/Tips and Advice

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]