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2 In Advice/ People

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 →

1 In How To/ Startup Life

How To Transition Your Business From One Industry To The Next

5 Tips on to pivot from your current industry to another gracefully. | Imperfect Concepts

A couple of months ago, I received a buy Tasha coffee question on how said business owner could transition their current business model into another industry gracefully so to speak. This upcoming July will mark eight years in business for Imperfect Concepts brand, and I know a thing or two about transiting industries. You see I started off as an online high-end resale boutique and transition to a business consultant and blogger. Today, I want to share five tips for those looking to transition your business from one industry to the next. Continue Reading →

7 In How To/ Startup Life

4 Steps On How To Maneuver Through Over-saturation In Your Industry

How to handle over crowded market place. | Imperfect Concepts #blogging #smallbusiness

People love to say everything has been invented under the sun and there are no new business out there. Several companies such as Uber, Airbnb, Rent The Runway, The Bouq and many more have proven there is a plethora of business models out there to be discovered. However, if the industry you are trying to launch in or currently in is very oversaturated and you’re trying to figure out how to maneuver through the over-saturation in the industry and stand out can be some work. Continue Reading →

8 In Advice/ People

Why I Don’t Voice My Opinions On Other Small Businesses Critical Mistakes

Giving unsolicited advice to business owners is dangerous. | Imperfect Concepts #SmallBusiness #Advice

This is a super touchy subject, seeing as I own ICB Consults and I am paid to help women run better businesses. I am far from perfect, likewise, is my business. However, I have learned in the last six years to keep my mouth shut unless I am being paid to respond. Even when I am, I don’t voice my opinions when clients make critical mistakes in their small businesses if they didn’t listen to me the first time.  Continue Reading →

2 In Advice/ People

Transparency While Running A Small Business

Becoming transparent has been the best thing I could do to grow my business. | Imperfect Concepts

As of lately, I have been focused on being transparent, while running a small business. I have always been a fairly open and honest person, if someone inquires me. However, as of last year, I have been on a mission to not hide behind a computer screen or rose-colored glasses. In a short period of time, I have really learned a good amount about transparency while running a business. Continue Reading →

8 In Startup Basics/ Startup Life

Creating A Community That Helps Your Business Thrive

Learn how to build a community that helps leverage your small business.

If you’re running a business by yourself, you know how tough it can be to grow and scale your company on your own. However, one of the things I have learned that helps with pushing your business to new levels is a community. Creating a community helps your business thrive, in addition to, it creates a family. In the past two years, I have been really striving to build a community.  Continue Reading →

5 In Advice/ People

Lessons My Older Brother Taught Me

Learned some amazing lessons from my brother regarding business.

As a kid growing up in Miami with my family and cousins, I felt like I had more siblings than I actually did. We were extremely close, which helped me truly appreciate having family around. A couple of years later, my dad got stationed in Texas, so we had to move. Our huge family disappeared overnight. We just left…my parents, two siblings, and myself. Most people who follow me on social media are familiar with my sister and niece. However, I have an older brother named Demetrices. We had a many differences when we where teenagers. Over the years, we have both matured and built a better relationship with each other. I am very thankful for him.

Last week, I was in Dallas for client meetings and I stayed at his home. During my couple of days there, he taught me several lessons about business and life. I thought they would be great to share with my audience.  Continue Reading →

6 In Design/ Guidebook

Guide To Writing An eBook

7 steps to writing an eBook to sell for your small business

Over the last couple of weeks, we have discussed the process of creating digital products for your business. I want to note that you don’t have to be a service business for this. You can be product based. If you’re an expert on a subject, you can create a digital product to help bring in a passive income for your business. Read up on these series: Transitioning From Retail To Consulting, The Creative Process of Digital Products, and Digital Products For Service Based Business. Continue Reading →

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