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First Quarter Plans for Growth: Let’s Go!

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During the first quarter of 2016, Cider Enterprises Business Coaching and Consulting will become a Limited Liability Company (LLC).  Many proposed collaborations require our company to be bigger in scope, liability and opportunity options.  As we transition, we intend to share our process with a discussion about some of the contracts, forms and agreements Cider Enterprises will utilize and the value reason for those choices.

You may recall, in the 2016 – The Year of Completion article, how much I looked forward to our expected 2016 growth.  Well, the year has already begun successfully in terms of up-leveling my life: I have super friends, a much deeper connection with my network of partners, and my personal team is better deployed for the value they bring.  I am also flushed with unexpected gifts and some clearly defined goals for my business.

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2016 – The Year of Completion

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riseup1.jpgI declare 2016 as “The Year of Completion!”  In keeping with tradition for a New Year, I also have a few predictions, expectations and desires for 2016.   I predict that: Entrepreneurship will be more greatly influenced by the politics of the youth and women; and many economic engines will be ignited by their direct action to create more accessibility and accountability in the existing systems.  I expect that I will attract more clients seeking excellence of service through the Cider Enterprises Business Coaching and Consulting network of partners.  I desire that the physical evidence of “Sistah’s Home – The Place of Love in Action!” is manifested here this year.

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Disciplined to Win – Part 2

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In the Disciplined to Win – Part 1 article, I began the discussion regarding the discipline of planning.   I conveyed Cider Enterprises’ multiple need to create a significant digital presence in my three-fold business plans. Participating in free courses, workshops, classes and webinars helped me identify the available platform options, costs and tech requirements; and I planned the production of a blog as my first  platform.

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Disciplined to Win – Part 1

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CE HeaderIn disciplining Cider Enterprises to win as a Coaching and Consulting Company dedicated to “helping entrepreneurs harness the energy of their ideas,” I have to consistently practice what I preach.  Every part of my three-fold business plan requires administrative organization. In each area of the business, I needed to create a significant digital presence. Mind you, I was still thinking in terms of old forms of communication- letters, calls, and memos.  Well, technology happened to me too and I discovered far more effective ways to get the word out!

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Are You Prepared for Opportunity?

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Are you prepared for opportunity? Community Based and Micro Business Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to make the important and unique decisions that their businesses require.  Opportunity is a key element to success and Webster’s Dictionary provides a good working definition for those of us who have chosen to create “the great cake of our own” – a business.

Op`por`tu´ni`ty – Fit or convenient time or situation; a time or place permitting or favorable for the execution of a purpose; a suitable combination of conditions; suitable occasion; chance.

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A Valuable Way to Organize Your Time for Business

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Today, I offer a valuable way to organize your time for business because my clients frequently ask, “How can I make the best use of my available time for business?” My answer is simple and consists of three clear values in getting organized.

The answer is that you can make the best use of your time for business with a visual or calendar view of your activities. Having a calendar view of your business activities empowers you to:

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Three Reasons Why Your Business Should Participate in Community Parades

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wpid-20150905_114206.jpg After recently participating in the annual ‘Million Father March’ Back to School Parade that is organized by Phillip Jackson, Founder & Director of the Black Star Project, I am inspired to offer three reasons why your business should also participate in community parades. But first, a little about the Million Father March, a 365 day-a year initiative for Black men who want to educate and develop Black children. This particular parade focuses on men accompanying children for the first day of school.  A great time was had by all attendees and we were able to support and promote a long-term committed community organization. I encourage more business owners to consider the intrinsic rewards a parade can provide and contact me at Cider Enterprises for a FREE consultation to discuss this and additional affordable promotion strategies… Read the rest of this entry »