Giving Back to Make a Difference  One Child at a Time

Giving Back to Make a Difference  One Child at a Time

benita-ibrahim-digital-image-6Years ago, I was having girls’ night out with friends to have fun and catch up. We went to dinner and a movie. While in line to purchase movie tickets, we noticed that two young men further up in line kept looking back at us. It appeared that they were talking about us.
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Grow When You Know

Grow When You Know

benita-digital-image-5I recently watched a TV show episode about businesses that were no longer thriving and needed full makeovers to survive. The expert had come in and assessed the property, observed production and staff performance, and gave his recommendations.

Although the owner asked for the assistance and expertise of a successful entrepreneur, the owner refused to implement the new strategies. Continue reading “Grow When You Know”

Be a Great Leader to Grow your Business

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Benita headshot 3x4TWIB Radio with expert Benita Ibrahim. Benita is passionate about women developing their leadership skills. She is a speaker, author trainer and mentor to women who want to succeed. Hear some of her wisdom and listen to her reveal her story of why this matters so much.

Lead with Clear Boundaries

Lead with Clear Boundaries

Image636029181505262817.jpg Don’t sell yourself short!  I read a quote that said, “a workman is worthy of his hire.” You deserve to be compensated honorably for your knowledge, time, expertise and service, although I believe it’s a bit harder for women business owners than their male counterparts. Every entrepreneur finds it difficult putting a VALUE on what they do and know. Rest assured, you are not alone in pondering all the “how do I”, “what do I” questions.  How do I price what I do and what I offer? What discounts should I offer? How do I share the knowledge that I have learned with staff, clients or even others in my industry? These questions aren’t always easy to answer.
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Effective Leaders Need Connection, Mentors and Coaches

Effective Leaders Need Connection, Mentors and Coaches

Image636029122474275446.jpgGet involved and connect with groups that will help foster your growth and will keep you engaged in achieving more knowledge about making your brand better. Join an organization that offers networking, training and resources tailored to your industry. The more people you know in your industry, the more support you have; and the more successful you can become. You would be amazed at the percent of loyal customers you receive by just word of mouth. In the industry of products and services, your reputation means EVERYTHING! Your customers are moved to experience your service by the feedback from others that have heard or experienced your product. So be mindful of how you honor each customers’ experience in your business. Lead with a great experience.
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BIS Smart Tip

BIS Smart Tip

Benita Digital article 4 graphicWhen I started my business, there was very little help was available for small businesses in my industry. I learned a lot on my own. I want to help you avoid the many mistakes I made. With these simple tips and tools, you can create a thriving business to be proud of, maintain a loyal team, gain longevity, boost company cultural morale and lead well.

BE PRESENT! In any industry, it’s vital that YOU, as a leader, are present! It is not enough to be present in ownership and title, and to occasionally be there physically. To be effective, you must lead by example physically, mentally and socially, and to be emotionally invested in your industry. It’s difficult to lead your team without mutual trust, loyalty or respect, and you can only gain these by building strong relationships within the company. Continue reading “BIS Smart Tip”