9 Ways to Make Your Business More Sustainable

9 Ways to Make Your Business More Sustainable

Hiya, Babes! How’s your week going? Fantastically, I hope. Let’s talk about ‘sustainability’. Our businesses need resources to operate, and since we all work in different industries, those resources can look very different. We can get started on being more sustainable by first knowing what we need & what we use. Check out what 9 fab Boss Babes are doing to incorporate sustainability into their business.

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Mugs Monday with Stacey Davis

Mugs Monday with Stacey Davis

Hello & happy Mugs Monday! Today we’re excited to introduce you to Stacey Davis of LOVEFRESH. We first met Stacey in a previous Mugs Monday interview when Toronto-based Designer, Lesley Pocklington named her as one of her absolute favorite Boss Babes. Stacey created her natural body care line after experimenting in her Toronto kitchen in 2007. She wanted to create skin, hair, and home products that would be beautiful, but also non-toxic and completely natural. Fast forward to today and you can not only find her wide range of products online, but LOVEFRESH is also available at over 60 international locations, including Finland, England, Mexico, and the U.S.

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8 Boss Babes Giving Back with Their Business

8 Boss Babes Giving Back with Their Business

It’s Top Knot Tuesday, Babes! Get ready for some kindness. Today we have insight from 7 fab women entrepreneurs about how they give back in their businesses. Philanthropy can make your business stronger because being involved in the community & building your brand around a purpose that’s more than just sales is something special that will resonate with potential clients. The word ‘Philanthropy’ might be conjuring images of fancy galas and big sponsorship dollars, but honestly there are so many approachable ways to give back. Once you find a non-profit with a mission you’re passionate about, you can explore the many ways that you can contribute. We promise there are unique ways that are the perfect for your business that either aren’t obvious from looking at their website or you hadn’t thought of before! 

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How to Give Back in Tampa Bay

How to Give Back in Tampa Bay

Happy Independence Week, Boss Babes! I wanted to take a moment to share some details about Tampa Bay-based non-profits that empower women & girls in our community in one easy to find place. The less time you have to hunt around for the details you need to help women in your community get closer to living a creative, fulfilled life that they love, the better!

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11 Ways Being an Entrepreneur Changes You

11 Ways Being an Entrepreneur Changes You

Hiya, Boss Babes! Ready for another epic topic? Last week we chatted about our ‘why’. 12 amazing women shared why they started their businesses. I think think that the questions of ‘why’ & ‘how’ are related— so it makes perfect sense to next talk about how we change when we start our entrepreneurship journey. There are many, many challenges and hundreds of decisions to make along the way. Undoubtedly, the process changes you. We asked 11 business owners how being an entrepreneur has changed them & here are the wonderful things they shared with us.

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Mugs Monday with Erica Feldmann

Mugs Monday with Erica Feldmann

Good morning, Boss Babes! I hope you’re feeling rested & ready for an exciting week ahead. Fill up your mug and meet Erica Feldmann! Erica is the Owner of a shop called HausWitch in Salem, Massachusetts. HausWitch opened in 2015 and has since become an award-winning shop favorite in M.A. and the place to not only support local, women makers of items like candles, cards, and home decor, but also to add healing and magic to your every day life.

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Meet Christal Kotchman-Giardina!

Meet Christal Kotchman-Giardina!

Happy Boss Babe Wednesday, ladies! I’m really looking forward to introducing you to Christal Kotchman-Giardina of CKG & Associates and Toast On The Town. I met Christal in November of 2017 at her Toast On The Town Fall Harvest Dinner. Chef Rosana Rivera & Chef Ricardo Castro of Piquant were her featured Chefs and I was Piquant’s Event Manager for the event. The Fall Harvest Dinner was a 7 course dining experience for 75 attendees, & it was beautifully put together and full of heart. Christal is so thoughtful & down to Earth. I know you’ll be encouraged by her stories, big goals, & her heart.

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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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Mugs Monday with Shontay Lundy

Mugs Monday with Shontay Lundy

Happy #MugsMonday, ladies! So excited to spend another week with you. Let’s kick today off by getting to know Shontay Lundy of Black Girl Sunscreen. Shontay lives in Miami & has created a sunscreen specifically for people of color. There's a myth that people of color don't need to protect their skin, but that's not true. No matter your skin color, the sun can seriously damage your skin. Shontay wants you to protect your skin & make SPF your BFF. The path to getting her product produced has not been a short one, but nothing worthwhile comes to us easily. I can’t wait to continue following Black Girl Sunscreen’s journey on Instagram (where I met Shontay!) & hope you enjoy getting to know her & seeing Miami through her eyes.

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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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Mugs Monday with Kristen Kalp

Mugs Monday with Kristen Kalp

Hello & happy Mugs Monday, Boss Babes! I hope you had a weekend as lovely as you are and that it involved some relaxation. I wanna introduce you to Kristen Kalp. Kristen is a one-on-one business coach for women entrepreneurs and is based in Ambler, Pennsylvania. At first glance, you can see that she has amazing pink hair & a very warm smile. With a closer look, you can tell that Kristen is energetic, ambitious, philanthropic, & deeply cares about the self care of the women around her. You pick this up because she’s written books, created a spunky podcast called “That’s What She Said”, & made it her mission to share her experiences + growth with breathwork to all she comes in contact with.

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