Black woman negotiating a business deal with a black man and white woman

Negotiate Your Next Business Deal

I have a few friends who call me their manager. My kids even do it when I want them to use one of their skills and I don’t want to pay them. LOL. They have become comfortable with the practice of negotiating any request I make of them that is related to my business. “I need to speak to my

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Winging It: The Caribbeanpreneurs Strategy

Caribbeanpreneurs are so good at winging it. I am purposely picking on us although I know people make the same mistakes globally. We love the energy from flying by the seat of our pants. How else are we going to celebrate over drinks or chat up our friends about our struggle if we are coasting through life with a plan?

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To Niche or Not to Be Niche…

On any given day you are going to get a myriad of tips and must dos on entrepreneurship. It can get really confusing. One day the “expert” says you need to carve out your niche and by 5PM the other “expert” says you should be diversifying your business. Who’s right? You are! You know what is best for you. You

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How Confident Are You Ladies?

Women don’t show up until they have the perfect script. Carol Sankar What are you waiting on to show up and make your mark? That was the question I began to ask myself as I reflected on Carol Sankar’s presentation during #LEAPAntigua this past week. I enjoyed having only to sit and take in the women’s only session after a

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!LEAP! Coming to Antigua in May

I’ve been seeing much more of Antigua in recent months and I don’t mind it one bit. Next month, I’ll be joining my colleague Sandra Baptist, who I’ve come to admire as an astute business woman, for her !LEAP!. It is a conference for entrepreneurs and small and medium business owners. Sandra is bringing together some real heavy hitters from

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How I Sold Sandwiches out of My Gold Mercedes

Back in 2002 I was still married with two little ones when we lived on St. Eustatius. I wasn’t working and things were pretty rough with bills piling up. If you’ve read any of my first two books Guide to Good Love or Caribbeanpreneur then you know those were emotionally rough times in my marriage and I also battled with

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Today's Power Move – Take the Day Off

This may take some planning but set aside one day even in the middle of the week to do something that feeds your spirit, soul and body. A walk on the beach during lunch will work wonders. Go on and dip your feet in the ocean or burrow your feet into the sand. Taking the time to breathe and enjoy

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Today's Power Move: Get Connected

You are only as good as the people around you and you can’t make it in business without the right help. Whether it is keeping your accounts in order, or a maid to keep your children from being smothered under the loads of laundry you can’t get to, you need to build a support unit so you can focus on

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