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Biz Stories

Tell Us About Your Biz Journey

When women get involved in the One Million Woman Link Up, they are asked to submit their business story in text, video and or audio format to shine a spotlight on their inspiring business journey and their partnering preferences. Their stories will be included in a virtual business exhibit/tour conducted via social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Tumblr, Alignable and Twitter) that showcases the collaborative power of LinkedIn’s women in business community.  Share your business story.

Introducing

Author and mompreneur coach Tammie Terrell Polk.

Interested in Collaborating With

Mompreneurs, training professionals, nonprofits who help women start businesses, church personnel, business educators

How to Contact Her

Visit her website to learn more about her products and services. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much. "

– Helen Keller

Powerhouse Women Share Their Business Stories

One of the most important aspects of marketing to business and professional women is being able to connect with them via shared experiences.  We not only have a ton of different titles in our business/professional lives (marketer, accountant, salesperson, CEO, publicist, manager, etc.) but in our personal lives too – wife, mother, cook, teacher, caretaker (sick spouse or parent), 

grandmother, cancer survivor, stroke survivor, divorcee, widow, and more. It’s comforting to know that someone else has had a similar experience and came out on the other side a success.  It’s also empowering to find out if they are interested in partnering with your type of business.

Building Business Through LinkedIn (Too Shy for Acquisition): Petra Fisher

HOW IT ALL STARTED This LinkedIn story starts in 2011.  I worked for an organisation with about 100 employees and we hit rough weather. Regardless of how much I like commuting by ferry, especially on stormy days, this was the kind of rough weather that made me uncomfortable.

Friends said I should look at it as an opportunity. That it was time for me to start working for myself. Yeah right, doing what? Sure, I loved training, as I still do, but training in what? I’d done so many different things. Jack of all trades, master of NONE is how I saw myself.

My friends had a different view. They saw training as the thing I am good at and had in one shape or another 20+ years of experience in. I couldn’t deny that point.  MORE

Follow Your Heart: Ann Gray

Before I started my business — I have always been creative. I had been a Cosmetologist for five years, creating signature designs with hair and makeup. When I became a mom, I had to put that aside since then there wasn’t adequate daycare in the evenings and weekends when a Cosmetologist was needed. Thus began a job in the corporate world working 8-5 in Human Resources. MORE

The LSMB Business Solutions Back Story: Linda Murray Bullard

Before I started my business — Insurance was just beginning to feel the effect of the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA, Obamacare). In 2008, I had designed and built my dream home and gotten married. Life was good. I was working for a large healthcare insurance company and coping with internal management challenges.  MORE

From Corporate Cog to Entrepreneur: Erica Tucci

Before I started my business — I have always defined myself as an independent woman, one with a unique style of dress, behavior, and personality. One who was driven by perfection and ambition. In my twenties and thirties, I graduated from college with honors, got married and had kids – the common things that a woman would do. MORE

The Path to Success is Rarely a Straight One – One Entrepreneur’s Journey: Deborah Thorne

Before I started my business — I began my journey as the Queen of the Side Hustle. Let’s see, my side hustles included: Princess House and Avon, twice each. There was also a stint with Tupperware, selling earrings, modeling, image consulting, medical services, beauty pageant, and fashions show production. There may have been others, but these are the ones I remember. MORE

Opportunities come from planting seeds!: Trisha Giscombe

Before I started my business: Before jumping into entrepreneurship, my career background consisted of over 18 years of experience in Human Resources, customer service, and military service combined. I currently work as an HR professional in the Healthcare industry and as a Front End Web Developer. MORE

Persevering with Passion: Allison Hamilton-Rohe

Before I started my business: Before I launched my business, I had left my corporate gig and I was caring for my 18-month old daughter full-time. I knew I wasn’t cut out to be a full-time caregiver, but I also was not sure what my next step would be, so I sent an email out to my loved ones. I asked them, “If you’ve ever wanted to tell me what to do, now is the time. What do you think I should be doing?” MORE

Working in Spiritual Harmony: Diahana Barnes

How it all started — It seems as if I have always been an entrepreneur. Starting at age 23, I launched my first business with $3,000 and words of encouragement from my Mom, who taught me first-hand how to listen to my spiritual intuition and be open to receive all that is good. MORE

From Brooklyn To Boss: Jacqueline Miller

Before I started my business — If my mom were alive today, she’d probably say my entrepreneurial journey began when I was about five years old. It was then that I set up a stand outside of our Brooklyn, New York apartment building and sold kool-aid – red of course, and flowers that I “borrowed” from a neighbor’s garden. MORE

It’s Really Happening: Athena Emert Gray

Before I started my business — For over 22 years I spent my career in human resources managing teams, creating policy and developing processes. Due to my keen eye for creating efficiencies in process design and saving businesses millions by identifying outdated policies and practices, I became known for process development and improvement. MORE

Luxury is Not a Logo: Susana Sueldo de Eccleston

Before I started my business — I always had the feeling I had to leave my country. I did not know where or when but I did know my path was abroad. I had always worked in education and although I enjoyed it I felt it was not for me and I wanted to do more. It was only when I relocated to the USA I thought that opportunity had arrived to redesign my future. MORE

The Journey of a Real Business Woman: Tammie Polk

Before I started my business —  Before Tammie Terrell Mompreneur Coaching came to be, I was working as a substitute teacher while running Choice Home Education Consulting – my homeschool consulting business—and being a married mother of three girls. In addition to this, I was also tutoring six days a week, running a homeschool parent co-op two days a week, had published my first book and was working on a second! MORE

From Sub-Contractor to The Conflict Closer: Lynne Maureen Hurdle

Before I started my business — Before I started my business as a genuine entrepreneur, I had the wrong idea of what running a business was. I was working for a leading non-profit as their Director of Training in their School Violence Prevention Division and I was also running my conflict resolution consultant business as a side hustle. MORE

Follow Your Passion to Find Your Dreamz: Kim Beasley

Before the Beginning: A Prelude to Entrepreneurship — I started out in Corporate America in 1994 as a Sr. Secretary and eventually worked my way up to project manager. By 1996 I had earned several awards for my performance and creativity at Sprint and, believe me, I worked for it. MORE

Her Business is Her Reinvention: Margo Lovett

Before I started my business: During my childhood, I wanted to be smart enough, cute enough but my confidence was below sea level. As an adult, finding the grit to change zip codes, take a leadership position in corporate, host a radio show and live, live, live – I do my happy jig. I am a female Black-owned business owner!  MORE

Market to One Million Woman Link Up Participants

Capitalize on Key Business Intelligence

Only submissions from Women involved in the One Million Woman Link Up will be accepted

Before submitting your business story, make sure you become a One Million Woman Link Up founding partner. Otherwise, your submission will be deleted.

Select the right template for your story

There are two template options available. One is for business women. The other is for professional women. Select the one that fits you.

 

Template for women who own a business

Copy the text below and paste it into a new document to create your business story. Get rid of the text and parentheses in your finished piece.

Before I started my business: (Share in detail what your everyday life was like before jumping into the wonderful world of entrepreneurship — regular mom raising kids, working 9 to 5, going to school, etc.)

The catalyst for starting my business: (Share in detail, yet concise sentences, what life changing or aha moment inspired your jump into the entrepreneurial world)

The Beginning: (Share the year or year range [mid 90’s etc.] if possible when you launched along with what the early years of your business were like. The ups and downs, target audience, business model, logo, color scheme, mission, vision, goals, domain names, skills you picked up, products and services offered, tools you used, people you met who helped you, etc.)

The Evolution: (Share how your business has evolved from the one you started years ago. Name changes, business model, vision, mission, goals, target audience, skills you picked up, successes, losses, new products, and services, etc. Take us on a picturesque journey of your evolution.)

Exciting Plans for 2019: (Share what we can expect from your business that will blow our minds.)

Lessons Learned/Words of Wisdom: Help another businesswoman avoid the pitfalls of entrepreneurship by sharing what you learned.

Tips to Showcase My Expertise: (Provide one to three concise business tips that showcase why someone should hire and or do business with your company.)

Network With Me: Join me in taking part in the One Million Woman Link Up to monetize LinkedIn. #SmartWomenPartnerGrowRich  https://smartwomenpartner.com

Contact Info: (Phone, Business Email, Cell phone, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Address if applicable.)

One Million Woman Link Up business story showcase. (Link back to the movement)

ALERT US: Submit the link to your story using the Google Form on http://tinyurl.com/y22f7mdk.

Template for professional women

Copy the text below and paste it into a new document to create your business story. Get rid of the text and parentheses in your finished piece.

Before I Became a Powerhouse: (Share info about your education, life experiences, mentors, early employment, etc., that allowed you to fine tune your skills.)
My First BIG Break:
Roadblocks I Encountered Along My Corporate Journey:
Where I Am Today: (Share the exciting details of your current title, job responsibilities, etc.)

What 2019 Holds For Me: (Share what we can expect from you in 2019 that will blow our minds.)

Lessons Learned/Words of Wisdom: Help another woman avoid the pitfalls of the corporate world by sharing what you learned.

Network With Me: Join me in taking part in the One Million Woman Link Up to monetize LinkedIn. #SmartWomenPartnerGrowRich https://SmartWomenPartner.com

Contact Info: (Phone, Business Email, Cell phone, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Address if applicable.)

One Million Woman Link Up business story showcase. (Link back to the movement)

ALERT US: Submit the link to your story using the Google Form on http://tinyurl.com/y22f7mdk.

Check out the first story submissions. Please like and follow them.

Prep to Have Your Biz Story Included in the Smart Women Partner & Grow Rich Tour of LinkedIn

Women involved in the One Million Woman Link Up will have their inspiring business journeys and partnering preferences spread across LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Tumblr, Alignable and Twitter as part of the Smart Women Partner & Grow Rich LinkedIn Business Exhibit &Tour orchestrated by its Millionairess Circle to showcase the collaborative power of LinkedIn’s women in business community. They should begin prepping for inclusion by following the steps posted here.

Publish your story using LinkedIn's publishing platform

The goal is to get more LinkedIn followers for your content. After you craft your story, publish it on LinkedIn’s publishing platform. If you are unsure of how to do so, post your request for help on the private Facebook group. Find one or more images to compliment your business story. Publish the link so the group can view it and help you polish the text if necessary. We will all like, follow and share each other’s story.

No fluff. Be as concise as possible

Each section of your business story will double as a stand alone piece for promotional purposes. You can write one or more paragraphs for each section.  Please be as concise as possible.

Contact Jerrilynn once you publish your story

After you have signed off on your story, contact Jerrilynn B. Thomas to request that the tour content panel review it. Content that is not up to par won’t be shared until it meets muster.

Video/Audio version of your business story
  1. You are responsible for recording your 5-minute video/audio. You can get a friend to interview and record you. Or, you can simply post the questions on a storyboard and then respond to them. Your audio can be in a podcast format. Be as creative as you want.
  2. Find one or more images to compliment your business story.
  3. Upload it to the Internet. Then contact Jerrilynn B. Thomas with the URL to request that the tour panel review it. Videos/audios that are not up to par won’t be shared until they meet muster. Once they have signed off, it will be uploaded to the tour’s YouTube channel. Everyone will like your video/audio and share it.

Once your text, video and or audio is reviewed and approved, we will begin prepping to showcase it on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, etc.

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