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MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Haneef R. Jordan

Sometimes you meet a person and are instantly drawn to their kind spirit and genuine positive and humble nature. That is exactly how I felt the moment I met Haneef R. Jordan.   A funny, charismatic radio host (doing radio since 2011), she also wears many hats as a wife, mother, and teacher. Her radio station “Simply Haneef” brings a new platform on expressing one’s self, as her shows uplift the family unit and all who tune in. Haneef speaks life, love and building self~esteem, one show at a time! Affectionately dubbed the ‘self esteem guru’, she helps her clients change the way they see themselves and the way they decide to live.

Check out her story…

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Name: Haneef R. Jordan
Location: Rancho Cucamonga. Ca
Business Name: Simply Haneef Radio/ T.V.
Years In business: 4 years

Are you full or part time business owner?

I am currently a full time business owner

Why did you start your business?

I decided to run after my destiny and live in my purpose.

Haneef Jordan - Simply Haneef

What has been the most rewarding aspect of your business?

Being able to spend quality time with my family, and being fully present.

What are your biggest challenges?

Truthfully, generating income on a consistent basis, as my business is about sponsorships.  Yet, hard work does pay off. So never fold because you are challenged in this area.

Haneef Jordan - Simply Haneef

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?

To stay consistent, be clear on your message, and focus on perfecting one thing at a time.

Do you have a team, or are you a one man/woman show?

No one is a one woman/man show. The truth is everyone helps in their own way. So to answer your question, I have a team, i.e. God, my family, my friends, my Facebook and social media (tribe).

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Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?

I see Simply Haneef making a difference in the lives of people all over.  Through the radio/ TV show, I see Simply Haneef, the brand, on a global scale. Forbes list…that’s what I see in the next 5 years.

What advice would you give to other Moguls in the making?

Here’s my advice: Trust the process, perfect you’re niche. Pay attention to your circle and surround yourself with people who believe in you and what you stand for. Make sure you surround yourself with others who have a positive light around them. Focus on connecting with people you can learn from, who are where you would like to be one day. Never stop learning or being willing to learn from others. Never stop creating and writing things down as they come.  Review them often. Learn to turn off the business to connect with those who you love. Exercise the spirit of decrement. This will help you in your decision making process (even when it’s not the popular thing to do). Make sure you always take care of the legal side of your business, so it doesn’t come back and bite you on the butt later on down the line. Lastly, give with your heart without wanting to receive anything back. Stay on your journey of always becoming your true authentic self. It’s always about the journey, it’s never about the destination.

For more information on Haneef Jordan/Simply Haneef, visit her website or connect with her on Facebook.

If you would like to be featured in the MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight, please email your request to info@nikolaahaiwe.com

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe

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MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jennifer Pink

Today’s MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight features Ms. Jennifer Pink.  Known as the Single Mom Sage, Jennifer is a mompreneur dedicated to providing supportive resources and information to empower and strengthen single moms in their journey of womanhood and motherhood.  By the age of 25, she was a single mother of 2, embarking on a divorce, jobless, on welfare, and homeless.  When she was ready to give up and succumb to surrounding pressures, she was blessed with another chance! She was given a job, a home, and shortly after that another baby. Her life received a fresh jump start! Jennifer turned her struggles into opportunities and today, she is living confidently in her calling. She is the voice of single mothers instilling hope and help into their community!  Check out her story…

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Name: Ms. Jennifer Pink
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Business Name: Ms. Jennifer Pink, Single Mom Sage
Years in Business: 8 years with The P.I.N.K. Foundation
1.5 as Ms. Jennifer Pink, Single Mom Sage

Are you a full or part time business owner?
I still work a full time job, and run my businesses full time as well.

Why did you start your business?
I originally started my non-profit because I was homeless, jobless and about to go through a divorce with 2 kids and couldn’t find a job. So a friend pushed me to use my skills to start my own business. I started The Persistent Investigation for Never-Ending Knowledge (P.I.N.K.) Foundation. The original mission was to bring together like-minded women in hopes of supporting one another in life. After I got pregnant with my 3rd (and last) child, I felt like I couldn’t continue being an entrepreneur, work, and be a mother. Well, the network I built through P.I.N.K. wasn’t hearing it and one woman in particular, Jasmine Powers, pushed me to do something, especially blogging. I was resistant but finally gave in and set out to create my blog. The entrepreneur in me wouldn’t allow me not to create a brand for the blog. I knew I was going to call it The J’s Sandbox (my children and I all have names that start with J), and it was going to be about my journey of raising them in the sandbox of life. I asked one of my network groups for advice on what to call myself; everybody says mompreneur and such, so I wanted to be original. One of my mentors, Denise J. Hart, asked a couple of questions about who I really am and what the blog was about and its purpose, and gave me the name Single Mom Sage. It was like she opened my eyes to the purpose of my life. Within minutes after her crowning me with that title I had created Ms. Jennifer Pink, Single Mom Sage. I now know how I can turn my pain, struggles, and victories into a life saving message for women just like me. If I can help one single mom not go round and round in the circle of survival, then it is all worth it.

Ms. Jennifer PINK - The Single Mom Sage

What has been the most rewarding aspect of having your own business?
Watching the spark it has created in my daughter. My daughter is the oldest, and watching me create my business and brand has sparked her to go after her dreams on her own terms. From birth I have surrounded her with images from my OBGYN, to her pediatrician, dentist and teachers. I wanted to instill in her that she can be anything. I never thought that I would be the thing she wanted to become. I can’t wait to watch what it manifests in my boys lives.

What are your biggest challenges?
My blood family. I come from a “we don’t tell our dirt in the streets” family. We smile, walk with poise and grace, and serve others even when our house is burning down right behind us. So for them, I’ve made way too many mistakes, and standing up in front of anyone and telling them I am a single mom of 3 is terrifying to them. They can’t stand that I speak my mind on social media or that I tell my business at all. They also can’t fathom how I could make money or support my family doing what I do. They would much rather I just work at my good job and keep climbing the ladder. Winning $10k at the Innovation Summit was the first time I heard my mom tell me she was proud of me for what I was doing in my business. Not to mention the family members who don’t like my stance because it goes against where they are in their lives so much, so they throw my past in my face in order to discredit me.

Ms. Jennifer PINK - The Single Mom Sage

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?
Just do you. When you create a business the way “they” say you should or to appease someone else, it isn’t authentic. Although you may make money, you won’t have the freedom and true success that comes from doing it your way and being you.

Do you have a team or are you a one man/woman show?
I have a small team. I have a graphic artist, an editor, and a few village members who pitch in or allow me to bounce ideas off of them.

Ms. Jennifer PINK - The Single Mom Sage

Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?
This is scary to say but in the next 5 years I see myself traveling across the world empowering single moms and bringing this community together. I see my kids thriving in the creation of their boutique and the J Crew being a household name.

What advice would you give to other Moguls in the Making?
Don’t dim your light for anyone. Not your family, your friends or the world. You were meant to shine so please let your light shine in its own unique way. When we shine the way we were meant to shine, we THRIVE.

For more information on Ms. Jennifer PINK, connect with her online:

The Single Mom Sage

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The P.I.N.K. Foundation

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J’s Sandbox

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

If you would like to be featured in the MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight, please email your request to info@nikolaahaiwe.com

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe

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MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Melissa Hibbert

Today’s Mogul in the Making entrepreneur spotlight features Melissa Hibbert, a former Corporate Marketing Executive who turned her passion for Beauty into a thriving empire! Melissa’s business platform includes dedicated celebrity, corporate & private clients, a celebrated makeup brand – SHEEQ Cosmetics, a variety of proprietary Beauty industry related events, and also a new venture into production with her new docu-series “Behind The Glam”.

Melissa’s work can be seen on BRAVO TV, Oxygen Network, WeTV, TV ONE, VH1, BET, CBS, CENTRIC TV and a variety of syndicated networks.  In addition Melissa’s work has been featured in leading Beauty Industry publications, including several digital platforms like Brides Magazine, Essence Magazine, Brides.com, BET.comEssence.comEhow.comYouTube and more.  Further, her work has been published on the cover and in the pages of several beauty & lifestyle magazines and is a frequent contributor to leading Beauty and Lifestyle blogs such as “In Her Shoes“, “She Runs It“, Small Business Trend Setter Magazine and is a frequent contributor to the “Makeup Artist Diary” beauty column in the February, May, September 2014 and May 2015 issues of Sophisticates Black Hair Magazine.

Check out her interview…

Melissa Hibbert - Sheeq Cosmetics Behind the Glam

Name: Melissa R. Hibbert
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Title: Celebrity Makeup Artist & Beauty Entrepreneur
Business Name: Beauty by Melissa Hibbert and SHEEQ Cosmetics
Years in Business: 4 years

Are you a full or part time business owner?
I am a fulltime business owner

Why did you start your business?
Beauty is my passion. I worked in Corporate Marketing for 14 years and I was, by all accounts successful, but my true calling is running a thriving business in Beauty.

Melissa Hibbert Sheeq Cosmetics

What has been the most rewarding aspect of having your own business?
The most rewarding aspect of having my own business is never having to wait for permission to do things I want to do and bring my ideas to life. I have the freedom to create and maximize my full potential with no limitations. That is the beauty of having my own business!

What are your biggest challenges?
The biggest challenges are wearing many hats and making sure things are balanced and not vulnerable due to being spread too thin. The other challenge is ensuring that you are accountable for not only the brand but the spending – it’s easy to want to participate, sponsor, do events, donate etc., but I have learned to say No, and be comfortable with those decisions. Not everyone will understand your business strategy, so it’s important to have a sense of discernment in all aspects of my business.

Melissa Hibbert - Sheeq Cosmetics Behind the Glam

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?
The best advice I’ve received is to never sell myself short…to know that my time, skills, ideas, creativity etc., all have value and worth.

Do you have a team or are you a one man/woman show?
I do have a go to team. These are people that I trust and I find to be reliable when I need them. When I first started, I was a one woman show but over time, I have been much more open to delegate responsibilities and trust that they will be executed to my standard.

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Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?
Overall, in 5 years, I see myself leading my thriving Beauty empire that encompasses my cosmetics line, web & television content, publications, events and management firm all of which will empower, entertain, and inspire others through Beauty.

What advice would you give to other Moguls in the Making?
My advice to Moguls in the Making is to believe 100% in yourself and to never be afraid to shine. There is a purpose and calling on all of our lives and in order to thrive and succeed, it will require all of us to let our light shine bright and to be excellent in each and every endeavor. When we shine, we give others permission to do the same.

To learn more about Melissa Hibbert and Sheeq Cosmetics, connect with her online at:

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Website | Facebook

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If you would like to be featured in the MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight, please email your request to info@nikolaahaiwe.com

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe

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MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: RM Harrison

This week’s entrepreneur spotlight features RM Harrison, a self-proclaimed “clarity junkie,” whose mission is to help entrepreneurs take a giant leap of faith and define their own path to success.  Through workshops and one-on-one strategy sessions, RM brings years of lessons from her own experiences to help her clients rise above fear and limitations to move their businesses forward.

Check out her story…

RM Harrison

Name: RM Harrison
Location: Washington, DC (for Now)
Business Name: RM Harrison
Years in Business: 4 years on Mar 1!

Are you a full or part time business owner?

Full time, since March 2011

Why did you start your business?

I originally started my business because I wanted to do great work on my own terms and wanted to escape the monotony of working for just one company and having to show up in the same place every day. So I guess you could say it was selfishly motivated to begin with.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of having your own business?

The most rewarding thing about being in business for myself is the opportunity to show up in the world the way that I really want to – to choose the focus of my work, to take big risks, and to connect with brilliant people every single day.

What are your biggest challenges?

My biggest challenge has always been trying to avoid overwhelm, which can be a total productivity and creativity killer. It really is a mindset mastery kind of thing that I have to constantly practice. It works most days – but not all.

RM Harrison

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?

Hmm … I wouldn’t necessarily call this business advice but I think it applies all the same: “Nothing will work unless you do.” (Maya Angelou)

Do you have a team or are you a one man/woman show?

This is a one-woman show for now. I’m looking forward to having a creative/production team someday very soon.

Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?

In the next 5 years, I imagine I’ll be hosting live workshops, small conferences and retreats –facilitating opportunities for other Moguls in the Making to plan for the business (and life) they desire.

What advice would you give to other Moguls in the Making?

To other Moguls in the Making, my advice is to never lose sight of your big picture vision. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day noise of running a business, especially when you’re a one woman show. So do things to consistently cultivate the vision you have for your business and your life – connect with people who’re already where you want to be, check in with your goals often and keep yourself accountable to making them happen.

For more information on RM Harrison, connect with her online at:

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

If you would like to be featured in the MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight, please email your request to info@nikolaahaiwe.com

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

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{VIDEO} Stop Waiting For Things to Be Perfect

If you want to be successful (in life and business), you have to stop waiting for things to be perfect…perfection doesn’t exist. Get off the ledge and start taking ACTION!

Check out this quick video where I share tips to help you get out of what I like to call “analysis paralysis”, and get you on the path to growing your business.

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Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

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MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Lolita Korneagay

Today’s Mogul in the Making Entrepreneur Spotlight features Lolita Korneagay, founder of Simply Suggestions Hypnotherapy. I first met her at a Sunday Success Session, a fun, interactive networking event that she co-created to educate, motivate, and empower attendees in all aspects of life.  We instantly connected, and I just had to know more about her interesting profession!

Lolita helps her clients gain the confidence  needed to overcome their fears and successfully reach their goals. Through the practice of hypnotherapy (a form of psychotherapy used to create subconscious change in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors or feelings), she teaches how to harness the power of your subconscious mind to make positive transformations in your life that will lead to happiness and success.

Read on to learn how her journey to find self-fulfillment led to discovering her passion for helping others succeed!

Lolita Korneagay - SImply Suggestions Hypnotherapy

Name: Lolita Korneagay
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Business Name: Simply Suggestions
Years in Business: 1

Are you a full or part time business owner?

I am a full-time business owner.

Why did you start your business?

As a Registered Nurse, I’ve always had a desire to help people. A couple of years ago, I started a personal journey to find self-fulfillment and I ended up finding my passion. I discovered the power of the mind and how my thoughts had a direct relation to my reality. I then knew that this was the new way that I wanted to help people.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of having your own business?

I love when my client comes to me with a specific problem and in a couple of weeks the problem is no longer relevant in their lives.

Lolita Korneagay - Founder Simply Suggestions Hypnotherapy

What are your biggest challenges?

My biggest challenge has been the length of time that my clients return to me for follow-up. I wish that they would come back weekly for a couple of months, but they usually only need a couple of sessions! I guess that’s a blessing in disguise.

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?

To not devalue myself or my services.

Lolita Korneagay - Founder Simply Suggestions Hypnotherapy

Do you have a team or are you a one woman show?

I’m a one woman show for now.

Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?

I see myself owning a wellness clinic where multiple alternative medicine practitioners will provide services.

What advice would you give to other Moguls in the Making?

Keep your vision! Don’t allow other people’s opinions to influence your decisions.

To learn more about Lolita and Simply Suggestions, you can find her online at:

Facebook | Linked In | Twitter | YouTube

If you would like to be featured in the MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight, please email your request to info@nikolaahaiwe.com

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

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{Video} How to Start a Business With NO Money

I get this question ALL of the time: Nikola, how can I start or grow my business if I don’t have any money?

Well, I’m breaking it down for ya in today’s Mogul Biz Tip video.

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To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

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MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Raeh Williams

Hey there, future moguls! We’re back with another Mogul in the Making Entrepreneur Spotlight.  This week, we are featuring Raeh Williams, a “solopreneur strategist” who teaches entrepreneurs how to have a profitable business they love, and how to create the time and money freedom that they need in order to truly live out their dreams.

Read on to find out how this “Island Girl” was able to build her BOSS Business, and her plans to catapult her brand by 2017!


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Name: Raeh Williams

Location: Nassau Bahamas (70%) Clermont Florida (30%)

Business Name: Raeh Williams Inc.

Years in Business: 5

Are you a full or part time business owner?

Full Time

Why did you start your business?

Entrepreneurship is in my bones and I love my freedom.

Raeh Williams - Solopreneur Strategist

What has been the most rewarding aspect of having your own business?

Flexibility for time with my family

What are your biggest challenges?

Too much to do! Finding and keeping good people to work with/for me.

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?

When you come up with an idea or a business, expect to work 10x harder than you first think you will.

Do you have a team or are you a one man/woman show?

I have a virtual team of sorts. I do the bulk of my work, but I outsource on many web/email/tech items and I have a VA who helps with editing, scheduling, and bookkeeping.

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Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?

I have a goal to grow into a group of companies.  I am working to have the next “branch” so to speak going by 2017. I see my business being a place for not only inspiration to other businesswomen but the go-to-resource for young women entrepreneurs.

What advice would you give to other Moguls in the Making?

It’s not a game.  Online business especially has given the impression that it is “easy”, just post quotes and put up a nice website and they will come. You have to work honey! And work 10 times harder and smarter than everyone else. Otherwise, you won’t grow.

For more information on Raeh Williams, you can find her online at:

Website | Facebook | Instagram

FREE Teleclass: Promote That Book!

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We are halfway through our 4-week teleclass series! We hope you have been following along and taking notes. (If not, you can sign up here).

So, now that you know how to write your book and get it published, it’s time to learn how to promote your work! Join us on Thursday, January 29, 2015 7pm-8pm for teleclass #3, “Promote That Book!” where we will cover:

– How to create a strategic marketing plan

– Advertising: where to spend and where to save

– Building your brand

Remember, space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Click Here to sign up.

Write That Book! Free Teleclass TONIGHT

Writing Teleclass Nikola Ahaiwe Michael McGrew

Future Moguls, I am teaming up with best-selling author Michael McGrew to bring you a 4-part telelclass series to walk you through the self-publishing process from start to finish!

This teleclass series is for you if:
– You have always thought about writing a book and are finally ready to get those ideas out of your head and onto pages.
– You have already written a book and are interested in learning how to self-publish and market your work.
– You are an entrepreneur looking to increase brand awareness and gain expert credibility as a published author.

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In the first class, we will cover:

Writing Your Book
– Character/Storyline Development
– Time Management & Setting Deadlines
– Proper Structure/Format

Come with your questions and a pen and pad to take plenty of notes. This will be an information packed hour.

The LIVE training call is happening TONIGHT from 7pm-8pm.

As our gift to you, each attendee will receive a FREE download of Michael’s latest release, Designer Relationships: Get Out of Your Problems and Into Your Purpose when you register for the teleclass.

Space is limited, click here to sign up now! http://bit.ly/14X1GAP

I look forward to answering all of your burning questions on tonight’s call!

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

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