Are you looking for free online courses or training videos designed with women entrepreneurs in mind? Well, today I get to tell you all about my free Back to Business 5-Day Challenge, which includes 5 amazing webinars for women entrepreneurs in need of motivation combined with smart online business building solutions.
These training videos are presented by myself LaShanda Henry and my fabulous power circle experts Kim Coles, Rosetta Thurman, Lucinda Cross and Tiffany Aliche. My goal is to help you with your success goals, online business strategies, and marketing techniques.
Each day, for 5 days I will send you a webinar that challenges you to get focused and fired up in your web business right now.
Back to Business Challenge Day #1 On the first day, I LaShanda Henry aka SistaSense, challenge you to Find Customers Online. Inside this webinar training, I will share 5 quick and not-so-dirty ways to promote your business online, especially for those entrepreneurs who hate to promote themselves.
And as an added treat on the first day, tv personality, and motivational speaker, Kim Coles challenges you to Follow Your Own Personal GPS System. Get focused and fired up as Kim shares 5 Ways to Follow Your Own Personal GPS System Towards a Life (and Biz) Filled with Gratitude, Passion, and Success.
Back to Business Challenge Day #2 Power circle expert Rosetta Thurman challenges you to build a location-independent startup by sharing 5 Steps to a Profitable Online Business where you can Travel and Work from Anywhere in the World.
Back to Business Challenge Day #3 Power circle expert Lucinda Cross challenges you to Activate Your Vision and discover the right steps to really actualize your success.
Back to Business Challenge Day #4 Power circle expert Tiffany Aliche aka the Budgetnista challenges you to Live Richer by implementing a few really simple, super helpful ways to boost your financial fitness and get your bank account back on track.
Back to Business Challenge Day #5 For our last day, I LaShanda Henry aka SistaSense, challenge you to Fire Up Your Social Media Marketing Campaigns. Discover 5 smart ways to use social media to boost traffic and sales on your website.
Plus there are a few bonus surprises that you will get too! But I won't spoil it for you. Follow this link and start the free Back to Business Challenge for today's woman in business.
If you have started the challenge, leave a comment below and let me know what you think about it and what you learned! Also feel free to share this online learning series with your fellow entrepreneur friends. My big goal is to help 100,000 women entrepreneurs get focused and fired up this year.
For my fellow web women entrepreneurs out there today's video is all about the First Two Steps to Convert Browsers to Buyers.
I know the Struggle is Real... Most folks are struggling to get a few sales, let a lone steady sales. Are you in the same boat? I hope not, but if so I am literally chomping at the bit to show you how this works.
Watch the video above.... Start with the first two customer conversion steps and then I'll fill you in on the rest as soon as you press play.
The struggle doesn't haven't to be REAL forever!
Click here to get access to the complete Browsers to Buyers Boot Camp series. Leave me a comment if you have questions or just want to share some of your A Hah! Moments from today's video.
Email is still the most effective form of marketing and relationship building. It's a tremendous tool for building the kind of long-term relationship that allows you to convert sales. While many have concluded that the same thing cannot be said for social media relationships, you can and should view your connections in these networks as a way to gain more email relationships.
By comparing your customer referral data with your social media data, you can often discover your more active and potentially influential customers and prospects. A customer who currently does not buy from you that much may turn out to be your greatest potential referral champion, but they may go unnoticed and therefore ungroomed without looking.
Know Your Customers
You need to dig deep and really find out what makes your customers tick on all levels. That means knowing what their interests and hobbies are, what events they love to attend, their favorite music and TV shows, and how much they love reading to their kids. You might guess where this is headed: What do people on social media love to do? Talk about what they had for lunch and how they can further build their business. So it just might be important after all to really know your customers and potential customers.
Great content isn't great until somebody reads it, shares it, and links to it. It’s almost like the popular kids in high school, but that’s just the reality of inbound marketing today. It’s not enough to produce lots of content; you've got to get people talking about it and bringing attention to it.
Blogging, Blogging, Blogging ...
One of my favorite uses of the social media layer is the ability to draw closer to other bloggers that cover your industry or community. Today’s bloggers rely on social media as a lifeline to real-time information and as a tool for collecting resources; it also makes them much more available through direct communication. By targeting key bloggers and using the social layer to build a relationship as a resource, you can quickly enhance your overall chances of media coverage.
Sometimes our self-confidence is shaken when we make decisions that are not supported by family, friends or people we respect. When we feel that we are by ourselves regarding our choices, it is important to apply the universal law of cause and effect. Acknowledging others rights to their opinions opens the way for us to receive the same treatment. The adage shows itself over and over, what you do unto others will be done unto you.
Remember you can create the life you want to live by your actions. Being gentle and loving yourself is the way to bring that behavior into your life from others. Although it may not feel apparent, life supports you. The universal order of life does support you. This may sound airy-fairy, but it is a real and important principle to believe in when feeling challenged. Understanding that everyone has a right to live and think as he or she chooses removes the emotional conviction that others opinions are personal attacks. Each adult is their life decision maker, and one’s opinion does not overthrow anyone else’s choice.
Your ability to hold this idea and conduct yourself on this principle will govern others manners when engaging or having a relationship with you.
Valuing yourself is a requirement for a successful life. Lacking self-worth is mirrored back to us through our personal and work relationships. The characteristics of caring and respecting yourself are reflected in how you address other people’s degrading and dismissive attitudes. Life already supports you; you are here. The statement, "you are an accident", is only an attempt to devalue your existence. It is your primary responsibility to embrace and love yourself.
Sometimes we allow the opinions of others to reign over our internal voice. That is a sign that we need to stop and remember what is important to us. Getting clear about the way you choose to live your life and what you value gives you the strength to make seemingly hard choices. You regret less when your actions are decided from how you choose to be in this world. Living this way opens you to new ideas and activates your potential.
Aiming for a successful life based on your values can sometimes feel like a struggle but the end results are worth it. Gaining self-confidence is the practice of making and moving forward with your decisions that are founded on what is important to you. Every opportunity you have to apply this principle will help you become self-confident authentically.
Since the new year is quickly approaching, I felt is was time for another calendar feature.
The Walking By Faith 2015 Wall Calendar features the beautiful artwork of artist and sculptor, Darlington Dike Ike (DD Ike). As a graduate of one of Nigeria's most prominent art schools, DD Ike's work has been displayed in galleries around the world. He is also the recipient of both local and international awards. You will enjoy the rich and vibrant African American art images of the Walking By Faith calendar each month as DD Ike’s art encourages all to walk by faith and not by sight!
12 months of full page colorful art images
Four (4) months (September 2014 - December 2014) mini calendars without images
The BBWO Network is here to help you become a better business woman online. Here are 5 ways you can share your business on the network. Click here to watch the Build Your Buzz video that compliments the 5 tips below:
Extra Help: Ready to make your next #PowerMove and take your web business to a higher level. SistaSense.com - the BBWO sister site offers online training and resources for women entrepreneurs.
Step inside the SistaSense Power Circle Web Business Training Series: Register or get access to the replays for the latest SistaSense Back to Business Webinar Conference (details here). 8 Virtual Seats Left for Sat, 10/25/14 Webinar Event.
Have you ever been on Facebook and you saw an interesting article or link as you are scrolling down your timeline but you don't have time to look at it? Perhaps you saw an event and now you can't find it! Well... Facebook has added a new "save" feature for posts that include links, videos or Facebook events.
To save a post, click on the downward arrow to the top right of the post (move your mouse over the area and the arrow will become visible). A drop down menu will appear and "save" will be in the list! Once you click this option & save the post, it will be kept in the "Saved" section on the home page of Facebook ( over to the left hand side).
The save option does NOT work for:
Your own posts
Text only status updates
Tip: Let your customers, clients and potential prospects know that they can save your link posts for later when they have more time to review it or to share it!
Are you looking for new ways to enhance your business? Are trying to figure out how your small business idols are currently living the dream you want to be your reality? I believe the success of your business depends on the company you keep, which is why I invite you inside the SistaSense Power Circle for our 3rd annual Back to Business webinar conference.
Calling on the expertise of some of my personal "SheRoes", I once again want you to be in the company of powerful women who are passionate about seeing you succeed. And for the first time ever you will have access to 18 Power Circle Experts in a combination of live sessions + master class (pre-recorded) sessions you can access online + access to our private Power Circle Facebook community.
We are going to talk about business building, social media, blogging, crowd funding, automation, wealthy building, monetization, book deals, networking and more. Plus you get access to all the replays!
BBWO Members can use the code 'PWR14' to get 10 dollars off registration.
Click here for details on the Affiliate Program for this event.
“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” John C. Maxwell
Steven Covey, bestselling author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People,” wrote one of the best books on leadership and self-improvement. In this book, he presents a holistic principle-centered approach looking at the characteristics of successful people, reducing these to seven principles.
So, how do women become successful leaders? Over the decades, we have seen those who have had significant impact in their community and throughout the world. Here are 10 habits of the highly successful women leaders.
1. Successful Women… Build Unison
Successful women leaders recognize the importance of unity and tries to establish a society where people live in harmony. They work together as a community to face any challenges that might exist.
Inside the latest issue of SistaSense In Print Magazine you will find the BBWO50 Fabulous Entrepreneurs 2014. For the 7th year anniversary of the BBWO Network we celebrate the accomplishments, innovative contributions, passion, hard work and dedication of 50 amazing women entrepreneurs who are members of the BBWO Network - www.mybbwo.com.
BBWO Motto: Motivate.Inform.Inspire.Connect. I created the BBWO Network as a space for passionate, positive, like-minded women entrepreneurs of color to find resources, new business and support. Seven years strong our growing network continues to be a go to hub for thousands of business women online.
BBWO members interested in being spotlighted within the community are encouraged to actively engage with other members and share your smart business content. You can post in your blog, upload photos and videos, plus expand your brand by creating your own social group on BBWO. Active members are regularly featured and showcased across the site and our social media properties, which for many has resulted in business opportunities, speaking requests, partnerships and other forms of sought after exposure. We build better businesses together on BBWO!
Congratulations to all the women on this list. I encourage you to shout them out on your favorite social spaces. Click here to download the BBWO 50 Infographic, which you are welcome to blog about and share. Visit mag.sistasense.com to get your digital or print copy of this issue.
It may come as a surprise to know that PowerPoint is still a powerful tool AND it offers another easy way to create social media images!
As you may be aware, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites don't allow you to upload a PowerPoint slide/presentation however ANY PowerPoint slide can be saved as a JPEG or PNG. Just click on Save As, and then select JPEG or PNG from the Save as Type drop-down menu.
PowerPoint then asks if you want to export every slide or just the current slide. Select Current Slide Only, and you have an image file of your PowerPoint slide. If you’re comfortable using PowerPoint, take advantage of this capability to create social media images, images for your blog or website.
Author Tip #1: If your book is available in e-Book format you should promote that! e-Book readers are surpassing other readers because of the availability & easy access on digital devices such as smart phones and tablets. Make sure you post a direct link to where YOUR e-Book can be purchased & downloaded!
Author Tip #2: There are many book clubs that have Facebook groups and Facebook pages. Do a little research and connect with book clubs that have readers who would be interested in your book. Offer them a free preview chapter!
Author Tip #3 - Ensure that you utilize your Facebook cover image to your advantage by adding a graphic that includes your book cover or the title of your book! When someone visits your personal or author page, they should know right away that you are a published author. Don't make them hunt for this information!
Are you ready to stop procrastinating on your dreams and finally start getting paid to do what you love?
In just THREE DAYS, you will learn a simple step-by-step process for building a passion-based business that honors your gifts, brings in consistent income and provides you with the FREEDOM to live your ideal life!
Does any of this sound like you?
You want to build a successful business doing work that you love
You’ve tried to start your business before, but got off track somehow
You feel overwhelmed with all the information out there and wish you had a clear, step-by-step roadmap to earning income in your business
You really want to earn more money so that you can contribute to your household and create a better quality of life for your family
You want the time, lifestyle, location and financial freedom that comes along with being your own boss!
If so, Rosetta Thurman invites you to join her on June 27-29, 2014 for the Launch Your Business LIVE Boot Camp in Atlanta, Georgia! Click here to register: thelaunchyourbusinessbootcamp.com
In just three days, you’re going to learn:
How to set an inspiring income goal that will help you focus your efforts on the most important, revenue-generating activities in your business
How you can create a consistent weekly schedule to work on your business, even if you have a demanding full-time job, kids and a husband at home!
3 powerful strategies for removing negative energy that may be holding you back from receiving success in your business
How to define your brand so that you can attract the perfect prospects to your doorstep
The essential tools you need to start earning money through your business (you’ll get a clear checklist that shows you exactly what you might be missing!)
The most effective use of social media (including blogging, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram) to attract new clients and customers
How you can create a simple, low-cost marketing plan that actually works! (you’ll get my popular fill-in-the-blanks template to help you do this quickly and easily)
…and so much more!
This 3-day LIVE training is for big dreamers and recovering procrastinators who are ready to LAUNCH, RELAUNCH OR GROW their business! Click here to register: thelaunchyourbusinessbootcamp.com
The training provided at the Launch Your Business 3-Day Boot Camp applies to any business that sells products or services, including: freelancing, consulting, speaking, training, coaching, blogging, books, ebooks, live events, digital products or physical products, By the end of the event, you will have a solid foundation in place so you can making money (or more money) in your business. To register for the Launch Your Business 3-Day Boot Camp and to learn more, visit http://thelaunchyourbusinessbootcamp.com.
About Your Host Rosetta Thurman: Rosetta Thurman is a nationally-recognized author, speaker, mentor and coach dedicated to empowering women through personal development, leadership and entrepreneurship. She is the founder of Happy Black Woman, a supportive community that helps women create lives of happiness, success and freedom. Rosetta teaches women, step-by-step, how to find their purpose, take action on their goals and build businesses doing what they love, all while becoming happier and more fulfilled. Rosetta’s clients and students value her “tough love” approach to helping them achieve powerful breakthroughs in their lives. Rosetta and the Happy Black Woman brand have been interviewed, quoted and featured in numerous media outlets such as JET Magazine, Essence.com, BBC London, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, BlackEnterprise.com and Forbes Woman.
The Enon Bridal Expo on Saturday was fantastic! Wonderful vendors and excited 2015 brides and couples. It was a pleasure to chat with everyone about the brooms, why my brooms are so unique and share in the excitement of planning. A Gift 4 You! will be back next year!
As responsibilities pile on, having “me” time is important to one’s health. It helps to know you are not alone. Sisters and Friends Getaway on Martha’s Vineyard hosts women friends and strangers from around the country for a stress free no-agenda getaway. While there, sharing experiences of being black women in this society make friendships come fast and natural. Friendly cliques form and lead to discussions that promote ways to support and lift each other up.
Here are five benefits of any girlfriends’ getaway:
See yourself in others. When women come together in a relaxed atmosphere they share more and are often relieved to find others with similar challenges.
Physical Reaction According to a UCLA study, when women spend time with friends, hormonal changes occur from the bond of friendship and from being in a safe environment to share and de-stress.
Lifts Burdens. A gathering of women often evolves into significant testimonies resulting in releasing anxieties as sisterfriends listen, understand, and cheer them on.
Share Fix It Strategies. “What would you do?” is likely asked and answered more often by a female. In a comfortable setting, women offer ways to handle issues and won’t hold back in sharing advice on how to handle yours!
Take A Way. Reflecting on new approaches to challenges equips women with tools of inspiration when time away is over.
“Most of all girlfriends’ getaways are fun” states, Connie Portis host of Sisters & Friends Getaway. This all inclusive (excluding travel fare) getaway begins the Sunday following Labor Day at high season end making it the perfect time to catch sales and low cost housing rental (passed on in affordable rates for attendees). Brunch and dinner are included round robin fashion in the vintage houses women share offering the opportunity to meet sisterfriends from Seattle, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Hartford and cities in between.
Oak Bluffs has great beachside walking paths, and the famous Inkwell Beach where African Americans still gather to savor Atlantic Ocean. The island's clean air is perfect for taking an historic walking tour, traveling by local bus or guided excursions to enjoy peace and serenity. During Sisters and Friends Getaway, activities include line dancing, book discussions, and uplifting impromptu workshops to round out the getaway. Grab a sister or friend (or come alone) for one or two week periods or as schedule permits.