Be a Philanthropist with a Donation to Empowered Girls of North Carolina 

Many people like the idea of being a philanthropist but now you have an opportunity to start. I have a great cause for you to donate to. If you are in the #Greensboro #NC and surrounding areas and would like to donate products or services to the #nonprofit’s upcoming Annual High Tea & Silent Auction November 11th, please Email marketing[@] and please visit our website to learn more about us at 

And yes we are a 501 c 3 so your donations are tax deductible!! Please share with business owners and managers you know. If you are not in the area and want to donate you can do that on the site as well.

I am an Advisory Board member and have been volunteering with the organization for the last 2 years. I find it important to donate your time and energy back to an organization that Fosters mentoring and developing young girls in our community. 

#PowerGirlsNC has been serving girls as a nonprofit since 2000. We serve 100+ girls annually, ages 6 to 18. Our focus is #empowering girls for the future. 80% of our girls are #AfricanAmerican, 10% #Latina #Hispanic, 5% #White/European, and 5% #Multicultural. Nearly 70 percent of the girls we serve live in families earning $25,000 or less a year. Nearly half are from single-parent households, most of which are headed by women.

#501c3 #NGO #BlackPhilanthropy #NC #PowerGirlsNC #Nonprofits #Support #BlackGirlMagic #BrownGirlsWinning


Bennett M. Harris of STEAM Junction Joins the Triad Makers Summit

We are happy to announce that Bennett M. Harris will join us to host a seminar for the Triad NC Makers Summit on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Alamance Community College located at 1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Graham, NC 27253. The Summit will take place from 9 am – 3 pm and is free and open to the public.

Bennett “Ben”M. Harris is a Maker who has lived in Burlington NC since 1998. He became an entrepreneur in 2001 when he started a consulting business to provide services to companies that produced educational products. In 2004 he launched his own line of STEM Science Kits called “Reinventing Science” that have become best-sellers with educational supply companies throughout the country. In 2008 he took over production of his kits and made them out of his home using CNC Routers and other technology.

Ben-At-WhiteHouse-Number6VisitIn 2011 he was invited to exhibit his kits at the Maker Faire in San Mateo where he showed them off to over 150,000 people. Awakened to the power of the “Maker Movement” Ben returned to Alamance County and founded “The Alamance Makers Guild” a non profit group for local makers who have held almost 200 free public facing meetings and events over the last six years. Ben is also the founder and executive producer of Maker Faire Burlington, an event that has grown to be the largest Maker Faire in North Carolina. In 2016 he, along with two partners, launched STEAM Junction, LLC a new Makerspace in Downtown Burlington.


In 2014 Ben was recognized by the Obama Administration for the work he had been doing in STEM Education and at community building around the Maker Movement in Alamance County and North Carolina with an invitation as an “Honored Maker Attendee” to the first ever White House Maker Faire. Since then he has been invited back to the White House for five additional meetings where he was also able to take local community leaders. These meetings led to the formation of a nation-wide non-profit organization called “Nation of Makers” designed to promote the Maker Movement and help with the formation of Makerspaces. Ben currently serves as “Maker Ambassador to North Carolina” for Nation of Makers. Through STEAM Junction Ben works with local schools to promote STEM/STEAM Education and also encourages people to start new creative and technical businesses.

The Triad NC Makers Summit a 1 Day Business Conference for Creative Entrepreneurs who want to BUILD & BRAND their Businesses!


  • Product Development Resources
  • How to Launch Your Brand
  • Marketing & Social Media
  • Selling Online & In person
  • State Regulations and Business Start Up


Register to attend this event here!

Guilford Nonprofit Consortium Tech Thursday in October Facilitated by Sue Polinsky President of TechTriad

They Made You the Webmaster?


You already have a full-time job and now you’re in charge of the website? It’s usually easy to change words (and make words bold or italic) but what about photos? You’re not a graphic artist but you have to take 20 pictures from a phone and put them on the website. What do you do?


Join Sue Polinsky, President of TechTriad, a Triad web development firm now entering its 20th year, to learn a FREE way to renamecropresize and save photos for your website. This painless Tech Thursday is designed specifically for Consortium members’ web graphics needs (“free and easy”).


You can send one photo that you actually have to use on your website to at least a day before the session and we’ll work on yours!


What we will do:

  • Rename a photo (or several at once)
  • Resize photos to fit your website
  • Crop photos to provide the best look
  • Save photos at the right size for the web


Register now at



Dr. Susan L. Polinsky is founder and president of, founded in 1998, a Greensboro-based full-service technology firm that specializes in creating fabulous websites, complex database-driven sites, growing technology and online activity for small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofits. One of North Carolina’s oldest female-owned technology firms, TechTriad focuses on website development and Internet strategy for its clients. For thirteen years, TechTriad assists a Triad nonprofit each year with an “Extreme Nonprofit Makeover,” that includes a new website, technology upgrades and a social media strategy.


In addition to being recognized nationally one of the original Internet strategists and WordPress experts online, Sue is a community advocate dedicated to improving the Triad. She serves on the boards of several nonprofits and civic organizations and helped conceptualize and deliver area economic development opportunities through showcasing area technology talent. Sue founded and recently retired as the volunteer Chair of ConvergeSouth for ten years, the Triad’s first technology and innovation conference that draws a national attendance.


Sue is the mother of two wonderful grown children and an equally wonderful daughter-in-law, grandmother of two perfect little people and lives in Greensboro with her husband David, an attorney, with their rescued grand-dog, Mumfie.

Greensboro Community Development Fund to Host Minority and Women Business Engagement and Inclusion Summit


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The Greensboro Community Development Fund is hosting the inaugural Minority and Women Business Engagement and Inclusion Summit with presenting sponsor Wells Fargo Bank, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering located at 2907 E. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27401.

The Minority and Women Business Engagement and Inclusion Summit is designed to create awareness and communication about the partner MWBE companies in our economic ecosystem. “Wealth building for small business is not just about awareness, but transactional relationships and that’s what we want to see in our community” said Wilson Lester, GCDF Executive Director. The Greensboro Community Development Fund has a mission to shift the paradigm for small and under-connected businesses. The Engagement and Inclusion Summit is a vehicle for all professionals that touch these businesses from finance to manufacturing, to grow and develop together.

“Wells Fargo’s support for the Engagement and Inclusions Summit connects directly with our vision and values in that we want to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially,” said Pete Callahan, Commercial relationship manager and market president for Wells Fargo. “We value and learn from the diversity of our team members, customers and communities. It offers us a competitive advantage and is part of what makes our company special. It’s about building lifelong relationships, one customer at a time.”


During National Minority Economic Development Week, we will gather experts on Finance, Policy, and Federal Contracts, for a panel that will open the afternoon, leading directly into a keynote presentation. The day will conclude with a second panel of mavens in Diversity, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation followed by a reception onsite.


Information Contact: DarLinda Finch

Business Link NC Joins the Triad NC Makers Summit

We are happy to announce that Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) will join us to host a seminar for the Triad NC Makers Summit on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Alamance Community College located at 1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Graham, NC 27253. The Summit will take place from 9 am – 3 pm and is free and open to the public.
BLNC is a free service for anyone seeking to start a small business in North Carolina.  Working in partnership with the N.C. Department of Commerce, they offer one-on-one phone consultations to people interested in starting a business, small business owners in need of general support, and entrepreneurs interested in moving to North Carolina.
BLNC will be at the Summit to help business owners and entrepreneurs understand the needs for starting a business, choosing a legal structure, and answer your questions, and help attendees navigate topics like regulatory requirements, and licensing stipulations.

The Triad NC Makers Summit a 1 Day Business Conference for Creative Entrepreneurs who want to BUILD & BRAND their Businesses!


  • Product Development Resources
  • How to Launch Your Brand
  • Marketing & Social Media
  • Selling Online & In person
  • State Regulations and Business Start Up
It is a treat to be able to have a representative in the building to answer questions that individuals have. Providing more value for the attendees is our goal with every summit and we always have excellent speakers and adding in concurrent sessions will provide more variety.  A full schedule will be announced in September.
If you are looking to attend please register now!

What Works Roundtable!

There are plenty of great tools, programs, and systems out there. This month we want you to join us for a Roundtable Discussion to provide ideas about WHAT WORKS for your organization.

We will have pens, markers a whiteboard to share best practices for various marketing, management, and websites that you use. This Roundtable will help you to collaborate with others You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to bring flyers for your upcoming events & your calendar.

12-1:30 PM
Hosted by Lady Bizness NC’s #1 Small Business Facilitator

Sponsored by the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium & The GTCC Small Business Center

Tech Thursdays are monthly series of workshops that address opportunities and challenges that nonprofits face with emerging technology.

Each monthly session is presented by a volunteer expert and the sessions allow attendees to gain new insights and best practices in areas like social media, understanding website analytics, and maximizing online donations. Sessions for 2017 will be held the third Thursday of each month from 12-1:30 pm.

Sessions are free to attend. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch.

Triad NC Makers Summit Launches October 27, 2017!

#GroundBreakingNews We are happy to launch The Triad Makers Summit Sponsored by the Alamance Community College Small Business Center!

This 1 Day Business Conference is for Creative Entrepreneurs who want to BUILD & BRAND their Businesses! There are all!kinds of great #Makers out there, but selling the products and building a Business can be difficult for many!

At the #Triad #NC #MakersSummit attendees WILL LEARN ABOUT

*Product Development Resources
*How to Launch Your Brand
*Marketing & Social Media
*Selling Online & In person
*Pricing your products

*Community Engagement & More

This Summit debuts Friday, October 27, 2017 at Alamance Community College
1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Haw River, NC 27253 and is free & open to the public!

Register by calling Thomasine Lewis at 336-506-4311.

Beauty and Barber Industry Night at GCDF ACCESS NETWORKING

GCDF ACCESS NETWORKING: Beauty & Barber Industry Networking! . Come out and MEET some of the Triad’s Best in the Beauty, Massage, Aesthetics, Skincare & Barber Industry. Often times people in this industry miss most networking opportunities because they are acatully WORKING in their businesses. Providing a space where this $265 billion industry can bve celebrated and highlighted is an important factor in economic development in the Triad.

On Monday, August 14, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the Holiday Inn 6426 Burnt Poplar Road, Greensboro, NC 27409; the Greensboro Community Development Fund wants to make business owners aware of funds that may be available to them to grow and start their businesses in the Triad. This event is free & open to the public and people are welcome even if they are not a part of the aforementioned industry.

GCDF ACCESS NETWORKING is an evening information exchange with an educational component, coupled with curated communal networking for the movers and shakers in the Triad. Register #GCDF #networking #beauty #barber #Esthetician #massage #skincare #makeup #health #business #Mentee

Glow Getter Photo Shoot

#ReclaimYourTime with a new #photoshoot to show off your brand! Meet me foe the #GlowGetter Photoshoot at Revolution Mill in a private studio and take some of the best photos of your life.

Each person will receive 5 edited photos from @emageworks…you read it right, 5 edited photos.

Plus Makeup by Cierra Graham of @grahamsofglam, which will include your eyes, brows, and lashes!

And if that is not enough @LadyBizness will be throwing in the All New Shimmer Marketing Package which includes an EBook “Top 10 To Do’s for a Glow Getter Brand”, a blog post with your finished photo, plus being listed on our Facebook, Instagram, and Website! 💰All of that for only $100. All fees are Nonrefundable!!

#Photography #Makeup #Professional #BrandStrategist #Influencer #IssaVibe #BrandBuilder #ProfilePic #LinkedIn #Business #Entrepreneurs #IssaLook #Professional #SmallBusiness

How to Keep Believing When You Have Terrible Results

You have to believe in yourself, even when nobody else does.

This quote is so true! I want to share an experience that I had less than 24 Hours ago that had terrible results. So, even though there was plenty of publicity, emails, announcements, and RSVPs, etc I had lack luster attendance for the first time this year at last night’s “Get The Bizness” event.


Inside I felt like damn…. I should have just stayed in my lane and done events for just business or just women. Trying to branch out to families who I know need the services that were provided by two excellent business owners was out of my normal wheelhouse. My vendors did not make a dime and one traveled all the way from #VA!!!! So….am I supposed to stop believing that this could have been the best event ever? Am I supposed to just stop market8ng to families? Hell to the no!!!! #WhitneyHouston

I just need to analyze what went wrong. Reevaluate the Marketing. And get rid of any negativity, because last night I sure was saying…”I will not do any more family friendly events!”

But I woke up with a renewed since of purpose and here is my #90DayFocus Action Plan:

1. Since I am a #BusinessWoman I immediatly gave each vendor a free booth at an already successful event for no charge.

2. I got great video from the owners Karen and Gina which can be used to promo the next event. It will be posted at on my YouTubeChannel!

3. I will still tell people about their services for Stay and Play Drop in Hourly Childcare located at 5314 W Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC.

4. Instead of being so broad and focusing on families, I will narrow that to #WomenInBusiness who have children.

5. I will alter the day and time. It was on a Thursday night from 6-8 pm And there are already a number of established events during that time. I chose the time because it fit my schedule, which may not have been the best for my target. One lovely lady attended butbhad to leave around 6 pm because her baby’s normal bedtime is 7 pm. #LessonLearned

6. I will send even more emails to my target. You do gave to inundate people to make them remember now a days. Just because I am a super scheduled person, my target of parents with small children could easily forget.

7. I will continue to be a believer in me, and that means that the show must go on! Don’t let one set-back sit you down, instead Get up off of thang and dance til you feel better!

#JamesBrown #Message #SheSaidThat #Ambition #SayItWitYaChest #Action #Focus #90DayFocus #LadyBizness