Wednesday, 6 September 2017

5 Financial Tips from 5 Fabulous Females. Part 1.

Dear Women of Business,
I missed you all and am looking forward to interacting on a more regular basis with you.  In my time away, its been all over the news that women are being financially and physically abused. Many are afraid to leave some of their circumstances due to a lack of financial independence.

Too many women in the Caribbean don't have access to financial education and support. Women of Business has decided to share some financial advice given to us by some of our Fabulous Females.  We hope that you are encouraged to keep keeping on. #empowerment #domesticabuseisnotok #keepyourmoneyhoney #earnyourmoneyhoney #womenofbusiness

Kesha George
Editor,
Women of Business, Caribbean

What is the best piece of financial advice you ever got? Answers by Fabulous Females

1. “Your salary should be the seed to start your business’’ from Apostle Vivian Duncan.  - Peridot Webster-Steele of Peri's Plus, Trinidad and Tobago. Read more of her story here.

2. "Diversify your portfolio. Don't ever put all your eggs in one basket." - Donnalisa Phillips of FACES by Donnalisa , Trinidad and Tobago. Learn more about Donnalisa here.



3. "The best piece of financial advice given to me was to never spend all of [my] money, always remember to save 10 % of [my] earnings, it adds up over time.  - Nailah
John-Prince of Kitaamba Fabrics, Canada & St.Vincent and the Grenadines. Learn of Nailah's business journey here.
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4. "The best piece of financial advice I have ever received was that my financial health is just as important as your overall health."  - Ophelia Myall, author and blogger at cupidandi.com, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Read more from Ophelia here.

5. "I have a few to share  a. Jug fills drop by drop  and (b) Earn as much as you can. Save as much as you can. Invest as much as you can. Give as much as you can." - Ruth Johnson, CEO of Ultra Corporate Events, Guyana. Read Ruth's interview here.



Do you have any financial tips you'd like to share with us?  Please do so in the comment section. We would love to learn! Let us empower one another!
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Friday, 11 August 2017

Fabulous Female - Ms. Peridot Webster-Steele

Mrs. Peridot Webster-Steele is a fun and FABULOUS bundle of energy and joy.  A firm believer that a good fitting bra brings out the best in a woman, she is celebrating her 10th year in the bra industry with her business Peri's Plus.

1.     Describe yourself in no more than three sentences, one if it is possible.

A young woman striving to leave a legacy of excellence through her talents.





Thursday, 3 August 2017

Fabulous Female - Ms. Donnalisa Phillips



When you meet this week's Fabulous Female, Miss Donnalisa Phillips, her smile and flawlessly beat face draws you in.  As a Trinidadian Make Up Artist, her desire is for you to identify your most striking features and learn how to accentuate them.

 1. Describe yourself in no more than three sentences, one if it is possible.
 I am a God fearing, assertive, hardworking, dynamic and creative woman.
2. Who or What is your greatest motivation?
I’m driven by my passion to discover, pursue and fulfil my God-given destiny.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Fabulous Female Feature - Miss Ophelia Myall of cupidandi.com

This resilient woman has come out smelling like roses from a life situation that would have buried a lesser person in despair.  She is brave and strong and Women of Business, Caribbean is honoured to feature this week's Fabulous Female - Miss Ophelia Myall out of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

1. Describe yourself in no more than three sentences, one if it is possible.I am a God-fearing woman with a love for humanity and one who truly enjoys helping others while on a personal journey to fulfill my purpose on this earth.

2. Who or What is your greatest motivation?My greatest motivation, after God, is my daughter Tzi Myall.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Fabulous Female - Mrs. Elene Charles Jones, Business Manager/Certified Travel Agent

Mrs. Elene Jones is a proud Vincentian woman who is determined to make a go of her business of choice. She is one of those people who is outgoing and engaging. Read on to see what she shares with Women of Business, Caribbean.

1. Describe yourself in no more than three sentences, one if it is possible.I am a phenomenal woman with a purpose. I'm passionate about helping others, wealth creation and constantly developing ways to efficiently achieve and exceed these goals.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Fabulous Female feature: Mrs. Nailah John-Prince



     
Women of Business, Caribbean is pleased to present our newest Fabulous Female, Mrs. Nailah John-Prince. Mrs. Prince is an online store owner of Vincentian heritage. She is the daughter of entrepreneurs and a firm believer in that persons should strive to own businesses.  Please enjoy her well-articulated responses to our questions. 

1. Describe yourself in no more than three sentences, one if it is possible. 
I describe myself as a woman who has endured struggle in order to obtain success and in return be a humanitarian through my non-profit organization Leave Out Violence in SVG Association ( LOVNSVG) I am a woman of faith who loves life and people.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Mind your business - Get up again!

Dear Woman of Business,

I hope you've been handling your business better than I've been handling mine in recent days. There are those days when even in my role as wife, mother, daughter, woman (in no particular order) my handle game is poor.  And the truth is I've stressed, complained and murmured about it. I know, I know...."that making sense?"   

But God!! Holy Spirit keeps me in check and my loved ones don't allow me to wallow in my own mess for too long.  Bless them. So I'm getting back up on the horse, 'strategizing' and reworking my system of operation.   I want to just share with you a little bit about those steps I'm taking and hopefully encourage you to start to handle your business of life in spite of the stumbling blocks you may be facing.

1. Get back on the horse
Proverbs 24:16a says this about the righteous man,
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again... (NLT)

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I haven't been around horses much but I'm too much a fan of Westerns to not know that if you want to successfully ride a horse, or break that horse in, you need to expect to be thrown a time or two or more.  I can tell you from personal experience as the young woman who fell and stayed down, staying on your butt, reliving failures and making excuses is not a place of glory. I'm that girl who dropped out of pan group because  I wasn't getting it fast enough.  Ooh, that comparison is poison! Can you imagine if I keep at it how great it would be to have the outlet of music to express myself? 

5 Financial Tips from 5 Fabulous Females. Part 1.

Dear Women of Business, I missed you all and am looking forward to interacting on a more regular basis with you.  In my time away, its been...