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...

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...

4 Reasons Your Business Should Have a Blog

It's 2016, but not everyone has a blog. It's honestly a little mind blowing to me, since I've seen firsthand the benefits that accumulate from having a blog! I know that it's a time-suck, and I know that it's complicated. Rather, it can seem complicated. I hear you....

June 2017: Business and Self-Love Goals

Writing a goals post was always one of my favorite things to do on my personal blog. It was something that kept me accountable. Lately, I've been battling some self-sabotaging gremlins and I feel that posting my goals and wins publicly could be very helpful for all of...

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...

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...

How to Use Deep Breathing as an Entrepreneur

Stepping into the elevator before your big meeting, you feel your heart start to race. As your chest begins to tighten, you whisper to yourself, “Relax. Deep breaths.” Though you may not be consciously aware of the power of breathing deeply, your instincts are...

Learning to Speak Your Client’s Language in 3 Easy Steps

Okay okay fine. You caught me. This whole post was inspired of my desperate need want for a current generation gaming console: specifically the Playstation 4. I had been trying for months to get my husband to hear my pleas for a new console. But here’s the thing… when...

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...

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...
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...

read more