Now You Can Find, Favorite, and Shop Brit + Co. on the Go!
At Brit + Co. we’re always looking for more ways to help you find and create projects that you’ll love. Today, when you update your Brit + Co. iOS app, you’ll see three major changes: favorite posts synced across mobile and desktop, the Brit + Co. Shop on mobile, and a fun new way to find posts.
Starting today, it’s even easier to discover and save your favorite projects and ideas. By logging into Brit + Co. with your Facebook account or email address, favorite posts will be synced across all your devices and attached to your new user profile. Next time you find that must-try recipe while catching up on Brit.co at work (our little secret), simply favorite the post. Then when you’re in the kitchen browsing recipes on your iPad, visit your favorites and voilà — your recipe is saved and ready to go.
Now you can buy your favorite project kits, Brit Kit subscriptions, and other must-haves directly from your phone or tablet. The shopping cart icon in the top right-hand corner takes you directly to the Brit + Co. Shop, where you can browse and buy.
We’ve also added an element of surprise to the way you discover new projects, recipes, and technologies. Open the app and give it a quick shake. We’ll surface a random article from our archive at the top of the page. You can also try this trick in each of our content categories.
Before this release, favorites were stored locally on your iPhone’s hard drive. This means that if you ever lost or broke your phone, your favorites would be gone forever! But, thanks to this week’s handy dandy release, you can now create a profile on Brit + Co. where your favorites will be stored safe and sound on our servers. And guess what else? We’ll automagically move your existing favorites to your new profile once you create an account. So easy!
As always, our readers are what makes Brit + Co. so special. Share your feedback on the new updates in the comments below. When you’re not on Brit + Co, don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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Head to Office Depot's Selfmade page to check out even more amazing business resources (and discounts!) to help you accomplish more on your entrepreneurial journey. These offers are available for a limited time only, so be sure to take advantage of all this goodness while supplies last. Want to join the next Selfmade cohort this summer? Check out all of the scholarship details right here.