Success on Tap: What Business Builders Can Learn from Craft Breweries

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Ben Franklin (supposedly) said this. I can’t help but wonder what he’d think of our modern craft beer scene and its most loyal beer enthusiasts. (Hint, millennials, women, Hispanics and other important segments aren’t drinking much Bud Lite.) In case you haven’t […]

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Understanding the Entrepreneur Mindset

“I could never do that.” “I don’t have the discipline or the drive. “ “I don’t like to take risks.” “I don’t know how people do it.” These are common reactions I hear from individuals discovering whether they have entrepreneurial DNA. I think these comments get to the heart of the matter: it’s not for […]

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Taking a Stand…Against Sitting

There is a recent surge of interest in self-care and general well being. We need to take better care of ourselves. Using a standing desk is one way to invest in self-care while you work. A couple years ago my naturopath suggested I try a standing desk. Since then, I have experienced a noticeable difference […]


30 Years Impacting Women And Going Strong

“Level the playing field for women in starting and operating their businesses.” This is the goal of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Women’s Business Centers (WBCs), established 30 years ago. The recent Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) Leadership Conference underscored the importance of the work of WBCs, including Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC). Along with WBC leaders from across the U.S., Leslee Hill, […]

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The Power of Words

There are numerous books and websites that discuss the importance of communication in the workplace. Not only is this topic relevant in today’s world, it will be continuously crucial over time. We communicate with many different people every day and choosing our words wisely is important. I recently had the pleasure of attending a workshop led by Elizabeth […]

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