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I am so excited to announce we have our 501c3 now. Well, nothing is changing. We are still running programs, still helping youth, and still changing lives. Now, we can actually ask for help and people respond to our request. Having a 501(c)3 does not guarantee funding; it only qualifies you for the running. See, back in the 1990s you just needed a good cause you did not need to be tax exempt in order to receive donations. I was in pageants and we raised money all the time, but now without a 501c3 tax exempt status people are not interested in giving a donation because they usually do not get the exemption ability to write it off on their taxes.
I am encouraging you now more than ever to go after your dreams. There is nothing stopping us from being successful. I am so excited about this time in my life. I turn 40 in a few weeks, married 20 years in a few months, my oldest turns 21, by baby girl turns 16, and my twins turn 15. There is a lot of movement this year for me and I’m sure for you. Let’s get moving forward. Do not even think of the reasons you couldn’t or didn’t just do it!!! Don’t stop, cave in, or quit; just call me, and let’s move forward. I am. Come grow with me.
Couple of Nola GirlzSelf-Help
Many people want to learn how to write grants so I am still teaching. I am not so arrogant that I won’t share my knowledge. I am never the smartest person in the room I just know what I know. My ultimate goal is to continue educating while creating life long learners. There are so many emerging new non-profit organizations. Seems as if a new one is established every couple of days. Check out this video on my newest established non-profit I met a few weeks ago.
I have been working hard to write grants, manage grants, and build a way to become a grant maker all at the same time. I’ll get back to you on that, but one last report. I helped start another up and coming organization called A Couple of Nola Girlz who are a couple of ladies from New Orleans, LA who teach couponing classes to people in the community as well as assist in feeding the homeless and making care packages for job seekers, homeless, veterans, college students, and families some who purchase new homes others who are in transition. Great things happening in 2017. We have a coupon class scheduled this week on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 am to 1 pm. Please R.S.V.P. See you there! Please look for the Couple of Nola Girlz page to register under the Business Alliance Group page or click here.
Please click here to visit our group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1136990143046880/
That’s the question I ask myself everyday. Will I do whatever it takes today? The answer is YES! I will always do whatever it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. It is so important to have positive self-talk. Happy New Year! It was a great year! We had four lunch and learns last December two sponsored by Paycor, one sponsored by BBVA Compass and one sponsored by Movement Mortgage. Each one was standing room only! I was so excited to be the host.
This is a prime example of always moving forward in business. Success does not happen on accident it happens on purpose. I focus on doing my best and I can honestly say God does do the rest. I hired and trained my staff on how to proceed with the business component I needed them to do, I inspected what I expected from each of them, and then we watched the results of the fruit of our labor by having full rooms and the lunch and learns were a success.
Please focus on your dreams this year and do not allow anything or anyone to talk you out or distract you from your vision. I am a prime example that no matter what the circumstance, you can always rise above. Please consider coming to one of our lunch and learns; it is free for our guests.
So what’s with all the changes? I’m glad you asked. Thanks for all the emails to firstname.lastname@example.org yes I still check. I may blog once a month, but I check my email everyday. I am constantly connecting in the community so I wanted a way to bring all the relationships together so for business networking we created the Business Alliance Group. In business there are different stages so I have memberships based on your business level. Some women only want to do business with women so since I am considered an “old soul” we created the Women of the Wise from a church I use to attend where all the Wise Women met once a month. I loved the concept so I created my own wise women group.