Summer is Finally Here!

FROM A STYLIST Fashionistas rejoice! It’s officially Summer and we can shed those layers and put on some color! Michael Kors is the epitome of American fashion and he has  shown a wonderful way to wear Summer’s bold and vibrant colors with accessories we can use all year round…..classic natural brown leather. What better way to make yellow “sophisticated”, hot pink more bold and greens pop! Something so classic, so American, can make clothing so different.               So go to your closet and pull out those leather belts, leather bags, leather sandals. No colored […]

What’s Hot And What’s Shot

I’ll bet you didn’t know that Google has (what doesn’t Google have) a nice tool to tell us what is on everyone’s mind. It’s Google Trends. Just enter a keyword and Google will do all the heavy lifting. Keep in mind that this isn’t a perfect science but it will give you  a real good notion of what people are thinking of. Here are a few interesting keywords to try out just to get the hang of it. Anthony Weiner – candle just lit and it’s about to go out. Cropped pants – Heading in the up direction. Barack Obama […]

5 Keys to Starting A Successful Venture

The other day I was asked the following question: How did you develop a for profit initiative within the heart of a traditional non-profit? What was it that allowed you to do it successfully? The question took me aback. I really didn’t have a good answer. It just felt like the organization was presented with an opportunity and ran through the door. An explanation like that, however, is vague and uninspiring. More importantly, most stabs at building out a social enterprise (application of capitalistic strategies to achieve philanthropic goals), or any business for that matter, suffer a horrible fait. Yet […]