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...

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...

Focusing Your Blog vs Niching Down

  First things first, let’s get the definition straight...What is a niche? In the blog and business world, a niche is what category you fall under. Many popular niches include fashion, beauty, wedding and business. Sometimes the big niches are broken into smaller...

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Being an Entrepreneur

The life of an entrepreneur is not always ideal or picturesque. When I was younger and imagined working from home, I did not imagine what an uphill battle it would be. I’m not saying that I expected being an entrepreneur to be easy, but at the same time, it was a lot...

Why Collaborations Are Essential for Your Business

Have you ever collaborated with someone in your field? How about someone in your blogging niche? How did it go? I’ve had a lot of friends who said they have never done a collaboration because they had NO IDEA what it could possibly do for them. The funny thing is that...

Do I Need a Coach?

In last week’s post, Coaching Made Clear Part One: What does a coach do? we chatted about the basics about what a coach should provide for you. The ABC’s of coaching are what any coach should be able to provide: accountability, brainstorming, and clarity. After last...

Who Should Coach Me?

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the fourth and final installment of Coaching Made Clear! If you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to check out the first three installments of Coaching Made Clear: Part One: What Does a Coach Do? Part Two: Do I Need a Coach? Part Three:...

5 Reasons a Business Plan Will Help Your Business

Let’s talk about the less glamorous side of running your own business: creating a business plan! I like to say “creating” instead of “writing” your business plan because this isn’t some college essay you should feel forced to write. This is the roadmap of your...

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...

Introverted? Effectively Use Your Personality in Collaborations

The funny thing about the three founders of Shield Sisters is that we are so different while simultaneously similar. We are each other's yin-yang and puzzle pieces to each other's souls. We always seem to know exactly what the other girls need when they need it and...
13 Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

13 Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Have you heard of Galentine's Day? Galentine's Day is celebrated on February 13th and is a pop culture event. If you are not familiar with the TV show Parks and Rec then you most likely don't know what Galentine's Day is. That's totally okay! But I want to let you in...

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September Goals & Intentions: Organization

September Goals & Intentions: Organization

What do you think of when you hear the word “organized?” Being organized may seem like a time-consuming task and one that you’ll never accomplish, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, spending a little time up front to get organized could help you have more time for...

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How to Find Time for Me (Yes, You!)

How to Find Time for Me (Yes, You!)

Shield Sisters, we have a lot going on in lives. We’re women in business. We’re expressive, creative, and innovative individuals. We’re entrepreneurs running our own companies and our own households. But with all of the stuff we have to do each day, how can we carve...

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July Goals & Intentions: Personal Development

July Goals & Intentions: Personal Development

To go with our monthly goal-setting sessions on Facebook, we decided to do a monthly link up of goals posts. This concept began when we were "just bloggers" and not entrepreneurs. Pam Hodges of Hodge Podge Moments and our resident accountability leader hosted a link...

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Living The Work At Home Mom Life

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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