entrepreneurship

Blog Spotlight: The Chic Flamingo

Cleveland fashion blog, The Chic Flamingo
Sophie Timmerman began her style blog, The Chic Flamingo, in high school. Now a fashion merchandising major at Kent State University, she has utilitzed her blog as an extension of her personal brand. Sophie was kind enough to chat with us about blogging, finding inspiration and the importance of paying attention to details.

Designer creates unique beach glass jewelry

Beach Glass by Tracy, Ohio jewelry
Tracy Boyd started hunting for beach glass on Lake Erie years ago while on vacation with her family. Since then, she's turned the pieces of glass she's found into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, selling them locally in her line Beach Glass by Tracy. We asked Boyd how she got started, what inspires her and what her favorite design is - see what she had to say.

Beauty entrepreneur develops natural products

Natural beauty products, OY-L
Andrea Pierce-Naymon is passionate about natural beauty products. She began developing her beauty line for personal reasons and before long, her locally-based brand, OY-L, was established. The beauty entrepreneur was kind enough to answer some questions for us about why natural products are important to her, what it's like starting a style business and her best beauty advice.

Stylist helps clients make the right impression

Elements of Style By Marchel’e, Cleveland, Ohio
Marchel’e Davis has always harbored a love for all things fashion. She used this passion to fuel the launch of her local styling business, Elements of Style by Marchel’e, in 2016. She offers regular styling appoinments, personal shopping, event stylist services and more to her clients. We asked Marchel'e a few questions via email about her business, her clients and her best advice - see what she had to say.

New retail options announced in Glenville Circle North

New retail options announced in Glenville Circle North
This summer, shoppers in Glenville will have some new options to peruse. The City of Cleveland and Cleveland Citywide Development Corporation (CCDC) have announced the businesses accepted into the NTI Retail Incubator program, located in Glenville Circle North, the new mixed-use development scheduled to open this summer.

Fashion line helps human trafficking victims

Tourmaline Designs, Cleveland, Ohio
Tourmaline Designs is a local clothing line with a mission: to help victims of human trafficking. Founder Tiffany Halverstadt donates a percentage of her total sales to a local charity that provides a safe human trafficking victims. She talked to us about choosing her clothing line's mission, what she's learned from running a business in Cleveland and what inspires her.

Local beauty line uses all natural ingredients

Kimberley Rose, natural bath and body products, Cleveland, Ohio
Kim Malone had a problem: she and her family couldn't use most beauty products because of their sensitivities to certain ingredients. Her solution? Create her own products, featuring only natural ingredients. Today, she sells natural soaps, body butters, candles and more through her line Kimberley Rose.

Double Rainbow offers unique clothing for girls

Double Rainbow, boutique in the Van Aken District
Double Rainbow, a boutique located in the Van Aken District, offers mom-approved apparel and accessories for girls. It's designed to fill the need for unique clothing for children and adolescents in Northeast Ohio.

Applications open for new retail incubator

Applications open for new retail incubator program
Calling all future boutique owners, cosmetologists and style retailers - you could be part of a new incubator program in Glenville.

Fashion for golfers and more

Girls Got Swing, Ohio
Irene Dooley was inspired to open her store, Girls Got Swing, when she had difficulty finding fashionable golf clothes in Northeast Ohio. Her shop provides high-quality, chic looks for not only golfers but also women who live active lifestyles. Dooley was kind enough to answer some questions for us about opening Girls Got Swing, being an entreprenuer and engaging with customers.

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