Guest Post by Nabukenya Muwonge
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It is important to surround yourself with people that support your dreams. You need to have both a personal and a business mentor that can help take you to the next level.
Make sure your network also consist of a list of resources your clients may need outside of your business. It is great to provide resources for your clients to always stay in communication with them.
Affirmation of the Week:
I am happy and healthy
Entrepreneurs make the mistake of researching their competition in the beginning stages of their business but often forget to keep an eye out throughout their entrepreneur journey. With technology ever changing and new and improved resources available, you need to make sure you are ahead of the game. Schedule a few hours out of the week to research your competition and make sure you stand out from the crowd.
#PinkPost Affirmation of the Week
I am worthy of the abundance that my business brings to my life.
is a cluttered mind.
Post-its, files, business cards and much more, take up space and create clutter for your work space. If you are anything like me, working in a disorganized environment can make me insane. Tackling your to do list can become overwhelming if you cannot find anything throughout the day. Take a moment to get organized today.
Visit See Jane at Work for cute office supplies and organization tools or visit your local Staples for the new Martha Stewart Home Office Supplies.
You do not need a fancy office, the newest iPad or to take your clients to five star restaurants for lunch every day. You are a startup so act like a start up. Startup capital is limited and is the bloodline of your business. You need to maintain low overhead and learn to barter for additional business services you may need. Start thinking like a frugal entrepreneur and keep track of your expenses.
Today we salute the many women who are mothers, sisters, friends, coworkers and so much more. Today is your day to stand tall and be proud of all the challenges, accomplishments and things to come.
Yesterday, I had the privilege of celebrating International Women’s Day a day early at the Tastemakers Magazine Tweetup featuring Sophia Nelson. If you don’t know who Sophia Nelson is then you need to find out after you read this post.
She is the author of “Black Women Redefined” and an “accomplished business woman on the move”. We were blessed with her presence and words of wisdom focused on why we need to redefine ourselves. This book is not just for black women but for all women. Still in 2012, women are discriminated and stereotyped into categories that are not befitting to us as a whole. We are pushed around and forced to play by rules that were not designed for us to win.
I left the Tweetup with my head held high reclaiming my power and prestige as a woman! I was surrounded by powerful and and courageous women that helped confirm that we are not only beautiful but worthy of all our accomplishments.
They will not fall from the trees.
You have to be proactive in lead generation for your business. Join member association groups, attend networking events or host a networking event of your own. Whatever you do you have to go out and get your clients. If you build it, they will not come without direction.
Innovation, Mentorship and Coaching . . . more and more resources are available to help grow your business idea. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will launch its very first public service announcement during the Super Bowl this weekend. The commercial displays how one idea can grow into a successful business.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is referred to as the “World’s Largest Foundation Devoted to Entrepreneurship”. The foundation focuses on programs to advance entrepreneurship and improve the education of our youth. Their founder, Ewing Kauffman was one of the first pioneers in devoting his time and efforts to support entrepreneurship. Today the Kauffman Foundation is the most sought after organization for entrepreneurship expertise.
So while you join the other 111 million people to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, then you too can be inspired to launch your business ideas. Check out their new website Willitbeyou.com for resources to launch your business today.
Take a sneak peak at the commercial that will air on Sunday.