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  • Created a business plan
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Sharron Dark Verizon Digital Ready Mentor

Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Mentor Industry Business Consulting/Coaching
Languages spoken
  • English
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How I can help

My professional background

Happy 2023 New Year!!! Let's Make It Happen! Goals!!! "I Do NOT Call Anyone (Mentees) or Face Time." Testing different ways to promote your business through 'trial-n-error' is necessary. (NO Excuses)

Sharing my small business experience from opening my own business in 2009. I have started a group to help individuals start a small business as a Virtual Assistant and some were successful. Business Management is essential to develop and maintain a business. Provided administrative support as needed to Managers. Ability to plan, problem solve, and manage several projects at once. Strong written and oral communication skills. Export/Import new venture and Talent Agency (Acting, Models, Cooking, Author and other Talents) "You Must Have a Winning Attitude" Despite Which Stage You Are In Your Business From Beginning to End.

Your Business Journey is NOT for Everyone to Understand and Customers/Clients Get It. :) FOCUS on the most Crucial Point of the Business.

You Can't Be A Lazy Entrepreneur, Make It Happen! Commitment, Consistency, Patience, Creativity, Repeat and Then Rebrand.

How to work with me

What I can offer

The Most Business Solutions Are Writing Grant Proposals For Nonprofits, Seeking Grants, Crowd Funding, For-Profit Businesses Funding, Marketing, Contracting With Local Government, Advertising, Web and Blog Content. Making Sales For Products.

"Making Time For Business Growth, Excuses Not Allowed" Assisting In Starting A Nonprofit or For-Profit Business. In a Timely Manner. Starting new Creative Talents, Acting, Book Author and More. Ways to pay yourself and employees.

I Don't Make Phone Calls or Whats App... Or ZOOM. If You Found Me Here on Micro Mentor Then This is Where We Will Talk. Gather the Information I Provide, Sought Things Out and Test and Try, Put A Date On Your Goals.

One of the Best Feelings In The World is doing Something YOU Love, Such As Starting and Maintaining a Business. And BLOCK Out the NAYSAYERS, NO MATTER Who IT IS!

Let's Be Clear, A Mentor is a Person that gives tips, suggestions on how to move forward, we are NOT here to provide funding out of our pockets and Do The Work For You. It's a MUST That You Take ACTION the Most VALUABLE Move.

KEEP ME POSTED on YOUR Outcomes Good or Bad. It May Be Time to Rebrand YOUR Business.

Words to the WISE: Never Criticize a Plan Until YOU Take Action and Keep Trying~ Failing Is NOT an Option But It's A Stepping Stone to Do Better and Don't Be So Quick To Give Up! NEVER Doubt Yourself and Become Stagnant Staying Stuck For a Long Time.

Knowledge is For FREE and the HUSTLE is YOU Taking ACTIONS! I Don't Want To Hear Any of My Mentees Say, "It's NOT Going To Work If You Haven't Even Made Efforts To TRY!

"Talk Is Cheap and ACTION Matters!" Ask yourself, why do I exist? Unique Selling Point (USP) 2-3 words Market Research is an Important Factor before Starting A Business. The Main Challenge is Finding Clients/Customers Depending On What YOU Sell and maintaining a Healthy Business and Happy Results.

Marketing is part of the Business Cycle it's needed weekly and discipline yourself to take actions.

You are Your OWN Competition and Being Loyal Before Any Customer or Client.

Educate Yourself on Marketing, Business Management and Discipline to Savings and Investing Money for the business.

If YOU have a Great Product or Service Then You Don't Need to Market Too Much.

Children Are Entrepreneurs Too and They Don't Complain, Learn From Them. ;)

Some Businesses MUST Work Harder and Build Trust More Than Others.

My expectations for a successful mentoring relationship

I am very excited for people who want to start a business or growth development to increase their bottom line to make a profit.

"Don't Expect a Miracle if YOU ARE NOT Putting in the WORK", 'Easily Giving Up Is NOT Acceptable'. "It Takes 'TIME' before You May See the Best Results for your Products or Services to Sell."

When creating a product or service, it supposed to be solving a problem and having positive solutions.

Providing the best valuable information to move forward in your ventures is important for you to TAKE ACTION! Test the 'Information Given' to see if it's a 'Good Fit' for your company. The 'First Step' is to TRY and TEST and PROVE.

Please, Do NOT FEAR the Unknown, Embrace Your Purpose in the World Because Someone Is Needing What YOU'RE Offering.

It's OKAY To Challenge The Incoming and Roar Loud of the OUT Going . We All have Something To OFFER, UNIQUENESS. "Just Because YOU'RE Selling Something That Others Are Doesn't Mean People Will Not Want It From YOU! ;)

I want to See My Mentees WIN!!! And I Want Them To Have The Same Energy to WIN! Figure out Your WHY you are starting a business?

  • Do You Like the Products or Services You Are Selling?
  • Would You Buy and Use the Products or Services You Are Selling?

How entrepreneurs can prepare before we start

I recommend before anyone wants to be mentored it is Necessary and Important to do your "Research" don't sit around waiting for answers about your industry and business. Ask for assistance in your town and then start creating an "Action Plan" to get started depending on where you are in the world. "Start Local Then Global" if this is your GOAL.

Write your Goals down = Small Objectives =plans to set a date to complete certain actions for the business.

Trials and Errors are Your Experiences and Wisdom to What is Working? and What Needs Improvement?

Good Results Will NOT Come To YOU Free, Quick or Easy and Time is of ESSENCE, Be Patient and Thrive to Be the BEST.

Consistency is moving forward weekly and NEVER GIVE UP! YOU Are The Biggest Asset of the Business.

If you find yourself to be overwhelmed by starting or maintaining a business then take a "Mental Break".

My Favorite Quote: If It Is Important To YOU, You Will Find a Way. If, NOT, You'll Find An Excuse The Bottom Line is...Simplicity and Consistency (Promoting every other day or once a week)

Starting and Maintaining a Business is As if You're In School from Kindergarten through 12th Grade and Receiving the Ultimate Goal of a High School Diploma. In Business, it's the Same Way to Get to the Ultimate Measure of Success is to Have a Profit Coming In and Expenses Paid Going Out and Customers/Clients Satisfied With the Products or Service YOU Are Providing. You Will NOT Please Everyone and that's OKAY. Finding Clients or Customers Is What Keeps The Business Going and Being Loyal To Them.

Quote: Rome Wasn't Built In A Day. And this Stands The Test of Time to Know that it takes time to build a business, Consequences, Punctuality, Knowledge, Patience, Progress, Time Management and Financially Literate.

Ultimate Quote: Action Speaks Louder Than Words (tm)

While having A business, There is NO Magic Wand, You Will NOT Be Able To Please Everyone. Some People Will Come To YOU Looking For Problems Instead of Solutions. Educate Yourself On The Business Industry That You Are Starting.

All Information and NO Action is a Dead End. Let People Know Your Specific Location Where You Provide Your Products or Services or If You Assist Globally.