I am a self-admitted shoe…addict may be the docile way to describe it. If we’re being honest here, I’m really a shoe whore. I’m a total sucker for any hot, fun, cute, sexy, high, patent, flat, canvas, heel, pump, wedge that comes my way. They call out to me. I must have them. I’m going away for the weekend and I’m bringing no less than 7 pairs of shoes with me. And I have no shame in that. A girl’s gotta be prepared.
Then my sister sent me an email of shoes that are apparently all the rage in Japan.
I guess these are going for something in the middle of sex kitten and prima ballerina?
I will go far for fashion but this pushes things a little over the edge even for me. I’m curious, what kinds of discomfort have you endured in the name of lookin’ good?
Forgive me as I go OT (off-topic) today. Btw, I have to thank one of my favorite bloggers, Decorno, for adding OT to my blogger lingo. Anyway, here we go. We’ll start with the back story. I’ll try to keep this short and sweet.
Inspired by a series of design meet-ups organized by Grace of Design Sponge, uber talented (and really nice) owner of Velocity, John Tusher, has kept the community gatherings alive at his fabulous store. If you live in the Seattle area, go. Now.
Velocity Art & Design Center in Seattle
Not only did I get to hear insights from some amazingly talented bloggers who I read religiously, but I was also graciously given the opportunity to talk about a really cool event for small business owners that is happening in Seattle on June 11. I think it is so cool in fact that I’m giving away two free tickets!
Did you know that of the 10.4 million women-owned businesses less than 230,000 businesses have achieved $1 million in annual sales? I sure didn’t. Or that if more women grew their businesses, they would create over 7 million new jobs? It’s seriously amazing. Check out this recent Newsweek article for more scary stats.
If you’ve ever thought about starting or growing a business and you live in the Northwest, you have a really cool one-time opportunity for some inspiration, know-how, and networking.
The program has proven highly effective in other parts of the country in helping woman business owners grow their businesses. Nell Merlino, founder of Take Your Daughters to Work Day as well as the program below, believes that future economic growth in this country will be the result of the success of woman-owned businesses. The June 11 event will provide useful tools on how to grow a business as well as be a terrific networking opportunity.
Here are a few quick facts:
Full day event on June 11 at the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion
Keynote speaker Governor Chris Gregoire
500 women business-owners from five state region
Experts in financing, marketing, technology, business software and insurance inspiring women to grow their businesses
I have two free tickets for the June 11 Make Mine a Million event to give away. Send me an email between Thursday May 29 and Thursday June 5 and you’ll be entered in a drawing for free admission (normally $75!).
I hope you’ll spread the word about the event far and wide. And I hope I’ll see some of you out there in the blogosphere live and in full effect on June 11!