Monthly Archives: November 2016

#Shopsmall on Small Business Saturday!

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I am extremely grateful to be able to own and operate a small business. It has afforded me so many little pleasures in the form of challenges to grow through as well as triumphs to celebrate. I hope you will join me in supporting #smallbusinesssaturday by participating in the #shopsmall movement today and every day. I’ve listed just a few of my favorite small businesses below!

xo,
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Join Me @ the Studio for our Holiday Celebration on December 3rd!

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Hi guys! Wanted to pop in and tell you about the holiday mixer that I am taking part in at the studio! It’s happening December 3rd from 12 noon -5pm. The shop above me is called Classie Nailcare Salon and together we are putting on a holiday celebration and would love for you to join us! There will be new styles and holiday gifts to shop as well as a great mani/pedi/facial package for you to take advantage of. There will even be gift certificates available, as well as hors d’oeuvres + dessert! R.S.V.P. by November 30th to [email protected] Looking forward to seeing you there!

xx,
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New Styles on Deck!

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Hey guys! I’ve created a few new styles for Holiday that I am excited to share with you. They are being added to the shop this week!  In the meantime, I am gearing up for my trip to San Francisco this weekend, where Lori and I will be GATHERING with a few amazing small business owners to support, encourage and discuss issues related to our businesses. If you are interested in joining us, we’d love to have you. Email your RSVP to [email protected] and we’ll send you over the deets! In the meantime, Have a fabulous Wednesday!!

xo,
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Join Me in San Francisco this Saturday, Nov. 19th!

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Hey guys, this coming Saturday, Lori Christensen of Carde Blanche + One-Per_Week and I are hosting a meet up in San Francisco at 11:30am. Join us for GATHER (the Give And Take of Honest Evaluation + Resources) a no frills intimate gathering for women business owners + solopreneurs who are looking for honest dialogue and open conversation about life as a small business owner. Join us for a no-host lunch and conversation amongst ourselves, offering support, encouragement and dissection of issues we may be facing as we aim to grow our businesses for 2017. RSVP by emailing [email protected] Hope to see you there!

xo,
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I was Interviewed by Seeing Beauty Blog!

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Hey guys! I’m excited to announce that I was recently interviewed by my friends Karina + Shaleah of Seeing Beauty Blog. I met Karina when I attended the Blogcademy workshop in San Francisco a few years back and then Karina put me in touch with Shaleah, whom I had the pleasure of meeting when she came to visit this past summer. Karina + Shaleah run Seeing Beauty, where they offer usable business tips and courses for creative entrepreneurs. BTW, for any of my camera-shy, introverted readers, who may also be business owners, I can’t speak highly enough of their new course, “Change Your Lens” (2 weeks to better business photos). I took this class and it was a great help in showing you how to photograph yourself in ways that are natural to you. In fact, all of the photos of me used in the interview came from me taking their course!! Anyway, do check it out. In the meantime, here is a snippet from my interview::

When effortless grace, uncompromising values, fierce attention to detail and inspirational style come together you probably just encountered Ayanna Listenbee. Completely wowed by her designs and charmed by her humility, we recently met with this ageless beauty in Pasadena, California to talk about her work and to find out how she does it all and makes it look so easy…

Why did you start designing?

Designing has been a passion of mine since the beginning. But early on in my college years, I was just unwilling to embrace it, because I didn’t think I could make a living for myself in fashion. Thankfully I got past that belief! Designing is kind of like a natural state for me and when I am not doing it, I don’t feel as alive. I started doing custom clothing while I was working for Liz Claiborne Swimwear, just after college. That lead to creating my own capsule clothing line. Then, with the impending birth of my first child in 2005, I began creating leather handbags and from that, the Ayanna Listenbee Collection was born.

Read the full interview here

Click here for more information about Seeing Beauty,  and here to see more of the fabulous courses they offer.

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