Meet Joy Hmielewski of Joyelan Photography!

I’m excited to sprinkle some magic into your day with a Boss Babe Feature. Meet Joy Hmielewski of Joyelan Photography! She’s a destination photographer who recently moved to Tampa Bay from Atlanta. She’s always game for an adventure— especially if it means having the sun on her face and visiting a place she’s never been. Joy is a humanitarian who’s passionate about celebrating special moments & about being completely herself. You should get to know her right now, girl!

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9 Reasons to Kick FOMO to the Curb

Happy Top Knot Tuesday! You know what to do— top off that mug, get your pretty hair out of your face & let’s conquer something big together. This week’s topic is ‘FOMO’, aka ‘fear of missing out’. We’ve all been there— sometimes multiple times a day. It’s hard not to feel envious of others and fall into the trap of the comparison game because we have access to so many different people and ways of life.

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Meet Sheila Vaske of V'Enza Creations!

I have just the thing that’ll make your day boss & bright… that thing is the attitude and kindness of Sheila Vaske, Owner of V’Enza Creations. Sheila is originally from Warwick, Rhode Island but has always wanted to live in Florida. She’s tried the move three times, but the first two times didn’t stick! Finally, 2.5 years ago she relocated to Tampa Bay with her two competitive skater-daughters and she hasn’t looked back.

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Know Your Worth

Hello, hello! I hope you’re feeling brave & proud this week. In order to put yourself out there in the way that it takes to be a small business owner, you gotta be brave. That doesn’t mean ‘perfect’, but it does entail saying (and meaning) ‘I belong here and I have something special to offer’. So, first let me say: You go, girl. Second, sometimes we need an outside push to remind us that we belong.

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7 Ways to Prep Your Business for the Holidays

Hey, girl! Are you ready for a fresh batch of small business tips? We thought so. ;) Today we'll be making our list & checking it twice, because even though it's only August, the holidays are right around the corner. We're here to help you plan 'cause we don't want you to get a lump of coal for Christmas. We teamed up with The London Fashion Agency, PaperFinch Design, Wandering Whisk Bakeshop, Love OfferingO'Berry's SucculentsMarry Me Tampa Bay, & sea sage to bring you a set of tips you can use to help prepare your small business for its best holiday season yet. Put your hair in a top knot & let's get to work!

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Meet Francessca Randall of Lombardo Team Real Estate!

Today we’re introducing you to Francessca Randall, an independent real estate agent based in Tampa, FL. Francessca was a teacher when she decided to change her life and switch industries in 2016. She’s now a top realtor at her brokerage, Lombardo Team Real Estate and is constantly working to exceed expectations, goals, & kick fear to the curb. Francessca has experienced doubt and fear along her journey as an entrepreneur, but she always finds the courage to trust her own instincts.

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Meet Crystina Castiglione of The Messy Painter!

I’m so excited to introduce you to Crystina Castiglione of The Messy Painter. Crystina’s work is inspired by everything coastal and colorful, so it’s perfect that she grew up in Florida & lives in Sunny St. Pete, a city of endless color and ocean vibes. Painting is messy and so is life. Creativity isn’t a straight line and neither is success. There’s so much to learn from Crystina and her story & you’ll be totally charmed by her openness.

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