Lady Bizness is the New Facilitator for the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium 2017 Tech Thursdays

Chisa D. Pennix-Brown, MBA the CEO of Lady Bizness will be the 2017 Tech Thursday facilitator for the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium.  Pennix-Brown, has been a consultant with the agency for two and a half years and wanted to do a little more to contribute to the success of nonprofits in the Piedmont Triad.

Chisa D. Pennix-Brown. MBA 

“Having one on one sessions is great, but I want to impact more people and create a united business community with nonprofits and for profit businesses,” stated Pennix-Brown.  She began her facilitation of small business development and social media marketing  with two classes over 4 years ago at the GTCC Small Business Center and she currently teaches about 90% of their workshops and classes.  In addition, to the #GTCCSBC she teaches at about 12 other Small Business Centers across North Carolina.

Earlier this year Chisa hosted her monthly Dream Biz Series which helps people seeking specific information on various areas of business the opportunity to meet and learn from professionals who are already successful.  The Dream Biz Series entitled “How to Start a Nonprofit” was by far the largest one of the year, boasting over 70 attendees.  This interest sparked the first Nonprofit Development series at the GTCC Small Business Center, which was facilitated by fellow #GNPConsortium Consultant Kathryn Addo of STC Consulting Group. Seeing numbers like these and an increased interest in quality training is what spurred, Pennix-Brown’s desire to revamp Tech Thursdays for the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium

Pennix-Brown is also a Business Coach with SCORE, a a respected association of volunteer business executives providing free confidential, professional business advice to entrepreneurs and business owners.  All of this experience is welcomed by the #GNPConsortium as they are a dedicated staff of two that rely heavily on volunteer and donor participation.  The 2017 schedule is out now so you can save the dates. Lady Bizness is happy to help you get ready for lively and immediately actionable training to help grow your business and your nonprofit!


Please note that a listing on each subject matter will be available in December 2016.  Check back regularly to and


Joel Leonard Joins the Alamance Power Marketing Summit


We are happy to announce that one of our speakers for the Alamance Power Marketing Summit is Mr. Joel Leonard of, where he puts a spotlight on initiatives to build pipelines of a future Skilled Workforce. He is a Community Developer focused on STEM, Makerspace, industrial workforce development, retention, and recruitment services. From speaking at international conferences, speaking before US Congress, on CNBC, NPR, creating an online TV Show, writing hundreds of columns about solutions to skills gap and working in the trenches of building pipelines of skilled technicians in aviation, machining and maintenance sectors. Recently he helped set up a makerspace in Greensboro where 16 companies were formed, 8 patents filed and over 50 job seekers got employment.

Mr. Leonard has counseled college presidents, executives, governmental leaders on how to build a stronger workforce and prepare for future talent needs. In addition, he has won several American Business Publication Editors awards for his columns, awarded the VFW Americanism Award for helping place veterans into employment, was given Greensboro Community Foundation Game-Changer Award and January 4th 2016 received the Conover Citizenship Award.


At the #APMS Mr. Leonard will speak about Marketing for Makers. We are happy to be able to have a focus on this growing business sector and his skills will help enhance your business acumen. Register today at


Back to Business Women’s Webinar Conference

LadyBizness is happy to be an affiliate with #SistaSense for The BACK TO BUSINESS Webinar Conference for Women Entrepreneurs. Back to Business is the ultimate virtual conference for serious sisters in need of real talk business training, mentorship and direction around Money, Marketing, and Sales from experienced, successful “Six and Seven Figure Sisters” who understand where you are coming from AND can provide you with the right steps to get to where you want to be.


Our goal is to help you fast track your web business growth with clarity, connections and confidence. We want to give you the right tools to move beyond all things that might be holding you back, so you can power through to your best you. From building your business to your best self, using technology to smart marketing solutions, we are going to explore essential aspects of starting and maintaining successful businesses online and across the globe.

Register Today at & Use My Code CHISA to get your special 10% discount! #LadyBizness Approved


PhotoBiz Joins the Alamance Power Marketing Summit

We are happy to announce that PhotoBiz will be a speaker at the Alamance Power Marketing Summit on Friday, November 4, 2016. PhotoBiz is a managed website solutions company for photographers, creative professionals, and other small businesses powered by Passionate Support®.
PhotoBiz specializes in designing and hosting Portfolio Sites, Blog Sites, and Commerce Sites – all expressly created with SEO in mind. Located in Greensboro, NC, PhotoBiz has a team of Passionate Support® agents to partner with and mentor customers to enjoy an easy, professional online experience. For more information visit their website at

The Alamance Power Marketing Summit is a half-day educational opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Alamance County and surrounding areas who are looking to Power Up their Marketing!

Your business will benefit from a variety of experts who will enhance your knowledge and understanding through interactive presentations to help your business grow. Take the day off and kick start your marketing for 2017!

Who Should Attend: Current & Prospective Business Owners who need help with marketing.

When: Friday, November 4 9 am – 1 pm

Where: Alamance Community College

1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Graham, NC 27253 (Main Building, First Floor)

What Should You Expect: Learn, network & Prepare your business for 2017!

Refreshments and Light Breakfast will be served

Registration Required:

Sponsored by:

The Alamance Community College Small Business Center

Lady Bizness

Register now to attend the Alamance Power Marketing Summit at

Greensboro Minority Enterprise & Development Week #MEDWeek 

The City’s Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Office is hosting several events for Greensboro’s second annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week September 26-30. 


Activities, all of which are open to the public, include networking opportunities, workshops, and a luncheon. For full details, visit Most events require advance registration.

Greensboro’s MED Week was organized by the Greensboro MED Week committee, which includes representatives from Guilford County, NC A&T State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Guilford County Schools.

The purpose of national MED Week, which is celebrated across the country by municipalities like Greensboro and other public agencies, is to provide business development opportunities to firms and celebrate the accomplishments of minority and women businesses enterprises (M/WBE) during the past year. 

For more information, call the City’s M/WBE office at 336-373-2674.

In addition to the aforementioned events, we are facilitating a host of workshops for the startup and existing businesses needing hands on training. 

Instagram Made Easy
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Monday, September 26, 2016 
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Guilford Technical Community College Small Business Center
Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
Instagram is the “it” thing in social media. Find out how your business can benefit from this platform and grow sales online. This 3 hour workshop will teach you the following:
• How to start an Instagram page for your business
• How to gain followers and keep them engaged daily
• How to integrate Instagram into your current marketing plan
• Apps that can be used to make your photos stand out & save you time
Speaker(s): Lady Bizness, Inc.

Fee: Free

Services Contact your Local SBC Resources FAQs
Thinking of Starting Your Own Business?
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Guilford Technical Community College Small Business Center
Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
Are you thinking about getting into business for yourself? This course covers the issues that an individual should consider before thinking about opening the doors. In other words, this course is the starting point on your journey into business ownership. Learn how to identify critical issues and make the right decisions as you prepare to start your business. Co-Sponsored with the SBTDC.
Speaker(s): SBTDC

Fee: Free

Services Contact your Local SBC Resources FAQs
Marketing Your Small Business
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Greensboro Public Library
Main Branch
Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.
Speaker(s): Lady Bizness

Fee: Free

How to Find Your Customers
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Guilford Technical Community College Small Business Center
Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service.
Speaker(s): Lady Bizness
Co-Sponsor(s): Greensboro & High Point Public Libraries

Fee: Free

Empowered Girls of NC’s Annual High Tea with Mpumi Nobiva & Chisa Pennix-Brown 

​Royalty will be in Greensboro! Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls graduate, Mpumi Nobiva will be the Keynote Speaker to help fundraise for girls in the community.

Empowered Girls of NC’s Annual High Tea & Silent Auction
“Wear Your Crown & Embrace Your Royalty”

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Empowered Girls of North Carolina will sponsor its third annual High Tea & Silent Auction to raise money for girls ages 6 to 18 in the community. The event will take place on October 22, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 5p.m. at The Creative Center, 900 16th St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405. The theme is “Wear Your Crown & Embrace Your Royalty”.

International Keynote speaker will be Nompumelelo “Mpumi” Nobiva. Mpumi’s biggest supporter is media mogul Oprah Winfrey, who she calls “Mom O”. As a 13-year-old girl, she managed to convince Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King that she was an “It” girl. Mpumi was admitted to the inaugural class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG), which opened in 2007 in Henley-on-Klip, South Africa, and graduated in 2011 amongst the top of her class. She has found her calling as a motivational speaker and now continues to give speeches around the world.

Mpumi said, “My gift is to speak. I am so pleased to use my gift to be speaking to the girls and supporters of Empowered Girls. I love their mission to ‘enhance the quality of girls’ lives by providing programming that builds integrity, respect and self-worth’. Everyone please come out to support and bring a friend to help us raise needed funds for scholarships and empowerment programs for our girls in our community.”
The event will be hosted for a second year by author and business mogul, Chisa D. Pennix-Brown, MBA, and CEO of Lady Bizness

This event will focus on an afternoon of entertainment and fun. There will be light refreshments with a variety of teas. Guest will have opportunity to win door prizes and giveaways. The silent auction will be a must see, and will feature exquisite items thanks to various local business sponsors. If you also would like to donate items, gift cards or other to our auction to increase awareness while giving back, please contact us at
This is a way for EGNC and the community to come and enjoy a great event for a good cause. Their #PowerGirls [what they call their girl members ages 6 to 18] look forward to meeting everyone. Wearing tea hats optional but recommended. General admission tickets are $20. Prices increase day of the event. Proceeds go towards girls’ programming and scholarships. 
For more information, for tickets, to become an auction donor, or to become a patron or sponsor email, call 336.790.276, or visit our website www.empoweredgirlsnc.orgTickets now available online or from EGNC Board members and event committee.


Are You Legacy Building, or Nah?

Let’s Get Real! You Legacy building, or nah? Your legacy is created by what you do daily. By all the little steps to consistency. By those you associate with. It does make a difference. 

The #StayFocused Challenge was created to help you gain perspective and create momentum. Every day we see people who wish away their lives. We see people who hope away their dreams. If they only realized that they were responsible for creating the life that would produce the desired results. That’s why doing “something” to get you closer toward your goals is necessary. 

Today’s Challenge is to list your top 3 goals for the next 90 days. We wanted to share some of the #StayFocused Challenge participants responses. 

Follow Tabatha Johnson of @fit2dat at

Follow Lennis Sample of @love_of_language_rocks at

Its inspiring to see your goals, but it takes it to another level when you share them with others and commit to make them happen. Here are my goals over the next 90 Days!

#Build #Legacy #GlowGetter #StayFocused #90DayFocus #hustleforyoutlastname 
Join the Challenge today!

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The #StayFocused Challenge 

​Happy September! The #90DayFocus #StayFocused Challenge is here! Every day this month we would like you to post and tag us using #StayFocused and #90DayFocus. 

Sometimes people need a little boost to stay on track. People seek out opportunities to share positivity when there is so much negativiy in the world. The #90DayFocus Your Action Plan for Success provides a time for people to reflect inward and make real outward changes. The #StayFocused Challenge provides daily activities for the month of September to enhance your happy moments and remind you to share your gifts with the world! 

If you use an online photo collage maker like,  you can feel free to use our graphic listed above to include in your photos. Your positive posts that are tagged with #StayFocused & #90DayFocus will be shared on our Facebook,  Instagram,  Twitter and Periscope platforms. Please share this post with others and check us out at the following outlets:





Look for a blog post from us every day in September. You can also ask to join our private #90DayFocus Facebook group for even more inspiration. Today’s Challenge  is to take a photo of you smiling….here’s mine! Tag…..your it! #LadyBizness

Have a great day & #StayFocused!