The Royal Wedding – Why You Should Care

The Royal Wedding – Why You Should Care I was a little surprised Saturday when I scrolled my social media feed and saw that there were numerous posts stating why Black Americans shouldn’t care about the Royal Wedding.  I saw everything from “we want a monarchy so bad that we’ll accept anything” to ” didn’t…

3 Strategies for a Successful New Year

January 2, 2018 Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family. Whether you ended the year on a high note, or were just glad last year is finally over, it’s time to embrace the challenges and opportunities of this new year. Now, if your email inbox looks…

Prepare Your Business for the Storm

September 16, 2017 Hurricane #Irma has come and gone; leaving a trail of destruction in its path. As I sat in the dark on Monday morning with no power, I wondered how many of my fellow entrepreneurs were also in the dark and how our businesses would fare after the storm. I reached out to…

Copyright Protection vs Fair Use

Happy New Year! No matter what holiday(s) you celebrate, I hope you had a really good time and got some much needed rest.   Although yesterday was a government holiday, it was also Copyright Law Day. So I thought this would be a great opportunity to make sure that what we are doing in our businesses…

Collaboration Has Benefits

What happens when you put five incredibly talented musicians together? I call it an amazing collaboration. They call themselves “The Conglomerate”.   And on Saturday night, I have tickets to their inaugural performance right here in Orlando. The reason I am so hyped up is not because I know I will hear some amazing music. It’s…

Make Plans To Succeed

I love to make plans! Somewhere in my young life I must have heard the old adage “people don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan” because that’s how I tended to live my life. Now, I can plan weddings and parties and stuff like that but I don’t particularly enjoy it.   No, I like…

Dollars and Cents of Your Business

April is Financial Literacy Month. It’s also the month that finds most American thinking about income taxes. This is a perfect time to take a hard look at how you are managing the dollars and cents of your business.   If you are like me, you boot strapped your business to the break-even point. Now that…

Dealing with Disappointment

    As entrepreneurs, we are probably some of the most goal oriented people around. We go into our endeavors with visions of success dancing in our heads. But did you know that 44% of all businesses fail within the first two years? It can be heartbreaking when your dream shatters right before your eyes.…

Don’t Join the 44% Club

Congratulations, you’re an entrepreneur! You got passionate about something or you recognized that you have a special skill set. You printed up a business card and voila! You are small business owner. You are now a member of an awesome club. But later, you may find that you are a card-carrying member of another group:…

3 Reasons Why You Need A Plan

Can you believe this year is almost over? It seems like we just brought in this New Year and now it’s time to welcome another year. How did you do with the goals that you set for this year? Were you successful? If not,  it could be because you didn’t have a plan. I know, I…