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, […]

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 […]

Legal Shield is Here to Help!

FollowShare At LegalShield, we’ve been offering legal plans for 40 years, creating a world where everyone can access legal protection – and everyone can afford it. Unexpected legal questions arise every day and with LegalShield on your side, you’ll have access to a high-quality law firm for as little as $20 a month. From real […]

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 […]

Multi- tasking: Wrap it Up!

FollowShare Use the first week of the month to wrap up loose ends. Finish all tasks that you put off last month. The end of the year will be here before you know it and you don’t want to have unfinished business impacting your bottom line. If you don’t use a to-do list, start one. […]

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 […]

Let’s Get Real about Entrepreneurship

FollowShare Let’s face it… the corporate world has changed as we know it. Employees have become an expense that some employers often seek to decrease or outright eliminate. A few years ago as I was waiting for my plane to take off, instead of witnessing the traditional airline stewardess explaining the evacuation plans, out from […]

It’s About Time

FollowShare Time is like money: it is not how much you have, but how you use it. If you manage your time effectively, you will see productivity increase. Like money, it is how you spend your time that matters. Prioritize what is important to you. Keep in mind that some things that you want to […]

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 […]

Stop Saying, “I’m Too Old”

FollowShare Over the past few months I have heard women talk about the dreams they want to fulfill only to convince themselves that it is too late to pursue something new. You heard the saying, “If you think you can, then you can. If you think you can’t, then you can’t.”  If not now, then […]

The Power of an Opportunity

FollowShare Opportunities are not like buses, another one doesn’t  just come around again when you miss one. Nor can you put them on layaway and ask somebody to keep it on hold while you wait to decide, or alter them to fit your needs and your timeframe. So why do people let them pass by? […]