04 Sep 2014 Written by ChicCEO

#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!

29 Aug 2014 Written by TotalHarmonyCoaching

Are Your Ducks in a Row?

I had such an amazing time speaking on accountability for David Fagan’s group over at the Icon Builder. Attending events is awesome, but I’ve seen all too often business owners who head back to their office with the best intentions on implementing and end up doing nothing. Think about how you can hold yourself accountable, and what needs to change in your environment to set you up for success?


27 Aug 2014 Written by ChicCEO

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.

26 Aug 2014 Written by TotalHarmonyCoaching

Is Your Money Mindset Keeping You Stuck?

I’ve been noticing a lot of interesting comments lately about money. It’s remarkable to me how people say they want to do big things, like travel and spend more time with their kids, but in the same breath they also say they want to do work that is fulfilling and it’s not about the money. Scroll down to read my article today about how these beliefs are actually keeping you stuck from moving forward in your business – and life.

20 Aug 2014 Written by ChicCEO

Under Armour Makes A Splash

Under Armour Becomes Formidable Marketing Competitor


13 Aug 2014 Written by ChicCEO

The NEW Book Club

Chic Eliter, Jill Hinton, has taken the book club to an all new level and incorporated adventure! Not only is this a cool idea - she used her Chic Elite Membership to catapult her business....


1. Tell us about Outdoor Book Club - what does it do? 

14 Jul 2014 Written by LauraRenner

What can small businesses offer to employees besides benefits and perks?

Sometimes I hear small business owners wonder how they can compete against their larger competitors for talent. They think they cannot get the best talent because they do not offer the same benefits and perks as do their larger competitors.

Here’s what I have to say to that:

A cow giving a raspberry

Just because you don’t have the traditional benefits and perks to offer doesn’t mean you don’t have any. Think about what makes you different and offer that as a perk.

01 Jul 2014 Written by ChicCEO

Benefits of a Franchise

Becky Taylor has always been passionate about education. And that was before she became a franchise owner of multiple Sylvan Learning centers in eastern North Carolina — two in Greenville, N.C.; three in the New Bern/Morehead City territory; and one in Rocky Mount.The Jacksonville, N.C., native has a degree in Special Education from East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, as well as a Master’s Degree in Learning Disabilities from ECU.

24 Jun 2014 Written by ChicCEO

Pantene's "I'm Sorry" Ad

Like most hair care products, Pantene regularly releases commercials that feature models who have bouncy, glossy and healthy long locks. In a recent ad however, Pantene took a hard look at an issue deeper than shiny hair, in an impactful way that remained on brand and sent a powerful message to the brand’s target audience, and beyond.
The brand’s latest commercial delves into the concept of "sorry." The ad features various women’s knee-jerk reaction to apologize for every-day occurrences, something that likely resonates with most women who watch it. A young professional woman depicted in the commercial says sorry when she enters a coworker's office to ask a question. A polished professional woman says sorry when she asks a male coworker to clarify something. A busy mother says sorry to her partner when she passes their young son over to him. A wife says sorry to her husband when she takes her side of the blanket when they're both trying to sleep.
23 Jun 2014 Written by ChicCEO

I've Never Said "I Love You" First

Being a curious person, I ask a million questions. A guy I used to date at dinner parties would say, "Stephanie's around here somewhere, you can't miss her - she's the one asking questions."  It was a running joke.
The questions really never end.  Some questions keep me awake at night, "does the Zero Point Field really exist?" and some are fleeting, "what would I look like with a shaved head?" and every question in between.


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