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

Product Development Powered By Social: Chicago Social Media Professionals Panel

We get it – you know what social media is. But do you know how to test products and build interest in a company using social media? That’s part of what product managers do. You can produce content all day long – but if no one is looking at it or interacting with it – then you’re kind of just talking (to yourself). We know … Continue reading Product Development Powered By Social: Chicago Social Media Professionals Panel

Using Social Media to Build Your Brand and Gain Sales

There’s a lot of people addicted to social media or taking vacations from it. But, with any tool, it can be used to make a profit or be used to waste time or just not used at all. Windy City Cosmo sat down with Nicole Smartt, author of “From Receptionist to Boss: Real-Life Advice for Getting Ahead At Work” (www.nicolesmartt.com). She is the  co-owner and … Continue reading Using Social Media to Build Your Brand and Gain Sales

Facebook is a Lame Dinner Party: Where Are The Cool Kids?

I can’t think of a worst way to spend the past weekend than deleting pictures on Facebook from 2008. But that’s what Justin Romano, co-founder of Backspace, a new social app, did when he was job hunting as a recent graduate. “[From] 8:00 am to 8:00 pm [I was] deleting content on a Friday,” Romano said, “Nothing is relevant. It doesn’t reflect who I am today.” After … Continue reading Facebook is a Lame Dinner Party: Where Are The Cool Kids?

10 Blogging Tips: What I Have Learned From One Year as a Chicago Blogger

Windy City Cosmo turned one this January! Thank you for reading this blog and for walking through city life with me. It’s been quite a journey, but a fabulous one filled with dinner parties, faking French, cosmos, new friends, boy next door’s, and more opinions. Looking back on this past year of blogging, I want to share with you special blog tips. Some of my readers … Continue reading 10 Blogging Tips: What I Have Learned From One Year as a Chicago Blogger

Chicago’s Frock Shop Brings Holiday Style and America’s Next Top Model Guest

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, The Frock Shop (2150 S Canalport Ave.), a rental dress boutique in Pilsen, held A Night of Style, their first of several style series fashion mixers to help Chicago women create a complete look for holiday parties and New Year’s. A Night of Style included lots of glamour, and many treats. The Frock Shop and former Ann Taylor stylist, Porchea Londone, hosted the holiday … Continue reading Chicago’s Frock Shop Brings Holiday Style and America’s Next Top Model Guest

Finstagram: I Want To Be Myself on Social Media

If we can be ourselves, then why are we always trying to find outlets to show our deep down secret—our real selves? In the name of being social, the latest trend is finstagram, creating a separate Instagram account to the private setting and going against rationale social media objective—increase followers. Finding a Place to Be Ourselves: Social media is the new “in public.” We are finding it … Continue reading Finstagram: I Want To Be Myself on Social Media

How Bloggers and Brands Create Authenticity on Social Media

Be authentic are the key words at Social Media Week (#SMWChicago), a week-long program (November 16-20, 2015) part of a global conference which combines social technology, creativity, and human interaction to discuss the latest trends and best practices for social media. Bloggers vouched for it. Marketers and journalists agreed. I am going to explore different bloggers and brands who are authentic and personal. I will evaluate the … Continue reading How Bloggers and Brands Create Authenticity on Social Media