commitment & clarity

Being an entrepreneur requires a certain mind set and commitment in order to achieve a positive end result.
Each of us has a file on wealth in our mind. This file contains our personal beliefs that include why being wealthy would be great. But for many people, their file also includes information as to why being rich might not be so great. These people have mixed internal messages around money and especially wealth.

In fact, the #1 reason most people don't get what they want is they don't know what they want. Rich people are totally clear they want wealth. They are unwavering in their desire. They are fully committed to creating wealth. They will do "whatever it takes" to have wealth as long as it's moral, legal and ethical. Rich people do not send mixed messages to the universe. Poor people do.

You have to believe in your heart you can do it and you deserve it. If you are not fully committed to creating wealth, chances are you won't.

Micro Loans for Small Businesses

According to the Center for Women's Business Research, women of color start businesses at three to five times the rate of other groups. One of the primary obstacles to growing their businesses to the same level of success as other groups is gaining access to capital. Further research indicates that women business owners that do obtain capital make an average of four attempts to obtain a bank loan or line of credit and more than 20 attempts to obtain equity capital.

Access to capital is key to the success of small businesses. If you own a small business in the District of Columbia and need access to capital, you may want to consider applying for a micro loan. DC Government just announced a pilot micro loan program. The loans are restricted to certified business enterprises (CBE) but you never know, this might be the one attempt that works in your favor. Click here for more details and application instructions.