Motivating Yourself and Maintaining Personal Vision: 6 Tips for Success

Motivating Yourself and Maintaining Personal Vision: 6 Tips for Success

URLEmail Keeping  your focus and maintaining personal vision in mind all the time can get difficult. The everyday routine, distractions and negative emotions will often get in the way. While it may be challenging, motivation has to come from inside for you to keep pushing forward. The goal can be accomplished by following a couple of simple steps. Building a motivational routine and always having your personal vision ahead of you will take some time and practice. Once you internalize the process, however, pushing through the obstacles will turn into an easier task than ever before. Understand the Meaning of

3 Must Haves For A Successful Business

URLEmail I guess you could say I grew up eating, drinking and sleeping business. Ever since I can remember everyone I knew owned businesses. My grandparents owned a finance company, that was started by my grandfather’s parents. My aunt and uncle owned a furniture store. My parent owns rock quarries that his father started and my sister and her husband are buying. My mom owned her own salon. My brother has owned businesses, my husband has owned businesses…I think you are starting to get the picture. Our family holidays and dinners are all business chatter. Taxes, employees, customers, great years, bad

Spring into Action by Supporting SAFEchild

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~by Jennifer Bordeaux~ . April is here and Spring has sprung! Although we all may be walking around with pollen-induced sniffles, the promise of warm weather, vibrant blooms and Cadbury eggs fills the air with excitement and rejuvenation. It’s time to come out of hibernation, get outside and get involved. A great way to get involved is through a local organization in your community. Don’t know which organization to devote your time? No worries, I’ve got you covered. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau, April has been proclaimed National Child Abuse Prevention Month since

How to Separate: Sometimes it’s Easier Said than Done

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~by Elizabeth Stephenson~ . It’s that time of year for Spring cleaning, and sometimes that may include cleaning op your personal life and relationships. That may mean refocusing on your current relationships and moving forward together, or realizing that it’s time to move on separately. If your decision is the latter, wanting to separate from your spouse is sometimes easier said than done. There are a myriad of issues you need to consider before either of you physically leaves the marriage. 1. Somebody’s gotta go.  Even when both parties are unhappy and want to separate, many times neither wants to

7 Benefits of Going Green in Your Business

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~by Tess Pajaron~ . Many businesses today are struggling with the idea of changing the way they do things to get on board with green initiatives. It looks like it will cost quite a bit of overhead to get things in place, and the idea of having to train employees on new technologies or procedures can seem overwhelming. What many business owners don’t realize is that there are many benefits to their company going green that may make it worth the transition in a very short time. 1. Reputation Today’s consumer is bombarded with choices about what to eat, wear and

Is it Okay to be Dating While Separated?

dating while separated

~by Elizabeth Stephenson~ . D.W.S. (Dating While Separated) — Can I date after I separate from my spouse, but have not officially divorced? This is a question a lot of people ask once they are no longer living as a married couple. Legally, the answer is yes. There is no criminal law that prevents someone from dating after separation and before they are divorced. Whether you were unhappy in your marriage for a long time prior to separating, or as the months have passed after your separation and you miss the companionship of another person, it’s a reasonable question to

Celebrate the Lives of Great African American Business Leaders

African American Business Leaders

~by Lance Jones, Chief at Safe & Secure Worldwide Protection Group~ . The time has come to move change forward. We can no longer be satisfied with being job takers. We must now become job makers! Join the 10,000 fearless business entrepreneurs! We are building black business leaders through increased entrepreneurship. Hear, learn and be inspired by black men in business such as Mr. S.B. Fuller, Mr. Joe L. Dudley, Mr. George Fraiser, Johnson and Johnson, and many more! 10,000 African Americans and blacks from throughout the world are meeting at the convention center in Winston Salem, NC for a

Advice for New Entrepreneurs from Entrepreneurs Who’ve Been There

New Entrepreneurs

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . I am so blessed to be part of a community of entrepreneurs and experts in their field. They all have so much to offer, and I wanted to share their tidbits of wisdom with other entrepreneurs — especially for those who are just starting out. So I posted this question in my Facebook group, Women’s Entrepreneur Network: What is one piece of advice you would give to new entrepreneurs? We received so many awesome responses; here are just a few: . Petra Monaco: Create a vision of what you want to create and be clear

Fight Data Theft with these 5 Digital Security Tips

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~by Kara Masterson~ . At a recent conference organized by the Minnesota Better Business Bureau, cyber security experts presented two sobering statistics related to data theft. The first statistic came from the FBI, which reported an increase of more than 250 percent in data theft since 2015. The other figure was the average loss endured by small business owners after a cyber breach, estimated to be more than $7,000 beyond insurance coverage. Preventing data theft has become an economic necessity for companies in any industry. Identity theft awareness became a corporate trend a few years ago. Information security experts believe

How to Assess the Health of Any Business

~by Marlena Stoddard~ . Just because a business hasn’t yet closed its doors doesn’t mean it is in good financial condition. Some companies may be able to borrow money from friends, relatives or financial institutions to keep them going in the hopes that they will one day turn a profit. In some cases, the owners themselves contribute capital to keep their dream alive. How can you tell if a business is healthy or not? Take a Look at Its P&L Statement The profit and loss statement will give you a good idea of how much money the company brings in,