Improving Time Management with The Eisenhower Quadrant

When you are a small business owner, "time management" is not longer just a fluffy phrase, thrown around on motivational Instagram quotes - your time now equals your profit. Wasting your time getting muddy in the trenches could mean missing out on a new lead, landing that new account, or making a sale. 

The Eisenhower Quadrant is a simple way to visualize and categorize your daily tasks, and then figure out which of those tasks you need to 1. Do, 2. Plan, 3. Delegate, and 4. Eliminate...

Finding your Sweet Spot with Shauna Van Bogart (2018 Member Kickoff Meeting)

  On January 19, Women Entrepreneurs of Charleston kicked off the new year with a meeting at The McIntosh featuring keynote speaker Shauna Van Bogart, founder of Best Kept Self and The School for Image Professionals. Shauna’s presentation focused on the idea of finding your “Sweet Spot” in business-- that place where you’re operating in your zone of genius and focusing on your ideal audience.

  Shauna covered more than an hour’s worth of material. Check out a recap here!

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Opening Remarks at The Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs Summit

"In a recent study, data was collected from 1000 women-owned businesses. The study showed that the majority of businesses were born from personal passion and the desire to help others. Yet only 8% recognized financial gain as the core motivator. You see, women approach business differently..."

Melissa Barker
An Open Letter About the Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs Summit

"This event is for everyone. It is for every woman and it is for every woman who owns a business or aspires to. It is for every man who is looking for a way to join the conversation and give support to women in business in a meaningful way. And it is for every student and young person who will have a better chance at success by learning from those who have gone before them."

Melissa Barker
Creating Passive Income with an Online Course

"Sell them what they want, give them what they need." - Donna Ashton, Online Course Expert

Why create an online course?
> Create passive, consistent income you can count on
> Scale your business and gain time-freedom for yourself
> Increase your brand's reach and awareness

Melissa Barker
The Newpreneur: The Underground Market No One Seems to Notice

When I think about entrepreneurship, I think about creating an entity that solves a need — be it climate change or better diapers for babies, energy efficient cars or longer lasting lipgloss. I also think about profitability, more vacations, office hours I control, and getting to go on more fieldtrips with my son.

Melissa Barker
Larger than Life: From Concept to Launch, The First 60 Days of WEofC

"I'm determined to create runway for the women who will come after us: The women who are graduating from college and want to change the world, not earn a pension; the mothers who want to be able to stay home and nurse their sick kindergartener; and the women not ready to retire, but seeking their next career challenge, this time, an idea of their own."

Melissa Barker