Month: April 2016

Interview with Sherry Thomas of Rodan and Fields

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Question 1:  Share with us your name, your position, the name of your business and why and when did you open your business? Also, what services do you provide? Who are your customers, and what qualifies you to provide these services?

My name is Sherry Thomas. I am an Independent Consultant for Rodan and Fields. I have been a consultant since July 2015. I joined Rodan and Fields because I enjoy a challenge. More so than anything I believe we should have a chance to be the best us, we can be. Rodan and Fields offers affordable skin care products for a wide range of skin care needs. I enjoy promoting these products because I know it will not only change what they see on the outside but it can also affect how they feel on the inside. My customer base is anyone who has a skin issues. Direct marketing allows me to come in contact with a variety of people across the world. What I have learned is the health of skincare is something we all should be educated on. In this business I have the opportunity to offer dermatology based Premium skincare right to your door step.

Question 2:  What sets your business apart and why should customers choose you?  What is the overall mission of your business?

What sets my business apart from the rest is that our products have been backed by clinically proven results. We are the #2 skincare provider in the World. We have created Proactiv Solution which has flooded the market with proven results. Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields world-renowned dermatologists have created a premium skincare brand built on a legacy of innovative dermatology-based skincare. This company was founded in 2002 and established on the principle that living better in your skin means living better in your life. Based on the facts why wouldn’t you want a healthier lifestyle and choose me to be your personal consultant to provide you one on one consultation to provide your entire household with your skincare needs. “Our mission is to redefine independent business ownership with a brand, products and programs that change skin and change lives. With integrity beyond reproach, products that exceed our customers’ expectations, and commitment to community and marketplace values, we are creating an enduring legacy for our Independent Consultants and our employees”. We offer our products to customer with a 60 day satisfaction or your money back guaranteed.

Question 3: Describe your greatest accomplishments and how did it impact your customer’s results?

Direct marketing with these products allows me to impact the lives of people seeking quality skincare without the dermatological price. My greatest accomplishment had been to gain the knowledge to educate my team as well as my clients to provide a longer, healthier lifestyle for your skin.

Question 4: What are your plans for the growth of your company?

My plans to grow my business is to offer these products to the masses. I believe quality skincare should be available to everyone. I would also like recruit others to my team and educate them on how they can enjoy the benefits of this Billion dollar business.

Question 5:  Where are you located and how can customers reach you?

I am located in the Baltimore Area and can serve anywhere worldwide.

I can be contacted on Instagram at (Sweet_T_412)

My Business bio is – sthomas10.myrandf.biz

My retail website is – sthomas10.myrandf.com

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Your Vote Matters! Help Us Choose Our Topics!

Topics for BPE

We are developing our schedule of social events, webinars and workshops. We want to know what topics interest you the most.  Please choose 6 topics from the following categories:

  • Small Business Growth
  • Motivation & Empowerment
  • Money, Credit & Finance
  • Social Events & Networking
  • Training & Development
  • Health, Fitness & Exercise
  • Spirituality & Awareness
  • Outreach & Non-Profit Work
  • Love & Relationships
  • Politics
  • Life Coaching & Mental Wellness

 

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Small Business Administration Invites Will Holmes to Lead Workshop on Transitioning to Entrepreneurship

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Workshop: Transitioning from your 9 to 5 to Entrepreneurship
Facilitator: Will Holmes, Entrepreneur and Business Consultant
Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 at 6pm
Catonsville Library | 1100 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD
Free Admission

During this 90 minute fun and interactive workshop, Facilitator Will Holmes will lead the participants through 30 distinct steps for a smoother transition into entrepreneurship.

These steps include: communicating your decision to family and friends; budgeting; researching and choosing a target market; writing a business plan; registering with the IRS and with the state; building a team and developing an effective marketing and sales process.

Be prepared to take notes and ask lots of questions.  Free parking and street parking is available. Free admission.

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Interview with Derrick Charles King of Derrick Charles Clothier

DCCQuestion 1:  Share with us your name, you position, the name of your business and why and when did you open your business? Also, what services do you provide? Who are your customers, and what qualifies you to provide these services?

My name is Derrick Charles King; I am the sole proprietor/Owner of Derrick Charles Clothier. I’ve been in the menswear business for a decade and a half and I’ve worked with some great labels in the business, but I’ve always wanted to have something of my own. I believe in the service and helping people find their own signature style.

I design custom business, business casual and formal attire for men and women. My ideal clients are those who have trouble finding things that fit, need to dress up daily for their career or are that just love to add their own personality and style to their clothing.

Question 2:  What sets your business apart and why should customers choose you?  What is the overall mission of your business?

I have little over 20 years of experience in retail and clothing. I am one of the few clothiers in the area that offers bespoke tailoring done locally in the city of Baltimore.  Our mission is to serve our clients by designing and creating a wardrobe that not only fits them, but also fits every aspect of their lifestyle; from business attire, formal wear or casual garments. Size doesn’t matter if it’s made… Just For You!DCC2

Question 3: Describe your greatest accomplishments and how did it impact your customer’s results?

My greatest accomplishment was winning Best Tailor for Fashion Awards Maryland in 2013.

Question 4: What are your plans for the growth of your company?

I’m looking forward to traveling and doing trunk shows in other cities and training associates for the label.

Question 5:  Where are you located and how can customers reach you?

I am a mobile clothier so I do home and office visits by appointment. I can be reached via email at king@derrickcharles.com or at 443-305-8459.

Question 6: Other important information and links.

Twitter: @d_c_clothier

Instagram: derrick_charles_clothier

Facebook: Derrick Charles Clothier

Also be on the lookout for biweekly style advice forums on periscope.

Interview with Bianca Thompson of B. Foxy Fashion Jewelry

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Question 1:  Share with us your name, your position, the name of your business and why and when did you open your business? Also, what services do you provide? Who are your customers, and what qualifies you to provide these services?

My name is Bianca Thompson and I am Founder/CEO of B. Foxy Fashion Jewelry. We are a celebration of fearlessness, confidence, and self-expression and we flaunt it all through fashion jewelry & accessories.  B. Foxy is an endeavor that I started in 2012 behind my love of the intricate details that makes a woman’s story intriguing. Our unique individuality adds to the overall beauty of the earth the same way fashion accessories add to the overall beauty of a wardrobe.

Question 2:  What sets your business apart and why should customers choose you?

B.foxy offers an accessory styling service which helps guide the customer to completing their look. We’ve chatted with and studied a lot of customers and have found that they have great taste in selecting clothes and accessories but have difficulty matching the two together to create a great look. That’s where we step in. A customer can send us a photo of an outfit they are wearing to an event (through email, skype, social media, and very soon our website) and after a short style questionnaire, we send them curated collections of items to choose from. We even get as detailed as providing hair, makeup, and shoe suggestions. The basic service is free.

Question 3: Describe your greatest accomplishments and how did it impact your customer’s results?B. Foxy has had the opportunity to work with the production of seasons 4 and 5 of Basketball Wives, Miami). Tami Romanhas worked with us as a brand ambassador for over a year. We’ve also done product placement for the Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Soul Train Awards, Bobby Jones Gospel (BET), and just recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Emmy nominated costume designer, Rita McGhee for BET’s Zoe Ever After….just to name a few.

Question 4: What are your plans for the growth of your company?

A large amount of focus is being put into brand development and constant refining of the website to improve the shopping experience. Also, building and testing the accessory styling tool through mobile. Additionally, we are working to offer studio services for wardrobe stylists and costume designers for use in TV/Film, moving media, and editorial/print advertising.

Question 5:  How can customers reach you?

Customers can find us online at www.bfoxy.com.

Question 6: Other important info and links.

Facebook: /bfoxyoffficial

Twitter: @bfoxyofficial

IG: b.foxy

Interview with LaKisha Greenwade of Lucki Fit with Coach L

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Question 1:  Share with us your name, your position, the name of your business and why and when did you open your business? Also, what services do you provide? Who are your customers, and what qualifies you to provide these services? Lastly, what sets your business apart and what is you mission?

I am LaKisha Greenwade (aka Coach L), the name of my business is Lucki Fit with Coach L and Lucki Fit my formal title is Personal Brand Strategist. I have 20 years of marketing experience; I am a Certified Executive Coach; and I spent 3 years as an Undergraduate and Graduate Marketing Professor.

In 2015, I leveraged a decade of training, executive coaching, and marketing expertise to launch the Personal Branding and wearable tech platforms, encompassing fashion, beauty, and tech in the form of @LuckiFit, the Glam Retreat, and Glam Tech (featuring celebrity stylist and tech innovator Ty Hunter) for women, Millenials, and entrepreneurs seeking to brand themselves.

I enjoy empowering my clients and followers to look, feel, and present their very best in every aspect of life, so that they can design a life that ‘fits’ them- thereby defining success on their own terms.

I was nicknamed “Haute Professor” for my unique delivery and personal wardrobe style. It has been said that my coaching skill and warm personality helps bring out the best in people. My fusion of life recollections and conversational techniques focused around the #fITfactor connect to audiences in an intimate, intense, and individual level. I hope that after an encounter with me, you will know the importance of a personal brand and begin building the best one for you!

Question 2: Describe your greatest accomplishments and how did it impact your customer’s results?

image2One of my greatest accomplishment is seeing my classes filled to capacity. I also love receiving calls a year later from present and past clients to share a success stories. It amazes me the responses I have received from current clients and the list of potential clients I have waiting.

Question 3: What are your plans for the growth of your company?

Due to the infancy stage of the platforms, I am focused on creating awareness about the benefits customers receive from my services, creating partnerships for future Glam Events, and levering my expertise with organizations to continue building success stories. I have plans to advise national organizations with focuses in tech, fashion/beauty, and health.

Be sure to register for upcoming branding seminars at www.luckifit.com. The next 2016 session is the     “40 Days to Unshakable Confidence Series”.

Question 4:  Where are you located and how can customers reach you?

I am located in Baltimore, MD. All Potential customers can schedule an appointment at www.luckifit.com and to learn more about the Glam platforms at www.bmoreglamtech.com

Question 5: What can attendees expect at the expo?

They can expect positive energy and good vibes!

Questions 6: Other important info and links.

You can follow me for immediate updates on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook via @LuckiFit.

You Are Invited to ENGAGE 1 Year Anniversary!

 

We are proud that over the last year, Baltimore Professionals & Entrepreneurs, Dream Makers Network and Purple Honey Music have hosted some of the best professional networking events in Baltimore.  Our collaboration started with ENGAGE in April of 2015.

On April 22nd 2016, we celebrate our one year anniversary of ENGAGE with a fantastic event bringing together Baltimore’s best in an evening of live music, dancing, great conversation and new connections.  You and your friends are invited.

ENGAGE
April 22nd 2016  |  6pm to 10pm
Baltimore Harbor Hotel
101 W Fayette St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Free admission
Drink Specials

Admission is free but you must register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/purplehoney-presents-engage-one-year-anniversary-tickets-24321922525?aff=eand&ref=eand

 

Interview with Hadiah SetepenRA of Hadiah’s Holistic Haven, L.L.C.

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Question 1:  Share with us your name, your position, the name of your business and Why and when did you open your business? Also, what services do you provide? Who are your customers, and what qualifies you to provide these services?

I am Hadiah SetepenRa the owner of Hadiah’s Holistic Haven, L.L.C., and Author of the book, “Yes Speak To Our Hearts, Holy Spirit – Through Our Daily Practice of Listening, Recognizing, and Using Your Unlimited Gifts and Power.”

I opened my business, and wrote my book to follow through on the inner passions, the inner guidance, and the burning desire to not only just listen to Spirit; but to also be about the business of fulfilling His/Her, will for me in this lifetime.

My business was opened on May 7th, 2008, and my book became available at www.xlibris.com, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and at your local bookstores on April 22, 2015.

My business and book provide tools and gifts that will bring about a conscious awareness of who we are and to whom we belong to.  This is done by using tools like meditation, breathing techniques, prayers, stories, songs, and more.

My clients and customs are the seekers of the truth – the truth of wanting to know and feel who they were born to be.  They are anyone who is ready to live their authentic lives, ready to start or to start again, by being open and available to the Universe.  And this is fulfilled by listening, recognizing, and using the universal gifts and power that is available to all of us.

Being a child of the Universe, I am always witnessing myself being a student and teacher of life.  Being in both roles I have learned (and still learning) many valuable lessons to share and grow from.

I also have training and certifications in the areas of: Child Development and Nursery School Education, Early Childhood Education, D.C. Public Schools Parent Affairs Workshop Facilitator, Mega Skills Leader Mentor Workshop Facilitator, Sunday School Teacher, Facilitator of Children’s Sermons, Home School Teacher, Reiki Practitioner, Acupressure Practitioner, Yoga ed. Teacher, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Energy Healing, and Relaxation and Stress Management.

I also have earned my Ministerial Bachelor of Holistic Theology from American Institute of Holistic Theology.

Question 2:  What sets your business apart and why should customers choose you?  What is the overall mission of your business?

Well,  being that my business is in the field of spirituality, and spirituality in my opinion is about bringing and connecting everyone together rather than setting us apart – I would have to say on that note the only thing, if you will, that set me apart is my “voice”.

We each have our own unique voices that vibrate or attract the right seeker or clients, or customers.  And it is the voice of the Holy Spirit that speaks through me to be of service to the people He/She chooses to cross my path.

I believe God has a plan for each of us, and we each are given different gifts and talents.  I believe and trust that the right customers will be guided my way.

My mission is to continue to be open and receptive to the voice of the Holy Spirit that guides me through my daily practices of listening, recognizing, and using the unlimited gifts and power I receive from the Universe.

Question 3: Describe your greatest accomplishments and how did it impact your customer’s results?

20140824_124518My greatest accomplishments thus far are: Being married for forty years to my soulmate, being a mother to three adult children, being a grandmother, following my dreams in the area of my higher education and training, owning my own business, and yes, writing and self-publishing my first book.

I believe the best way to describe my clients results is not only by their repeated sessions with me, but also by referring not just one other family member, but three other family members, and their friends too!  I often hear them saying how they are using the tools and skills that they are taught in their sessions with me.

My customers express to me that my book is on their nightstands, and it’s the kind of book that can be read and used every day!  Others have expressed how my book has helped them get through some tough times in their lives.

Question 4: What are your plans for the growth of your company?

My plans for growth are – to continue to be open and ready for the Creative Forces that resides inside of me.  To go where the Universe sends me and to grow according to His/Her will.

Question 5:  Where are you located and how can customers reach you?

I am located in Washington, D.C.   My website is www.hadiahsholistichaven.com.  My email address is waterflo2@verizon.net.  My phone numbers are 202.829.6868 and 202.744.7504.

 

Interview with Cassandra Clarke-Williams of Coaching with Clarke

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Question 1:  Share with us your name, your position, the name of your business and Why and when did you open your business? Also, what services do you provide? Who are your customers, and what qualifies you to provide these services?

I am Cassandra Clarke-Williams, a life coach with a specialization in relationship and wellness coaching. I am the owner of Coaching with Clarke. I started Coaching with Clarke in 2015 because I love helping people become a better version of themselves. I love motivating and inspiring others. I have years of experience in counseling and want to reach people on a different playing field. At Coaching with Clarke, I provide one-on-one and group coaching in the following areas: stress, trauma, health management, or emotional concerns due to life situations. I provide services to women between the ages of 25-60 years old in the middle to upper class level. I am a licensed mental health therapist and have a certificate in life coaching from the Robbins-Madanes Training Program. I also have 8 years of counseling experience.

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My mission is to help 100 women in 2016 and increase that number by 100 each year after. I want to help women improve the quality of their lives, so that they can gain fulfillment and joy. Customers should choose me because I will hold them accountable and I am committed to helping them reach their goals.  I am educated and have tons of experience that qualifies me. Ninety percent of the jobs that I have held has been in the helping profession. What sets my business apart is the quality of service that I provide; my years of education and experience in my specialization area and my passion for assisting others improve the quality of their lives.

Question 3: Describe your greatest accomplishments and how did it impact your customer’s results?

My greatest accomplishment was deciding to pursue a higher education because it granted me the opportunity to work in the counseling fields various schools and mental health centers. I also worked for the City of New York in the Department of Social Services. Majority of my clients are able to meet some if not all of their set goals.

Question 4: What are your plans for the growth of your company?

My goal is to expand Coaching with Clarke by training other coaches to either work within my company or branch out on their own.

Question 5:  Where are you located and how can customers reach you?

12799001_10156486897555526_8994636443820120447_nI am located in Owings Mills, however coaching sessions are held over the telephone or through Skype. I can be reached on my cell phone at (443) 819-1300, office (339) 777-0174, by website www.coachingwithclarke.com or by email Cassandra@coachingwithclarke.com. I am open Monday-Sunday by appointment only.

 

Question 6: What can attendees expect at the expo?

Attendees can expect to learn more about Coaching with Clarke and the services that I provide.  I will offer a great opportunity for attendees to attend my presentation on Building Relationships. They can also learn about fear by attending the panelist’s session that I will be participating in.

Question 7: Other important information and links.

Please visit Coaching with Clarke on:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/coachingwithclarke

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/coachingclarke

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/coachingwithclarke

 

*Coming Soon: Vision Board Party and Periscope sessions on relationships and wellness*

Interview with Daryell Mack of Mogul Printing, LLC

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Question 1:  Share with us your name, your position, the name of your business and Why and when did you open your business? Also, what services do you provide? Who are your customers, and what qualifies you to provide these services?

I am Daryell Mack, I am the CEO of Mogul Printing, LLC and I started my business in April 2013. Mogul Printing offers Graphic Design Services and Print Services.

In this digital age, you need a branding logo that sets you apart and instantly catches people’s attention! Our graphic designers work closely with you to custom craft the perfect logo for your brand. Whether you’re printing, engraving, screening, stitching or sublimating, your brand will be well represented! Mogul printing will design a logo and develop a brand that shows off your company or product.  The design process includes a free consultation (and a fun questionnaire) at which time we’ll discuss your vision and specific needs. Next we will research your intended market to help us make clear and effective branding design decisions.  We will also develop logo concepts for your review and input and you will be kept in the loop every step of the way.  Once you are completely happy with your new logo design, we deliver ALL logo artwork files to you because you’ve earned them! Our services start as low as $15 (basic business card design), depending on what is being designed.

At Mogul Printing, LLC we understand that to brand and market yourself, you have to introduce yourself to different markets, via different channels on different media.  This is why we make it our business to offer you multiple methods of printing which broadens the selection in which you get to choose a custom promotion package that fits your marketing needs like a glove. This includes paper products, sublimation (printing process that uses heat to transfer dye onto materials) and wide format.

We offer our services to anyone and everyone. We have state of the art machinery, we are focused, and we give you top of the line graphic designers.  Whatever your marketing needs, we got you covered!

Question 2:  What sets your business apart and why should customers choose you?  What is the overall mission of your business?

d mackHere at Mogul Printing, LLC we are not just a print company but we are a print company that is staffed by brand ambassadors who consult, assess, identify target market, advise of available tools, supply tools and/or distribute marketing materials. We tailor marketing campaigns that fit your need like a glove.

Our mission is to be brand ambassadors that positively affect every aspect of marketing and printing needs. We want to provide each customer with a custom experience to better improve their marketing reach and they’re personal decorating touch. Which is why we can distribute for their business by providing fliers, business cards, yard signs, business store fronts, bumper stickers posters, and other promo signs. We can decorate their homes by providing custom floor tiles, wall paper and table tops and we can also help them to brand their clothing lines or family celebrations, with other accessories, not just t-shirts. (Table cloths, puzzles, phone cases, event trophies, and banners). We will reach each and every need that we can while providing the client with a professional and fulfilling experience.

Question 3: What are your plans for the growth of your company?

In the next 3 to 6 months we plan on adding embroidery service, full garment press and a wide format scanner

Question 4:  Where are you located and how can customers reach you?

Contact Information:

Daryell Mack

(P) 443-438-3678

(E) tmogulusa@gmail.com

(W) www.mogulprinting.com

Location:

5839 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Other Information:

Facebook and Instagram: Mogul Printing, LLC