Jessica White

Biz lessons, tips, tricks, first person accounts.
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How many times have you not purchased something because you didn’t like the sales approach? When the kiosk sales guy stops me at the mall and tells me I should be a model, I’m not buying- unless he can immediately point me to an agent recruiting 36 year old, 5’ flat...

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Hire Great People, Not Great Resumes

Hire Great People, Not Great Resumes

Imagine the best employee/employer situation you’ve enjoyed. Now, ask yourself a few questions. What fueled the creativity and built the partnership? Was it incredible PowerPoint presentation ability, a 4.0 GPA in college, or extracurricular interests? Or was it the...

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I’ll Never Paint My Nails Again

I’ll Never Paint My Nails Again

Too often I hear, “Hiring a pro would be great, but we just don’t have it in the budget to hire projects out.” Or my personal favorite, “We’ll figure it out; how hard can it be?” Well, maybe you could ask a few brides who planned their own weddings, weekend warriors...

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Wait for the Better

Several months ago, I was invited to some friends' house to make pizza in their pizza oven.  (Note:  In the interest of full honesty, please know that anytime I tell a story involving me and cooking, you can assume that my role in the actual cooking is...

11 Charlotte Women Biz Owners Share ‘Black Friday’ Deals you Don’t want to miss!

If a 5 AM wake up to battle Game of Thrones-style through the mall sounds less than stellar- how about spending this Black Friday cozily, burrito-wrapped in a fave blanket sipping a hot cider (spiked if you are me) and not only shopping–but SUPPORTING some of Charlotte’s finest women-owned businesses.  (I mean, Amazon is fine is and all -but keeping dollars in our own community and supporting a woman’s dreams is way more enchanting, no?) 

Embracing the “Not 22”

The fashion industry has a way of making me feel old. It seems that everywhere I turn, I see twenty-somethings taking the industry by storm. I see fashion bloggers whose Insta-stories are flawless, because well, they’re 22 and really are “flawless” in terms of...

Call me, strong maybe!

I am not sure how else to put it. I HATE the phone. I do not use the word HATE loosely.... I hate talking on the phone. I have tried to dig into why it is that I hate it so much with no clear understanding. I saw this meme and it made me feel a little bit at peace...