Time on Your Side?

FollowShare I can’t think of too many things more valuable than time. We don’t own it. You can’t go back and get it; and boy does it move quickly. We can’t put it on layaway and it waits for no one. It is the one thing that we wish we had more of, but the […]