Hello everyone. BBWO is the first business social network that I have connected with. Thanks Beverly Black for the invite! I live in Vancouver, WA (15 miles from Portland, OR) and I am supported by a wonderful husband and 4 beautiful children. I do inspire to one day to become financially independent like most us, but recently I had to ask myself how can I help others during these lean economic times? So, my energy and passion is also in inspiring others to join me on the front line in making in a difference in our nation and even the world. One of my favorite phrases that I have read was, "the measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate but in what you give away." My family has recently declared Fridays as "Good Deed Friday" where we have set aside one day of the week to take our minds off our stuff and do a good deed for someone else. It's a powerful blessing. We are inviting others to come along and set aside one day to invest in the lives of others. More info is at our Web site www.TheKingdomFirst.org. I'm looking forward to establishing new relationships with Black women entrepreneurs and to assist them in any way that I can. I have been an admininistrative professional for over 20 years. LaShanda your Web site is great and excellence is all over it!