Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Email That Snagged an Investment from Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban

You don’t have to go on Shark Tank to catch the eye of a major league angel investor. Here’s how one entrepreneur got funding by just sending an email.



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Kickstarter’s New Rules for Entrepreneurs

Three new steps to keep in mind when submitting your project to the popular crowdfunding site.



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Style Blogger: Sweater Weather Tips

Better Weather!
Leaves are falling and pumpkin is now acceptable in every form. My mood instantly picked up when I saw the weather report for earlier this week—70s everyday. This weather, my friends, is sweater weather; and I call sweater weather better weather.
Today I’m answering your questions on perfecting the sweater weather look:
What color sweaters work best for autumn and winter?
I would say crème, charcoal/grey and burgundy. Because I typically wear black on bottom and black boots, pairing a sweater of one of these hues is a good contrast.
What type of layering can you do with sweaters?
If it hasn’t gotten too chilly yet, you can place a sweater over a maxi dress and pair it with wedges or, for those frostier days, boots will add a little edge to your look and help keep you warm. A sweater and scarf is also a good fall combination. Tube scarves are my favorite to have closer to winter. Also, sweater dresses can be fun with black or colored tights and boots.
What are your top three places to snag the cutest sweater this season?
How about four!

Madewell
SheInside
H&M
Topshop at Nordstrom

Below is one of my sweater outfits for the week, and a a potential outfit via Polyvore for those of you looking for fall style ideas!
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Mara Hoffman S/S 2013 RTW at NYFW

Mara Hoffman says “Aloha” to Spring 2013
The only thing missing from this Hawaiian inspired collection was the white sandy beaches and ocean waves. The sounds of the ukulele signaled the beginning of the show, where models with tall peacock feathers, palm fronds and air-dried hair strutted the runway.
Knee length skirts and maxi dresses in breezy fabrics were paired with balconette style tops and colorful cuff bracelets. Fashionistas familiar with the designer know that Hoffman is no stranger to bold colors. Next year’s spring collection highlighted fierce fuchsia, dayglo yellow, cobalt blue, and vivid orange.
Quilt Work inspired prints were seen on blazers, high-waisted shorts and bikinis. Some of our personal favorite pieces in the collection were looks which were infused with the rich cobalt blue (see double-slit maxi!).
Hoffman kept the makeup natural with strong, filled in brows and added color to the lips and cheeks, giving the models the perfect “sun kissed” look.
Mara Hoffman
Mara Hoffman
Mara Hoffman
Mara Hoffman
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How Google Wants to Make Starting Up Easier for Entrepreneurs

The search giant’s head of global entrepreneurship outreach shares the company’s goals with its new Google for Entrepreneurs site.



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3 Things to Consider About Swearing at Work

Is swearing in the office not a big deal, or should you encourage your employees to watch what they say?



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New Site Accuses NFIB of Political Partisanship

The Center for Media and Democracy launches www.NFIBexposed.org, claiming the small-business trade group leans right and supports big-business causes.



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4 Mobile Apps That Make Shipping Simple

Shipping can be a headache, but these free or low-cost apps can help alleviate some of the stress.



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4 Ways to Keep a Small Company Culture as Your Business Grows

How to keep a startup culture as your business becomes more successful.



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3 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity

These strategies will help you think outside the box to discover your next business idea.



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