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Sunday, December 30, 2007


Discover Your Inner Diva - Just Dazzlind Productions

Dawn Martin,(Dayton, Ohio), CEO and founder of Just Dazzlind Productions. The goal for her business is to uplift, enhance, motivate, and celebrate the Full Figured Woman. We have been in business now for 2 years and growing; and being a Model herself for the past 21 years, Dawn has firsthand experience on both sides of the industry (Modeling & Educating). First being a Standard Size model and teaching for Barbizonin San Francisco, now a Plus Size model and educator in Dayton. Dawn has spoken to many women that have expressed their desires to not only join this industry, but most just want to know the basics in etiquette to help them better themselves for whatever goals they are trying to achieve, thus The Diva In Me Conference was born. First starting with social activates and now blossoming into a complete Educational and Success tool for our market of women and teenaged young ladies. The Diva In Me Conference is the first ever of its kind, as it features the needs of Plus Size Women and Teens only. There are many Conferences out there but none that only focus on these topics and in this arena. Dawn is pleased to say that the public has fully embraced her vision and has opened its doors for more information.

Diva In Me is becoming a Conference by demand, which means we will be touring the country introducing our vision and goals to the women of the United States. Every woman USA has needs and being Plus Size comes with the basics as well as many others such as; Health, Finance, Beauty, Self-Esteem and a host of others. The team wants to be the vessel that helps and address these needs.

In order to maintain their goals, partnering with other businesses and organizations such as The Witness Project, and Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness, is a must for their success. Many have requested the need for basic etiquette in our young ladies and they not only want to meet this challenge but also become a Big Sister to their cause, by doing so they not only change the view points of these ladies but also celebrate their successes. Dawn also wants to be a Support mechanism for the everyday working women and be her foundation for her success.

Dawn Martin hopes that all will join her in the development, enhancement, motivation and education of the Plus Size Woman and Teen Young Lady.

Dawn Martin
CEO/ Just Dazzlind Productions


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Sunday, December 23, 2007


Black and Self Published - Howto Guide for Writers

A Guide for aspiring writers and those interested in Self Publishing, writing their own book. If I could learn how to write my own book, so can you!

Black and Self Published by LaShanda Henry

As a Black Entreprenur, finding the finances to fund your project is often easier said than done. It is for that reason that self-publishing my first book sounded like a great idea to me and possibly the same holds true for you. Having self-published several books, I've learned a few things along the way that I thought might be of interest to any writer interested in entering the world of self-publishing.

This is the first of several of my featured posts entitled 'Black and Self Published.' In these posts I'd like to share with you everything I've learned as a young auther/ Black Entrepreneur. I'm going to show you how I published my first book, what resources I used, why I both love and hate self-publishing, and the valuable lessons that I have learned along the way.

Read this complete post: Black and Self Published: Learn How to Write Your Own Book

Monday, December 10, 2007


Web Design Packages Starting $250 : Black Business Holiday Special

Simply Exquisite Events, Wedding Planning ServicesYou don't need to spend hundreds or even over $1000 plus to get the site design that you want. Let LaShanda Henry, founder of Urban Dynamics Black Business Web Tools design or re-Design your website at a price you can afford.

I am currently offering my web design services to those interested in setting up a small website with great design and quick service at a low price. I just finished working on Simply Exquisite Events (, an elegant wedding website. The site looks great and I finished it in under a week!

Though I have experience working with a variety of companies, I specialize in working with Small Black Businesses interested in developing quality websites. I offer 2 Web Packages at $250 and $350; the difference is the smaller package includes design for upto 8 pages and the latter package is for upto 16 webpages. These packages do not include shopping cart design.

In addition to site design my web packages include 4 custom graphics including banner design, inclusion in the Search Urban Directory, Urban Dynamics Black Business Web tools - 1 Year premium account membership, and 2 site updates (simple text editing/image inclusion) after design completion, along with a complimentary consultation on setting up web hosting/domain registration if needed. I require a partial payment of half the total fee before starting a project, and then other half after completion. All service fees are paid through paypal.

I also provide graphics design, custom banner services starting at $15. All custmers recieve a 50% Discount for the Urban Dynamics Black Banner Rotator (read about the ad rotaion here) or inclusion on the Urban Chique Afro-eBoutiques Site. Click here to read more about my graphics design services or visit

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This offer is for a limited time only so reserve your web design slot before the holiday rush. For more details email me:

LaShanda Henry
Urban Dynamics Black Business Web Tools

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Sunday, December 09, 2007


A Showcase of Successful Black Women

Successful Sista Profiles
After creating the Successful Black Business Women page, I received emails from many women who were interested in being added to the list, so I decided to revamp the listing into an ongoing directory of Successful Sista Profiles. For those of you who haven't already reviewed the site, this listing was created to give tribute to the many Black Women past and present who have paved the way for aspiring Business Women of Color. The site is also intended to serve as a resource for entrepreneurs looking to find experienced women in their area of interest for sources of information, inspiration, guidance, or networking. And last but not least, I wanted this listing to serve as a promotional tool for the Sistas listed; an innovative way to share their work with the entire web community.

I will regularly update the Successful Sista Profiles to feature more Black Women, mixing in both well known and new faces. If you are a Black Woman / Woman of Color with a business Big or Small and you would like to add your profile to the listing please review the Successful Black Business Women page for more details.

Successful Sista Profiles was created by Lashanda Henry for the Black Business Women Connect Blog. Official Url:

Be sure to also review the Black Business Tools featured on the blog and remember to join the group.

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Increasing Your Holiday Web Sales

It goes without saying that the holiday season is a great time to boost your holiday sales. Everyone is online shopping taking advantage of the sales and free shipping; spending money that all us entrepreneurs are dieing to make! Given the fact that this is a great time to profit from your online business, I've been writing quite a few black business posts about internet marketing and generating more traffic to your site. And among the feedback I've been getting one fellow entrepreneur made a great point, she basically said that "It's not the traffic I'm focused on, it's turning those clicks into cash."

Beyond getting more online visitors to your site, I'm sure you too are more concerned with making sales. You and me both. It is for that reason that I've been working really hard on several holiday marketing strategies, some of which Jamila White explains in her article: "Seven Tricks for More Holiday Web Sales". I recently came across Jamila's article and thought she did a really good job at explaining some of the key eCommerce techniques one needs to know when trying to boost web sales in addition to drawing in more traffic.

So in addition to featuring this great post: "Seven Tricks for More Holiday Web Sales", I wanted to show you how I have actually put some of these strategies to pratical good use. Perhaps you can find a few tricks that might work for you.

  1. My Sites are extra Holiday Special: Multiple Shades of You, Mahogany Momma, and the Urban Gift Guide all feature images and content related to Christmas and the holidays in general. Tip: Want to know where I get all those great photos for my holiday promotions? - low cost and great quality.
  2. Gift Ideas are a great way to promote your products and create quality holiday content, so I created the Urban Gift Guide, which has generated positive feedback. If you don't have products to sell, but you have a blog and use Google adsense, creating holiday posts is a great way to take advantage of those holiday Google ad clicks.
  3. Gift Certificates, Giveaways, or Discounts are musthaves during the Holiday Season. My Black Business eBook is currently on sale and I am featuring holiday contests on Black Freebies.
  4. Last but not least, in addition to regularly posting/promoting my holiday specials I offer other businesses the opportunity to promote on my pages. My main webpage Multiple Shades of You currently features banner promotion of Cocoaprints Greeting Cards and the new movie movie The Perfect Holiday, featuring an all star cast of Black Actors. Those interested in advertising on the msoy network click here for more details.
Don't let the holiday season pass without taking the initiative to boost your web sales. Tell me, what's been working for you?


Thursday, December 06, 2007


Discover the Secrets of Building Your Black Business Online

Build Your Black Business Online
by LaShanda Henry

"Build Your Black Business Online" is an eBook for Black Entrepreneurs interested in expanding their business online. Retail value $16.98, currently on sale for $5.75. This guide features information about how to market, network, advertise, promote your business online and more. Take advantage of the sale while it lasts. This is the perfect African American Christmas Gift for your self or for the Black Entrepreneur in your life. View more info Buy Book Now

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Ronda Yates - Sunshine Creations Party Planner

Ronda Yates, CEO and founder of Sunshine Creations 4 U, is a decorating/Party planning business designed for those of you who don’t have the extra time, patience or the ideas to plan the “perfect party”.

Decorating parties has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager. I used to decorate for family and friends as a hobby. When the offers to decorate started pouring in, I decided to take my hobby to the next level and open up my own decorating business. It was not easy to start my own business but with my hard work, dedication and the continued support from my family and friends I made it happen for myself. I love my creations and love to see the joy and appreciation on my clients faces when they walk into their event and see what “Sunshine Creations 4 U” has done for them. I decided to name my business “Sunshine Creations 4 U ” because I always considered my self as a bright and bubbly person. I love the sunshine and my decorations were my own creations. The 4 U part was added because everything I do is for the customer because without them there would be no me.

I’m preparing to take my decorating business to the next level and introduce “Sunshine Creations 4 U to the entertainment world. This would be a big step for me, but If I continue to stay focused and determined, I know I can do it.

I’m located in the Brooklyn, NY area. I specialize in Balloon Arches, Birthday parties, Sweet Sixteens, Anniversaries parties, Bridal & Baby Showers, Weddings, Wedding Receptions & more. If you’d like to set up an appointment, contact me at or you can view my creations at


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Have you heard about Tina's Business Solutions?

“The Ultimate Virtual assistant company that's the solution to your business needs”

Tina's Business Solutions is designed for today's busy business owner, entrepreneur, real estate agent and individual. T.B.S. is here to handle all of your administrative needs. They provide efficient service virtually in order for you to concentrate on other aspects of your business. Services include:

* Word Processing Service
* General and legal transcription
* Data entry
* Real estate agent support
* Email management
* Notary (California Only)
* Business travel services
* Book keeping
* Power Point Presentations
* Meeting coordination
* Tax Preparation Service

want to learn more about Virtual Assistants visit: Tina's Business Solutions official website:

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You just GottaBCute for the holidays!

From the baby girls to the grown and sexy, here is a new trendy urban clothing line all the sistas can enjoy.

GottaBCute's clothing line sells tees for infants through junior/adults including plus sizes with screen print, rhinestuds, rhinestones, or crystals. GottaBCute also sells towels, bibs, onesies, and sleeper gowns. In addition to their line, GottaBCute sells sports bras and capris with rhinestones, hats, tote bags, silicone bracelets, and their newest additions are flip flops with swarovski crystals for kids and adults, and doggie tees with rhinestuds. Prices range from $2.99 up to $69.99 so get your online shopping on today!

For more details visit: and check out the myspace page: Email at if you are interested in the new flip flops and doggie tees as well as the infant and toddler products.

You just GottaBCute for the holidays!


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Thursday, November 29, 2007


Black Blogs and Blog Building Tools

If you are looking to generate more traffic for your blog here are a few great sites to look into and join:

Blog Catalog
Feed Burner
Black Women Bloggers
Black Blogs : Search Urban Directory
Black Blogs: Black Refer Directory

Originally featured on Black Business Women Connect


$7.95 - Black PR Post Opportunity

Want more clicks? Get a Black Buzz PR Plug...

Quite a few of my readers have asked me to help them generate more online traffic to their websites and from time to time I try to feature various Black Businessess on my websites and blogs. This being the holiday season, everyone is online right now so it is a great time for online businesses to take advantage of innovative ways to be seen.

For the next 3 days I am offering a website plug opportunity for those who are interested in tapping into my growing network. For $7.95 I will post your site summary, article, press release, or product promotion on the following pages:

  1. Black Business Women Connect
  2. Black Online Entrepreneurs
  3. Sistas Making Money [Blog] + 1 Bulletin Post
  4. 1 Free Text Only Submission to the Search Urban Directory

This offer expires 12/1/07 so take advantage of it while there is time. This is a great opportunity for those looking to connect with Black Professionals who might be interested in their services AND adding your links to relevant pages is a great way to help improve your search engine optimization. The RSS Feeds for these sites search engine friendly and are featured on various yahoo groups and social groups like: Black Business Women Connect [the group] and Networking Black Women Who Work at Home [yahoo newsgoup].

Essentially I am offering you the opportunity to have your submission posted on multiple pages, to increase your online exposure.

How does the Black Buzz PR Plug Work?

  1. Send your submission/website info to:
    Subject = Black Buzz PR Submission
  2. Submit your site to the Seasrch Urban Directory

If your submission is approved it will be posted online and you will recieve a paypal invoice. All submissions will be screened, and not all will be accepted. I will only approve content that is relevant to African American online viewers and that does NOT include profanity, violence, or pornography. I also am NOT accepting submissions that include large images or consist of more than 1, small, tasteful relevant image.

Take advantage of this and take care!

Urban Dynamics Black Business Web Tools

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Urban Gift Guide

Friday, November 23, 2007


Black Freebies on Black Friday

Here are a few choice Black Freebie offers in honor of Black Friday.

  1. Carol's Daughter - Share the Love Sweepstakes
    Enter to Win Mary J Blige Cds, Carol's Daughter Gift Baskets, Rocawear T Shirts and more.

  2. Free Lip Gloss from Queen Latifah's Cover Girl Collection

  3. Essence Magazines Get Even Contest
    Win Free Cosmetics for Your Skin

  4. 75% Off Black Business Marketing Guide

  5. Mahogany Momma's Fabulous Fall Sale: eMagazine for Black Moms

  6. Aretha Franklin CD Contest

  7. Visit Giveaway of the

  8. Free College Cds, Scholarships and Application Waivers for Black Students

  9. Get Free Black Clipart for Your website of myspace page!

  10. Join the Black Freebies Email List: It's Free!


African American Christmas
Holiday Movies, Books, and Gift Ideas

Urban Gift Guide


75% off Black Business Online Marketing Guide

Build Your Black Business Online
by LaShanda Henry
75% off Coupon in Honor of Black Friday!

"Build Your Black Business Online" is an eBook for Black Entrepreneurs interested in expanding their business online. This guide features information about how to market, network, advertise, promote your business online and more.

Coupon Code: 5683H27E
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Urban Banner Design - Only $15

Graphics Design Available
468x60 pixel Banner Design - $20
120x90 pixel Banner Design - $15
Other Sizes - request pricing information

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Graphic Examples

Do you already have a banner that you want to promote? Looking for Low Cost Banner Advertising? Review multiple shades of you add packages starting at $19.95, online advertising opportunities designed with African American websites in mind.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Do you read my Black Business Blog?

I'll be posting quite a bit of Business related posts this month, so I won't be able to cross post them here and on my other favorite spaces. If you want to stay up to date with my Business Blog posts subscribe to the Black Business Women Blog:

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Making Friends on Myspace

It's no secret that all the hopeful entrepreneurs have flocked to myspace looking for a new audience, new customers, big networks and lots of money. Everyone logs on and sets up a profile, believing that if they build it the friends will come and THEN most sadly realize that that they don't have as many friends as they want and that they quite seem to understand how a site so simple to setup is so difficult to promote on.

First off you need to realize that myspace is full of people just like you, and we are all trying to network our way to the top so in order to get noticed on myspace you have got to stand out. Before I get to the nuts and bolts of how to stand out on myspace and gain more friends, let me first tell you why I think this whole process is important.

As a Black Entrepreneur with limited start up money I've been trying to map Low Budget Marketing down to a science because quite frankly I am more interested in making money than spending what little I have. That being said, Myspace is one of those social networks that - if used properly, can help increase your web visibility without you having to spend a dime. Nice idea right. Of course most people understand this concept, they just don't get how it translates into putting up a profile and adding a bunch of friends you've never met.

Ok, so let me explain that part from a personal perspective. My flagship myspace page, Sistas Making Money has almost 3,000 friends, which is an impressive size friend list to some and practically minuscule to others. Either way, it is a community that I built filled with businesses, entrepreneurs, and women who are interested in my products, articles and services. Every time I create a blog post, add a new friend or post a bulletin, I am connecting to thousands of potential viewers and customers in a matters of clicks and minutes. Creating this page has allowed me to not only share my work with others, but find out about some very interesting Black Businesses and entrepreneurs, many of which I would not have discovered on my own, or even through Google.

So in a nutshell that is why I created my page, and how I use myspace to share and network with others. Let me now tell you how I did it so that you can work on building your myspace friend list and making the most of your profile.

After researching myspace marketing (I'm a research fanatic, you should be too), I realized that I was going to have to develop a myspace marketing strategy if I wanted to be seen, so I did the following:

  1. Tried to Pick a Name that was Catchy and Relevant to what I wanted to promote. My focus was Black Business Women so I decided to go with Sistas Making Money, because every body wants to make money so the chances of people clicking on my profile to see what it was about what high.
  2. You also want to make sure you set an eye catching profile image. Folks love the Sistas Making Money logo, it stands out. In a sea of myspace profiles, you want to up your chances of being noticed in a crowd.
  3. Two things I personally avoid in my design are embedding music, if I am not a musician and using background images that make it hard to read my profile text. Sometimes too much flash makes viewers run fast. I personally like adding friends with cool but simple layouts, clear links to their website, great product photos, and interesting blogs.
  4. My most important criteria for adding friends is whether or not they meet my target audience. I don't believe in adding every person that sends you a friend request just to up your numbers because at the end of the day when I am sending out blog posts and bulletins I want to know that my list is largely comprised of people who are interested in what I have to say, rather than myspace fantatics looking to up their friend count. Don't get me wrong, I make it a point to add a few random friends every now and again, but 90% of my Sistas Making Money friend circle is comprised of Professional, Innovative Black Women entrepreneurs. I like it that way, and keeping it that way also helps the friends in my circle easily navigate my friend list and find interesting people to add to their circle.
  5. Which brings me to my BIG point about making new friends on myspace. For at least the first month that I created Sistas Making Money I spent at least three hours a week looking for friends and manually adding them to my list. This amounted to only a few hundred friends but the end result was a list that quickly started to build itself. Once you pass the 500 mark by manually adding friends and accepting friend requests as they come in, you will start to find that more people are requesting your friendship which means less work for you.
  6. Again, I want to emphasize that I tried to make friends with folks most relevant to my business and pro Black Women Initiatives. But I didn't try to exclusively link to big profile sites because chances are you won't initially be in their top friend list on their profile page, which means unless you are constantly adding comments to their page (a good way to promote yourself but lots of manual work), you won't get seen on big profile pages so they won't really help build your visibility. In addition to a few high profile pages, mix it up with folks with medium size friend lists, your closest of close friends, and friends with no friend circle at all. It really helps to be in the top listing of a persons profile, because chances are when someone comes to their page to either comment or to find new friends, they are going to click on the pages of the first friends they see.
  7. As I mentioned above commenting is also alot of work, but its a great way to show your friends some love and promote yourself at the same time.
  8. Don't forget to review my Sistas Making Money friendship circle, and add a few of my friends and ME to your list.

Related Posts:
- Sista-To-Sista: How Online Networking Works
- Black Business and Myspace Marketing


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SEO and Search Urban: Black Directory

Search Urban: Black Directory
When it comes to SEO, one of the most common techniques for optimizing your site for search engines, is getting your site listed on other websites that:

  • Have Related Web Content
  • Generate Strong Web Traffic
  • Reach your target Audience
  • Have High Goolge Page Rank (a Page Rank of 4 or Higher
  • Provide Relevant Banner Exchanges or Ad Packages

The Search Urban Directory was created to do all these things and more, with the primary goal of promoting Black Websites while providing African American online viewers with access to the best, quality Black pages online and highlighting new, websites and information that is relevant to the Black Community at Large. From Black News and Commentary to Websites for Black Women and support for Black Business, Search Urban aims to spread the word about all that is Hot, Positive, Quality, Educational, Entertaining, and Innovative as far as Black Online Content.

The best part of the Search Urban Directory is that it is featured on several sites, so that site submitters get the most exposure possible. Search Urban Sites include:

Review the directory or submit your black website today. Search Urban Directory:

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Succesful Black Business Women

Successful Black Business Women

I recently created a listing of Successful Black Business Women to know. Having spoken to other female Entrepreneurs of Color who were interested in learning more about Sistas in Business for guidance and also for inspiration,I thought this would be a very useful list to create. The list is in no particular order and it contains Black Professional Women in a range of careers and varying degrees of success. From the biggest Icon and Idol,Oprah to new entrepreneurs and young entrepreneurs, the listing is meant to give my fellow Black Women and also Black Men in Business, a look at how much faith, hard work, and innovation really does pay off.

Official Url:

Enjoy the list.


Multiple Shades of You Online
Creating Positive Black Content for Black People


Black Business Women Online - New Blog

Now that the formally known blog, "Sistapreneurs Network" is transfered to new blog "Black Business Women Online", there is a new blog feed to subscribe to:

Subscribe in a reader

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Friday, October 19, 2007


New Site Featuring Urban Boutiques

Urban Chique Afro E-Boutiques
A Collection of Black Owned or Operated Shops
Clothing. Beauty. Gifts. Cosmetics

Visit the Site. Add Your Shops. Enjoy.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Update your Site with quality Black Clipart

A great place to find professional African American photography, clipart, and flash movies to add to your website *Please note: The images in this post are not free clipart, they are simply illustrations of the quality clipart you will find on, so do not copy them. Go to and purchase these and other African Amerian clipart images.

The Black Clipart Directory
For a complete listing of black clip art and free clipart sites, visit multiple shades of you online and reviewe the black clipart section.

-Search Urban: Black Directory

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


The Secret to Creating Your Own e-books

I love writing, and when I discovered that I could turn my personal howtos into e-books everyone could enjoy, I went nuts! If you want to create your own e-book or if you are interested in why they are becoming so popular, let me fill you in on my e-book howto success.

First and foremost, creating e-books is are great for several reasons:

  1. Sharing Your Knowledge, Skill Set, or Experience with Others
  2. Generating Extra Income
  3. Generating Traffic to Your site
  4. Marketing Your Product or Service
  5. Building a Network of Interested Readers

I create my e-books for these and other reasons. My first collection, Mahogany Momma eGuides, is special to me because it allows me to share my advice and resources with other African American mothers. It also always me to have total control over creating a Mommy Magazine that fits my interests and reader circle. In addition to Mahogany Momma, I also have a series of Black Business eBooks available on Urban Dynamics: The Web Resources for Black Busiess Owners and Entrepreneurs. I've created over 10 African American e-Books this year, and I'm looking forward to working on the next one.

Now Down to the HowTo Part
  1. Pick a topic of interest to you that you know you can research and successfully write about
  2. Create an Outline of Your eBook, separate your points into chapters and focus on finishing one chapter at a time. Breaking up your text into smaller parts makes it easier to write about
  3. Do your research, write, edit, repeat (continue this process until you create something that's professional, quality, and what you envision it to be)
  4. Now I'm an MS Word fanatic but if you do not have access to word another processing program to take advantage of is Google Docs and SpreadSheets, this is Free Online Software and great for creating documents
  5. If you are trying to creating an e-book with special features like embedded tables, a calender, etc., take a look at the free downloadable templates that Microsoft Office provides.
  6. Once you have created your e-book you will need to design a book cover. Now here is my biggest of secrets.... I use for great high quality African American images, Black clipart, and stock photography. You can get an istock image for between $1 and $5. It's so cheap and the quality is so great, if you didn't know this is one of the best kept net secrets there is.
  7. Now open your grapics program and design that cover! Or pay someone to do it for you.
  8. After the book and the cover is done, convert your e-Book into .pdf form. I use the software: pdf995, it works and its free.
  9. The best place to sell your e-book is, this site provides free and affordable services for those who want to sell downloads like e-books or software. You can even create your own affiliate program to boost traffic and generate more revenue.
  10. When I go to events like Black Expos or Book Fairs, my e-Books provide great merchandise for extra sales and also promotional giveaways or trades. Now you are probably wondering how I promote my e-books offline. I burn them onto cds! You can by a pack of 100 cds and cases and sell your e-book cds for as much as you like. And if you want to go for a more professional look, sometimes I get my CDs professionally printed by Again, this is another great, cheap site to take use of. It is even a great resource for those who want to put their songs or movies on cd or dvd.
  11. If you want to find out more about how to market your e-book visit Urban Dynamics Black Business website and read this post on Tips for Advertising Online.
Now there you have it, this is how I make me e-Books and how you can make some too. At first it will take awhile to get out all the kinks, but I'm sure you will figure it out. And for added inspiration take a look at all my African American e-Books.

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Good Luck! And Happy Writing...
lhenry []

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Saturday, October 13, 2007


Building Your Black Business Online : New Resources

Here are are few of my Black Business Online resources for anyone interested in learning more about urban eCommerce, Marketing, Web Development, and expanding their networking circle.

Urban Dynamics: web tools and advice for Black Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
The official url:

Black Business Women Connect

Small Business, Big Money [new site]

Sistas Making Money on Myspace

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Black Business E-Books | Black Business Books | Sistas Making Money on Myspace | Sistapreneur Social Group

Friday, October 12, 2007


Learn How I Built My Black Businsses Online

I often receive emails from individuals interested in expanding their online business. Some people want to know how to generate more traffic, others are looking for web design advice, and most are looking for ways to make money. A few years ago I developed Urban Dynamics, web tools for Black Business Owners and Entrepreneurs. I recently updated the site to better answer the questions of those who would like to better build their business online.

Urban Dynamics is packed with information. It includes:
- Marketing Advice
- Traffic Generating Tips
- Web Howtos
- Black Business News and RSS Feeds
- Black Business Networking Links
- Business Book Recommendations
- Banner and Advertising Campaigns
- Web Design Packages
- And More

The official url:

Do Check Out My:
Black Business E-Books | Black Business Books | Sistas Making Money on Myspace | Sistapreneur Social Group

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Website designer / graphics designer available...

If you are looking for a web designer or graphics, let me know. Perhaps I can help.

Founder of Multiple Shades of You Online and Black Moms Club

Thursday, October 04, 2007


Explore the Multiple Shades of You

Please visit Multiple Shades of You Online, a premier website for African American weblinks, news, and information. Also take a look at the Search Urban Directory, submit your website.

Multiple Shades of You
Black Content for Black People

-lhenry [msoy founder]

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Black Business E-Books | Black Business Books | Sistas Making Money on Myspace | Sistapreneur Social Group

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Marketing Opportunities on Growing Black Network

Multiple Shades of You Online ( a premier Black Search Engine and African American Web Portal is currently offering cross-promotional ad packages to Black Advertisers looking for a new and growing network that offers quality ad promotion. msoy produces positive African American websites, and promotes other black sites within the msoy network. receives approx 8,000 unique hits monthly (view details) and includes a network of sites that are quickly growing an online audience. The msoy network includes:


Producing and promotiong positive African American websites

Search Urban | Search Black Website Directory on multiple shades of you online Lil' Bits Online: African American Cartoon Characters: Multicultural Kids Online Activities, Coloring Pages, and books.. Black Girl Click: A Searchine Engine for African American Women An Online Community for Black Moms Black Proffesional Web: Online books and marketing resources for Black Entrepeneurs
Sistas Making Money on Myspace A Blog for African American  parents and children African American Magazine Subscriptions
Black Movie Trailers, Tv Clips and film shorts Multiple Shades of You Online: African American Search Engine Mahogany Momma Guides: Online guides for African American Moms Black Business Women Connect - A Network for Sistapreneurs

Available advertising packages start at $9.95 and currently range from site submission to the Search Urban Directory to Banner Rotation. The msoy network's audience is largely comprised of young, professional, African American Women. For more details about msoy and its advertising opportunities, click here. E-mail me if you have any questions or you are interested in banner design lhenry[at]

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Thursday, September 27, 2007


Top Sistapreneur Posts - Black Business Howtos

The Sistapreneur Site is all about sharing Black Business Howtos and news articles, so I decided that in between blogging, I would highlight some of the top sistapreneur - black business related posts for those who didn't get a chance to read them.

  1. Sistapreneurs are you connected?
  2. Most Popular Black Sites Online
  3. Make Money Using Myspace
  4. Sista-to-Sista: Online Networking Works
  5. Top 25 Home Based Business Ideas
  6. Ethnic Niche Marketing on Yahoo Groups
  7. Design your websites with quality Black Photos and Clipart
  8. Common Home Based Business Ideas for Black Women
  9. 50 Networking Websites for Black Women
  10. Lowcost Ethnic Marketing Tips
  11. 10 Reasons You Aren't Rich
  12. What is Online Networking Really All About
  13. Black Entrepreneur Howto Guides
  14. African American Women Step Up in the Business World
  15. Black Business and Myspace Marketing

For those sistapreneurs who are also single moms, here is something for youth: My ebook, Seeking Support - A Guide for Single Black Mothers is largely comprised of information about programs, books, and websites that offer services to single mothers,teen moms, low-income families and African American parents. Some of the resources featured in this guide focus on issues like:

* Support for Teen Mothers and Pregnant Women
* Job Training and Work At Home Business Ideas for Moms
* Financial Advice and Debt Solutions for Single Mothers
* Low cost Child Care
* And More.

If you would like to get a copy of this Guide, which is actually an eBook. You can download a copy at Mahogany Momma's eGuide Website.

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Sunday, September 16, 2007


Want to promote your site for free?


If you would like to promote your site/business for free, join the new network 'Black Business Women Connect" and post your biz in the Sista-to-Sista Services Forum.

The group just keeps getting bigger, so join today and connect with other female entrepreneurs and Business Women.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Black B-to-B Services Continued...

Here are a few Black Business owners promoting their services...

My name is Enoch Mubarak. I am President,CEO of Mubarak Inter-prizes.
Mubarak Inter-prizes is a full spectrum marketing company
spearheading African American people, products, talents and skills
into the 21st century and beyond.

Visit us online at:

Sincerely,Enoch Mubarak
Pres.CEO Mubarak Inter-Prizes


I am Tina Carter. My business is Tina's Business Solutions. I offer
administrative support to minority businesses virtually. I specialize in
word processing, Notary and transcription services. Tina's Business
Solutions is the solution to your administrative needs.

Tina Carter
Tina's Business Solutions & Notary
the solution to your administrative needs
(562) 221-8694 cell/office


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Saturday, September 08, 2007


Black B-to-B Services

If you have a business that provides services to other businesses, specifically black businesses - take a moment and add details about your biz here. Add a comment and share your service with others.


Monday, July 30, 2007


Assistance with Advertising

Here is a great post from Shani aka NicoleJvon:

Originally posted on my yahoo group: Networking Black Women Who Work At Home

I suggest you build a website. If you don¢t have one and would like one for free with your own domain name I suggest you go here this is a good way to attract customers via the web. People usually want something to look at.

2nd check out a few of these sites

Here is something else I found helpful

1. Create the best content you can with the best products you can possibly offer. Your content is your best advertisement - if visitors love your content, then they will go back and spread the word to others.

2. Make it easy for users to recommend your site. Viral marketing is very important -- and easy to tap on the Web. But give your users the tools. Get a Recommend this Site script from websites such as and similar directories of scripts. Some even go as far as giving incentives to those who recommend the site to their friends. If only 10 people go to your site, but these 10 people invite 10 more - that's additional traffic that you get for FREE!

3. Rank well in the search engines (organic search results, not the pay per click). SEs can be a big source of traffic. The key is to create the best content in your niche. If you have good content, other websites will gladly link to you and offer your site as a resource to their audience. Check the on-page factors and be sure to get linked from authority sites in your topic area.

If you are going to read only one piece on search engine optimization, I suggest you read Brett Tabke of's "Successful Site in 12 Months with Google Alone: 26 steps to 15k a day."

4. Send out press releases. While outfits charge as much as $650 per release, there are free press release submission places on the Web. Press releases allow you to (a) attract media attention; (b) get more back links to your website without sending each website an email request; and (c) get more visibility especially if your press release gets in Google News or Yahoo News. You can send your press release via our Press Release Submission Form

5. Submit articles. Write articles and submit them to websites accepting author submissions. You get exposure for your business; establishes you as an authority in your field, and allows you to get back links for your website. If 50 websites publish your article and it contains a link back to your website, then you easily get 50 links from a single article. The more links you have, the greater your chances for increasing your search engine rankings.

6. Improve your conversion. Getting visitors is one thing; getting them to buy your products is a whole different story. Read the article "10 Ways to Convert Visitors to Buyers" for tips on how to improve your conversion rates.

7. Syndicate your content. You can auto-pilot your marketing and attract visitors every time you update your content via RSS feeds. Or if you have a blog, you can use it to draw customers repeatedly to your website. Bookmark our Resources for Marketing Your Blogs and RSS Feeds to help you spread the word about your RSS feeds or blog.

8. Use free classifieds. Post a link to your site for free where it is allowed (always read the Terms of Use). Examples are:

Let me know if any of this helps

Shani aka NicoleJvon

Reddi Business Solutions

Better Solutions for Better Business

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Black Websites: Generating more online traffic

Lately I've come across quite a few online entrepeneurs with good business ideas, and great sites, but no clue how to generate web traffic. This is something that even the most web savy business owners are always trying to improve, so I figured I would focus on this topic for a few days.

For any and every newbie out there, when you seriously want to generate more site traffic the first thing you have to do is research! Sounds simple I know, but the question is research what? Well, you need to define your target audience and find out what sites the like as well as what content those sites generally carry.

I'm in the business of creating black websites, so while doing my own research I thought it was a good idea to create a list of some of the most traffic heavy black sites online. If you have a large African American target audience as well, this is definitely a list that you want to check out.

You also want to start visiting websites and forum where fellow web entrepreneurs frequent. I encourage many of my fellow Black Business Women to connect with me though my Sistas Making Money on myspace page or popular forums like izania and connecting black. One imporant part of generating traffic is creating business alliances, these are the people who can give you that free -priceless advice we are always looking for and also potentially provide you with free or lowcost ad space (provided their website attracts the type of people you want to market to). For example my site, Sistapreneurs Network attracts professional black women, so I tend to work with advertisers who want to reach this audience.

You always have to remember that banner advertising isn't just about putting up banners. If you buy ad space on a site that doesn't attract your niche group, then you are wasting your money.

Also, remember that one of the most important traffic builders is search engine optimization. Make sure you have the right keywords listed on your site. If you need help, go to a keyword search tool like: or try google suggestions ( In conjunction with having the right keywords you have to have a google site map. The easier it is for google to search your site, the better chances you have of your pages being indexed in the search engine.

So if your ready to start generating more traffic then go check out your competitor pages, put together a strong list of keywords, and advertise on sites that reach your audience.

I'll be sure to post more on this topic in the future, but this is the best place for you to start.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Fresh Faces 2 U: New Online Community

Hi yall, a new online community is out and the founders would like to tell you all about it....

Fresh is a new online community empowerment platform designed to create new opportunities for struggling artisans, while simultaneously providing a philanthropic community service to the entertainment industry.

Not only are we exposing new talent to the world, but we're creating new ways for models/artisans to get paid. Women from around the world have now come together to create an international community empowerment platform designed specifically to provide a venue for exposure, networking, and alliance-building.

Fresh is a unique tech approach to empowering and facilitating new "Rich Media" entrepreneurs; thereby, creating new products, developing new markets, and generating new sources of revenue for the online entertainment community. This new international community empowerment platform will change the way the game is played...breaking down traditional geographical, economic, and cultural barriers to entry for promising new talent.

Our online community consists of adults involved in, or desiring to be in, the entertainment industry. We are looking for positive people who are willing to help us build and promote this new and unique online community.

Feel free to post up a comment and/or banner telling our friends about you and your interests and/or accomplishments. We are all about Networking and sharing the knowledge.

Please tell your friends about us and go to and spend a dollar (plus transaction fee's) for a good cause.

Peace and Gods Blessings,

Jim Neusom
Executive Producer


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Monday, May 28, 2007


Ethnic Niche Marketing on YahooGroups

I really like niche marketing on yahoo groups, I've found some of my best Black Networking / Biz Women / WAHM circles on yahoo. AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH A TON OF EMAILS IF YOU DO'NT WANT TO... I get my favorite groups sent to my inbox, and for the rest I opt to read them only online, which is a great feature because practically ever day I'm going online looking at my yahoo groups and checking for the messages most relevant to me. I don't usually focus on the number of members, though its nice to be in a group of 500+ members, its also nice to be in smaller groups where you can make stronger connects.

Here are a few of my favorite spots:

Black Women Who Work at Home

Black Entrepreneurs

Sisters in Business

Black Business Owners Network

If you want a complete listing of Black Yahoo Business Groups or more low cost marketing ideas check the e-book:
A Black Online Entrepreneur's Web Guide: Build your Business Online

*Searching on yahoo groups helps, but many of the groups I found through random web surfing becauase the yahoo groups directory doesn't always show you what your looking for if you don't know the right keywords.

hope this helps

-The Sistapreneurs Network
- A New Forum for Black Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs


Quality Black Stock Photography & Clipart

Sign up for istockiStock photo is a great resource for web site developers, graphic designers, self publishers, marketing agents .... just about anybody looking for some quality photography should go to

For web masters of color is a dream come true, because you can find affordable, quality photography, and clipart that reflect African American, Asian, and Hispanic culture. When I say it's affordable I mean it. Unlike other stock shops online, you will pay between $1 and $5 per image or flash content. It doesn't get much cheaper than that!

I've used istock photos to create magazine covers, book covers, and to add an extra something to my websites. When your own digital photos don't cut it, and your looking for more quality clipart than a regular old search engine can give, I would definitely recommend going to istockphoto.

Not only can you find great images, you can also earn revenue by submitting your own photos to istock. Just be advised that there is an online exam you must take and you must be able to create quality commercial images / photography. iStock isn't in the business of taking unprofessional work, so if you are not a great artist this isn't the right program for you. With free membership, low-cost graphics, and opportunity to make money, is truly a dream come true.

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