High Maintenance Boutique is a Beauty & The Beats Featured Exhibtor

High Maintenance Boutique is joining Beauty and the Beats as one of our featured exhibitors! She has comfortable clothing with a classy edge that can be dressed up or down. 

About the Owner

She’s just a small town girl that decided to go for it… Fashionably referring to herself as the Chief Style Officer (CSO) of High Maintenance Boutique, founder Candice is inspired by all things fabulous! As a career woman and fashion enthusiast, Candice discovered early on the power of dressing the way you want to be addressed. From business meetings, to happy hours, and a day out with her beloved nephews, this CSO does it all in style! High Maintenance Boutique was inspired by the women who are on their grind daily, balancing their families, careers, and social lives while looking fabulous!

Meet her 7.29.17 6 pm-12 am. Tickets at  www.beautybeats2017.eventbrite.com.

Visit Candice’s site at  www.highmaintenancelife.com

The #GlowUp  is Real! 

Fashion Icon Sassy Jones Boutique is Coming to Greensboro 

Charis Jones is the owner of Sassy Jones Boutique. She is a business owner, wife, mother of twin boys, and she just so happens to be the Keynote Speaker for Beauty and the Beats! Meet her from 6 pm-12 am on Saturday, July 29 at the Holiday Inn located at 6426 Burnt Poplar Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409.  

Sassy Jones Boutique is deeply rooted in helping women feel undeniably confident about themselves by adding a little sparkle here and there. It works wonders! When you look good, you feel good and she’s got the perfect pieces to help you upgrade your look flawlessly & affordably. She is beautifully obsessed with exceeding customer expectations, which is what has helped her become an award winning accessory brand. 


Check her out at www.instagram.com/sassyjonesboutique and www.sassyjones.com. Thank us in advance for bringing her from #VA to #NC for #BeautyAndTheBeats on 7.29.17. 

She has some of the most beautiful jewelry, handbags, and accessories you need to get you through the Summer and Beyond. Meet her by getting your ticket now at  www.beautybeats2017.eventbrite.com. 


Tonight from 6-8 pm is MEET THE CONSULTANTS at The July Greensboro Community Development Fund ACCESS NETWORKING!

If you’ve been thinking about starting one and want to see who can help with Fundraising, Formation, Event Planning, Marketing, Board Development & More..then register NOW & meet us at the Holiday Inn located at 6426 Burnt Poplar Rd Greensboro, NC 27409.


Featuring Hilary Goldberg PostMark Account Representative 

Office: 336.722.2886 | Mobile: 203.954.8303

HGoldberg@PostMark.ws Website at PostMark.ws

#GCDF #networking  #nonprofit #ngo #Triad #GuilfordCounty #communityovercompetition #fundraiser #LadyBizness #risingtidesociety #makersgonnamake #hustle #creativebiz #savvybusinessowner #free #shopsmall #smallbusiness

Meet a Mentor at the June GCDF ACCESS NETWORKING!


The Greensboro Community Development Fund presents our Monthly


Each month 40-70 Business owners get together to Network, Find new Clients, and See who else may be a resources for their business. We listen to what our attendees say and many people are looking for Growth, Direction, and a Business Mentor. So, we have devised an interactive event that will provide you with just that. On Monday, June 12 from 6-8 pm we are hosting a Speed Mentoring Event within our monthly networking called….MEET A MENTOR!


  • Have you been looking for a Business Mentor?
  • Join us for Meet a Mentor!
  • We will present a variety of mentors in the Triad Area & You get to Speed Network with as many as you can during the event!


  • Existing Businesses that Want to Grow.
  • Existing Businesses that need Guidance in Specific Areas.
  • New Businesses that Need Direction.
  • People Considering a Business and Want to Explore Options.
  • Anyone that feels STUCK in their business.


If you are seeking a mentor and want to find out who is available in the Triad we have a host of FREE Resource Partners that can help you grow your business and they will be in the building!

Plus…this event is Free & Open to the Public.



Is conveniently located at the Holiday Inn 6426 Burnt Poplar Road, Greensboro, NC 27409. Nestled at the end of Greensboro and minutes from High Point, Kernersville, and Winston Salem.


Register to attend at www.GCDFANJUNE.eventbrite.com 

FYI: Additional emails, List of Mentors, and Sign up for sessions will all be sent to you as they become available. Then, Spread the Word and Let People Know about the event. Share the event with a friend or business colleague.

We look forward to seeing you on June 12TH! Thanking you in advance for your time and consideration.

Chisa D. Pennix-Brown, MBA 

CEO of Lady Bizness


GTCC SBC & Lady Bizness Celebrate National Small Business Week

The North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network celebrates local small businesses during National Small Business Week April 30 and May 6.

The GTCC Small Business Center will host two workshops to help enhance the business acumen of those seeking to start small businesses in Guilford County.

Tuesday, May 2 from 6-8 pm prospective business owners can explore their business idea at the “How to Start a Business” workshop, which will be hosted at the Greensboro Public Library located at 219 N. Church Street, Greensboro, NC 27401.

In addition, business owners that want a hands on class can attend, “YouTube Made Easy” which will be hosted on Friday, May 5, from 10 am – 1 pm at the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, located at 1451 S. Elm Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC 27046.

Chisa D. Pennix-Brown, MBA of Lady Bizness, NC’s #1 Small Business Facilitator, will present both workshops and they are free and open to the public with limited seating. Advance registration is required at http://www.SBC.GTCC.edu.

GCDF & Kiva Can Put Capital In Your Business 

Need funding for your start-up but don’t know where to begin?

KIVA.org has a brilliant method for allowing entrepreneurs to crowd fund a 0% interest loan up to $10,000. KIVA has successfully loaned $960M+ in the last 11 years to deserving small businesses just like yours. 

Join HQ Greensboro, Greensboro Community Development Fund, and KIVA as we assist you in learning about the opportunity and applying for capital!

Kiva Workshop
April 18, 2017
11:30am – Networking & Lunch, provided by Cafe 13
12:00pm – 2:00pm – Kiva Workshop

Register to attend for free! 

WSNC 90.5 FM to Feature Lady Bizness



In January of 2017, Chisa D. Pennix-Brown, MBA took over the reigns of Tech Thursdays for the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium.  Since the inception of the “Amplify Format”, which allows the event to be free and open to the public there has been a drastic rise in participation from non-members and a surge in current members who were not participating.

Tech Thursdays are a monthly series of workshops that address opportunities and challenges that nonprofits face with emerging technology. Each 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.  Having the Amplify Format was the goal of collaboration instituted by Pennix-Brown, who is the CEO of Lady Bizness. “My business thrives on collaborations, and non-profit organizations are still businesses. People still need to market their businesses regardless of their tax status and providing access to technical skills that can be passed on to others improves the individual, the organization, and ultimately the community.”

Tune in on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 7:30-8 am to find out what is in store for the rest of the year, how you can get involved, and what you can do to grow your business and/or nonprofit organization. Ben Donnelly will air the show live on the Triad in Focus show on www.WSNCRadio.org.


Lady Bizness to Headline Southwestern CC Small Business Center Social Media Bootcamp


Chisa D. Pennix-Brown, MBA is bringing her talents to the mountains of North Carolina and spreading her energetic desire to help entrepreneurs and small business owners connect to and understand technology.  She will be the headliner for the first Social Media Bootcamp at the Southwestern Community College Small Business Center on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 8 am – 6 pm.  The workshops will be held at the                       MACON CAMPUS, GROVES CENTER 44 SILER FARM ROAD, FRANKLIN, NC 28734.

Pennix-Brown, is NC’s #1 Small Business Facilitator and that is no small feat when you figure that NC has 58 Small Business Centers throughout the state and she teaches for about 1/4 of them.  This will be her first time facilitating at Southwestern SBC and Director Tiffany Henry is thrilled to bring her talent to the campus.

Its recommended that you attend this event if you want to start your social media accounts and if you already have them and want to gain more knowledge on how to use them to market your business. Pennix-Brown takes an individualised approach to each class ensuring that each student has a take-a-way for their business.

Listed below please find a list of classes with descriptions and separate registration links for each class.  To keep an accurate record of attendees you do need to register for each individual workshop, but the great thing about this Social Media Bootcamp is that its free and open to the public.  Pennix-Brown suggests that all attendees come with their logins and passwords for all applicable accounts that will be used during the day, and attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops or tablets.

Monday, April 17, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This is an introductory course to help entrepreneurs decide what areas they should focus their marketing attention to in reference to social media. Based on individual goals it is recommended that a business expand its reach, but most companies are not focused in the right direction to maximize leverage. This course will teach you how to · Find your customer online · List your business for impact · Develop a strategic marketing calendar · Enhance your social media while helping to engage your clients.
Monday, April 17, 2017 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
If you are on social media you know that graphics and the message are important. But, how do you create your own branded graphics? This course is hands-on and will teach basic techniques with multiple platforms to help you brand your business with graphics. Learning objectives: Create a profile and cover photo for your existing social media accounts Additional sites, tools, and tips to help in creating graphics for each social platform Listing of free stock photo sites and ideas for content creation for your brand.
Monday, April 17, 2017 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Every business should have a Facebook page! Learn how to use your page to brand your business and engage your customers. This hands-on workshop will teach you the following: · How to start a page from scratch · How to schedule messages that save you time · How to automate your marketing and keep people on your page.
Monday, April 17, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Instagram is the “it” thing in social media. Find out how your business can benefit from this platform and grow sales online. This hands-on 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.
FYI: Must have an iPhone, Android, or Tablet to Effectively use this course

STC Consulting Facilitates the April Tech Thursday: Broadcasting Your Message Using Radio Interviews

Nonprofits need to get the word out about their mission, events, volunteers, and fundraising activities. One sure fire way to reach your audience is through Radio Interviews. But, what do you do before, during, and after the interview to make sure your message is resonated to the most amount of people? This workshop with Dr. K, aka Dr. Kathryn J. Addo of STC Consulting, LLC, will teach you how to use multiple forms of technology to broadcast that message.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Community Foundation
330 S. Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Tech Thursdays is hosted by the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium and are monthly series of workshops that address opportunities and challenges that nonprofits face with emerging technology. Each 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.

Lady Bizness Offering a Free Workshop on Selz Using Facebook Live This Tuesday


There are many ways to make money online and one that I use is called Selz.com. This platform allows me to sell classes, workshops, 1 on 1 training sessions, ebooks, and even provide an opportunity for free downloads, like my April 2017 Calendar (which you can download by clicking the photo below).  I find that providing an easy way for people to access content makes my life easier.  This free workshop is designed for you to see how you can take some of that knowledge you have an make money with it.

You have nothing to lose, but a lot to gain with this mini-workshop. Slide1 I typically include this Online Resource as a sales method in my Creating an Online Store and Monetize Your Ideas workshops. You can join me for free online Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 10-10:30 am EST on Facebook Live to get the information you need to be successful. This mini-workshop is designed to help current entrepreneurs and those seeking a side-hustle by showing how this platform can used to make money like I do.  All you have to do is logon to my page at www.Facebook.com/LadyBiznessInc and watch live from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. I love interaction, so feel free to make comments and ask questions during the workshop.  If you want a reminder about the event then I suggest registering  in advance at https://www.facebook.com/events/135377740326663.

AND…..If you want to get a jump on everyone else that will be tuning in, then register and get your own SELZ ACCOUNT now!  Please take the time to share this post and join me this Tuesday. I am looking forward to seeing you online!