Author Archives: Lisa-Marie

  • Using hot topics to further your company agendaEntrepreneurship

    As a business owner, should hot topics be used to further company agenda? #Firstworldproblems is a hashtag that frequents social media networks and is used by individuals to express daily frustrations. Often times these frustrations are things that most would consider a blessing. For example(these are actual tweets): “I hate when my mint gum makes my water too […]

  • Networking Event: Hempstead RebirthOffbeat

    We all have heard of separation of church and state, but should there be a separation of church and business? On August 2, 2012, I had the opportunity to attend the Hempstead Rebirth Open House. Hempstead Rebirth CDC is a nonprofit, faith-based organization founded by Pastor Curtis Riley. The goal of this organization is to […]

  • The five most important questionsEntrepreneurship

    What are the five most important questions that a business, non-profit, or any other type of organization should ask? I currently am reading the Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization, by Peter F. Drucker written in collaboration with: Jim Collins, Phil Kotler, Jim Kouzes, Judith Rodin, and V. Kasturi Rangan. […]

  • Passive Income Journey: BrandingEntrepreneurship

    Branding is like being marked cattle. Companies allocate money to create strategies, systems, and plans that will make a lasting impression on potential or current consumers. Business owners have been led to believe that in order to succeed, they must develop a name, logo, tagline, color, etc that will create an awareness in a target […]

  • Networking Event: Networking in the HubOffbeat

    On Tuesday, July 24th, I had the pleasure of attending the Networking in the Hub event which was organized by Hempstead Uniondale Times (HU Times) editor Elseah W. Cheah. HU Times  is an independent community based newspaper that connects communities of color to positive news in the local Hempstead, Long Island area. I do not […]

  • The Shameful PlugEntrepreneurship

    I have a problem. I cannot shamelessly plug my accomplishments and business. In fact I shy away from talking about my skills, talents, accomplishments, etc. It’s like pulling teeth for me to discuss what I do. Humble right? Wrong. If I am to expand and grow my business, I have to let people know it […]