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Check on Your Friends

Today, news reports announced that unemployment in the travel industry has hit a whopping 51%. That means more than half of the hospitality industry’s 15.8 million jobs have been wiped out in the U.S. due to the COVID-19 crisis. So. If there was ever a time for you to “check on your friends,” now is the time. And, when you ask them how they are doing, patiently wait for an answer. Then, follow up.

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Ought To Give Up for Lent

We often hear about people giving up sweets or TV or (gasp) coffee for Lent. The sacrifice is important, but lent is also a time of self reflection. This time of year, I find myself asking, “What can I do to live a better life or better yet, what can I do to make this world a better place?”

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5 Tips to Help You Slay the "I'm An Imposter" Monster. The Enlightened Creative.

5 Tips to Help You Slay the “I’m An Imposter” Monster

In the spring of 1995, I had the honor of leading the conference and meetings department for a small non-profit association. It was a pretty big deal and an exciting time for me, but it was an incredibly stressful time for me too. You see, I started to quietly believe that I didn’t deserve this new job — I became afraid that my new boss was going to see my work and start to think she made a mistake by hiring an “imposter” or a “fraud.”

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Learn to Make Defeat Your Fuel

Not too long ago, my son’s alma mater, DeMatha Catholic High School, celebrated the #1 NBA draft pick of one of its own, Markelle Fultz. On the night of the NBA draft, there were numerous stories profiling Markelle’s young basketball life, but the one recurring profile told the story of him getting cut from DeMatha’s basketball team when he was a sophomore. Of course, he eventually made the varsity team again and excelled.

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Hey there trailblazer!

I’m Kawania (kuh won nee ah) and I own and lead two successful businesses in the creative industry.

When I started Howerton+Wooten Events in 2007, I found myself “googling” a bunch of business questions that aren’t always discussed in business books. You know what I’m talking about, right?!? Those “start up” challenges that keep you up until the wee hours in the morning.

Believe me, I’ve been there — That’s why I launched this blog. To provide you with a resource you can reference with those “middle of the night” questions as you launch, run and scale your own successful (and sustainable) business. There’s lots of information in this blog, so bookmark it and hit me up if you have any questions. We all need a little guidance every now and then, right? Take care friend. Keep shining!

Love and Soul Always, Kawania

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