October’s coming to an end. Before it does, we want to share a few of it’s great happenings with you. Get the scoop on everything from farming to collaborations.
Two of our CoLab collaborators joined forces and released new book Nappy & the First Day of Kindergarten. The book is available on Amazon and has great reviews so far!
The author, Arnitris Strong, is the creator and founder of blessedbethetie.com and seeks to strengthen the ties that bind through healthy dialogue and signature mommy and daughter events. The illustrator, Beth Allen, is the CEO and founder of Beth Allen Art and finds it easier to speak in colors and shapes than words.
We’re proud of you, ladies! Continue to soar.
ICYMI: Farm Visits for You
Our community had such a positive experience engaging with the farmers in the Hospitality Suite at #BYOE15 that the Flinchbaugh and Haynie Farms want to extend invitations to you to visit their farms! Both farm tours will include lunch and transportation.
FREE Joint Venture Webinar
Leveraging the strengths of each party to maximize the reach, earning potential and relationships of the joint venture is a business model that works. The great news is that anyone can enter into a joint venture and build a successful collaboration.
For those of you who were at #BYOE15, you had an opportunity to hear about the ins and outs of successful collaborations from Boni Candelario (with some real-world examples from yours truly). We’ve spent weeks brainstorming the best way to share with you the blueprint for an amazing collaboration experience and we’re proud to say that we’ve imagined an 8-week virtual program to get you from Idea to Joint Venture, featuring subject matter experts, best practices, mentorship and more.
On Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 8pm ET, join Stacey, Boni and Terrance Gaines (BrothaTech) for a FREE online training about the basics of collaborations and Joint Ventures, and what that can look like for bloggers and social media influencers, along with details about the 8-week program. We’re calling it the Empire Builder’s JV Insider Circle and it’s AWESOME.
This is how you should react to bad news!
Have you ever received really bad news — like being fired or dealing with the loss of a client retainer — and was unsure of how to react? Inc shares 5 easy tips on how to confidently handles those instances and flip them for your benefit. Our favorite tip is to ignore half truths.
Confidence is like a Teflon-coating that wards off half-baked attacks on your character and on your skill level. You know you have proven experience, so when there’s some made-up stories about your work performance or a social media attack, you brush it off because you know the real story. One tip here is that, it’s OK to focus on the part of the half-truth that’s true. Maybe you do need to get a little better at attending meetings. Maybe you need to brush up on your writing skills. Fine. Focus on what you can do to change and don’t try to control the outcome that results from what someone made up about you. (By the way, this is why I typically ignore hyper-critical comments on social media. Usually, the person has an agenda or doesn’t have the whole story.)
Read the entire article here and share your favorite tips with us.