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- Amy Marietta of Vivierebella: "Be passionate about whatever it is you are doing and once you lose that passion, get inspired to do something else amazing and exciting. Life is too short to do things yo
- Heather Lipner of Uncovet: "My mother used to always say to me - 'Always do your best'. It really begs the question - are you really trying your absolute best? It allows for you to always try harder and
- Sari Tuschman of Foam Magazine: "A mentor of mine who I greatly respect once said to me, 'No one is worried about your career but you.' It sounds harsh, but it's a good reminder that it's important to
- Crystalin Marie: "Create a business that allows you to earn an income even while you're sleeping."
- Adrianna Adarme of A Cozy Kitchen: "My father--a business owner himself--always told me to value my work and talents. Charge for your work. And charge a fair amount. If you value yourself, other people wil
- Mallory Watkins of ReadyTwoWear: "Before we were ReadyTwoWear, we were WhitWatWear. When we came up with the name, we never thought anyone actually read our blog, so were unconcerned with the name
- DJ Amy Pham: "There are no mistakes or failures -- only opportunities."
- Caroline Knapp of House of Harper: "I had the honor, along with nine other bloggers, to sit down with Diane Von Furstenberg (in her office!) last fall. My biggest personal takeaway was when sh
- Bianca Campuued of Small Girls PR: "Be daring, bold, and approach things with no fear. Most importantly, don't let anyone ever let you lose sight of your mission, your passion, and yourself."
- Mallory Blair of Small Girls PR: "This too shall pass. Running a company is a mixed bag of nuts with the highest highs and the lowest lows. Just take it all in, learn and try stick it out without
- Victoria Vu of Paper & Type: "Success is not measured by the person next to you but by your own standards and definitions."
- Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen: "Admit when you are wrong. Accepting fault and learning from the experience not only prevents such errors in the future, but it gives you credibility and respect
- Kelley Smith of Style Smiths: "Strive to be a perfectionist, but realize that the unexpected will happen. Success or failure is determined by how you react in those situations."
- Stephanie Smith of Style Smiths: "Don't wait for everything to be perfect before taking your first steps. Dive in and learn as you go!"
- Meg Biram: "Edit, edit, edit. Too many choices paralyzes shoppers. - Blair Ritchey"
- Brittany Hebb and Whitney Powell of Britt & Whit: "Don't be afraid to ask for what you want, whether that relates to responsibilities, promotions, or salaries. It is important to go after your goal
- Jaclyn Johnson of No Subject and Some Notes on Napkins: "Your reputation is your resume."
- Caitlin Lindquist of A Little Dash of Darling: "Find something you love to do, and then find a way to do it every day."
- Natalie Alcala of Racked LA: "Don't tiptoe through life. Make your presence known."
- Jessica De Souza of Jess and Jill: "I truly believe in the notion of doing what you love - success and fulfillment will follow."
- Jill Badlotto of Jess and Jill: "I live by the rule that 'you can never be overdressed or overeducated.' Stay knowledgeable in your craft and dress like you're the CEO."
- Carly Heitlinger of The College Prepster: "Don't undersell yourself– whether you're negotiating your salary, creating pricing strategies for a product/service, or just selling yourself in an elevator
- Sarah Martin of Mocha Soy Whipper: "I wanted to be independent, a woman who could pay her bills, a woman who could run her own life, and I became that woman. Be the woman you want to be. - Diane
- Jess Estrada of Fresh Jess: "Keep going. Past the critics, past your limits. When you are disillusioned or wanting to quit, that's when your will and passion helps you persist."
- Corbynn Jordan of Sisters in the City: "When having fun is my primary goal, I am able to have the right attitude and work my hardest to achieve all of my other goals."
While the rest of the world was immersed in all things Emmys yesterday, up-and-coming LA basics line Six Twenty was busy celebrating American Business Women's Day. To mark the occasion, they selected a handful of boss ladies—including Heather Lipner of Uncovet, Sari Tuschman of Foam and yours truly—for their debut campaign.
Inspired by this Harvard Business Review piece highlighting the rise of female entrepreneurs, founder Angeli Tarsadia decided that her first campaign would feature real women doing real big things. In addition to decking out her 25 subjects in the online-only label's classic tees and tanks, Tarsadia also asked each powerhouse to reveal their best biz advice. Catch the full campaign above.
· Six Twenty [Official Site]
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· LA's Uncovet Raises $1.3 Million, Goes Registration-Free [Racked]