6 Easy Ways To Start A Business in 2018

Did you say 2018 will be your year that you start your business? Do you have tons of ideas but you just can’t seem to put them together? When I first started my business years ago, I was all over the place and I must admit, it drove my then husband crazy! Every day, he came home, I had a new idea that I wanted to talk about. I wanted to do it all and for a while, I was until I reach my burn-out moment. I was doing so much that I was not taking care of myself and it landed me a trip to the emergency room. It was an eye-opener, to say the least.

What kinds of things do you find yourself doing that you could probably do it in your sleep? My very first business was The LaTersa Diaper Cakes and I must say for the first year in business, I was not structured nor did I have a plan other than making money. I ended up that year in the -$3,000 because I was spending so much money and not realizing that I wasn’t even making money. Those numbers won’t lie to you and that is why it is so important to know your numbers in your business.

I’m going to give you my simplest ways of how to start your business today with little to no money up front. These are some of the things that I wish I had known when I first started my entrepreneurial journey.

6 Easy Ways to Start Your Business in 2018

  • Pick A Niche. See as a small business owner, you can’t afford to be a jack of all trades. You have to pick an audience that you feel will benefit from your products and services. It’s not wise to try and sell to everybody because it will only disappoint you in the long run.


  • Figure out what you will sell. Pick 1-2 things that you will sell at the beginning and see how that goes. It’s not wise to create products and services before you even know who you are targeting. That’s why it’s important to find your ideal audience from the very beginning.


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  • Create a budget. You will need money to grow your business, so it is wise to set aside some extra cash for expenses in your business. It takes little to no money to start your business, but you will definitely need money to grow it!


  • Get your business license. Depending on your location, you might have to get a business permit. Check with your local city hall or where ever they issue out business licenses. If you are serious about your business, eventually you will need to establish which business entity you will take.


  • Seek out a mentor/coach. To avoid making the mistakes that all new mompreneurs make, do this immediately. I would love to mentor you! Click here and get started


  • Find a support group. Let’s be clear, so you won’t be surprised when your family and friends don’t support you; a lot of time, they don’t understand what you’re doing but that doesn’t mean you still can’t let them know. At my earlier days, I can tell you now, Eric didn’t have a clue what diaper cakes were, but when I made money, he sure was happy! Get support here! 

I hope these tips help you to start your business! But, if you need more help, you can grab my FREE 7-Days Mini Business Startup Course. Each day, I will send you an email full of assignments and tips and tricks to get your business up and running in no time.


3 Steps To Prepare Your Business For The New Year

Can you believe that we are less than three weeks away until 2018? I don’t know about you but it seems as if this year just came and went. One minute it was January and now we are in December. I have had an amazing year and not to mention, I joined the forties club a few weeks ago. Business for me this year has been one heck of a year and I’m now spending my days preparing for the upcoming new year.

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During this time, it’s important that we take some time to reflect on the things that we are grateful for via it personal or business related. What you thank about, God brings more of it. So, I wanted to shed some light on this thing called preparation and getting your business in alignment with your goals.

3 Steps To Prepare Your Business For The New Year

  • Get crystal clear: You need clarity on the moves and process you will take in order to accomplish your goals for your business.
  • Figure out what didn’t work for you and eliminate it from your business plans
  • Put systems in place. You need systems in place in order to help you stay visible and functional even if you are not physically present.

I hope these steps help you in your process of preparing for your new year in business.

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4 Tips For Instagram

If you haven’t heard already, Instagram is the hotness right now and I don’t think they are going away anytime soon! When starting your business online, you need to choose a platform on social media that’s right for you and not spread yourself too thin. Today, I’m going to share with you a few quick tips to help you get started on Instagram.


4 Tips To Succeed On Instagram

  • Be your authentic self. Even though people can’t see you in the flesh, it’s very easy for people and your tribe to tell when you are being fake. Here is the thing, God made you so unique and if you knew just how awesome you are, you wouldn’t be so concerned with trying to mimic someone else.


  • Create amazing images. Don’t just throw up any old thing. Remember, this is your brand and it represents you and what you stand for.

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  • Be consistent. Pick out a time frame of how often you will post. My recommendations would be to figure out when your audience is online and post accordingly. Posting three times per day is a great start.


  • Engage with your followers. If they take the time to comment on your post, the least you could do is respond back with a thank you. Don’t be selfish or so self-absorbed that you ignore those who admire and engage with you.

I hope these tips help you build your Instagram page up to an engaging and fun page! Let me know some of your favorite tips that have helped you on Instagram.

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2017 Business Holiday Guide

I love finding and recommending great tools and resources to help you be successful in business. This year instead of a holiday gift guide, I’ve decided to do a business one. I have compiled some of my favorite tools that will help propel you forward and get ready for the new year.

1. Big Business Bundle: This bundle has over 13 classes and so much to help you get started in your business. Whether you want to grow or scale your business, I got you covered. Grab it now!




2. Get your office bylaws and organization setup: Delmar is a genius when it comes to human resources and getting your business ready to hire assistance in your company.  Grab it now!









3. Ready to start your blog? Siteground is my highest recommendation for hosting and they are having a huge savings going on right now with over 70% oFF. Start now! 






3B. Blogging For Profits: Are you blogging on a consistent basis but you are struggling with how to make money from your blog, grab me easy to follow course now! 

4. Social media is a huge part of your business and if used right, it can bring you in a lot of great paying clients and help you to build up your know like and trust factor. Grab this class now!

5. Acuity Scheduling: If you want a better way to schedule your client’s appointments and pay for services, sign up today!

6. Selz shopping cart: Put all your digital products in one place. It has a shopping cart and a feature that allows you to upsell more items when your clients purchase something. Sign up today! 

7. Ebates: When you are shopping online for all your business products and office needs, sign up through Ebates today and get a Walmart FREE gift card. Start earning money now for shopping at your favorite online stores!

3 Ways To Cash In On Black Friday

I hope all of you are enjoyed your Thanksgiving time with your family and friends. It’s Black Friday and I know many of you are shopping and getting a glimpse of this holiday season shopping.  It’s time you start making extra income! To be honest with you, I never go inside stores on Black Friday because to me, I just don’t see the need to be bumper to bumper with everybody trying to grab a TV or whatever. Being that I worked in retail for over five years, I know how the sales go and trust me, this won’t be the last one. So, I want to share with you three ways how you can cash in while you are shopping.

3 Ways to cash in on Black Friday

  1. Shop online: Instead of getting out of your cozy and warm bed, shop online through Ebates and earn cash back. Right now you can get double rebates on particular stores and also if you sign up today, you will get a FREE Walmart gift card. Sign up now!
  2. Check out the clearance racks. The very first thing I do when entering a store is head straight to the clearance aisles. I’m a firm believer in spending my money wisely!
  3. Invest in your business: Grab items that will help you grow and make more money in your business. During Black Friday, I always search for courses, consulting sessions, or things that I can do to grow in my business. Ready to make more money in your business, click here!

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