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Celebrate The Launch of Black Business Brokers Online Business Directory At Los Angeles Networking Event Launch Party

Posted by Sharifah Hardie on April 19, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Black Business Brokers Organization tocelebrate their launch at a Networking Event for Business Owners andProfessionals on Friday, April 19th at Brownstone Bistro Café in LosAngeles, CA.

 

Black Business Brokers is a vital resource forthe African American community. They have a mission to aid in theeconomic development of the African American community by encouragingthe support of Black Entrepreneurs and Businesses through the use oftheir online business directory, offline networking events, radiopartnership and extensive marketing campaigns.

 

Black BusinessBrokers website allows you to Search through trusted serviceproviders to locate reputable business owners who care about you andyour unique needs. Black Business Brokers meetup group will allow youto meet other business owners offline and interact on a personallevel. Their Partner Radio Show, "Let's Talk About BusinessRadio" airs Mondays at 9 o'clock AM PST. Every week businessowners discuss the path to entrepreneurship, share success storiesand provide a more personal look at the business owners behind thebusinesses.


The event is an opportunity for dynamic African Americanprofessionals from all across Los Angeles County and surroundingareas to come together to support one another and grow personally andprofessionally. African Americans are becoming entrepreneurs at arapidly increasing rate. There will be a host of exciting networkingand professional growth opportunities for all attendees. Despite thesevere impact of the Great Recession, Black consumers economic cloutcontinues to energize the U.S. consumer market. Black BusinessBrokers Networking Events are great for business owners looking toaccelerate their career and business effectiveness.

 

This willbe an incredible networking experience. Black Business Brokersinvites business owners and professionals to this Los Angeles,California business networking event on April 19th, 2013 at 5 o'clockpm at Brownstone Bistro Café, 5047 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA90019.

 

Event attendees can look forward to an exciting mix ofmixing and mingling with old friends, making new friends and leavefeeling restored and ready to take their business to the next level.Sponsors include Carnivo XO – The Luxury Liqueur, AskSharifah.comand Finding Love Events. Singles mixer to follow the main networkingevent at no additional charge. Reserve your tickets now atwww.BlackBusinessBrokers.com for an incredible evening of Networking.Tickets are available for advance purchase only $10.00.

 

Formore information on becoming an active member of Black BusinessBrokers Online Directory visit: www.BlackBusinessBrokers.com. If youare an entrepreneur or business owner place a FREE business listingor upgrade to a premium listing for maximum exposure for yourbusiness. For sponsorship information contact us atinfo@blackbusinessbrokers.com

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The Return of Ask Sharifah Radio

Posted by Sharifah Hardie on January 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Sharifah Hardie one of Blog Talk Radio's most listened to hosts returns to radio after three years. Sharifah returns with an all new show & new Co-Host Lynea "L. B." Bell on "The Return of Ask Sharifah Radio." Join Sharifah & Lynea as they discuss all things business & marketing.


Sheila Legette joins "Ask Sharifah Radio" as a Special Guest for this amazing show. Sheila Legette is a sought after Talent Agent with Media Artists Group and has signed some of Hollywood's finest talent to her talent roster including her daughter Actress Angell Conwell.


Ask Sharifah Radio takes an entertaining, offbeat and informative look at the world of business & marketing. You will love the new format with discussion based shows, celebrity guests and exciting hot topics as we discuss all things business. You have never seen a business show like this one!


To enjoy a show live visit: http://www.AskSharifahRadio.com and click on "Listen Live." Show Times: Mondays 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST starting Monday, January 7, 2013. Contact us for guest information and sponsorship Opportunities.

 

Sharifah Hardie Launches New Internet TV Show

Posted by Sharifah Hardie on September 17, 2011 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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“Coffee Break” Invites You to Our  Interactive Lounge Where We Discuss Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness  All While The Cameras Roll!


“Coffee Break” is a lounge providing an international audience with a platform to discuss today's hottest topics on a relaxing coffee break. Although geared primarly towards entrepreneurs, “Coffee Break” allows not only celebrities, but every day people to have a voice in the world, to share their opinions and to actually interact with the shows hosts through the Video Blog.


Show producers and hosts, Sharifah Hardie and Eric Seats have created a lounge where individuals have an opportunity to take a break, discuss their business, services, and products or even suggest a show topic. Sharifah Hardie, is an successful Author, Radio Host and Business Consultant. Eric Seats is Creator/Executive Producer of Next Great Drummer, song writer, an accomplished Drummer to the stars. Together these two have a great line up of talented show guests to go along with their winning personalities.


Along with the show's guest appearances you can look forward to discussing topics about relationships, health, fashion, sports, finance, religion, politics, sex, abstinence, business, careers,  children, family, entertainment, celebrities, music, and everything else under the sun!


Sharifah Hardie and Eric Seats have opened the door for people to feel imperative, talk about themselves and discuss topics that are important to them.  Ms. Hardie and Mr. Seats both have the keen ability to balance a down-to-earth sense of humor with a strong sense of professionalism during discussions, which enhances the comfort level and enjoyability of the show.  


To date, Ms. Hardie and Mr. Seats have successfully filmed a number of episodes with guests ranging from Business Owners to Musicians. You can expect to see the following guests on the show: Robert “Bubby” Lewis, Danny “Jazz” Nixon, Gabrielle Lewis, Jon Barnes, Jon Mayer, Ms. Beverlee, Sanjay Belani, Ron Chevalier, Stacey “Dove” Daniels, Zach Goyne, Michelle Shannon and many more upcoming show guests.  

 

For more information and to watch the show visit: http://www.OnACoffeeBreak.com.


Hollis Chapman Radio Show Interview

Posted by Sharifah Hardie on April 27, 2011 at 9:21 PM Comments comments (0)

Hollis Chapman Show Great gifts, Great Talk, Great Guests.. Read More



Seriously Sensual Radio Interview

Posted by Sharifah Hardie on April 19, 2011 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Sharifah Hardie, a single mother of two began her online experience as a way to provide for her two children. After surviving several crushing disappointments including two failed marriages, being laid off six times, homelessness, the death of a close friend and the struggle to provide childcare for her children while she worked, Sharifah was determined to succeed. Join us Friday night at 8:00 pm EST as we get to know the woman behind the strength. Tell a friend to tell a friend to tell a friend about us and we will see you all Friday night!

 

WomenSpeak.com

Posted by Sharifah Hardie on April 11, 2011 at 10:38 PM Comments comments (1)

Are you trying to create your own online success story? Sharifah Hardie found a way. Her book, And Here's Your Box: From Laid Off to Loving Life, tells her inspiring story.

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What NOT To Do With Your Business On The Social Media Networks

Posted by Sharifah Hardie on March 18, 2011 at 10:12 PM Comments comments (0)

There are plenty of reasons for anyone with a business to want to ensure that they take full advantage of every possible opportunity available to them on such Social Media Networking platforms as Twitter, Facebook, Myspace,etc.


However, knowing what NOT to do will save you from making a lot of serious mistakes along the way, as well as a lot of angry and irritated enemies who will want “nothing to do with you and your business” and will be happy top tell everyone they know all about it. Avoid committing these killer infractions at all costs.

 

Don’t Treat People Like Mere Numbers: Social media networking is all about building up personal, human relationships with “real” people who you may eventually begin to do business with. It’s all about the “quality” of your friends online, not about the “quantity.”

 

Share With “Friends” – Don’t Advertise To Potential “Marks”: Nobody likes to feel as if they are being used, or thought of merely as a potential score. That means; if you run a business, cool, there’s nothing wrong with sharing with people what you do for a job. It is wrong, however, to make your business the primary concern, topic and center of most of your comments and interactions with others. Remember the “Golden Rule” and treat others as YOU would want others to treat YOU!

 

Don’t Change The Subject - Stay On Topic: There is nothing more annoying than someone who “pretends” to be commenting on something that somebody else said or asked about, but always finds a way to turn the conversation into an advertisement about their particular business or opportunity. It is lower than low, ruder than rude and you will find yourself completely abandoned by those who once mistakenly thought that you were a friend! Stay Real, Stay Human, Stay Sincere, Stay On Target and Stay On The Subject!

 

Never be Negative Or Criticize The Competition: There’s an old saying that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. I’m not so sure I know what you would do with a bunch of flies, but we all know what the old adage is getting at. Always be helpful encouraging, positive, optimistic, supportive and inspirational. Never be confrontational, mean, aggressive, cruel, rude or critical, especially of your competition. People aren’t stupid and they’ll see right through your little ploy and realize that you’re being a jerk.

 

Business Consultant, Sharifah Hardie Assists Business Owners Stay Afloat In Today's Struggling Economy.

Posted by Sharifah Hardie on March 16, 2011 at 10:19 AM Comments comments (0)

In today's struggling economy businesses large and small are closing their doors and laying off employees in droves. Good, strong, upstanding American people who have built their lives, their financial decisions, their careers and to some extent their self image around these companies are hurting.

 

We must not, no, we cannot do what we have always done or we will continue to receive the results we have always received. We must not solely rely on the government or President Barack Obama to provide us with the change we need. There are specific steps, We The People, can do to recession proof any business.

 

For starters, an objective evaluation of your business and website can provide valuable insight as to how your visitors and potential customers view your website. Website should be reviewed for:

 

Professional Design - The design concept should be consistent throughout the website, be professional and provide the best look for your business. After all image is everything.

 

Attention To Detail - The little things can make or break a site. The spelling must be correct and the wording used must "make sense." All links must work.

 

Search Engine Optimization - Every page on the website should be optimized for the search engines, including meta tags, page description, and appropriately titled.

 

Simple Navigation - Finding their way around your site must be easy for people. If visitors cannot find what they are looking for quickly and easily, often they will go somewhere else to find it.

 

Business Consultant, Sharifah Hardie advises, "I have been able to help numerous clients and fellow business owners keep their doors open and their businesses afloat by changing the way they do business. I speak to business owners and business groups daily and remind them that word of mouth advertising, social networking and simply getting out there knocking on doors is the best and least expensive way to market any business online or off."

 

"With the use of free social business networking platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Yelp, Twitter, Bebo and Orkut it has become easier for business owners to network, make vital business connections and receive important recommendations for their services or products directly into their email inbox. This is the time for the little guy to succeed."

 

Sharifah Hardie continues, "After being laid off six times in eight years due to companies downsizing, relocating and the recession I know the pain people are feeling. This also gives me the unique ability to recognize and avoid the mistakes many big businesses make. By utilizing the specific steps outlined above we will be able to not only stimulate the economy and create jobs, but maintain our lives, fulfill the American dream, continue our pursuit of happiness and recession proof any business!"

 

Steps To Effectively & Successfully Use Social Media Networks To Build Your Biz

Posted by Sharifah Hardie on March 15, 2011 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Social Media Networks; Facebook, Twitter and Myspace are highly valuable tools that any expanding business would be totally foolish to ignore.

 

However, there is a certain prerequisite decorum and set of polite principals that must be strictly adhered to, or one might experience a barrage of public rebuffs and retributions. Here are some tips for navigating the white water rapids of renown and reputation known as the social media networks.

 

Always Keep Things On Your Personal Profiles… Personal: While you obviously want to eventually find those appropriate moments when and where it makes perfect sense for you to share a bit about what it is that you are doing with your professional life, you always want ensure that your Personal Profile remains primarily personal. Anything less smells suspiciously like a purely promotional project and it will back-fire on you.

 

Build A Professional / Fan Page: Most of the Social Media Networks have come to recognize that it’s a mutually beneficial “win – win” scenario for your business to be allowed to participate and associate on their platforms. The most effective way to do so without rousing suspicion or anger is to be 100% totally upfront, open and honest about your intentions by simply building a Professional / Fan Page, specifically designed to promote your company, band, organization, opportunity, etc. without any tricks or lies.

 

Be Sincere, Friendly, Helpful, Encouraging, Caring & Supportive: Believe it or not, the most effective way to promote yourself and your business is to simply always be a Good Neighbor and a Good Samaritan.” Rule #1 in business is still exactly the same today as it was over 100 years ago. People want to do business with those people whom they have developed a relationship with and truly like, trust, respect, admire and feel a real, authentic and sincere sense of connection and friendship with.

 

Pleasure Before Business: Remember that the key to success on social media networks is being sociable. Be fun, clever, interesting, and entertaining. Laugh and be happy, this is a place to kick back, mellow out, take your shoes off, have a good time and BE a good time. If people come to truly like you, you’ll be the very first one that they will think of when it’s time for them to make a business decision, purchase or order.


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