Phew, we’ve made it through another week. I was elated to see my not-so-corporate headshots of the beautiful and talented Victoria Smith, of SF Girl By Bay, on Refinery 29 & Rue. I actually had someone email me about her not so corporate headshot being on Pinterest before I even saw it online. I do love Pinterest and not sure if you noticed or not, but you can now directly Pin images from my blog – just hover your mouse over the image and voila – the Pin It button appears. Woohoo!
I was also a participant on a panel at the Makeshift Society about being a small business owner. I was up there with Nicole Delger, Fiona Tang & Laura Gluhanich of Signal Camp and the panel was facilitated by Laura of Form & Future and Jennifer of Strategy TNT. All four of us own small businesses and it was great to talk about the differences in what we do with clients, pricing, time management, etc.. I kind of wish I had attended a panel like this one before I took the big leap into self-employment. I think we instilled just the right about of fear, but also communicated how incredibly exciting and rewarding it is. Owning your own business is NOT for the faint of heart, but there are so many of us out there doing it and we have a ton of advice for folks wanting to start out. One of the things that I really wanted to share with the audience is how important a support system is. I have my partner and a group of ladies that I was in the Success Squad with. We are truth tellers for one another because you can’t grow as a business if everyone around you thinks that everything you do is amazing. Check out some of my direct quotes on Twitter in the hashtag #strategytnt – thanks to Guinevere for live tweeting.