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This month’s Small Business Saturday post is a unique one. Typically I highlight a solo entrepreneur to find out their process, why they are in business and what makes them tick. But last month I read an article in Huff Post about a partnership of four young women who had started a business in a predominately male-driven industry and I was…Continue
Added by Chanelle Renee on February 9, 2013 at 8:11pm — No Comments
As I read an article in Entrepreneur Magazine entitled, “4 Ways to Stop Making Excuses and Follow Your Passion,” I felt like the writer was screaming at me. Although I have launched my business and am in the growing phase, I still find…Continue
Added by Chanelle Renee on January 7, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire to you build theirs!
In starting a business and continuing on the path of entrepreneurship it can get lonely. You begin to realize that not everyone is a visionary and not everyone is fully supportive of your vision. And those who are your cheerleaders may not be able to articulate or support your vision the way you feel they should. In that spirit, here are a few…Continue
Added by Chanelle Renee on January 4, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
It is tempting to ask friends and family members whom you may admire for their work ethic for their assistance in getting your idea off the ground or completing project goals. You may have a vision of how they can contribute by saving you the money and stress…Continue
Added by Chanelle Renee on January 3, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Are you tired of companies telling you they are different? Then, when you get involved you find out they are not only like all the others, but there is no real benefit to joining their team.
At Naturally Me, we strive to do things differently, we're not your typical direct sales company. We want to…
Added by Chaundra Smith on March 11, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
One of the hardest things to do as a business owner is get in front of your target market. There are so many people in the world, many of whom could use your products and services, but if they don't know you exist,your business can never succeed.
Marketingis defined as
the process by which companies create customer interest in goods or services.
Added by Kania "Afro Diva" Kennedy on February 6, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
As we are all aware, small businesses often cannot obtain the premium pricing that is available to larger companies and franchises. Why? Let\'s face it ... why because they do not purchase enough alone to warrant the discounts that larger purchasers can obtain. In addition, small businesses typically do not have the time or manpower to compare prices and manage negotiations.
What can be done to change this? The…
Added by Bill Williams on January 1, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments
Dear LZ Friends and Fans,
If you have been following the blog for some time, you know that I am more than a lifestyle writer...I am also a small biz attorney. In fact, based on feedback from readers, I am going to start legal blogging from time to time on My LZ. Don't worry, I won't get into anything too heavy. I will provide valuable information to help you conduct business...legally, that is.
A few weeks ago I…Continue
Added by Patrice Perkins on December 16, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Business Credit and Personal Credit can help you start and/or expand your business. As the jobless rate in the US is remains difficult starting your own business can help you end your dependence on a dried up market. What is the best alternative to create stability?…Continue
Added by Kathryn Weathersby on April 26, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
In order to be successful in business, your product or service must
meet a consumer's unmet need. While this makes sense, many are left
wondering – who is this “consumer” person, and how do I reach him or
her? Generally speaking, a consumer is someone who uses goods or
services. What your business is most interested in is finding its
target consumer – that group of people who…
Added by Dequiana Brooks on November 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Seven5 Seven3 Marketing Group is pleased to present our first Texas Feature Friday interview with none other than Necole Elias, aka Diamond Diva, owner of the Bartending Divas in Dallas, Texas. We had the opportunity to speak to Necole about how she's building her incredible venture into a household brand and about her great passion for bartending.…Continue
Seriously, do you want others to define who you are and what your business is all about? While its true that the market can give you direction for your business plans, you're still the one who knows your business best. When you take measures to clearly define the concepts and values of your business, you are developing a personal brand. And in essence, you are establishing an "expert" status for your business. Your consumers and everyone else you serve will begin to trust you and…Continue
Are you looking for an affordable way to get information about your product or service into the hands of chicagoland consumers? Then participate in the Naturally Me Swag Bag (a luxurious gift bag). Naturally Me will be passing out Swag Bags to the attendees of the Naturally Me Chicago Launch Party. The participation fee is $25. 20% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to XUAAC. XUAAC is the Chicagoland area chapter of the Xavier University National Alumni…
Added by Chaundra Smith on April 15, 2010 at 10:42am — No Comments