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Do You HOBS Like Elle Woods?

Do You HOBS Like Elle Woods?

I’ve got a soft spot for a good romcom, especially one where it seems unlikely the heroine will ever be able to reach her big, audacious goals, and Legally Blonde has all the makings of awesomeness. Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon, has got to be one of the...
Are You Your Own Glass Ceiling?

Are You Your Own Glass Ceiling?

As I was thinking about and researching for this blog post, it occurred to me that the last part of our blueprint – The Curb Appeal – poses an interesting dichotomy for most business owners. On one hand, it’s the thing people love doing. It’s the first thing they run...
It’s All About You!

It’s All About You!

Jess may love a good boy band, but I’m a HGTV home reno junkie.  Several years ago for my birthday my family indulged me by heading to Waco, Texas. It was the best birthday present a girl could ask for … two full days at Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia. We went to...
Is Your Wiring Faulty or Fabulous?

Is Your Wiring Faulty or Fabulous?

What do Starbucks and McDonald’s have in common?It’s not that they’re both restaurants.It’s not that they’re both franchises… although, if you guessed this, you’d be on the right track.Think about it for a second. McDonald’s, a restaurant notorious for mostly using...
Under Construction: Taking Shape

Under Construction: Taking Shape

Last week Jess talked about all of the construction happening in and around Colorado Springs and the same is happening to those of us living in North Texas. I live in one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Texas which means lots, and lots, of...
It’s Construction Time!

It’s Construction Time!

Three years ago, my husband and I moved our family to Colorado. As we began the search for a new home, we were inundated with new construction. Everywhere we looked, a new subdivision was being built, and that trend has largely continued. As I’ve driven by all these...
Know Your People

Know Your People

Let’s talk people – specifically your people. You know, the ones you desperately want to notice your business and buy from you. In the biz world we hear them called niche, ICA (ideal customer avatar), and even persona, but it all means the same thing – this is the...
Why Get Functional?

Why Get Functional?

This week we’re featuring a Smart Girl from the DFW area named Brittany Fout Smith. When you’re talking to a group of female entrepreneurs and ask, “Why get functional?” those words could mean just about anything from systems to profits, but...
Stop Trying to Find Your Passion

Stop Trying to Find Your Passion

I want to talk about something that’s been on my mind lately, really for years, if I’m honest. Passion. It’s a topic you hear people talk about often, especially in the entrepreneurial space. But it’s not just there. School aged kids are being asked to find and state...