This year, the lovely folks over at BlogHer are teaming up with the brilliant minds behind The Creative Connection to bring you a jam-packed handmade, social media, entrepreneur and food extravaganza! BlogHer Handmade will run September 15-17th, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota and promises to be QUITE the affair!
From the event’s website:
We are partnering with the pioneering women behind The Creative Connection to serve two active and eager communities:
- Women who have turned their handmade creativity into enviable small businesses and who want to learn more about how to use social media to promote and distribute their work
- Women who are blogging their handmade creativity and building loyal, enthusiastic supporters, and who want to learn more about how to take their craft to the next level and turn a hobby into a business
CLICK HERE for more info about this spectacular event!
In a recent post, Tsh shares her fantastic motto for any and all work at home moms:
“Work smart, not just hard.”
Simple, yet ingenious.
From her site:
“Working smart means sitting like a sniper, aiming your efforts at a target, not barging in with a tommy gun and hoping to hit something of value.”
Applying this notion to her blogging career, which began as “a creative outlet with a possibly to fund [her] coffee habit”, she takes her readers through some incredibly useful steps which they might apply to their own situations, whether they are striking out as bloggers, or hoping to create their own success with a home business.
Click here to check out Tsh’s helpful post.
You can also find daily inspiration by following @SimpleMom on Twitter.
Personal blogs are always my favourite spots to find inspiration — especially when it comes to learning about the lives and businesses of other women. This week I’d like to highlight three wonderfully savvy business women who have been kind enough to share some of the secrets to their success with their readers.
Making it Lovely‘s Nicole has always struck me as a wonderful example of a mama who’s kicking butt while running her home business. As the brains behind Pink Loves Brown, and her beautiful blog, I’m always inspired by her words. In 2010 she wrote a great post dedicated to showcasing a day in her life.
I’m taking us all the way back to 2009 for this post, because I feel that it’s incredibly useful and I’ve found myself going back to it time and time again, especially when I need a little boot of WAHM confidence! Girl’s Gone Child‘s Rebecca is full of wit and wisdom when it comes to conquering life as a work from home mama. (Now she’s doing it all with two beautiful — and two more on the way!)
Lastly, Kathleen (of Jeremy & Kathleen fame) isn’t a mama, but she is exceptionally busy with her freelance design business while managing several rental properties. Check out her wonderful post outlining the importance of keeping a to-do list, along with some valuable insight into her creative process.
Are you feeling inspired by these business savvy ladies? Do you see any tips that you might be able to work into your daily life?