The second half of 2016 is upon us, and if you still haven’t gotten around to those resolutions you set in January, there’s still time to make some adjustments. This is the year of evolution, remember?
That means it’s not over for you. The process of setting resolutions can sometimes feel like a compulsion rather than a “create your best life” process. Instead of beating yourself up about those half-hearted resolutions that didn’t follow through on, why not create a few “themes” for your life to help you have an awesome rest of this year?
In keeping with our primary areas of focus of beauty, balance and taking care of business, we want to help you with a few lifestyle themes to help you end 2016 on a high note:
Accept compliments with nothing more than ‘Thank you”.
Give a compliment to someone you don’t know.
Use sunscreen EVERY day.
Begin each day with mindfulness.
Do squats while you’re brushing your teeth. (TRUST, it works…)
Eat one piece of fresh produce every day.
Enjoy more family time.
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
Schedule weekly activities once a week.
Hire an assistant to help you for 5 hours a week.
Read something business-related at least 30 minutes a day.
None of these are difficult to incorporate, and once they’ve become a habit for you it’s easy to step things up. The key here is to make gradual improvements now so by the end of 2016 you’re not frustrated at all that you didn’t accomplish.
On May 21, 2016 we were honored to welcome women from all over the southern Arizona region for an afternoon of ‘Beauty, Balance and Taking Care of Business’!
Guests at the 2nd Annual Southern Arizona International Natural Hair Meetup Day event enjoyed a delicious brunch, shopped with exclusive vendors, participated in educational and empowering presentations and workshops, won prizes and more!
Check out the photo gallery below and if you want to see the video gallery instead, skip down to the bottom 🙂
If you’re thinking about starting an online store there are some things you need to know…especially if you want to sell physical products on your website.
The Confetti Collective online store officially opened in November 2013 and we’ve only sold physical products, soooo we want to give you a little peek into the real life of an online retailer. Here’s what nobody wants you to know:
Security, security, security – do shoppers feel secure enough to enter their payment information on your website? Do you the appropriate certificates and security settings? Do you offer legitimate payment options? If not, shoppers will be moving on…..
Inventory, inventory, inventory – considering you sell/plan to sell physical products, inventory can be your BFF or your worst nightmare. You MUST make sure your website is up to date so you don’t end up with unhappy customers when you have to tell them you don’t have the product they just ordered.
You gotta be creative in order to get noticed – opening a brick & mortar store comes with a certain level of “automatic” awareness because people are naturally curious and chances are they’ll stop to check out the newest shop. The online space is much more crowded, so you’ll have to be intentional about building anticipation of your virtual grand opening.
Your website needs to be ON POINT – most of your customers won’t interact with you directly; your website could be the only contact they’ll have with your brand. Therefore, it’s important to make sure you have photos of your products, show how they’re used/worn and if possible, include testimonials from past customers.
Forecasting is difficult – no online retailer wants to have “sold out” on their website for too long. It’s one thing to be in demand, but you don’t want customers to lose interest if they keep coming back and the product they want isn’t available.
If you’re considering opening your own online store, this post isn’t to dissuade you. If anything, we want you to be armed with information so you’ll know EXACTLY what you’re getting into.
In the midst of all of that we’re a business…and we love showcasing other businesses (particularly those that are owned by women) to create opportunities for all of us to grow.
In this #mothersday edition blog post we’re giving you a few great ideas to celebrate that special woman in your life, the one that birthed you, raised you, taught you how to be the person you are today, all from woman-owned businesses.
Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to purposefully shop with women-owned businesses, not only does Mom get what she deserves but you’d be supporting a woman, a mother, a leader of our next generation…and the for that, you’ll make your mother proud. 🙂
Are you tired of hearing me talk about evolution yet?? LOL, I hope not because I believe that if you’re not growing you’re dying…and I still have some life to live, okay?
If you’ve been following along since the tail end of last you’ve seen some changes…we introduced our new tagline, I did my own big chop and now this….
The logo that you’ve come to know and love for its message of self-acceptance and loving who you are has changed:
The BYOB Cube tee is an evolution…I know you love the dolman tops and the EmpowHER Collection helps you feel like you can slay the whole entire world with your natural hair and unique fierceness. The cube design doesn’t take anything away from what we currently offer, if anything it’s an option for the easy-breezy, laid back chick in you that likes to cut up her t-shirts (like me) but still wants to represent her unique beauty.
This shirt gives you that.
Missy fit and a longer length than the “traditional” t-shirt, this couldn’t have come to the store at a better time.
This is available now in sizes S – 2X, get yours here.
There’s still so much going on behind the scenes these days, I hope you stick around to see what else is in store. If you have a suggestion/question/comment, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d love to hear from you.
Here’s to more beauty, more balance and taking care of our business,