Caring for people’s skin is not easy in a pandemic.
“It’s been a wild, weird ride,” said Sybil Bailey, a licensed esthetician who founded her company, Afro Mermaid Skincare, in January.
It’s the fulfillment of a 30-year passion for Bailey, 50.
So far in year one, she’s focused on surviving. She has faced mandated closures and enacted extra precautions during the pandemic.
What she and so many entrepreneurs need now is belief and more customers.
Afro Mermaid Skincare owner Sybil Bailey is photographed at her treatment room located at MBK Wellness Center in Knoxville’s Bearden neighborhood on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. (Photo: Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel )
“I need my community and my clients to believe in the service that I’m providing and to lift me up by spreading the word,” said Bailey.
FAIR LAWN, New Jersey — Beth George, a lawyer-turned-bagel consultant, is taking her unique and exclusive bagel recipe around the world.
Through her consulting business, BYOB Bagels, George is helping entrepreneurs start their own bagel business and guiding them through a recipe she’s been perfecting for over 15 years.
“Bagels are infinite! You just have to know what you’re doing. You can’t just mix anything because there is a science behind it,” said George.
Over the years, she has developed precise techniques, formulas, and teaching methods which have allowed her to consult clients anywhere in the world.
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“Because of COVID a lot of the consulting is done online now. The farthest we’ve traveled is the Horn of Africa, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Paris, Australia, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands,” said George.
BRIAN KENNY: The influence of Ancient Greece in modern society is all around us, theater, libraries, mathematics and science, even trial by jury. One of their greatest contributions: democracy. In the fifth century, Greeks cast their votes on broken pieces of pottery called Ostraka, which led to the term ostracized, because they were voting not to elect, but to exile unpopular politicians. Substitute the broken pottery for paper ballots and the practice of voting remains pretty much the same, which seems a little odd in a world filled with handheld devices and biometric technology. You may even ask yourself, shouldn’t we be able to do this on our phones? Today on Cold Call, we’ll discuss Professor Mitch Weiss’s case entitled, “Voatz.” I’m your host, Brian Kenny, and you’re listening to Cold Call, recorded in Klarman Hall Studio at Harvard Business School. Mitch Weiss studies digital transformation, pure production
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Triple G Ventures LLC, a transformational business management consultancy obsessed with delivering pragmatic business growth acceleration, today announced its expanding portfolio of strategic partners and clients.
Gregg Stein’s Triple G Ventures, Agile Business Growth Firm, Expands to Help Entrepreneurs Navigate Tough Times
Triple G Ventures expanding client portfolio now includes partnerships with, Artiphon Inc. – designing new instruments to empower the next billion musicians, ASI Audio x Sensaphonics – bringing active ambient in ear-monitoring audio technology to performers, Caravan Interactive – solving business problems with design, data, and software, Centralized – an AI manager for music artists, to solve the problem of 10s of millions of artists needing guidance and only a few thousand qualified and available managers, DAR.WIN – a personalization engine powered by AI and machine learning to increase sales and ad views for online retailers and online publishers,
At first glance, the words “risk-averse” and “entrepreneur” don’t seem like they’d go together. After all, entrepreneurship is an inherently risky business — insert your mental image of an 80s- era Tom Cruise here.
But in reality, entrepreneurship does still have room for more risk-averse individuals.
There’s a lot more to reducing risk than finding a proven business idea in a seemingly stable industry. Sure, a “proven” business idea is a good start, but the way you choose to run your business will go a long way in reducing immediate and long-term risk so you can have a successful entrepreneurial career.
Embrace Adaptability (And Be Willing To Adapt, Too)
Survival as a freelancer or solopreneur often comes down to being flexible — or being able to quickly pivot, learn and thrive in new ways.
This isn’t just true during times of crisis. Market conditions change all the
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — David Neagle’s Life Is Now Inc., a global business coaching company, has recently announced its virtual Art of Success Summit to be held October 20th to the 22nd. This three-day, live streamed seminar is for entrepreneurs, consultants, small business owners and CEOs who want to not only learn how to adapt to this changing world but, thrive in it.
“Our world is in a time of change like we have never seen before, and it’s requiring entrepreneurs and business owners to step up to a level of mindset and action and be able to adapt to the changes that are happening”, said David Neagle, President at Life Is Now Inc.
Neagle continued, “my goal for the Art of Success Summit is to help struggling small business owners who are frustrated, worried, and overwhelmed to be confident and in control of their
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — October 12th 2020 – Houston McMiller at Business Credit America, Inc. has over two decades of experience helping entrepreneurs find ways of funding their business. He has advised a range of clients from individual freelancers to small start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. His expert advice on business loans, personal loans and business credit cards has helped thousands of individuals make their business aspirations become reality and find the funds they need to thrive. He also offers specialist tips and tricks on how to increase credit scores, and how to repair bad credit.
Houston’s popular eBook Insider Bank Secrets has been cited by major news associates such as ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, so you can rest assured that he has the knowledge and skills to help your credit and boost your business. The book reveals detailed blueprints on how small businesses
Being an Indian woman in fashion, I’ve understood a lot over the years about what the effects that a lack of representation in media can have on a young person growing up. It’s important to see diversity across all platforms, which is why I thought it was about time to highlight the incredible South Asian women behind these amazing brands we can all appreciate and support.
Growing up, I didn’t really see anyone like myself in magazines, billboards, or on TV — I quickly learned that this is a sentiment felt deeply among many of the women I spoke to.
“There’s, unfortunately, a lot of pressure for many of us to follow a path that is more ‘secure’ or ‘sophisticated’ from our communities and families. At the end of the day, we all need to do what is right for us.”