Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Meet the authors - Business Mentors - Guests on WCBH

Our topic tonight : The Entrepreneurial Spirit -
How to start, run and grow your business!

Guests are:
Dr. Bellandra B. Foster
SuperParent Wishes and CEO Dreams?

Have you longed to contribute to household income with your own small business-
then wondered how you could do it and keep your family thriving, as well?

Bellandra Foster kept God first, her marriage and children foremost-and became the successful entrepreneur she'd always dreamed of being! Her seven "no-nonsense" guidelines will show you, also, how to:

· Define your business, guided by God
· Identify your passion, personality, purpose
· Refine your vision along the way
· Maintain perspective as the business grows
· Sustain motivation among staff, siblings, and spouses
· Accept the subtle costs of being the boss
· Make room for "Cuddle Time"

Start the company you've always wanted-and keep the home team winning, too!

Bellandra Benefield Foster is the Founder and President of BBF Engineering Services, an engineering consulting firm. Married for over 23 years and the mother of two sons, she has created a formula for combining a successful professional life with a peaceful, nurturing household. Dr. Foster earned her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University, worked in industry-then founded her own company. She is a popular speaker on success in combining marriage, family, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Foster has been nationally recognized in Jet, Black Enterprise, and Essence magazines.

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Dr. Gail Hayes

A speaker, writer, or trainer who ignites your spirit and creates an atmosphere of inspiration, motivation and contagious enthusiasm, you have but to look directly at Dr. Gail Hayes or Dr. Gail, as others affectionately call her. Her up front, in your face, in your heart style of delivery leaves audiences longing for more and challenged to act on visions and dreams unfulfilled.

Dr. Gail is the author of several books including Daughters of the King, (Warner Books/Walk Worthy Press), My Vision Journal, and In the Royal Court. She is the creator of the Dr. Gail's Purpose Point™ System, The Twelve Points To Purpose™ Workshop and CD Series, the Did You Know? CD/Journal Series for Girls and Boys, and the Locket & Pocket Socket™ Character Value Puppet Program. She also designs and markets her own line of fashion accessories.

Dr. Gail's writing appears in the national anthologies, God Allows U-turns, A Woman's Journey (2002) and Journeys of Love (2005) from Barbour Publishing. She also publishes The Crown, a monthly publication. She has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines in addition to being interviewed on many national and international radio and TV programs.

Dr. Gail is a member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Network (AWSA), the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Christian Authors Network (CAN). She holds a BS in Criminal Justice, MA in Public Relations, and Ph.D. in Counseling. See

The Man
Everyone has a story to tell, but few would prove to be as profound and inspirational as that of Mr. Kenneth Brown. Born into impoverished conditions, his teen parents raised him and his siblings, to never exist poor in spirit or drive. Though starting his journey in less than ideal circumstances, his focus and hunger for excellence, has led to monumental personal and professional opportunities. As one of the youngest McDonald's owners and operators, he has proven to be a formidable presence in the arena of entrepreneurial accomplishment.
The Mission
Chronicling the story of Ken's preparation for success in his first book entitled "A Leap of Faith", he makes clear his life's goal- to Live In Freedom Everyday (L.I.F.E.). This well worn ambition shall soon grace the pages of his latest book, which bares the same title. Here, Ken's focus is the presentation of the 'Six principles for Successful Living', where he continues to challenge himself and others to accomplish their full potential. His favorite mantra is "Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it." He is proving to change a lot of lives, as he walks what he talks.
The Movement
As clear as the call of a herald, is the voice of Ken Brown in this age of mediocrity. His message of hope, delivered across this nation, serves to propel the small and the great alike to pursue a new level of accomplishment. Infecting and empowering by words shared in due season, Ken's insight and fervor engages all to ascendancy, long after his physical presence is absent. Building so carefully upon a foundation laid by yesterday's greats, Ken Brown takes seriously the responsibility of today's agents to affect change; change that comes by leveraging opportunities through words as well as work, stirring tomorrow's achievers. With endorsements from renowned mentors Les Brown, Tavis Smiley, Ronald Hariston, and Herbert Harris, you can see that Ken Brown is well equipped to encourage others, inspire dreams, and instill hope.
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About Karen Taylor-Bass

Taylor Bass has amassed a phenomenal list of accomplishments in the public relations industry. In addition to introducing the world to award winning recording artists -- Jill Scott and D'Angelo, Taylor Bass has established herself as a leading media coach, public relations and marketing consultant boasting a diverse client roster which includes Harper Collins Publishing, Chris Gardner (CEO and author of "The Pursuit of Happyness') and CITIGROUP just to name a few.

Taylor Bass will add columnist and radio personality to her list respectively as she will join "The Network Journal Magazine," the premier monthly Black professional and small business resource as a monthly contributor discussing what she knows best- Public Relations and if used effectively can be the ultimate empowerment tool; and, Radio-One station in Augusta, Georgia for a weekly empowerment program entitled, "As Powerful As You Want To Be."Considered one of the premier authorities in the public relations industry, Karen Taylor Bass has set the standard in providing personal and professional empowerment services to students, entrepreneurs and corporations. Her message of public relations as an empowerment tool has appeared in such publications as Marie Claire, Ebony, Billboard, Pathfinder Travel and Essence and in her sold-out self-published journal, "Public Relations for Everyday People."
Taylor Bass' unique message of public relations as an empowerment tool is designed to uplift people to live their dreams.

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