With Valentine’s Day around the corner, reservations at restaurants and bistros are quickly filling up for the infamous, “busiest date night of the year.” Lucky for us girls, we normally always have a say in the venue. Let’s be honest! Our spouses, boyfriends and husbands usually always need at least a little help from us when picking a restaurant even if they don’t know it...what better way to provide hints for perfect Valentine’s Day restaurants than to talk about the blog post you read about really amazing women owned restaurants on The CRAVE Company’s website!
CRAVE is always looking for new ways to connect female entrepreneurs and encourages strong women to come together to exchange ideas, strategies, and talents. This is part of a series spotlighting such partnerships that have grown out of the CRAVE community.
Founder and C.E.O. of GirlFriendCircles.com, Shasta Nelson is the knowledgeable super woman behind growing and nurturing healthy relationships. Previously trained in spiritual growth and communications as well as experience in short-term counseling, motivational speaking, and managing a multi-million dollar company in addition to founding two nonprofit organizations, there is no wonder why this dazzling entrepreness has appeared and been interviewed on many infamous talk shows and newspapers such as The Early Show, Martha Stewart Radio, the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many people will be gifting and indulging in the holiday’s official food: chocolate. The good news is that the ‘right’ chocolate can reap amazing health benefits. Dark chocolate is loaded with anti-oxidants, which protect the body from aging and help to prevent heart disease. And if tasting good isn’t enough, the endorphins and serotonin found in chocolate serve as a mood enhancer and creates pleasurable feelings.
“When I have downtime on the weekends I love to curl of on the sofa and learn. Currently, I love indulging in online video workshops. I find them to be great new sources for inspiration.” Sometimes creative inspiration can come from a good conversation, reading your favorite blog, or even Pinterest! Currently Melody, founder of The CRAVE Company, seeks inspiration from online video workshops. Her top recommendations are the ITP’s Third Annual Women Entrepreneurs Festival and creativeLIVE, free live online workshops taught by world class experts.
Entrepreneurs are great at coming up with ideas! But we’re not always very good at following through and turning our ideas into reality. Too many business owners fall in love with an idea or project, but then quickly become overwhelmed when it’s time to execute. Thus they give up and never reap the rewards they were so eagerly seeking in the first place!
You know you always find yourself jumping to the horoscope section of the latest trend magazines. It’s human nature—we want to know what the future has in store for us, what we’ve got to work with, and what knowledge we can use to our advantage. Lucky for us, guest speaker and expert astrologist, Tali Edut, of AstroStyle.com was generous enough to give us a few astrological tips and hints of what this year has in store for us, financially, professionally, and emotionally. Take a look at your sign!
CRAVE is always looking for new ways to connect female entrepreneurs and encourages strong women to come together to exchange ideas, strategies, and talents. This is part of a series spotlighting such partnerships that have grown out of the CRAVE community. CRAVE Chicago members, Julie Kramer of Shift and Christine Hutchinson of five ACCESSORIES, partnered up for good! Julie sold her clothing and merchandise at a fundraiser for the Bell Kindergarten Fund hosted by Christine. Meeting through the Andersonville Galleria allowed the women to see one another’s work and create a friendship.
It’s a new year, which means new beginnings. There are goals to be made and targets to be reached. This was the topic of our January CRAVE Seattle chat. Collectively, with the input of the lovely women entrepreneurs of Seattle, we chatted away the evening looking back on the goals we’ve reached in 2012 and those we’re looking to tackle in 2013. As members of this fast-paced business world we strive to succeed in, we all know how important it is to set deadlines for ourselves. It’s a platform for motivation and discipline--two components in building and growing a successful business.