Lenzy's Business Blog

Lenzy Ruffin is a family portrait photographer in Washington, DC. This blog focuses on topics related to running a business of any type, including a photography business.

Pamela Vines - Troop Public Relations

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Cherry Blossom Intimates is a first of its kind breast health and lingerie boutique in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Once a week, as part of the Small Business Spotlight, I’ll be bringing you an episode of their video series, Behind The Pink Wall.


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You’ll see lots of interesting stories from a diverse array of business owners and you just might discover someone who solves a problem you need help with.

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Kesi Stribling - KSG Strategic Consulting

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Cherry Blossom Intimates is a first of its kind breast health and lingerie boutique in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Once a week, as part of the Small Business Spotlight, I’ll be bringing you an episode of their video series, Behind The Pink Wall.



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You’ll see lots of interesting stories from a diverse array of business owners and you just might discover someone who solves a problem you need help with.

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And don’t forget to support the business owners you see on this blog by sharing their videos. Many small businesses do great work, but struggle financially because not enough people know they exist.

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Judy O'Connor - Like Neighbors

How do you help a family that's going through a crisis?

Or what about a new mom whose brand new bundle of joy is leaving her quite overwhelmed?

Perhaps you have a student or an elderly person in another state and you want to make sure they're eating healthy meals.

Judy O'Connor has a solution for all of the above.

In her interview with Samira Cook Gaines, Judy shares how her company, Like Neighbors, makes it easy to care for your loved ones when they are too far away for you to do it in person.

Visit LikeNeighbors.com for more info.


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Danielle Toussaint - She Thinks Purple

Interested in making a difference in the world AND making money while doing it?

Check out this week's Small Business Spotlight where Samira Cook Gaines sits down with Danielle Kristine Toussaint to discuss how her company She Thinks Purple can help you do just that.

Visit SheThinksPurple.com for more info.


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KIP Cannabis Grand Opening

According to Forbes, in 2017 the worldwide legal marijuana trade grew by 37% and was worth $9.5 billion. At $8.5 billion, the U.S. accounted for 90% of it.

You don't have to use cannabis to make money from it.

There are unlimited cannabis-adjacent business opportunities. You can sell to the cannabis industry whatever it is you already sell.

Cannabis businesses need accountants. They need payroll services. They need IT support. They need plumbers and carpenters.

I encourage everyone to find or create a lane for themselves in the cannabis industry. If you weren't able to secure your fortune with the dot-com boom or the real estate boom, the cannabis boom is right here for you to capitalize on, if you're willing to put in the work.

Below are a few enterprising business owners who are carving out a space for themselves in the cannabis industry, presented by Chef Jazz, medicinal cannabis patient and owner of Green Panther Chef.

Who is Chef Jazz?

In 2006, Jazmine Moore was diagnosed with Crohn's disease during her last year of Culinary College. She went down to 84 pounds and traditional medication was not helping her.

So she researched holistic remedies for Crohn's disease and cannabis kept popping up.

Chef Jazz decided to apply her culinary training to what she was learning through her cannabis research and through extensive trial and error, she found a cannabis regimen that sent her Crohn's disease into remission.

Jazmine’s Crohn's disease has been in remission for more than ten years.

Now, Chef Jazz is on a mission to help others heal themselves with cannabis through her wellness company, Green Panther Chef.

Visit KIPcan.com for more info.

Interview with Chef Jazz

For more from Chef Jazz, visit GreenPantherChef.com.


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Kevan and Shaneece Gaines - Check Mate Events

Visit CheckInWithYourMate.com for more info.


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