Business Development & Conflict Resolution

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

Learning and Growing as an Expert!

How can you say you are skilled at something, if you are not willing to educate yourself daily on that skill? Today, everyone is an expert at something.  But, the most knowledgeable people are those who are not afraid to admit that they do not know everything.  An expert is an individual who is skilled and trained on a particular subject matter.  But, who also continues to train and learn new advancements in their area of expertise.  An expert will inform you when they are not familiar with a subject matter. An expert has no issue with referring you to an individual who is considered an expert on that particular subject.  An expert will provide you with resources and contacts that can assist you with your particular problem or issue.  A “true expert” understands the importance of continuing education to remain up to date with the current trends on a subject matter.

As Proverbs 9:8-9 states, “…rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.  Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man and he will increase in learning.”  When you become an expert on a topic, it means that you clearly understand the subject.  Also, that you have the educational background and essential training to be considered an expert on the matter.  Experts are continuously educating themselves on their area of expertise.

The most knowledgeable in the world are those who love to learn.  The best individuals to teach are those who love to receive correction and instruction.  As a small business owner, I am learning that you have to remain abreast of the latest trends in your area of expertise.  I love to attend seminars and workshops that provide me with more efficient ways to serve my customers.

An expert is an individual who understands the following:

  • Continuing education is important.
  • Growth gives one strong character.
  • Gaining knowledge is an ongoing process.
  • Never too old to learn.

Being an expert, requires continued learning on a daily basis.

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 October 23, 2015. Donya Zimmerman is also a contributing writer with the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper, Women Who Rock with Success Magazine, The Professional Pastors, 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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