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Entrepreneurship, Marketing

August 26, 2021

Did You Forget the Ketchup in Your Marketing Strategy?

This article was originally published on Entrepreneur  Recently, my family and I headed down to the Columbia River to have a BBQ because summer equals hamburgers, am I right? It was a beautiful summer day, and we were all excited because we all love hamburgers. We really don’t eat them a ton, so when we do, we’re excited. Anyway, […]

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Entrepreneurship

August 10, 2021

I Made This Simple Mistake and Lost My Entire Business at Its Peak

Originally published on Entrepreneur  It was May 12, 2014. I’ll never forget the day we received our cease and desist order because it was my husband’s 33rd birthday. A few days earlier, we’d had one of the biggest weekends our organic farm and brewery had ever had, so we were ready to celebrate! We were completely blindsided by this small […]

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Entrepreneurship, Strategy

March 14, 2021

The Benefits of DIY Digital Marketing in 2021

There’s a big misconception that small business owners + entrepreneurs can’t effectively do their own digital marketing to grow their business. There is somewhat of an unspoken belief that it’s too hard and confusing to do on their own.  That’s simply not true. Don’t get me wrong, digital marketing can be hard.  But, that’s only […]

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Entrepreneurship

November 14, 2019

Confessions of An Entrepreneur

When I originally had the idea to write this blog, it was going to be funny. I was going to include all kinds of memes, because they’re fun and easy. But, a few things happened recently that made me decide to go in a different direction. And I felt compelled to share some hard things, […]

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Entrepreneurship

November 14, 2018

What I’ve Learned From Gary Vaynerchuk

I’ve had this topic on my content calendar for awhile, but when I heard it was Gary’s birthday today, I decided to push it up a bit. I’ve been following Gary for a few years now and even if you’re not an entrepreneur, his thoughts on life are incredibly insightful. If you don’t know who […]

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Entrepreneurship, Strategy

November 6, 2018

What Wine + Digital Marketing Have in Common

If you know me, you know I love wine. And marketing. Those two are right up there behind God, family and friends. I’ve been fascinated with wine ever since my parents took me on a wine tasting trip through Napa Valley almost 15 years ago. It was amazing. It was fall, which is my favorite […]

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Entrepreneurship

October 30, 2018

A Note To Current + Future Entrepreneurs

I wrote a blog a few weeks ago and the responses that I got were truly amazing! I heard from people that I haven’t talked to in almost 20 years. Thank you to all of you that took the time to read it, I’m glad that it resonated with so many of you 🙂 Interestingly […]

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Entrepreneurship

October 11, 2018

Why Don’t Entrepreneurs Just Give Up?

Why am I up? It’s 5:03 AM and I’m about to pour my first (of many) cup of coffee to get the day started. I’ve noticed that I’ve been asking myself this question often recently…and then little thoughts like this run across my mind, “I could still be asleep right now.” Or, “If I had […]