Entrepreneurship

Is Your Business Summer Ready? (5 Things You Can Automate Today)

Staycation

A couple of days ago, I returned from a mini staycation to San Diego with my little ones (the pic above shows how much fun we were having visiting SeaWorld and other local attractions!)

The cool thing is, even though I seemingly stepped away from my business for a few days, during the week no less, I was STILL able to bring in revenue and book new clients while I was away!

Now, if you’re anything like me, the summer months can sometimes get a little crazy chaotic: the kids are home every day (and of course they’re bored every moment of the day!), I’m playing taxi mom for all of the sports and extracurricular activities,  there are vacations to plan, social gatherings to attend…needless to say, there is a never-ending demand on my time more than usual.

When I first started my business, the Summer was killer on my business. My productivity was at an all-time low, which meant my income suffered as well.  I had to come up with a solution because, well, bills still have to be paid in the summertime, right?!

The solution: to automate as much of my business as possible!  This meant that I could still enjoy all of the fun that came along with the summertime, without having to be tied to my computer all day, every day, or worrying about missing out on income. After all, one of the main reasons I decided to become an entrepreneur was for more flexibility with my schedule.
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If you spend even a small amount of time on social media, I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of posts about people getting their bodies “summer ready,”  but I want to know, is your BUSINESS summer ready?

If not, the number one piece of advice that I would offer you is to automate, automate, automate!

I am a big fan of the “set it and forget it” method! Automating certain aspects of your business, as well as creating systems, frees up so much of your time, allows you to work on more income producing tasks, spend more time with your family, and do the things you enjoy.

It is also especially helpful if you are still working a 9-5 and have a limited amount of time to work on your biz (I know all about that struggle!)

A few things that you can automate include:

Email Marketing – Most email marketing tools allow you to create automated emails to go out based on different triggers, such as when someone signs up to your email list, or simply a specified date and time that you set. Choose a day of the week to write your emails in batches and set them to go out weekly. Boom! Set it and forget it!

Blogging – If you follow my blog, you know that I have a weekly Mogul in the Making entrepreneur spotlight that is published on Mondays. I set aside Thursday as my “blogging days” to write up the post and use the scheduling feature to post it the following Monday. Boom! Set it and forget it!

Online Client Scheduling – Do you offer client consultations or one-on-one appointments with your clients?  It can sometimes become a hassle (and very time consuming) to go back and forth via email, trying to find a date and time that works for both you and your client. To save time, use an online scheduling tool (I use Calendly) to send to my clients. No more playing phone tag. I send the link to my calendar that lists my availability and let the client choose a match that works for them. Easy peasy!

Payment Processing – I believe in making the payment process as easy as possible. Who has time to personally send individual invoices? Not I! So, when a client is ready to work with me, I direct them to my Paypal link to choose the level in which they’d like to work with me (one time VIP intensive coaching session or 5 week mentoring session). The description of the services are already included and an invoice is automatically generated. They can also pay right on my website! Done and DONE!

Evergreen Courses – Creating evergreen courses (a course that requires a one time setup, usually delivered via email) are the perfect way to generate income “while you sleep” (or in this case, while you’re enjoying your summer!) With the proper systems in place, your clients can purchase and access the course information without you ever having to lift a finger after the initial setup.

I’m sure you started your business to have more time freedom, and to live the lifestyle that you desire, and deserve. Having the proper systems in place will allow you to do just that!

Take some time over the next few days to get your business systems in order. Trust me, your business, and your bank account, will thank you later!

Here’s to having a wonderful AND profitable Summer 2016!

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

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{EVENT} Say YES to Your Dreams: Panel Discussion + Vision Board Experience

Say YES to Your Dreams  Join me On July 9, 2016  as I host the Design Your Dream Life: Panel Discussion & Vision Board Experience!

I have pulled together an AMAZING panel lineup of powerful businesswomen who will be sharing their keys to success!

Are you ready to start living life on YOUR terms?

Tired of watching from the sidelines as everyone else seems to live YOUR dreams?

Ready to learn what you REALLY need to do to start/grow your business full-time?

Then, you have to be at this event!

First, there will be a Q&A session featuring our expert panel, sharing words of wisdom on how to start a business, how to transition from part-time to full time entrepreneur, and so much more!

Then, we will be creating our vision boards (materials included) and speaking our visions to life!

Hosted by: Nikola Ahaiwe, Business Coach/Author, Unleash Your Inner Mogul

Featured Panelists:

Dr. Dominique Reese – Financial Coach/Author, Master My Money

Dr. Dominique Reese

Kenya Kirkland – “Thee Style Icon”/Owner Shop 1323

Kenya Kirkland - Thee Style Icon

Shelley Jones-Vampran – Motivational Speaker/Author, 70 Days of Happy

Shelley Jones Vampran

Moderated by: Katherine “Kat” Branchman – Motivational Speaker

Katherine Branchman

Early bird tickets are just $20, now through June 19th. After, regular admission is $25 (pre-sale only. Please note that no tickets will be sold at the door.)

To reserve your spot, register at http://sayyestoyourdreams.eventbrite.com Space is limited, so grab your ticket NOW!

MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Robin Ayers

Today’s Mogul in the Making Entrepreneur Spotlight features Robin Ayers, founder of Itsrobinayers.com. As a host and entertainment correspondent, she has been blessed to cover some of the hottest interviews with celebrities such as Brandy, MC Lyte, and Russell Simmons to name just a few. Robin is also a motivational speaker. If you follow her on social media, you will be a witness to some of the jewels and nuggets of wisdom that she drops daily. As a wife, mom, and businesswoman, Robin is the epitome of a woman that can juggle it all.

Check out her interview…

Robin Ayers
Name: Robin Ayers
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Business Name: Its Robin Ayers
Years in Business: 4-5

Are you a full or part time business owner?

Full time

Why did you start your business?

I began interviewing people who have a story to tell. There aren’t a lot of “feel good” stories that we hear about anymore. Many celebrities are well known in the blogs for gossip/slanderous stories, but I wanted to share stories of motivation and inspiration that people needed to hear.

Robin Ayers

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

Sharing inspirational stories has also allowed me to be a vessel of hope and inspiration for others. People who get full when I speak my words of wisdom reward me. In addition to that, knowing that my two daughters are looking at me as a role model for starting my own business and running it with class and dignity. Nothing beats that feeling!

What are your biggest challenges?

I’ve been a one-woman-show, with the help of some great people along the way. The biggest challenge is learning how to delegate to people who have the same drive, vision, and passion for “goodness” that I do. So often, people are, unfortunately, driven by the amount of money or benefit that they’ll receive if they collaborate with you or work with you on a project. Finances don’t drive me, passion does. So finding people who think the same way has been a challenge thus far.

Robin Ayers

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

“Follow your dreams, the money will come.” I don’t remember who told me that but I’ve actually heard that many times and I believe it to be true.

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

It’s funny that I answered this as one of my biggest challenges. I won’t be a one-woman show for too much longer though. I can feel it!

Robin Ayers

Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?
I’m confident that I will be hosting a show in the next 5 years, whether on a network or web based program. My vision is to be the “go to” for positive news for, not only celebrities, but everyday achievers as well.

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

Put your own self on the map. Grind so hard that people will begin to take note of you and pay you attention. The things you work hard for, no one can take away from you.

For more information on Robin Ayers, connect with her online:

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

Nikola Ahaiwe - Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

P.S. Join the community of other Moguls in the Making on Facebook for more valuable business tips, resources, and tools!

MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: LaTonya Washington

LaTonya Washington - LW Special Events

LaTonya “LW” Washington is the Platform Mentor and founder of The LIST, an intimate and interactive workshop for the entrepreneur and business owner looking to take their talent, Master It and Profit from IT!  She’s a popular Customer Service Trainer, powerful motivator and sought after event coach. She’s passionate about motivating business professionals on how to leverage their God-given ability and obtain lucrative business results. As a medical professional, LW has 30 years of “people” experience, including LW Special Events Management and Real Talk the Movement.  It’s LW’s mission to teach, mentor and empower others to be highly successful entrepreneurs.

LaTonya Washington - LW Special Events
Name: LaTonya “LW” Washington
Location: Global, Primary Location Southern California
Business Name: LW Special Events Management LLC
Years in Business: 5 years

Are you a full or part time business owner?
Full time

Why did you start your business?
I started my business because I know I was called and purposed for this. I am called to set a platform for the business builder, the instructor, and create a culture of training for the corporate client and business owner for their growth.

LaTonya Washington - LW Special Events
What has been the most rewarding aspect of having your own business?
The most rewarding aspect of having my own business is the freedom it gives me to do what I have a passion for and allow myself to use my gifts and talents to make a difference along with walking in my own destiny.

What are your biggest challenges?
In business, we all go through the highs and lows, we deal with seasons. The biggest challenge is making sure I stay focused on my goals. My phone rings consistently and the e-mails don’t stop. I have to ensure that my metrics are met monthly. That’s why I have my whiteboard right in front of my face.
Latonya Washington - LW Special Events

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?
I’ve received a lot of advice from great people. The latest was: “in order to grow, you will have to eliminate.” So that makes me realize, I have to let things go, in order to allow the new things that will take me to my next phase to enter the scene.

Do you have a team or are you a one man/woman show?
I have an executive assistant, assistants who help with events, graphic artist, collaborative partners and vendors that I use consistently.

LaTonya Washington - LW Special Events

Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?
Oh goodness! I see my business as the “go to” for those corporate companies and universities in need of an outside source to develop training programs for their employees. I see it global, even though we already have our business tours that are in California, Texas, Ohio and next year added will be Georgia and Washington. Our company will be a traveling sensation!

What advice would you give to other Moguls in the Making?
My advice would be not to beat yourself up in the “process of your pruning” because longevity is a process. There is no such thing as an overnight sensation. Master your talents, obtain mentorship, talk to close friends about your feelings and make God the CEO of Your LIFE!

For more information on LaTonya and LW Special Events, connect with her online:

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 - Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

P.S. Join the community of other Moguls in the Making on Facebook for more valuable business tips, resources, and tools!

FREE 5-Day Mini Course: Mogul Marketing Bootcamp

Mogul Marketing Bootcamp

Does your business need a marketing makeover?

Are you struggling to reach your business’ income goals?

Wondering how to attract your ideal client?

Need help creating a solid marketing strategy?

Sign up for my FREE 5 Day Mogul Marketing Bootcamp!

During this course, you will:

Day 1: Define your vision + income goals for your biz
Day 2: Identify + learn to attract your ideal client
Day 3: Plan your courses and offerings
Day 4: Build an email list of highly targeted potential leads
Day 5: Create your strategic marketing plan

*You will receive each lesson via email over the course of the next 5 days.

The course starts Monday, May 23rd. Sign up here to reserve your spot!

 To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe - Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

P.S. Join the community of other Moguls in the Making on Facebook for more valuable business tips, resources, and tools!

MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Kenya Kirkland

Today’s Mogul in the Making Entrepreneur Spotlight features Kenya Kirkland, also known as Thee Style Icon! Kenya is the owner of Shop 1323, a trendy women’s boutique based in South LA. She also wears many other hats as a lifestyle coach, speaker, philanthropist, and mother of three. Her current mission is to walk in her purpose of creating generational wealth in African American communities by developing and cultivating business leaders. She’s created several events and programs to develop the skills needed to help others successfully launch and/or grow a small business. Kenya’s ultimate goal is to help both men & women create revenue streams that flow from their purpose.  Her message of perseverance and drive will inspire you to fight to live the life you want to live! The resources she shares will give you the know how.

Check out her interview…

 

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Name: Kenya Kirkland
Location: Los Angeles
Business Name: Kenya Kirkland, Thee Style Icon
Years in Business: 3

Are you a full or part time business owner?

I’m a full time business owner.

Why did you start your business?

I started my business because I’m passionate about inspiring women to discover their purpose and launch businesses that are flowing directly from it. In working with women on a daily basis in my boutique, Shop 1323, I have the opportunity to use style to motivate, inspire, and encourage. I decided to do more of it!

Kenya Kirkland - The Style Icon

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

The most rewarding aspect of owning my own business is the freedom I have to be a mother. I don’t have to ask for time off. My kids can go to work with me. There’s no ceiling on how much money I can make. I love that the possibilities are endless. And lastly, there is no one to control my creativity. I create what I want, when I want.

What are your biggest challenges?

The biggest challenge of being self employed is that there is no regular pay check to depend on, no 401k, no paid sick days, no paid vacation. You eat what you hunt. It can be both a blessing and a curse.

Kenya Kirkland - The Style Icon

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

The best business advice I’ve ever received was to create or offer a product that my current target market desires versus selling a product and being forced to find a market. There are people around you that need and /or want something. What is it?

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

I have an amazing team. For years, I was a one woman show. I recently activated Faith for a team. I prayed about it and sewed a seed and my team was created! I’m so thankful to have help. It’s such a blessing to witness my vision come to life.

Kenya Kirkland - The Style Icon

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

In 5 years, I’ll be traveling the world speaking, hosting workshops and mentoring world changers to launch amazing businesses globally.

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

My advice to other Moguls in the Making is to have Faith and Trust in God. Every setback is a set up, so don’t stop. Just keep pushing through! Surround yourself with people who are in alignment with your vision…and don’t compromise.

Photo Credit: Samuel Whitworth

Kenya is currently running a complimentary program called The Purpose Blueprint, which includes exclusive videos, resources, and challenges, all designed to help you begin walking in your purpose. Click Here to sign up.

Kenya Kirkland - The Purpose Blueprint

If you would like to learn more about Kenya Kirkland, connect with her online:

Website | Facebook | 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 - Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

P.S. Join the community of other Moguls in the Making on Facebook for more valuable business tips, resources, and tools!

MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Kiaundra Jackson

Kiaundra Jackson - KW Essential Services

Kiaundra Jackson is the Co-Founder of KW Essential Services, a private practice for mental health that integrates complementary methodologies with compassion to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern specializing in improving intimacy with couples by increasing effective two-way communication. As a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, Kiaundra is currently serving a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are: Premarital and Marital Issues, Anger Management, Addiction, Depression, and more! Her therapeutic approach is holistic, eclectic, and tailored to her clients’ needs to make sure each person is cared for biologically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Check out her interview…

Kiaundra Jackson - KW Essential Services
Name: Kiaundra Jackson
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Business Name: KW Essential Services
Years in Business: 6 months

Are you a full or part time business owner?

I am currently a part-time business owner; however, I am looking to become full-time within one year.

Why did you start your business?

I co-founded KW Essential Services out of a desire to see more individuals, couples, and families reach their true potential. Going through my own personal and familial struggles allowed me to see the areas where others may also need assistance. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have seen too many broken homes and people struggling through life’s challenges. My passion is working with couples so my goal is to help them maintain a healthy, long-lasting relationship by giving them the necessary tools for each stage in their relationship.

Kiaundra Jackson - KW Essential Services

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

The most rewarding aspect of having my own business is seeing lives changed, relationships restored, and families reconnected right in front of my very eyes. The joy that comes with knowing the business I started, has changed other’s lives in a positive way is priceless. Many may not understand this concept, but there is something special about being able to walk with someone through the toughest times of their lives. Leaving that kind of lasting imprint is one of the best feelings in the world. In addition, the freedom to create my own schedule, not have to answer to a boss, or have someone determine by worth based on my yearly salary are also aspects that have been quite rewarding.

What are your biggest challenges?

Truthfully, my biggest challenge has been the person in the mirror. Starting my own business has been the best time of my life, but also the most challenging. It has required me to push myself harder than I have ever pushed myself to accomplish any goal. My whole life has changed because I had to get outside of my comfort zone, which also meant changing my thinking and leaving behind the familiar.

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

The best advice I have ever received was from a woman who told me to always be a woman of integrity. That is something I will never forget because I have embodied it into my daily life. It is important to always keep your word, be honest, and as consistent as possible. When others see those values, they are drawn to your character and cannot help but want to be associated with you on a personal or professional level.

Kiaundra Jackson - KW Essential Services

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

Wendy Talley is also the co-founder of KW Essential Services. Not only is she a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, but she is also my rock. I would not be here today if it were not for her seeing something unique in me from the first time we met. We are such kindred spirits that people think we are sisters everywhere we go. There is no other person I would rather be on this journey with. Her education, expertise, and theoretical approach are complementary to mine which makes our business partnership a match made in heaven.

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

I have huge goals for KW Essential Services. Within the next 5 years, we will be a thriving private practice serving the greater Los Angeles area and abroad. We aspire to be well-known in the field of mental health by providing workshops, seminars, conferences, and trainings. We want to expand beyond serving those in need to also helping leverage other mental health professionals to accomplish their professional goals.

Kiaundra Jackson - KW Essential Services

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

The advice I would give to other Moguls in the Making is to continue to strive towards your goals, even in the face of adversity. Never allow giving up to be an option for you. The road to success may get hard, frustrating, and lonely, but the results will be worth it. I would encourage every person to pursue his or her passions in life. God designed us all to be different and unique for the purpose of using our gifts, talents, resources, ideas, and services to be a blessing to others. Therefore, someone in the world is in need of the very thing you have to offer.

If you would like to learn more about Kiaundra and KW Essential Services, connect with her online:

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Photos credit: Photo Cred: SpokenVision Photography

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe - Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Cortney Ren’ae

Cortney Renae

It’s backkkk…finally!!!! *Drumroll Please* I have a new Mogul in the Making entrepreneur spotlight today, featuring Cortney Ren’ae, founder of Flourishe, a promotional media company that offers solutions to businesses, corporations and entrepreneurs to spotlight their brand, grow visibility and connect to their audience. This is why she is affectionately known as “the expert connector”.  When she is not behind the lens shooting weddings, special events, promotional events, etc., you can find Cortney teaching video marketing workshops, hosting her own networking/collaborative events, or hanging out with her too-adorable-for-words daughter.  Check out Cortney’s interview below…

Cortney Renae Flourishe Media Group

Name: Cortney Ren’ae
Location: Los Angeles
Business Name: Flourishe
Years in Business: 5 years

Are you a full or part time business owner?

I am full time.

Why did you start your business?

I started Flourishe originally with the intention to connect with other moms because I was a new stay-at-home mother and found myself wanting to learn how I could grow to be a great mom and my best self. I wanted to create a vehicle that would simply empower others. Today, the focus is definitely more of a niche, now having Flourishe Media Group as a department under the umbrella, but the overall focus to empower others to grow is still there, which is the beautiful part of this entire vision & creation.

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

The most rewarding aspect of owning my own business is definitely being able to create my own schedule. Where I choose to work for the day, whether its from my bed in my pj’s, or in a quaint coffee shop I run across. I go with the flow when I don’t have a shoot scheduled, and of course work around my daughter’s schedule all at the same time.

What are your biggest challenges?

My biggest challenges, I would say, have been to charge my worth. I was programmed with this mentality of believing that I had to be great at what I do but to also be the most affordable so people would buy. I’ve done some work around breaking down this way of thinking and performing because over time, what I’ve learned is that not charging my worth, only created more problems that cost me time, and even more money.

Cortney Renae Flourishe Media Group

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

The best advice I’ve received was from a spiritual reader who was sent to me at what I feel couldn’t have been a better time in my life. She told me to “Never let anyone, EVER dim my light! That I have a light in me that shines SO bright…..and to remember to let that shine!”

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

I have a team of professionals I work with. Outside of the coaches I have to guide me in both my business & personal life, I have shooters that I’ll pull from our preferred vendor list, which includes some amazingly talented videographers and photographers. I’ve also began working with an incredible business who will be running our social media accounts and handling the communications with our clients on the back end, and I’m super excited about that! Once I can officially hire them FULL time, it’s going to be amazing!

Cortney Renae Flourishe Media Group

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

I see Flourishe being finely positioned in the market to be a go-to place to find information on empowering/inspiring events, training workshops, a place to find the latest industry leaders and the projects that need our community support. Flourishe Media Group will be a solutions provider to corporations & businesses, helping them to market & grow their business in this virtual world using multimedia.

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

The advice I’d give to others is to NEVER EVER QUIT on yourself and your dreams. To step out and be BOLD, having the FAITH that your vision is happening for a reason and it’s your responsibility to make it happen. When God gives you an assignment….it won’t go away. It will constantly show up in your thoughts, your dreams and your conversations as you talk about what your naturally talented in and what you can create. Step up, step out and be ready to make the changes necessary so that you can flourishe and continuously move into your next level of excellence.

If you would like to learn more about Cortney Ren’ae and Flourishe Media Group, connect
with her online:

Website | Facebook | Instagram

MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Keisha Howard

Today’s Mogul in the Making Entrepreneur Spotlight features Keisha Howard, also known as “Coach Keisha”, a Certified Life Coach, Author, Mentor, and Motivational Speaker.

As a teen, Keisha struggled with poor self-esteem and body-image issues for years. With guidance, she was able to turn her pain into passion. She became a Teacher, and then later a School Guidance Counselor so that she could help youth who were also struggling with self-esteem and other adolescent issues. Today, her life’s work is dedicated to building girls up so that they can fall in love with themselves and have unshakeable confidence that allows them to avoid peer pressure & accomplish their dreams.

Check out Keisha’s interview…

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Name: Keisha Howard
Location: Dallas, TX
Business Name: Coach Keisha
Years in Business: 5

Are you a full or part time business owner?

Fulltime

Why did you start your business?

I had been working as a School Counselor for several years and I saw a need for a self-esteem service for girls, so I decided that enough was enough and I wanted to start one. I struggled with self-esteem my teen years, and made poor choices because of it. Then, when I was a School Counselor I saw many girls struggling just like I did. So, I made it my life’s mission to not only provide a service that gives girls an outlet to talk to someone who they can trust, but I am also their support system, accountability partner, and I give them tools and strategies to help them achieve their goals. My ultimate goal is to both empower girls and educate parents on the latest hot topic and trends affecting middle and high school girls.

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

The most rewarded aspect has been the girls’ & mom’s lives who I am able to touch. I also enjoy speaking at schools, churches, colleges and conferences which has been a lot of fun and rewarding because I am able to meet girls all across the country.

What are your biggest challenges?

Time management between all of my various programs

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

To start before you are ready. Just get going. There will always be some type of excuse why you are not ready to start your business ( need a new website, need a new logo, etc. ) But, you should start before you are ready to get going.

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

I have a VA and an Online Business Manager.

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

I see myself impacting more lives of girls and moms- traveling internationally to speak at events, and hosting more online group coaching programs.

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

Don’t compare yourself to others – comparison kills confidence. Believe in you, and start before you are ready.

To learn more about Coach Keisha and her programs, connect with her online:

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

P.S. Join the community of other Moguls in the Making on Facebook for more valuable business tips, resources, and tools!

MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Dr. Nicoline Ambe

Today’s MITM Entrepreneur spotlight features Dr. Nicoline Ambe,  Parenting Speaker, Educator and Amazon #1 Bestselling Author of two books – Above & Beyond and A Teacher’s Notes.

Through teaching, speaking and training, Dr. Ambe has helped many parents develop great relationships with their children, resulting in academic excellence. A significant part of her mission involves teaching children to recognize their talents, stay focused, develop a learning mindset, and succeed in school.

Check out her interview…

Nicoline Ambe
Name: Dr. Nicoline Ambe

Location: Compton, CA
Business Name: Nicoline Ambe International
Years in Business: 4

Are you a full or part time business owner?

Part-time. Full-time Educator.

Why did you start your business?

To offer parents strategies and techniques to help their children excel in school and prepare for a successful life.

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

Seeing parents change their thinking with regards to parenting, and being more.  Seeing enough evidence of children raising their grades in school as a result of being willing to improve their personal and parenting skills in the interest of their kids strategic parental involvement.

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What are your biggest challenges?

Booking more speaking engagements, building better relationships that result in more prospects and clients, getting paid what the content and information is worth, and getting known and recognized for my expertise.

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

Believe in yourself, and believe in the value of the product you offer.

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

I have a team of one: my assistant. He drives me to speaking engagements and handles book sales during events while I’m speaking with parents.

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

To be honest with you, I love what I do. I enjoy the process and the journey. I have no goals and no timelines. Each waking day, I simply decide to do one thing to move the business forward. Perhaps the one thing could be making one phone call, following up on a client, sending an email, writing my newsletter, marketing on social media. I see my business as just one aspect of my busy life…just one aspect of the grand scheme of things that life offers. So I am just having fun and not stressing out about long term goals. Maybe that’s why I’m still part-time (but I’m okay with that too!)

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

I would say STAY FOCUSED ON YOURSELF. Take plenty of time to THINK. I would also say, be healthy. Business is extremely difficult, and if you’re not in good shape, you won’t have stamina and energy to keep going for a long time. Your body helps you live your dreams, so take care of it by eating healthy foods and staying fit.  Lastly, think through your ideas, think through your strategies, then take immediate ACTION to implement your ideas. Always pray for vision and discernment because it is vision that drives the action.

To learn more about Dr. Ambe, connect with her online:

Website| Facebook | Twitter

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To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe

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