Business Development & Conflict Resolution

We assist individuals with starting their own businesses because small business is key to economic independence and community sustainability.

Be Open to Constructive Criticism!

You must understand that sometimes you will need to be “called out” for certain behavior or actions that are not becoming of you.  There is nothing wrong with receiving constructive criticism as an adult.  Constructive criticism helps you to grow as a person and will make you a better person.  Some adults have this misconception that because they are grown and no longer under their parents’ care, they do not need to be taught anything new.  But in reality, you never stop growing and learning as a person until the day you die.

Here are four qualities of individuals who have no problem with receiving “constructive criticism”:

  • Teachable. They are always listening, love to learn, and are open to being counseled to.
  • Available. They are not trying to avoid anyone and are seeking out others for guidance.
  • Vulnerable. They have no problem admitting when they are wrong.
  • Honest. They love telling the truth and love to be told the truth, even if, the truth may sting a little.

People come into your life to be open and honest with you.  In turn, these individuals will help you grow personally and professionally.  These individuals will ensure that you are successful in whatever you do in life.

Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience.  Donya is also a public speaker and aspiring author.  She has a few books in the works that will be published and released in the latter part of 2015. The books will focus on entrepreneurship, small business, and daily devotionals.  She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) and Powerful Biz Woman (subsidiary of FACMBC). Both are based in Baltimore, Maryland and were established in 2013 and 2014. Services provided by FACMBC:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance.  Services and products provided by Powerful Biz Woman are workshops: Entrepreneurship 101; How to Stay Out of Tax Trouble and Legal Trouble in Small Business; Start up 101; and Female Entrepreneurship 101.  Powerful Biz Woman provides books on the following topics: Entrepreneurship 101; Daily Devotionals for Entrepreneurs/Small Business Owners; Daily Devotionals for Female Entrepreneurs; Small Business Owner Tips; Powerful Biz Tips; and Inner Will Power to Make Your Dreams a Reality.  These books will be available starting September 5, 2015. Donya Zimmerman is also a contributing writer with the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper and the Leadership Girl Newsletter. Donya Zimmerman has made article contributions to the Simply Inspirational Women in Business Journal for 2014 published by Dr. Cheryl Cottle.

If you are thinking about starting your own small business or non-profit organization do not hesitate to contact Donya Zimmerman because she can show you how to do so. Contact information:;;;;;

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