Featured Blog Posts – May 2009 Archive (26)

I want to establish my non profit, now what?

Dear Coach,

I want to establish my non profit entity to provide technology training to individuals with disabilities. While this is my passion, I don't have a client base and I know it takes time to receive your status as a 501 c 3. I am not sure of what steps to take. Help!

-- Bridgette, Maine

Greetings Bridgette,

Thank you for writing in Bridgette. Great mission. Have you thought about volunteering with an NPO providing services to individuals with… Continue

Added by Alive Inc & ALIVE Magazine on May 31, 2009 at 1:14pm — 4 Comments

7 Steps to Successful Article Marketing

Entrepreneurs are always looking for cheap ways to market their brand. Well you can not get any cheaper then article marketing! Article marketing is a subtle way companies can gain exposure for their business by writing articles that provide information about news and trends occurring within their industries. It is a cost effective form of promoting your products and services because it does not require you to spend money and it enables you to build a relationship with your readers. Companies… Continue

Added by LaTosha Johnson on May 30, 2009 at 8:47pm — 9 Comments

We are looking for article writers! Contact us about it today!

My magazine From A Writers POV is looking for article writers. We are looking for writers that give tips and advice for writers and authors as well as business owners.

If you would like to submit an article today and have you and your article be featured in an interview on our blog, The POV Lounge, check out more details here:

We look forward to hearing… Continue

Added by Dominique on May 29, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Etiquette and Ethics – How Do They Compare In Your Social Networking?

I have for some time been studying the conversations on some of the social networks I belong to and have noticed the buzz about building relationships first when you are joining these social media for business.

That is so true and great advice yet what I see is that some people do not stop to think about whether their relationship building is ethical and with the proper etiquette.

So my question is – How far will you go to build a relationship to benefit your… Continue

Added by Marjorie Janczak on May 29, 2009 at 4:56pm — No Comments

The Gospel View

Added by Denise Bethune on May 29, 2009 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Testimony of a Born Again Thug

He was tall, barely tan and at forty-five, his thick wavy hair already gleamed like new chrome. Old Spice tickled my nose when he held me close; it is still the sexiest scent I know. Even then my parents weren’t particularly fond of me. I was the source of their mutual resentment, the “accident” that forced them into violent union. But, until that moment, I’d felt safe; until that moment, I was his Mike and I knew my uncle loved me.

I’d been to the doctor that afternoon. Of course, I… Continue

Added by Michelle Diane on May 29, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How to Create eBooks People Want to Buy

The Problem: Slow eBook Sales

When I first started self-publishing and creating eBooks, I was all mixed up. I wanted to sell what I wanted to sell, whether people wanted to buy it or not *lol*. My hubby had a lot more experience in the retail industry than I did, so he kept telling me, “You can’t sell that one LaShanda, you have to sell the one that People Want to buy.” Being the stubborn gal that I can sometimes be, I stuck to my guns and pitched the Books I wanted to… Continue

Added by LaShanda Henry on May 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Diva Business Boutique

Added by Karen on May 29, 2009 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

Three Kinds of Business People

A new blog I am following, created by Lorrie, separates her daily posts by subject.

Why didn't I think of that? Oh, well.

I came across here post for Sunday, called Spiritual Sunday. Now, don't get confused or start laughing at me. Yes, this is under… Continue

Added by JudiElise on May 28, 2009 at 5:39pm — No Comments

American Violet

Added by Denise Bethune on May 26, 2009 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

Why is your black beautiful?

Hey, ladies,

You know I am all about empowerment. Proctor & Gamble is now hosting a "My Black is Beautiful" campaign. The same titled show will run on BET on several dates. There is also a national tour, media dates and events.

Come on sistas, go to the following address and tell them why your Black is beautiful. Or, you can simply forward this email on to another sister, telling them why your Black is beautiful, in 1,400 words or less. To get the ball rolling, I have… Continue

Added by The Lioness on May 26, 2009 at 2:13pm — No Comments

How To Use Forum Discussions To Increase Your Web Traffic

Hi all. I recently received a question from one of the members of wanting to know why they weren't receiving visitors to their flashy new company site. This is a problem most small business owners have when they decide to create a website to market their products/services. It's one thing to have a well designed, extremely advanced website but getting the people to actually visit is a task within it self. To answer this members question I decide to make a video giving one of my… Continue

Added by S. Marigny on May 25, 2009 at 11:46pm — 2 Comments

Top 10 Reasons to Start a Business in a Recession

Brad Sugars: Startup Basics

More publicity. Less competition. Talent waiting to be scooped up. Here's why starting in a recessed economy may give your business a better shot.

How about 10?

Regardless of what people around you (including the media) may say, right now is the best time to get into business. Just go back and look at the economic slowdowns throughout history. Most recessions in the post-World War II era last an average of 10 months, followed by growth… Continue

Added by Paradise on May 25, 2009 at 11:33pm — No Comments

My Home Business, & Why I Chose It?

My search for a home business began about 8 years ago when I was pregnant with my little girl, kiki. I was always coming across advertisements that said "Work From Home", "Be Your Own Boss". I started thinking how great it would be to be able to stay home full time with my children and make money too.

I began investing in some of the companies I came across and just to give you a heads up, never pay for information about a company. The only time you should be paying anything is when… Continue

Added by Tiffany Robinson on May 25, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Where do I start with credit errors on my file? What you cannot control (Part 1)

What you cannot control (Part 1)

1. First you want to start by finding all the errors in your file. This means that you will have to have a CURRENT COPY of your file. Your file changes daily and you should NOT dispute off an old file. This is why having a monitoring service is so important.

2. Write them down on a sheet of paper or type them up.

3. Dispute each account with the Credit Bureaus and wait for them to respond.

4. Keep records of all your… Continue

Added by Hardest Working Woman In Credit on May 25, 2009 at 7:46pm — 1 Comment

Look What's on

Added by Rhonda Jai on May 25, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

being black and growing up outside the US

Lately i where thinking more and more about the status from black people here in the US and somewhere in europe.

As for me, i grew up in germany.

It was a tough and hard time and i hatet it, and hatet me and hatet the world and special everybody.

My mothere, a redhead german woman, had a love story with an black US soldier. One of this guys who have been overseas and had lots of fun.

i never met him.

in fact, everybody lie to me and they told me that i'm half… Continue

Added by FireHazard Jewelry on May 24, 2009 at 5:52pm — No Comments

eBook Giveaway and Sales for Sistas In Business

My b-day is on Tuesday so right now I'm buying some ME gifts from the sistas on Black Business Women Online. Check out what I've bought so far and share your BBWO Buys here:

I'm in the Gift Giving Mood so go get my latest eBook as a gift from me to you entitled Black Business Online Marketing:…


Added by LaShanda Henry on May 24, 2009 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Be Divine

I am a Divine Image. That’s something we need to internalize. We are created to be just like our Daddy! We’re all Daddies’ girls. Perhaps your relationship with your father in the natural was not great; maybe you don’t know who your father is. This is for you: your Father is in heaven and He created you to be just like Him. He made you to walk in power and authority, to master the situations and circumstances in life – not to be mastered. He made you to hold your head high and not settle for… Continue

Added by Joneen Horton on May 24, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Should you create a list or price list of services?

Greetings everyone,

This post addresses the biggest problem I had in the beginning capturing and handling my target audience as a legal marketer. It is natural, normal and expected to receive questions from serious prospects. Serious prospects want to know about you, your services and your offerings. They expect details written out so they may analyze if what they are receiving is worth the cost. This is something everyone would expect. Early on I provided a list of services on my… Continue

Added by Lisa Henry on May 23, 2009 at 10:10am — No Comments

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