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Biz Ladies Profile: Quotable Inspiration

When it comes to running your own business, motivation plays a major role. Business-owning comes with a lot of hat-wearing and responsibilities, so the struggle to keep a steady, forward-moving pace can often catch up to you and leave you needing a bit of a push. And that’s when I turn to others for a bit…

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Tuesday July 29th, 2014

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5 Videos + Talks Guaranteed to Inspire You

Everyone finds motivation in different places. Some people prefer it in the form of one-on-one conversations, some enjoy books and others like to see something that combines the power of in-person talks with the ease of a play-on-demand video. I’m working on my own speech for this year’s Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Ohio,…

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Biz Ladies Profile: Louise Youngson-Klasfeld of Viyet

Biz Ladies Profile: Louise Youngson-Klasfeld of Viyet

With the Craigslists and eBays of the world, Viyet founder Louise Youngson-Klasfeld (check out her recent DS house tour here!) was finding it increasingly difficult to find used, high-end furniture pieces online. Turning that frustration into innovation, Louise decided to launch her own online destination for luxury furniture owners to sell their items and allow…

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Biz Ladies Profile: Katie Deedy of Grow House Grow

Biz Ladies Profile: Katie Deedy

Katie Deedy had always planned on going into an artistic trade, but never knew that a simple technical mistake would lead her into the world of business ownership. While she got her start in the freelance world, Katie eventually realized that she wanted to produce illustrations based on her own ideas rather than her clients’….

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Tuesday July 1st, 2014

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Biz Ladies Profile: Nightwood

Biz Ladies Profile: Nightwood

photos by Lesley Unruh Their handcrafted wares were never meant to be the launch of a business. But when Ry Scruggs and Nadia Yaron took their goods to the Brooklyn Flea, Nightwood was born. The two now collaborate on a variety of handcrafted goods, both commissioned and otherwise, made from sustainable, salvaged and reclaimed items found around…

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Tuesday June 24th, 2014

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Biz Ladies: Isabelle Palmer of The Balcony Gardener

Biz Ladies Profile Isabelle Palmer

A gardner from the beginning, Isabelle knew she wanted to share her passion for planting and growing with others. In the past, she had created her own green oasis on her small balcony and decided that she would help others create the same by offering ready-made container gardens, and most recently, by releasing her first…

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Tuesday June 17th, 2014

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Biz Ladies: How to Self-Publish

As veteran of the editorial and PR world, author and business owner Melissa Davis decided she was going to self-publish her first book, This Is Oakland: A Guide to the City’s Most Interesting Places. With the help of talented photographer, Kristen Loken, Melissa conceptualized, executed and published the This is Oakland city guide, and today…

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Tuesday June 10th, 2014

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Biz Ladies Profile: Elizabeth Rees of Chasing Paper

Elizabeth Rees of Chasing Paper

Today’s Biz Ladies Profile comes to us from Elizabeth Rees, the founder of Chasing Paper. Elizabeth grew up in the printing world and learned, first-hand, the ins and outs of paper and pattern. But wanting to forge her own path, Elizabeth decided to venture away from the print work and establish her own business in the…

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Tuesday June 3rd, 2014

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Biz Ladies Profile: Jennifer Hill

Biz Ladies Profile: Jennifer Hill

Today’s Biz Ladies Profile comes to us from Jennifer Hill of JHill Design. Starting off as a small design studio, Jennifer worked on projects for a variety of clientele, never really thinking about launching her own product line until an inspiring road trip changed her mind. Her first set of pattern maps won over her clients…

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