Did you remember to say THANKS?
As most of us take time to catch-up on some much needed R&R on this Labor Day, I am reminded that Labor Day has many different meanings for each of us. For some, it signifies the end of Summer and outdoor gatherings with family and friends. For others it indicates the beginning of NFL and college football seasons or even the last day of the year when it’s fashionable to wear white. And for retailers, it indicates the largest sale day of the year, second only to Black Friday.
Whatever this holiday signifies for us in our personal lives, it seems equally as important to understand the true purpose and intent of the day. Labor Day was originated to celebrate the economic and social strengths and contributions of workers to the U.S. economy. In fact, parades were generally held to allow the public to demonstrate their appreciation for the workers who kept the economy bustling.
How appropriate even today! With the economy still in recovery, we might each be reminded to take a moment to express THANKS to those in the small business sector who consistently contribute to the growth & stability of our communities, create jobs, and provide services/products even when big businesses are here today, gone tomorrow. So, in your leisure time today ponder and ask yourself, “When was the last time I said THANKS to a small business owner? Better yet, when was the last time I demonstrated my thanks by buying from a small business owner?”
Supporting small businesses does not have to cause a great interruption in your normal shopping habits… you can contact a small business owner to purchase jewelry for a special event, purchase flowers from a local florist shop, hire a local entrepreneur to speak at your next event, purchase candles from a local candle maker, or support a local author by ordering copies of their book for a book club event. I guarantee your local small business owners will be happy to oblige in getting you What you need When you need it!!
To all of the hard-working Solopreneurs, Micropreneurs, Mompreneurs, SHEpreneurs, HEpreneurs, Entrepreneurs and Small business owners, I say THANKS and Happy Labor Day.
Have a positive, productive & FEARLESS week!
Cheryl Wood Empowers
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Women’s Wellness Lounge 1 Year Anniversary
Signature Blue Events – Landover, MD
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sisters 4 Sisters Network, Inc. Monthly Meeting
Date: 4th Sunday of every month from 3pm-6pm
3rd Annual Bowie Women’s Expo
Comfort Inn Conference Center – Bowie, MD
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Women’s Conversation & Celebration with Cheryl Wood
Howard University Bookstore
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012
More details to come…
Let’s Get Serious Health & Wellness Expo
Inn at the Colonnade – Baltimore, MD
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Women’s FEARLESS Jump
On August 17, 2012, Cheryl Wood spearheaded the Women’s FEARLESS Jump Day — an initiative designed to propel 5,000 women globally into their unique greatness by empowering them to make one Fearless move in their lives, careers, or businesses. As an additional component of this initiative, Cheryl took a FEARLESS Jump from 12,000 feet in the sky to demonstrate that women can achieve anything they set out to do simply by implementing “mind over matter” and embracing their personal power over their fears! View the video of the jump below:
Cheryl’s FEARLESS Jump
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Prince George's County Library System
International Association of Administrative Professionals
National Association of Bridal Consultants
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Heal A Woman to Heal A Nation
Women of Prince George's
International Mystery Shoppers Coalition
Prince George's County Public School System
Girl Scouts of America
Girl Power Project
Who Is Cheryl Wood?
Cheryl Wood is an award winning speaker, trainer, author & small business strategist. She gives everything she's got to support those who are ready to FEARLESSLY reach their greatest potential.
She is passionate about providing individuals with the tools, strategies, and techniques to WIN at work, life, and in business.
Most importantly, Cheryl is a devoted wife and mother of three who is walking in her purpose to create a legacy for her children.
Cheryl's notable achievements include 2012 Forty Under 40 Honoree, 2012 Inspirational Entrepreneur of the Year, 2011 Small Business Influencer, 2010 Business Woman of the Year, and 2010 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Recipient.
Cheryl has authored two books and has been a contributing author for Enterprising Women Magazine, WISE Magazine, and FAHARI Magazine. Learn more by visiting http://cherylempowers.com.<a