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Teresa Jade LeYung Recommends

2020 Self-Employment/Business  Clinic

with Mary Tang of SolutionsBAC

When:    Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11am – 1pm       

Where:   4530 18th Street (between Ord & Douglas), San Francisco, CA 94114 

Celebrate Life venue – 5 blocks from MUNI Castro station, along #33 Ashbury/18th bus route; street parking available

Facilitator:    Mary Tang  dba  SolutionsBAC

Description: Self-Employment / Starting a Business


Want to start your own business but don’t know how to begin?

Perhaps you are already self-employed but want ideas to grow your business?

Attend this event!


*  how to set up a new business – needed steps and considerations

*  starting up on a shoestring budget and using planning tools for your venture

*  general tips on filing Schedule C for self-employed individuals (yes, it’s tax time!)

*  inexpensive marketing and Internet resources; networking & getting leads via partnerships

*  where to find your customers; fee setting and working with different types of clients

Bring your questions and let’s brainstorm solutions.

Please Note:  The information being presented are general guidelines. You must consult your own tax, finance, or legal specialist to determine what is best suited for your specific situation. Workshop fee may be a tax-deductible business expense; please verify with your tax preparer.

Workshop Fee

$50 pre-registration by Thursday, Feb 27, 2020; $60 at the door. Celebrate Life Members get a $10 discount.

If you’ve found out about this workshop through  this blog post (published by Writing Coach Teresa Jade LeYung), please tell Ms. Tang and receive $10 discount.

Pre-register and pay via PayPal to the email account:    SolutionsBAC @

If you can’t use PayPal, you can RSVP by Feb 27th to the above email address. Please include your first and last name.  SolutionsBAC will confirm and reply with other payment options. Thank you!

Facilitator Bio: 

MARY TANG has had several careers, working in different industries for nearly a hundred clients and employers – which provided her with broad business experience and insight. She consults for startup companies, nonprofits, private corporations and sole proprietorships – guiding them on cash flow management, policies and processes, improved profitability, planning for sustainability and growth.

Ms. Tang also coaches individuals on career planning, managing workplace issues, and finding right livelihood. She possesses degrees in Business and in Education.

SolutionsBAC for business & career success ~ Getting you to where you want to be!

I cheer for Mary Tang, SolutionsBAC, all her clients and students.

Wishing everyone a joyful and prosperous 2020!


Teresa Jade LeYung

As a story theme consultant, award-winning writer, and platform-building coach for pre-published and published authors,  Writing Coach TERESA JADE LEYUNG empowers her clients to identify their core themes in their manuscripts and career mapping.


SolutionsBAC  2020  Career Planning & Job Search Clinic

    Saturday, January 11, 2020; 11am – 1pm       

 4530 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

  at Celebrate Life Spiritualist Community venue

                 (3.5 blocks from Castro Muni station, easy parking on 18th St. residential area)

Facilitator:   Mary Tang  dba  SolutionsBAC

If you need ideas and direction with your current job search and career goals, come attend this discussion and brain-storming event. Learn how to add valuable skills to your work portfolio.

Topics may include:

*  where to find employment leads, implementing job search strategies;

*  good resumes lead to job interviews, so does networking;

*  mock job interviews and how to tackle the toughest questions;

*  handling the jitters, ways to prepare before the interview;

*  how to negotiate salaries and request a position that best matches your skills/experience;

*  choosing a career and plotting the path towards that goal.

The content for this workshop will be audience-centered, so bring your questions and concerns. Let’s share some great ideas, encourage and support each other.

Get set to make 2020 a successful year! Workshop fee is  $10.  You can reserve a seat by advance payment via PayPal at  SolutionsBAC @  account; or pay at the door, space available.

Facilitator Bio: 

Mary Tang has explored several careers and worked for nearly a hundred different clients and employers (has been to hundreds of job interviews!). She consults for startup companies, privately-held corporations and sole proprietorships – helping them solve typical business problems as well as plan for sustained profitability and future growth. She’s assisted client companies with hiring technical, marketing, finance department staff; advised on headcount and HR-related matters.

Mary also coaches individuals on career development, job search and interviewing techniques, managing workplace issues, life/work choices. She possesses degrees in Business and in Education.

SolutionsBAC   Helping businesses & individuals succeed!

Theme Consultant Teresa Jade LeYung Recommends 2020 Career Planning & Job Search Clinic with Mary Tang of  SolutionsBAC

The flyer says:

This event is free of charge and open to all residents of the 14th Congressional District and Assembly District 22 Space is limited, so please pre-register (click here)  If you do not have internet access, call District office 650-342-0300

Join U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier and California Assemblyman Kevin Mullin for a Job Hunters Boot Camp. 

Friday, November 21, 2014
9:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

San Mateo County Event Center, Fiesta Hall
1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA

Job Hunters Boot Camp is not your typical job fair. In addition to having a chance to speak to local employers who are hiring, participants have access to a wide variety of resources through workshops and one–on–one resume review sessions.

The Job Hunters Boot Camp will offer workshops on the following topics:

– Perfecting your interview skills
– Getting unstuck in your job search
– Challenges faced by mature workers, new college graduates, and veterans
– Networking
– Linkedin best practices

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Also, check out the resources at  Rebecca Martin is Founder/CEO of Dear Jane Inc.

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Even if you are employed, take a look at the table of contents of What Color Is Your Parachute?  A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career Changers 2013 edition, published by Ten Speed Press.

This miraculous book is updated every year by Mr. Richard N. Bolles (I call him the Yoda for job seekers)

Coach Teresa says: “What Color Is Your Parachute? is for Writers and Artists”

Go to  for resources and be inspired by Mr. Richard N. Bolles’s warm and engaging writing style.

Mr. Richard Nelson Bolles loves to help us express who we are.

Other Books by Richard N. Bolles

The Job-Hunter’s Survival Guide: How to Find Hope and Rewarding Work, Even When “There Are No Jobs” (2009)

How to Find Your Mission in Life (2005)

The Three Boxes of Life, and How to Get Out of Them: An Introduction to Life/Work Planning (1981)

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Job Hunters Boot Camp, Job Search, Nov. 21, 2014 San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo, CA -  event is free of charge and open to all residents of the 14th Congressional District -embers/CA/14 and Assembly District 22 Space is limited, so please pre-register (click here)  If you do not have internet access, call District office 650-342-0300

Cheering for all job seekers!

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: “Reach out, not stress out.”

Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan transforms your email signature-blocks, photos and videos, and website descriptions into platform statements . . . to attract target audience/readers . . . before and after publication.  To receive her questionnaire and a complimentary evaluation, visit

To see what fun Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan has with colleagues at Women’s National Book Association, California Writers Club, and California Capital Book Festival, visit

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW. Click here for print edition. Click here for Kindle edition. “Reach out, not stress out.”

August is Happiness Happens Month.

I write about modern courageous women unbeknownst to themselves—my favorite archetype.

This month I celebrate two friends Olga Malyj and Yolande Barial (both August Happiness babies) who embody that archetype.

I met Olga Malyj through work when we were both in our early twenties.  Her work ethics, kindness, and resourcefulness compelled me to intentionally seek her out as friend and role model.  For about six months Olga joined the writing-critique group I was with (Evelyn Miche, Theresa Stephenson and I wanted to bring back our number to 4 when Cat moved back East).  During that time Olga fictionalized stories about her mother as a young woman in the Ukraine. I was mesmerized by the authentic details Olga used.

Fast forward . . . Even though Olga has chosen other outlets to express her creativity, her ability to use language in verbal and written communications is stronger than ever.

Teresa & Olga advocate for public libraries and schools

Olga Malyj is Consultant/Owner at Malyj Consulting. Her forte is in Business Development where she helps business owners effectively manage multi-cultural staffs, projects, global virtual teams, and strategic partnerships.

In her community, she is an advocate for public libraries and schools.

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A want ad (to work at the regional park district) brought Yolande Barial into my life.  She was about to become a mom for the first time and I subbed for her when she was on maternity leave.  That was 15 years ago.  Yolande speaks and practices her words-of-wisdom.  One of my favorite Yolande-ism is “Do your job. Go home.”

That’s a helpful reminder for many of us who work part-time or full-time at our homes.  Writing, researching, promoting, networking, mentoring—that’s a lot of work (sometimes thankless work)—we need to take breaks for the simple pleasures in our home lives.

Yolande Barial & Teresa LeYung Ryan speak out for women and girls

A week ago I was at Yolande’s & Monica’s joint birthday party where I witnessed Yolande’s latest rendition of her profound poem DIVA.  Brava!

Yolande Barial is the founder of Your Words Project: Speaking on Purpose which seeks to enrich the lives of sisters of all ages and ethnicities through spoken word and other forms of creative expression. YWP encourages girls and women to value each others individuality and nurture and honor that individuality.

This month I celebrate my 2 dear friends (and my darling sister whose birthday was pre-August).
Teresa LeYung Ryan
author of Love Made of Heart

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As an author and community spirit, Teresa LeYung Ryan speaks out for public libraries, honors immigrant-stories, advocates compassion for mental illness, and helps survivors of violence find their own voices through writing.

Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan says:

“Thank you so much for attending my presentation at the BAIPA conference. One hour was not enough for the resources I wanted to give all of you.”

“How does one person stand out in any industry? Building relationships is one key to success. For you, the writer, another key is to know how to translate the themes from your life to your writing and articulate those themes as community concerns. I want to see you realize your dreams.”

1. YOU ARE AN EXPERT/AUTHORITY OF YOUR EXPERIENCES. You, the story-teller, have the power to entertain, enlighten, and heal the world (one reader at a time). How do you attract the readers? By knowing what the themes are in your stories and making your name synonymous with those themes/messages. [for examples . . . read on.]

2. YOU ARE BIGGER THAN YOUR BOOK. “Reach out, not stress out” to: build your platform/brand; market/promote yourself; gain recognition through your circles of influence. Your book is an accessory of you. When people connect with “what you have to say” on an emotional level, they will most likely be talking about you with their circles of influence.


* I will write book reviews for my favorite authors and sign my reviews with my full name and blog or website address.

* I will learn how to create a compelling plotline by identifying the themes in my story. See how published authors drive their thesis statements, and then examine your project. Study from the books you’d read again and again. [ Martha Alderson is Teresa's plotting coach There are 3 plotlines, according to Martha: Action / Emotional / Thematic Significance ]

Examples [What are the themes in Teresa's novel Love Made of Heart ?]:

* struggles and courage of an immigrant family.

* mental illness and the burden of stigmas.

* family-violence is terrorism at home.

* forgiveness in others and in self.

* I will thank people who have inspired me, supported my goals, mentored me, believed in me, AND, I will tell them about the status of my writing project. Be concise. Then once or twice a year I will give them an update.

* When I meet people, I will introduce myself with my full name, and, if I’m asked “What do you do?” I will respond with a talking-tagline [Elisa Southard is Teresa's talking-tagline coach ]

Examples [How does Teresa build her platform? Articulating the themes in her novel by adding Elisa's "talking-tagline action verbs"? ]:

* Through my stories, I give voice to the struggles and courage of immigrant families.
* Through my writing, I advocate compassion for mental illness and help dissolve the stigmas.
* Through my book, I help survivors of family-violence find their own voices.
* Through my book Love Made of Heart, I show that “forgiveness in others” begins with self-forgiveness.

[See how Teresa crafts each statement to focus on one theme at a time? If she's talking to someone who has introduced him/herself as an outreach coordinator at Community Violence Solutions, which theme would Teresa focus on?]

* I will go where published authors go, learn from them, foster relationships, and share my findings with colleagues. [Check Teresa's calendar-of events at ] Teresa believes in “Pay it forward” as in Catherine Ryan Hyde’s novel Pay In Forward. When someone does something nice for Teresa, she does something nice for three other people.

* I will attend community / library / bookstore events and blog about the experience.

* I will post a question on my blog and invite my friends to post comments. I will also ask my friends to forward my request to their friends. Make the task easy for people; give them step-by-step instructions; test the procedure yourself before asking someone else to post comments. Learn more ways to build fame through blogging [ Linda Lee is Teresa's cyberspace coach.]

* I will identify the organizations that advocate my messages/themes and post my comments on their blogs and also post those same comments on my own blog.

* I will Google my own name and see “who am I” today in the cyberspace world; then every month (as I continue to take action building my platform), I will see the great progress I’ve made.

* I will help my writer-friends by telling them about the April 16, 2009 event where they can dine with and learn more about identifying the themes in their writing from Teresa LeYung Ryan and other published authors at the “WNBA Authors Showcase” Go to: for more info.

Cheering for all hard-working writers!


Teresa LeYung Ryan who says:

“Reach out, not stress out.”

Teresa LeYung Ryan at San Francisco Writers Conference 2007

Joining a writers’ organization can help further your career. If you’re in

California, there is abundance of groups to check out. Look at their past newsletters; see how their members further their own careers.

Even if you can’t attend meetings on a regular basis, membership benefits could include on-line promoting for members, networking opportunities, newsletters, mentoring programs, access to critique groups and other resources.

And, if you really want to build your name in the writing community, get involved on a committee, perhaps run for office. Learning how to run an organization will serve you well if you want to stay connected in the industry. Enjoy the writing life.

Here are just a few organizations:

California Writers Club

Women’s National Book Association

The American Society of Journalists and Authors

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Romance Writers of America

Sisters in Crime

Writers Guild of America, West (for script writers)

Women Writing the West

Society of American Travel Writers

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.

Poetry Society of America

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