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21 Aug 2012 Written by chicceo In

Hey Future You!

Sometimes, when I am having a dilemma, I quiet my mind and say "Hey Stephanie 2013, what would you want me to do right now?" 

21 Aug 2012 Written by chicceo In

Tuesday Toast: Gina Trapani, Founder of LifeHacker

Tuesday's Toast is a way for us to raise our glasses and tip our hats to some women who definitely deserve a bit of recognition. Recognition for being savvy, for being brilliant and for kicking some serious ass.  

20 Aug 2012 Written by chicceo In

Why Record Keeping Rocks

So maybe "rocks" was a little extreme but the practice of keeping good records is vital to every business.

14 Aug 2012 Written by chicceo In

Tuesday Toast: Kris Carr, Crazy Sexy Life

Tuesday's Toast is a way for us to raise our glasses and tip our hats to some women who definitely deserve a bit of recognition. Recognition for being savvy, for being brilliant and for kicking some serious ass.

08 Aug 2012 Written by chicceo In

Top 5 Ways to Make a Bajillion Dollars

Are you as overwhelmed as we are at all of the "experts" telling us that they will give us the tips and tools we need to become successful and rich (and skinny and taller and with an accent)?
 
We listened to a webinar the other day - an exclusive sales webinar that promised to give us 5 strategies to being successful. We like to keep up with what everyone else is doing but almost every time we login, call or fire up the webinar we listen along and then get INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATED. We can't imagine what all of you must be going through when you also login. It usually goes something like this:
 
06 Aug 2012 Written by chicceo In

Tuesday Toast: Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!

Tuesday's Toast is a way for us to raise our glasses and tip our hats to some women who definitely deserve a bit of recognition. Recognition for being savvy, for being brilliant and for kicking some serious ass.

06 Aug 2012 Written by chicceo In

Use Your 401k to Fund Your Business - Without Penalties

Did you know you can use your 401k to start your business without incurring penalties? 

"Wait, WHAT?!" I said at the International Franchise Expo to a woman who told me that I can use my 401k without the tax penalty to start a business or buy a franchise (the reason she was at the franchise expo.)  
01 Aug 2012 Written by chicceo In

Cash Mob in San Diego!!

Join Chic CEO and Hera Hub for a Cash Mob benefiting Erase Poverty. On Wednesday, August 29th from 6pm-8pm, business members of Erase Poverty will be displaying their products and services at Hera Hub in Sorrento Valley. A Cash Mob is designed to help a small business by getting a "mob" of people to spend a small amount of money at a local business. Join us for wine and goodies while patroning 12-15 small businesses! 

30 Jul 2012 Written by chicceo In

Tuesday's Toast: Beth Comstock, CMO of GE

Tuesday's Toast is a way for us to raise our glasses and tip our hats to some women who definitely deserve a bit of recognition. Recognition for being savvy, for being brilliant and for kicking some serious ass.

29 Jul 2012 Written by chicceo In

Hey Kid! You Have No Idea What You Are Doing.

Almost every day as I strut (yes, I strut, you should too!) into my office, I look over my shoulder waiting for someone to call this out to me.

24 Jul 2012 Written by chicceo In

Tuesday's Toast: Leah Busque of TaskRabbit

Tuesday's Toast is a way for us to raise our glasses and tip our hats to some women who definitely deserve a bit of recognition. Recognition for being savvy, for being brilliant and for kicking some serious ass. 

23 Jul 2012 Written by chicceo In

Are You a Non-Techy Entrepreneur?

Not to worry ladies! Webgrrls presents Techspeak for Entrepreneurs. A 2-day intensive designed to help you learn how to create a tech plan, communicate with your tech team, feel more confident in your tech choices among other things.  

18 Jul 2012 Written by chicceo In

Is Your Brand Disruptive?

Being disruptive is quite the buzz word these days. I think mainly because we've been told all of our lives that we need to "settle down" to "be good" to "not make waves." We've grown up thinking this was how to get along with others, being un-disruptive was the way to get ahead and be successful. Wayne Dyer tells a story about when he was a child he overheard his teacher telling the principal that he was a "scurvy elephant." What the teacher really said was Wayne was a "disruptive element." Wayne Dyer is now one of the most influential and well known author/speaker of our time.

11 Jul 2012 Written by chicceo In

6 Things That Make Your Email Campaign a Success

How do you define a great email campaign? Effective copy, concise subject line, clear call-to-action, sure. But putting hours of effort into an email campaign means nothing if you don’t see results. A successful campaign boils down to your brand understanding how to meet (and exceed) the expectations of your audience.

10 Jul 2012 Written by chicceo In

Would You Rather Have Mono?

I was having wine with some lady friends last week and we were discussing our jobs and how crazy busy we all were. One of the girls jokingly was telling us that a friend of hers is so burnt out from work, she's hoping to get mono. Just so she can rest! 

03 Jul 2012 Written by chicceo In

60% of the time, it works every time

Herbert True, a marketing specialist at Notre Dame Univ found that: 

28 Jun 2012 Written by chicceo In

Entrepreneur Learns to Say No

In every entrepreneur's journey there are times that we have to give product or services for free, show up at events when we wish we could veg out on the couch and say yes when we really just don't want to. At some point there comes a time to say NO.

21 Jun 2012 Written by chicceo In

"Talent is cheaper than table salt."

"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." - Stephen King

Lately, I've been hearing relatively the same thing from a lot of people around me: Over beers, a friend said, "I've never seen two women have such a laser like focus on one thing in my whole life." Picking up signage for our SAVVY event, the printer said to me, "You girls are busier than anyone I've ever seen - I didn't know you were back in town, I thought you were in New York!" A girlfriend of ours said, "I seriously don't know how you two are getting all of this done, aren't you exhausted?" 

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