Monday, March 28, 2011

Are You Jam'n With Blue Chair Fruit?

Oakland, California-based Blue Chair Fruit Company is an artisanal jam and marmalade company which has redefined preserving through its distinctive brand of modern nostalgia and their exacting approach to fruit and flavors.

Founded by Rachel Saunders (pictured) in February 2008, Blue Chair Fruit is the product of nearly ten years of intensive research on fruit and fruit preserving techniques.

Her company claims:
In all aspects of our company, from the contents of each jar to packaging to our online presence to the definitive Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, Blue Chair Fruit emphasizes a modern spin on this traditional art.
If you're not jam'n with and buying products from Blue Chair Fruit, you ought to be.  All products are made by hand.

Give them a look and a try:  Blue Chair FruitAnd our kudos to Rachel for finally striking out on her own!

Photo credit here (Kat Brett)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Love At First Business

A powerful New York executive, Tasia Malakasis (pictured) moves back home to Alabama (11 years ago) to start her dream business:  Fromagerie Belle Chevre where she now crafts award-winning goat cheeses.

Her key advice:
"Entrepreneurship takes a certain personality. Don't tackle something unless it makes you feel alive every day." ~ Tasia Malakasis
Learn more about her escape from Corporate America to following her passion here.

Photo credit here.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Pied Piper of the Blogging World

That's what I have been called by my savvy sister Te-Erika over at My Savvy Sisters -- an online magazine dedicated to providing resources, inspiration and guidance to women that will empower them to survive and thrive in life.

Te-Erika asks me:
"What are the top 3 reasons women won’t plan their Escape From Corporate America?"
Read the interview here to find out why many women don't leave Corporate America:

Savvy Blogger We Love - Laurel Delaney (Escape From Corporate America)

What a thrill to be featured. A big thank you to Te-Erika Patterson, inspirational journalist and author, for making this interview happen.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Securing Financing Is Critical To Any Business

There is a big gap when it comes to finding financing between female and male entrepreneurs.  Female entrepreneurs usually have to provide lenders with more documentation – such as personal financial statements, appraisals of assets and cash flow projections – than male entrepreneurs.

Do you think it is primarily a "female" issue?  Weigh in if you have the time.

In the meantime, read a good article about it here.