Business Class Is Now In Session

Hi, if you’ve known me some time, you know that I am always trying new business ideas; sometimes they work out, sometimes they don’t.  Maybe it’s the same for other women business owners. I’ve had a very costly OJT  over the years, I didn’t get an MBA, don’t know how to calculate ROI, usually, I just go with “my gut”.  I often pride myself on saying I have a Ph.D. from the “School of Hard Knocks”  in New York.  I do know how to do some things, like marketing, B-2-B selling, writing books, creating training programs.  But my business education has huge gaps in other important topics, like Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Legal Structures, etc.   I often wished I could “catch up” on these subjects, somehow. But I’ve never gotten around to it.

Now I’ve partnered with an awesome businesswoman  Lynita Mitchell Blackwell and publisher (of 5 magazines for women)  to create BUSINESS CLASS, which we hope will address those needs of women business owners.

Facilitated by the same writers of the book Business Class: Your Guide to Starting, Running, & Growing Your Business, this course was created BY women, FOR women; these instructors are experts in their individual fields and eager to share their experience and knowledge with other women. Our facilitators are amazing and their bios are included in the “bios” section of the site.

  • Elaina Zuker: THE S-M-A-R-T Strategy for Setting Goals How to Set Goals for Your Most Successful Year Ever! 5 Key Factors
  • Elaina Zuker: A Swift Kick in the Can’ts How to Use Peer-Mentoring ™ to Achieve your Goals
  • Molly Sutherland: Strategic Planning is Really Not Boring! It’s ESSENTIAL!
  • Elaina Zuker: How to Sell Anything to Anyone
  • Melissa Malcolm: Legal Landmines for Employers
  • Deborah Hightower: Next Level Leadership
  • Candace Bazemore: Funding the Good: Three Effective Ways Nonprofits May Approach Fundraising From Government, Foundations, and Community Organizations
  • Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell: Funding Your Business: Securing Capital to Transform the Dream into Reality
  • Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell: You’re Hired! Getting the Right Kind of Help You Need Right Now
  • Lauren Zaslansky-Connor: Branding in Social Media and eCommerce; Through Planning – But Why?
  • Shana Thornton: PR & Your Brand: A Necessary Partnership
  • Cynthia Jouber’t How to Build A Modern PR & Marketing Plan
  • Shaquanna Chappelle: Seal the Deal with Your Image
  • Julie Turner: Your Health and Fitness: How to Take Care of Yourself When You’re Taking Care of Business
  • Careshia N. Moore: Stop Seeking Balance and Find Happiness
  • Mylika Morton: Accounting Essentials for Your Small Business

Each course is 1 hour, presented once a month. To learn more, visit: Business Class


Elaina Zuker
Elaina Zuker
ELAINA is the president of Elaina Zuker Associates in Montréal, Canada. She has taught seminars to hundreds of employees and managers at major corporations such as AT&T, IBM, American Express, and MCI International, and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and industry events. She is the author of six books, on leadership, management, and communication. Her best-selling book, “The Seven Secrets of Influence” (McGraw-Hill), the recent Main Selection for the Business Week Book Club, has been translated into four languages and its new, revised 2021 edition is now available on Amazon in paperback and as an e-book on Amazon Kindle. Her new book about Peer Mentoring YOUX2 has also just been launched on Amazon. Her internationally successful program “Secrets of Influence ™ is now available as an online learning program, either as a completely online self-study program or in a hybrid version. The program, created with the latest educational technology, can also be customized for an organization’s specific requirements. Ms. Zuker holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Management/Organizational Development, and is the 2004 recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award from New York Polytechnic University. To engage Ms. Zuker as a speaker or consultant, to book a seminar for your company or organization, or to learn how to become a licensed Affiliate for Secrets of Influence, visit or contact us at [email protected]

SOLD OUT! JOIN OUR WAITING LIST! It's not a virtual event. It's not a conference. It's not a seminar, a meeting, or a symposium. It's not about attracting a big crowd. It's not about making a profit, but rather about making a real difference. LEARN MORE HERE