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PhotoBiz Joins the Alamance Power Marketing Summit

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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 www.PhotoBiz.com
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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: www.APMS2016.Eventbrite.com

Sponsored by:

The Alamance Community College Small Business Center

Lady Bizness

 
 
Register now to attend the Alamance Power Marketing Summit at www.AMPS2016.Eventbrite.com
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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 www.greensboro-nc.gov/MEDWeek. 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
Greensboro
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
https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=230360060

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
Greensboro
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
https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=230360074

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
Greensboro
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
https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=230360047

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
Greensboro
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
https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=230360056

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 info@empoweredgirlsnc.org.
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 marketing@empoweredgirlsnc.org, call 336.790.276, or visit our website www.empoweredgirlsnc.orgTickets now available online or from EGNC Board members and event committee.

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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 https://www.facebook.com/fit2dat/

Follow Lennis Sample of @love_of_language_rocks at  https://www.facebook.com/loveoflanguagellc

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!

Like the page and stay connected at http://www.facebook.com/the90dayfocus.

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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 PhotoCollage.com,  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:

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

TWITTER

PERISCOPE 

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

https://www.facebook.com/the90DayFocus

Have a great day & #StayFocused! 

Gate City…Get Up!

The Gate City Get Up was created ro bring music, networking, and small businesses together in a fun atmosphere. Its a free event that also pairs food, drinks, and people who want a low key environment to relax in. For our end of the Summer Get Up, we decided to support two local businesses that both cater to our need for unique and delicious food.

Both companies are black and woman owned. Southern Queen Cuisine Food Truck is one of the few woman owned food trucks in the Triad. They boast healthy food with a cajun flavor. Their tasty offerrings make sure that you will come back for more. 

Sweet Somethings by Shawana is a dessert destination with a variety of yummy sugary goodness. I’ve personally had her cake in a jar and devoured it. She will be bringing out some complimetary items for the savory pairing with the Southern Queens. 

The Gate City Get Up provides an opportinity for you to spend time with your family and make new friends as we mix, mingle, eat, drink, and listen to live music. Don’t even think about cooking this Friday when you can meet us Friday, August 26, 2016 7-9 pm, at Battleground North Apartments, located at 4048 Battleground Avenue Greensboro,  NC 27410

The event is free to attend, but food and beverages will be available for purchase. We will take plenty of pics so bring your happy face, chair, umbrellas, and be ready to have a great time at the Gate City Get Up. 

Powered by Lady Bizness

Sponsored by Battleground North Apts. 

http://www.LadyBizness.com

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Minority Enterprise & Development Week 9.26-9.30 2016

MED Week was established to provide business development opportunities to firms and celebrate the accomplishments of minority and women business enterprises during the past year. Lady Bizness has a host of classes during the week to enhance the marketing and business creation for those seeking to increase their company revenue. 

Instagram Made Easy
Monday, September 26, 2016 

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Guilford Technical Community College Small Business Center 1451 S. Elm Eugene Street, Greensboro,  NC 27406

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

https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=230360060

Thinking of Starting Your Own Business?Tuesday, September 27, 2016  

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Guilford Technical Community College Small Business Center  1451 S. Elm Eugene Street, Greensboro,  NC 27406

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

https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=230360074 

Marketing Your Small Business

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Greensboro Public Library 219 N. Church Street Greensboro, NC 27401

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

https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=230360047 

How to Find Your Customers

Thursday, September 29, 2016 

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Guilford Technical Community College Small Business Center  1451 S. Elm Eugene Street, Greensboro,  NC 27406

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

https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=230360056 

Additional events hosted by the City of Greensboro can be found at http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=4863

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#SuccessChallenge w #LadyBizness 

August is here and I decided to partcipate in the 31 Day Entrepreneur #SuccesssChallenge with a group known as Successful Black Entrepreneur. They have devised a nifty calendar with 31 days of actionable items that allow you to share your business with the world. I thought this was a great idea and something to keep me motivated. In this post, I will share my first 3 days with this challenge. 

Day 1. What is your mission statement?

Day 2. Outline 3 goals you want to accomplish in August. 
I create goals on a daily basis. It is the premise of my book The 90 Day Focus: Your Action Plan for Success. As you get more experienced in business it seems as though many people create lists that far excees their capabilities witjin the course of a month. I  always make sure that my goals align with where I want to be 90 days. Its not just about the current month because its a master plan for the quarter. 

For me I have to plan I advance because visibility is always a priority for me. My larger goal is to increase attendance at events. Therefore, I strategically plan media appearances to make sure people are aware od the opportunities to connect with my brand. A huge part of my goals includes blogging more. But, not just blogging for the sake of putting “something” out into the world. My goal is to provide my perspective on things that effect people like myself. Remember that Goals + Plans = Success, but action has to take place for this equation to reach its full potential. 

Day 3. List your favorite business #podcast. I chose Duct Tape Marketing because I love to get marketing and practical business enhancement advice. John Jantsh conveys an easy listening interview style with great tips for improvements entrepreneurs can make to stand out. 

Now that we have made some progress I can’t wait to see what I am able to acheive by the end of this month! I might even have a challenge of my own by September….