Archive for category Women Biz
Don’t know how to launch a design business?
Can’t afford the up front costs?
I love ideas! New ones, creative ones, impossible ones…okay, I don’t like bad ones, especially when they are mine. But if you have an idea or two for new products or improved old products and you don’t have the know-how, the time, or maybe no patience or motivation to follow through on it, send it to Quirky. Read the rest of this entry »
For all you women business owners out there, Count Me In Urban Rebound is a great place to learn some tips and tools of the trade that will get you where you want to go. The conference is also sponsoring a contest that can win you six months of coaching and training.
Where: Raleigh-Durham, NC
When: December 2nd & 3rd, 2013
To sign up or learn more about this amazing opportunity, visit: Count Me In
I watched this video and thought it was a great lesson on entrepreneurship with some interesting insight on kids diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, etc.
Watch Cameron Herold. (about 19 minutes)
Multiple health problems left Birdie Baumgartner Momyer unemployable, so what’s a girl to do?
Birdie says, “If you can’t find a job, make one!” And that’s what she is aiming to do.
Birdie has always had a passion for wildlife and she’s spent the last few years immortalizing in print those fleeting but beautiful encounters she’s had with nature. As a hobby. Read the rest of this entry »
Different is good. Different is beautiful. I like different. From architecture to faces to shops, I have an affinity for and gravitate toward what I consider unique. Which is probably why I love handmade soaps.
Unlike pre-molded traditional boxed soaps, handmade bars are rough cut, not perfectly shaped. The scents have imagination and appeal and the texture is inviting, tempting you to touch. But beauty is only skin deep and the appeal needs to go deeper than aesthetics and the sensory qualities they offer. In short, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
And Abundance Soaps has what it takes on the inside. They use only high-grade ingredients in their handmade soaps and beauty products. Karin McGilvery, owner and creator of Abundance Soaps was kind enough to answer my questions about her products. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you have a business idea, but no cash to get started?
If this is you, you are not alone. The Amber Foundation recognizes this need among women and generously offers a grant for small home-based business, or internet start-ups.
Amber grants usually run between $500 and $1,000. It’s a small sum, but large enough to get a leg up. It may make the difference between starting a business and just dreaming about it.
Down home haute couture. That’s my slogan for what I think captures the essence of Adorable Blessings, handmade clothing and gifts for “little blessings.”
Owner, Laurie Reynolds, is the creator of these folksy fashions, each piece constructed in high quality, colorful fabrics. I have no doubt that they are enjoyed by both parents and children alike.
Laurie took some time out to share a little bit about Adorable Blessings. Read the rest of this entry »
If it’s true that behind every great man is a great woman then it’s doubly true that behind every successful writer is a great editor.
Once you’ve invested your blood, sweat, and tears into your writing project and you have performed a thorough self-edit, you’ll want to pry it from your fingers (I know, separation anxiety and all that) and hand it off to a trusted and skilled editor. This is where professionals, like Renee Gray-Wilburn come into the picture.
Renee launched A Way With Words in 1997, a professional writing and editing service. I asked Renee for her expertise on what to look for in an editor, what type of editing she offers, and how to get started in an editing service. Read the rest of this entry »
Stacy Owen is the owner of Copper Moon Studio, located in Holland, Ohio. It’s her talent that fills this gallery and gift-shop with remarkable pieces of fused glass, in what I would define as unique and functional art.
Stacy was gracious enough to answer my questions about her career as an artist, her gallery, the classes Copper Moon offers, and she also extends some advice to artists who would like to market their work. Read the rest of this entry »