Indie Business Roll Call: Week of 2/15/2010

Part of the reason I didn’t publish last week’s roll call last week is because I am in the midst of re-working my business week to accommodate a new fitness routine. I am determined to find a rhythm that allows me to be as healthy as my business is. If I had not worked out…

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The Snuggle Factor: Boys Are Different

When my children were babies and toddlers, they were so cuddly. Whenever I wanted a hug, I got one. Whenever I wanted a snuggle, I simply started snuggling. It didn’t matter where we were or what was happening, mommy always got the warm fuzzies. Today, my 8-year old daughter still jumps at the chance to…

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My Interview With Lela Barker of From Morocco, With Love

This week, IBN member Lela Barker, owner of Bella Lucce in Columbia, SC, is launching an exciting new non-profit venture. From Morocco, With Love offers wonderful products imported from the beautiful nation of Morocco. I have seen this venture unfold from the time it formed as a seedling in Lela’s mind, so this week’s launch…

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How to Turn Unused Space Into a Video Set (Part Three)

In yesterday’s video post, I announced the exciting arrival of the dry wall. Today, I am happy to report that we found someone to help us place the dry wall. More about that later. For now, I want to share how we have decided to deal with the window on our set. As I mentioned…

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How to Turn Unused Space Into a Video Set (Part Two)

The dry wall is here! Earlier this week, I introduced my husband business partner’s and my new series to teach you how to turn unused space in your garage, basement or office into a video set. If you missed the introductory video, you can watch it here. This video is a short update on the…

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Me and My Best Girl

The only thing my daughter asked me for this morning was to meet her for lunch at school. When I said I wasn’t sure I could make it, her face dropped. So here I am. When she entered the cafeteria and saw me, I got the most amazing hug in the world. This is why…

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How to Turn Unused Space Into a Video Set (Part One)

My husband business partner and I are turning the unused space in the loft above our detached garage into a studio where I can record and share more videos to empower you to make smart decisions in all aspects of your business. We’re kicking things off with a series of videos to help you turn…

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Vault Episode #182: Rebecca Bollwitt [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 182 featuring my interview with Rebecca Bollwitt. Rebecca is the author of “Blogging: Create and Maintain Valuable Customer Connections to Drive Your Business.” This episode delves into the world of blogging, a topic…

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Vault Episode #181: Deborah Douglas [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 181 featuring my interview with Deborah Douglas. Deborah is the Managing Director of Douglas Group, a highly successful middle-market banking firm known for its remarkable 95% success rate in assisting business owners with…

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Are You Making Money and Making a Difference?

Money is neither good nor bad. It’s intangible. It doesn’t think. It doesn’t feel. It does nothing on its own. Making money is something the government does. They design it, they print it, they make it. We don’t make money, we earn it. We either earn it honestly or we earn it dishonestly. There are…

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Sunday Soup!

It’s that time again, time for Sunday Soup! If you get two Soups today, please disregard the other one with my apologies. It’s been one of those weekends! You asked some great questions last week and I am here again to answer more. Ask me about social media, leadership, small business success, mompreneurship, family business…

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"Don't Let Anybody Paint You Into A Corner," Says Dr. Paula Newsome

This afternoon, I attended the Annual Pride Entrepreneur Education Program (PEEP) Luncheon. PEEP is a non-profit organization devoted to eliminating socio-economic disparities in the African American community by promoting education, financial literacy, attainment of technical skills and entrepreneurship. This video, produced by my company and presented during the luncheon, features the inspirational story of Dr.…

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Successful Business Leaders Create More Than Profit

Other than tonsillitis and a hernia as a small child, a fractured shoulder a decade ago and the occasional cold or flu, I have been blessed with good health. As a teen, I was a cheerleader and played tennis almost daily. In college, I walked practically everywhere I went. But law school and practicing law…

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