Category Archives: Tools & Resources

How to Better Protect Your Creative Works

YBM is privileged to have Attorney Natasha L. Hill, Esq as a guest contributor for youngblackandmotivated.com.  As a community of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and go-getters, one common fear that often impacts our willingness to share freely and involve others in projects that we are working on, is the fear of having our works or ideas stolen.  YBM reached out to Attorney Natasha L. Hill to shed some light on the situation.

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5 Excellent Places Online to Produce Business Cards

Have you ever showed up at a networking event without business cards?  I have, and it is the worst!  It always happens that on the few occasions I don’t have business cards, that is when everyone I speak with asks for my business card.  I’ve been known to use the classic  “I-ran-out-of-cards” line to try and cover up the fact I don’t have any.  But regardless of the reason or how you try to spin it, the truth is most serious business people won’t take you serious if you don’t have a business card.

YBM wants you to be prepared with business cards 24/7 so we’ve put together a list of 5 Excellent Places Online to Produce Business Cards: Continue reading

Protect Your Online Webutation

Have you ever met someone new at a networking event, lost their business card, and then tried to “Google” their name to find them?  You are not alone.  Everyday millions of people are Googled by colleagues, employers, ex-spouses, school counselors, parents, co-workers or just friends.  Being Googled in this day and age is simply a reality we all have to live with.  The only problem with being Googled is that if you are not diligent about updating your privacy settings on social networking sites, or monitoring where your photos and videos are posted online, you may find yourself exposing more then you wish to share with the world.

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Do You Stand Out?

We live in a society where people are obsessed with fitting in and being part of the “in” crowd.  Some people try to fit in through fashion. We all know or have seen the chick who is obsessed with wearing whatever designer Halle Berry is wearing. This fashion follower pays no attention to personal style or the craftsmanship of the designer. Their sole goal is to mimic Hallie Berry in hopes that they will receive the same attention that Hallie Berry receives. Continue reading