Entries by corri smith

#CLTInspreneurs: Catie Starr

Meet Catie, makeup artist and hair stylist  Meet Catie, a production and advertising makeup artist and hair stylist. Owner: Catie Starr Makeup About: I’ve been doing production makeup and hair since 2002 but officially started my company in 2008. I get people looking their best to be on camera. What is a typical day like […]

#CLTInspreneurs: Paula Bartlett & Torrie Savage

Meet Paula & Torrie, creative marketing duo.  Meet Paula and Torrie co-owners of #thesavageway. In a nutshell, #thesavageway creatively uses nature to market companies. Everyday they get to create in some capacity. Paula thrives off lists, organization, is extremely determined, and the quiet, behind-the-scenes side of the company. Torrie is outgoing, creative powerhouse and the risk […]

#CLTInspreneurs: Haley Bohon

Meet Haley, founder of SkillPop  Meet Haley– she has lived in Charlotte, with her husband, for about 5 years now. She runs a startup called SkillPop where they work to make in-person learning accessible through community-based pop-up classes. Haley believes in doing work that you care about, in the power of good community, and in making […]

#CLTInspreneurs: Caleb Clark

Meet Caleb, designer Meet Caleb Clark, a creative thinker and doer. Owner:  Weapon Collective and Subsecreto  About: Weapon Collective is a design firm built to fight the “yes man” agency model: because we aren’t here to make friends, we are here to make history. Sometimes the truth hurts, but when it comes to our clients we […]

#CLTInspreneurs: Liz and Clary Hilliard Gray

Meet Liz and Clary Hilliard Gray, fitness studio owners Liz Hilliard is the Creator + Co-Owner of Hilliard Studio Method and HSM | Core in Charlotte, NC and the Author of Be Powerful: Find Your Strength at Any Age. She started her fitness career as a certified Pilates trainer and created her signature HSM workout […]

#CLTInspreneurs: McKenna Bleu

Meet McKenna, blogger   McKenna, is a fresh 32 year old founder of McKennaBleu.com. She enjoys silence in Target, 70 degree & above weather, bright colors, pizza with meat, a hefty pour of Cabernet, 90’s R&B slow jams and familiar faces. She’s a blogger and a professional wing-it kind of girl. I cuss a lot, […]

#CLTInspreneurs: Elevator Jay

Meet Jay, music producer Tell us about yourself: My life is full of ups and downs.   Brand: Elevator Jay    About:  I’ve been writing and producing my own music since the age of 12. I make southern rap, which is a subgenre of hip-hop. Staying true to myself and relating to the people is […]

#CLTInspreneurs: Garrett Tichy

Meet Garrett, Owner Hygge   Garrett Tichy is the CoFounder and Owner of Hygge Coworking. A strong advocate for Charlotte, Tichy is well-known for his natural ability to build diverse and inclusive communities of professionals – both online and in-person – who appreciate and thrive on the power of connection to elevate an initiative, a […]

13 Weeks of Inspiration from Charlotte Entrepreneurs

Our next series is coming…. Meet Corri, Owner BW Entrepreneur: a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so. We’re in a day and age where owning your own business has become totally accessible through social media, digital, blogging, technology, and media, specifically […]


Notice something different? Maybe it’s magic. Really, we’re still the same and we’re doing the same work. BUT, it was time for a change. Why? For almost 3 years (what!) we’ve helped different sized businesses develop unique and creative grassroots marketing programs that include social media, events, PR, consultancy, email, etc. AND WE’VE LOVED EVERY […]