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Maliquea Starnes is a self-care blogger and entrepreneur dedicated to promoting self-care practices and finding balance in life and business. With her expertise in self-care, she shares valuable insights and tips to help individuals improve their well-being and live a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Today, I’m thrilled to share my honest thoughts on a game-changing resource that has completely transformed my approach to entrepreneurship – ‘Business Class’ by the iconic Sophia Amoruso. Disclaimer: This page contains affiliate links to products which means I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Don’t worry though, I would be […]

This is not your average self-care guide where I tell you to take a break or go on vacation – this is a guide to self-care for creative entrepreneurs that involves looking at what you really want from your business, how to maintain it, and how to live the lifestyle you want while doing it. […]

Spring is almost here, and it’s time to prepare for my fave thing: vacation. Every entrepreneur needs a break from their business and should feel (and look) good while doing it, which leads me to my favorite chic travel essentials for spring 2024! If you know anything about me – and if you don’t, I’m […]

Business is stressful. Period. And sometimes that stress can drastically affect how we’re functioning and if we’re still aligned with our purpose – aka the whole reason we started our businesses in the first place. I always share better ways to take a break from your business or balance the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Today, I want […]

This is one for all the entrepreneurs who want to automate more of their business so that they can take a step back and catch their breath without losing clients – we’re talking about the best CRMs that offer appointment booking and why you need one! I’m an automation and systems girl at heart, I […]

Vacation is a tricky topic as a small business owner and entrepreneur – specifically how you navigate your existing clients while you’re spending time away. It may be tempting to say sayonara and let your virtual assistant (or out-of-office email) handle the rest, but there’s a better way to do it. Let’s talk about how […]

Valentines Day Gifts for Entrepreneurs | Maliquea Starnes

Valentine’s Day is coming up and you know what that means – it’s time to gift something special to the person (or people) who are special to you, including yourself! I’m huge on self-care for entrepreneurs so whether you’re here for someone else or yourself, stick around. This is a collection of my top-recommended Valentine’s […]

If you’re a business owner, you’ve heard about and maybe even implemented SOPs for common processes. From how you’re onboarding a client to how to create/produce your products and services, SOPs are key in growing, automating, and streamlining as a small business owner. And while different SOPs serve different purposes, we are going to focus […]

There are two sides to entrepreneurship you’ll see online – the ones who travel 24/7 and then the small business owners who don’t take vacations. Like, at all. Of course, there’s a bit more to it than what you see on social media but it leaves you wondering, do business owners take vacations? How? What […]

A break doesn’t have to be a three-day vacay to your favorite spot – it can be something as simple as staying cozy at home. One of the things I’ve noticed over the years is that business owners undervalue and underestimate the power of taking a break at home. That’s why I’m sharing the complete […]

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Do you take a break or go on vacation? Do you read a good book or focus on your self-care? Do you like to light a candle, pull out your journal, and read through quotes for overwhelmed female entrepreneurs like these? Or maybe you try and push […]

I hate to say it – but you need a break from your business. And not a little break to the local coffee shop for your fave drink, but a real, minimum of 48-hour break. No, this doesn’t make you a bad business owner – in fact, it’ll make you the best business owner. Here’s […]

New Years Resolutions for Female Entrepreneurs from a Six-Figure Business Owner | Maliquea Starnes

Personal or professional, one thing pops into our minds in December… your New Year resolutions. And, while I’m not exactly sure where resolutions came from, I can’t say I’m against the idea – but I think there’s a better way to go about it than setting goals to hit $10k next month or posting every […]

Maliquea Starnes Certified Life and Success Coach YES Supply Method

One of the number one questions I’m asked about becoming a Life Coach is “What’s the best coaching certification program?” When I found the YES SUPPLY Method I new I found something special that would take my coaching career to the next level. In this review of The YES SUPPLY Method, I will be sharing […]

We’re in our DINK era. Stay with me here, but when I heard this acronym recently, I immediately knew I was fully in this phase of my life, but I didn’t know it had a name… Double Income, No Kids (DINK). My husband and I both work full-time and strive to achieve a healthy work/life […]

As the Beis Weekender Bag began popping up in my Instagram scrolls, I was instantly smitten—it was calling my name! They became a TikTok favorite overnight growing a cult-like following that I had to try out. As a semi-frequent traveler who values style as much as practicality and comfort, Beis’s approach was a breath of […]

HydroJug vs. Stanley

I giggled when I wrote down this blog post topic. Water bottles? Seems like a minor purchase, and it can be, but wow for something I use all-day everyday, I want to love it! Today on the blog, we are chatting all things Stanley cup vs. The Hydrojug! Lets’ dive into this review and let […]

Can I say how much I love how jewelry stacks are back? I was there for the bubble necklace days and the era of rose gold – but right now I’m in healthy high-quality jewelry era. I’m mixing metals and even throwing in a wearable in the form of my Oura ring! I’ve been wearing […]

Let’s talk about sleep (or the infuriating lack thereof). I’ve been on a relentless quest for the perfect night time routine and let me tell you, the journey has been… rocky. Melatonin? Tried it. Meditation before sleep? Done that. Cutting caffeine? Yep. But nothing quite hit the mark until I stumbled upon magnesium glycinate (the […]

When I used to dream of starting my own business my head was filled with visions of sandy beaches and poolside days year round. Starting my own business would finally free me from the limitations of quantified PTO and asking for someone else’s permission to rest. If you’ve been in business for any amount of […]

Wearing hats is super trendy right now! They hide your bad hair days and can be a super easy way to dress up your most basic outfit — but today we’re talking about a different type of “hats”. Today we’re talking about all those hats you keep wearing in your business and how your inability […]

Walking away from a business is never easy! Whether it’s for financial reasons, a major life change, a global pandemic, or all of the above — I’m giving you a transparent look behind the screen and giving you real insights on what it was like to close a business in 2020. If someone would have […]

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