Hello July!

Hi Aspirers!

It’s a new month with more opportunities coming your way! Also, it’s my birthday month! Don’t stop just because you haven’t reached your goal. You’ll never get there if you stop trying. You will always be one step further by trying than you would have been if you decided to quit.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee


Hi Aspirers!

Today is July 1st! Yes I said it, July 1st. Can you believe it? This year is flying by. July is one of my favorite months of the year because it’s my BIRTHDAY MONTH!! Seeing your next birthday is a blessing that we sometimes take for granted. Let’s take the time and make everyday a blessing. I wanted to celebrate my birthday a little different this year but I’ll still be accepting gifts of course. This July I want to point out all things I’m grateful for and things I’m able to do.

For the next 31 days of July I will point out at least 1 thing that I’m grateful for. I’ll be posting either on my blog or Instagram. Make sure to follow me on Instagram @_cocorenee if you haven’t already. If you want to share what you’re grateful for this July make sure to #GRATEFULFORJULY on all your social media! Can’t wait to see your posts!

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Shop Local: Liberation Threads


This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend an event at Liberation Threads which is a fair trade and American made boutique in Durham, North Carolina. At this particular event Rebecca the owner wanted to highlight Nepal this month and give her customers 30% off of all Nepal made products.

Opening a fair trade and American made boutique was dream of Rebecca’s for awhile and her and her husband came together to make Rebecca’s dream a reality. Liberation Threads has only been open for about two months and from what I saw and overheard at the event I can see Liberation Threads customer base isn’t going anywhere but up. Rebecca wanted to make the products affordable for her customers with the price point going no higher than $200. Everything that was displayed in the store had a feeling of reason and purpose.


One piece that stood out to me was a t-shirt saying “Be you”. I took that simple messaged and relayed it to my life and my future goals because for you to get where you want to go you have to be yourself. While talking to Rebecca she’s soft spoken but her responses came across so clear and you can hear the passion she has for Liberation Threads from the product knowledge to greeting her customers that comes into the boutique. I’m excited to see what the future brings from Rebecca and Liberation Threads. If you’re ever in Durham, North Carolina go check out Liberation Threads at 405 E Chapel Hill St Durham, NC 27701 United States . In early February Liberation Threads will be launching their e-commerce site. In the meantime check them out on their Instagram @liberationthreads

I hope you enjoyed this month’s Shop Local feature and if you want to be feature as a local shop or featured in general feel free to contact me. In the meantime check out the additional pictures I took at Liberation Threads down below.

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Sincerely, Courtney Renee

YouTube for me!

If you read my last post “Building A Brand” social media was a big part on making your brand grow. I’ve decided I’m going to start a YouTube channel. I’m more of a visual learner and I know a lot of other people are too. It would not only promote me as a brand and my business, it will also be a visual aid for you too! I want to give you all a variety. My next step will be creating video content on different topics.


Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Put Yourself on a Card

When you’re writing a cover letter you’re basically selling yourself on one page but let me give you a challenge can you sell yourself on a 3.5 x 2 inch card? The card I’m talking about is a business card. Something so small but very important when you’re trying to reach and gain more clientele for your business.

What information should be a basic business card:

  • Individual Name or Business Name 
  • Title
  • Contact Information

There are hundreds and thousands of business cards out in the world but what will but your card over the edge. Will your card get lost on people’s desks? That’s where your creative juices need to start flowing. 

Great ways to make your business card standout:

  • Colors
  • Font
  • Layout
  • Quotes
  • Image

Figure out the people you are trying to attract. What will get their attention? Are your attracting men? Try using bold and masculine colors and fonts. Are you attracting woman? Use curvy fonts and pastel colors. If your clientele is both men and women try using colors and fonts both sexes will like.

The layout of a business card is important just like the font and color. How do you want to get your clientele’s attention? What do you want to be known for? Your name is more important than your phone number so you wouldn’t want to make your number stand out more than your name. 

For the quotes and the image that’s adding your own personal touch to the card. The image is the symbol to your business or your face. A simple quotes tells the person what your business is about. At the same time you don’t want your business card to be so busy a person wouldn’t want to take the time to read the card. 

Great ways to get your business cards created and printed are:

  • Vistaprint
  • Zazzle
  • FedEx
  • Check out local printing professional services in your area

I hope this article was helpful and informative. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee