Category Archives: Community

Five Ways to Guarantee Vendor Referrals

Over the last few years, we have worked with some of the best people in the wedding industry. What makes them the best, you ask? Well, it’s honestly much more than just delivering a great service or providing an amazing product. It’s the whole experience that vendors give that can really make or break a relationship with us! If you’re

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How to Really be Together on Tuesdays

Kudos! You’ve decided to go to a TuesdaysTogether, can I tell you how great that it is?! A lot of business owners fail to see the importance of either networking or continued education (or both). But they are both important. As a leader for your business, and as a solopreneur, you are the leader of your business, it is important

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Lifting All Boats

Why Standing Out is the New In

“Why Fit In When You are Born to Stand Out” —Dr. Seuss If you have been on social media in the last 48 hours, you know that Queen Bee, the royal highness herself, Beyoncé, is expecting twins with her husband, Jay-Z. What an amazing feeling it is to be a mom and carry life; there is truly no greater feeling.

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What I Learned from My First Instagram Challenge

While I’ve been an Instagram-addict for well over three years, I just began using it for business in August. As an Instagram-for-business-rookie, I’ve learned a lot in a short period of time. Last week, I participated in my first “Instagram Challenge.” If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry. I felt the same way when I decided to participate

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Critiques and How I Came to Love Them

I remember walking into my first college studio art class 8 years ago and feeling a mix of excitement and absolute dread. I am a sensitive person – I always have been. And I was afraid the one part of art school that I knew I needed to embrace the most: the critique. It felt like it would be the

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The Thing That’s Stopping You From Being A Great Leader

As a Leadership Coach and a working woman, I’m very familiar with the feeling and struggle of knowing when to speak up, take action, and lead. Sometimes it’s the lack of clarity or confusion around roles, not wanting to step on any toes and ah yes, the imposter complex – that nagging feeling of, “Well, what do I know?”, that

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How to “do friendship”: An entrepreneur’s guide to productively creating community

In friendships, I have always been the planner. You know, the one who schedules lunch dates and actually sticks to them. I’ve learned that those who don’t share my traits aren’t necessarily indifferent, they’re just not initiators. Whether you’re the gatherer of people or the happily gathered, I hope a few of these ideas will inspire you to be proactive

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Being busy is no longer attractive

There are going to be times for all of us where our lives are a bit busier than others –a major project deadline at work, your kids are getting ready to go back to school, an unplanned home or car repair emerges, etc. But few of us have reason to be busy ALL of the time. However, we continue to

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Collaborating: The New Marketing

It’s great to help out fellow entrepreneurs, but what does a collaboration really look like and why does it help you? In January I got my first taste of collaborating and have been hooked ever since! Rachel , a fellow Rising Tide member, asked me to work as a stylist on a photo shoot for a feature in Style Me

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Photographers For Orlando

On June 12th, 2016 the worst mass shooting in American history happened at a gay nightclub in Orlando Florida. A gunman targeting the LGBTQ and people of color community entered Pulse nightclub and killed 49 people and injured 53 others in what was once considered a safe place. Forty-nine families have lost their loved ones. Fifty-three people have sustained injuries

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