Entreprenuership

Zapier: How a leadership development advisor went from corporate America to successful business owner

by Deb Tennen L. Michelle Smith is a writer. But she’s also a speaker, a podcast host and executive producer, a consultant, a brand partner, and an executive coach. It’s a lot to juggle, yes, but it’s also what ended up saving her business. In her journey from corporate America to business owner, she learned an important lesson: you can’t put all your eggs in one basket. It was…

Small Businesses: Are you being tested? Support is here.

To my entrepreneurs… How are you doing? That’s a real question. I want to know. These are unprecedented times. For small businesses, it’s been extremely trying. What can you do? Whatever you believe you might need to do, you need a smart plan of attack to get started. There are 5 important questions you’ll need to ask yourself in order to kickstart this accelerated planning process. I have…

How do you take no for an answer?

We have an interesting relationship with the word no. We don’t know when to use it for ourselves. We hate to see it coming when it is headed our way. ✅ WE MUST EXPECT THEM. No is a game of numbers. In life, in sales, in relationships, the nos will always outnumber the yesses. This isn’t an invitation to be pessimistic. It’s an opportunity to be optimistically realistic.…

The Best Black-Owned Businesses in Dallas–Dallas Observer

Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support in North Texas ARIA BELL | JUNE 18, 2020 | 4:00AM The COVID-19 pandemic has given the nation a chance to observe, reflect, mobilize and unite to end systemic racism. While there are many ways to get involved with social reform organizations and to plan and prepare for protesting, one significant way to uplift black communities is by shopping locally at black-owned establishments. We’ve put together a list of black-owned businesses…

5 Ways to Lead with Tech in a Fractured Digital Age

WATCH: Today’s #NSCRockstarLeadership Tip of the Day– Lead with Tech. A couple nuggets for you in the video, but I’ve also highlighted what I shared with leaders at the Opera America Conference last week as we explored Technologies and Their Impact for OPERA America. If you want to lead as a brand or an individual, here are 5 Simple Questions to connect and engage with tech that will…

Mompreneurs Discuss How They’re Making It Work Amidst a Pandemic

BY LAUREN HAWKINS • MAY 18, 2020 Since 2018, The DEC Network has teamed up with Capital One, which is the WEDallas founding partner and title sponsor, on the WEDallas Mompreneur event. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the two organizations still hosted the annual event—this time as a virtual happy hour.  As always, the event centered on being both a mom and a business owner, but this year’s event had…

The 30 Minute Mentor Gives Way to NSC eLearning

ANNOUNCING: NSC eLearning, the rebrand of The 30 Minute Mentor which started in 2018 as my flagship learning and mentoring platform. NSC Coaching & Consulting offers e-learning in the form of webinars, masterclasses.. audiocasts and audio conferences and other digital content. Full online courses will be offered within weeks. We can also tailor live, in-person masterclasses for your business or organizations. Click here to book a time to…

LMS Partners with Video CRM Bonjoro

How are you staying connected with your community of clients and prospects? I mean, beyond that email newsletter they’ve gotten so use to that they rarely open? I mean, beside the notes that come from your CRM platform? How are you surprising and delighting them? What are you doing that is just for them and no one else? If you are wondering how to get people to open…

FREE NSC Small Biz COVID-19 Recovery Checklist

LISTEN NOW: NSC Small Biz Covid-19 Recovery Audiocast Concerned about the future of your small business? What will it take to finish 2020 strong? What if you could finish stronger than you originally planned…before COVID-19? Perhaps you’d need to ✅ Double down on strategic planning ✅ Reconnect with clients and customers you’ve lost touch with ✅ Get more clients/customers fast ✅ Engage processes and tech to increase efficiencies…

7 Questions for Small Businesses to Keep You Moving Forward During the Covid-19 Slowdown

SMALL BUSINESSES… This is not a time to freeze., my friend. Keep moving forward. You might find that this slowdown could provide more opportunity than you first expected. Here are 7 questions to consider to get you through the slowdown: ????????‍???? If your main line of business stands to lose revenue, what secondary or tertiary line of business can you lean into with resources and strategy? ????????‍???? What…

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