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SistaSense Cyber Bundle: Boost Your Business SistaSense Style
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(video replay) Key Trends for 2014: What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know
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(Google+ Hangout) Key Trends for 2014: What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know
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3 Steps to Building a Bigger Better Online Following for Your Business (audio)
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Holiday Shopping for Your Business: Investment Capital, Cash Back and Cool Deals
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HerStartup: Sumiyyah Rasheed Ann Nahari Designs Up-Scale Plus Size Lingerie
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HerBlessings: Artiatesia Deal talks about creating a 90 Day Business Agenda + the Power of Choosing Action Over Anger
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HerSuccess: Kim Boddy Shares GirlfriendConnect
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HerStartup: Renee Wiggins Shows Women How to Be Fabulously Fit in God’s Kingdom
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(next call) 3 Steps to Building a Bigger Better Online Following for Your Business

SistaSense Cyber Bundle: Boost Your Business SistaSense Style

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Why? Well, if you would love to learn more about building your online business SistaSense style, for the next 7 days you can download my SistaSense Cyber Bundle, which includes my most popular 2013 Money, Marketing and Sales Training Videos + Audio Sessions!

Official url: http://www.sistasense.com/bundle

(video replay) Key Trends for 2014: What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Those who show up, go up! -Pam Perry

If you are serious about expanding your brand next year, learning smart marketing strategies and building your own lucrative business it is essential that you stay on top of the trends. You need to know how to reach your customers today, what mindsets or strategies can hurt your sales and what tools can help your run a better business.

Free up one hour and watch the replay of last night’s live broadcast with some of my power circle experts on the topic, Key Trends for 2014: What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know.

We talked about a range of topics from personal mindset, to branding, business models and the latest is social media strategies + web applications for entrepreneurs.

Plus for those who want to participate in our 2014 Power Circle for the next 72 Hours you can use the code ‘LIVE’ to get 50% Off Power Circle Conference.

Watch Replay Now: www.sistasense.com/live

What Sistas Are Saying about the latest SistaSense Live Broadcast:

“Beautiful job. Watched the replay and much of what I heard resonated with what I’m seeing. Thanks for sharing such valuable info (as always) so others can learn how to ramp it up!” – Tanya Smith

“This is so informative and on point, Thank You!” -Yes Lioness

“This was AMAZING!! Great tips ladies!!! So blessed by this video tonight for sure!!” – Kenesha M.

“Great webinar. I learned a lot. Great end of the year messages.

  • Carol: thanks for telling me to be authentic, real
  • Jai: thanks for telling me to make do with what i have, stop trying to be a celebrity and just be me. tell people the truth, Your message is your story.
  • Pam: show up and go up. Be there. Do it.
  • Richelle- I do read your emails at time. you are too the point, raw and unapologetic.- powerful speaker. Had lots to say. I know people who learn and then they think they can teach it.
  • LaShanda: your are right, even your own family do not listen or read your messages.

Thanks for all your do LaShanda. YOU ARE THE GREATEST” – Renee Wiggins

Watch Replay Now: www.sistasense.com/live

(Google+ Hangout) Key Trends for 2014: What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know

What do you need to know about online marketing and small business growth in 2014?

Join me, LaShanda Henry and our SistaSense Power Circle Experts for an info-packed conversation on 2014 Trends Women Entrepreneurs Should know via a live Google+ Hangout this Thursday at 7pm est.

The link for the live video broadcast will be available via our Google+ Event Page; go there and confirm you are going, so you can watch our discussion and participate in the conversation.

This week’s live broadcast will be hosted in place of our weekly Jumpstart Your Business Calls (replays here).

Feel free to post any questions you may have via the comment box below and/or our event page.

3 Steps to Building a Bigger Better Online Following for Your Business (audio)

To continue our conversation on Engaging Your Audience Online to build a strong Tribe, the latest Jumpstart Your Business call was all about ’3 Steps to Building a Bigger Better Online Following for Your Business’.

“People have to buy what you say before they will buy what you sell. If you can’t build a strong following online you won’t make enough profit. Products, People and Profit. You need all three to have a successful business online.” -LaShanda Henry

Inside our latest TeleClass I talked about

  • Google Traffic: Changes that can help or hurt your visibility
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Blogging + Social Media Strategies to Implement Now
Can’t access the audio replay below? Click here to log in or click here to join the SistaSense Online Circle. For just $7 you’ll get access to this replay, my weekly calls and more.

Video: Getting Google Traffic (How SEO Has Changed)

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Holiday Shopping for Your Business: Investment Capital, Cash Back and Cool Deals

A wise man once told me if you want to run your best business, you have to invest in the best tools!

In the beginning stages of building a web business on a budget, I found myself trying to make the most of what I already had. In one sense that’s smart money management, but experience quickly taught me that limited investment back into the business is not the best way to go. When traveling in the land of tablets and smart devices, I learned the hard way that out-dated flip phones just won’t do especially if technology is supposed to be your thing. Not to mention the fact that it’s almost impossible to work on a computer you can barely turn on when it crashes, freezes or takes far too long start up. Point being, if you have been putting off stepping up your gadget game and investing into your business, now is the best time to make a change.

All serious entrepreneurs should have a list of business essentials on their holiday shopping list. First thing you want to do is make note of what your business needs. At the moment I am in need of quite a few things including the new iPad for testing mobile websites and applications along with a new digital projector to display presentations for my 2014 Power Circle Conference – powercircle.sistasense.com. I always have a short list of software programs or electronic tools that I need to make my business better. What about you? Take a moment to think about those things that are essential to your business growth and productivity; then create a holiday shopping list to match.

Capital + Cash Back: Get the Essentials First
If you use Paypal to handle all your business sale transactions I highly recommend getting a PayPal Debit Card. Rather than waiting 3-7 days to transfer funds from Paypal to your Bank Account, this handy MasterCard gives me the ability to quickly purchase what I need for my business. Plus there is the added perk of the cash back you acquire for each purchase.

As a long time Paypal user I was recently invited to try out Paypal Working Capital, which in my opinion is an ingenious alternative to traditional small business loans. As an entrepreneur there are times when you could use extra capital to invest back into your business. Via PayPal’s Working Capital Program I was able to apply for and receive several thousand dollars for my business within 10 minutes. There are no tedious forms to fill out, no credit checks and no long wait for approval. Paypal uses your transaction history to assess your eligibility and those approved can borrow up to 8% of their annual sales revenue through Paypal.

For me the best part of the Paypal Working Capital program is that I was able to set a fixed percentage rate that Paypal takes out from my daily sales to pay back the loan. As I get paid, they get paid back. There are no penalties if there are days you do not generate any sales, the interest rate is significantly lower than traditional loans and the repayment process is flawless.

Truth be told, it is sometimes hard and frustrating to add another bill to your budget, but because Paypal takes a small percentage of your daily sales they basically do all the budgeting for you. I’ve quickly paid back over 20% in my first month without any noticeable affect to my profit return. Plus I still have funds remaining from the loan that I can continue to invest back into my business.

For the most part I deal strictly with cash, but over the last year I’ve found the Amazon Visa card has also been quite useful to me. Similar to PayPal Working Capital, this card provides me with an additional source of funds to tap into on an as needed basis. Like most credit cards it can be used anywhere, but I especially like using my Amazon Visa card in combination with their free shipping deals + purchase points. I like the fact that I can get either get money back or points that I can use on Amazon towards future purchases.

Last, but certainly not least on my list of essentials is eBates, which connects you to an extensive list of online stores (including Amazon) where you can get cash back for your purchases. Adding eBates to my online shopping essentials means getting nice little cash back checks in the mail, which is definitely a great way to get back some of the money I spend. If you’d like to sign up to eBates through me and receive a complimentary gift card you can do so at ebates.sistasense.com.

It’s up to you how you invest back into your business, just keep in mind that its the right thing to do. I’m all for finding creative ways to keep most of the money that you make, but with  these essential tools I’ve learned that you can work smart and spend smart  too!

This Startup Tips and Tools post is also featured in the Books.Buzz.Business issue of SistaSense Magazine.

HerStartup: Sumiyyah Rasheed Ann Nahari Designs Up-Scale Plus Size Lingerie

Sumiyyah Rasheed
SistaSense “HerStartup Series” spotlights successful women entrepreneurs within the SistaSense Online Circle

About Her Business
Co-owner of Atlanta-based production house, SWH Apparel (her family owned company managed alongside her mother), Sumiyyah has been producing high quality private label apparel for years. Recently, she has stepped out from the shadows to showcase her design talents through her own brands including the newly launched Ann-Nahari collection and the plus size lingerie label Ann Nahari Intimates.

Her Mission
My mission is to build a world-class apparel manufacture and distribution company, while providing employment for my family and community at large.

HerStartup Lesson Learned
The one start-up lesson I learned is persistence. No matter what happens, continue moving toward your goal.

Her SistaSense Lesson Learned
To be patient through the rough times and humble and prayerful during the times of ease and abundance.

Her Favorite Motivational Quote
You Can If You Think You Can -Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

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SistaSense Spotlight member Sumiyyah Rasheed is also featured in the Books.Buzz.Business issue of SistaSense Magazine.

Remember the SistaSense Circle Motto: the Success of Your Business Depends on the Company You Keep.

Join our growing SistaSense Online Circle
Join our SistaSense – UnBlockYourBlessings 90 Day Challenge.

HerBlessings: Artiatesia Deal talks about creating a 90 Day Business Agenda + the Power of Choosing Action Over Anger

Artiatesia Deal
SistaSense “herBlessings Series” spotlights talented women entrepreneurs within the SistaSense Online Circle

HerBusiness
ArtDeal Designs | www.artiatesiadeal.com

Artiatesia, what’s your 90 Day Agenda?
My main goal is to get out of my own way and finally focus on what makes me happy. This includes working on my blog and my business, but above all just being creative.

What’s Your Favorite Unblock Your Blessings Step ?
Step #3: Choose Action Over Anger, has been my favorite so far. I hold on to a lot, mostly emotions. I used to have an outlet growing up. I used to write poetry, but I just haven’t been interested in it anymore. However, since listening to step #3, I’ve been coming to terms with things that been bothering me and learning to stop blaming others.

What are you working on right now?
I’m working on building my passive income streams, which will be done through my blog. My blog is what got me clients before so with re-launching my business, I’m going back to my roots. My goals are to write constantly, include more of myself in the blog, and build my list.

Do you have a SistaSense Lesson Learned?
I have so many lessons learned. Doing this challenge, I have realized that we are not alone. We all have similar stories just experienced things at a different times and in different ways. In the end there is always a common thread. We go through the bad to get to the good. We should never give up on ourselves before that goodness comes to us.

SistaSense Spotlight member Artiatesia Deal is also featured in the Books.Buzz.Business issue of SistaSense Magazine.

Remember the SistaSense Circle Motto: the Success of Your Business Depends on the Company You Keep.

Join our growing SistaSense Online Circle
Join our SistaSense – UnBlockYourBlessings 90 Day Challenge.

HerSuccess: Kim Boddy Shares GirlfriendConnect

Kim Boddy
SistaSense “herSuccess Series” spotlights successful women entrepreneurs within the SistaSense Online Circle

Her Vision
My vision is that GirlfriendConnect would provide its members with one stop shopping for information, resources, services and events to make their lives easier and more enjoyable. And that the services we provide would support economic empowerment and growth in the black community. We emphasize support of customer-centered black owned businesses and initiatives that meet the needs of our members and positively impact the black community.

Her Success Story
2013 has been a real banner year for me. I launched GirlfriendConnect in May. We had an initial membership of 5 people and now have a membership of 50+ with business partnerships continuing to grow. We have had several events designed to provide members with both fun and educational experiences. All events have kept with my passion for supporting black owned businesses.

We announced our first annual retreat scheduled for October 8-12th, 2014 in Bermuda – “Transitions: Navigating Change and Embracing Life” This conference is designed for Black women who want to realize their vision and discover their purpose and increase their enjoyment of life.

We’re also launching our Fearless, Focused and Free Webinar/Seminar Series in January 2014 to help
participants as they explore how to effectively navigate their transition to live life on purpose.

Her Relationship with SistaSense
LaShanda has been instrumental in my journey. I have worked with her for over 4 years using her website design and small business consulting services.

SistaSense Lesson Learned
LaShanda has been invaluable to me. She not only helped me technically, but helped me crystallize my vision for MindBodyandSoulConnections and GirlfriendConnect and helped me with key website and marketing ideas and tools to bring my vision to reality.

What’s Next
Next for me is to continue to expand the services provided by GirlfriendConnect on a national and international basis. And to continue integration with MindBodyandSoulConnections to positively impact the black community.

SistaSense Spotlight member Kim Boddy is also featured in the Books.Buzz.Business issue of SistaSense Magazine.

Remember the SistaSense Circle Motto: the Success of Your Business Depends on the Company You Keep.

Join our growing SistaSense Online Circle
Join our SistaSense – UnBlockYourBlessings 90 Day Challenge.

HerStartup: Renee Wiggins Shows Women How to Be Fabulously Fit in God’s Kingdom

Renee Wiggins
SistaSense “herStartup Series” spotlights talented women entrepreneurs within the SistaSense Online Circle

Her Business
Results By Renee is a health and wellness website designed to help people achieve a healthier lifestyle by developing good eating and exercise habits as well as developing a stress-free lifestyle.

Her Startup Lesson Learned
The main lesson is developing relationships with people instead of solely focusing on selling.

SistaSense Lesson Learned
I have learned so many, but the one that stands out is having a good web site with the right sales vocabulary to entice your visitors.

Her Favorite Motivational Quote
This too Shall Pass-when ever you are down or in a crisis, it is only temporary if you let it be temporary.

SistaSense Spotlight Member Renee Wiggins is also featured in the Books.Buzz.Business issue of SistaSense Magazine.

Remember the SistaSense Circle Motto: the Success of Your Business Depends on the Company You Keep.

Join our growing SistaSense Online Circle
Join our SistaSense – UnBlockYourBlessings 90 Day Challenge.

(next call) 3 Steps to Building a Bigger Better Online Following for Your Business

“People have to buy what you say before they will buy what you sell. If you can’t build a strong following online you won’t make enough profit. Products, People and Profit. You need all three to have a successful business online.” -LaShanda Henry

I want you to think about the following questions:

  • How many people are you presently reaching on the web?
  • Who are the key influencers, bloggers and entrepreneurs in your industry?
  • Who knows and cares that your business exists online?

Be sure to join us on the next Jumpstart Your Business call, this Thursday at 7pm est. Our focus topic this week is “3 Steps to Building a Bigger Better Online Following for Your Business”.

On this next call I will share 3 steps you can implement now to start building your following, improving your visibility within your industry and attracting new potential customers.

To access the call in details:

  • The date, time and access codes are in your member area
  • If you are not a member join here, it’s $7 per month
  • Missed the live call? No worries, all the replays are here

Hopefully I will see you on the next call – sign up details here.

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