Thursday, December 6, 2012

Shea: From Nuts to Butter

As consumers we are all learning about being natural and using Shea Butter Products.  We should also look at the process of how Shea Butter is made.  I attended a Shea Butter conference in August and I learned a lot about the process.  After all the work....It's these Ladies that  make about $37 to $77 USD per month to do this work.

Its up to us as consumers to use products that promote Fair Trade and that will help our international vendors to understand the economic value of these products.

Watch this learn the process.

New Technology

We have so many thing we can do now to advertise.   I'm just wondering what works.  All this technology and new devices.

Bright idea to Big Business: Tip #3

Tip #3: No man is an island…

 No man is an island…and going at it alone will leave you deserted.

Get some positive mentors, industry related advice, and feedback from other business owners. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bright Idea to Big Business Tip #2

Tip #2:  It Works if you Work
Do something every day for your business. 

If you are in the idea phase that means writing, researching, and checking out the market.

Bright idea to Big Business: Five Beginner Tips

Bright idea to Big Business: Five Beginner Tips

Some of us have dreams of owning a business.  We have some special gift or talent that we have that we want to capitalize on or just something we enjoy doing.  Some of us have done the entrepreneur thing before and maybe were not as successful as we wanted to be. ----- (That would be me).   Some of us are just tired of working for someone else and want to make our own money.  Whatever your reasons there is a point in time when that idea must become a reality. 
Here are five tips for those that just need help getting started. 

Tip # 1: Be a Know it All ……(About your Business)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Truth moment

The truth of the matter is ...blogging takes time.  I am just starting out in this business and to be really honest it like walking in the dark at times.  Once all the preliminary paperwork and licensing is done...the truth is owning a business is lots of unpaid (initially) grunt work.  I wish I could say it in a better way but I promised to be honest in this blog.  I have some advice for beginners about starting a business.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Business is moving and my family is healthy.

We eat, have shelter, and have clothes on our backs.
  I'm grateful.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Education: The difference

Tips for buying Shea Butter.

There are many uses for Shea Butter but before you use it it is important to know how to buy it.

Finding the right Shea Butter

Lets Talk Shea Butter

Countries that Produce the Shea Tree

For those that follow me and Olive Angel, you all know that importing Shea Butter is the business.

Well as a company...we attended the International Shea Butter Convention (2012) in Atlanta. It was informative and many other things.

I want to share some information because as a company we distribute Shea Butter.

Successful Attitude

I said this would be a blog about learning (from the ground up) about building a business from scratch.  For those that do not understand where scratch is that would be : from big idea to an actual business.  So where did we leave off....Building capital I think. 

Well After the bright idea: there is Phase 1... the start up phase or the planning phase . 

To be honest I do not believe that starting a business without a "Good Business Plan"  is a very smart idea.  First because of a very old but very true saying:

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