12 Reasons Why Women Start Their Own Businesses

12 Reasons Why Women Start Their Own Businesses

Hiya, Boss Babes! Let’s talk about your ‘why’. No matter what industry you’re in, what binds us together is that we wanted to start a business for a specific purpose. The ‘why’ can have multiple parts, but at it’s core there’s something we knew we needed, so we built it. I’m beaming to share with you the stories of ‘why’ from 12 amazing women, all with unique small businesses from all over Tampa Bay and the world. Whether you're an established Boss Babe or a new Babe on the block, I hope their stories re-energize you to stay in your lane and keep your ‘why’ in focus at all times as you continue to create the business of your dreams. 

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Know Your Worth

Know Your Worth

Hello, hello! I hope you’re feeling brave & proud this week. In order to put yourself out there in the way that it takes to be a small business owner, you gotta be brave. That doesn’t mean ‘perfect’, but it does entail saying (and meaning) ‘I belong here and I have something special to offer’. Sometimes we need an outside push to remind us that we belong. Today, that outside voice is Heather S. Saunders. Heather is a Senior Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial. ‘Know Your Worth’ is a topic for every gal who has honed her craft & created a pricing structure in order to offer that craft to others, because pricing is more than numbers on a page-- it's also a state of mind. Check out what Heather has to say about pricing for herself & her advice for other Babes out there.

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13 Ways to Invest in Your Business

13 Ways to Invest in Your Business

Good morning, Babes! First, let me share that this week is special because it marks one year of celebrating women entrepreneurs in Tampa Bay & beyond! *happy dance* I’m thrilled to be doing what I love: sharing stories & hosting meaningful events. Thank you to each & every Boss Babe who has joined in on this journey. There’s so much more magic we can create together. Second, let’s get down to business. As a small business owner, your resources are important to you (especially during the first few years), so it can be hard to know when it's time to invest in crucial new equipment, education, branding, etc. We’re here to say we understand— and by ‘we’, I mean myself & the 13 amazing women who have shared insight into how they approach investing in their business.

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11 Ways to Celebrate Your Big Wins

11 Ways to Celebrate Your Big Wins

Hiya! Ready for another round of small business tips? This week’s involves Champagne.. because it’s celebration-themed! We know two things about you. The first is that you’re passionate about your business. The second is that it’s hard for you to take the time to celebrate your successes because you’re always creating new goals for yourself & your biz. We’re here to invite you to take a moment and revel in something fab you’ve accomplished this month. You deserve it! Looking for ways to celebrate? Take it from 11 amazing women from the Babe Crafted community who are kicking butt, taking names, & pausing for some bubbly.

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10 Reasons to Say No Thank You

10 Reasons to Say No Thank You

Hello, hello Boss Babes! We’re back with another helpful small business tips post. Put your hair in a top knot, fill up your mug, & let’s do this! The topic is how & when to say ‘no’ for your business. This is something you don’t think about when you get started because you spend so much time trying to find people who will say ‘Yes!’, but once you get the ball rolling you won’t have the time & resources for everything that hits your inbox. We asked 10 Boss Babes how they decide if something is right for their business and here’s what they had to say about it. 

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14 Ways to Deal with Rejection

14 Ways to Deal with Rejection

Hello, hello! I hope you’re having a great week, Boss Babe. We choose small business topics that are educational and positive, because we want you to have information & inspiration you can carry into your day and business. The topic of ‘rejection’ might not come off as having a silver lining, but we promise it does! We asked 14 business owners how they deal with rejection, because let’s face it, no matter what your business is or your experience level, we’ve all had to bounce back from not being chosen for the job. Take solace in the ways these amazing women have become resilient, focused, & positive about letting go of what isn’t a good fit.

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7 Challenges Small Business Owners Face

7 Challenges Small Business Owners Face

Hiya, Boss Babes! This past Sunday we hosted a Babe Crafted Member event & each of us shared a goal we’re working on. There were so many amazing goals discussed— including ones involving a new product launch & bringing more balance and self love to the table. But with goals, come challenges, and we can face ‘em together. We asked 7 Boss Babes what their current challenge is. We all come to the point where we have to ask ourselves "how am I going to get to the next level?" and "what can I do to have better balance in my life?" 

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6 Ways to Stay Educated as You Grow Your Business

6 Ways to Stay Educated as You Grow Your Business

Hello, Boss Babes! How was your Easter? Wonderful, I hope. We’re fast-approaching the middle of the week and the to-do lists are long, but we are un-phased. Right? RIGHT. ;) We have a top notch Top Knot Tuesday post for you with insight from 6 fabulous Boss Babes. As we grow our businesses, the tools we’re using are changing. Our industry is changing. We need to adapt what we do & what we know, and that includes social media, organization tools, marketing methods, pricing, etc. So when you don’t have a ton of time and you want to keep learning, where do you turn?

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How to Set Pricing for Your Business

How to Set Pricing for Your Business

Good morning, Boss Babes! Happy Top Knot Tuesday. We've got tips from 5 spectacular Boss Babes from different industries sharing how they set pricing for their business. We have insight from a swimwear designer, a photographer, a kitchen & bath design expert, a stationery designer, & a digital marketing agency. Even though these ladies all come from different backgrounds, the common thread in their tips is that you should do your research & then stick by what you believe your products and services are worth.

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10 Tips on How to Become Your Own Boss

10 Tips on How to Become Your Own Boss

Good morning, Boss Babes! Cheers to another week that we get to be ourselves & enjoy work that we love. We asked 10 amazing women about their transition story & are so excited to share them with you. There’s never any need to feel “behind”, because there’s a Boss Babe out there with a story similar to yours to encourage you to press forward. Check out stories from Brooke Eversoll of Bee Studios, Inc., Kelly Maronpot of FairyTail Pet Care, & Rana Tierney of Roohi Photography.

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3 Reasons You Should Go Live for Your Business

3 Reasons You Should Go Live for Your Business

Hey, Boss Babes! We hope you’re having a fantastic week. We're still so excited about the Oscars this year & about seeing amazing women like Greta Gerwig, Tiffany Haddish, and Frances McDormand entertain us and keep us motivated. Society has a lot of work to do to! But for now, we’ll rewatch Lady Bird and talk about going LIVE for your business. 

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7 Things to Know Before You Launch Your Business

7 Things to Know Before You Launch Your Business

Howdy, Boss Babes! We’re excited to bring you another awesome small business tips post. We have 7 stories for you on what small business owners wish they had known before they started their business. The checklist for things to get squared away before you launch can be quite long, especially if you're the kind of Babe who like to cross all her t's and have her i's polka-dotted. Let's talk through some of these things & figure out what'll work best for you. 

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