19th Apr, 2016

#StayWoke: Environmental Scanning & Your Organization Strategy

By | April 19th, 2016|Business advice, Business insights, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Social impact, strategy|0 Comments

The Movement for Black Lives aims to achieve social and racial justice in the face of what many consider to be excessive policing in people of color communities and a lack of redress in incidents of police misconduct. The Movement has grown from protests in response to officer-involved shooting incidents [...]

9th Feb, 2016

Something Sweeter than Chocolate this V-Day: 3 Tips to Love Your Neighbor

By | February 9th, 2016|Business advice, Business events, Business insights, Inspiration, Leadership, Social impact, strategy|0 Comments

Larry the Cucumber & Bob the Tomato (Photo Credit: Veggietales.com) As mother of a toddler, my car isn't immune to the tyranny...er, delight, of children's music. Laurie Berkner? Yep! Putumayo African Lullabies? On deck! Last week, my daughter and I were bumping Veggie Tales, fun songs with a [...]

1st Feb, 2016

Your Footprint

By | February 1st, 2016|Business insights, Inspiration, Leadership, Mission, Organizational Leadership, strategy, Women entrepreneurs|0 Comments

Being a leader requires ingenuity, vision and courage! Summon the courage to blaze a new trail in February! What new footprints will you create this month? Please leave a comment below!  

14th Jan, 2016

The Force: Is It Strong in Your Organization?

By | January 14th, 2016|Business advice, Business events, Business insights, Inspiration, Nonprofit, strategy, Women, Women entrepreneurs|0 Comments

Like the nation (and soon, the world), we’ve got Star Wars fever over here at URG! I haven’t seen the newest one just yet (so no spoilers in the comments!), but have binge-watched the classic episodes to get up-to-speed. Besides Darth Vader’s legendary asthmatic wheeze, much of the franchise’s lore is built around this concept of the “Force”. Obi Wan Kenobi speaks of it; galactic swashbuckler Han Solo questions it. But what is it? […]

1st Jan, 2016

Inspiration: Dreaming or Doing in 2016?

By | January 1st, 2016|Business advice, Business insights, Inspiration, strategy, Women entrepreneurs|Comments Off on Inspiration: Dreaming or Doing in 2016?

Which type of person are you? Success as a leader of your own company or in a nonprofit organization requires strategy, action and diligence. in 2016, don't dream, do! Happy New Year!

21st Dec, 2015

Oh, Come All Ye Planners: Planner Shopping & Worksheet for You!

By | December 21st, 2015|Business advice, Business insights, Inspiration, Skills development, strategy|Comments Off on Oh, Come All Ye Planners: Planner Shopping & Worksheet for You!

It should be no secret that I love to plan. I earned a master’s degree in planning. I think in terms of logic models and grids. I even planned my daughter’s birth around the narrow window between two semesters (Ok, I can’t take all the credit for that one -- God [...]

16th Dec, 2015

20 Must-Have Business Tools & Bonus Tool from URG!

By | December 16th, 2015|Business advice, Business insights, Marketing, microenterprise, Networking, strategy, Uncategorized, Women entrepreneurs|0 Comments

Leaders need effective tools to get the job done, whether the job is charitable work or making sure your shelves are stocked for Black Friday. In the early stages of a business when capital is in supply, low- and no-cost tools are especially useful to manage your operations or capture all [...]

19th Nov, 2015

To My Fellow CEO Sisters: Happy Women’s Entrepreneurship Day!

By | November 19th, 2015|Business events, Business insights, Empowerment, Global business, International, microenterprise, Mission, Uncategorized, Women, Women entrepreneurs|0 Comments

Entrepreneurship takes guts, discipline, and drive! For many women entrepreneurs worldwide, add to that the demands of a partner, children, overflowing laundry basket, crop-harvesting, grocery store run, lugging water, and oh yea, that small issue of the world being tilted toward men! Before we succumb to despair, James Brown gives [...]

17th Nov, 2015

“Street” Cred: Lessons in Longevity from Elmo and Friends

By | November 17th, 2015|Business advice, Business insights, Global business, Marketing, Mission, Sales, strategy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I have a two-year old daughter. You know what that means: Overwhelming cuteness balanced with wanting white foods exclusively on most days, potty training and a litany of nos. Along with this, I also have the delight of reliving my childhood experiences with fresh eyes, as my sweet girl learns and explores life for the first time. My daughter has recently taken to Sesame Street and what a Pandora’s Box of emotion her newfound interest has opened for me! For many, myself included, Sesame Street connotes many wonderful memories and feelings — joy, happiness, curiosity, love of learning and of course, ABCs and 123s. […]

26th Nov, 2014

Vision, Drive and a Well-Timed Program  

By | November 26th, 2014|Business advice, Business events, Business insights, Marketing, Mission|Comments Off on Vision, Drive and a Well-Timed Program  

Ivory Chambeshi and Ronda Jackson of Décor Interior Design at Goldman Sachs 10KSB event. This October, I attended the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (GS 10KSB) luncheon. The event was held to announce Goldman Sachs' additional investment of $5 Million into the Southern California region's program and included [...]