14 Goals in Motion from Women We Admire

14 Goals in Motion from Women We Admire

Hello, hello! How’s your week going, Babe? Fabulous, I hope. Every week we chat about a different topic. Last week is was all about the “F” word.. FOMO. You can check it out here. This week our topic is 2018 Goals. It’s Pumpkin Spice season, so that means we’re in the homestretch! We checked in with 13 women (plus me!) about how their 2018 goals have been coming along. We also invited them to share a goal that’s currently in motion. 

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9 Reasons to Kick FOMO to the Curb

9 Reasons to Kick FOMO to the Curb

Happy Top Knot Tuesday! You know what to do— top off that mug, get your pretty hair out of your face & let’s conquer something big together. This week’s topic is ‘FOMO’, aka ‘fear of missing out’. We’ve all been there. It’s hard not to fall into the trap of the comparison game because we have access to so many different people and ways of life. Instagram & Pinterest can be tools to foster inspiration & get creative juices flowing, but more often than not they’re also the main culprit for causing us to feel like we’re not doing enough, that we’re not successful enough, or some other negative (and definitely untrue!) thing.

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Meet Crystina Castiglione of The Messy Painter!

Meet Crystina Castiglione of The Messy Painter!

Happy Boss Babe Wednesday! I’m so excited to introduce you to Crystina Castiglione of The Messy Painter. Crystina is a new mom to a baby boy & was born in New England. Her work is inspired by everything coastal and colorful, so it’s perfect that she grew up in Florida & lives in Sunny St. Pete, a city of endless color and ocean vibes. Crystina launched The Messy Painter in 2014 and specializes in custom watercolor designs and calligraphy for wedding stationery and events. Lately she’s been hard at work on architectural commissions, like of The Stovall House, Tin City Shops, the Biltmore Hotel, & Tampa General Hospital. I love that her business name is ‘The Messy Painter’. Painting is messy and so is life. Creativity isn’t a straight line and neither is success.

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12 Women Who Make Pivoting Their Business

12 Women Who Make Pivoting Their Business

Happy Top Knot Tuesday! Fill up your mug, put your hair in a messy bun & let's do this! This week’s topic is all about pivoting for your business— because the first lesson each of us learns after we launch is how to come up with a plan B. Staying flexible and being resourceful is an absolute must as a business owner. Part of being resourceful is being able to reach out when you need a hand or an ear, so the best resource we have is each other. Having women you can ask questions and hear about what has worked and hasn’t for is so invaluable & comforting. We want you to know that it’s okay if plan A isn’t working.

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Mugs Monday with Kristy Davies of Pony Salon!

Mugs Monday with Kristy Davies of Pony Salon!

Hiya, Babes! I hope you had an absolutely fruitful weekend. I hope there was fun, laughter, & some clarity. Before you get started on today’s to do list, meet Kristy Davies, Owner of Vancouver’s Pony Salon. Shout out to Vancouver-based designer, Helen Eady for naming Kristy as one her favorite Boss Babes. Kristy started her hair career two decades ago. Kristy started her hair career two decades ago. During this time she has done lots of traveling & has continued to hone her craft even after opening Pony Salon in 2012. She’s passionate about empowering her staff to further their education and stay inspired. Kristy values kindness and has a keen sense of when it’s time to break the rules.

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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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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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Mugs Monday with Kadie Smith!

Mugs Monday with Kadie Smith!

Hello, hello! It’s Mugs Monday— are you ready to meet another creative, awesome woman entrepreneur? Of course you are! Her name is Kadie Smith and she’s the Founder of Drop Cap Design. Drop Cap was launched in 2014 and the name was inspired by that bold, illustrative letter you see at the beginning of a story. How fitting, because Kadie lives her life in a pretty bold way. Not only does she split her time between Dallas, Texas and Livingston, Montana, but she has created a branding studio that attracts very unique and community-oriented brands & projects.

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The Morning Routines of 17 Badass Women

The Morning Routines of 17 Badass Women

Hiya! Welcome back to another round of small business tips, Boss Babes. We have a new topic each week & ask industry leaders to share valuable insight every Tuesday. Today’s topic is a bit different. Instead of sharing business tips, we’re chatting about what to do before you start working for the day. Morning routines are important because they can make or break your day. We asked 17 badass women from all over Tampa Bay & beyond about what the first things they do in the morning are. No two morning routines look exactly the same, but you can definitely tell that to have a productive day, it requires some intention before you crack into your daily to do list.

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Mugs Monday with Natalie Levy

Mugs Monday with Natalie Levy

Merry Monday, Boss Babes! I hope you’ve had a stellar weekend. We’re back after some R&R for a new Mugs Monday interview. This week’s featured gal is Natalie Levy of Live Your Best Life. She’s a freedom & business coach based in New York City. Natalie’s journey towards become the happiest & healthiest version of herself has been a long one. Through travel, fitness, & lots of research, she’s come out on the other side ready to fulfill her ‘why’, which is helping to propel her clients to the life they’ve been dreaming of.

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Meet Theresa Chu-Bermúdez!

Meet Theresa Chu-Bermúdez!

Hi! How’s it going, lady? Fabulously, I hope. I’ve been jonesin’ to introduce you to Theresa Chu-Bermúdez of Get Out! Custom Travels. She’s a travel planner, lover of all things Lord of the Rings, & has a true passion for her small biz. She recently came back from an epic trip to Ireland with her sister where she made homemade scones on a farm, kissed the Blarney Stone, toured the Guinness Brewery, and so much more. Knowing Theresa is an adventure, so I’m totally sure you’ll have fun hearing about how she started Get Out! & what she’s learned along the way.

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12 Women Investing in Themselves Like a Boss

12 Women Investing in Themselves Like a Boss

Well, hello there! You know what time it is, Babe. It’s time to party….. with business tips! So, get another cup of coffee and come sit with us. We’re chatting about how women invest in themselves. Last week we shared how women are incorporating sustainability into their biz & the week before we shared how ladies are giving back to their communities. What we’re learning through these different topics & stories is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to running a small business. We can each go our own way. That goes for investing in yourself, too! Do it your way; find the resources you need and soak it all in. Let’s do what’s best for each of us & support one another along the ride.

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