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E.E. Smith High School Sports Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Class of Inductees

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The National Association of E.E. Smith Alumni and Friends Inc recently formed a Sports Hall of Fame (HOF) and is proud to announce its inaugural class of inductees. Its mission is to recognize and honor the noteworthy achievements and contributions of student-athletes, teams, coaches, school staff, and volunteers who donated extraordinary amounts of time and talent to the athletic program at E.E. Smith High School, Fayetteville, NC.

During the annual E.E. Smith High School alumni reunion weekend, on May 29, the 2022 class will be inducted into the E. E. Smith Sports Hall of Fame at the Ramada by Wyndham at 1707 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC. We invite friends, family, alumni, and the community to attend the first of many ceremonies to honor the 2022 Hall of Fame class. This is a semi-formal affair, and you must show proof of vaccination card or negative test result within 72 hours of the event, at the door to attend. Please contact John Brown at jbrown1098@aol.com or (267) 625-4464.

The inaugural class includes 6 coaches and 15 players with distinguished achievements at the high school, college, or professional levels in their respective sports.

E.E. Smith High School High Sports Hall of Fame Inaugural Class

COACHES

Dennis (D.T.) Carter – Graduated from EES in 1939 and returned as coach in 1952. Won a pair of state football titles. Nationally recognized for his intramural program.

William J. Carver Jr. – Versatile athlete who starred at E.E. Smith and Hampton Institute, now Hampton University. He served as an assistant coach for the football and baseball teams before becoming the head coach in both sports. Later served many years in administration for Cumberland County Schools and as Athletic Director at Fayetteville State University.

David (D.S.) Kelly – Head football and basketball coach at EES, winning the state basketball title in 1950.

Isaiah (Ike) Walker Sr. – Member of the 1950 state championship basketball team. He returned to EES in 1960 and coached numerous sports, and took his 1985 basketball team to the state finals.

Latanya (Dee) Hardy – Star basketball player at EES and UNC-Pembroke. As a coach, she guided her team to conference titles in volleyball and basketball. In addition, her 2020 basketball team shared the 3-A state title.

Roy McNeill – Played basketball at Fayetteville State University, where he was twice MVP. He coached basketball at EES from 1993-99 with a 185-62 record. His teams won three sectional titles.

PLAYERS

Charles Baggett – Record-setting quarterback at Michigan State University. He played professionally in the CFL. In addition, he spent many years coaching in Division 1 college football programs and in the NFL.

Brian Bulluck – Three-sport star at EES who played for North Carolina State University and later with the Indianapolis Colts.

Aaron Curry – Played at Wake Forest University where he won the Butkus Award and in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders. He is currently a defensive assistant and linebacker coach for the Seattle Seahawks.

Russell Davis – Played at the University of North Carolina and in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, and the New York Giants.

Joey Evans – Versatile athlete who played defensive end at the University of North Carolina and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bishop Harris – Three-sport star at EES who attended North Carolina College, now North Carolina Central University (NCCU). He later served as the head football coach at NCCU. He also coached for several Division 1 college programs and spent 14 years as an assistant coach in the NFL.

Joe Harris – Played at Georgia Tech. As a member of the Los Angeles Rams, he was the first Fayetteville player to appear in an NFL Super Bowl game.

Jason Terrell Hunter – Played college football at Appalachian State University, where he made All-Conference and second-team All-American. He also played in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, and Oakland Raiders.

Luther (Nick) Jeralds– Played at North Carolina College, now North Carolina Central University, and briefly in the NFL. He was later involved in local and state politics. A Cumberland County Middle School and the football stadium at Fayetteville State University are named in his memory.

Jimmy Raye – A three-sport starter at E.E. Smith, he was All-State in football and basketball. He was the quarterback for the famed 1966 Michigan State University team, which tied Notre Dame University 10-10 in the “game of the century.” Those two teams were National Co-Champions of College football in 1966. He coached briefly in college before spending 36 years as an NFL assistant coach.

Mark Smith – Played running back at EES, went on to play wide receiver at the University of North Carolina, and was drafted by the Washington Redskins.

Larry Tearry – All-ACC center at Wake Forest University, he started two seasons with the Detroit Lions in the NFL.

Demarcus (Tank) Tyler – Starred at North Caroling State University and played in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Carolina Panthers.

Dimitrius Underwood – Played for Nick Saban at Michigan State University. He was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings and also played with the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys.

Doug Wilkerson – Star player attended North Carolina Central University. He was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Houston Oilers. Spent 14 seasons with San Diego Chargers. He was named to three consecutive Pro Bowls and was first-team All-Pro in 1982.

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Jahan Hadi makes waves in the coaching industry by helping coaches scale their business with Upgrade Profits.

February, 24th 2022 – Sheridan, Wyoming: The coaching industry is growing exponentially, and the business coaching industry in the USA alone is already worth $11 Billion. Despite the huge size of the coaching industry, coaches struggle in a lot of areas when it comes to scaling their businesses. Even many coaches, known for offering stellar transformation services, can’t scale up their business to the level where they deserve. And this is where Jahan Hadi, the founder & CEO of Upgrade Profits, comes into the picture.

To give some background, Jahan Hadi is an American-Iranian passionate entrepreneur. He got into business when he was just 14. Initially, he provided web hosting and web development solutions to his clients.

Later, he built a marketing agency where he offered a plethora of marketing services to his clients from different verticals. He then founded his third company, Upgrade Profits, to help coaches, course creators, and consultants to build million-dollar businesses. He has generated over 55 million in wealth for his clients from his marketing company and Upgrade Profits.

The Philosophy Behind Upgrade Profits,

Jahan believes the traditional education system is not effective anymore. Because such educational institutes charge hundreds and thousands of dollars and leave students in huge amounts of debt without any guarantee of success. His mission is to change the traditional education system. For this, he is empowering coaches, consultants, and course creators who are helping people to succeed in real life and achieve real results and make meaningful changes across the world.

When it comes to the coaching industry, many coaches don’t truly understand marketing and sales. “Coaches have no idea what the pain points of their markets are. They don’t know how to stand out from the competition and de-commoditize their products or services. They have no idea how to build authority in their industry. They struggle to create an irresistible offer. And when it comes to distributing their message either using organic marketing or paid advertisement, they face a lot of challenges on a day-to-day basis.

And due to dealing with these challenges, they can’t scale up their business very quickly or a lot of times at all. At Upgrade Profits, we take them by the hand and guide them through the entire process, step by step to build what they love the most, a business that can truly transform their clients’ lives. And all while no longer having to worry about their profits, marketing, and sales. Essentially we teach them the time-tested processes that have helped build an insane amount of wealth for all of our clients in an insanely short amount of time“ Says Jahan Hadi.

A Sneak Peek Of Upgrade Profits (Process)

Coaches are meant to coach people, they should not need to worry about how to be advertisers or marketers, what to do or not to do, and they especially should not need to worry if they can make rent or payroll next month. Upgrade Profits helps coaches and consultants to build their business from the foundation up, with a scalable model that is ready to go from the start, run their business smoothly, and scale them to multi-million dollars businesses.

“We are a company that teaches coaches how to build the foundation and scale up their entire business to multi-million business. We use a tested and proven process to create irresistible offers, build different types of funnels, develop websites, run advertisements, build a sales team, track your leads, and much more.”

As per Jahan, coaching and consulting businesses spend thousands of dollars on different software solutions to just keep business going. But all the business functions are scattered on different software.

“My wife Liana is a life coach and coaches businessmen to have meaningful life and relationships. She was spending 8-9k USD on average per month on multiple software without any significant results. This led to building our own system, and now my wife does not need tens of software to build funnels and websites, communicate with clients, book calls, track leads, handle payments, make sales and manage Email or SMS marketing. And now that we know and understand how many coaches are struggling with the same thing, we decided to offer our system to help coaches build 7-figure businesses. Our one-stop solution takes our clients from not knowing what they will do next week to make payroll, to scaling their business so fast that they don’t know what to do with the extra income, and that’s after hiring their team”.

Upgrade Profits sets up the entire system for you, and then they teach you how to run your business and scale-up. They don’t charge for their management until you get results and they have an insane guarantee where if you don’t make an insane return on investment then they pay you. Learn more about Upgrade Profits at UpgradeProfits.com

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The Sosa Insurance Group announces Second Chance to Enroll through December 31st, 2021

The Sosa Insurance Group, one of the leading independent Medicare Health Plan insurance brokers in the region, stays on top of the latest news in New Jersey. Now, New Jersey Medicare eligible consumers have a Special Election Period that will allow them to review and determine if they have the correct Medicare Health Plan for them. Because New Jersey was recently impacted by a dangerous Nor-Easter Storm, Governor Phil Murphy has announced a Special Enrollment Period, or SEP, for all counties in the state of New Jersey. This is a unique opportunity for Medicare-eligible consumers, and The Sosa Insurance Group is here to help anyone who has Medicare to take advantage of this enrollment opportunity.

What Is the Special Enrollment Period Announced by the Governor of NJ?

A Special Enrollment Period is a time outside of the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period that allows people to sign up for plans, cancel plans, and switch plans. Individuals can qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if they have been adversely impacted by an unusual life event. In this case, Phil Murphy declared a Special Enrollment Period due to the Nor’Easter Storm, giving people an opportunity to make important healthcare decisions in the event they were unable to do so during another qualifying period.

Individuals who reside (or lived) in an area that was declared a disaster or an emergency are eligible for the Special Enrollment Period if they were unable to make a decision during the Medicare Annual Enrollment period. This is something that impacts all counties in New Jersey, and it gives everyone an opportunity to review their healthcare coverage.

What Does This Mean for Local Residents?

The Special Enrollment Period is a significant development for all who live in the local area. The Sosa Insurance Group is here to assist people that may not have been able to make decisions regarding their health care due to an adverse life event. Furthermore, because of emergencies in the past, there are a lot of people in New Jersey who are in desperate need of health coverage.

This is also important for individuals and families who were unable to purchase health insurance because of an emergency that took place in the past. Everyone deserves to have health insurance, and New Jersey is making it easier for people to get the health insurance they need. Now is the time for individuals to enroll, cancel, or switch insurance plans. Now, people have until December 31st, 2021 to select a health insurance plan during the Special Enrollment Period. 

Take Advantage of the Special Enrollment Period with The Sosa Insurance Group

It can be difficult for people to make decisions regarding their health care, and The Sosa Insurance Group has access to the right tools, training, and information to help everyone make decisions regarding their healthcare. The Sosa Insurance Group is always there to support individuals and families as they sort through difficult decisions and make sure they have the right coverage for their families.

The Special Enrollment Periods don’t come around often, and now is the time for everyone to take a look at available plans that could help them save money and improve their insurance coverage. Consider working with The Sosa Insurance Group and finding the best policy available. Usually, people need to wait until the open enrollment period to find a policy that works for them, but there is a Special Enrollment Period that opens the door to Medicare-eligible individuals, allowing them to make changes to their policies outside of the open enrollment period.

About The Sosa Insurance Group

The Sosa Insurance Group is one of the top New Jersey insurance brokerage agencies. The Sosa Insurance Group consistently places the needs of its policyholders ahead of its own, which has led to impressive growth throughout the region. Now, The Sosa Insurance Group is helping individuals and families during the Special Enrollment Period. Learn more about The Sosa Insurance Group by checking out the website and by following the group on its social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Contact The Sosa Insurance Group today by scheduling an appointment with the group today to learn more about the Special Enrollment Period (SEP).

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The Sosa Insurance Group offers to guide older adults who are turning or have turned 65 years during the Initial Enrollment Period

West Orange, NJ, November 27, 2021 – Medicare health insurance coverage is vital to Americans as they advance in age, but it’s not always easy for people to understand all of the details of the program. To get the most out of their coverage, it pays to consult with healthcare insurance industry experts who have years of experience dealing with all things having to do with Medicare Healthcare Plan options.

To that end, The Sosa Insurance Group offers to guide older adults who are turning or have turned 65 years during the Initial Enrollment Period for Medicare.

Because the window of opportunity for Medicare’s Initial Enrollment Period is just seven months, it’s a good idea to start learning about options as soon as a person is about to become eligible.

About Medicare and the Initial Enrollment Period

The federal government has established a health insurance program, Medicare, to cover people aged 65 and older. (Medicare also covers certain younger people with disabilities, and it is available for those who require dialysis or a kidney transplant.)

Now, experts at The Sosa Insurance Group are making themselves available to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries to help them understand what’s involved during the initial period of enrollment.

For context, the Initial Enrollment Period for Medicare lasts for seven months, starting three months before you turn 65 and ending three months after the month you turn 65.

The Sosa Insurance Group Has Expertise in All Aspects of Medicare Coverage

With so many options for Medicare Health Plans, individuals who are turning 65 often need help from trusted professionals to determine the best coverage for their particular situation. The team at The Sosa Insurance Group has years of experience with the intricacies of each type of coverage, including:

* Medicare Advantage Plans

* Medicare and Medicaid Plans

* Medicare Supplement Plans

* Stand-Alone Prescription Plans

* Dental Plans

Peace of Mind Comes From Consulting With Experienced Medicare Professionals

Ordinary people can’t be expected to understand all of the intricacies of the various Medicare Health Plan Coverages. Often, they will need guidance before selecting their plan. This is where The Sosa Insurance Group can help. 

The West Orange, NJ-based business is standing by to help New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries become more familiar with the basics of how Medicare actually works. 

Clients will come away with an understanding of how to use Medicare to set up appointments with doctors and tending to their various healthcare requirements. For example, they will learn about Medicare Part D coverage for prescribed medications and their options for dental and vision care.

Individuals who are 65 or will be turning 65 during the Initial Enrollment Period are invited to visit The Sosa Insurance Group’s scheduling page in order to get a better understanding of the basics of Medicare and choosing the right Medicare Healthcare Plan for them. For more information, they can visit the company’s home page as well as its social media channels via Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

About The Sosa Insurance Group

The Sosa Insurance Group is a highly recognized and well-esteemed New Jersey insurance brokerage agency. Over the years, The Sosa Insurance Group has developed a strong reputation for placing the needs of its policyholders ahead of the needs of the company. This has been instrumental in driving the growth of the agency throughout the region. 

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The Sosa Insurance Group gets ready for The 2022 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period and offers consultations for current and new Medicare HealthCare Plan participants

West Orange, NJ, October 1, 2021 – Just in time for anyone in need of a consultation on Medicare in New Jersey, The Sosa Insurance Group is reminding the public that the Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare runs from October 15th to December 7th, 2021. Local Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for a consultation with the enrollment professionals at The Sosa Insurance Group.

Navigating Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment Period

There’s no need for Medicare Healthcare Plan insurance to be a complicated affair. But for some individuals, it can be a daunting task to navigate the complexities of the U.S. government’s Medicare program. The system is consistent, with enrollment always occurring during the fall and ending on December 7th every year.

For those who are new to Medicare, it’s a program designed for individuals aged 65 and up, as well as for younger people who have certain types of disabilities. Those Medicare-eligible consumers suffering from permanent kidney failure and who need a kidney transplant or dialysis are also eligible for Medicare Coverage.

When you make an adjustment in your Medicare Health Plan, the changes become effective as soon as January 1st comes around.

During Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period, those eligible may be new to Medicare, which means working with an insurance professional can help them make sense of their options. 

For those who have Medicare and a Medicare Health Plan in New Jersey for some time now, they may want to make changes in their coverage. They can take care of that during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period too.

Main aspects of Medicare Health Plan options that those Medicare beneficiaries can consult with The Sosa Insurance Group include:

Medicare Part A for Hospital insurance

Medicare Part B for Medical insurance

Medicare Part C for Medicare Advantage 

Medicare Part D for Prescription Drug coverage

Medicare-eligible consumers with limited knowledge and who don’t have much time to do research into all the different Medicare Healthcare Plan options are able to learn what they need beginning October 15th thanks to the consultations offered through The Sosa Insurance Group. So, Medicare beneficiaries residing in New Jersey will have a trusted partner to figure out what the most suitable form of coverage will look like for them.

Experts at The Sosa Insurance Group have years of experience going over all of the ins and outs of the basics of Medicare and Medicare Healthcare plan options for Medicare-eligible beneficiaries.

People in New Jersey can rest assured that they will finish their consultation with the confidence that comes from gaining a better understanding about such fundamentals as how Medicare works for those like them, and how they use it for doctor’s visits and other medical needs. 

They will also discover options such as Medicare Part D, which covers medications prescribed by doctors. Final Expense plans and plans for Vision and Dental care are also topics that The Sosa Insurance Group will be happy to consult about with New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries.

Consultations are available for Medicare-eligible recipients in New Jersey From Mid-October to Early December, So There’s No Time to Waste

Given that the Medicare Annual Enrollment period is fairly narrow, Medicare recipients can do themselves a favor by investigating their options as soon as possible.

People who are uncertain about how to arrange for their Medicare Healthcare plan coverage can take advantage of The Sosa Insurance Group’s knowledgeable Medicare experts’ advice. The same goes for people who are confused about what their health insurance coverage will look like after they sign up.

For more information, Medicare beneficiaries and their loved ones are invited to visit The Sosa Insurance Group’s resources page about Medicare Health Plans today. They can also check out The Sosa Insurance Group’s home page as well as its social media channels via Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About The Sosa Insurance Group

The Sosa Insurance Group is a highly recognized and well-esteemed New Jersey insurance brokerage agency. Over the years, The Sosa Insurance Group has developed a strong reputation for placing the needs of its policyholders ahead of the needs of the company. This has been instrumental in driving the growth of the agency throughout the region. 

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Dr. RJ shares three steps to ensure success for middle school and high school students in the 2021 school year.

Austin, Texas – August 17, 2021 – Back to school can be exciting but stressful for both parents and students. There are so many pressures teens and tweens face when starting a new year of middle school or high school.

They are worried about getting the grades they need to get into college, making new friends and finding their place, handling the load of new class schedules, teachers, and extracurriculars.

Dr. RJ has a simple 3-step formula to help parents, teens, and tweens overcome the stresses of a new school year and set them up for success in middle school and high school years.

When following these 3-Steps Teens and Tweens will have more focus, become more organized, have increased confidence, and become more motivated.

These skill sets lead them to get better grades, make more friends, handle the pressures of a new school year, not give in to peer pressure and become capable of handling the unknown.

Dr. RJ. is a certified Teen Life Coach in the United States and has been transforming the lives of teens, tweens, and their parents for many years. After working with thousands of teens he discovered that you can create success by simply directing teenager’s focus to the one thing that produces growth, excitement, and motivation, and that is goals.

When teens and tweens shift their focus from problems of the past to possibilities of the future, their mood changes, their attitude changes, their emotions change. They then have everything they need to be overcome the stresses of going back to school and gives them the skills they need to be successful.

However, Dr. RJ finds that teenagers rarely have real goals. What teenagers have are wants, desires, hopes, and dreams. But not goals. To be successful they have to shift their focus and turn those wants, desires, hopes, and dreams into actual goals, and here are the three steps to do that.

Goals have the following three components:

First, we have to set intentions. An intention is a direction you want to go. This could be related to academics, sports, extracurriculars, relationships, or anything else that is important to you or your teen. It is the ability to see a destination. To have a finish line in mind.

Second, we need an action plan. Once you have set your intention and you know what you want to achieve, then you need a plan to get there. With the road trip analogy, this is the time to map out which highways you will take. The action plan is your step-by-step instructions to get to your destination. If your wants, desires, hopes, and dreams do not have daily and weekly planned actions in place, then it is not a goal.

Third, you must set a time frame. This is simply how long will it take to get your want, experience your desire, turn your hope into a reality, or live your dream. How long will it take? Using the road trip analogy, your time frame would be how long will it take for you to reach your destination. I bet if you ask your child how long will it take for them to accomplish their “goal,” they would not be able to give you an accurate time frame.

As I was explaining what goals are, did you immediately started to think about the possibilities for yourself?

For a moment your worries and stresses disappeared. You experienced excitement knowing that there are some goals that you yourself want to pursue. This is exactly what will happen with your teen or tween when they start setting real goals for themselves.

As we begin this new school year it is important to overcome the stresses a new school year can bring to both parents and teens. This is the perfect time to help teens and tweens succeed not only in school but in life.

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New Online Program Designed to Increase VA Rating

A father-son duo create a program to help veterans increase VA disability rating

Military veterans seeking benefits now have a program designed to assist with increasing their VA disability rating. Veteran army Ranger Terry Johnson, and son Gino Johnson created Champions for Veterans, an organization formed to guide veterans and their families through the VA disability rating process.

 

After 20 years of service, Ranger Johnson found himself fighting to get the benefits he deserved. It took him 17 years to get his full benefits and Ranger Johnson set out to help others to achieve results. Ranger Johnson began to assist people in his church and community which later inspired his son Gino to create an online program. Johnson calls his method the RANGER METHOD and dozens have successfully improved their rating using the RANGER METHOD. Some have gone from a zero percent rating to 100% in less than 90 days.

 

“Service men and women risk their lives and their families for many years. I want to make sure they get the benefits they have rightfully earned,” says Terry Johnson.

 

 The RANGER METHOD is an interactive coaching program with video modules, statement templates, examples, weekly coaching calls and peer support in a private online group setting. Individuals interested in this program can learn more at www.championsforveterans.com to schedule a free consultation. 

 

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Champions For Veterans is an organization devoted to coaching and training veterans as they pursue the VA disability rating they deserve from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our mission is to help 100,000 veterans get the rating they deserve by 2025.

 

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Highly Recognized New Jersey Insurance Brokerage Agency Launches Exclusive New Insurance Broker Training, Mentorship & Sponsorship Opportunity

The insurance industry is going through numerous changes, making it the perfect time for aspiring sales representatives to join the field. Now, The Sosa Insurance Group, a highly recognized and esteemed insurance brokerage agency in New Jersey, is providing self-motivated professionals with an opportunity to earn extra commission income through insurance coverage. This will be a comprehensive training, mentorship, and sponsorship opportunity that could serve as a launching platform for those looking to start a new career.

The Opportunity To Get Paid for Years

There are numerous benefits that aspiring sales representatives can enjoy with this position. Sales representatives will earn a commission on every policy they sell. In addition to earning a commission on the sale of the policy, they also earn a commission whenever the policy is renewed. Furthermore, sales reps can decide to work when they want and as much as they want. They can also earn a Lifetime residue income for life, as long as the client remains a policyholder. This can either be a part-time or full-time position.

The Sosa Insurance Group Helps Sales Representatives Obtain Licensing in New Jersey

Sales reps need to get licensed before they can sell insurance policies in New Jersey. The Sosa Insurance Group will provide all applicants with access to the online training course with the required materials to prepare for the licensing exam in New Jersey. Furthermore, The Sosa Insurance Group will even pay for the licensing exam, removing a common barrier that sales reps typically need to overcome on their own!

In addition, The Sosa Insurance Group will provide plenty of online, classroom and most important field training to ensure sales reps have the tools they need to sell policies throughout the greater NJ area. Experienced professionals are always available to provide on the job and in the field training, guiding new sales reps through the process of generating leads, earning conversions, and generating income! Online and telephone support is always available for those who need assistance, ensuring that sales reps are never alone!

Plenty of Leads To Help Sales Reps Get Started

Throughout the years, The Sosa Insurance Group has worked to make this process as easy as possible, providing new reps with everything they need to get started. This includes access to the complete Turnkey Leads and Appointments Automated platform. Many people wonder how they can generate leads in the modern era, which is something that The Sosa Insurance Group has covered. By providing sales reps with access to this platform, they always have a way to get started! These leads are people who have already expressed interest in the products and services provided by The Sosa Insurance Group, which means that sales reps simply have to explain the benefits of the potential policies, tailoring them to meet the needs of the potential customer!

A Special Bonus Is Available from The Sosa Insurance Group

Many people still have questions about how the conversion process works. By doing it once, the rest will fall like dominoes! That is why The Sosa Insurance Group is offering a special bonus right now! For those who register for the webinar and pass the New Jersey Licensing Exam, the founder of The Sosa Insurance Group, George Sosa, will personally take all new graduates on their first appointment! Then, George Sosa will close the first deal for the new rep, giving them the lifetime commission on that initial sale! It doesn’t get much better than that!

Webinar Information

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 15th, and Tuesday, July 20th. There are two webinar times on both days: 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM, EST.

About The Sosa Insurance Group

The Sosa Insurance Group is a highly recognized and esteemed New Jersey insurance brokerage agency. Throughout the years, The Sosa Insurance Group has developed a strong reputation for placing the needs of its policyholders ahead of the needs of the company, driving the growth of the agency throughout the region. Learn more about The Sosa Insurance Group by visiting the website and checking out the social media pages on FacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn.

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Finesse Your Fear Academy Launched to Expand Economic Opportunities in Communities of Color

A wealth coach and successful entrepreneur has launched a new initiative to help minority female business owners to build profitable businesses. Latesha Isbell Howard’s ‘Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy’ is now open for enrollment.

Find out more at www.finesseyourfear.com

There is no denying the significant wealth and opportunity gaps between minorities and whites in the U.S.

In an effort to expand economic opportunity in communities of color, Latesha Isbell Howard is launching the “1K to $100K” campaign. The focus of this initiative is to help 1,000 minority female entrepreneurs to cross the $100,000 revenue mark. To accelerate achievement of this goal, her company, Savvy Diva Enterprises, is proud to announce the launch of the Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy.

Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy students will experience a robust 12-week online curriculum designed to equip them with the knowledge and resources to start and run a profitable business. Latesha has partnered with industry experts to deliver high-quality content on a variety of topics critical to business success.

·        Entrepreneurial Mindset guest presenters: LaTunja Caster PhD and Tommi Billingsley

LaTunja Caster, Ph. D. (affectionately known as “Dr. Everything”) is the owner of Next Level Consulting Group, and the founder of the W. E. One Project, a nonprofit. She provides support and resources in the development of people, families, and communities. Latunja is the co-creator of The Purpose Program and The Southern Network Girls, LLC. which is a safe zone for women entrepreneurs to develop purpose, power, and profit.

Tommi Billingsley is a mother and a community builder with a passion and drive to help women and communities of color feel empowered and capable of reaching their most ambitious dreams. She owns two successful brands, Flygirlshhh (a t-shirt line) and The Fearless Queens (a women’s empowerment company).

·        Legal Protection for Your Business guest presenter: Dana Blue Esq.

Attorney Dana Blue is on a mission to strengthen the minority business community by empowering entrepreneurs with tools and resources to legally protect their business through registered trademarks. Dana Blue Law focuses on clearing and protecting names, logos, and slogans you use (or intend to use) to advertise and sell your products and services.

·        Bookkeeping & Taxes guest presenter: Jean Toney

Jean Toney is an Accountant, small business owner and co-founder of two non-profits who is gifted at one thing – putting strategies in place that take your vision to the next level! Her company, JT Financial Services, offers bookkeeping, tax preparation, mortgage, and credit repair services.

·        Technology, Systems, & Automation guest presenter: Renee Simpson

Renee Simpson, systems and automation addict and self-proclaimed Savvy Gal, helps female entrepreneurs launch, manage, and scale their businesses by implementing systems and automation.

·        Human Resources guest presenter: Joy Pittman

Joy Pittman is a Human Resources Strategist and Thought Leader working to close the racial wealth gap for Black business owners and the people they employ. Affectionately known as the “Olivia Pope of HR,” Joy puts her years of human resources management experience to work supporting black women owned start-ups and small businesses as they hire, build and develop their teams .

·        Government Contracting & Grants guest presenter: LaShonda Bracey

LaShonda Bracey is a serial entrepreneur, author, sought-after training guru and creative visionary. She is the CEO & President of Health-Works and ASAP Training and Course Development. This inspiring entrepreneur is making strides in the world of government training and consulting.

·        e-Commerce guest presenter: Stacey Quinn

Stacey Quinn is the CEO of Bossy Glamworks, LLC, an online women’s clothing boutique, where she’s committed to offering a broad range of stylish and unique garments and accessories for fashionable entrepreneurial women. Stacey has scaled her company to generate nearly a quarter of a million dollars in sales thus far in 2021.

·        Non-profits guest presenter: Tykeysha Boone MPH, CNC

Tykeysha “Ty” Boone serves her community as a published author, speaker, volunteer SCORE Mentor, programs and development strategist and capacity cultivator. Ty has more than 20 years of experience in academic and clinical research, community program planning, and nonprofit management and development.

·        Marketing guest presenter: Tiffany Huddleston

Tiffany Huddleston is a marketing master; connecting companies to new prospects with digital ads and converting leads into buying clients through automated funnels. As Director of Marketing at Strike 3 Marketing firm, she deploys her fourteen years of experience in digital marketing and marketing automation technologies to help her clients generate more traffic and conversions.

·        Branding & Public Relations (session 1) and Networking & Sponsorships (session 2) guest presenter: Shadonna “Mo” McPhaul

CEO ShaDonna McPhaul, also known as ‘Mo’ is a combat veteran with 20 years of loyal service to the United States Air Force. She merged her compassion and entrepreneurial spirit and created Mo’s Heroes Inc. (a non-profit dedicated to serving veterans) and The Mo You Know Marketing and Media Consulting Services.

Latesha will facilitate the remaining sessions: Creating a Business Plan, Setting up Your Business, Funding Your Business, Additional Revenue Streams, and Personal Credit. The ultimate goal of the Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy is to empower students to walk confidently into entrepreneurship armed with the knowledge and a blueprint to build a profitable business.

As CEO of Savvy Diva Enterprises, Latesha offers consulting services in which she assesses her client’s current business operations to help them develop an actionable plan to increase profitability and fundability.

As part of the process, clients gain insight into how lenders and credit providers may view the business to allow them to develop their plan for funding success. The goal is to ensure that clients set up their business credibly; establish a positive business credit profile and score quickly; obtain vendor, store, fleet, and cash credit in their business name without a personal guaranty; and become more ‘lendable’ by building their business credit properly.

A spokesperson said: “Running a small business is both rewarding and challenging. Savvy Diva Enterprises is here to empower you to do what you do best. We provide you with customized business solutions and the resources you need to help you take your business to the next level.”

Latesha is also a stage 3 breast cancer survivor who also speaks about her journey to overcoming cancer with a message of faith and the power of positive thinking.

To find out more, interested parties are invited to visit the link provided.

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Business Education Finance

Marisa Cotton’s Drive and Passion for Helping Business Owners Establish Their Fundamentals During the Pandemic is Refreshing

Starting a business isn’t for everyone and it’s especially not for the faint of heart. A couple of statistics that jump out is that 2 out of 10 businesses fail in the first year and 5 out of 10 businesses will fail within the first five years. So establishing and maintaining one’s business is actually harder than when they had started it, based on the available statistics, and these percentages could be worse. That wouldn’t be a stretch. 

This is why business education is important and having a strong network of resources and a team that you can refer to at times when things are not going according to plan. 

Take the recent Covid pandemic for example, which had businesses everywhere scrambling and trying to stay afloat. Whether it was their financial needs drowning them, or systemic and/or procedural needs, saying that it is, or was, rough times would be an understatement.

Marisa Cotton, of Your Star Power Solutions, is one of those resources that business owners turned to. She’s assisted more than 200 businesses during the pandemic by helping them properly establish or correct their business setup and operations. She provided them with the fundamentals they need to propel their business and profits to the next level, in the areas of business formation and set-up, structuring business finances and taxes and business strategy.

“One thing about me is that I don’t just do something for you,” Cotton explains. “I will explain to you what I’m doing along the way. Because at the end of the day, this is your business, and you are the one who will have to be responsible and accountable for it.”

“It’s one thing to talk about starting or building up your business, but what are you doing about it?”

Marisa also adds this when referring to the various “get an LLC” memes that are often parroted on social media. “An LLC is not for everyone. Know your lane and your needs.”

“People like to talk a lot about the marketing and branding of their business, but you’re missing the positioning and foundational structure of your business. Who builds a house starting with the windows?”

Wise words indeed. To put this more simply, we can’t talk about it. We have to be about it.