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Choosing To Have An Attitude Of Gratitude During A Tough Season Of Life

Three things I learned during my tough season that has strengthen me to do greater things.

When the aha moment happened for this exact post, the working title was something like “Is it possible to have an attitude of gratitude when 2017 has been kinda shitty.” Seriously, this is what I wanted to title the piece but I felt it was not SEO friendly, and need to work on the wording, lol. If you have been a long time reader of the blog then you know 2017, was not something I planned for at all on any level. At the end of 2016, I was diligently working to secure partnerships and work with clients for this year, but that completely went out the window. Truth be told, I did not want to write the traditional what I am a grateful post that happens on this day. I wanted to be completely honest, in a world full of smoke and mirrors of what is like to muster the strength each day to be thankful.  Continue Reading →

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Create Seamless Collaborations This Holiday Season To Increase Reach

4 tips to help you this holiday season increase your small business sales by utilizing collaboration with like minded businesses owners.
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Truth be told a plethora small business owners have a smaller budget when it comes to advertising, marketing, products, production, and much more. However, this season I want you to collaborate with other small business owners, influencers, creatives, and more this holiday season to have a great impact. When you’re united with others you’re a stronger force to build your dreams and go further.

Truth be told a plethora small business owners have a smaller budget when it comes to advertising, marketing, products, production, and much more. However, this season I want you to collaborate with other small business owners, influencers, creatives, and more this holiday season to have a great impact. When you’re united with others you’re a stronger force to build your dreams and go further.

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Lessons Learned: Kate of Kate O. Group

Kate of Kate O' Group shares insight on being a small business owner.
Today, I have the pleasure to introduce you to an amazing women business owner based in the great state of Texas. Yes, I am a little bias, but I am a Texan. Meet Kate a talented graphic and website designer based out of Plano, Texas that has an amazing dog named Bailey that I had to give a shout to too. She is a creative genius behind Kate O. Group and trusts me; you will want to hire her.

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Four Lessons I Learned From Being A Substitute Teacher

Being A Substitute Teacher has taught me some amazing lessons as a small business owner.

As I wrote in July in my “The First Half Of 2017 Tested Me, But Grew Me In The Perfect Way” blog finances have been up and down for 2017. I am thankful a majority of 2017, I lived off of my savings for day to day needs. Well, as the end year was ending I knew my savings was at zero and I wouldn’t make it. So, I had to humble myself and take a job to help pay the bills. Sallie Mae doesn’t care about my pride, they want their $500 a month for my student’s loans. Continue Reading →

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Lessons Learned: Jessica of DSR Apparel

Jessica of DSR Apparel shares her insight on the lessons she has learned thus far on her small business journey.

Several years ago, when I had an online store I decided to put my PR degree to good use by pitching bloggers to cover my boutique. There was a list of over 50 bloggers across the United States that I reached out to for an interview. Jessica of DSR Apparel was one of those bloggers, and since then she has turned into one of my closest friends. She is brilliant beyond a shadow of a doubt, her gif text game is poppin, and she honestly has a passion for what she is doing.

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Creating Content Your Audience Wants To Read

4 steps on how you can create content your audience wants to read.

When it came to blogging in 2016, I was three months ahead when it came to my content creation schedule. To say I was on a roll and was loving that blogging was made super easy is an understatement. My heart was really into blogging and content creating at the time. Not to say, I do not love what I do, but there was an energy level that I had that is not the same right now. However, I want to take a moment today to talk about creating content your audience wants to read in less time. Continue Reading →

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Lessons Learned: Jessica of No Real Jewelry

Women entrepreneurship sharing their truths about running a business. | Imperfect Concepts

Today, I want you to meet Jessica of No Real Jewelry based out of Chicago, IL. Funny story, I always saw D’Cher of Love Peridot tweeting Jessica on Twitter and I was like who is this person. You know we are all types of nosy in real life. Well, I immediately followed her and it’s been one of the best decisions ever. Jessica is amazing inside and out on all levels. I love reading her blog, newsletter and following her social media. She is a true go-getter.  Continue Reading →

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Inspirational Books That Have Helped Me During A Hard Season Of Life

Five books for those who are going through a tough season of life and need inspiration. | Imperfect Concepts

First, let me state that I really wish I could provide some amazing title that makes everyone click, but at last, I just couldn’t do the “five books every woman business owner should read” click bait title. Mainly because everyone is not everyone’s cup of tea. I have bought those books everyone said I had to read as a female business owner and several I could not get past the first chapter. Spending $15-$30 per book that I would constantly giveaway. Instead, I wanted to share a couple inspirational books in my eyes that have helped me in a hard season of life.

If you’re a lover of books, you know how important the author’s voice is and why it matters to you as a reader. There was a time where I read over 50 books a year, but that has drastically changed. I am now in a place in my life where the information I take in I really want to marinate and have an impact on my life from the way I personally live to how it impacts my business model. Here is a list of all the books, I have read thus far in 2017 and honestly each one sparked something in me.

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Lessons Learned: D’Cher of Love Peridot

Women entrepreneurship sharing their truths about running a business. | Imperfect Concepts

Today, I want you to meet D’Cher of Love Peridot located in the Chicago, IL area. Let me just say that when I say I adore D’Cher and what she is doing I mean that. I am super excited for her continued growth as an entrepreneur. Daily she is striving to bring to not only be a better business owner but brightens her customers lives with her amazing pieces she sources herself. If you’re in the Chicago area make sure you stop by the Boss Babe Popup Shop she is one of the vendors. Continue Reading →

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How To Network With A Purpose & Collaboration In Mind

Arent we all over networking events that feel like a waste of time and a good outfit that wasn’t even photographed? Well, that is why I am all about networking with a purpose and collaboration in mind. You’re not going to networking events just to be seen or to have a filler photo for your Instagram feed. You’re there to connect with others in order to have a purposeful relationship that brings forth collaborations in the future. There are five things you must keep in mind prior to attending conferences, workshops, networking events or other gathers with your peers. Continue Reading →

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