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Choosing To Have An Attitude Of Gratitude During A Tough Season Of Life

Three things I learned during my tough season that has strengthen me to do greater things.

When the aha moment happened for this exact post, the working title was something like “Is it possible to have an attitude of gratitude when 2017 has been kinda shitty.” Seriously, this is what I wanted to title the piece but I felt it was not SEO friendly, and need to work on the wording, lol. If you have been a long time reader of the blog then you know 2017, was not something I planned for at all on any level. At the end of 2016, I was diligently working to secure partnerships and work with clients for this year, but that completely went out the window. Truth be told, I did not want to write the traditional what I am a grateful post that happens on this day. I wanted to be completely honest, in a world full of smoke and mirrors of what is like to muster the strength each day to be thankful.  Continue Reading →

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Create Seamless Collaborations This Holiday Season To Increase Reach

4 tips to help you this holiday season increase your small business sales by utilizing collaboration with like minded businesses owners.
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Truth be told a plethora small business owners have a smaller budget when it comes to advertising, marketing, products, production, and much more. However, this season I want you to collaborate with other small business owners, influencers, creatives, and more this holiday season to have a great impact. When you’re united with others you’re a stronger force to build your dreams and go further.

Truth be told a plethora small business owners have a smaller budget when it comes to advertising, marketing, products, production, and much more. However, this season I want you to collaborate with other small business owners, influencers, creatives, and more this holiday season to have a great impact. When you’re united with others you’re a stronger force to build your dreams and go further.

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Lessons Learned: Kate of Kate O. Group

Kate of Kate O' Group shares insight on being a small business owner.
Today, I have the pleasure to introduce you to an amazing women business owner based in the great state of Texas. Yes, I am a little bias, but I am a Texan. Meet Kate a talented graphic and website designer based out of Plano, Texas that has an amazing dog named Bailey that I had to give a shout to too. She is a creative genius behind Kate O. Group and trusts me; you will want to hire her.

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Four Lessons I Learned From Being A Substitute Teacher

Being A Substitute Teacher has taught me some amazing lessons as a small business owner.

As I wrote in July in my “The First Half Of 2017 Tested Me, But Grew Me In The Perfect Way” blog finances have been up and down for 2017. I am thankful a majority of 2017, I lived off of my savings for day to day needs. Well, as the end year was ending I knew my savings was at zero and I wouldn’t make it. So, I had to humble myself and take a job to help pay the bills. Sallie Mae doesn’t care about my pride, they want their $500 a month for my student’s loans. Continue Reading →

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Lessons Learned: Jessica of DSR Apparel

Jessica of DSR Apparel shares her insight on the lessons she has learned thus far on her small business journey.

Several years ago, when I had an online store I decided to put my PR degree to good use by pitching bloggers to cover my boutique. There was a list of over 50 bloggers across the United States that I reached out to for an interview. Jessica of DSR Apparel was one of those bloggers, and since then she has turned into one of my closest friends. She is brilliant beyond a shadow of a doubt, her gif text game is poppin, and she honestly has a passion for what she is doing.

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Learn To Be Obedient When You Really Want To Buy A Chanel Purse

Tasha Robinson Imperfect Concepts Dress: Alice + Olivia Sunglasses: Quay Austrialia Necklace: Letters By Zoe Mini Bar Bracelet: Letters By Zoe Engraved Disc Fortune

First, understand we are all called to be obedient & good stewards over what we are blessed with. I have not been the best steward over those blessings in my life, however in recent years, months & sometimes days I have radical experience from doing so. Mainly, I have given myself the option to dig deeper into the root of the issue that is causing me to want to stray. That’s what I want to talk to you about. It doesn’t have to be Chanel bags, it can be Starbucks, excessive spending, travel, eating bad food, and many other things that we allow to control us when life gets stressful. Continue Reading →

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Understanding How Your Failures Can Become Your Stepping Stones

Tasha Robinson of Imperfect Concepts| Jumper: Jcrew, Bag: Balenciaga, Shoes: Steve Madden

Two years ago, I was hyping up Kick Start Your eCommerce course to my audience because I thought it was the bee’s knees, but ultimately it failed miserably. What’s funny, I never wanted to do an eCourse, but my audience kept asking for it, and I felt I had to deliver what they wanted. This brings the question to the table do you do what your audience ask of you or give them what you want to deliver. I would love to be the Steve Jobs of the consulting industry for women of color small business owners, but I am not. I cannot just hop on social media one day and say you all need an eCourse that I created to revolutionize your companies. However, I can be the woman who is understanding how her failures can become her stepping stones to help propel her further in life.

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Learn How To Stop Ranting About Your Clients On Social Media And Turn Those Situations Into Educational Moments

Twitter fingers regarding clients behavior is costing your company money. Learn how to handle these tip of situation with grace and education. | Imperfect Concepts

 

There was a time in my business life prior to me becoming this polished business woman I am today, cough where I would rant about my customers or clients on social media. However, since then I have learned you not only lose more business by doing this, you’re stepping out of character for no real reason. Yes, I get on your website it shows your processing and shipping time, but people continuously email you about where their order is. Or you have clients who sign service agreements, but several years later want all the raw images from their wedding when said contract said they only get 100 for the amount they agreed to. I have been on all three sides of this spectrum from being the customer to product business and a service based company. In the last several months, I have cringed and vowed not to support small business owners who have done these things. Let me also note when I see these things done I send a private message or email as a consulting stating why this is bad for business. Today, I want you to learn how to turn your rants about customers into educational moments for you and them. Continue Reading →

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How We Have Transitioned From The Glorification Of Busy To Establishing Self-Care Routines

Being fake busy is killing our society, but its time for the conversation to change regarding self-care. | Imperfect Concepts

For the longest, that I can remember the glorification of busy has been a thing that people love discussing. To be completely honest, I was never a fan of the glorification of busy or fake busy, because I understood that it could hinder you more than it can help you. Over the years, we have all read stories of people saying “they will sleep when they are dead” or “resting is for the rich, powerful and wealthy.” All those things and more have been lies created in entrepreneurial communities and hyped up by some influential people who have robust teams that help them. Today, I want to talk to you about the transition from the glorification of busy to self-care matters when it comes to your small business, personal life and more. Continue Reading →

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Five Step Action Plan For Launching A New Product or Service

Learn how to create buzz around your new product or service, before your launch day. Tips on marketing, social media and launch cheerleaders. | Imperfect Concepts

Okay, I know the struggle is real when it comes to having an action plan for launching new product or service. This is something so many small business owners have issues with because it’s not something they create a plan around. Heck, a plethora of small business owners do not have a launch plan for when they plan on starting their company, that is why I created Launch Week guide to help others. However, today, I want to share a five step action plan for launching a new product or service for your small business. Landing sales on the first day are essential to your mindset of you can do this, and you can do this with these tips.

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How To Prepare Your Business For This Upcoming Holiday Season

Getting your small business ready for holiday season in July. | Imperfect Concepts

We are less than four half months away before the holiday season is full swing. Big stores such as Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Target and more will have Santa Claus decking their aisle soon as Halloween is over. Too many times, I hear small business owners complain about missed opportunities, being overwhelmed, lack of sales and more when the holidays do roll around. Nine times out of ten its because they were not preparing at all for the upcoming season. It always baffles me when people say “I can’t believe it’s Christmas time.” It happens every year like clockwork we should not be surprised at all. Here are five ways you can prepare your business for this upcoming holiday season.

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