Resources to Grow your Business
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Many of the topics we address in Diversity Masterminds® relate to growing and scaling your business. Pinnacle Network Group Founder Allison Maslan helps you build the foundation for a successful growing business in her book, Scale or Fail.
Alina Vincent shares how you can create an online course or program to grow your business in this book. She has a whole series of books for business owners like you.
Empowering Differences is the intentional action of using power and authority for yourself or others while positioning ways in which you are not the same as the people around you. Author Ashley T Brundage shows you how to use your differences, what makes you unique, to empower yourself and others to move your career forward.
Biz Dev Done Right by Caryn Kopp is devoted to helping business owners, sales VPs, and sellers uncover and manage the blind spots in the sales process that keep you from the success you deserve. Learn the practical and powerful information you need to immediately accelerate next level results. When business development is done right, there is no limit to what your company can accomplish!
Lisa Rehurek is our RFP guru (in Module 6 we give you her free e-book). To get the complete picture of how to win with RFPs, check out her full length book here and write a winning RFP.
In Focus: Productive Leadership in Action, Ashley Martin uses anecdotes from her own life to provide you with tips and tools to stay focused.
You’ve spent the last few years building your business, and now you have a decision to make. Do you maintain your company at its current size, or do you scale it up to create more business, more jobs and more revenue? If you’re thinking about growth, The Decision to Scale by Nancy Allen will help you!
Being influential gives you the freedom to drive change, lead a vision, and inspire others; all things we need in today’s world. If you are in a leadership role, if you want to be in a leadership role, or to be a leader in any way, being influential is part of the gig. The world is calling you. You do not need to be a celebrity to have impact and influence. But to be truly influential, you do need to discover your own genuine path.
Check out one of our Mastermind graduates and her marketing academy!
SizzleForce Marketing Academy is the most inviting place on the internet for non-marketers to learn how to grow their business with confidence.
The Skidmore Consulting team loves supporting small businesses and professional service providers. In the midst of the global pandemic, Dr. Sarah, Leadership Futurist & Consultant with Skidmore Consulting, launched the Digital Services Made Simple offering for an underserved market. Do you have a digital business card? If not, click the link to learn more.
We partner with a certified WBE credit card processing company that can review your merchant fees and tell you ways to save. They can help you get paid faster and set your clients up with recurring billing. Click the link to the left to get started spending your merchant fees with a diverse business!
We spoke to Missy Kelly as part of our Stump Diversity Masterminds series because we love her product and are thrilled to recommend it.
Never drop your phone again!
FLOMO NYGala has everything you need to celebrate family holidays and wellness. Check them out on Amazon or their all women-owned marketplace: https://glitzzie.com/gift-shop.html
Cut down on single use plastics and the need to buy them over and over again for lunches and storing leftover food. Liz’s kids actually asked her for some after seeing her friends had them. Knowing that they were a certified company made getting them a no brainer.
The food and drink category is below but we love this simple way to make drinking red wine on a white couch feasible.
Developed to organize her kids’ Lego collection, Amy Fazackerly’s Lay N Go bags make it so you can see everything in your make up bag without digging through it. They come in a bunch of different sizes so can lay out whatever you’re toting and go. This was a big hit with Liz’s tween niece and aunts!
Health and Beauty
This was recommended to me as an eco-friendly sunscreen and the bonus is that it’s also made by a certified company. They have lotions and other skin care products as well.
Just for fun….Smell like us. These are our favorite women-owned natural deodorant brands! Leave one in your office like Heather does!
Elderberry gummies provide a natural solution for keeping you and your family healthy! Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory immune booster. These are NOT your ordinary gummies.
Baby and Kids
We met the CEO of Doddle and Co when she tried to Stump Diversity Masterminds at the WBENC Conference in Baltimore in 2019. She created a pacifier that immediately folds in when you drop it so it’s always clean. Our pacifier days are behind us but this is a great baby shower gift.
The owner of this company created her own toys for her child, who ended up reading by 3! Liz got this for her kids and it definitely helped instill a “learning is fun” mentality.
Food and Beverage
Heather raves about Smart Sips and their delicious flavored coffees that fit right in your Keurig!
These went into Heather’s holiday gifts this year and we are sure they’ll receive rave reviews! Certified by NGLCC and Fair Trade certified, you can feel really good about eating this chocolate.
Oceano Wines has a beautiful story and beautiful wines. We love the chardonnay and the pinot noir!
Don’t want to drink a whole bottle of wine? We would disagree but these bottles are just so cute! Check out Wander and Ivy for their innovative wine servings and packaging!
Square One has mixers and spirits for you to make a whole cocktail with certified products!
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