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My name is Christine Asenzea and I am the co-founder of Christella Enterprises Ltd that deals in MTN mobile money services, airtime and SIM packs and sale of MTN phones. I started the business in 2009 after I had completed university.
I was employed at shell Gulu under COMASE General ... Views: 68
The beginning was humble with small capital. Before I started Nina Interiors, I used to sell baked rolls (what people call buns these days). It started in my house as this is where I used to do the baking work from and would sell to my colleagues at East African Development Bank where I worked ... Views: 42
As a stay-at-home mom, you might be seeking employment or business opportunities that enable you to earn a full-time or part-time income from home. Maybe you'd like to work flexible hours, stay home with your children, or avoid high gasoline and car maintenance costs. Whatever the reason, there ... Views: 140
If you must travel in an area where there has been a history of terrorist attacks or kidnappings make it a habit to:
Discuss with your family what they would do in the event of an emergency. Make sure your affairs are in order before leaving home.
As noted earlier, it’s a good idea to ... Views: 135
If you think the gender gap is on a slow and steady path toward closing in the next 25 years, think again. If your guess is closer to 100 years, that’s warmer — but the snail’s pace of progress is still slower than you think.
The latest Global Gender Gap Report from the World Economic Forum ... Views: 155
It is heartbreaking to me that so many women with big dreams get knocked down by ruthless business opportunists who take advantage of a woman's passion and trusting nature by offering bogus business opportunities. Don't get me wrong, it happens to men too; it just really frustrates me that ... Views: 134
The majority of people are not financially well off, but would like to be. Sometimes you can temporarily live like the “rich and famous” and enjoy the excitement of luxury travel.
So, as the saying goes, if you have champagne taste on a beer budget, let’s get going.
We’ll explore a few ... Views: 145
Internet Marketing Tips
The web is filled with Internet marketing tips - some of them great and some of them recycled and out of date. How do you, as a startup marketer, know which tips will help you master the strategies that have made so many men and women filthy rich? Gathered below are ... Views: 228
Do you love what you do?
One of the biggest problem in today’s world is that people don’t like their jobs. They moan about getting up early, going to work and being stuck in the traffic for hours. Is your work not rewarding enough and you get more and more upset every morning about your life? ... Views: 214
I’ve been blogging for years and can’t imagine not having this avenue for getting my message out to market. Blogging also allows me to build community, position myself as a thought leader in some circles, generate revenues and write about virtually anything I want to teach on or express my ... Views: 200
One of the most important activities an author needs to engage in is marketing your book. Yet, many leave it to chance and sales suffer as a result.
When you sell books, you open up lots of opportunity.
When my book, Power Up For Profits; The Smart Woman’s Guide to Online Marketing was ... Views: 177
You’ve either completed the book, or you are near completion, and now you’re looking for ways to raise awareness about your book. You’re looking for readers, and lots of them.
There are many great ways to gain visibility for your book. However, the sooner you work on publicity the better. ... Views: 273
Late years have seen vast changes throughout the world breaking conventional barriers of doing any work. Interestingly these changes have received appreciation and criticism from society. However, the most affected segment of society which is severely affected from them is the business world, ... Views: 171
The internet has made the process of being an author both easy and quite difficult. The process is now much easier due to the fact that anyone can start a website or blog and start writing online. It's also seen as being easier, simply because Amazon.com now makes it possible for anyone to ... Views: 298
Are you still trying to connect to your authentic self?
Let's face it, we're in a world that is constantly telling us ideas of who we should be, how we should be, and what we should have. It can be challenging to just 'be yourself' without fear of judgment and rejection.
You take the brave ... Views: 239
The logo for your business is important when it comes to branding and marketing, and it should reflect your business in a positive light.
If your logo design is not up to par, you risk the chance of not being so memorable to your customers or clients. Your goal is to stay in business and ... Views: 308
The summer means it’s vacation time! Time to get away and enjoy sun and summer fun!
But when you are a business owner, the thought of leaving your business can be stressful. I know it took me several years before I allowed myself the opportunity to truly take time off for some badly needed ... Views: 170
Getting a book published is a lot easier, and simpler, than in years past. From idea to publication it can be a matter of weeks, even days.
As in the past, publishing is the easy part. Sure, in the eyes of the author, that may seem far-fetched. Yet, ask any author who has made money from their ... Views: 199
United States Code: Title 18. Section 2071
(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record filed...in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the ... Views: 221
One of the challenges of running a business online is that when people connect with you online, they are strangers.
Before they can even think about doing business with us, they need to know that we understand their problem, they can trust us, and if the solutions we offer will solve their ... Views: 214
Here’s the ONE word to follow for effective email marketing:
1. Respect Your Subscribers’ Inbox
They signed up to get your freebie doesn’t mean you’ve earned your place in their inbox.
Besides making good on your promise and sending the freebie, set an expectation on what ... Views: 191
Writers like to write. That’s a given. When you’re an engaging writer you do tend to build a following. One of the main reasons to have a loyal fan base is to generate a sustainable revenue stream. The more of a following you have, the more likely it is every book you put to market will make ... Views: 226
How often have you said, “Today’s the day!” regarding something you are committed to changing. Yet, by day’s end you either didn’t do what you said you would do or you did something that directly sabotaged your success?
This often happens with experts who swear up and down they are going to ... Views: 229
Ask a room full of entrepreneurs what their greatest challenge is and, more times than not, the answer is, “Finding clients.”
Actually, it’s not so much finding clients as it is finding the right clients. Imagine if you didn’t have to search out clients because they found you because you are ... Views: 405
Ask a room full of entrepreneurs what their greatest challenge is and, more times than not, the answer is, “Finding clients.”
Actually, it’s not so much finding clients as it is finding the right clients. Imagine if you didn’t have to search out clients because they found you because you are ... Views: 355
Have you been performing certain tasks for clients (often just “throwing it in”) and delivering phenomenal results, yet haven’t made it “official” that you’re offering it as a standalone service so you can be compensated for it fairly and squarely?
You probably have a dozen reasons why ... Views: 272
Reading that a Gender Pay Gap Bake Sale led to death and rape threats, brought up a question “How did we get to this?” Being a minority in the office (1 female and 6 males) do I feel the gender inequality? Not anymore, but it hasn’t been always like this.
Quit my first job, because I was ... Views: 266
I’m sure you’ve heard by now that blogging is a proven form of content marketing that drives traffic to your website.
It’s true. Writing juicy articles that answer your prospects’ biggest questions and provides value is a smart way to attract your ideal target market.
But writing the ... Views: 409
Starting at Base Camp: 7 Strategies to Post You’re Way to the Top
No matter what size or stage your business is in you know social media is a biggie in today’s world… you might also know that it can feel like an impossible task.
Like anything else, there are some strategies to ... Views: 259
Balancing a personal life and work commitments has a lot of different challenges, especially when trying to run a successful career. Plus, if you're a working mom, things can get even crazier. Addressing all of your family needs, especially when your child is still just a baby, while also trying ... Views: 426
Are you being true to what you ask of others everyday? Remember that you are the face of your brand, even if you do not think of your business as a brand as yet. Your clients do.
There is a lot of talk about authentic entrepreneurs, but what does it really translate into? Look at it this way, ... Views: 365
You've probably heard the marketing analogy of "Pain Island, Pleasure Island and the Boat" - or some versions of it, if you've been around the programs & trainings block a few times.
I've had quite a few conversations with folks about this, and they got really confused about how to tell ... Views: 367
Despite the numerous "sales page templates" want us to believe, there's no one-size-fits-all way to write a sales page.
To get people to buy from you, your sales page needs to build trust. You want your readers to feel connected to you and resonate with your message.
To do so, it's ... Views: 284
Being apologetic and making ourselves wrong doesn't help us step up to live our awesomeness.
Drawing conclusions about our wrongness closes the door to unseen opportunities.
Unfortunately, we’ve been conditioned into being apologetic…
I hear it so often when people tell me what’s happening in ... Views: 312
When people go shopping, whether it’s for a minor purchase or a large ticket item like a new car, price will always be a determining factor. If they feel the cost is worth it, they’ll pay it and if they don’t they won’t.
It’s pretty simple when buying tangible items. But when making ... Views: 359
I always knew in my heart that I had an awesome gift - just as you do. Just as we all do.
For years I secretly hoped that someone would recognize it and discover me. Maybe they would offer me a chance to speak on a big stage or, better yet, a TV show; something that would allow me to get my ... Views: 514
There's ONE word to keep in mind, if you want to design a signature offer or program that your potential clients can't wait to purchase from you.
If your offer is not ______________ to the people you are marketing to, they won’t care no matter how awesome your service is.
If your offer is not ... Views: 420
Having a signature program doesn't mean you'll build a successful coaching business. But not having one means you don't have something to sell and when you don't have something to sell, you don't have a business.
If you're ready to have a coaching business that is fulfilling and satisfying, ... Views: 385
Scrubs are an essential part of a nurse's life, and there is more to choosing the best scrubs than you may first imagine. The first thing to consider is any dress code restrictions set by your employer. Many hospitals do not allow nurses to wear all white scrubs. Some denote different areas with ... Views: 319
Sometimes technology can do more harm than good…
… because many people are putting the cart in front of the horse:
• They worry about what bells and whistles to put on a yet-to-be-built website before they define their message and niche
• They pull their hair out about the nuts and bolts of ... Views: 423
Art is so personal.
I found this great print in a decorating warehouse here in BC, already framed and ready to go! I identified with this immediately so, I pulled out my credit card!
What is it about choosing images and art that seems so difficult? When someone finally finds a great piece ... Views: 792
No matter how awesome your stuff is, it does you no good if you can’t communicate to the relevant people about it.
When you get down to the purpose of communication, it’s to GET YOUR POINT THROUGH.
Which means, if you get too convoluted in your communication you’re going to lose your ... Views: 367
A “thought leadership” status is great for business and marketing. It positions you as an authority, and gives you an edge when it comes to scoring publicity opportunities, or charging a premium for your services.
Good news is, being a “thought leader” is not just the playing field for the ... Views: 328
Today I’m going to give you a taste of the secret sauce of our Speak-to-Sell Formula, and that is seeding.
Like the best sauces, seeding is evenly spread throughout our formula, and, when it comes to speaking and/or selling, it’s one of the things that sets our formula apart from anything ... Views: 375
With over 350 million members, LinkedIn is the most powerful place to create and build a presence for your B2B (Business to Business) company.
What can you do on LinkedIn? Why use LinkedIn versus other social platforms like Facebook
Why Your Business Social Media Efforts Should Focus on ... Views: 327
As an introvert with a flashier personality in words than in person, I found writing to be much more in line with my strength and personality than going to networking whatever 8 days a week, or “scoping” 3x a day.
Since most of us don’t have a big content marketing budget, we have to maximize ... Views: 346
Writing is a final expression of our WHY, of what we stand for, of what we want to be known for.
So we can turn the Truth inside of us into communication others can relate and resonate.
Content that converts is supported by the energy and inevitability of authentically voicing our beliefs ... Views: 324
If your business offerings fall in areas that are considered “vague”, “out-there” or “woo-woo”, you probably find yourself banging your head against the wall every time you go through some marketing training and were told to “list out the benefits” that are concrete, solve an urgent problem, or ... Views: 367
Blogging for business growth is not just a writing exercise in which you cough up 500 words and call it a day.
When you have clear understanding of what matters to you, your niche and your business, you can use this 3-step process to generate article ideas, so you won’t be staring at a ... Views: 323
Have you ever thought to yourself, “One of these days people will realize I don’t know as much as they think”?
If so, it’s okay – it happens to everyone – especially high achievers because they understand the more you learn, the more you realize how much you don’t know. This has become such ... Views: 347