Another school shooting. More of our youth lost to senseless tragedy. I usually blog about my experience as a small business owner or share tips that entrepreneurs can use to help them grow. But, after the shooting in South Florida on Wednesday, I feel I must say something. Guns do not belong in our schools. Guns do not belong in the hands of our youth. We have to do something in our communities. We have to be involved in our kids’ lives. We have to speak up when we see our children going astray.
My circle is tight. But, I am fortunate to have two sister friends, or as I call them my Ride or Die, who encourage and support me. They give me their opinion, sometimes whether I like it or not. They give me a dose of “real talk” when needed. And believe me, sometimes I don’t want to hear the negative. But, I know what they have to say comes from the heart.
Women sticking together is so powerful. As a business lady (that’s what my favorite uncle calls me now), I know the importance of helping other women. I also realize you have to ask for help. And sometimes, you have to offer it when you see there is a need.
Networking is key. Just this week, a kind, female business owner reached out to me just to offer advice and support as well as to see how we can assist each other. We talked with another small business owner and decided that we are going to get with women in our field to find ways to partner and support each other.