Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO and founder of ACT 1 Group, and the first African-American woman to own a billion-dollar company, spoke at the 2015 Inland Prosperity Conference at Cal State San Bernardino produced by the Inland Empire Woman Business Center (IEWBC) AND EVERYONE LISTENED!
The single-office staffing firm Howroyd launched in 1978 as Act-1 Personnel Services has grown into a global staffing network of companies with more than 240 offices in nine countries. AppleOne, which is part of the ACT 1 Group collection, is one of the largest privately owned staffing firms to be founded in the United States, according to a press release from CSUSB’s office of public affairs.
Howroyd eloquently spoke on these points stating, “If you do these things, you will be successful!”
1. APPROACH YOUR LYFE AS AN ENTREPRENEUR- even on a job, you are an entrepreneur, you are a brand. 2. BE WHERE YOU ARE GONNA BE, WHEN YOU SAY YOU ARE GOING TO BE THERE & KNOW HOW YOU ARE GOING TO BE THERE- be ready! 3. EXPECT SUCCESS-set your expectations based on your expectation. 4. LISTEN- be open to receive. 5. INVEST IN YOURSELF & OTHERS- give now not wait until you have made it; look out for your family and others. 6. EDUCATE- continuously seek to learn. 7. VALUE ASSESS- never compromise who you are personally for what want to be. 8. EMPLOY WELL- you need a great team; a higher power.
IN ADDITION TO NUMEROUS PANEL DISCUSSIONS and powerful speakers throughout the day, ULM’s own KimiRhochelle spoke about how she uses technology to manage both Urban Lyfestyles Magazine and KRPR Entertainment, Branding and Public Relations Firm.
Initially KimiRhochelle provided listeners with a 3 week view into her fast paced business environment: 2 projects that just completed, 3 projects that were occurring the same day as she was speaking and 3 major festivals (2 of which are scheduled on the same day); coupled with the fact that earlier that morning she had just completed an 8 hours turn around drive from San Bernardino California to Las Vegas Nevada and back.
Afterwards she went on to offer examples of various issues associated with some of her projects and explained how she effectively used technology to make things easier. However, her message was resolved to THE BOTTOM LINE: “everything you need to do to be successful, to make money is right in front of you. She continued, “You are either too scared, have too much pride, or are not hungry enough… you are entrepreneurs, you have no choice but TO DO!” ” In using technology, you have all sorts of apps but you must USE IT and work consistently!!”
KimiRhochelle continued, “I was honored to be asked to speak by Michelle Skiljan!. I have helped so many people, I really have never received any type of recognition, no awards, no outward thank yous for the years of my business career… I was so humbled to think someone thought what I do daily is something others may need to hear. I was so thankful that IEWBC saw something in me.. to reach out and to pour strength, encouragement and lyfe back into me by giving me an opportunity!” KimiRhochelle’s message was real, funny, crowd moving and empowering.
An outline of KimiRhochelle’s presentation can be downloaded by going to www.kimirhochelle.com In addition, KimiRhochelle is starting an online SOLOPRENEUR series called “RAW AND UNCUT” for the Solopreneur. Those interested in the series, please click here, add your email, scroll to the bottom of the boxes and check the box that states Raw and Uncut Series. For any speaking requests, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org For information about KRPR Media, please visit www.krprmedia.com
ABOUT IEWBC: The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), in collaboration with the US Small Business Administration (SBA) launched in 2003, the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center (IEWBC) to meet the unique needs of women business owners in the Inland Empire region. The IEWBC’s goal is to benefit the local economy by assisting existing and aspiring women business owners to start and grow successful businesses. The program also provides targeted services to Latina business owners by providing services in English and Spanish. To learn more visit the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley Women’s Business Centers website: IEWBC.org