From the Desk of a Diva: Self Care is a Form of Survival

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Greetings, I spent my weekend doing the minimum and appreciating the little things like resting, dancing in the mirror, going to the fruit stand, and cooking. However I felt guilty about taking time from my work, yet nothing happens overnight Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: The Real Reason Businesses Ask You To Take Part in Their Events

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Event hosting and planning is often suggested to small businesses and entrepreneurs as another stream of revenue for their business, but I think often times people leave out how difficult hosting an event really is. If you are a realist, Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: Gaining the Edge Event Recap

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Last month Gaining the Edge hosted its first business conference at the Municipal Center in Baker, Louisiana. The free event focused on four major sectors of business, human resources, finance, marketing, and legal. Speakers included the following: Welcome- LaTania Anderson Read more

Think & Grow Chick Courtney Sanders Shares Her SwagHer and How She Grew a Powerhouse Brand

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We all know Courtney Sanders as the Think and Grow Chick but learn more about Courtney’s swagher and how she built a powerhouse personal development brand inspired by Sanders’s own financial struggles and life experiences. How would you describe your Read more

From the Desk of Business Besties: Get Your Piece of the Holiday Shopping Pie

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It’s the Christmas Holiday, and usually the money always flows so freely from consumers’ hands to the hands of the local business owner. However, recently more and more consumers are shopping in different ways than ever before. There are now Read more

From the Desk Of a Diva: 3 Branding Tips For the Holidays 

I’m noticing a few Christmas lights here and there, and it made me remember how as a small business, things like preparing for the holiday season can get overlooked because we are busy, wondering how we will fair during this Read more

3 Tips For Building a Prosperity Mindset

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While I was initially concerned about the thought of Trump being president, I knew months ago that 2017 MUST be a better year for me, so Trump or not, I’m trying be as happy as KendallKyndall driving to work singing Read more

What You Mean? YouTube Names Lyor Cohen Global Head Of Music

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YouTube announced, 300 Entertainment label founder, Lyor Cohen, as its first “Global Head of Music”. While it is not clearly stated what the position entails, we have noticed two opposing online views. In a post from “Recode”, it is implied Read more

CEO Chatter: How To Register Your Business

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After determining the legal structure of your business, you may need to register your business’s name if you will not be operating under your government name, for example: Your name: Jane Smith Your Business Name: House of Treats. “House of Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: 5 Ways to Support a Fellow Entrepreneur For FREE

  As we have been discussing support during our Let’s Be Real Periscope videos, I began to realize many times others do not support, because they do not know how. When most think of support, they think the only way Read more

6 Reasons Why Millennials Aren’t Being Promoted

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According to a post on Forbes.com  this morning, there are certain reasons why millennials are not being promoted to better positions at their jobs. I personally know all too well, what it is like to wonder why I was repeatedly Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: There Won’t Be a Next One

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I’ve finally taken the dive… again… but for real this time. Yes, I’ve quit my job and decided to run my businesses full time. Initially, I planned to wait until May, but my former job just was beginning to be Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: 5 Qualities of a Womanpreneur

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In my interview with When Chics Chat, a women’s empowerment radio show on Streets 93.3 hosted by Honey Allure, I shared some qualities I think a womanpreneur must possess. In case you missed the interview, I am sharing them here Read more

From the Desk Of a Diva: 3 Tips For Concentration

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In today’s “smart” world, fully concentrating  can be a little challenging. There’s so much going on, so fast, that many of us find it hard to give any one thing our sole attention.  Check out these three tips for improving Read more

My Rock Bottom Will Get Him To the Top

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“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm”- Winston Churchill Mompreneurs are the most sacrificial creatures on earth, especially single moms who I represent. Sacrificing time with our family, friends, but most importantly our child(ren). Entrepreneurship Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: 2 Tips For Confidence

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Self confidence can open many doors for the ambitious individual. Unfortunately, most of struggle with it. While listening to a TED talk I heard these awesome tips and just had to share. Repeatedly step out of your comfort zone and Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: Stop Playing With Social Media

It’s a beautiful day right? Of course it is! Another day to grow your successful business. You’re probably figuring out your next business move or next event to attend or even adding new products and/or services. Which are all GREAT Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: 4 Habits of Successful People

We all desire and each have our own definition of what it means to us. Regardless of each of their desired outcomes, studies have found that  successful people do not mind giving up and/or not doing the following habits:   Read more

CEO Chatter: 4 Tips For a Productive Meeting

With all the technology we have today, meetings almost seem obsolete in some fields, but I still think they can be great for sharing information and ideas and getting the team excited. Here are four tips for a productive meeting. Read more

From the Desk Of a Diva: Be Unapologetic

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I am a firm believer in taking what you can from your job and applying it to your business. I am not referring to physical or intellectual property, but rather the skills and practices.  When I was first moved over Read more