70 Tips for Women in Business Nominated For the 2014 Small Business Book Awards

Cleveland, OH, April 30, 2014 - #100BusinessGirls Essentials 70 Tips for Women in Business: A Compilation to Get Unstuck! has been nominated for the 2014 Small Business Book Awards in the category of Motivation.

The Small Business Book Awards celebrate the best business books that appeal to entrepreneurs, small business owners, CEOs, managers and their staffs. The Awards also recognize key resources supporting business book authors and the publishing industry.

The Small Business Book Awards are more than just an honor -- they include a prestigious online event in which readers, fans, book lovers and the small business community show their support for authors and others in the industry. Social media sharing is encouraged, and the Awards technology platform enables book authors to network and engage online with readers and fans.

 "Today's business owners are hungry for information and insights to help them run a successful business. Also, they use books as a way to grow and develop their employees and management teams. The Small Business Book Awards are a way to acknowledge the books that small business owners and entrepreneurs appreciated over the past year," said Ivana Taylor, Book Editor at Small Business Trends, which produces the Awards.

"I wrote this book as an easy to read pocket gem for the woman entrepreneur on the go. It's a tremendous honor to receive an award nomination," noted Jamillah Johnson, author of 70 Tips and co-Founder of #100BusinessGirls.

"This year we've changed a few things. For the first time The Small Business Book Awards are a judged competition, based on excellence. A Judging Panel will determine the winners. We still have Community Voting -- the Community will choose for the 'Community Choice' designation of winners." noted Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and Founder of the Awards.

Voting begins May 1 and concludes May 28, 2014. Click here to place your vote for 70 Tips for Women in Business or visit:

About the Small Business Book Awards
The 2014 The Small Business Book Awards are now in their 6th year. More than just an honor, the Awards are a unique social online event that enables the small business community to nominate, show their support for, and vote on their favorite business books. The Awards combine recognition for a job well done, honors and prestige -- along with providing a high-profile opportunity for authors to engage with fans, network through social media, and increase publicity. The Small Business Book Awards are produced by Small Business Trends, an award-winning online publication, which along with its sister sites, serves over 6,000,000 small business owners, stakeholders and entrepreneurs annually. Small Business Trends for the past six years has published weekend reviews of small business books, amassing nearly 500 independent reviews.

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#100BusinessGirls Spring 2014 NYC Meetup Recap

(Front) L to R: Etophia Lane, Ernestine Johnson, Gwen Green, Jamie Gracia, Jamillah Johnson, Velvet Lattimore, Marsha Perry, Toosdhi Perry, Tanya Brown, Novagrami George, Nzinga Basir. (Back Row) L to R: Christina Barker, Deborah Clark, LaVelle Cook, Kenya Murray, Marian Andoh, and Jessica Sawyer.

On Saturday, March 29th, we hosted our first NYC Let's Do Brunch! Meetup of 2014 at Suite 36 (16 W. 36th Street).

Our Business Girl Topic of the Day was "3-2-1 Contract: The Importance of Having Agreements in Writing". As an entrepreneur, how important are contracts to your business?

Here are few quick tips:

1. All parties involved should come up with an agreement that is beneficial to everyone.

2. Require a deposit/Make sure you pay the required deposit for work to get started. This could be a 40-50% deposit due up front, with remaining balance due upon completion. Payment schedule will vary depending on the length of the project.

3. Shop around to find people that meet your budget or save up to hire the person you want.

4. If you can't meet your obligation, don't go dark. Communicate, apologize, promise to make it up, and set a new reasonable deadline.

5. Set up a cancellation fee in case you need to get out of the contract and include other protective clauses for deadlines, delays, etc.

Thank you to everyone who braved the rainy weather to make it out.

Ernestine Johnson - CEO, Syncrani LLC

Velvet Lattimore - Owner, Vedazzling Accessories
145 Front Street, DUMBO Brooklyn 

Kenya Murray - Owner, Like A Celebrity Concierge + Lifestyle Management

LaVelle Cook - CEO/Writer, Dew Season (Publishing) - Coming Soon

Marian Andoh - co-Owner, J & M Event Design

Jessica Sawyer - co-Owner, J & M Event Design

Tanya Brown - Owner, Lauren St. Julian (Jewelry) 

Gwen Green - Owner, Ms. BoDangles Hat Design

Toosdhi Perry - Independent Medicare Advantage Agent

Christina Barker - Engineer

Jamie Gracia - Aspiring Entrepreneur

Nzinga Basir - Program Manager

Marsha Perry - Educator 

Deborah Clark -Writer & Reviewer for

Novagrami George - Research Coordinator

Details for our next meetups will be announced soon!