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Finding Freedom and Purpose in Business

I started my first-ever side business boarding horses, not because I loved caring for horses, but because I needed an extra income to afford my actual dream—living on a farm. In other words, I started my business to make my dream a reality. But my story isn’t unique. So many of you start your business […]

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God Created You On Purpose For A Purpose

  I’ll never forget how I felt working at my first real job out of college. It was corporate and negative and depressing and boring. It was a lot like the movie Office Space, honestly. Now, I know your first job won’t be your dream job, but I felt like I died a little inside […]

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The Five Stages of Success

Y’all, I’m so excited to share some updates with you about the Business Boutique Academy! (This is important even if you’re not a member of the Academy, because you might start hearing new language in places like the Facebook group or at the Business Boutique Conference—I want to make sure you know what everyone is […]

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Becoming a Confident Business Owner

Madison Hardy Dennis is a mover and a shaker, and she’s definitely making things happen! Her business, MHD Beauty, uniquely positions her as not only an expert makeup artist in Nashville, but also a go-to for high-quality cosmetics. I love Madison’s business because it aligns beautifully with her personality and her strengths. She maintains excellent […]

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What If You Don’t Have to Choose?

I love being a mom. I had no idea the depths of patience, love and pure exhaustion I had in me until these two crazy boys came into my world. I’ve done some amazing things in my life and career. But you know what? As cheesy as it sounds, none of those things even come […]

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How This Mom Created the Life She Always Wanted

No matter what dream you’re trying to build, nothing will get you farther than your ability to be scrappy. Scrappy people use what they have, make sacrifices, and build their dreams brick by brick. Patricia Kelikani embodies this. Patricia had a clear vision for what she wanted her life to look like once she had […]

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How This School Bus Driver-Turned-Baker Went From Earning $19K to $130K

There’s nothing I love more than hearing from women who are winning in business, especially when they’re “accidental entrepreneurs.” That’s why, when Theresa McCoy sent me her story, I knew I had to share it. Nearly 22 years ago, Theresa wanted to make a beautiful, creative cake for her son’s first birthday. It turned out […]

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3 Ways to Connect With Your Tribe Using Social Media Content

Regardless of your stage of business, social media is an important tool in building your tribe of loyal followers. In fact, a study by Sprout Social found that 77% of consumers are more likely to buy from a brand they follow on social media over one they don’t follow.1 Using social media to grow your […]

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How to Get Back to the Things You Love

Before I married Matt, I would compete in about 10 races per year. And had it not been for my leader, Dave Ramsey, offering everyone in the company $500 to a charity of our choice ($1,000 if you broke two hours) for running the Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon, I’m not sure when I would […]

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Don’t Be Sorry for the Struggle

“You’re spoiling that child! She’s going to grow up thinking the world revolves around her!” From the time I was a small child, friends and family warned my mom that her parenting would ruin me. They said I would grow up selfish—that I would expect to have everything handed to me on a silver platter. […]

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