Why Be a Female Entrepreneur? Windy City Cosmo

Chicago Women Talk Social Media, Charging Clients, and Why They Pursued Entrepreneurship

Six female entrepreneurs shared their stories of success at Kristin Ford’s first LevelUp – Building a Stronger Her event at The Frontier in Chicago, IL in October 2017.  This was better than a Forbes article – it was the real women – all young, all successful, all entrepreneurs sharing their stories about how they – well, how they got terribly ill, how they were under-resourced, … Continue reading Chicago Women Talk Social Media, Charging Clients, and Why They Pursued Entrepreneurship

Self-Care for Entrepreneurs

3 Easy Ways For Entrepreneurs to Get Self-Care Every Day

As most of you know, Windy City Cosmo embraces the hustle and self-care. As a female making their way and building their career in the entrepreneurial world—I have to! From frequently attending networking events to appearing on the radio, the freelance life can definitely take its toll. In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it’s easy to neglect taking care of yourself. Every now and then, we have to pick our heads … Continue reading 3 Easy Ways For Entrepreneurs to Get Self-Care Every Day

App Helps Models Get Booked

This Startup Offers Models a Way to Get Discovered Besides Instagram

There is a new tool for all professional and aspiring models. In fact, one year after the app launched, over 5,000 models are now using this tool, Agent Inc., for faster, smarter & safer bookings. There’s a lot of questions about the modeling world. For one, there is a lot more at stake in terms of safety. Your work is your body – quite literally and … Continue reading This Startup Offers Models a Way to Get Discovered Besides Instagram

How to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, Love Yourself and Build Inclusion

Success – some people define it in terms of numbers. Some of us define it by our relationships. And some of us define it by the difference we make in other people’s lives. One conference hoped to help with all three areas – being an entrepreneur, practicing self-love and learning balance, and most importantly, thinking beyond ourselves to build a better, more inclusive workplace where … Continue reading How to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, Love Yourself and Build Inclusion

Meet the Chicago Entrepreneur Behind The Beauty App, LISA

There’s a lot that goes into getting ready for an event. And by event, I mean there’s a lot that goes into getting ready for a week. Is your hair done? Did your gel manicure start to peel? The more that I attend parties and grow in my marketing and blogging career, the more I realize that it takes makeup and maybe a straightener to … Continue reading Meet the Chicago Entrepreneur Behind The Beauty App, LISA

How I Prepared for Being on WGN Radio

Do you know the best way to prepare for being on the radio for the first time? Not just the radio, but WGN in The Chicago Tribune Tower. The answer is a tequila party. Thursday, August 17, 2017, Amanda Elliott, founder of Windy City Cosmo was part of a special radio show – Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez Birthday Edition. We were celebrating Patti’s birthday … Continue reading How I Prepared for Being on WGN Radio

How to Recognize Talent

By Soulaima Gourani Every year millions of U.S dollars are wasted on “talent spotting”.  Large companies are spending energy, time and money on “talents” who are not talents at all, and overlook those who truly have a talent, merely because they do not know how to spot talent. —- What Is Talent, And How Do You Spot a Talented Person? You can spot a talent … Continue reading How to Recognize Talent

Friendships Drive Uber and Lyft’s Race to Self-Driving Cars

Lyft has made it’s next leap forward in the ride-sharing economy – they are becoming self-driving, and they are doing it with the best in the business. Everyone who has ever had an idea they believed in knows the feeling of needing friends more than they need you. (If you don’t believe it, look at Instagram and see all of the bloggers helping bloggers). It’s … Continue reading Friendships Drive Uber and Lyft’s Race to Self-Driving Cars