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01 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

How Many Hours a Week Do You Work?

As I sit on my couch on this amazingly beautiful Sunday evening, working away, I stumbled upon a poll on LinkedIn. It asked - how many hours a week do you work? I marked over 60...then the poll took me to this summary page:

29 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

Training For Chic Works

Hey! Have you wanted to try Chic Works but aren't sure you will be able to use it to it's full potential? Never fear! We've teamed up with ZLife Media to bring you some special training packages.

ZLife Media will help you just get familiar with Chic Works all the way up to designing your website and e-newsletter template. Take a look at the packages and get your Chic Works on!

29 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

10 Things To Consider When Starting Your Business

In a down economy, thoughts of self-employment spread like wild-fire. This may be especially true if you are not currently employed. Starting your own business and being your own boss can be incredibly satisfying and fulfilling, however, here are some important things to consider before jumping in (or quitting your day job).
27 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

Stick It Out - An Interview with the Founder of Ethos Water

Peter Thum, founder of Ethos Water, gives us some insight in not giving up and really sticking with it when times get tough. Another great video interview from our friends at NEXT for Women!

23 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

An Accidental Entrepreneur

Liz Lange, Founder & Director of Liz Lange Maternity and Co-Founder of Shopafrolic, speaks with NEXT for Women about how she came to be an entrepreneur.

20 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

Chic Interview with Allison Maslan

Allison Maslan is the CEO of Allison Maslan International, a Global Business Mentoring Company. She was recently named "One of the Top Women Entrepreneurs Who Inspire" by Self Made Magazine. Allison has built ten successful companies from the ground up starting out as a single mom on her own. She is the Executive Producer and host of her own weekly online television show, Allie & You, The Business Success and Lifestyle Show.
19 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

The Resourceful Entrepreneur with Brittany Laughlin, Co-Founder of Gtrot

Another great video from our friends at NEXT for Women

Brittany Laughlin is the Co-Founder of Gtrot. Gtrot is a company that shows an individual the best place, deals, and events in one's destination. The site is personalized to an individual based on recommendations from Facebook, FourSquare, other social media services.

19 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

Born this Way: Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

***Another fabulous article by our friends at NEXT for Women in honor of our celebrating female entrepreneurs for Women's History Month!

For as long as psychology has existed, its practitioners have debated the same tiresome question about human nature: is it (are we) defined by intransient internal properties, or by the external experiences that are thrust upon it (us)?

18 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

Chic Interview: Jessica Althoff, owner of Future:Standard

We chatted with Jessica Althoff about her really cool startup, Future:Standard. Future:Standard is an online boutique for ethical and sustainable clothing. How chic!
Tell us a bit about Future:Standard
16 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

Preparing To Become An Entrepreneur

Veronika Sonsev is the CEO and Founder of inSparq and also the co-founder of Women in Wireless. inSparq is a referral marketing and analytics product that helps online retailers grow sales by getting shoppers to refer their friends. Women in Wireless is a non-profit focused on empowering and developing female leaders in mobile and digital media.

14 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

Secret Sauce

Because we get to talk to so many entrepreneurial women, we’ve gained quite a bit of insight into what makes them tick. What gets them up in the morning, what gets them going – what gets their goat. Through in-person events, blogs, social media and interviews, we get to know women who are really taking their careers by the reins and creating amazing, unique and successful organizations. These women have nothing in common and everything in common at the same time. 
12 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

From Pilot To Health Coach: Samantha Bradford

Check out this video interview, courtesy of our friends over at NEXT for Women! Listen as Samantha Bradford tells us how she took the leap into entrepreneurship. Samantha is a commercial airline pilot who discovered a second career as a holistic health coach ( after her own health crisis opened her up to the need to eat well and care for her body.

12 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

Chic Interview: Tanya Maslach, owner of

Tanya is AWESOME - she has a dynamic personality that makes you want to know her! The second we met Tanya (over chips & salsa... and some margaritas) we wanted to give her our banana!

10 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

Austin or Bust!

Chic CEO is taking a little road trip… and by little I mean we (Jody and Stephanie), are spending 24 hours (each way) driving from San Diego, CA to Austin, TX.
09 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

3 Generations of Candy Makers - Smarties Candy Company

Owned and operated by three generations of the Dee family, Smarties is America's favorite candy roll. NEXT for Women sat down with three members of the Dee family who are also the first women in 3 generations of candy makers to help run the company!


05 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

Taking the Leap, with Rachel Thebault, owner of Tribeca Treats

We've got another great video for you, courtesy of our friend over at NEXT for Women! Listen as Rachel Thebault tells us how she took the leap into entrepreneurship. 

05 Mar 2012 Written by chicceo In

Chic Interview: Felena Hanson, owner of Hera Hub

Felena Hansen is the founder and owner of an all female, co-working space called Hera Hub in the San Diego area. Always an inspiration and cheerleader for female entrepreneurs, we asked Felena a few questions so we can learn a bit more about her and her fabulous company.  


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