/Tips and Advice

Off to a running start

2019-01-15T17:24:54+00:00January 15th, 2019|Just a thought, Tips and Advice|

Happy New Year and to those of you in the DC area, happy first snow day of 2019! And while I'm still saying Happy New Year, a part of me feels like 2019 is off to a running start. Perhaps that's why Facebook keeps showing me videos of runners helping each other across finish lines.   [...]

You Had a Matchmaker. Now What? Tips for Women-Owned Businesses

2018-11-08T20:31:48+00:00November 8th, 2018|Certification, Diversity and Inclusion, Tips and Advice|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsdLEkAxHxk Last month, I joined up with Cass Bailey of Slice Communications for a webinar titled You Had a Matchmaker. Now What?  A matchmaker is a one-on-one meeting between a certified women's business enterprise (WBE) and corporate representative at a national WBENC event or a regional event from one of WBENC's Regional Partner Organizations [...]

Mentorship Roadshow #2 – Sales, Sales, Sales

2018-10-25T21:24:09+00:00October 17th, 2018|12PointFive News, Tips and Advice|

October is National Women's Small Business Month (#NWSBM) and I am thrilled to make an announcement about a another resource we will be launching for women business owners. Last year I had the privilege of working with Monica Kang of InnovatorsBox® and Julia Westfall of Hera Hub  on the Mentorship Roadshow supported by a grant [...]

Get a Grant to Go Global and other things I learned at the WBENC Conference

2018-10-25T21:24:12+00:00July 12th, 2018|12PointFive News, Tips and Advice|

Last month, I attended the WBENC National Conference and Business Fair in Detroit, Michigan with 4500 other business owners, student entrepreneurs, representatives from multinational corporations, diverse business organizations, and supporters of women in business. I attended with and on behalf of my clients who networked, shared knowledge, built and strengthened relationships with potential corporate clients. [...]

When I say networking, you say…

2018-10-25T21:24:17+00:00June 13th, 2018|12PointFive News, Tips and Advice|

Last week, I led a networking roundtable at the WILD Network Forum to Advance Women's Leadership in International Development for emerging and seasoned female leaders. When asked about what comes to mind when they hear the word "networking" responses ranged from enthusiasm to dread. In my roundtable, I covered some tips for moving the needle [...]

Maximize Certification: Don’t Leave Money on the Table

2018-10-25T21:24:17+00:00April 24th, 2018|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion, Tips and Advice|

This post is part 2 of 2 posts on the Beacon report.  I recently wrote about attending the release of Beacon DC's Building Inclusive Ecosystems with Intentionality report.  I was happy but not surprised to see that certification was highlighted as a major resource for women business owners which is underutilized by area businesses. In [...]

Lightning Round: Customers, Community and Quick Tips

2018-10-25T21:24:20+00:00February 14th, 2018|12PointFive News, Tips and Advice|

Last month, I said that 2018 would be the year of the expert for me so I'm highlighting the importance of seeking out (and actually listening to) people with expertise and experience as a business owner.  To keep the advice going, I'm sharing with you the results from the Mentorship Roadshow "lightning round." Each of the [...]

Mentorship Roadshow: Just the beginning

2018-10-25T21:24:20+00:00January 26th, 2018|12PointFive News, Tips and Advice|

While I’ve spent years devoting my working and waking life to women’s entrepreneurship, this past week was pretty special.  Last Saturday, January 20th, 12PointFive co-hosted the Mentorship Roadshow with Hera Hub and InnovatorsBox®.  With the support of a grant from Beacon DC and sponsorship from Popcorn and Ice Cream, we brought two dozen entrepreneurs and [...]