The month of February was amazing! I flew out to Texas to celebrate my granddaughter’s first birthday. I was a part of Black Owned Business Expo at Hanes Mall in Winston Salem, NC. I got my first FBA (Filled By Amazon) order and all three items available have been selling very well.
When I think about all that I’ve accomplished through my handcrafted women’s fashion accessory brand Accented Glory, I realize the legacy I’m building for my children and grandchildren. I Am Black History and will continue to celebrate everyday.
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Tonya – Strategypreneur™ Coach
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Get access to my FREE video tutorial to learn more about how to identify your business sweet spot at bit.ly/IdentifySweetSpot.
I’m currently offering a FREE copy of my hair accessory styling guide! This is a concise “no fluff” guide that I have created for natural hair women who style with hair accessories. As naturals, we can’t take the “one size fit all” approach when it comes to hair accessories.
In the downloadable guide I share what naturals should consider when styling with and purchasing hair accessories. I offer advice on styling with headbands, headwraps, and hair jewelry. I also provide styling tips that will minimize damage to kinky, coily, and curly hair.
Our Sister Brand Accented Glory was selected to be a part of Amazon Prime Day Promo! Amazon Prime members in U.S. can earn $10 credit to use on Amazon Prime Day when they spend $10 or more with select small businesses like Accented Glory from June 7-20th! Also Prime Store cardholders in U.S. earn up to 10% back on purchases.
Accented Glory is a handcrafted women’s fashion accessory brand. Their specialty is natural hair accessory and Afrocentric jewelry designs. Join us in supporting them by clicking Amazon Finds to shop with Accented Glory!
Have you ever felt in life that this can’t be it? Have you ever felt it has to be more to this life journey than mere existence? I’ll be the first to raise my hand and answer with a profound YES to both these questions. I remember being twenty-eight years old, married with three children, and becoming established in my healthcare career. I had checked many things off my “life to-do list” that I wanted to accomplish. To my surprise, I still felt unfulfilled and like something was missing…Read more about my stewardship journey on Medium!
Our visionary and workshop facilitator Tonya Cross has had the pleasure of interviewing two amazing Black women entrepreneurs and they both rock locs! The conversations are posted on our sister blog Accessory Diva.
She got a chance to meet and chat with fellow woman entrepreneur Camille Brown of Hazel’s Soapery. Check out their conversation at Accessory Diva to learn more about Camille, her brand story, and natural products she create.
She also had a sit down with Kimberly Watson of Kimmie Jean. During the exchange Kimberly shares about her entrepreneurial journey and gives advice on launching an online boutique. Click chat to read more!
Do you know any amazing naturals in business? If so, mention their names in comments.
Let’s get and be real my peeps. Are you really living your best life? Are you experiencing a life of abundance? If you answered NO to either of these questions, no worries and I got you. I’m here to drop some gems on how to live abundantly!
We all have been at the crossroads of making a decision. Having to choose which direction to go in and being stagnated by the inability to make a decision. What holds us back from making the choice? Nine times out of ten, it’s fear of making the wrong choice. So, we take comfort in indecision and don’t make a choice at all. No decision is better than the wrong decision…Right?
My new book has pre-launched! Our Stories, His Glory book anthology contain stories of victory from very transparent contributing authors including myself. This awesome project is led by Visionary Author Laticia Nicole Beatty. The ladies and gentleman in this book compilation have powerful stories that will bless you!
The title of my chapter is “Choose Life”. I share how I overcame various obstacles and is now living an abundant life. Purchase the book and learn how you can experience abundance as well!
To purchase #OSHS during the pre-sale visit sheropublishing.com/compilation-authors/ and click on my name Tonya Miller Cross to order. Books will be available May 23rd! Cost is $24.95 and includes shipping.
Tonya Cross – Co-Author, Our Stories, His Glory
P.S. WOW…The BIG 5-0 is just around the corner! In honor of my birthday, I’ve decided to giveaway one of Our Stories, His Glory books. Click Birthday Giveaway for details on how to enter to WIN. Giveaway will take place May 2nd!
Don’t let Covid-19 slow you or your business down! For my creatives that normally sale your products at vending events, social distancing due to Coronavirus has currently shut down in-person sales. However, you can still reach your target audience other ways. One avenue is hosting a virtual pop-up shop! Let’s discuss the steps you need to take to make this happen.
Select an online platform. When selecting a platform, especially “free” ones, research and make sure you’re not violating any platform guidelines by selling on platform.
Create a script. In the script you need to highlight your product’s sweet spots. A sweet spot is what makes your brand unique and stand out from the rest. Be sure to share how your product solves or relieves problems for your potential customer.
Partner with someone. If possible, collaborate with another business that serves your niche! Working with someone will broaden your audience. You both can tag team potential customers and offer bundles. Click Love Duo for example of an online collaboration.
Set up a system. Make it easy for customers to order your products and make payments. If you’re not directing folks to an online shop for purchases, be sure to collect mailing addresses so you’ll know where to send orders.
I hope these steps are helpful and inspire you to go virtual! During this season we have to be innovative and think outside the box. Be encouraged; you can still get those coins during The Rona!
Tonya Cross – Workshop Facilitator of The Vine Events