42 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
Episode 105: Detra Trueheart and how a background in pageants help launched the YMBP program now in its 20th year.
Detra Trueheart uses her more than twenty-five combined years of pageantry, performing arts, leadership, empowerment, and personal development expertise to become the ‘go to’ girl for life purpose, faith, and women & girls’ empowerment. Believing in the power of healthy competition and presenting your BEST self during the pursuit of any goal, Detra M. Trueheart, founded the Young Miss Buffalo Pageant: Scholarship and Enrichment Program, Inc. (YMBP, Inc.) in 1999 for girls 13-17 years of age. YMBP, Inc. is a 16-week enrichment & leadership program created to combat the everyday challenges that girls face. YMBP teaches girls that they are enough in every facet of their being. Celebrating 18 years of helping women become their BEST this year, YMBP has served more than 200+ girls since the organization’s inceptions in 2000. Detra is a married, mother of one and is the author of 30 Days of Thanks: 30 Days of Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude book & devotional journal. In this episode we discuss: - The power of NO. - How volunteer recruitment in a non-profit and hiring of staff in a business are similar. - How she handles the delicate balance between small business ownership and running YMBP. Stay Connected with Detra: - Trueheart Speaks on Instagram - YMBP Website, Instagram, Facebook To donate to the 2019 YMBP scholarship program please visit: https://www.ymbp.org/Donation.html SItes Referenced: - Zandra Beauty on Instagram --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startuptoscale/message
14 minutes | Jun 19, 2019
Ep. 104: Listener Q&A's
In this episode we tackle listeners small business questions covering topics such as: - Goal Setting - We vs. I, the best pronouns to use for small business owners - The importance of joining professional industry trade groups. Links mentioned in this episode: - www.AmpedEvents.com - www.CocoaBabies.com - www.INKologist.com Stay Connected with Nia: - Nia Mcadoo on Instagram - From Startup to Scale on Instagram - Submit your business questions on our Website --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startuptoscale/message
31 minutes | Jun 12, 2019
Ep. 103: How Jasmine turned her background as an Executive Asst. to running a full-time Virtual Assistant company.
Jasmine Rivera is the founder of Metropolitan Administrative Professionals, a professional Virtual Assistant company that helps small businesses scale. Jasmines background as an Executive Assistant, assisting C- Level Executives, Senior Executives and Human Resource Directors has given her the proper skills and abilities to work with diverse groups of individuals. Jasmine loves helping business owners succeed in their career and personal life. “I believe that entrepreneurs and business professionals can have more free time and increase their revenue by developing systems that create organization in their professional and personal life.” In this episode we discuss: - How she used customer surveys to launch her company. - Why funding was needed when she rebranded her business. - How she hired her first employee before she made the jump to full-time entrepreneurship. Stay Connected with Jasmine: - Metropolitan Administrative Professionals on Instagram - Metropolitan Administrative Professionals Website --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startuptoscale/message
47 minutes | Jun 5, 2019
Taylor Calamese, Owner of Charlotte Fit May 2019
Taylor Calamese is the founder of Charlotte Fit a personal training studio, where she applies behavioral and motivational techniques to promote healthy lifestyle practices. Taylor is widely known for her quick and innovative workouts that promote fat loss and help clients effectively reach their goals. In addition to personal training, Taylor is a Professor at Central Piedmont Community College where she teaches Fit & Well courses along with Aerobics and Weight Training. She also instructs and certifies future health professionals to become Personal Fitness Trainers for World Instructor Training Schools (WITS). Since 2015, Taylor has been a regular on Fox 46 News where she shares workout tips with the city of Charlotte. In this episode we discuss: - How health and physical activity impacts how you show up in all aspects of your life as an entrepreneur. - How leveraging your personal network can pay off as an entrepreneur. - Why making a name for yourself in your niche market is important as a business owner. Stay Connected with Taylor:Taylor on Instagram Charlotte Fit on InstagramCharlotte Fit: mycharlottefit.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startuptoscale/message
8 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
Meet the Host - Nia McAdoo: May 4, 2019
Nia McAdoo is the owner and operator of a Gastonia-based, multi-pronged printing company, with three inter-connected yet unique brands: Cocoa Babies, INKologist and Amped Events. Each company produces high-quality, creative experiences and merchandise with distinct target markets and approaches; Amped Events serves the collegiate market, INKologist focuses on fundraisers for under-resourced, K-12 schools and parent-teacher organizations, and CocoaBabies creates clothing and accessories with empowering messages for families of color. Nia has been a full-time business owner for over ten years, following seven years of entrepreneurial side hustles and passion projects. As a leader with a current team of 16 employees, Nia is focused on establishing longevity and investing for exponential growth, as she continues to expand her workforce and diversify projects. For example, she recently acquired a commercial property that offers opportunities for other entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and foster greater collaboration. Nia earned her Bachelor's degree in social sciences at University of Buffalo and Master’s of Student Personnel Administration from Buffalo State College. She is a married, mother of one, whose interests include baking, volunteering and traveling. Stay Connected with Nia: From Startup to Scale on Instagram Nia on Instagram Amped Events on Instagram Nia Mcadoo Online: www.NiaMcAdoo.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startuptoscale/message