Join Share Learn: Empowering People With Knowledge

The Beginning…

Back in the 90’s I started hosting monthly bible studies in my home for the mothers with young children in my neighborhood. At the time, I had two young daughters under the age of five. It was an opportunity to meet other women in my new neighborhood and have adult engagement and conversation. I truly enjoyed the bonding experience with other mothers. The conversations expanded beyond our faith; we shared our hopes, dreams and desires in the small intimate setting of my living room.

Needless to say, the word got out to other women outside my neighborhood. Some of them decided they wanted to host similar monthly meetings in their community too. I began creating monthly lesson plans for us that were relevant and life applicable. The interest and participating women grew to the point where we were able to host our first retreat at a local conference center. All along I’m getting hands on experience with creating curriculums, facilitating discussions, and developing event planning skills.

God laid on my heart to make our community meeting groups official. I took the necessary steps and met the requirements to become a women’s organization. Over the years my organization has evolved and shifted focus, but my purpose to educate, encourage, and enlighten has always remained the same.

A small meeting of mothers in my living room many years ago was instrumental in who I have become today.

From Bible Studies to Digital Marketing…

In 2013, I launched my brand Accented Glory. Accented Glory is a handcrafted women’s fashion accessory brand. My specialty is natural hair accessory and Afrocentric jewelry designs. In the beginning, I had no knowledge of managing an e-commerce brand or digital marketing. But what I did know was that if I was going to have any level of success with my brand, I needed to learn about both fast. E-commerce and digital marketing is a world that’s constantly changing. With that being said; I’m always learning!

I also had friends who decided to pursue their passions after forty and weren’t too tech savvy either. So, I created a community for us where I basically share my experiences and lessons learned on my brand building journey. I share tips, advice, and resources that helps me manage my brand’s digital marketing. I also facilitate workshops for small business owners related to branding and marketing.

The online community that I manage is Digital Marketing On A Budget (DMOB). It’s a Facebook group that primarily consist of forty plus aged female entrepreneurs. We’re learning together how to navigate digital marketing and promoting our brands. In the group we have topic discussions and group challenges. I chronicle the steps I’m taking to market Accented Glory and invite my group members to join me and do the same. I show members how to utilize free and low cost marketing resources to promote their brands or organizations.

Empowering Others…

My organization is known as The Vine Events. My tag line is “Empowering People With Knowledge” and hashtag is #JoinShareLearn. Below is why and how this mindset shapes everything I do.

Join – Over the years I’ve learned how to bring people together, whether it’s in-person or online. I believe collective efforts are more effective when we’re invested in each other’s success.

Share – I believe everyone has something of value that they can bring to the table. I encourage group members and workshop participants to share. You never know who you may inspire or encourage.

Learn – No one knows it all and we can learn from each other. I’m a forever learner and open to new views and ideas. I also believe experience is the best teacher; which is why hands on active learning is a key component of my teaching methods.

Love What I Do…

I enjoy assisting others in reaching their fullest potential; it does my heart good. Would you like to be a part of my online community for entrepreneurs? I invite you to join us on Facebook! Click entrepreneurs online community to join.

Tonya – Visionary of The Vine Events

JOIN | SHARE | LEARN

April Topic – Event Promo

Do you host events for your brand, business, or organization? Hosting events whether it’s in-person or online is a great way to expand your reach and showcase your expertise.

To reach more people, promoting your event is key. For the month of April, The Vine Events’ Facebook Group topic is #EventPromo. I’m sharing how to optimize social media for your next event. If you don’t host events, but have been an event vendor, speaker, or sponsor you too can benefit from the discussion. Your expectations of event organizers will be elevated!

Are you a female entrepreneur that’s not too tech savvy and struggle with digital marketing? I’ll show you how to get seen online using free and low cost marketing tools that are user friendly. Click on link Digital Marketing On A Budget to join me in my Facebook Group. Let’s do this!

Tonya – Visionary of The Vine Events

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Join Share Learn – Empowering People With Knowledge

The Vine Event Planning

The Vine Event Planning

The Beginning…

Back in the 90’s I started hosting monthly bible studies in my home for the mothers with young children in my neighborhood. At the time, I hand two young daughters under the age of five. It was an opportunity to meet other women in my new neighborhood and have adult engagement and conversation. I truly enjoyed the bonding experience with other mothers. The conversations expanded beyond our faith; we shared our hopes, dreams and desires in the small intimate setting of my living room.

Needless to say, the word got out to other women outside my neighborhood. Some of them decided they wanted to host similar monthly meetings in their community too. I began creating monthly lesson plans for us that were relevant and life applicable. The interest and participating women grew to the point where we were able to host our first retreat at a local conference center. All along, I’m getting hands on experience with creating curiculums, facilitating discussions, and developing event planning skills.

God laid on my heart to make our community meeting groups official. I took the necessary steps and met the requirements to become a women’s organization. Over the years my organization has evolved and shifted focus, but my purpose to educate, encourage, and enlighten has always remained the same. A small meeting of mothers in my living room many years ago was instrumental in who I have become today.

From Bible Studies to Digital Marketing…

In 2013, I launched my brand Accented Glory. Accented Glory is a handcrafted women’s fashion accessory brand. My specialty is natural hair accessory and Afrocentric jewelry designs. In the beginning, I had no knowledge of managing an e-commerce brand or digital marketing. But what I did know was that if I was going to have any level of success with my brand, I needed to learn about both fast. E-commerce and digital marketing is a world that’s constantly changing. With that being said; I’m always learning!

I also had friends who decided to pursue their passions after forty and weren’t too tech savvy either. So, I created a community for us where I basically share my experiences and lessons learned on my brand building journey. I share tips, advice, and resources that helps me manage my brand’s digital marketing. I also facilitate workshops for small business owners related to branding and marketing.

The online community that I manage is Digital Marketing On A Budget (DMOB). It’s a Facebook group that primarily consist of forty plus aged female entrepreneurs. We’re learning together how to navigate digital marketing and promoting our brands. In the group we have topic discussions and group challenges. I chronicle the steps I’m taking to market Accented Glory and invite my group members to join me and do the same. I show members how to utilize free and low-cost marketing resources to promote their brands or organizations.

Empowering Others…

My organization is known as The Vine Events. My tag line is “Empowering People With Knowledge” and hashtag is #JoinShareLearn. Below is why and how this mindset shapes everything I do.

Join – Over the years I’ve learned how to bring people together, whether it’s in-person or online. I believe collective efforts are more effective when we’re invested in each other’s success.

Share – I believe everyone has something of value that they can bring to the table. I encourage group members and workshop participants to share. You never know who you may inspire or encourage.

Learn – No one knows it all and we can learn from each other. I’m a forever learner and open to new views and ideas. I also believe experience is the best teacher; which is why hands on active learning is a key component of my teaching methods.

Love What I Do…

I enjoy assisting others in reaching their fullest potential; it does my heart good. Would you like to be a part of my online community for entrepreneurs? I invite you to join us on Facebook! Click entrepreneurs online community to join.

Tonya – Visionary of The Vine Events

JOIN | SHARE | LEARN

February Topic – Product Launch

Digital Marketing On A Budget (DMOB) is my Facebook support group for entrepreneurs. We’re a group of forty plus aged women that are not too tech savvy! We are collectively navigating through digital marketing by sharing free and low cost marketing resources that are user friendly.

DMOB is kicking off 2019 with our February Topic Product Launch. Each week, we will focus on a single task to prep for a launch. We believe in taking “Baby Steps”. If you fit our group demographics, I invite you to join us by clicking here.

Tonya – Visionary of The Vine Events

#WorkshopFacilitator #DIYEntrepreneur #TheVineEvents #JoinShareLearn #DMOB

 

Vision Board Party

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It’s a party, it’s a party, it’s a PAR-TA…

One of my annual self-care practices is creating a vision board. A vision board is basically a visual representation of your intentions. I put mine up in my home office. It’s a reminder of what I want to accomplish and helps me refocus when I get off track.

On Sunday, February 3rd I will hosting a Vision Board Party! This will be a fun filled event that I’ll be facilitating. What makes my workshops unique is that you leave with a plan of action to accomplish your goal(s). After the workshop, there’s nothing to it, but to do it.  Also, I provide all the supplies to create your vision board and snacks to get your creativity flowing. All you have to bring to the party is yourself! RSVP by purchasing your ticket before Wednesday, January 30th. Invest in yourself and your vision, because YOU ARE WORTH IT!

Tonya Cross – Visionary of The Vine Events

Date: Sunday, February 3rd

Time: 4 pm EST

Location: Westridge Place Apartments Clubhouse, 100 Donner Drive, Salisbury, NC (Directly behind Westend Plaza formerly known as Salisbury Mall)

Eventbrite Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vision-board-party-tickets-41292028569

**Limited space is available! Purchase your ticket(s) ASAP**

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Selling Online: I’m Broadcasting Live!

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Wow, these months roll around fast! This month’s topic in my entrepreneurs’ Facebook group, Digital Marketing On A Budget, we’re discussing selling online. I’m doing things a little differently this month by broadcasting live in our Facebook group on Tuesdays at 9:30pm EST. During this time, I’ve been sharing advice and tips from my five years of experience, selling my handcrafted women’s fashion accessory brand, Accented Glory, online.

The first week we discussed the basic things you need to sale online.

1. A product or service.
2. A platform to sell on.
3. A way to get your product or service to customers.

The second week we discussed presentation. E-commerce is a very competitive and visual market. Because the customer can’t physically see or touch your product, it’s imperative to present your product or service with quality photos and/or graphics. Your photos should be reflective of your brand and business and allow the customer to visibly assess the value of your product/service.

The third week we discussed identifying your strategic sweet spot. It’s important to have an understanding of what separates you from your competitor and what customer needs your product meets. Your sweet spot is where both of these areas merge together!

This coming Tuesday we’re going to discuss copywriting. I’m going to share different types of written content you can create to promote your brand or small business. So, if this sounds like a topic you’re interested in learning more about, click here to join us!

Tonya – Visionary of Accented Glory and The Vine Events

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DMOB – April Topic

img_1516For the month of April, my entrepreneur support group Digital Market On A Budget (DMOB) is hosting another group challenge! I’m equipping our members with tools that will assist them in creating a digital product. I had already decided to create an affiliates toolbox for my brand Accented Glory in April, so I challenged members to join me and create a product too! Whether it’s a look book, e-guide, how to course, or email opt-in, the possibilities are endless. I’m simply chronicling my thought process and steps I’m taking to bring the toolbox to fruition. I’m looking forward to what the end of the month hold…I LOVE seeing projects finished. Click DMOB to join us on Facebook!

Tonya – Visionary of The Vine Events and Accented Glory

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