What is YYC Girl Gang?

What is YYC Girl Gang?  It’s been almost two years since we started YYC Girl Gang, and it seemed like a good time to re-introduce ourselves, and let you know a little bit about what we’re about. We want to start this post off by quoting Alexandra Issabel, who photographed our Beer + Markets event:…

YYC Girl Gang Hang – Fiasco Gelato

YYC Girl Gang x Fiasco Gelato from Hoyee Graham on Vimeo. Hey Girl Gang! This is Hoyee. I’m a videographer; and all the rest of the time, I’m a wife, a mother of two beautiful girls, and a retail sales manager. I love just about everything I do, and I especially love capturing beautiful moments…

5 Tips to a Productive Small Biz Partnership

Starting your own business can be intimidating but having a partner by your side can make the challenges a lot easier to face, and the successes sweeter to celebrate. The key is to find the right partner for you, and to be mindful of keeping it a productive and healthy partnership first and foremost. Different personalities, dynamics, and the day…

Entrepreneurship and Mental Health: Breaking The Silence

This is a bit of a new post for me. It’s also one of the most important. Quite recently, Instagram released a new campaign called #HereForYou. The goal of this campaign is to bring together stories from Instagram users around the world who struggle with mental illness. I love this campaign because it gives those…

Where didya get those pompoms? A quick guide to asking for suppliers.

You’re ready to take the leap, start your own biz, or maybe you’re scrolling through your social media feed and really like something that someone just posted. You want to know where they got that yarn, those pom poms, those materials, etc so you head to comment section, start typing and… LET ME STOP YOU RIGHT…

MEET ME MONDAY – OLD COAL

Yummy chocolates? You had us at hello! Check out Jolene – the girl boss behind Old Coal. Jolene – Old Coal   What do you make / sell? Tell us about yo’ self. Hello! I started, own and operate Old Coal Handcrafted Chocolates. I work out of Okotoks and Calgary. Currently we are selling online,…

10 Tips When Starting a Blog

So you want to start a blog, but you don’t know where to start. It’s true that everyone and their dog has a blog, but how do you push your blog out of the clusterfuck of other fashion/fitness/lifestyle blogs? I’m no expert by any means; I’ve been running FranklyRay.com for over two years now, but…