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7 In Fashion/ Style

Stylish Creative Entrepreneur Looks For Fall

Stylish Creative Entrepreneur Looks For Fall

Being stylish is not just limited to models, editors, or your favorite bloggers. Entrepreneurs and small business owners can be just as or even more stylish with their looks. It seems there is more networking, meets ups, and conferences in the fall than the spring, in my opinion. Or people just wanting to meet over a cup of coffee to get to know you better. First impressions can make or break your future partnership or investor deal. Continue Reading →

10 In Advice/ People

Why Entrepreneurs Need Sleep

Why Entrepreneur Need Sleep

When did getting 6-8 hours of sleep become a bad thing? Pretty sure it was once we got older and we realized we truly didn’t have control over our lives and schedules. Life as an adolescent teen and even as an adult in college were simpler. Our sleep schedule was the perfect mix of what we needed. No one ever told us to stop sleeping, on the contrary, they encouraged more sleep.

However, in the last 3-5 years after really digging deeper into the entrepreneur, small business, and startup world I noticed that people try to make you feel bad for getting sleep. They post quotes such as “I’ll Get Sleep When I am Dead” “While You Are Sleeping, I am Getting Money” “Sleep Is For Broke People” and so on. To be honest these quotes are rather juvenile.  Continue Reading →

3 In Interviews/ People

What’s In Your Bag: Elle & Company Design

WIYB Lauren of Elle and Co

1. Wallet  2. Sharpie pens  3. Extra gum  4. Hand lotion  5. EOS lip balm  6. Business cards  7. Knockarounds  8. iPhone  9. iPhone earbuds

What’s your biggest accomplishment?

Starting my business, Elle & Company. So much prayer and thought went into every detail, and my heart is all over each product, blog post, and design. It’s been frightening, exhilarating, and oh-so rewarding all at the same time. Continue Reading →

0 In Interviews/ People

What’s In Your Bag: H. Nichols Illustration

What's In Your Bag: Holly Illustrations

1. Marc Jacobs Wallet 2. Custom stamp-o  3. Copic Markers  4. Dior Iconic Mascara &YSL lipstick in Lingerie Pink  5. Tory Burch “Disco Logo” Sunglasses 6. External hard drive 7. Beats by Dre  8. Makeup- Nars Blush in “Orgasm” 9. Artists pencils and my favorite sharpie pen 10. Martha Stewart Planner 11. Business Cards

What’s your biggest accomplishment? My biggest accomplishment so far has probably been a visual and written thesis I completed my senior year of college (Endicott College, Beverly, MA- BFA, 2013). I researched how children’s picture books are essential to the Child’s development, in addition to illustrating my own.

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2 In Interviews/ People

What’s In Your Bag: Cake For Breakfast Shop

WIYB Tessa Shop Cake For Breakfast
1. Car keys 2. Gold DVF Wallet 3. Hand lotion 4. DVF mini clutch 5. Cake For Breakfast Business Cards 6. Kate Spade business card holder 7. Mac lipsticks (Myth, Candy Yumyum and Ruby Woo}

What’s your biggest accomplishment? My biggest accomplishment really has to be ‘Cake For Breakfast‘ as a brand. I am so proud of the journey I’ve had with my business and where I am now. I never imagined being able to do what I love everyday, but with a lot of work and a lot of risks I was able to get there and I’ve never been happier.  Continue Reading →

0 In Interviews/ People

What’s In Your Bag: Melsy’s Illustrations

What's In Your Bag Melsy Illustrations

1) Sephora blush/powder brush 2) “Is it Friday yet” compact mirror 3) Chanel powder compact 4) Melsy Business cards + My iphone 5) 2 Chanel glossemiers  6) Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in sèduisante  7) Chanel pink explosion blush Chanel Les Beige healthy glow sheer colour N 70 8) Kate Spade wallet   9) Chanel Le Volume mascara in noir + Chanel Black kohl eyeliner  10) Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation in shade 30 11) Les exclusive Sycamore Eau de toilet

What’s your biggest accomplishment? 

I’m so happy and proud to say that my biggest accomplishment in life is quitting my former day job and starting Melsy’s Illustrations. Not many people know that I just started this in August 2013. Here’s my little story in a nutshell.

I graduated Merrimack college in 2009 and wanted to pursue a career in pr/advertising/fashion, but unfortunately jobs were slim to none in my field of choice. Fortunately, I did land a writing position at Raytheon ( a defense company)… but I knew from the day I started I wouldn’t stay there forever. My desk GLOWED pink  (I had a cupcake calendar, a cupcake pen, a large pink diamond paper weight), while everyone else’s desk is, well, just not pretty! Continue Reading →

3 In Interviews/ People

What’s In Your Bag: Mia Ray

What's In Your Bag: Mia Ray of Confessions of a Glamaholic

1. Glam-Aholic Cosmetic Pouch 2. iPhone Headphones 3. Idea Notebook 4. Highlighter 5. iPod 6. Keys 7. Advil 8. Wallet 9. lipstick & lip-gloss 10. Scrunchie 11. diaper

What’s your biggest accomplishment? 

My biggest accomplishment has to be the fact that I believed in myself enough to pursue my dreams. With so many years of doubting myself and finding excuses, I finally stepped out on faith and made it happen. I haven’t looked back since! (and never will lol)

What are three books you would recommend to our readers?

I’m a fashion blogger so the book that I love and often times refer back to is Fabulosity by Kimora Lee Simmons. The book that changed my way of thinking was The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. On the days that I get discouraged and need answers I always find my way flipping through my Bible.

What’s your advice to someone interested in starting their own business? What's In Your Bag featuring Mia Ray of Confessions of A Glamaholic

I always start off by telling people that YOU CAN DO IT! As cliche’ as it may sound, always know that anything that you put your mind to…you can make it happen. Follow your vision, plan and execute. I feel like a lot of people like to focus on their “competition” when that should be the least of their worries. Stay on your path with tunnel vision. When you begin to look around to see what everyone else is doing you’ll begin to lose focus.

Where do you receive inspiration?

I receive inspiration from everywhere! Now mostly from my readers, followers and supporters. Anytime someone lets me know that I inspire them, that is what inspires me to keep going. I also inspire myself. I’m really big on having a vision board and I love to add new dreams and goals, plotting on one day achieving them all. Looking at the board inspires so much!

If you could have one famous entrepreneur as your mentor who would it be?

OMG I can only pick one? lol It would definitely have to be a tie between Jay Z and Oprah. The way Jay Z has strategically molded himself from being a rapper to a businessman that continues to reinvent himself, while remaining the same person that we all fell in love with in 1996 amazes me. And Oprah doesn’t need any explanation!

Do you feel your life is balanced between work life and personal life? What is your favorite thing about running your own business?

Balancing my work and personal life is a bit of a struggle. Having two children (12 years old and 7 months), I have to stay on top of my time management. With being an entrepreneur I don’t work a 9-5, I pretty much work a 24 hour shift because I have to always remain on task. My children are my LIFE and I never want them to feel neglected, so no matter what I make time for my family. I also always take out personal time for myself so that I won’t get burned out. For those very reasons I love running my own business, I make my own rules. Along with being creative and innovative, I wouldn’t change a thing.


What is your indispensable gadget? My iPhone. I can’t be away from it for more than 5 minutes lol I feel so lost without it.

What is your favorite app? Instagram

Favorite account to follow on Twitter? I would for sure have to say @Myleik of CurlBox.

Favorite item in your closet? My favorite pair of cognac over-the-knee Steve Madden boots. I wear them Winter, Summer, Spring and Fall. Can’t live without them!

To learn more about Mia Ray and her company Confessions of a Glamaholic. Check out her site, follow on twitter and of course Instagram.

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5 In Interviews/ People

What’s In Your Bag: House of Success

What's In Your Bag: Sakita of House of Success PR

1. Wallet 2. Keys 3. Pen 4. Lipglosses 5. Bazaar 6. Brand Thinking 7. Fresh Cooling 8. Macbook Pro 9. Gum 10. Nail Polish

What’s your biggest accomplishment?

There are many things that I am proud of but, I would say that my biggest accomplishment to date is the experience of building a career/business on my own terms. It’s not the easiest thing to do, so every single day that I wake up and do what I love counts as an accomplishment. 

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