#entrepreneur inspiration with author, Carla J. Curtis
Jul15

#entrepreneur inspiration with author, Carla J. Curtis


Who are you and what do you do in 30 words or less?carla

My name is Carla J. Curtis. I’m a child of God, mother, grandmother, author, encourager, motivator, motivational speaker, counselor intern and entrepreneur.

How do you remain empowered as an entrepreneur?

Praying, meditating, networking with others and always reminding myself that there is always something to be learned. I also seek the services of a coach. In addition, I ensure that self-care is a top priority.

How do you remain equipped as an entrepreneur, where/how do you fuel your growth?

I believe in lifelong learning. Therefore, I attend seminars, workshops and conferences, read business magazines and books and seek the services of a coach.

Where does your inspiration come from?

My inspiration comes from God, praying, meditating and being surrounded by and interacting with positive people from all walks of life.

What is your “WHY” — why do you do what you do?

I do what I do because I know that God has blessed me with specific gifts to inspire and motivate others through various mediums. Also, I am and have always been passionate about inspiring and giving hope to others as well as helping people reach their personal and professional goals. Overall, I want each person that I come in contact with whether personally or professionally to walk away from the conversation feeling as though they have been enthused to reach their fullest potential and that they feel valued.

What is your #1 tip for other entrepreneurs?

Be true to yourself, absorb as much information as you can, and if there isn’t a lane for what you are doing, don’t be afraid to create one.


 

 


 

TEWEISERIESThe #EntrepreneurInspiration blog series is another way that the TEWCrew can help spread the entrepreneurial cheer throughout the universe. Our mission is to empower, equip and inspire aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs to unleash the entrepreneur within #unleashthebiz! We do that the best way we know how, and that is by telling stories of our experiences, and the experiences of our community and our colleagues. Enjoy!

 

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#entrepreneur inspiration with Missy B. Salick
Jul15

#entrepreneur inspiration with Missy B. Salick


Who are you and what do you do in 30 words or less?missy

I am Missy B. Salick, author of Claiming Jeremiah and founder of Virgo Girl Media, Inc. I help people stop dreaming about entrepreneurship and start creating it by helping them turn their passion into profit.

How do you remain empowered as an entrepreneur?

One of the most important things for an entrepreneur to stay empowered is their team. I personally surround myself on a constant basis with a group of people who believe in my company/brand just as much as I do. I also network often to meet other passionate entrepreneurs and people who have the same passion and drive.

Second, always expect the unexpected. People tend to get comfortable being in the role of an entrepreneur, thinking that because they are building something from scratch they will know all the answers or that everything will come their way. This is not the case. Every day will be different and you will be faced with a different challenge. The more successful you become, the more challenges you will face.

And third, stay true to yourself and remember why you started this business. Do not get off course just because someone is moving faster than you or is reaching a higher level of success. Keep at your own pace.

How do you remain equipped as an entrepreneur, where/how do you fuel your growth?

To remain equipped as an entrepreneur you have to step outside your comfort zone and expand your horizon. In any area that you are not comfortable with on a social level, be prepared to be introduced to this being an entrepreneur. For me it was public speaking. While I have not mastered this skill I know that being an author and entrepreneur it’s unavoidable. Especially since I want to change the world, so to speak. LOL. Be prepared to push past your boundaries. Expand your horizon and network with other people who are more knowledgeable and successful in the field you are trying to master. Attend networking events, read books weekly, feed your brain.

Where does your inspiration come from?

My inspiration first comes from my family, whom I want to set an example for and show them there is another way to life besides what society would have us think. Second, the people I come in contact with on a daily basis who want to make a life change, but are afraid or not sure how. These people motivate me to do more and push myself to the limit. Third, I am my biggest inspiration. I believe so much in Virgo Girl Media and know we can help and change many lives. I am ready for this journey and can’t wait to see what happens with this one life I have.

What is your “WHY” —- why do you do what you do?

My why is to build a community of creativepreneurs who support and help one another, rather than seeing one another as competition. We would like to see more minorities and our future generations own businesses or in control of their career paths. I want to close the gap between industry leaders and aspiring ones. So many millionaires charge outrageous prices for speaking events, yet you never get to pick their brain or be able to meet them one-on-one. How are you really helping people who attend these events? Yes, you may get some knowledge; however, each person, each business, is different. We are not all the same and we all have different problems. At Virgo Girl Media, we plan to give you all the information we know. We welcome feedback, suggestions, and topics to discuss and we will try our best to find the answers. We welcome emails to pick our brain. We make all the mistakes and share them so you won’t have to.

What is your #1 tip for other entrepreneurs?

Be true to yourself, absorb as much information as you can, and if there isn’t a lane for what you are doing, don’t be afraid to create one.


 

 


 

TEWEISERIESThe #EntrepreneurInspiration blog series is another way that the TEWCrew can help spread the entrepreneurial cheer throughout the universe. Our mission is to empower, equip and inspire aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs to unleash the entrepreneur within #unleashthebiz! We do that the best way we know how, and that is by telling stories of our experiences, and the experiences of our community and our colleagues. Enjoy!

 

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#entrepreneur inspiration with Dr. Angelique S. Jackson
Jul15

#entrepreneur inspiration with Dr. Angelique S. Jackson


Who are you and what do you do in 30 words or less?

My name is Dr. Angelique S. Jackson and I am the innovator of Miss Congeniality Girls/Mister Chivalrous Gents (MCG). MCG is a present day approach to social and emotional baton-rouge-2-crop-210x300wellness for adolescent boys and girls. We use yoga, mindfulness awareness techniques, etiquette comportment, and social entrepreneurship to developing the whole child.

How do you remain empowered as an entrepreneur?

I remained empowered by seeing my dreams and vision come to life. I also whole heartedly feel that I am doing God’s work because this whole concept and brand came to me as a vision during a spiritual fast. Furthermore, I try to surround myself around others with similar visions and a die-hard passion for entrepreneurship. Lastly, I aim to stay current on the latest research and trends in the industry.

How do you remain equipped as an entrepreneur, where/how do you fuel your growth?

Well, again as I mentioned in the previous question, I seek out new ways to inform me of best practices and strategies to make sure I am providing research sound solutions as well as to stay relevant in this field. It is emotional difficult at times to fuel your growth because, as the owner, you have to have your hands in all aspects of your business and it makes it difficult at times to create. When I am feeling like this, I step away and pray, read about other entrepreneurs and day dream about future potential.

Where does your inspiration come from?

My inspiration comes from my 20 years of being an educator and being able to ascertain, what I feel, was the missing link to educating children. No matter how hard I may try to pull away from this field, I am always pulled back instantaneously, again because I feel the vision was birthed through God and He reminds me I have work to do.

What is your “WHY” —- why do you do what you do?

I do what I do because really, “It just makes sense to me.”  I honestly feel that it is no-brainer approach/solution to the development and well- being of our children.

What is your #1 tip for other entrepreneurs?

I often like to borrow the infamous Picasso quote to this question-when asked what was his best painting he ever created and his response was that he hasn’t created it yet-so in essence my tip would be “The Best is Yet to come as long as you remain committed to your vision, passion and craft.”

 

 


 

TEWEISERIESThe #EntrepreneurInspiration blog series is another way that the TEWCrew can help spread the entrepreneurial cheer throughout the universe. Our mission is to empower, equip and inspire aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs to unleash the entrepreneur within #unleashthebiz! We do that the best way we know how, and that is by telling stories of our experiences, and the experiences of our community and our colleagues. Enjoy!

 

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#entrepreneur inspiration with Laconna Gowder
Jul15

#entrepreneur inspiration with Laconna Gowder


Who are you and what do you do in 30 words or less?

I am LaConna Gowder of Glew Consultants. I have 30+ years of accounting experience and I am strategizing a plan for my own company (Glew Consulting). I bond business owners with business solutions that work!

How do you remain empowered as an entrepreneur?

Empowerment is from within. My faith in God and understanding that He is my source, and through Him, I am viable and valuable is my strength. I believe life is continuous training and a series of relationships that give and receive. My passion is helping folks be successful!

How do you remain equipped as an entrepreneur, where/how do you fuel your growth?

Planning and seeking out webinars and training to support my goals. Training includes certifications, motivational messages and conversations with others. I pray for amazing days and then look for it. Amazing happens through interaction with others.

Where does your inspiration come from?

I am inspired by God and His creation, and specifically His love, patience and subtle movement. I embrace that I am here on purpose and love that I am positioned to experience the search required for that purpose. It requires that I not know everything already, but that I am open to the training and insight gained from the experience. The medley of experience creates confidence but also compassion and empathy.

What is your “WHY” —- why do you do what you do?

I have a passion to live a quality life. The freedom to give and receive nets fulfillment.

What is your #1 tip for other entrepreneurs?

Understand your “Why” and “Plan” to achieve that!

 

 

 


 

TEWEISERIESThe #EntrepreneurInspiration blog series is another way that the TEWCrew can help spread the entrepreneurial cheer throughout the universe. Our mission is to empower, equip and inspire aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs to unleash the entrepreneur within #unleashthebiz! We do that the best way we know how, and that is by telling stories of our experiences, and the experiences of our community and our colleagues. Enjoy!

 

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Press Release – TEW2
Jul10

Press Release – TEW2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


 

The Entrepreneur Within You Movement Continues with the Release of Volume 2

Chicago IL July 9th, 2014Following up on the success of The Entrepreneur Within You and the subsequent following the first book helped garner, book creator Julie M. Holloway book-adhas directed another edition in the series.

The Entrepreneur Within You: Volume 2 (220 Publishing) is the second title in the series containing a collection of real-life stories from 18 living, breathing, inspiring entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneur Within You series is an inspirational business anthology that not only shares with the readers how their path to business ownership began, but, also includes diverse and encouraging personal stories of challenges conquered.  The book is filled with tips and tools aspiring entrepreneurs can use to accomplish their goals despite facing their own obstacles.  “The experiences that our writers share concerning how they have overcome things while pursuing their passions will motivate all who read it” quoted Holloway about the recent release.   “We are fulfilling our destiny by allowing real entrepreneurs a platform to share their trials and their triumphs.”

Holloway left her 16-year career as an executive assistant at various fortune 500 companies to pursue her dreams becoming a creative designer.  JMH Cre8ive Solutions, the brainchild of JMH “the artist” is operated by Julie and her husband Darnell, with assistance from her “kidpreneurs” Jasmine and DJ.

The official release celebration of The Entrepreneur Within You 2 will be held August 9th, 2014 at Bites Asian Tapas in Chicago.  Attendees can RSVP through Eventbrite.  For more information visit the web site at www.tewyou.com.

 

Media Contact:
Myisha Harvey

info@220communications.com

1.866.533.9884

 

 

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