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MMWeetup in Toronto

Monday, September 26th, 2011
Mom Masterminds

Front Row: Christie Ingram, Lexi Rodrigo, Sharon McMillan Second Row: Kelly McCausey, Leesa Barnes, Tisha Lee, Shannon O'Keeffe, Cathy Ichkhanian, Carol Bremner, Cindy Bidar, Third Row: Angela Wills, Kim Smith, Sarah Zeldman, Imie Belanger

What an awesome time we had last week in Toronto!  Kelly, Tishia, Cindy, and myself took a road trip to meet some of the long-time friends we have made online through Mom MastermindsMom Masterminds is a group of women (mostly moms) who work from home (WAHM).  We represent many, many occupations and have varied skills and talents.  Personally, I think they are all brilliant!

In no particular order:

Very Cool Site: Geek Chart

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Just came across a very cool new site–Geek Chart. It takes the social networking sites that you’re on and puts them into a graph according to how often you participate in those sites. It includes your blog, which is nice, but doesn’t have Facebook yet. The site says that Facebook is coming. Below, you will see my graph.


Kimsmith’s Geek Chart

If you sign-up for one, please leave a comment with your chart’s URL — I’d love to take a peek!

Say “hello” to my Tweeps!

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

If you’re not following me on Twitter, please do!

Get your twitter mosaic here.

Mid-Michigan Mom Masterminds Meetup

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

What a fun and profitable time we had in Lansing last week!  It was so good to finally meet some online friends in person!  We had a nice lunch and talked about ideas for each others’ businesses and ways that we can make them more successful.  Here’s a picture of our group:

Top row: Mary Lutz, Kim Smith, Kelly McCausey, Tishia Lee; Bottom row: Trisha Stefanic, Crissy Herron; Missing: Laurie Ayers

It was fun to brainstorm ideas and give suggestions.  Everyone seemed to really get along, too.  A little about our group…

Mary Lutz is a Virtual Assistant, as well as a blogger and ghost-writer.  Mary brought her daughter, Trisha, who is a mom of two small children and would like to work from home, but hasn’t quite found her niche yet.  I think the group really helped her work through some ideas, which was good.

The amazingly talkented Kelly McCausey is just a wealth of knowledge and has really been an inspiration to myself, as well as countless other work at home moms throughout the years!  She is the founder of WAHM Talk Radio and the network of sites.  I have been studying Kelly’s materials for over a year and listening to her podcasts and have learned a lot from her.  She is also the co-owner of Mom Masterminds, which is an online community of Work At Home Moms who help each other succeed in business.  It’s am amazing group of women and I highly recommend it for any woman who is in business for herself or would like to find a way to work from home.  There’s even a 7-day free, no-risk trial!

Tishia Lee is also a Virtual Assistant, as well as Kelly’s Affiliate Manager.  She specializes in transcription services.  I’ve heard GREAT things about Tishia’s abilities as a VA!

Crissy Herron is the owner of Indie Biz Chicks and her specialty is helping independent crafters learn to market themselves. She also has a paid Membership Area with extra special help with your business and a podcast that is free for everyone.

Laurie Ayers (not pictured) is a Speaker, Author, and Consultant.  She is the Associate Director of Defensive Countermeasures Institute, LLC. She specializes in educating people about their personal safety and inspiring them to become their own best protectors.  In her spare time (what spare time?), she is also a independent consultant and Star Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles and owns a website that is a support and information network for candle consultants and those interested in starting a candle business.

These great ladies are all a part of the Mom Masterminds Network that I mentioned above.  The meetup was wonderful and I’m looking forward to the next one.  We are looking at doing them every 6 weeks or so…so, if you want to join us, just let me know!  It’s open to everyone–not just Mom Masterminds members.

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