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I’ve met some real go-getters out here in these streets when I started to build this website a few months ago. My brother, who’s an author himself planted the seed and I had to figure out how to make it grow. I consulted with several people in the writing community, the world of social media, and the blogosphere to help me nurture this new project.

Check it, the world we live in today allows people to be creative and to use their gifts and talents to bless others. Globally, more people are becoming their own boss by joining “the side hustle nation.” Many people build their businesses while they continue to work at their 9-5 job until they can either leave their job and focus solely on the business or supplement their income with money earned from the business and never forgo their careers. There is an opportunity waiting for anyone who is willing to tap in and develop their niche. But wait, it takes hard work and dedication! Do you know what that means?

I recently discovered that I enjoy writing and sharing information with others. For one, it’s therapeutic and I can get some things off of my chest when I don’t want to bore people. I hope you’re not bored! Also, I want people to learn from my mistakes.

I started this blog with some technical assistance from my brother back in August. I am still new at this and I still have a lot to learn. Although I would like to eventually make it a lucrative business, I will continue to work full-time in my current position until it’s time for me to retire. I need to pay the bills!

To make the site look worthy, I had to hire the professionals!  In today’s post, I want to shout out homegrown talented people who can help you put your business on the map. Welcome to Baltimore!

“They don’t dance, they make money moves!”- Cardi B-

Nikia Vaughan

I met Mrs. Vaughn in high school over 20 years ago.  I re-connected with her on Facebook over a year ago and I noticed how engaged she was in the fight against Sickle Cell and building community in Baltimore. Recently, she launched her website that focuses on health, wellness, and beauty. She hosts several community events throughout the year and she has partnered with several businesses and local hospitals. Mrs. Vaughan also features the “business of the week” on her website which helps businesses grow and garner support. Mrs. Vaughan created several savvy ads for my website which increased my followers on social media and doubled the number of visitors to my site! To learn more about how she can help you boost your business, click here!

Charmon Vaughan

Mr. Vaughan, who happens to be Nikia’s husband is the photographer who was responsible for my awesome photo shoot! He took several impressive photos and made me look like I was on the cover of a magazine! Again, local talent is at home. If you want to learn more about his work or to schedule an appointment, click here!

Senceraye Mosby

I am not a person who wears makeup daily. I don’t even know how to apply it. Ms. Mosby of Paint Me Pretty Cosmetics came to the rescue with her toolbox of makeup! She is an artist who will enhance your natural, beautiful features. Click here to learn more about beauty and to check out her work!

Nikiea Redmond

Lastly, I know very little about technology. This sista’ is the technical genius behind the design of this website. Not only is she talented and professional, she will create a website that fits your personality and your niche! If you want to learn more about her work, click here!

I thoroughly enjoyed working with this group throughout this endeavor and I would encourage you to look them up if you need help. Readers, do you support your local businesses?  Have you started a side hustle? What inspires you at the core of your being? What are you passionate about? What do you want to explore? Take a moment and shout out your local businesses! Talent lives in Baltimore. Supporting local businesses helps to build and sustain the community.

 

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24 comments

  1. I love to feature local, talented mompreneurs on my website. The amazing women have started businesses that promote healthy living and wellness that I am totally on board with!

  2. Thank You so much for your support! It really means a lot that you trusted me to rebrand! Congratulations and we at nikiavaughan.com wish you much success in all of your future endeavors!

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