Mogul in the Making

3 Reasons Your Business Is NOT Making Money…and How to Fix It!

How to Get Clients

Let’s face it: we’re all in business to make money. Even if you’re doing something that you absolutely LOVE and would do in a heartbeat if you weren’t getting paid, the reality is you have bills to pay, so you need your business to generate income.

As a business/marketing consultant, I speak with several entrepreneurs on a daily basis, and the most common question that I hear is “why am I not making any money?” You’re active on social media, blogging on a weekly basis, attending all of your local networking events…you know, all of the things that you should be doing. But, you still can’t seem to land enough clients to bring in a consistent cash flow. What gives?

There are many different factors that can contribute to this, but I am going to break down the three most common reasons your business may not be bringing in money:

You’re a Jack/Jill of All Trades

You are a photographer, but you also have your own jewelry line, sell homemade candles, makeup, and weight loss shakes. Your goal is to bring in multiple revenue streams. The problem? Your potential customers are confused! They don’t really know exactly what it is that you do because you are offering many different products and services, none of which go hand in hand with one another.

The Fix: Niche down. Decide on the ONE thing that you want to be known as the go-to person for, and do away with the rest. You can still create multiple streams of income by finding several different ways to profit from your primary offering (Example: if you are a photographer, consider adding a photo booth, teaching photography workshops, etc).

You Don’t Have a Solid Plan

Simply put: you’re winging it! You’re doing any and everything that you think you should do to find clients, but you really don’t have a solid strategy in place. Have you ever heard the saying “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail?” Well, it holds truth when it comes to marketing your business as well. If you want to attract more clients and start making money, you’ll have to create a strategic roadmap outlining how you will do so.

The Fix: Create a list of specific marketing activities that you will consistently engage in to increase brand awareness and attract new clients. Then implement, implement, implement! Be sure to include a timeframe to monitor each activity and measure its effectiveness before moving on to something else.

You Aren’t Selling Anything

When I first started my business, I knew that I wanted to teach other entrepreneurs how to create a marketing strategy for their business. I put up a website, I offered tips on social media, but I really didn’t have anything to sell, and, you guessed it, I wasn’t making a dime. Now, it may seem like a no-brainer that in order to make money, you have to have a product or service to sell, but I’ve come to realize that I wasn’t the only one not actually selling anything, while expecting clients to come my way.

The Fix: Get clear on your services and offerings. You should be able to clearly and confidently tell potential clients what you do and how it will benefit them if they choose to work with you.

If you are not consistently attracting your dream clients and reaching your business income goals, and need help creating a solid plan to do so, click here to schedule a FREE 30 minute Getting Acquainted session to see how I can help!

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe

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FREE Webinar: 6 Weeks to Self Published – How to Profit as a Self Published Author

6 Weeks to Self Published

Have you said to yourself that 2015 is the year that you finally write your book? Have you been sitting on an idea for your book forever, but just don’t know where to start? Are you ready to share your message and story with the world, and serve your clients on a much bigger scale?

Did you know that writing a book gives you instant credibility, positions you as an expert in your field, and can help you take your business to the next level?

Join me on Thursday, June 11 at 7pm PST, as I show you how you can write, self-publish, and market your book…in just six weeks!

Sign Up: http://bit.ly/SelfPublishingWebinar

In this exclusive webinar, I will cover:
• Self-Publishing Secrets: What I wish I knew before publishing my first book.
• Strategies to GET. IT. DONE. How to get those ideas out of your head and finally get your book completed.
• How to leverage your position as an author to bring in a consistent cash flow into your business.
• The step-by-step process to write, self-publish, promote, and profit as an author.
• And much, MUCH more!

Space is limited, so be sure to grab your spot today! Sign Up: http://bit.ly/SelfPublishingWebinar

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe

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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…

Haneef Jordan - Simply Haneef

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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).

Haneef Jordan - Simply Haneef

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…

Ms Jennifer PINK - The Single Mom Sage
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

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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

P.S. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for more valuable business tips, resources, and tools! If you found this post helpful in any way, don’t forget to share it with your network!

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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Website | 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: Erin Grace

Happy Monday Future Moguls! This week’s MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight is near and dear to my heart because it features Erin Grace, an amazing businesswoman who was a HUGE influence to me during my wedding/event planning days!

Erin is a Los Angeles based wedding & event stylist specializing in event design.  Upon meeting her, you will see why her clients LOVE her: she is fun, creative, energetic, and has a natural flair for designing and executing top notch weddings and events.  Erin recently launched the “day of” coordination division of her business, solely for those planning their big day.  As if this “Mogulcita” wasn’t busy enough, she also holds the Treasurer position for wedding wish granting organization, Wish Upon a Wedding. Check out her interview to see how she manages to juggle it all!

Erin Grace - Erin Grace Events

Name: Erin Grace

Location: Los Angeles/Pasadena California

Business Name: Erin Grace Events

Years in Business: 10

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 twice, the first time I was 22 and knew I enjoyed planning parties. I stopped to keep up with my job at the time. I started my business again when I was 25 and have been planning events ever since.

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

Family and financial freedom.  As a business owner, my work never ends, but, I have the ability to be there for my family as well as the ability to make as much money as I want depending on the work I’ve put in it for the week.

Erin Grace Events

What are your biggest challenges?

For me, the biggest challenge would have to be time.  Although my time is pretty organized I don’t have enough of it.  I’d like to be able to be at home in the evening with my family but I also have to be at networking events. So time is the biggest challenge that I can’t seem to get around.

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

Keep dreaming and every day the dream should be bigger and more unattainable. Never give up.

Erin Grace Events

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

I have a team of assistants and interns that make up my 5 woman show! We all have a desire to plan amazing parties/weddings, and when we get together, it’s magic!

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

Triple the weddings. 10 coordinators working weddings for me. Podcasts on wedding planning.

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

Never, ever give up!  Your dream is yours to keep and nurture. There will always be someone who thinks you cannot do it. In fact there will always be someone who rejects your business. It’s okay. Do not focus or dwell on it. Move on and find your next client…someone who will love you and need your services. Just do what will make you happy and the clients will come.

Erin Grace Events

For a delicious dose of swoon-worthy wedding pics and inspiration, follow Erin Grace Events 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

 

 

 

 

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MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Michelle Collins

Happy Monday, Future Moguls! It’s the first Monday of a fresh new month, so you know what that means?! It’s time to get inspired by a new Mogul in the Making!

This week’s entrepreneur spotlight features Michelle Harris Collins, who is doing amazing things to mentor and empower our youth.  Michelle is the founder of The Persona Program, an organization dedicated to unleashing potential in young minds, as preparation for success for a lifetime of excellence through interactive programs and events.  She also recently launched MomSuite, a community where women raising t(w)een daughters can share, inspire and connect with other moms for the purpose of establishing an accountability village.

Read on to learn more about the awesome things Michelle is doing to support young girls on their journey to succeed in every area of their life!

Michelle Collins - Founder of The Persona Program

Name: Michelle Collins

Location: Southern California

Business Name: The Persona Program | MomSuite

Years in Business: 8 officially

Are you a full or part time business owner?

I live and breathe my passion full time.

Why did you start your business?

The Persona Program was created out of my innate love and connection with youth, specifically girls. At the time, I realized that the foundation that I was laying for my own first born 5 year old daughter ( I now have 3 children – two girls and a boy), the values that I would share with her, the hope and opportunity that I couldn’t wait to create for her, it dawned on me that I could share and support other girls with this same information and more. I initially started with teaching Life Skills, Etiquette and Basic Manners. I soon discovered that many of our girls were dealing with heavier issues like low self esteem and poor body image. So I adjusted the focus to include the lessons of self esteem, self love and self value. These are incorporated in the three “C’s” of our mission: Building CONFIDENCE, Developing CHARACTER and Promoting proper CONDUCT. I needed to teach these girls how and why they should accept themselves as they are but improve by working on the characteristics that count the most and will yield success in the future. Over the last couple of years, we have included entrepreneurship as an awareness of the importance of living bold, sharing your gift with the world and creating a successful mindset towards money. Finally, Social Entrepreneurship is also our focus. Girls need to understand that while they are talented and do have gifts and abilities to share, they also have a responsibility to leave the world a better place with those gifts.

Michelle Collins - Beauty, Brains, and Bling Event

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

The most rewarding aspect of having my own business is I have designed and created a space, a platform and a community that I can share myself, and what is divinely downloaded to me. It takes many forms and could be an event, mentorship, coaching, encouraging, supporting… With that, I work with God to transform lives, mindsets and behavior. What could be more rewarding than that? Oh yes, I am an example to my children as I encourage them to live not only for themselves but to serve others as well, which should be mutually beneficially.

What are your biggest challenges?

My biggest challenge is sometimes there seem not to be enough hours in a day! Like most women I wear many hats and I am completely fulfilled. However, I am learning to listen to my body, practice self care and be proud and okay with even the smallest of achievements or the tiniest task crossed off my list.

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

The best business advice is the following: Define Your Own Success. You Are Your Only Competition. Work Hard and Pray Harder.

Michelle Collins - Founder of The Persona Program

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

I am the force surrounded by my cloud of family and supporters.

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

In the next 5 years my business, personal brand will explode. My goal with God’s help is to remain consistent, pure, effective and relevant.

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

1. Write down everything! Your brain will contain information only for so long, before you soon forget.

2. Pace yourself by slowing down if you must, adjusting when needed but never completely give up because remember, you have a responsibility not just to fulfill your assignment in the earth realm, but to be a blessing to others with it as well.

3. Encourage your own self. Today the crowd will root for you and tomorrow they may leave you stranded. Stand in your own power, pat your own self on the back and keep it moving in good times and bad times.

Michelle is hosting a wonderful event for teen girls called “I Imagine Me Beautiful”  THIS Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10am-3pm.  The interactive workshop will include hands on activities geared toward empowering girls to understand who they are, the responsibility they have to share their gifts with the world, creating a healthy space and knowing that they are enough. It will be an epic day designed to support her on a journey to succeed in every area of her life!  Grab your ticket at http://www.iimaginemebeautiful.eventbrite.com 

(I have personally attended a few of Michelle’s past events, and both my daughter’s and I absolutely LOVED them! Your girls will be in for a real treat!)

Michelle Collins - I Imagine Me Beautiful Event

 

For more information on Michelle Collins, connect with her online at:

The Persona Program - Michelle Harris Collins

The Persona Program: Website |  Instagram

MomSuite - Michelle Harris Collins

MomSuite: Website | Twitter | Instagram

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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

Nikola Ahaiwe

 

 

 

 

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MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Amber Wright

Today’s Mogul in the Making entrepreneur spotlight features Amber L. Wright, M.A., founder and Chief Conversation Officer of TalktoAmber.com, a blog and website designed to help women learn how to speak from the heart, connect with others and change their lives. Amber’s philosophy is, if you want to be happy – from the boardroom to the bedroom, you have to know how to communicate with clarity and confidence. She’s here to teach you how to do just that!

A specialist in interpersonal communication and relationships with a low-grade obsession over popular culture, Amber’s work has been featured on the award winning website, BlackandMarriedWithKids.com, BlogHer.com, GlobalPostRelationships.com, and ForHarriet.com.

Check out her story…

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Name: Amber Wright
Location: Carson, CA
Business Name: Talk to Amber Media
Years in Business: 2

Are you a full or part time business owner?

Currently I teach college courses as an adjunct professor, so technically I’m a part time business owner. Despite that, however, I think when you run a business it’s always full time because you likely work on it in some respect on a daily basis – even though how much time you spend on it may vary.

Why did you start your business?

I started Talk to Amber Media because I love helping other bloggers and entrepreneurs grow their businesses by teaching them how to become fearless speakers and effective communicators. There has been a void in the communities I am apart for that kind of assistance, so my business as a public speaking and communication coach is there to fill it.

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

What has been the most rewarding for me thus far on a professional level is seeing the growth in my clients as their confidence builds and knowing that my assistance contributed to that. On a personal level, I’d say it’s been the reality that I’m following through with pursuing my dreams and building the life I desire for myself and my family through entrepreneurship.

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What are your biggest challenges?

My biggest challenges are the huge learning curves that come with being an entrepreneur. Nobody walks into it fully informed on what it takes to succeed. Much of it is “on-the-job” training. The process of learning and figuring it out as I go is difficult but highly beneficial at the same time.

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

The best advice I’ve ever received came from my business mentor, Lamar Tyler. In a nutshell, his advice was to stop over thinking things and just create, build, and succeed.

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

Table for one, please! My husband is my IT guy, and helps me with many things on the back end and technical side of my business. Other than that…it’s all me, my one brain, and two hands.

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

I see my business in the next five years as having grown to a healthy roster of notable clients, thriving financially, and something that I will still be in love with doing every day.

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

The number one piece of advice I would tell other Moguls in the Making is to remember that there’s no race in entrepreneurship. Build your business in a way that works for you and your life and do your best not to compare yourselves to others. Remember that there’s only one you and that the work you do is valuable.

For more information on Amber Wright, connect with her online at:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

*All photos via Erica Kawamoto Hsu Photography

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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