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Women’s History Month: Doing Business UNusual in Challenging Times

2020-03-17T12:37:34+00:00March 13th, 2020|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion, Tips and Advice|

March is women's history month and we're still celebrating...right? This year, celebrations have been overshadowed by the uncertainty, event cancellations and disruption of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  I was lucky enough to to spend the first week celebrating with fantastic women business owners. They are an inspiration and also a reminder that change is the [...]

Collaboration is the new competition & other business lessons from Black Women

2020-02-10T18:00:44+00:00February 10th, 2020|Diversity and Inclusion, Tips and Advice|

https://vimeo.com/223227575 It's been all over my social media feeds so I recently watched She Did That.   It's a documentary about Black women entrepreneurs overcoming obstacles to grow successful businesses. Renae Bluitt, the filmmaker, interviews Black women who founded successful brands. They talk about their trajectory from startup, to scale, and in one case [...]

Podcast: Get Bigger Clients (and more of them) on the Rhodes Perry Podcast

2020-02-10T17:04:03+00:00February 3rd, 2020|12PointFive News, Certification, Diversity and Inclusion, Podcasts, Tips and Advice|

Liz talked to Rhodes Perry about how hashtag #outbosses can achieve their business goals. If you are struggling with how to get bigger clients and more of them, if you think you don't have the time to learn tips and tricks, or you just don't know where to start, this is the place.

Podcast: Accelerate Growth with Diane Heilbig

2020-01-13T21:11:29+00:00December 12th, 2019|12PointFive News, Certification, Diversity and Inclusion, Podcasts, Tips and Advice|

Diane and Liz had a great time talking certification and tips to leverage it. Tune in here to listen to the episode: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/dhelbig/2019/12/12/leverage-certification-for-bigger-clients-and-more-of-them

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 [...]

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, [...]

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

2020-03-14T10:34:47+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 [...]

Money and the New Majority Entrepreneurs

2019-02-12T19:44:20+00:00February 12th, 2019|Diversity and Inclusion|

Above. (L-R) Meher Rehman, herDomain, Lemaire Stewart and Kyle Miller, Goodfynd discuss traction at Seed Spot's Impact Accelerator. Credit: Seed Spot. As I pulled together what I've been up to over the past couple of weeks since my last post, the through line was money. In the past few weeks I've been a teach and [...]