Answer This Question to Help Me Start My Business!

ibm smarter commerce for entrepreneurs

Gals, I’ve got some extremely exciting news to share! (And, of course, I had to take to technology immediately to do so.) I’m starting my first business with the help of IBM and my most trusted career-girl confidantes: YOU! 

I’m aiming to open an online boutique on this site, offering everything from clothes and gadgets, to office accessories and pet products that truly provide treats for your workweek, giving you a competitive edge while making work-life easier and more fun, meeting the daily needs of lady 9-to-5ers and entrepreneurs.

Here’s how we can make our dream shop come true:

IBM has invited me, as well as you –my ProfessionGal readers– to participate in its Smarter Commercecampaign.

For one month, I’ll be sharing our stories on how technology and social media affect our professional-female lives in terms of topics like our pursuit of work/life balance, collaboration and networking. Usually, to find these answers, we go to our favorite blogs and sites for advice and products we can buy to make our working-girl lives easier. But, I want to make it even easier for you: I want to create a one-stop-shop so that you can find them all in one place.

By using the hashtag #MySmarterCommerce on my blog and social media pages (in photos, videos, status updates and blog comments), you can tell IBM and I the problems you face in the workplace, and the things you use or want to have in order to alleviate this stress – allowing me to pinpoint which products translate into solutions for you in my new shop. :) I’ll make sure they’ll be stylish and affordable, of course!

Here’s a Pinterest board I’ve created to track and pin the products we’d love to see in our new ProfessionGal shop.

For example, maybe you have no time for the gym, so an office chair with a built-in ab workout is in your sights? A button-up shirt that doesn’t show your bra between buttons when you sit down, would be nice? How about cute organizers for all of the random junk you throw in your tote?

These are all of the kinds of things I want to know that will help me answer this crucial question so that I can open my shop:

 

What Do Professional (Yet Playful) Women Want?

Please share your answers to the Vine video question below! We CAN do this!

About ProfessionGal Inc.

Do what you love, work how you want. ProfessionGal is the one-stop-shop for career help and style. Browse the blog, list of career services, gigs and shop to find your style and work it.

 
 

15 Comments on Answer This Question to Help Me Start My Business!

  1. Jenny
    February 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm (1 year ago)

    We need a greater variety of cute tablet covers/sleeves. The nice ones on the market serve iPad only, and the rest look bulky and utilitarian. I’m in search for a cute cover for my Samsung Tab 2. #mysmartercommerce

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  2. Jenny
    February 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm (1 year ago)

    We need a greater variety of cute tablet covers/sleeves. The nice ones on the market serve iPad only, and the rest look bulky and utilitarian. I’m in search for a cute cover for my Samsung Tab 2. #mysmartercommerce

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  3. Danielle The Raven Howard
    February 15, 2013 at 4:29 am (1 year ago)

    Nice Laptop bags. I currently have ne that works but it is so ugly. It has room for my laptop, notebook, tablet, cellphone, plus has a compartments for id, flash drives, pens, another notebook, index cards. Plus a pouch that’s good for cd/dvd cases, makeup or whatever else you want to put in there. But like I said.. it’s ugly. It’s black and grey. Would prefer Pink or Green. # mysmartercommerce

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  4. Danielle The Raven Howard
    February 15, 2013 at 4:29 am (1 year ago)

    Nice Laptop bags. I currently have ne that works but it is so ugly. It has room for my laptop, notebook, tablet, cellphone, plus has a compartments for id, flash drives, pens, another notebook, index cards. Plus a pouch that’s good for cd/dvd cases, makeup or whatever else you want to put in there. But like I said.. it’s ugly. It’s black and grey. Would prefer Pink or Green. # mysmartercommerce

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  5. Lauren Ashley
    February 15, 2013 at 10:21 am (1 year ago)

    It would be really nice if our gadget cases/bags/sleeves came in sets. For example; a laptop bag with a matching wallet, tablet sleeve and cell phone case, all of which might attach somehow to the largest component. That way, you can unhook/unsnap/unVelcro whichever piece you need and leave the rest in your trunk or at your desk. That would cut down on having to lug a bunch of equipment around all the time.

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