Bold Broads highlights women founders and creative [read: BADASS] small business owners about how they really deal with the ups and downs of running a BOLD business. Meet Karen Young of Oui Shave, a beauty and fashion industry veteran with a history of building luxury brands.
It is amazing, and also a little scary, how often other people’s ideas seem to become our own. Many times we are told how we should be, who we should be, and how we should do it without it even being very obvious that it’s happening. But there are choices you can make, and perspectives that you can have, that can help you break away from what is “normal” and help you create your own values in your business and life.
Bold Broads highlights women founders and creative [read: BADASS] small business owners about how they really deal with the ups and downs of running a BOLD business. Meet Natalia Hailes and Ashley Spivak, co-creators of Brilliant Bodies. They are birth doulas and reproductive health advocates.
I’m here to tell you a delicious secret: No one is coming. Not to tell you that you can. Not to tell you that you can’t. Not to fix it, fix you, tell you where, what, when, why, or how. But I know some part of your psyche is still waiting for that permission.
It’s impossible to keep up. Every day I see countless articles about life hacking and personal development. There are never-ending itemized lists that outline things I must do throughout the day in order to be a fully-functioning and successful human being. According to most of these posts, it seems that if I continually optimize myself, I will run like a machine – living life at five-hundred percent, one-hundred percent of the time.
Bold Broads highlights women founders and creative [read: BADASS] small business owners about how they really deal with the ups and downs of running a BOLD business. Meet Hannah Pianko, co-founder of Kluk Pianko Law. Kluk Pianko Law represents companies and investors across a variety of industries, including software, technology, media, food and beverage, beauty, e-commerce and retail.
Working long hours with ever-changing schedules and to-do lists can make it seem impossible to find time to get our sweat on – not because we don’t want to but because it just doesn’t feel that urgent. Unfortunately, when we fall into a pattern of neglecting our bodies, we notice a decline in our physical fitness, strength and wellbeing, which often adversely affects how we feel about ourselves, our creativity and even our business productivity. It’s all connected.
I’ve never had a particular interest in or fondness for sales. It felt forced, aggressive, and at times, cheesy. The word “salesperson” would conjure images of tawdry used cars salesmen and bumptious, overly perfumed cosmetics associates. Prior to starting my company, it didn’t really hit me that we are all in sales, in a sense. We’re constantly pitching, influencing, negotiating, marketing. I had to change my attitude towards selling, in order to give my company a chance.
Bold Broads highlights women founders and creative [read: BADASS] small business owners about how they really deal with the ups and downs of running a BOLD business.Meet Evelyn Frison cofounder of Pivotte. Pivotte is low-maintenance clothing for high-performing women.
Bold Broads highlights women founders and creative [read: BADASS] small business owners about how they really deal with the ups and downs of running a BOLD business. Meet Liz Long, as a leader in the "maker's movement," she has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs to bring their product ideas to life.
Bold Broads highlights women founders and creative [read: BADASS] small business owners about how they really deal with the ups and downs of running a BOLD business. These women share honest wisdom and tough lessons to support you in collectively making good shit happen in your own women-led startup or small business. Meet Myrna Daramy, Co-Founder / CEO of Mezzohead Media Corporation and the mind behind Newlybride.com.
Freelance writing is a legitimate way to share the things you’re knowledgeable about and establish yourself as an expert in areas you care about. Freelance writing can also serve as a bona fide side hustle, helping you earn some extra cash. Even better? Breaking into freelance writing doesn’t require a fancy degree or specific background.
When I started my feminist blog, one of the hardest parts was aligning my business choices with my values. I felt a clash. It was business growth vs. feminism, and I didn’t want to face that conflict. Then I realized I didn’t have to. As a business owner, I could call the shots. I didn’t need to abide by the standards I inherited from my former corporate employers. And by changing the way I did business, maybe I could even change the way business was done.
Bold Broads highlights women founders and creative [read: BADASS] small business owners about how they really deal with the ups and downs of running a BOLD business. Meet Laura Huebner of Dotted Design. Laura is a brilliant graphic designer and the owner of Dotted Design, a boutique design studio that creates visual brands for small businesses.
Bold Broads highlights women founders. These women share honest wisdom and tough lessons to support you in collectively making good shit happen in your own women-led startup or small business. Meet Ashley Feinstein Gerstley of Fiscal Femme. Ashley is a money coach and founder of the Fiscal Femme where she demystifies the world of personal finance and money for her clients in a fun and accessible way that empowers them to achieve their financial goals.
When it comes to building a marketing strategy, I am always asked the same question: “What should my strategy be and will I even hit my goals on a shoestring budget?” The digital and social media age has made proving marketing ROI (return on investment) easier, but measuring ROI doesn’t matter if your marketing budget is ten dollars. Enter partnerships. There is incredible growth potential in barter partnerships. Here are three steps to a successful partnership strategy.
Bold Broads highlights women founders and creative [read: BADASS] small business owners about how they really deal with the ups and downs of running a BOLD business. Meet Tash Haynes of Ike and Tash Photography and Motion. Tash is one-half of a husband-wife wedding and portrait photography team based out of the beautiful city of Tacoma, WA in the Pacific Northwest.
Starting a business at the age of 35 brought on a shit ton of challenges that I didn’t expect. And my expectations were lower than most since I never set out to start my own business or empower anyone, other than myself. At the age of 35, I didn't have a community anymore. It was lonely, disconnected, and it sucked. I had less and less in common with the folks I spent an entire career working with and I didn't know where to turn to find people like me.
BEING Boldfeatures inspirational articles and "how-to" guidance written by incredible women in business. We also feature a series titled "Bold Broads" highlighting women founders. These women share honest wisdom and tough lessons to support you in collectively making good shit happen in your own small business.
Not a designer? I get it, it's not always easy knowing which fonts to use, how many fonts to use and which ones to pair together. Because let's face it, the last thing you want is your newsletter to look whack, yo! No problem, I got your back... Let's talk about how to design an email newsletter in 10 minutes.
I’m an entrepreneurial newbie. Everything is new, the to-do list never ends, and obstacles, I’m learning, are seamlessly interwoven into the fabric of business ownership. While I have so much to share in terms of what I’ve learned so far, this one piece of research is what I feel the most on fire about sharing with anyone else who will listen.
When I was in high school, I had this really annoying habit. I would meet someone new, and within 5 seconds of the conversation, I would immediately gasp and ask, "So, where are YOU from?" I had to know.
Several years ago, I realized that I had much better end-of-day conversations with the people in my life when we stopped asking each other, “How was your day?” Instead, we started asking each other, “Did anything happen at work today that you felt proud of?” This upgraded question elicited much better responses. Asking better questions provides space for deeper conversation and more authentic responses.
When I was in high school, I started reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. I'll be honest - at the time I didn't get it. It was a slow read and very detail-oriented. About two-thirds of the way through, I gave up and moved on to something else (Stephen King is probable). I wasn't ready for that book. After he found out that I had quit, my dad taught me that the process is more important than the project and it completely changed my perspective.
We’ve all heard the phrase “don’t bring your work home with you,” but that’s not exactly possible when you’re working from home. Whether you run your own business like me, blog full time, or work for a company that gives you the flexibility to work from home, it’s easy to get distracted by all of the “shiny” things in your house. Here are some tips on how to be productive while working at home.
We are made for so much more than small, safe goals. Success looks different for everyone, but If you are not moving forward with your goals or are feeling like your dream life is so far away, here are a few reasons that you might be feeling stuck
As an artist, I get asked from time to time: "What inspired this piece?" and I'm supposed to come up with a great intellectual explanation. I've attended workshops and art seminars on storytelling, and artists are rightfully advised to sell our work always with "the story" behind it. Be it fact or fiction, we must relay some sequence of events, preferably starting with obscurity to sudden clarity, as if that can somehow give rhyme or reason to a finished painting.
Can I be completely honest with you? I'm not really fond of the question. Not because I lack inspiration, but because my art practice is not a linear one and inspiration isn't always what you'd typically think of.
Self-care is absolutely necessary if we want to have the bandwidth to fully show up for others. Everyone's self-care will look different, but here are eight strategies I use to make sure I'm putting my best foot forward.
When starting a new business or a new blog, I've found the biggest hurdle was to drive traffic to my website and get people to hear about my brand. This is totally possibly if you're willing to put yourself out there and put in some work. Here is how I quadrupled my website traffic and sales overnight!
White space is not intended for self-care, planned fun, or family time. White space is the buffer that allows you to call a friend at the last minute to meet you for a walk or a glass of wine. It’s the time that allows you to say yes to a last-minute dinner invitation from your husband or to teach your kids to play kick the can. Here are five ways to create white space on your calendar.