Category Archives: #GeniusLife

#geniuslife No. 4: Interview with Marsha Barnes of The Finance Bar on innovation + creativity that works.

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Photo Credit: Joshua Galloway I wanted to interview Marsha of The Finance Bar after stumbling across her company on Instagram. I immediately connected with the innovative way that she chose to deliver financial literacy services – let’s just say she’s the epitome of creative genius. In this episode of #geniuslife Marsha Barnes shares her story on starting The Finance Bar, overcoming challenges, and innovating in a traditionally conservative industry. If you love this interview (which you absolutely will) spread the love by clicking



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#geniuslife No. 3: Interview with Danielle Murrell of Rich Girl Business on building social media buzz + lifestyle branding.

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Check out my interview with Danielle Murrell, online business branding pro, business coach for women entrepreneurs + founder of Rich Girl Business. Danielle drops many gems about her journey into full-time entrepreneurship, marketing trends, building buzz online and hiring the right people to take you to the next level. I wanted to interview Danielle because I was blown away with how she hit the scene with her gorgeous, luxe lifestyle marketing (seriously – if you haven’t seen her on Facebook or Instagram



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6 major lessons on creative entrepreneurship + scaling a creative biz I learned during my interview with Natasha Case of Coolhaus.

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6 major lessons on creative entrepreneurship + scaling a creative biz I learned during my interview with Natasha Case of Coolhaus.

Once upon a time, my best friend and I co-produced Chicago’s first food truck fest. Although we’re no longer doing the fest my interest in the food truck entrepreneur community carried on. I wanted to serve the ones who really were building their truck biz like an empire and true creatives at heart – looking to do some major innovating within their industry. Be still my heart, when researching for a not-so-secret-project of mine (I started creating it last fall), I came



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#geniuslife No. 2: Interview with Jason W. Johnson of Konveau on Launching a Business While Working

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#geniuslife No. 2: Interview with Jason W. Johnson of Konveau on Launching a Business While Working

Check out my interview with Jason W. Johnson, personality psychology expert, the “Personality Hacker” + founder of Konveau where we discuss launching a business while working. Jason shares his journey – starting his first business from an idea he had while driving, to his latest tech venture that he’s launched while working full-time as an entrepreneurial coach. Jason gives three key lessons in launching a business while working, and also a few tips on “personality hacking”: Treat your business as



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#GeniusLife No. 1: Interview w/ Rashida B of I Heart Fame on Building a Passion-Centric Business

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#GeniusLife No. 1: Interview w/ Rashida B of I Heart Fame on Building a Passion-Centric Business

  Check out my interview with Rashida B of I Heart Fame where we discuss building a passion-centric business. I strongly believe that it is possible to build one business based upon various creative passions. Rashida gives her take on this and shares her journey from cubicle chick, to superstar owner of The B Spot (she’s been in just about every major beauty publication), and now her strategic branding agency I Heart Fame. Rashida gives three key lessons in aligning your passion with profit: Pay



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Creative People We Love: Jocelyn of Grandbaby Cakes

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We love our clients. We also love entrepreneurs and sharing their insight, wisdom and beginnings with you. Here we introduce you to Jocelyn of GrandBaby Cakes. It’s delicious. Enjoy.   Tell us a little bit about your start up story? How did it begin? It all began quite organically. I have been surrounded by bakers all of my life and never thought it would become a career for me. In fact, my career goals were more along the lines of



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Holiday Promo: Shop #IndieBiz + Grow Your Business With Us.

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  We are so excited to finally announce this year’s holiday promo. As big box retailers are stealing the spotlight with door busters + blue light specials, let’s not forget about the amazing goods sold by #indiebiz owners. Every year, I commit to shop #indiebiz for at least some of my holiday shopping and this year, I am urging you to do the same. Please check out our curated guide of the hottest places to shop with #indiebiz. Do that



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Author Toni L. Coleman Carter + When Trouble Finds You.

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Author Toni L. Coleman Carter + When Trouble Finds You.

We love our clients and think that you will too. This week, we introduce author Toni L. Coleman Carter… Please tell us about Toni L. Coleman Carter the author. When and how did you decide writing was a career path? Writing isn’t my career path. I’m passionate about Human Resources. I started writing a book 10 years ago. I wanted to encourage teen mothers to face their challenges, and to make life better for their children. So I kept writing,



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The MCB Project + Art Curator Turned Interior Design Innovator.

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The MCB Project + Art Curator Turned Interior Design Innovator.

Please tell us about The MCB Project. What was your inspiration for it? Maya-Camille Broussard hosts The MCB Project , a web series documenting interior design projects inspired by pieces of art. In addition to web episodes, The MCB Project also has a blog that serves as a hub for all things art and design-related.     The MCB Project was created after a couple decided not to purchase a work of art from Broussard’s Chicago gallery, Three Peas Art



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Chris Curse, Hair Educator + Stylist Extraordinaire.

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Chris Curse, Hair Educator + Stylist Extraordinaire.

Meet our client Chris Curse of Chris Curse & Company. Founder Chris Curse is an international hair stylist and makeover specialist. As an educator, he provides classes, workshops and training for stylists in the United Status, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom. One visit with him and you’ll be Curse’d. And that’s a blessing… Please tell us about Chris Curse & Company. What was your inspiration for it? Chris Curse and Company is a licensed professional who trains stylists



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