Miss Caribbean UK Contestant Natina Mae Whitter

Miss Caribbean UK Contestant Natina Mae Whitter

Miss Caribbean UK Constestant Natina Mae Whitter is a young woman determined to make her mark, and she is well on her way. Inspired by her daughter, Natina took a chance and entered a beauty pageant, where she was crowned the 2014 Face of the West Midlands and went on to be the representative for Miss Caribbean UK 2015: one of only 16 finalists to be invited to participate. Natina did not win the competition,…

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Financial Style – 22nd Jan 2016

Financial Style – 22nd Jan 2016

This week on the Financial Style, we take a look at how the other half live, as Rakeem and I review the Oscars So White saga in Life & Style, and ask whether the Actors choosing to boycott are right to make a stand or whether in fact it is the system that is the problem – find out what we think and have your say. Plus we meet 2015 Miss Caribbean UK contestant Natina…

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The Growing Business of Organic & Natural Beauty & Skincare

The Growing Business of Organic & Natural Beauty & Skincare

This growing industry is not only offering great value, organic and natural skincare products, which smell, look and feel amazing and boast great healing and rejuvenation qualities, but it could also be a great way to either gain additional income or get started in business. Business Women, Linda Boakye of Naturalinda, Edith Gabbidon of iOVU Skincare and Mary Joyce of Colway International join us in the studio to talk about their inspiration for starting their…

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Ladies Love Business & Growth with NBWN

Ladies Love Business & Growth with NBWN

Love Business, Love Growth is the latest business conference brought to Birmingham by Sonia Brown MBE of the National Black Women’s Network. Sponsored by Natwest Bank, this event brought together a range of speakers and panellists sharing advice, providing invaluable information and tips for success for Women in Business. Guest Speakers included, Baroness Lorley Burt of Solihull, Lib Dem Spokesperson for Business, Enterprise, Innovation and Skills, and Andy Lee, Regional Enterprise Manager, NatWest Business Banking…

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Benefits of a Strategic Marketing Plan

Benefits of a Strategic Marketing Plan

There is no excuse to be operating without a Marketing Strategy; in fact it is necessary for survival in increasingly competitive markets, with thousands of new entrants each month! The good news is that compared to a decade ago, we have increasing numbers of tools available to us to communicate to our market/s. It is no longer necessary to have a Marketing budget costing tens of thousands, instead the internet now means that connecting with…

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Entrepreneur or Fakepreneur?

Entrepreneur or Fakepreneur?

Are you an Entrepreneur? Or are you a fake? According to the Oxford Dictionary, an Entrepreneur is ‘a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit’. Technically this includes a wide range of people; business owners, those who are self-employed, employers etc. But not all Entrepreneurs are like that! Some entrepreneurs fit the classical definition, but others don’t – the ones who don’t are the ones…

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Art of (War) Business – Sun Tzu

Art of (War) Business – Sun Tzu

The Art of Business could be considered to be similar to the Art of War.  Whilst artistry and war are not necessarily synonymous, Sun Tzu a Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher of ancient China, challenged this concept for introducing his philosophy of war for managing conflicts and winning battles. Heralded as a masterpiece on strategy it is frequently cited and referred to by generals and theorists including those in business who recognise the similarities…

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SMEs: Reduce Barriers to being Paid

SMEs: Reduce Barriers to being Paid

Evaluate the best ways to take Money and Payment; whether it’s simple Cash, Card Payments, or through Factoring. Taking money is fundamental to running a business.  You go through the hard work of establishing the business, marketing to get customers through the door and then once you’ve secure the sale, you then find that you cannot accept their proposed method of payment.  As a small business, I like to support other small businesses and I…

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Beautyliscious Mumpreneur Fiona Wilson

Beautyliscious Mumpreneur Fiona Wilson

Fiona Mumpreneur Wilson owner of Beautyliscious has made makeup her business in recent years alongside other ventures. Not just a reseller and YOUnique representative, Fiona sees makeup as a way to empower women, either through enhancing their physical appearance or offering them options for Entrepreneurship. See below for Fiona’s final words of encouragement, and click play above to hear what she and Rae Sinclair, Makeup Artist and YOUnique representative of Makeup by Rae have to…

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Gorgeous Makeup by Rae

Gorgeous Makeup by Rae

Rae Sinclair owner of Makeup by Rae has had a passion for makeup since being a little girl, and eventually trained the London School for Fashion & Art. As well as being a Makeup Artist who offers special services for brides and bridal parties, Rae is a YOUnique representative. See below for Rae’s final words of encouragement, and click play above to hear what she and Fiona Wilson, Entrepreneur and YOUnique representative of Beautyliscious have…

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