Women to Watch, Sharon Lee Zapata

In my new blog series, Women to Watch, I’ll be highlighting the strong women of I Know Somebody Houston. Each blog will feature women that inspire or motivate me, women I think you would benefit by watching, following and listening to.

To start off Women to Watch I selected Sharon Lee Zapata. I met Sharon via […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

IKSH Hosts Successful Mentor Match Up

Ashley Small believes in mentors and in mentoring. At a recent IKSH event, Small advised the attendees in the art of mentoring and being mentored. Small began with the suggestion to find a mentor that sees the potential in you, and reminding everyone, “Don’t be afraid to ask for help.”

Ask for help
Asking for help is usually […]

5 tips to finding your ideal client

If you walked into a room filled with 100 people, from all walks of life or all industries, would you be able to pick out the one who you wanted to work with? Who in that room would inspire you to create your best work? Can you find the people who would value you and […]

Take time to think!

There’s the bell (alarm) and you’re off! The minute your feet hit the ground, you are running!! Potty, coffee pot, coffee cup, cereal bowl, kids, shower, clothes, grab your bags and you’re out the door to another day of what you did yesterday! What did you forget? No time to stop…like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, […]

Do you judge a blog by it’s grammar?

Authored by Katherine Swarts

Do you judge a book by its cover? How about a business by its knowledge of grammar? Do you believe that “anything you hold out to the public in writing should be proofread…. Or else the reader won’t have much confidence in your business”?

Consider that a Facebook group called I Judge You […]

Love is… one woman’s answer.

Recently I posed a question on Social Media asking what it means to be in love. This is something that has been weighing heavily on my heart. I got many remarkable answers. Following is a compilation of my thoughts as well as thoughts offered by others via email and Social Media. I appreciate all of […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marketing smoothie! Monthly checklist…

Iris Lefkoff Salmins is a web designer, marketer and branding expert in the Houston area. She has sent us one of her daily Marketing”Smoothies” on promoting your business. For more from Iris go to:



You know that important thing that you have been avoiding? Spend five minutes towards something that will give it a jump start!

Is your email […]

By |May 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Product, Price, Place and Promotion, the four P’s

Marketing 101, Getting Back to the Basics of the Four P’s

Recently I Know Somebody Houston (IKSH) had a Cocktails & Connections, featuring PR specialists, Susan Farb Morris, Phyllis Bailey, Sarni Jaye, PRkristyna Torres, Vannessa Wade, M Raye Allen and Sandy Lawrence. These ladies answered questions to a room packed full of business women and entrepreneurs. […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Remembering My Dad, On Mother’s Day.

It might seem weird that on Mother’s day, it’s my father who I am most reminded of, but it was his love and care for my mom that makes his absence so poignant.

He always said, “it’s the little things that matter most.” And while he was one hundred percent right, I don’t think […]

By |May 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t choose between authenticity and vulnerability

“Vulnerability is the last thing I want you to see in me, but the first thing I look for in you.”

– Brene’ Brown


Brene’ Brown, a local Houston author and regular face on platforms feeding audiences with motivation and inspiration throughout their daily life, noted ten points she refers to as “Gifts of Imperfection” in reference […]

By |May 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments