Tag: Journey

The Entertainer Founder Donna Benton Reflects The Journey Of Launching A New Brand

“I understand the challenges of launching a new venture first-hand, and would encourage all budding entrepreneurs to remain resilient when starting out.”

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When starting a new venture and knowing you will have to invest heavily into a brand or company financially, emotionally and, perhaps most importantly, with all of your time, quite simply, it has to be right. For example, it took two years after exiting The Entertainer to focus on what I wanted to embark on next. Many entrepreneurs expect a lightbulb moment, and for some, this may be the case. However, it is important to note that this isn’t always the path and certainly not the only one. If

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Afro-Latina blogger and business owner Ada Rojas shares her transformational hair journey

“For as long as I can remember, my hair always seemed ‘bad.'”

Ada Rojas is the powerhouse voice behind the lifestyle blog Allthingsada.com. She is also is the owner and founder of haircare brand Botanika Beauty.

If you look at pictures of me when I was a toddler, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between my brother and I since we had the same tapered haircut. The reason for that was that I had a head full of curly hair that my Dominican mother with straight hair did not know what to do with, so her remedy was to keep my hair as short as possible because it was low maintenance.

Sadly, this is a story most Afro-Latinas are familiar with. We all had a short curly cut at one point in our youth and have the pictures

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George R. R. Martin: The Journey of the Master Storyteller, Beyond ‘Game of Thrones’

Photo/Video: George R. R. Martin/Henry Soderlund/Hollywood Insider YouTube Channel

Most recognize George R. R. Martin as the author of the bestselling series behind the massive hit HBO show Game of Thrones. However, Martin had been selling books and writing for Hollywood long before A Song of Ice and Fire, and Game of Thrones shot him to superstardom.

Martin was born in 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. He began writing at an early age and sold monster stories to other children in the neighborhood for pennies. In an interview for Bustle, Martin conducted with Stephen King, Martin described his childhood as existing within a five-block radius, with books and comic books being his ticket to a wider world. He would imagine and invent stories to explore the world beyond his neighborhood as well. His early writings blossomed into pieces for comic fanzines before making his first sale at

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“We Were Pariahs Of The Industry” A Thirty Year Journey To Better Business, And We Have Only Just Begun

When focussed on ‘doing the right thing’ ethically, environmentally and ecologically in business, organisations often have to weigh up the fact that this will often not lead to the most cost effective of routes.

In an era when customers are more price savvy and sensitive than ever, how can business leaders be persuaded to look more to the long term of community and the planet rather than the short term view of the financials?

Wayne Hemingway, fashion pioneer who co-founded Red or Dead in the 1980’s and now co-founder of HemingwayDesign, the creative force behind The Good Business Festival.

In 2012, Hemingway wrote a controversial piece for The Guardian – ‘The British high street is dead – let’s celebrate’ in which he highlighted reported predictions suggesting four out of ten

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‘I flew to Europe on a business visa. This is how my journey was’

Abandoned airports, visa troubles and a never-before flying experience. This is what travelling by air looks like, according to someone who’s done it. Fashion designer Vaishali Shadangule shares her surreal experience with Yahoo!

When designer Vaishali Shadangule arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to board her flight, an almost empty terminal greeted her. It was unlike anything she had experienced before. Shadangule, who works with local weavers across India, travels often to Europe and the US where several of her clients are based. However, when the lockdown began in India, all her travels had to stop. She had just opened a flagship store in Mumbai earlier this year and had been looking to expand her business. The COVID-19 pandemic put all those plans on hold.

However, she knew that she had to reach out to her clients as soon as the lockdown opened up and so she applied

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Avon Appoints o9 Solutions to Fuel Growth and Accelerate Its Digital Transformation Journey in the Integrated Business Planning Space

Avon, one of the world’s leading direct selling beauty companies, will deploy o9 Solutions’ next-generation, AI-enabled platform for Control Tower and Integrated Business Planning

  • The deployment of this cutting-edge technology will help drive Avon’s digital transformation focused on growth
  • o9’s partnership will enable real-time, data-driven decision making and bring Avon even closer to its end consumer


o9 Solutions announced today that Avon, one of world’s leading direct selling beauty companies, will deploy o9’s next-generation platform. This will facilitate Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and Control Tower (S&OE) processes to drive data-driven decision making, run scenarios in real-time and understand financial trade-offs.

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Avon appoints o9 Solutions to fuel growth and accelerate its Digital Transformation Journey in the Integrated Business Planning Space (Graphic: Business Wire)

Avon’s Supply Chain strategy focuses on fuelling growth through service, cost efficiencies and working capital improvement. One

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