5 Mistakes You Definitely Made During Your First Launch

Owning a business is now fairly commonplace. In fact, most of my friends online own a business. If you’ve been following the Shield Sisters Initiative for a while, you’ll know that we launched the Coaching Club back in August. Raewyn wrote an honest look at what we...
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Leaving Your Business to Pursue Your Life

Starting a business is a crazy rollercoaster of excitement and new experiences. Let me tell you, it’s a pretty fantastic ride, but sometimes it’s not what you need in this season of your life. If you’re feeling like you need to make some changes, this is the blog post...
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Why You Need a Shield Sister to Succeed

If there is one thing we have learned in the beta program, it is that every female entrepreneur needs a Shield Sister. It's not just that we want you to have a Shield Sister, but you need her in your life like you need oxygen to breathe. Why? Because your Shield...
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3 Ways to Harness the Power of the Internet to Grow Your Business

20 years ago, businesses take years to build and lots of financial capital to grow. The process of an idea then execution then customer feedback took some time, which then affects how the business grows. As you well know, that's not the case anymore. The internet has...
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Using Authenticity to Grow Your Brand

  As you dive deeper into the blogging and small business world, you’re going to realize that the most successful brands are the ones that are authentic. Duh. Authenticity is important in the Internet world where you can find at least dozens of people doing the...
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The Importance of a Community of Gratitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson It has been said time...
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Using Blogging to Discover Who You Are

We're back for another installment of the self-blogging series! Last week we talked about Your Corner of the Internet and setting it up, but this week we want to cover how blogging helps you to discover who you are. Talk to any blogger and chances are, they have...
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What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Social Media

Social media. We all love it, especially for our business, but social media can be utterly time consuming and exhausting to keep up with. Because social media is so readily accessible on our phone, we’re connected to it more now than ever. It sounds like a good, but...
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How to Get the Confidence to Collaborate

Collaborations are not scary. Building friendships and partnerships are not scary, though they can all seem that way when you lack the confidence to go out there and do it... but getting the confidence to collaborate isn't as hard as it may seem. I am always hearing...
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How to Easily Build Your Email List With Social Media

Building your email list seems to be everyone's focus these days. Whether it's content upgrades, Facebook ads, or giant Pinterest images looming on your screen, it seems that everyone is on the bandwagon and yet... everyone is missing the BEST and EASIEST and CHEAPEST...
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Living The Work At Home Mom Life

Lately, the people in my personal life have been asking a lot of questions about what I do and when I'm going to go back to work, especially since my husband and I are nowhere near as financially stable as we were when I was working 70 hour weeks. Of course we are not...

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SSI January Book Club: Feisty and Fearless

We started 2017 with a great book geared toward empowering women to be leaders. In the wake of the Women's March and turmoil in America, we think it was an important read to show us that we can be leaders without the stigma society often puts on women leaders. We...

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