On July 21, 2019, the Chicago Tribune said this about Forever 21: “Nearly a decade ago, before Instagram Influences existed, Forever 21 let teen girls dress like their favorite celebrities, for cheap. It wasn’t a novel idea – teenage girls have always wanted to dress like their idols. The dizzying speed at which Forever 21 […]
A Mastermind may be your way out!
Research shows that business planning is the first to get crossed off your list, except that you didn’t get it done. Accidental growth works for a while, but what happens when you fail to plan who you should hire next, or identify what system you need to help your […]
Lynn Hazan has been an Executive Recruiter for 33 years, specializing in marketing and communications. For the last 18 years she has owned her own recruiting firm, Lynn Hazan and Associates. Going solo was a particularly gutsy move. Lynn knew that her unique way of operating meant she had to create her own firm.
“I love […]
Last December, I hosted a Holiday Party for GEARSHIFT. I experienced Cecelia’s excellent food before and I knew she was exactly who should cater it. I called her, we discussed it, and soon, thereafter, we began work on the details.
Nothing is too hard for Cecelia Hamilton, Founder and owner, Heartfelt Catering!
Decorations, sure! Add to the […]
Jenny Jeltes is a talented jewelry designer, entertainer, stand-up comic AND founder of Jeltes Law, Ltd.
She also is a top-flight family law attorney who was recognized in 2015 and 2016 as one of Chicago’s Top 10 Attorneys in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. In 2017, she was named an “Emerging […]
According to an article in EntrepreneurFund.org:
“Mastermind Groups are a proven means of fostering next-level thinking. The purpose of the group is to be a sounding board for women entrepreneurs to further their goals and achieve success in their business life. The facilitated peer group provides the opportunity to work on a business versus in the business […]
Dyana Flanigan, pictured above, is a successful entrepreneur and long-time business owner of Flanigan Communications. I love this picture of her on the job working on a large campaign in Woodlawn for a long-time client and well-known retailer.
Late last year we both happened to attend the same networking meeting. Knowing of her success, I was […]
The Chicago Tribune declared 2018 the year of Wonder. The year of ‘Yes, And….. The year we open up our minds and hearts, to live each day in a state of curiosity, to believe there are unseen solutions to the problems that plague us, our business and our society ,and, 1 by 1, group by […]
In my first entry into the world of business I joined my father’s company, becoming partner and COO 3 years later. Business was in my blood and it became my path.
We franchised independent retail liquor stores. Here I learned why leadership is the make or break success factor. There was a huge range of difference […]
Agility. If your industry is IT, for sure you deal with it every day.
Did you know that Agility is one of the 36 traits you want to possess if you are a success-driven entrepreneur? If you want to be an effective leader? If you hope to make the best decisions possible in the heat of […]