Can A Tomato Save Your Business?

Can A Tomato Save Your Business?

Can a tomato save your business? Say what? You heard me. Can a tomato save your business? Okay, let me back up. Recently, we’ve heard from fellow Smart Girls that they’re really struggling to take action. They have big dreams and goals. They’re super passionate about...
You’re Fired!

You’re Fired!

You’re fired. No, this is not an episode of The Apprentice, and we are most definitely not Donald Trump. But from time to time, as business owners, we’ve had to face the difficult reality that not all clients are the right fit, even if on paper they might have seemed...
Stop Stealing!

Stop Stealing!

How many of you would say to yourself, “I’m an amazing sales person?”My guess is that as some of you read that statement your eye twitched a little, your face scrunched up like you ate a sour patch candy, and your brain started screaming, “oh haaaail no – I hate...
I Never Saw It Coming

I Never Saw It Coming

I’ve got a confession. I’ve always been one for big revelations. I like surprises, and I love a good epiphany. Just ask my college girlfriends about all the epiphanies I had about my then boyfriend, now husband, Jeremy, in college. So, as I sat down to write this...
The Day I Stopped Running

The Day I Stopped Running

For those who know me, I bet you’re saying to yourself, “I never knew Christy was a runner. That’s a shocker.”It’s kind of a shocker, and it’s taken awhile to become comfortable admitting and putting myself in that category. Honestly, I’ve never considered...
Books, Glitter Bombs, and Your Business

Books, Glitter Bombs, and Your Business

I love books. For those of you who know me, this will not come as a surprise, but I love a good novel. In fact, for a long time, I rarely read anything besides novels. I didn’t want to read anything work related (and rarely did) because it felt like… well, work. So,...
Are You Thinking Like a Boss?

Are You Thinking Like a Boss?

Driving to school the last few mornings, I’ve heard this phrase thrown around a lot in my daughters’ conversations:“Someone at school (fill in a friend’s name) made me do something.”Nothing so terrible that it warrants a trip to the principal’s office, but it’s...
Are You Still Playing Dress Up?

Are You Still Playing Dress Up?

Did you play dress up as little girl? My daughter, Lily, loves to dress up in costumes. She’s constantly creating outfits out of random things in our house. But more than anything, she loves wearing my heels, especially the tall, peep toe, shiny red ones I rarely wear...
Step Boldly Into 2019!

Step Boldly Into 2019!

Hey Smart Girl!Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! Are you ready to kick some serious booty this year?The passing of one year into the next, for many, feels like opening a brand new journal. The pages are crisp and clean, full of possibilities and promises. All that...
Are You An Entrepreneur?

Are You An Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneur. A word you hear thrown around often but most are unsure or unclear what it really means.  In fact, we’ve had many conversations with women, especially working mothers, who, in our definition, qualify as entrepreneurs but who have given us that puzzled...