Spotlight On Our She Owns It December Sponsors!

by Melissa Stewart

It’s that time again! One of my FAVORITE posts each month!! It’s time to shine the spotlight on our amazing She Owns It sponsors!

We LOVE and SUPPORT them and hope you will do the same. We encourage you to follow them on twitter, like them on Facebook, and support their businesses!

We’re here to celebrate, support, and connect women entrepreneurs. If you’re interested in being a She Owns It sponsor, contact us!

As soon as investment crowdfunding is legal (early in the new year), CrowdCheck will make due diligence checks on entrepreneurs seeking crowdfunding.  This will give entrepreneurs a way to show that they are legitimate, and help crowdfunding investors make an informed investment decision and avoid fraud.  Crowdcheck will walk entrepreneurs through the disclosure and verification process so that they can be sure they meet all the regulatory requirements.  CrowdCheck is owned by two women who met while working for the Congressional Oversight Panel headed by Elizabeth Warren.

Twitter: @crowdcheckbiz | Facebook: /CrowdCheck-Inc

The Busy Buddy is an on-site and virtual business support services business located in the Tampa Bay, FL area. Owner Kellye Dash and team offer administrative & operational support as well as professional concierge services to busy professionals. Need your office to run more efficiently? Have special projects? Need temporary or as needed support? Our experienced and friendly support team can help! We help busy people manage their tasks! When time is precious, we help you work smarter.

The Busy Buddy is a small, minority and woman-owned business that proudly supports clients locally and nationwide with our virtual services!

Twitter: @thebusybuddy | Facebook: /busybuddy1

Life should be enjoyed.  Make life sweet…. make it yummy!

Yum Yum Candle, LLC is a home fragrance company rooted in creativity & enjoying life. Our mission is simple…. to create chic, incredibly-scented products that are less harmful to our living environment, our planet and our bodies.  Oh yeah… we’re sisters too!

We are proud to be a GREEN company and in doing our part to protect the planet, we encourage our customers to do the same.

Twitter: @YumYumCandle | Facebook: /yumyumcandle | YouTube

Meet Bek from Nashville, Tennessee! Bek has taken the idea of working from home and turned it into art form – literally!

As a trained chef, Bek was able to indulge her need to be creative while assembling unique and tempting new dishes for her clients. But, when her first child was born in 2000, she and her husband decided that it would be best for Bek to become a stay-at-home mom.

While she loved being home with her daughter, Bek quickly realized that she missed having that creative outlet. She also wanted a way to continue to contribute to her family’s income. The solution? Build a business! While her daughter slept, Bek taught herself website design. What began as a new adventure in creativity, grew into a leading stay-at-home mom based website design company. Today, Bek Davis Designs has grown to include many other experts in website design as well as business branding.

Twitter: @BekDavis | Facebook: /bekdavisdesign

Marlee Ward (@MarlDBLe) provides business and marketing training to entrepreneurs who are tired of solving the same “old problems” the same old ways (using cookie-cutter systems, tactics, & tips). An attorney turned entrepreneur, Marlee has made it her mission to help others use their God-given gifts for good and for profit – just as she has. If you’re ready to find out what happens when faith, business, and fun intersect, be sure to sign up for her free weekly e-mail business training that you can get by clicking here or sign up to attend one of her free spark sessions by clicking here.

Twitter: @MarlDble | Facebook: /Marlee-Ward

The team at Ovaleye produces and hosts live stream shows, videos, and blog content that inspires and motivates small business owners in growing their brands online and off. We currently have four weekly live shows: Home Office Lifestyle, Small Businesses Do it Better, Young Female Entrepreneurs, and The Cloud Maven. Show up to a live stream to meet other business owners in the chat and ask our guests questions. Catch the replay, jump on the Virtual Road Trip, or get in on the ACTION calendar at any time. Check us out at

Twitter @Ovaleye  | Facebook: /ovaleyetv

Wendie Pett, a nationally recognized name in the fitness industry, is passionate about motivating and encouraging people to make fitness and nutrition part of their daily routine.  She enthusiastically teaches the care of mind, body and spirit, assisting others to learn the importance of reaching their full God-given potential through her Visibly Fit™ program.

Wendie has a national television program that airs weekly on the NRB network. She’s the Midwest Regional Director for Christian Women in Media Association and she speaks often to large groups about her Visibly Fit™ health and wellness philosophies. She has a Doctrine of Naturopathy and works as a fitness/wellness coach and consultant with individuals around the world. Wendie is an author and has developed numerous fitness DVDs. To learn more click here!

Twitter: @wendiepett | Facebook: /visiblyfit

Three years ago, Michelle Jaffee, owner and founder of Sweet & Simple, wanted an outlet for excessive love of baking and hoped to sell at local farmers’ markets. Her business quickly turned into a wholesale cookie line offering the best traditional American cookie flavors you will ever taste. They will remind you of cookies your grandmother and mother made – just what you would make at home if you had the time! Using best quality ingredients, everything from Sweet & Simple is baked in small batches, by hand and with love. When you purchase Sweet & Simple cookies or brownies you can be sure you are buying the very best small batch products available in markets and online.

Twitter: @Michelle_Jaffee | Facebook:/SweetandSimpleFans





“Take the necessary steps to protect your brand now.  Changing your business name after significant investment is costly and could be detrimental to your business.”

TradeMarks The SpotTM was started by Laurie Marshall in an effort to help entrepreneurs and small business owners protect their intellectual properties, specifically their trademarks.  Laurie has been a trademark attorney for over 15 years and has worked for several well-known Intellectual Property firms in New York City.

From Laurie’s site “Trademarks are everywhere in life and I love seeing the trademarks I clear and protect on television, in the movies, on products in stores and on signs in the city. But one of the most fulfilling parts of my job is sitting down with entrepreneurs and listening to their ideas and hearing the excitement in their voices about new business ventures.”

You can find Laurie at TMtheSpot or on Linkedin


Melissa Stewart is a serial entrepreneur who has had a “home office” since age 5. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, addicted to coffee and eternally optimistic. Her latest project is a site committed to empowering women entrepreneurs by offering resources, support and inspiration. @melissao

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