The Vine Events has partnered with some amazing local black owned businesses and organizations to host a Black Business Pitch Contest! The final round of the contest is Saturday, January 18th at 2pm EST at Mission House, 120 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury NC 28144. This is a FUBU (For Us By Us) event. We have pooled our resources together to offer pitch winner both monetary and service package all provided by black owned businesses.
The community is invited to attend. Come prepared to cheer on the contestants and shop with local black vendors. Join us in sowing into our community and empowering each other!
The Vine Events’ visionary and workshop facilitator Tonya Cross is hosting an in-person marketing intensive on Saturday, December 14th! The event will be held from 10am – 3pm EST at Vibes, 1024 S. Fulton Street, Unit 2, Salisbury, NC 28144.
Do you have a marketing strategy for your brand, business, or organization for 2020? If you answered NO, this event is for YOU! During the intensive you’ll have an opportunity to develop a digital marketing strategy that’ll expand your customer reach. Tonya will also share marketing advice and tips that got her women’s fashion accessory brand Accented Glory featured on Essence and MarthaStewart.com Shops as Etsy Finds! The cost for this event is $55. Invest in yourself and your vision by purchasing your ticket on Eventbrite by Saturday, December 7th!
The Vine Events’ visionary Tonya Cross is partnering with TheOper8tor and LaDonna Bracy for a Virtual Vision Board Party on Saturday, November 9th at 10am CST! This is an online event for women entrepreneurs who are interested in mapping out their personal or brand vision for the coming weeks, months, or year. Visit the Facebook Event Page to sign up for this event!
For 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
Wow, another year is coming to an end! We would like to thank all our fans and followers for your support and making this year a success. We have great things planned for 2013 and we’re looking forward to sharing them with you in the months to come.
Looking back over 2012, we just wanted to share “Three Lessons Learned” during our first full year in business.
1. Build A Community-Within our first full year in business, we learned the importance of community and have built a rapport with our fans, followers, and discussion participants. The majority of our RealTalk discussion topics and features we added to our social network pages were suggested by our fans/followers. All their suggestions enabled more interaction and intriguing dialogue within The Vine Events’ family.
2. Embrace Technology-Our team is truly thankful for the tools technology offers. HootSuite became our best friend during our first full year in business. We also connected with some wonderful people around the globe we probably would have never meet if it wasn’t for the wide reach technology offers. Our connections with other small businesses through social networks was also very beneficial. They offered great advice and encouragement that facilitated our entrepreneur journey.
3. Building A Business Is A Process-The reality that building a business is a process set in early. Our team’s marketing and advertising skills was put to the test during our full first year. Our mindset going in was that we will learn from our mistakes and keep it moving. We didn’t allow pass failures to keep us from trying new and different tactics/techniques. We received much encouragement from other small business owners that was instrumental in keeping us pressing forward and for that we say thanks.
We hope you found our “Three Lessons Learned” to be helpful and encouraging. We want to hear from you. What lessons have you learned during 2012? Please leave a reply in the comment box. Thanks.
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