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...

How to Lead an Intentional Life in this Digital Age

Intention. I feel like that word is thrown around like confetti. It's  not the only word taking center stage as the new year rushes in: I'm hearing mindset, goaldigger and balance every other sentence, too. This excites me. These words are the gateway to leading a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

August Goals & Intentions: Time Management

This month's topic is so fitting because time management has been a big focus for us in the past month. If you remember, we did a challenge last month that focused on time management and productivity. We're in the process of turning this into a course, (which, you can...

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...

The Soulful Benefits of Women Supporting Women

Hi, my name is Raewyn and I'm obsessed with girl power. When the Spice Girls started shouting "GIRL POWER" pre-teen me screamed out "YES! This is what I've been looking for!" Of course, I never looked back, despite the fact that the "girl power" trend seemed to fade...

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...
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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