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23 Feb 2015 Written by chicceo In

Week 6 - Ruby On The Beach Bootcamp

What a week. I saw a building collapse (that I was in), a monkey chased me, I led a team in creating a banquet app. 

 

Now that we are fully immersed in project work, the whole class is working overtime to get these apps pumped out in record time. The collective energy of the group is: TIRED. Even so, everyone is in great spirits and is happily beat. The energy is low, but we all still have smiles on our faces. 

 

18 Feb 2015 Written by chicceo In

Always Say Yes...

Someone once told me that they live by the motto "Always say yes." She said that when she was younger, she wouldn't jump on opportunities because she didn't feel prepared or was too shy. She overcame this and started living by this motto and the most magical things started appearing in her life. 

 

It's also a motto I've taken to heart in life and in business. This doesn't mean that you should say yes to ridiculous or dangerous things, but it does mean that you should say yes to things that might be difficult, thrilling, challenging or intimidating. 

 

17 Feb 2015 Written by chicceo In

Week 5 - Ruby On The Beach Bootcamp

So after a week off, we got back into the swing of things here at Ruby On The Beach and it’s a whole new ball game! 

 

Instead of class work like we did in the first 4 weeks, we’ve started project work. This means we have split into groups and actually working like a coding team. Our team was tasked with creating an auction site, which we lovingly called Fbay - the premier site for all things F. We sold items like FlameThrowers, Ferraris, Ferrets, Fedoras and more. It was a lot of fun and extremely challenging. 

 

31 Jan 2015 Written by chicceo In

Week 4 - Ruby On The Beach Bootcamp

We just finished up our retrospective and our whole group can’t believe it’s already been a month since we started. The amount of knowledge we’ve packed in to our heads is absolutely staggering. One of our instructors, Trip, commented that this is the fastest he’s seen anyone learn these programs in his whole career. That’s a great feeling because we are all feeling a sense of urgency to get as much out of our short time together as possible.
 
28 Jan 2015 Written by chicceo In

Make Working at Home Work for You

By Connie Certusi

 

Connie Certusi is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Small Business Solutions at Sage North America.

 

Technology has been a boon for thousands of business women who now telecommute with seamless connectivity. In the past decade, the advances have been incredible, and more women are working from home than ever before. Teleworking can be a blessing or a curse, depending on how it is managed. Below are some tips for optimizing efficiency while working from home.

 

26 Jan 2015 Written by chicceo In

Solution Lookin' For A Problem

This weekend as we were riding to go White Water Rafting, my 3 Ruby On The Beach instructors, Bret, Trip and Daniel, got to talking as we sat in our van winding through the rice paddies of Bali. All impressive vets of the coding world, I like to listen as they chat because of their differing perspectives and brilliant banter. 

 

25 Jan 2015 Written by chicceo In

Week 3 - Ruby On The Beach Bootcamp

Week 3 of Ruby On The Beach is officially over! 

 

WOW. I can’t believe it’s already the end of week 3 and we are headed into Week 4. The class is structured so that we have 4 weeks of Intro and then 4 weeks of Pro with a week off in between. We started working in Rails last week and this upcoming week will have us digging in even deeper so we are ready to start project work in the next section. 

 

I can’t believe we’ll be working on projects now! 

 

18 Jan 2015 Written by chicceo In

Week 2 - Ruby On The Beach Bootcamp

Week 2 of Ruby on the Beach - CHECK!

 

Ok - week 2 was rough. But in a good way. 

 

Have you ever had your brain so stretched, that you knew you’d never be the same? 

 

That was week 2. 

 

15 Jan 2015 Written by chicceo In

Think INside The Box

I hate the expression “Think Outside The Box"
 
I just… do. It’s one of those buzz phrases that just irks me to no end. It’s like nails on a chalkboard for me - mostly because I don’t like defining our thinking and in all actuality - if we thought inside boxes, we might find we are more creative, more organized and overall, more productive. 
 
10 Jan 2015 Written by chicceo In

Week 1 - Ruby On The Beach Bootcamp

OK! This isn’t so hard! (I say that today) 
 
Week 1 of Ruby on the Beach is now over and I’m actually feeling like I understand the material. NOW - whether I can retain and utilize the concepts later is another matter all together! As the week went on, we did a lot of repetitive work for that very reason - which was great. 
 
31 Dec 2014 Written by chicceo In

Bootcamp in Bali

I’m Going to BootCamp, In Bali.

 

29 Dec 2014 Written by chicceo In

2015 Chic Elite Special

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16 Dec 2014 Written by chicceo In

Working From Home?

Technology has been a boon for thousands of business women who now telecommute with seamless connectivity. In the past decade, the advances have been incredible, and more women are working from home than ever before. Teleworking can be a blessing or a curse, depending on how it is managed. Below are some tips for optimizing efficiency while working from home.

 

29 Nov 2014 Written by chicceo In

Have You Taken The Pledge?

Sage congratulates the women who are making moves in business by believing in their numbers.
 

Last year, American women started over 1,200 new businesses every day. As a provider of cloud and mobile solutions, Sage wants to help these businesses flourish. Here are a few examples of how women are making moves in business:

-1,277 new Women-Owned Businesses are started every day

- Women-Owned Businesses have created over $1.4 trillion in revenue

- Women-Owned Businesses have created 274,000 new jobs since 2007

14 Oct 2014 Written by chicceo In

Soraya Darabi - Chic Interview

In a  world of ever-changing fashion trends, we have all fell victim to purchasing poor quality, non-earth friendly clothing items. Today's society has seen a shift in these kinds of purchases as fashion consumers are becoming more and more aware of the things they are putting on their bodies. Soraya Darabi's online shopping site, Zady, is going beyond everyday trends by selling classic pieces that are high-quality and organically made. In an interview with Soraya, she shares her three reasons why sustainability is the future of business.

07 Oct 2014 Written by chicceo In

The Difference

Caution: Tough Love And Lots Of Capitals Ahead.

Yesterday, I was sitting at my desk getting really frustrated about an internal issue I had to deal with (just like every business owner does) when a Google Alert came through my email and it was an article titled "5 Inspiring Blogs You Should Read Every Day." I looked to see what publication is was and stared at the word "Cosmopolitan" in disbelief.

 

"Cosmo?" I yelped. "THE Cosmo?" 

 

07 Oct 2014 Written by chicceo In

Women in Franchising

When it comes to a woman’s role in franchising, Emma Dickison shows us how it is done. Emma Dickison has been President of Home Helpers since 2007.  Starting at the home care agency as Chief Operations Officer, she stepped into the role of President a year later. Emma brought with her a successful history in franchising, having served as Vice President of Operations for Sylvan Learning Center and as National Director of Franchise Operations for Blockbuster as National Director of Franchise Operations.

10 Sep 2014 Written by chicceo In

Welcome To Our New Corporate Sponsor - Kabbage!

We are so excited to announce, Kabbage, as one of Chic CEO's newest Corporate Sponsors. 

Kabbage provides a flexible business line of credit when you need it. Draw against your line as often as once a day for anything you need to grow. Banks take weeks to decide if you qualify. Kabbage delivers funds in as few as 7 minutes.

YES - 7 minutes. 

04 Sep 2014 Written by chicceo In

#1 Fan

Chic Elite member and avid marathon racer, Jessie Bahr has found a fun and creative way to involve babies into the world of running. Her cute and endearing onsie designs have become a winner amongst runners, leading Jessie to entrepreneurial success!

27 Aug 2014 Written by chicceo In

App: Buy What You Watch

I recently met Ana Bermudez at a 1 Million Cups event sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, where she had just presented her amazing app that lets you find and buy apparel/accessories that you see on your favorite television shows.

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