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...

Allow Yourself More by Adjusting Your Mindset

If you want to know what mindset IS, check out Megan's post entitled, "Mindset: What it Is, How it Works, and How to Do It." It's well worth the read. This is not some woo-woo post full of meditations and relaxation methods. This is a "I take my whiskey neat" post...

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...

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...

Curate Game Changing Content

So you wanna create content that's going to change the game of blogging and business in 2016 and blow you competitors out of the water? No problem, babe. I've got your six. I've compiled five awesome tips and tricks to help you stay not only above water in the...

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...

Entrepreneur, Mom, Superhero: How To Manage It All

I'm no expert on time management, but I am pretty talented at being a hot mess. I know I'm not alone in the world of women looking to go from clueless hot mess to at-least-I-know-what-I-should-be-doing hot mess. I'm definitely not promising that these things will make...

The Perfect Gift Guide for Entrepreneurs

The time for gratitude and giving is here. Raewyn and I have pulled together our absolute favorite gifts for entrepreneurs in 2016. Why do you need a gift guide specifically for entrepreneurs? Well, the thing is… entrepreneurs are constantly working in and on their...

Community: Is It Really That Important?

Is community really that important? Is the pope Catholic? (If your answer wasn't yes, shame on you. Go back to school.) That's what we used to ask in my family to rhetorical questions. It's not that I want to make you feel dumb for wondering if community is really...

3 Business Lessons I Learned From the Trolls Movie

On Black Friday, I took my daughter to watch the movie Trolls. She had been asking about it since we saw the preview in August so I was happy to finally be able to take her. Sitting in a dark theater with her in my lap, it was quite a different scene than when I was...
SSI January Book Club: Feisty and Fearless

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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The Importance of a Community of Gratitude

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 Authenticity to Grow Your Brand

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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Focusing Your Blog vs Niching Down

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...

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