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Can one grade school teacher set your entrepreneurial journey in motion?

I believe so, yes. I know firsthand that just one teacher in your formative years holds in their actions the power to either make you or break you. Ultimately, it’s up to you how you respond to said teacher – negatively, positively or indifferently. Still, an adult's actions toward a child stay with them for a lifetime. In my case, I had two teachers, one in 7th grade, who tried her best to destroy my self-esteem and set me down a path of personal destruction, and another in 8th grade, who showed me that it is possible to overcome challenges

Fire the “Wrong” Clients & Enjoy Your Own Client Cleanse

Throughout my many years in business, I notice a common recurrence that I like to call the Client Cleanse. Every so often, all my regular clients drop off the face of the earth and are replaced with fresh new ones. In my earlier days, I took it personally. Who wouldn’t? I thought that it was something I was doing – or not doing – that caused my clients to leave me after a year. But as time went on, and this “client cleanse” continued to happen, I began to do some research. I talked to other business owners, I sought

I’ve Said Goodbye to Email Marketing Forever

That’s it. I’ve had it. I’m officially boycotting all email capture, lead generation, link bait, email marketing crap. I’ve cancelled my email marketing accounts and I’ve eliminated all of the forms from my website (if you find one I missed, please let me know). Why did I do it? Because it annoys you (the reader) and it does absolutely nothing to help me or my business. But what about all those stats they tell us how important lead generation and email capture are for sales? Let me tell you a little something about stats: “79.4% of all statistics are made up

Leading Lady of the Month: Samantha Lagiorgia (Feb 2017)

Sammy Lagiorgia is mostly known for sharing her personal life through the internet as a public figure. She has recently been studying in the beauty industry and is working on building a beauty business. The past 5 years have been a struggle for her, juggling education,emotional breakdowns, and overall trying to figure out her true personality. It's our pleasure to support and encourage Sammy on her journey! Here's what she had to say about being the leading lady of her own life: Aimee: Have you always been the leading lady of your own life? Sammy: I have not always been

Advice for Entrepreneurs: 5 Steps to a Healthy, Thriving Business

Someone asked me recently, “If you knew then what you know now, what would you do differently as a start-up entrepreneur?" That question gave me pause ... not because I couldn't answer it, but because there are so many things I wish I'd known back then when I starting out as a small-business entrepreneur. After thinking about it for a while, I realized the one key piece of the puzzle that has proven to be the most valuable -- my team. Without my team, I'd be nowhere. Dead in the water. Broke. Not because I don't have talents of my

Leading Lady of the Month – Sheri Copplestone (Jan-2017)

"I am all about Empowerment, Education, & Excitement!" As a respected speaker, advisor, leader and connector (and Empress of her own universe!), Sheri's life motto is: I try to make everyone's life a little bit better for having met me, even if it's just a SMILE! Remember, no one gets out of here alive! LIVE OUT LOUD! As if being the leading lady of her life and empress of her universe don't keep her busy enough, Sheri spends her days focused on three primary ventures: Channel Your Inner Redhead, Company of Women and ASC, The Agency of Sutherland & Copplestone (ASC4Business). Introducing our

Call for Leading Ladies!

Hey there! How's 2017 treating you so far? Are you becoming the leading lady of your own life? If so, I want to talk to you! I've said that this is going to be a place for women to inspire and be inspired, to offer support and find support. And I can't think of a better way to do that than to share the words of wisdom from some of the strongest ladies I know. Want to be a Leading Lady of the Month? Sure you do! All you have to do is reach out to me directly and say, "Yes!

It’s Not About Resources, It’s About Resourcefulness

Happy New Year, everyone! It's time to take on another completely blank slate! Last year went by really fast. So much happened in 2016... my husband got his first traditional book deal for his upcoming narative non-fiction, Beyond ADHD (10 years in the making, so that's no small feat!), my SEO Copywriting business grew by leaps and bounds, I made my return to the speaking world, launched The Leading Lady blog, and we even manifested our dream home & moved two hours west to our little piece of heaven overlooking Lake Huron. It's funny ... the word 'manifest' used to trigger an uncontrolled eye

2016: A Year in Review + Goals for 2017

Every year, I like to take a few moments to reflect on all the things that happened (or didn’t happen) over the past 12 months. The good, the bad, and everything in between. Why do I do this? So I can see where I might have missed some things and to see other areas that I over-achieved. This year, I’m going to share it all with you in hopes that you can learn from my mistakes and be inspired by my successes. So here it is … my year in review! January started off pretty slow for me. So did

Are You the Leading Lady in Your Own Life?

Think about that for a moment? Do you know what it means to be the leading lady in your own life? Let's start there... ask yourself a few key questions: Do I enjoy what I do for a living? Am I the one in charge of my life (or do things just sort of happen)? Do I enjoy spending quality time alone with myself? If you answered "no" to any of those, then chances are you're not the leading lady in your life. What is a Leading Lady? Think of your favourite movie. One of my personal faves this