As an online entrepreneur who constantly seeks out other women entrepreneurs, I often come some that just completely blow me away.
And when I do, I want to share them with you.
So, today’s blog is a little different.
Below, I’ve listed 9 incredible entrepreneurs who I not only consider colleagues & peers, but who I consider friends. While most are women (shout out to Jesse for being the lone male in this room), all of these entrepreneurs have something in common:
they all share my vision & desire for other entrepreneurs to live a life they love while building a business they adore.
Now, they each do this in their own way, which is what makes each of them a mandatory part of this Businesses You Can’t Miss Series.
Ready to meet them?
The Businesses You Can’t Miss
Scroll down to read a bit more about each one.
- AMBER HOUSLEY – MARKETING STRATEGIST, RETREAT QUEEN, & SWEET LIFE SISTERHOOD COODINATOR
- ELAINE LEEK – MINDSET & AUTHENTICITY COACH
- AMANDA WARFIELD – CONTENT QUEEN & COURSE CREATOR’S SECRET WEAPON
- ASHLEIGH FOY – DUBSADO + CLICKUP SYSTEMS & AUTOMATION NINJA
- JESSE PHILLIPS OF NEUYEAR – CEO OF THE WALL CALENDARS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
- MANDY LIZ – BRAND PHOTOGRAPHER + MAGICIAN
- TERESA WHITE – BUSINESS MENTOR FOR YOUR NEXT-LEVEL
- ELIZABETH MCCRAVY – SHOWIT WEBSITE DESIGNER + TEMPLATES TO MAKE YOUR WEBSITE WORK
- JESSICA MCINTOSH – NASHVILLE BRAND PHOTOGRAPHER GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU LAUGH & CAPTURE IT ALL ON CAMERA
MARKETING STRATEGIST, RETREAT QUEEN, &
SWEET LIFE SISTERHOOD COORDINATOR
I started following Amber years ago and was immediately drawn to her warm personality + incredible knowledge & experience as an entrepreneur. Even as the marketing landscape has changed for online entrepreneurs, she stays on top of new trends + changes in the industry by testing them out and then reporting to her clients aka “sisters” to help them grow their own businesses + joy-filled lives.
Amber is my coach currently, as I am a sister in the Blooming Business Inner Circle (her marketing membership where we get a new theme or topic each month to learn & implement something new in our businesses), and I’ve attended two of her Inspired Retreats (and I’m booked for a third in 2022).
If you are looking for a community of women who know you & support your efforts while marketing your business, I highly recommend going to check out Amber’s offers to help you build a thriving business & a joy filled life.
MINDSET and AUTHENTICITY COACH
Elaine & I originally connected in a mastermind program we were both a part of. We were matched as accountability partners one month, basically became each other’s fangirls, and have been meeting consistently ever since. To put it plainly, she is one of my biz besties. And for good reason.
Not only is Elaine someone who is cool to hang out on Zoom with, she is a total powerhouse coach. Her mission is to help you create and live a life that’s authentic to YOU, not anyone else. Through her deeply powerful 1:1 healing program, her 6 months private coaching, & even her brand-new podcast Authentic Alignment, Elaine helps you come back to your truth, your authentic core and bring to life all of your dreams and desires.
If you are looking for a soulful start to 2022, I highly recommend going to check out Elaine’s website & give her a follow on Instagram. A little birdie told me she’s going to have some really good Black Friday deals later this week.
CONTENT QUEEN and
COURSE CREATOR’S SECRET WEAPON
If you’ve been paying attention for any amount of time, you know Amanda is a biz bestie of mine. We meet weekly, support one another, & talk about how awesome the other is on a pretty regular basis. So it should be no surprise that she is making this list. But it’s not just because she’s an amazing friend that her name is on this list.
I am blown away by what Amanda is able to do with & for her clients & students. She is a simplicity-focused content marketing strategist for female entrepreneurs. She helps creatives get started, get consistent, and get strategic with their content, and her mission is to help women fit marketing into their business— without it taking over their business— so that they can run a sustainable business. Her Club Content Batching is the best, and she is the one who taught me how to batch a month of content at a time. #gamechanger
And her podcast, Chasing Simple, is an excellent mix of knowledgable guests & Amanda’s own lessons learned meaning you get a whole lot of tips, tricks, & strategy delivered straight to your earbuds.
If you are looking for a way to more easily create valuable & strategic content, you can’t miss checking out Amanda. She’s going to have some really good Black Friday deals later this week.
DUBSADO and CLICKUP SYSTEMS
and AUTOMATION NINJA
Ashleigh is someone who I have known about & heard about & followed for a bit, but in October, I actually got to meet this legend in real life at Amber Housley’s Inspired Retreat. And let me tell you, we became inseparable over those 4 days. Ashleigh is a kind, genuine human who is also a total wizard when it comes to automating business systems & anything tech related. She’s the type of person you can be telling all your deepest darkest secrets to one minute and then laughing so hard you are crying the next.
And what she does for creatives is incredible!!! She is a business automation consultant and systems expert, helping female creatives and coaches build rock solid systems and structure around their businesses so they can reclaim their time, elevate their client experiences, generate income, and develop simple yet powerful habits.
If you are looking for a way to scale & automate your business, you really shouldn’t wait to get connected with this gem of a human & a powerhouse of a business strategist.
Jesse Phillips of Neuyear
CEO OF THE WALL CALENDARS
THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
So, I could have this feature just be about the amazing wall calendars that Neuyear produces & how I’ve used them for years and gifted them to clients & giveaway winners because I believe in them that much. But that wouldn’t be the whole story.
Last year around early May, I had pivoted so many times (hello 2020) , that I decided I needed to start fresh with my wall calendar since I had crossed out so many things and written over it (this was when I was using the paper version of the calendar). Fresh start. So I ordered a 2020 dry erase wall calendar from Neuyear. It arrived quickly as it always does, but when I opened it, it was a dry erase calendar for 2021. I sent Jesse an email to let him know, and he immediately personally responded with his apologies and promise of sending a replacement. When I asked if I needed to send the 2021 one back, he invited me to keep it. Then I waited a few days and the replacement arrived and it was the right year… but the wrong type. It was the paper version and not the dry erase one. So I reached out to Jesse again and he not only immediately responded that he was personally packing the correct package but he gave me a full refund and invited me to keep both of the calendars that had been sent by mistake.
Now, maybe that sounds like the beginning of a bad Yelp review, but here is what it really was: service. Service from the CEO of a company who personally took responsibility for a mistake. I felt like I mattered and that is why Jesse is on this list. In a world where so many (no one on this list but many in the online space) are so focused on units sold and revenue made, it is how we make customers feel.
If you are looking for a way to plan & see your whole year at once from a company that truly cares about who their customers are, check out Neuyear Wall Calendars.
BRAND PHOTOGRAPHER MAGICIAN
Have you ever felt like you can’t invest in brand photos because you are Awkward with a capital “A” when you start posing and trying to bring out your inner model? That was me in 2019, when I had booked Mandy for my first ever brand shoot in Nashville. But she made me feel totally at ease and captured some amazing photos. Fast-forward to September 2021, when I had again booked Mandy to capture some new photos to prepare for my rebranded website launch.
I was way more comfortable with Mandy this go around (she just makes you feel that way naturally, but at this point we had a great rapport built as well.), but it didn’t help that I was running behind and TBH, a bit hungover from the Jonas Brothers concert the night before. She showed up prepared & full of energy, a knight in shining armor with my Starbucks order in her hand. I went from not feeling my best & frazzled to calm, laughing, and putting out some good vibes— all of which Mandy captured perfectly.
She comes at each shoot with the intention of getting photos that you can truly use— on your website, on social media, on book covers … and she makes it fun. All those photos of my laughing are genuine laughs after she said something that just sent me over the edge. And she captures it all. No awkward necessary.
If you are in Nashville or open to traveling to Nashville for some awesome brand shots, Mandy is your girl. And if you aren’t anywhere near Nashville, but still want to sprinkle some of her magic on your own photos, she also has some awesome presets you can grab.
BUSINESS MENTOR FOR YOUR NEXT-LEVEL
Okay, Teresa is another person who I have heard about and followed & known about for awhile, but just recently met & got to know more. She and I first met in person in Nashville in August at Amber Housley’s Bloom & Grow Live and had a brief conversation. But it wasn’t until recently when Teresa & I met for a virtual coffee chat and talked for an hour & a half that I really realized how incredible she is.
She is THE mentor you need to go from trying to do all the things, be all things to all people, & stuck in your business to actually making money from your business. She helps you get clear on your ideal client & create a core offer that is aligned & create messaging to draw in those ideal clients to that core offer. In short, she helps you get the clarity & clients you need to create a profitable business that fits into your life.
If you are stuck in your business and deeply desiring the clarity to move forward for consistent income without running yourself into the ground, you need to connect with Teresa immediately. She even offers a free coaching call (with REAL coaching) up front for anyone who is interested. You have nothing to lose!
SHOWIT WEBSITE DESIGNER and
TEMPLATES TO MAKE YOUR WEBSITE WORK
Elizabeth is another human I met through Amber Housley (sensing a pattern here?). I had heard from so many entrepreneurs around me that Elizabeth’s templates for Showit were incredible and made creating a website so easy. So, when I decided to redo my website & rebrand the business, it was an easy choice to make.
And the others were right. From the get-go, Elizabeth’s process of teaching you to become your own website designer combined with templates designed to convert on a platform that is user-friendly even if you don’t know HTML, made the process of building my own website while running a business and remodeling a house all possible. Without her easy-to-use template & how-to course that you get when you purchase one of her templates, I certainly would not have launched the website on time nor would it look as amazing as it does.
If you’re next step is a website that works for you, go check out Elizabeth and her incredible templates. I highly recommend that if you’d been waiting to build your website, that you do it now, since her templates will be 35% off this week for Black Friday!!
NASHVILLE BRAND PHOTOGRAPHER GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU LAUGH and CAPTURE IT ALL ON CAMERA
Jessica is such a light. I recently made her acquaintance at Amber Housley’s Inspired Retreat and we quickly became friends. Meaning every opportunity I had, I hung out with her. Not only does she have a laugh that is contagious, her humor, humility, and humanness makes you want to just be a part of her circle.
Not to mention the talent that she has. She was the event photographer for Inspired Retreat and let me tell you: she did an incredible job of capturing what the retreat was all about AND even gave us each our own little mini photoshoots so we each had gorgeous headshots to take away from the experience. And because she had truly gotten to know each of the women in attendance, she tailored it to exactly who that person was. The results are stunning.
If you are looking for a brand photographer that truly gets you, your business, and can create photos that reflect that, Jessica is your girl.
Nine businesses that you truly shouldn’t miss out on!
Go give them a follow on social, visit their websites, buy from a small business. Let’s support one another to truly grow & thrive so we all can build lives & businesses that we love.
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