Meet Ashlee Hamon!

Meet Ashlee Hamon!

Welcome to a new day, Boss Babes! We hope your mug is full & your heart is ready to tackle whatever comes your way. But first, meet Ashlee Hamon of Ashlee Hamon Photography! Ashlee is a bright beam of light. She's a busy bee, so when I had a few glasses of wine with her at Rooster & the Till before I publicly launched Boss Babe Club, I was so glad to get to see a good friend and also pick her brain about her own entrepreneur story. With plenty of confidence & gumption, she started with the entry level gear she had and she shot every wedding and event she could as she built her photography business up over the next 5 years to the thriving, stylish state it’s currently in. Her honesty and encouragement have helped me personally so much, and I hope you’ll have fun e-meeting her if you haven’t met her in real life yet, or re-appreciating how awesome she is if you already know & love her.

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Meet Ashley Izquierdo!

Meet Ashley Izquierdo!

Hi Boss Babes! I hope you’re kicking this week’s butt & enjoying some much-deserved work/life balance (always important!). We have an amazing Boss Babe Feature for you with wedding photographer, Ashley Izquierdo. Ashley started her business after getting married and finding that there was something missing from her wedding photography experience. She wanted to create a much more personable experience & make her bride feel comfortable and excited about collaborating with a photographer on her special day. 

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Meet Kelly Maronpot & Ilana Mobley!

Meet Kelly Maronpot & Ilana Mobley!

Hooray for Boss Babe Wednesday! We have an amazing Boss Babe Feature for you today: Kelly Maronpot & Ilana Mobley of FairyTail Pet Care. Kelly & Ilana have been best friends since they were 13. They have shared one another’s challenges & successes through college, first jobs, starting a niche small business in Tampa Bay, and more. What I love about these two is not only their ability to work together seamlessly & maintain an amazing, long-lasting friendship, but also their positive energy and eagerness to keep endlessly building on the strong foundation they have for FairyTail. Enjoy their words!

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Meet Tona Bell!

Meet Tona Bell!

Hello Boss Babes! We hope you’re having a fantastic week & are ready for a Boss Babe Feature with the amazing Tona Bell. Tona is the woman with the vision behind The Paper Seahorse, an oasis of paper, letter writing, & crafting in South Tampa. She’s supportive, brilliant, & gives the best hugs. Tona opened The Paper Seahorse in October of 2015, a big departure from her previous role as Co-owner of Tricycle Studios, a marketing agency she launched with her husband 22 years ago. Tona’s biggest advice for small business owners is to be true to your vision, and in order to be true to your business’ vision, you have to be true to yourself: listen to your self and your body and do what’s best for you. Make big decisions. Don’t let fear hold you back. And surround yourself with friends & family who love and support you no matter what. Without further ado, enjoy Tona’s words!

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Meet Kristen Hansen!

Meet Kristen Hansen!

Happy Boss Babe Wednesday, ladies! We have another fantastic woman whose story we’re excited to share with you. Her name is Kristen Hansen and she’s the Owner & Lead Planner at Flawless Fêtes. Kristen’s love for planning special occasions started long before she planned her own wedding in the Fall of 2011. Hear from Kristen on what advice she has for other small business owners, how to hire the right people for your team, & about the goals she has for her business in 2018. Her candor is helpful & kind. Enjoy her words!

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Reflecting on an Amazing 2017

Reflecting on an Amazing 2017

Hey, Boss Babes! I hope you’re having a great day no matter how your to-do list is behaving. ;) I wanted to share some updates on what we’ve been up to. We’ve been gearing up to launch our first ever membership, Babe Crafted. December 6 is National Microwave Oven Day and National Gazpacho Day, so naturally it made sense for the perfect launch date. Kidding! I love Gazpacho soup, but the date made sense for lots of other more sensible reasons. We have our final event of the year taking place tonight at Strands of Sunshine from 6 to 8 p.m. (RSVP here!), we’re exactly 6 months old, & we’re 3 weeks away from our public launch of the membership in January. 

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Meet Kristin Berry!

Meet Kristin Berry!

Heyyyy! Happy Boss Babe Wednesday! I’m so excited to introduce you to Kristin Berry of The Dashing Ginger. Kristin is an awesome story-teller. Before the first drink is served at happy hour, she’ll already have you crying from laughing so hard. She’s the friend you can call when you need help, in business & and in life. She’s got big love for her friends, family, & work and I know you’ll be as charmed by her honesty & sunny disposition as I am. Enjoy her words.

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Meet Danielle Ferrari!

Meet Danielle Ferrari!

Hey, Boss Babes! Meet Danielle Ferrari of Valhalla Resale. I met Danielle at our launch party in June at Hazel + Dot. She’s kind, a fabulous listener, & she’s created something awesome. We’ve all had those “I have nothing to wear moments”, and Danielle has worked hard to create a ‘collective closet’ where we can feel comfortable in our own skin while we shop for unique clothing that we can borrow or purchase. Something many of us might not be aware of is that the fashion industry is the second largest cause of pollution in the world. Danielle's passion is to help change that & it's led to creating a business based on sustainable fashion with the ability to do what she loves. I’m so excited to introduce you to Danielle. Enjoy her words. 

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Meet Jenny Miller & Katelyn Grady!

Meet Jenny Miller & Katelyn Grady!

Hey, Boss Babes! We're so pumped to introduce you to Jenny Miller & Katelyn Grady of The Body Electric Yoga Company in St. Pete. Jenny & Katelyn are partners in life & in business and they have so much wisdom to share about staring a business, maintaining work/life balance, & building community. They're both passionate about the mind/body balance that Yoga brings to their lives, and they aspire continue their own personal practice & help bring balance & flexibility to the lives of Yoga-enthusiasts from around the world. Jenny & Katelyn want us to check in with our physical & emotional state as often as we can. I've enjoyed learning about their journey as business owners & know that you will, too. Enjoy their words & stay boss.

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Florida Strong

Florida Strong

Happy Boss Babe Wednesday! Today we’ve decided to share quotes about overcoming difficulty with you. Tampa Bay Times says half the state of Florida is still without power because of Hurricane Irma & we can only imagine the other difficulties those who have been hit hard by this storm are facing. When faced with challenges, we look to to our friends & loved ones to get us through. Each of the quotes in today’s post is from one of our previous Boss Babe Wednesday feature interviews with a local Boss Babe we admire. We hope their words inspire you to keep moving towards your dreams & give you some strength as you face whatever challenges are ahead. Stay boss.

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Meet Amy Braswell!

Meet Amy Braswell!

Amy Braswell is the kind of friend you go to when you-know-what has hit the fan, the moment you smash a big goal, & the person who will try that new restaurant in town with you. She’s a wife, mom, & small business owner. PaperFinch Design has been been growing steadily over the past 6 years and it’s only going to get bigger and more amazing as she continues to hone in on her geographic & wanderlust style of design and products. We’re so excited to introduce you to Amy’s words. But first we have to give a shout out to Jenny Ricker, the Tampa Bay chapter leader of The Rising Tide Society, because she introduced us to Amy thinking we’d be fast friends & she was right. Enjoy Amy’s words!

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How to Stay Boss

How to Stay Boss

Happy Hump Day, Boss Babes! You’ve reached the middle of the week & we’re sure you’ve been killing it every step of the way. We love sharing stories from Boss Babes about their goals & how they face challenges. It’s fun and inspiring to hear someone talk about what they love doing. It’s also truly helpful to learn from others as you set out on a similar adventure. So, for Boss Babe Wednesday this week, we’re sharing our past features with local, creative entrepreneurs and an amazing quote from each of them.

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