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You win some; you lose some. Then you win the whole ding dang thing.

2019-11-06T15:30:17+00:00November 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I wrote over the summer about what I learned from the U.S. winning the World Cup.  The U.S. World Cup Team captured our hearts and made us proud because they were such a force. France, England, and the Netherlands all made the games interesting but for the most part we watched those women charge ahead [...]

Business development: Get to know your target clients

2019-10-15T16:57:40+00:00October 15th, 2019|Certification, Diversity and Inclusion, Tips and Advice|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyoNEhlDU48&feature=youtu.be If you're looking at the video thinking, "That's not Liz." You're right! In talking effective business development, once we get past the process of leveraging their business certifications, the thing I talk about most with my clients is getting to know their potential customers. They have a plan and a list of a [...]

Resources for Business Owners in the DMV

2019-09-13T19:28:06+00:00September 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

https://www.facebook.com/DCstartupweek/videos/413607066179362/ I recently listened to a podcast with Annie Weller called Find your Tribe. It's a delightful look into how people from different industries found their tribe, and in some cases, created their tribe.  The feeling of belonging we get from our tribes fills a need we have as social creatures for belonging and [...]

Brain Breaks or Does fun benefit your business?

2019-08-15T19:19:21+00:00August 15th, 2019|12PointFive News, Just a thought, Tips and Advice|

I was at a loss for how to bring together the thoughts running around in my head in these few hours before I take a very needed vacation for a few days with my family.   A few days ago I showed up at the airport to fly to a conference very early in the morning. [...]

Celebrate like the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

2019-07-22T17:19:16+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Photo credit: USWNT on Instagram I've felt tremendously proud of the U.S. this summer. It was wonderful to watch the U.S. National Women's Soccer team dominate the World Cup in France, bring Americans together, and give us a reason to be proud of our country. I'm still not over them winning the World Cup, then [...]

Where to find your next big client this summer: Supplier Diversity Conferences

2019-06-11T00:13:51+00:00June 11th, 2019|Certification, Diversity and Inclusion|

Photo Credit:Kim Linonis It's Pride month and around the country LGBTQ people are celebrating their successes in achieving equal rights, and gearing up for all the work that still remains.  I went to the Pride Parade in DC over the weekend with friends of mine and their kids. We surrendered to the crush of people, [...]

Support Entrepreneurs, Make Positive Change in the World

2019-05-14T12:52:03+00:00May 13th, 2019|12PointFive News, Just a thought|

Photo credit Ian Schneider via Unsplash. I've had a couple of opportunities over the last several weeks to explain what I've been working on over the past few years as an entrepreneur and how that connects to my broader mission and vision. I was delighted to have these conversations and they reminded me about keeping [...]

Get Married and Have a Baby…in Business: Things to keep in mind for a successful business partnership

2019-04-15T17:26:43+00:00April 15th, 2019|12PointFive News, Just a thought, Tips and Advice|

Over the past few months I've had the privilege to work in partnership with two fabulous women to launch a new product in the supplier diversity space. In the course of a few months we developed and launched a brand new product that is the brainchild of three business owners. While I'd love to fill [...]

Celebrating Women’s history (and present and future…)

2019-03-18T23:24:56+00:00March 18th, 2019|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion, Just a thought, Tips and Advice|

I kicked off a very busy Women's History Month preparing for a talk I'm giving today to help women elevate their professional presence.  As I pulled together the information, I had the good fortune of a calendar packed full of events celebrating women business owners. I surrounded myself with dynamic leaders and listened to their [...]