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Staying Current in the Retail Space and the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship with Kelly Thompson

By Sarah Bagley | April 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Staying Current in the Retail Space and the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship with Kelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson is the woman behind the popular local boutique, the Stylish Patina. At our meeting, Kelly shared her entrepreneurship journey and how she went from corporate American to painting furniture in her home and selling it online to opening the Stylish Patina.

As a mom of three, Kelly also shared how she manages two locations, a team of people, and, of course, her home life. She also spoke about the benefits and challenges of entrepreneurship, staying current, learning where to focus her energy, time, and money, and staying creative in her business.

A special thank you to Oath Pizza for providing several varieties of pizza for our group! We especially enjoyed the crab pizza and mushroom pizza! If you haven’t tried Oath, you need to stop by! Oath Pizza is located right by the entrance to Modera, across from West Elm in Mosaic District.

Staying Current in the Retail Space and the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship with Kelly Thompson

By Sarah Bagley | April 24, 2018

Kelly Thompson is the woman behind the popular local boutique, the Stylish Patina. At our meeting, Kelly shared her entrepreneurship journey and how she went from corporate American to painting furniture in her home and selling it online to opening the Stylish Patina. As a mom of three, Kelly also shared how she manages two…

Facing our Fears with Nicole Dash

By Sarah Bagley | April 24, 2018

At our February meeting Nicole Dash shared her personal story of entrepreneurship with our group. Before owning Play, Work, or Dash, Nicole owned a successful at-home daycare, in part so she could earn and income and stay home with her own children. But after her children entered elementary school, she dreamed of a new concept,…

Going Beyond Mom with Randi Zinn

By Sarah Bagley | February 15, 2018

What a fun turnout at Athleta for our January 2018 meeting! Randi Zinn is the founder of Beyond Mom, a company that encourages mothers – but, really, all women – to go beyond their role of caretaker. At our meeting, Sarah Bagley, Vienna-Tysons AWE Leader, and Randi discussed Randi’s journey, and they also chatted about…

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2920 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031

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Michele Hatty Fritz is the owner of Meant To Be Calligraphy, a service and product based company. Michele's love for calligraphy started at an early age when she watched her father, a career hand-lettering artist, at work. In 2009 she launched Meant To Be Calligraphy. She creates custom calligraphy for weddings, special events, and meaningful moments of all types. Michele also offers personalized stationary and stamps. And, if you want to learn calligraphy or brush script yourself, you can take a workshop from Michele.

In this inspiring talk Michele will lead us through her entrepreneurship journey and share what she's learned from building her own business.

Plus! Kendra Scott is offering 15% off your purchase at this meeting! Come check out the Color Bar and build your own stunning jewelry piece!

The secret sauce to any entrepreneur is her connections. Come hear from Nicole and find your new business BFF! Bring a friend! Or two!

Drinks and food will be served. Bring your business cards for networking and for our fun raffle prizes.

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