July 2010 Blog Posts (179)

Learn how to use technology to grow a successful business! For FREE!

Hi all! I hope you had an awesome weekend! In the near future, Gems Shine Consulting will be hosting webinars and workshops showing you how to effectively use software and technology to grow your business. There is absolutely NO COST to participate. I've gotten a lot of great feedback on which topics people would like to see covered and now I'm asking for your input. Take two minutes to… Continue

Added by Lavada Thompson on July 26, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Anatomy of a Personal Brand Strategy - Part I

Personal brand marketing is a solid career management technique. When you are doing the work to clearly identify your personal brand - or the overall collection of perceptions that you want others to have about

you - it may not be as simple as jotting down a few notes on a memo pad.

Developing a personal brand strategy that describes the irresistible, brilliant you can take some work, but once you have it, you can apply the pieces

to everything you communicate -…


Added by Tanya Smith on July 26, 2010 at 7:55am — 1 Comment

Can I ask you something?

I posted a comment on our BBWO Facebook Fan page, asking members and fans what they think of the BBWO Social Network (click here). I would love to know what you think, so leave a comment.

Thank you!


LaShanda Henry…


Added by LaShanda Henry on July 25, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

My freelance life: Freelancing chose me

This past weekend I attended an Entrepreneur Expo held at one of the local libraries and caught up on my reading of few of my favorite blogs. All this got me thinking about what I am doing and where I want to be in the future. As the title of this post states freelancing choose me, well sort of. No one in their right mind would leave their job with a stable income and jump in working for themselves without any clients line up. I started to write about my story here: Stepping Out on My Own: The… Continue

Added by Artiatesia Deal on July 25, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Honey Iced-Tea

I don't know about where you live, but in VA, we are in the midst of a serious heat wave - I'm talking triple digits plus humidity. So, in honor of summer and daydreaming, I'd like to share a story poem with you. Enjoy and feel free to pass it along.

Honey Iced-Tea…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on July 24, 2010 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Get your Vitamin D!

Vitamin D is necessary for the body to absorb calcium, which is necessary for bone growth and continued strength. The body also needs adequate levels of vitamin D to ensure proper function of the immune system and the neuromuscular system. Vitamin D deficiency in the body can lead to soft and/or fragile bones. In some recent studies, vitamin D supplementation may be helpful in treating cancer,… Continue

Added by Christine on July 24, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

The $5,000 Challenge + Selling at Trade Shows + HawthoRNe Tote Giveaway Ends Today

LaShanda wants to tell you all about Building BBWO: The First $5,000 Challenge. Click here for details.

SoulSeedTees shares lessons on vending at Trade Shows and Local…

Added by LaShanda Henry on July 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Happiness is a State of Mind, But so is Unhappiness

I was recently asked to speak to a networking group of women accountants about keeping a positive attitude during these rough economic times. I thought long and hard about the topic before I realized that these are not just rough economic times, but that it’s life. Our world is no more challenging than the world of 3 or 4 generations ago. The roughness fits the times, so to speak. Still, we…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on July 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Start-Up's Ad Strategy

Your ad strategy should begin before you even put the "Open" sign in your window. Getting ready for customers starts with the decision that you're going to open up your own business. Gear up now to reap the rewards of success for the life of your business.

Develop Your Message

Know what you want to tell customers about your business. Let's say you want to open up a furniture store.

Do you want to be known as the discount furniture store or the upscale…


Added by PB31 Woman on July 24, 2010 at 9:49am — No Comments

Getting Ready to Get Ready

Are you getting ready to get ready?

I’m sure that several of you have heard this expression before. Today was the first time that I used it myself. As soon as the words departed my lips I knew that I needed to take my own advice.

I was speaking to a prospective student over the…


Added by Lina Williams~ Younique Diva on July 23, 2010 at 11:42pm — No Comments

7 Great Articles for Bloggers - Written by Black Women Who blog on BBWO

Some of the wonderful women on BBWO have taken the time to share their BEST blogging tips with you. In case you missed their posts, I decided to highlight them in this article. If you have links to other articles worth reading, please leave them as a comment below.

  1. Get Your Blog Featured at
  2. WordPress…

Added by LaShanda Henry on July 23, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Sam's Club offers Loans to Small Businesses

Diane G recently posted details about Sam's Club new program to offer loans to small business owners.

Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton’s vision when the first Sam’s Club opened its doors in 1983 was to, through the members-only warehouse retailer, bring the kind of savings on goods to small businesses that was available to big businesses with big purchasing power.

Now Sam’s Club is working with Superior… Continue

Added by LaShanda Henry on July 23, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments


Today's DailyClick is brought to you by the Black Girl Click Ad Network and the Search Urban Directory. Would you like to be featured in the Daily Click? Click Here to…


Added by LaShanda Henry on July 23, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

To all the woman that have kids ages 2-8yrs old

What do you look for as mothers in a daycare,preschool,ealy elementry school program? What are your thoughts on an extended day tutoring program for ages 3-7 that focuses on acedemics in a hands on fun way vs daycares and preschools that do alot more playing.

Added by Amanda C Lavalle on July 23, 2010 at 5:51pm — 2 Comments

Don't Miss The Destiny Divas Retreat ...

A must read message from BBWO Member: Christine Pembleton

Hey Fellow BBWO Members!

I’m Christine Pembleton, a black business woman just like you, and I have an amazing business event to share with you. Are you ready for this?!?! This is SO not your normal business conference.

Even as I type you this quick message, I am smiling on the… Continue

Added by LaShanda Henry on July 23, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Ashani Mfuko's Free Motivational Empowerment Coaching

Do you need to get motivated, be inspired, or uplifted? Do you need an accountability partner?

For those of you who already know me, you know that I am a very positive, driven, and motivated individual, and I do my best to uplift

people everyday. So I’ve decided to take this to the next level,…

Added by Ashani Mfuko on July 23, 2010 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Important BBWO News

Black Business Women Online has almost 10,000 members. Due to the increasing size of our community and its use of resources, all new users have a one-time $25 fee to help maintain the network.

We are currently beta testing this new system, which means the signup fee will increase once testing is complete. During this time access to non members is limited to the main page only.

If you still haven't signed up to BBWO, now is the time to do so. Existing members can now… Continue

Added by LaShanda Henry on July 23, 2010 at 1:34pm — No Comments

New Product - Curlicreme

I have been in the shea body butter business since 2006. As a woman who wears her hair natural, I've been working with my butters and oils over the years to create a formulation that is both good for the hair and

will also give me the shine and curl definition that I need.

I've tried many products on the market, but always found them too sticky, too greasy or too many chemicals. I also don't care for the use of mineral…


Added by Christine on July 23, 2010 at 9:20am — No Comments

Women: Stick Together

I was having a conversation with Tee89 over at Fabby Girl, about women sticking together. I was never one to have many female friends growing up, but now as an

adult, I see the value in having female friends. It's just two sexes on

this planet. And, the males have dominated it, but last I heard, the

earth was called MOTHER EARTH. So, women, take heed in our power. Some

of us are fragile, weak-minded, strong, strong-willed when we are…


Added by Jenise Bradshaw on July 23, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments

Help a Sister Out: If you need help, keep reading....

I often get members from the network asking me questions about starting their business or making it better. Today I decided to create a few quick links to resources I've created that can help you.

Help with Your Ning Network

Help with Starting a Business Online

Help with Low Cost… Continue

Added by LaShanda Henry on July 22, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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