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August 2017 Archive

‘Secure Your Bag’: August’s Monthly Round Up

Before August comes to an end, we’ve got three words for you: Secure your bag! Having a passion for your business is substantial but without money, it’s virtually impossible to maintain. Understanding the costs of running a business is something we face every day, so when we came across these lucrative opportunities, we couldn’t wait to share them with you. From expert tips on securing investors for your business to networking with major players (and potential mentors), we’ve got a Round Up worth reading!

Please enjoy and share with your communities.


Real Good (reads, music & more)

With our fifth annual partnership with Wells Fargo for the Perfect Pitch Contest, learning how to present your business to investors is the pinnacle. And who better to learn from than the judge himself, Alfred A. Edmond, Jr.!

Alfred has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and small businesses perfect pitches and secure funds for their companies. Every year, he judges our contestants with integrity and a passion to help them succeed. We were excited to learn that he put together a video featuring experts tips on how to pitch to investors.

If you’re in the market for investors or could use a little more help with your Perfect Pitch in October, watch Alfred’s presentation below.


Would you like to learn from Seth Godin, Becca Brown (Solemates and Shark Tank contestant) and many others, at the 12th Annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference in New York City?
The Smart Hustle Small Business Conference is an all day event, taking place on November 1, 2017 in New York City. The conference includes networking with fellow business owners and professionals, inspiration from great speakers, fun, and BIG giveaways. You might remember Ramon Ray, who enthusiastically spoke at Blogalicious 2016. He’s an entrepreneur, author, speaker, blogger and the founder of the conference. Not only will you join a very special session with Seth Godin but you’ll also hear from other speakers. Take a look:
Leadership Lessons from an NYC Cop  – Chief Joseph Fox, New York City Police Department

How To Set the Right Price – Lisa Hendrickson, Strategist, and Inc 5000 Speaker

Using Content to Tell A Story  – Jenn De La Vega, FlipBoard

Scaling and Growing Successfully – Chieh Huang,

How To Get Media Attention – Becca Brown, Solemates

Blogalicious is excited to partner with Smart Hustle Media and invites the Blogalicious Community to attend! Use Discount Code BLOGALICIOUS for $20 off your ticket. Register for the conference here.
Atlanta, we’ve got a treat for you.

On Nov. 4, 2017TOFi™ International, a unique investment firm dedicated to investing in women and girls of color, will present the inaugural HERs OWNly™ Pitch Contest in Atlanta, Georgia.  The event will take place at one of Atlanta’s premiere venues, The Riverside EpiCenter, located at 135 Riverside Parkway Austell, GA 30168. The HERs OWNly™ Pitch Contest, inclusive of  HERs OWNly JR™ ages 6 – 18 and HERs OWNlyTM, ages 19+, will provide women and girls of color business owners with the opportunity to present their breakthrough business concepts to some of the most powerful and influential business figures in the nation.

TOFiTM is quite unique, as its investments specifically target women & girls of color.  The focus is to impact the future in a positive way by assisting women and girls to expand their reach, develop the essential skills, and acquire the necessary platforms to maintain longevity in their respective industries.
Entrepreneurs will present in front of judges, investors, and a live audience. Through the pitch contest, TOFi™ International will create a launch pad that will enable women and girls of color to expand their ideas. Contestants will be selected based on their business ideas, skills, background, ability to execute, and the likelihood that investors can achieve a positive return on investment and have an impact on their success and growth.

The August 17, 2017 application deadline has passed but you can still visit to learn more about the competition.

Potential sponsors are encouraged to contact


Community Love – #TribeUp

TODAY Demetria Lucas D’Oyley will be joining #teamblogalicious in DC at our final pop up experience before we head to Miami for #Blogalicious9. She’ll be chatting about personal branding, building a “tribe” (of #Demigawds) and how to “level-up” your social influence.

This event is FREE! All you need to do is RSVP – See you tonight!


Our thoughts and prayers are in Houston, TX and surrounding areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The devastation has left us with heavy and willing hearts. Many of us have donated to various organizations and checked in with members of our community who live there asking how we can help. The Huffington Post published this great list on ways to assist and foundations to donate to. Please let us know if you have any additional tips or resources so we can share with the Blogalicious family on how to offer relief.

Ariel Williams is the digital content manager and part-time social media support at She also runs Send your pitches and questions to 


4 Tips on Finding Mentors Through Social Media

As you know, Blogalicious 9 will be all about building your tribe. While entrepreneurship soars through the veins of most of us, determining how to make your empire work for you can be difficult at first. In fact, the very thought of your precious ideas materializing is overwhelming. If you’ve found yourself overwhelmed with creating a successful entrepreneur life, here are two things that you must know right now:

1. You’re not alone.

2. You need a mentor or like-minded tribe.

How can I find these people?

Just like you find everything else — through social media. The disclaimer here is that the Internet is overly saturated with gurus, mentors, experts and coaches (so be careful). However, after wading through the clutter of newsletters, free eBooks and exclusive signup deals, serious mentors are still out there waiting for you. Here’s how you can use social media to find them.

How to Find Mentors Using Social Media - Be Blogalicious

Search and use relevant hashtags

Hashtags are the highway to Internet usefulness! Using them can lead to prosperous opportunities if done with intention and focus. Start with simple hashtags like #entrepreneurlife, #entrepreneur, #mentor, #businesscoach or #success. When you find an interesting lead (like Shark Tank’s Damon John who pays attention to a few of these hashtags), follow their social media profiles and look for a website. Almost anyone serious about entrepreneurship has a website, blog or newsletter. Find it and #SignUp.


Look around you

The fact that you’re itching for advancement, you’re probably a member of dozens of groups, masterminds and forums already. This can be fun…at first. Before you know it, your phone is a cluster of never ending notifications and noise you simply don’t need. Take a week to evaluate every loose end you have. Identify the individuals who create the most engaging posts and reach out to them. Ask yourself if those people are more useful than the group itself. If so, skip the group, keep the person and learn from them directly.


Schedule a meeting

You’ve found who you’re looking for, but what’s next? Reach out to them. Sending a quick, “Hi. I admire your success!” could do wonders for you. At most, they’ll respond and get to know you better. At least, they may have a ready-made program, training or book for purchase filled with resources and tips to help stabilize your business.


Go local

Using social media to find your mentor is easy and convenient, no? For those who aren’t so technologically savvy, consider going local to find a few mentors. You can find a list of mentor programs here. However, here are a few resources to finding the perfect mentor for your business development:

  • SCORE Mentoring. From, “SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years. Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 11,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.”
  • MicroMentor. From, MicroMentor is a free, easy-to-use social network that allows entrepreneurs and volunteer business mentors to connect so they can solve problems and build businesses together. Join a growing community that has already created thousands of mentor-mentee matches and continues to make an impact through the power of mentoring to help small businesses thrive.”
  • Mentor Protege Program. From, The 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. Explore the links below for more information about the program.”
  • Minority Business Development Agency. From, ” MBDA advisors help minority business owners gain access to capital, contracts, market research and general business consulting.”

We hope these tips have given you a jump start on finding your perfect mentor. Feel free to share any additional tips you’ve found useful in this activity.


Finding the Right Mentors for Your Business

9 Subscription Boxes We’re Dying to Try This Year

Subscription boxes are all the rage and honestly, we’re not mad at that. The convenience of these boxes makes it easier to try multiple products at once instead of here and there as our humanness allows. And, with the holidays coming up, indulging in the subscription box world isn’t a bad idea. In fact, now might be the perfect time to test a few so you’re prepared to gift the perfect box to your friends or loved ones.

Several members in our community own subscription box businesses, so you may include a couple. Here are 9 sub boxes we’re anxious to try this year, and hopefully, many to come.

9 subscription boxes we’re dying to try this year


Not an actual subscription box. Just a pretty flat lay curated by our design extraordinaire Cara Paige.

The Self-Care Box

Curated by Tara Jefferson-Pringle, the Self-Care box is just that — a box filled with items to encourage women to focus on and spend time with themselves. Tara doesn’t look at her company as just a business. She calls it a revolution and we agree with her.

“Each box should feel like a deep exhale, a fresh reminder that while you are many things—an entrepreneur, a stay-at-home mom, a student—you are still you underneath it all.” 

Click here to learn how it works.

Blue Apron

…because food is life! No, seriously. For those days when you’re too tired to make a grocery store run, Blue Apron will come in handy. Whether you choose a two-person or family plan, this company serves fresh ingredients right to your front door so you can save time and literally cook outside the box.

Get started here.



For the pen and journal obsessed, Scribe Delivery is here to take your coins! There’s a new theme every month and subscribers receive at least 1 Pen and 1 Notebook, plus pencils, and other supplies. Can you imagine coming home to new goodies like this every. single. month?

SCRIBEdelivery was created “to share our joy of a fresh notebook, new pen, and the inspiration to use them with the world.”

Learn more here!

Tees in the Trap

When we thought we couldn’t love Tees in the Trap more, they chose to start The Stash Box! Ahhh, this box is custom curated with both popular and exclusive items that only Tees could create. We don’t know about you but a monthly dosage of trendy t-shirts (like their infamous Maxine Waters tee), enamel pins, mini fans would be the riot we need in our lives.

Grab a box here.



Cute name aside, BOXFOX offers “the best products from brands you love and brands you’ve never heard of to let you send the best gifts, every time.”

Get your effortless gift giving on here.

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Femly Box

Ladies, during “that time” life just gets hectic, doesn’t it? Your energy is low, your mood is off, and your will to do anything other than curl up in sweat pants is virtually non-existent. We get it – it’s rough. And while keeping all of that in mind, the Femly Box was birthed with love and care.

Get a monthly delivery of 100% cotton period care & more!

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Muslim Box Company

We recently learned about this company and thought it’d be cool to share! We love how it specifically defines love and happiness through the sunnah of gift giving.

“Muslim Box Co. is an innovative, contemporary Muslim brand founded on the Prophetic principles of generosity, sharing and gift giving. Bringing you leading and original brands from the Muslim world, our unique and lovingly created packages offer you a beautiful gift box you’ll be proud to give to your loved ones.”

Learn more here.



Our keynote speak Myleik Teele is a dynamic business woman that so many of us admire. She’s created a box company that so many naturals and curly-haired women love called curlBox. Each month, subscribers receive natural hair, body, and skin care products from various companies like Lotta Body, Cream of Nature, Carol’s Daughter, Shea Moisture, and many more. This company alone has changed the way women of color respond to haircare products!

Get yours.

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Play! Sephora

Sephora. Has. A. Monthly. Box. Service.

And it’s only $10 per month.

What more is there to say? Play with yours here!


Which box are you anxious to try? Which ones are you subscribed to already?

Our ATL Blogalicious Pop-Up Experience Was Everything!

Our next Blogalicious Pop-Up Experience is less than a week away. Before we embed links to the forthcoming kick back, we’d be remiss if we didn’t recap the Atlanta Experience.

As you know, Atlanta is our home away from home. So many of our community lives and works there, so it’s literally a reunion “every time we link up”. Because the love is mutual, you guys showed up and showed out, reinforcing the love we have for our southern delight. Here’s a recap of the Blogalicious Pop-Up Experience: Atlanta, featuring moments, run of the show, and photos drenched in tribe goals.

ATL Blogalicious Pop-Up Experience Panel Experts

We’re sending a special thank you to:

Precious Bivings of Surrender, Work, Live! who moderated the event. Precious is an accountability coach whose mission is to “M.ake A.mazing S.h*t H.appen”. We support her message and appreciate her support of Blogalicious.

Paulette Jewsome, representing Coca-Cola. Thank you, Paulette.

Denene Milner of My Brown Baby. Denene is the journalist mama to know! While her accomplishments are too lengthy to list — hello, Denene Milner Books and award-winning website — her heart is ten times bigger. We appreciate this woman.

Alexis Davis Smith of PRecise Communications, an award-winning boutique public relations firm specializing in consumer brand marketing, media relations, social media management and multicultural communications. Thank you, Alexis!

and last but not least, Danica Kombol of Everywhere Agency. Danica has been in our corner for years. There aren’t enough words to express what our connection truly means. Aside from letting us host our Pop-Up in your beautiful office, we appreciate Danica and her amazing team!

A Memorable Quote

“A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.” – Seth Godwin, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

Candid Photos

Thanks to Team Blogalicious members Cara Paige and Terrance Gaines for capturing these moments in Atlanta for us! Use the left and right arrows on your keypad to view all photos.

We’ll see you at our next stop in New York this Saturday at Vapiano! RSVP here.

Heartfelt Messages On Why Tribes Are Important


Finding your tribe can be vital to your success as an entrepreneur or influencer. It can be the thing that elevates you from working hard by yourself to working hard with other creatives and professionals in higher places. Your tribe will serve as your sounding board, support system, and beta testers for all things work and life. Within the Blogalicious network, these are things that we experience on a regular basis. Though we can speak freely about the benefits of having (multiple) tribes, there are many people without a tribe of their own.

Our conference this year, as you know, will focus on this topic and hopefully be paramount in your tribe building journey. We’ve put hundreds of hours into cultivating a space for you to do this and more. What’s great about our network is they believe the same manifesto – that tribes are important to almost every aspect of our lives.

In this post, we’re sharing heartfelt messages from movers and shakers within our community on why tribes are important. Write down your favorite messages and share them with us on social media.


7 heartfelt messages on why tribes are important


  1. Tribe= A group with a shared sense of purpose that celebrates each other’s successes, supports each other’s dreams and encourages each other during challenging times. The tribe is non-judgemental and provides a safe space to be vulnerable and to grow. – Dr. Jamie Hardy
  2. Tribes are the lifeblood of our lives, whether connected by blood or common interest, we need our tribes to survive and most importantly, to thrive. Without my connections of other women and my family and friends, I would wither. Tribes give us the fortitude to deal with the hard edges of life. – Michelle Talbert
  3. In order to #TribeUp and elevate to the next level within our business, brand, and blog, it takes a #Tribe. We are born into the world, alone, but it takes a #Tribe of support, collaboration, and a whole lot of positive energy, in order for us to authentically be our best “selves”. Having sisterpreneurs in blogging and business who support our goals and mission, is what we all need to be successful! – Patrice Tartt
  4. There’s a popular Jamaican proverb that says “One han cyaa clap” (One hand can’t clap). Which means You need to work with others to achieve a common goal, you can’t do it alone. Growth and success does not happen in isolation – other people are part of our growth and success. Being part of a tribe, especially with my fellow Caribbean Content Creators means that we recognize that together we can build a stronger community, support system so that we can make a greater impact on the niched audience we serve. – Kerry & Reid Brown
  5. Long ago, women would go to the riverbed and wash and dry clothes on the rocks. The women who joined her, were her confidants, her tribe. The same is true today – only we meet up via text, via social media or better yet, IRL. – Danica Kombol
  6. Tribes are necessary like eating. Tribes are the fuel that pushes the human race forward. Where we live, our work and our hobbies are defined by our tribes that represent our activities and attitudes. Our value is based on the value we bring to others in the tribe, or by how large a tribe we can create. – Jay Jackson
  7. I personally wouldn’t be anywhere with out my tribe. Tribes cheer you on on the good days and support you when the world feels like it’s crashing down around you. – Andrea Corson

Are tribes important to you? Tell us why below or on social media.

How prAna Can Improve the Lives of Busy Working Women

These days being a busy working woman is just what one does. If you examine your tribes, virtually and in real life, you’ll notice your women-friends fulfilling their destinies, making life altering decisions, and traveling, usually while being someone’s mom, wife, girlfriend, daughter, or confidant. Her calendar is filled with so many obligations that she often wonders how she’ll get them done and what she’ll wear while doing them. We’re still fine tuning the mythical creature known as the work-life balance so we may not have all the answers on managing that lively aspect just yet. However, there’s one thing we can put you onto and that’s an amazing company called prAna.

prAna is a clothing company with a mission to inspire healthy, active, and free-spirited living. They create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. prAna’s designs are based on their creator’s own experiences as yogis, climbers, and world travelers. They use their knowledge to make clothes that look good and play hard.


“We like to focus on the details and aren’t afraid to go bold when it comes to colors and whimsical patterns. We love to combine classic style with modern materials, ever mindful of where and how our creations are made.” – prAna





In a recent campaign, a group of our influencers was sent clothing items made of organic cotton or hemp, in which many also use recycled materials. Maintaining planet friendly products is important to prAna (and us) and with one comfortable, stylish top or pair of pants at a time, they’re making this feat accessible to all. prAna’s “from city streets to mountain peaks” clothing is created to be fashionable, comfortable and versatile.

While prAna clothing is made to accommodate any adventure, the items are first and foremost mindfully made in order to support fair trade and sustainable practices. prAna actually has only one core belief, and that is to give back more than we take from the world.

Can you imagine your wardrobe being one less thing to worry about in your already busy life? Yesterday that might have sounded bizarre but today you can find assurance in knowing that it can actually be done. prAna has cute styles for traveling, yoga, climbing, swimwear, and activewear. (You’ll find extras like bra tops, dresses, and skirts on their website, too.) The best part about supporting this company is knowing that your purchase will make a difference in someone’s life and for our planet.




We can’t wait to put our prAna clothing and accessories to the test. You can, too. Use code S17BL for 15% off your purchase when you visit Click on hashtag #myprAna on social media to see how other busy working women are simplifying their lives and wardrobes while prioritizing self-care with prAna.

Which item do you envision yourself wearing while running errands?

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#Blogalicious9 Keynote Speaker Announcement :: Myleik Teele

We’re so excited to announce that Myleik Teele is coming to Miami!!


She’s inviting you inside her world to talk business, personal branding, and women’s empowerment! This self-made businesswoman and #MyTaughtYou podcast creator (can you say 2 million downloads in 2016??) will be in the house for a keynote spotlight Q&A at Blogalicious 2017. Tweek Myleik Teele at @Myleik and let her know that we can’t wait to see to her!


About Myleik:

An astute businesswoman who unapologetically pursues excellence in all she does, Myleik Teele is the
founder and Chief Experience Officer of curlBOX, the first monthly subscription service for naturally curly
hair. Through her notable career as a public relations executive, Myleik’s ability to instinctively identify
and market popular trends to the masses, garnered her opportunities to work with brands such as Calvin
Klein Cosmetics, The Grammy Awards, Nike, and a stellar roster of clients across the entertainment, tech,
and beauty industries.
Since the launch of curlBOX in 2011, L’Oreal, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Target, Walmart, and
SheaMoisture is a short list of brands that have trusted Myleik’s vision of making the lives of black women
easier by providing them with the high-quality selection of products they deserve.
A teacher at heart, her wildly popular, #MyTaughtYou podcast has become her global classroom where
women from all walks of life tune in for guidance and a healthy dose of motivation to live life on their own
terms. In 2016, #MyTaughtYou saw over 2 million downloads and the listenership continues to grow.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Myleik Teele is a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it.
She regularly gives inspiring talks around the country centered around business, personal branding, and
women’s empowerment. When she’s not working on building her empire, you can find her exploring the
world through travel, hidden behind the pages of a good book, or nurturing her future sommelier


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9 Motivational Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Every Year

Success doesn’t happen overnight, but it can still happen. One of the most effective ways to get there is by reading mind shifting literature and applying those lessons learned. Entrepreneurs, both successful and well on their way, deem reading or studying an important part of their “come up”. As avid readers (and do-ers) we agree with this stance and encourage you to seek books with proper insight and inspiration while on your journey to entrepreneurial success. To celebrate our 9th year in business (and our 9th annual conference that you must attend) here are 9 motivational books we think entrepreneurs should (re) read every year.

9 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read



1. Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun? by Reginald Lewis

Reginald Lewis was a philanthropist, Wall Street wizard, and lawyer. He is also the wealthiest black man in American history. His story of hard work and determination is mapped out in this book, co-written by USA Today writer Blair S. Walker. At the time of his death, Lewis’s personal wealth estimated $400 million. This book is not only history but remarkable. Order your copy here.

2. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes is responsible for America’s Thursday night lineup of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder. Anyone with those kinds of writing chops just has to be fearless, right? Wrong! In Year of Yes, Rhimes reveals how she brought strong heroines to life on paper, but cowered in real life due to fear and constantly putting work first. Her older sister dared her to finally say “yes” to something other than work in her life and her “year of yes” began. Doing this, Rhimes lost weight, strengthened the bond with her three daughters, spoke at colleges, and more. Year of Yes records those accounts and gives great advice on how to achieve better lives personally and professionally. Start reading!

3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

With over 10,000 reviews on Amazon, The Alchemist is a must-read book.

“Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.” Buy The Alchemist here.

4. Self Made by Nely Galan

Nely Galan graced the Blogalicious stage last year as one of our beloved guest speakers. Her talk was inspirational, funny, and what some would call – a moment. Galan debuted her book, Self Made: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich In Every Way, and our audience loved it. She shares her journey on working her way to the top in television and real estate, one move at a time. If you’re looking for an empowering book on entrepreneurship with a feminine focus, Self Made is the book for you.

5. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

One hundred dollars is all it takes to start the business of your creative dreams, as told by entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau.

“In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group, he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies.  In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment.”

After reading that, doesn’t it feel like any of us could achieve sustainability in our businesses? If you haven’t, add The $100 Startup to your reading list this month.

6. Monster Loyalty by Jackie Huba

Lady Gaga has mastered the art of turning followers into raving fanatics. She’s built an impressive tribe of “Little Monsters” that literally buy whatever she sells, pegging her as a musical and creative authority. Author Jackie Huba breaks this down to a science in Monster Loyalty: How Lady Gaga Turns Followers Into Fanatics. Read all about it.

7. You Are A Badass: by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass will help you: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, blast past your fears so you can take big exciting risks, figure out how to make some damn money already, learn to love yourself and others, set big goals and reach them – it will basically show you how to create a life you totally love, and how to create it NOW.” 

This book is amazing! Learn how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life here.

8. Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Getting your mind right is essential in every aspect of your life. In Mindfulness for Beginners, long time teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn instructs us on how to be “in the moment” instead of disconnected or on our phones. While this doesn’t apply to business specifically, the results, such as strengthening focus and becoming more self-aware, are things that can impact us professionally. This book is great for beginners (obviously!) and those needing a refresher. Grab it here.

9. Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

If you want to ‘Transform Your Business From A Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine’ we advise you to devour this book. “With dozens of case studies, practical, step-by-step advice, and his signature sense of humor, Michalowicz has the game-changing roadmap for any entrepreneur to make money they always dreamed of.” 

Learn how to earn profits first for your business by clicking here.

The #Blogalicious9 Agenda is LIVE!!

That’s right, it’s finally here! Thanks for all of your patience as we played our monster game of Tetris; making sure all the moving pieces fit ‘just so’ into our agenda puzzle. And we’re excited to finally release it to you.

A few key items to note:

  1. Our Agenda this year begins on Thursday, October 5th and ends on Sunday, October 8th. We’re taking it back to the early years of Blogalicious where we spent 3.5 days together! Adding back in a half day allows us to accept more of your fabulous speaker pitches, offer up more fun sponsor activations AND build in the downtime that you want.
  2. The General Conference starts on Thursday afternoon. Starting at 3:30pm on Thursday, October 5th, the General Conference will kickoff with a series of Masterclasses. These sessions ARE included in your Influencer Registration and are NOT a part of the VIP Day program. Note: Registration for the General Conference and Early Bird Sessions opens up at 1pm on Thursday.

Rest assured we will be giving you a TON more details about the agenda over the next few weeks. Keep your eyes peeled and make sure that you are connected via our newsletter, Social Suite on Facebook, and of course across social media @beblogalicious.


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Blogalicious is Proud to Present the Perfect Pitch V Event sponsored by Wells Fargo #Blogalicious9


Calling all Small Business owners: Blogalicious is back with the fifth edition of The Perfect Pitch contest, providing the small business owners with an opportunity to pitch their business ideas in the big leagues!! Not only is the $5,000 cash prize at the end of the rainbow a major incentive,but you’ll also be able to craft a pitch, business plan summary and case study. Feedback from the accomplished judges’ panel is icing on the cake. Think about the information and advice that you’ll be able to take back and use to better your brand.

Ok! Ok! I’m sold! What do I need to know?

We’re glad you asked :-) Here goes!

The Perfect Pitch V
Small Business Pitch Event

Saturday, October 7th @ 10am

Pitch your business to our expert panel of judges for a chance to win $5,000

Contest Eligibility: No more than five years in business. View Official Contest Rules Here.

Submission Criteria:

  1. One-minute video introduction (published to You Tube)
  2. Business plan overview (PDF)
  3. Case study of a successful project (PDF)
  4. Headshot and bio to be provided with the submission (Hi-Res)

Submissions will be accepted via email to: and your contest entry should contain a link to the video on YouTube, a business plan, a case study,  and your bio and headshot. Please ensure consistency in naming across all files: business name_first and last name. (ex: Blogalicious_Stacey Ferguson)

Submission Due Date: Friday, August 25th @ 11:59PM

Submissions will be judged by our expert panelists/judges based on the following:

 20% Originality of Business Concept

o  Demonstrate that you have a unique and innovative business concept that differentiates you from other businesses

 60% Business Pitch

o  Clear articulation of your business plan and model

o  Clear explanation of financials

o  Concise explanation on why your business should be selected

 20% Package Quality

o  Submission is visually appealing and creative

o  Demonstrates professionalism

Scoring Guidelines:
Submissions will be rated in each category on a five point scale.

Finalist Selection:
Three finalists will be selected based on highest cumulative scores as determined by the scoring process. Blogalicious will notify both the finalists, and those not selected, via email on Monday, September 25th.

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