Saturday, August 21, 2010

Eat Pray Love

I got a chance to go to the movies last night to see Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts.  I must say that I really enjoyed the movie.  It's one of those movies that encourage you to take a long look at your life and determine if you are living the life that you truly love.  She gave up a the life that she knew to start completely over and she struggled with some of the tough decisions that she made but at the end she was happy with the way life was turning out.  She took a chance on happiness and living the life that she had envisioned for herself.  The movie really touched a lot of nerves with me. Hence the reason I am talking about here today and recommending it.  I thought about some of the things that I wanted to do before my time here is up.  I asked myself some serious questions, but I am still afraid to get the answers to.  I will share this with you all though.  I've always wanted to learn how to swim, so I will be taking swimming lessons.  I always wanted to learn how to play the piano, so that's on my list of things to do.  I want to visit Egypt, Jerusalem, and Africa.  I will be visiting Africa in November.  I always wanted to have my own private retreat complete with wood burning fireplaces where I could get together with friends and just do whatever it is we wanted to do. Oh yeah and I want a motorcycle.  Just writing all of this stuff down reminds me of the Bucket List starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. 

So if you get a chance check out the movie and stop back by and let me know your thoughts and how the movie affected your life.

Until Next Time
Make It A Great Day!


Friday, August 20, 2010

Does Your Image Match Your Business?

First impressions means so much.  So my topic of the day is does your image match your business?  Last weekend I attended a home party with a friend who is a distributor of adult novelty products.  She had a pretty nice show and her sales were pretty nice also.  Well during her presentation of the products one of the women said that she looked like a school teacher and she was really amazed at the type of business she was in.  Well when my friend completed the show and had left the house where the ladies were, she got a called from the hostess saying that some other people had just showed up and wanted to order some more products.  When my friend arrived back at the house she told was told by the hostess how everyone thought she was cute, but she looked so conservative, much like a librarian.  This really disturbed my friend because she said that she thought she looked sexy.  So she did a little family poll to get the opinion from those who see her everyday and they all told her she was somewhat plain.  So now she has decided to do a total makeover to make sure that her image matched her business. I started to wonder if she was a little bit more sexy would that have any bearing on her sales.  Would she have made more money than she did?   I thought this was interesting so I had to ask myself does my image match my business and I decided that I too, could stand to up my game a bit.

So does your image match your business?  Just something to think about.
Until Next Time

Make It A Great Day!Audrey

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Micro-Loans For Small Business Owners

There is an organization called Kiva. This organization provides small business micro-loans to entrepreneurs. Up until 14 months ago these loans were only available to individuals outside of the U.S. But now Kiva has made the service available to business owners here in the U.S as well. In order to take advantage of this service you have to sign up at The loans for small business owners in the U.S. are distributed by Accion USA which is a non-profit organization that came on as a field partner with Kiva. The requirements are not as tough as a bank for small businesses in the U.S., but they are not as relaxed as the requirements for those in other countries. So if you have at least a 575 credit score which is what is needed to obtain a micro-loan in the states you may want to go to Accion and check them out to see if they can help you.

Now if you want to become a lender, you can do so by lending just $25 by going to Kiva and opening up an account. To most of us in the U.S. $25 can't hardly buy business cards, but for entrepreneurs around the world in countries with high poverty levels, $25 could mean the start of a new life. Because I am going to Liberia and building the women's business center, I have decided to set up a lending team on Kiva, so once the center is built and the women have learned how to start their new business ventures, they will have money available to help them get started. If you would like to join the team go to ;
Until Next Time
Make It A Great Day!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dollars and Danger: Africa, The Final Investing Frontier - Entrepreneurs -

Another great video. This entrepreneur started a clothing line in Nigeria. She talks about business tips that are universal, such as having systems and processes in place and how important they are. You will find this video very interesting.

Dollars and Danger: Africa, The Final Investing Frontier - Entrepreneurs -

Until Next Time
Make It A Great Day!
Audrey Bell-Kearney

Dollars and Danger: Africa, The Final Investing Frontier – Women Entrepreneurs -

This was a great video about how this woman decided to quit her job and started her business with just $6.00.  She talks about how she created a budget and grew her business.
Dollars and Danger: Africa, The Final Investing Frontier – Women Entrepreneurs -

Until Next Time
Make It A Great Day!
Audrey Bell-Kearney

Monday, August 16, 2010

Are You Dreaming Too Small

When I have an idea for something I dream big.  I visualize what the entire business or idea looks like once it is completed.  Some have suggested that I think small and take baby steps and this maybe good for some people, but it's not good for me.  You see I figure if I am going to dream in first place I might as well dream big.  I am not afraid of failure or success, so dreaming big works for me.  It makes my projects exciting and keeps me motivated until I have completed them.  Thinking about the outcome of my big dreams makes it real.  Right now I am working on my Liberia project and to some it seems like an impossible dream, because they don't see the big picture all they see are the potential obstacles.  For me I see the obstacles and I also know that there is always a way around them if you just keep moving forward.

So today my question to you is are you dreaming too small.  If you are, I encourage you to dream big.  What do you have to loose if you just increased your dream a little bit.

Until Next Time
Make It A Great Day!
Audrey Bell-Kearney

Friday, August 13, 2010

Believing In Something

In order to accomplish anything in life you have to believe in something.  Once you believe in something you can share your passion with others.  If you don't believe in what you are doing people will sense that and they won't support you.  So whatever you do be passionate about it and believe in it.

Shots Needed To Travel To Liberia

Check out my latest video talking about the shots that I will have to take When I travel to Liberia. Traveling out of the country I and my team must take the necessary precautions to remain safe. One of the shots that got me was the Rabies shot. When you think about this shot you think about animals, we in order for us to make this trip we have to take the shot in 4 doses. This is only one of about 7 vaccinations that will be needed

Shots Needed To Travel To Liberia This video talks about taking the necessary precautions for traveling to Liberia

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Business Center Will Bridge The Gap Between Women In Business

The Ms. Boss Business Center Is Going To Liberia

East Orange, NJ- Just five months after opening up the Ms. Boss Business Center in East Orange, NJ which is the first center that caters to women entrepreneurs in the city of East Orange, Audrey Bell-Kearney who is the founder and president of Ms. Boss International is taking the concept global.  The Ms. Boss Business Center is a training and mentoring hub for women who want to learn how to start a business and for those looking for that ongoing mentoring needed to grow businesses that they’ve already started.

Audrey says that she is passionate about entrepreneurship, but she is even more passionate about uplifting and empowering women, so when the offer was made to her to go to Liberia and build a center there she simply could not refuse.  The Ms. Boss Business Center will be the first entrepreneur training center dedicated to the women of Liberia.  This is an exciting venture states Audrey.  It is also a wonderful learning experience for me.  I will be able to help the women in Liberia start businesses, but I will also be able to find out how the women in America and the women in Liberia can do business together.  This will create more business opportunities making both groups of women global business partners. 

Audrey and a small team will be making their first visit to Liberia in November of this year.  For Liberia the season at that time is dry.  Audrey who states that she hates being in the rain felt this would be the best time for her to travel Liberia.  While there she will see the land where the center will be built.  She also hopes to get a chance to talk to some of the women there to see what they need in the center to help them become more economically sound.  So far the drawings for the center includes, a library, a computer room, an auditorium, a media room, a kitchen two restrooms and office space for the administrative staff.

To see drawings of the center go to  There you can also find more information about the new women’s business center planned for Liberia.  To contact Audrey call her at 973-419-0631 or email her at For more information about Ms. Boss International go to

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Do You Mastermind?

Just spent about 3 hours in a Mastermind session with a friend and from that session a new joint venture was formed.  Mastermind groups or sessions can be very powerful.  Some of my best ideas have come out of one of these session and some of my most pressing questions have been answered.  If you read Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill he talks about the power of Masterminds.  So don't just take may word for it try it for yourself.  Once you do try it can you do me a favor and drop me a line on my blog to let me know how it worked out for you.

Until Next Time
Make It A Great Day!

The Power Of Mastermind in this video I talk about power of masterminding.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mobile Marketing This video talks about Mobile Marketing opportunities in Africa.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Investing In Rubber In Liberia

This video gives you some ideas about what you can do with rubber which is exported from Liberia

Investment Opportunities For The Rubber Sector In Liberia ; This video talks about opportunities in the rubber sector of Liberia

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Doing Business In Africa

Starting today I will be bringing you a special edition of The Ms. Boss Report titled Doing Business With Africa.  Ever since I started working on the Liberia project where I will be building a women's business center I've learned a lot about doing business with other countries in Africa.  As I learn more I will be covering such topics as:
  • Emerging Markets broken down by countries
  • Ease of doing business in Africa
  • Myths about doing business with Africa
  • Import/Export rules and regulations 
  • Creating joint ventures
  • Finding investment partners
  • How to recognize good opportunities
  • And so much more
Africa is a continent.  Within the continent there are 53 countries.  We will be bringing you information on the countries with the best opportunities and the easiest to do business with..

So make sure that you stay tuned to The Ms Boss Report--

Until Next Time
Make It A Great Day

Doing Business In Africa Intro to doing business with Africa. Daily updates about opportunities abroad

Monday, August 2, 2010

You're Invited To The Ms. Boss Pink & Black Fundraiser Gala

Hi everyone.  As you may all know I am planning a trade mission to Liberia in November.  MBI has been given some land to go there and build a women's business center.  This project is really near and dear to my heart and completing it would mean so much to me and to the women of Liberia.  I am having a fundraiser to help with the cost of the trip and to start the process for building the center.  I would be very grateful if you would purchase a ticket to this event and also pass this flyer on to your friends and families. Also can you post this flyer to your Facebook if you have one. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 973-419-0631 or visit