Mugs Monday with Kristen Kalp

Hello & happy Mugs Monday, babes! I hope you had a weekend as lovely as you are and that it involved some relaxation. I wanna introduce you to Kristen Kalp. Kristen is a one-on-one business coach for women entrepreneurs and is based in Ambler, Pennsylvania. At first glance, you can see that she has amazing pink hair & a very warm smile. With a closer look, you can tell that Kristen is energetic, ambitious, philanthropic, & deeply cares about the self care of the women around her.

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Make Cold Brew Lemonade Cocktails!

Can you hear that? It’s the weekend calling! We’ve got the perfect cocktail to finish out the week AND National Coffee Month with. We collaborated with St. Petersburg’s Made Coffee to share this refreshing & simple 4-ingredient cocktail. We took their Cold Brew Lemonade cocktail and added a tad more sweetness & of course a bright pink Flamingo straw. ;) Let us know how yours turn out & have an amazing rest of your week. Stay boss. xx

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Mugs Monday with Kari Nichols

Good morning, Babes! We hope you’re feeling rested & ready for a new week full of opportunities for growth. We have something new & fab for you. From now on, each Monday we’ll share an interview with a Boss Babe from around the world. This interview series is called “Mugs Monday” and is meant to feel like you’re out for a cup of coffee with an awesome lady you admire & you’re getting to know her and the city she lives in and loves. 

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Make Avocado Brownies!

I hope you’re ready for something fun & out of the box, Babes! Sarah & I had an awesome time making (and eating!) this Avocado Brownie recipe. It makes enough for up to 12 or more, depending on how small you cut the slices and I brought the leftovers after we had eaten enough for a lifetime into my boyfriend’s office and they were a HIT.

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Mugs Monday with Kamina Wust

Hiya, Babes! I hope you had a refreshing weekend. Are you ready to meet this week’s Mugs Monday interviewee? Her name is Kamina Wust. She’s a Copywriting extraordinaire from Brisbane, Australia and her business is called We Write You. I met her in the Facebook group The Creative Lady Collective. Not only have I really enjoyed her business insight & sharp wit, but I live to try the chocolate shop she mentions below! I think you’ll love her taste in pop music, Sunday activities, & sweets. ;) Enjoy her words & stay boss. xx

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11 Ways Being an Entrepreneur Changes You

Hiya, babes! Ready for another epic topic? Last week we chatted about our ‘why’. 12 amazing women shared why they started their businesses. I think that the questions of ‘why’ & ‘how’ are related— so it makes perfect sense to next talk about how we change when we start our entrepreneurship journey. There are many, many challenges and hundreds of decisions to make along the way. Undoubtedly, the process changes you. We asked 11 business owners how being an entrepreneur has changed them & here are the wonderful things they shared with us. Enjoy their stories & stay boss. xx

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Make Citrus Avocado Toast!

Can you hear that?! It’s the sound of brunch calling you, girl! We partnered with Rollin’ Oats on this recipe to bring you a quick, easy, & delicious recipe that can be enjoyed with a glass of your favorite boozy drink. We’re also based in a state known for it’s citrus, so it’s a winning combination for sure.

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13 Ways to Invest in Your Business

Let’s get down to business. Investment is growth! But as a small business owner, your resources are very important to you (especially during the first few years), so it can be hard to know when it's time to make your move & invest in crucial new equipment, education, branding, etc. We’re here to say we completely understand— and by ‘we’, I mean myself & the 13 amazing women who have shared insight into how they approach investing in their business.

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11 Ways to Celebrate Your Big Wins

Hiya! Ready for another round of small business tips? This week’s involves Champagne.. because it’s celebration-themed! We know two things about you. The first is that you’re passionate about your business. The second is that it’s hard for you to take the time to celebrate your successes because you’re always creating new goals for yourself & your biz. We’re here to invite you to take a moment and revel in something fab you’ve accomplished this month. You deserve it! Looking for ways to celebrate? Take it from 11 amazing women from the Babe Crafted community who are kicking butt, taking names, & pausing for some bubbly. Take some time to celebrate your hard work, Boss Babes! And stay boss. xx

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10 Reasons to Say No Thank You

Hello, hello babes! We’re back with another helpful small business tips post. Put your hair in a top knot, fill up your mug, & let’s do this! The topic is how & when to say ‘no’ for your business. This is something you don’t think about when you get started because you spend so much time trying to find people who will say ‘Yes!’, but once you get the ball rolling you won’t have the time & resources for everything that hits your inbox. We asked 10 babes how they decide if something is right for their business and here’s what they had to say about it. 

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14 Ways to Deal with Rejection

Hello, hello! I hope you’re having a great week, Babe. We choose small business topics that are educational and positive, because we want you to have information & inspiration you can carry into your day and business. The topic of ‘rejection’ might not come off as having a silver lining, but we promise it does! We asked 14 business owners how they deal with rejection, because let’s face it, no matter what your business is or your experience level, we’ve all had to bounce back from not being chosen for the job. Take solace in the ways these amazing women have become resilient, focused, & positive about letting go of what isn’t a good fit. You can bounce back, too! Stay boss. xx

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6 Ways to Use Event Photos to Keep Your Marketing Fresh

Hey, babe! Cheers to you for hosting an event! Pulling off a successful event is no easy task, so I thought it would be mega helpful to talk about how we can continue to use that event to market your business. It’s important that you have high res photos to showcase your events, so in order to make the most of the time and investment in a photographer that you made, you can use these images again & again. Here are 6 ways to utilize them even though the event might have been 1 month or 7 months ago. 

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6 Ways to Find the Silver Lining

Hello, babes! How’s your weekend? Fabulously, I hope. For today’s feature I decided we could all use some good vibes. I love hearing about what makes you tick. Everyone’s answer is different, but we can all take joy in seeing others feel good. Feel free to share what your happy thought is in the comments below! Enjoy these 6 silver linings from fantastic women entrepreneurs who were featured on our site recently & have an amazing rest of your week. Stay boss. xx

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6 Ways to Stay Educated as You Grow Your Business

As we grow our businesses, the tools we’re using are changing. Our industry is changing. We need to adapt what we do & what we know, and that includes social media, organization tools, marketing methods, pricing, etc. So when you don’t have a ton of time and you want to keep learning, where do you turn? We have responses from ladies in the following industries: photography, travel, retail, copywriting, digital marketing, & stationery. Their responses run the gamut of podcasts, books, workshops, & more. Take a peek and find the next best way for you to continue your business education as you grow your awesome business.

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10 Tips on How to Become Your Own Boss

Let’s talk about the transition we all make when we go from one status to ultimate babe status where we have control of our schedule & goals. We asked 10 amazing women about their transition story & are so excited to share them with you. There’s never any need to feel “behind”, because there’s a babe out there with a story similar to yours to encourage you to press forward.

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Find Out What's Tax Deductible for Your Business with Katie Hardie of Hardie CPA

How would you describe your relationship with Taxes? Are surviving or thriving? I want you to feel like a pro when it comes to tracking your expenses and knowing what’s deductible so that you never have to feel lost on this topic ever again! Katie Hardie of Hardie CPA sharing some tips on how to cross your t’s and dot your i’s when it comes to deductibles & knowing what’s possible.

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7 Things to Know Before You Launch Your Business

Howdy, babes! We’re excited to bring you another awesome small business tips post. We have 7 stories for you on what small business owners wish they had known before they started their business. The checklist for things to get squared away before you launch can be quite long, especially if you're the kind of Babe who like to cross all her t's and have her i's polka-dotted. 

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