By Ashley Gonzalez Saying “no” is hard. At times, saying it makes me feel awkward, guilty, and even unsympathetic. Whether it comes to things I can’t do or simply don’t want to, saying “no” has always been difficult because I want to be helpful. But I couldn’t believe how easy and relieving saying “no” actually […]

By Emily Merrell What does Lipstick & Ink have to do with success? Well, Chicago based founder Kelly Nash understands the importance of making your mark to lead to your own version of success. Lipstick & Ink encompasses professional and lifestyle advice as well as in-person events. Read on to get a glimpse of a […]

By Emily Merrell When going to Napa, it’s easy to get caught up in the normal tourist destinations like dining at the prestigious French Laundry, sipping wine at Duckhorn Winery and biking up and down the highway. But in downtown Napa, nestled on the corner of California Avenue, sits Nappalachia. Nappalachia is a grab-and-go shop […]

By Corin Camenisch There’s a lot of competition among small businesses. Who’s going to stick around? The ones that are able to build meaningful relationships with their audience. The ones that go far beyond just offering a product – they create a brand experience that inspires loyalty in its consumers. The big question is, how […]

By Emily Merrell Have you ever felt stuck but too complacent to make a change? Meet Morganna Nickoff. After Morganna moved to NYC she left her career in aviation behind and picked up drawing, stand-up comedy and a new lease on life. Now learn how she did it so you can make changes in your […]

By Emily Merrell Have you ever flipped through an issue of Vogue and thought how insanely gorgeous the pictures are? Victoria Gamlen has a vision to make sure everyone feels like they are in an issue of Vogue. Unlike standard event photography, Victoria emphasizes a whole experience where the individual gets their hair and makeup […]