• It’s all about the relationship…

    Listen up small business owner friends! Running a small business is hard work, and I’m sure that’s no surprise to you. I believe one thing that will set a business apart is the relationships that are built. Business is all about relationships…how well you build them determines how well they build your business. ~ Brad Sugars ~ Whether you realize it’s happening or not, every interaction you have with someone is setting the tone for your future relationship with them – good or bad. Customer, supplier, even your competitor…you can drastically change the course of your business just with how well you build those relationships. Network with vendors at events…

  • The Blended Mama’s Guide to the Small Business Owner’s Planner Setup

    If you’re anything like me, you’re doing anything you can to keep all of your responsibilities straight. As a business owner, on top of working a full-time job and trying to keep our blended family functioning, this seems like an impossible feat at times. For 2019, I did actually purchase a planner, and more importantly USED a planner for the first time in a very long time. I think it’s held up pretty well considering how much it gets thrown around and shoved into my computer bag. Here’s how I started off 2019… For 2019, I chose the 7” x 9” planner with the Vertical Priorities layout from Plum Paper.…

  • What Work-Life Balance Looks Like For Me

    Work-life balance feels like a joke most of the time. Truly, most of that is my own fault. Because of *all* the things that I do, I do have to make a conscious effort to improve my work-life balance. I juggle a lot of things – full time job, side hustle, supporting our food truck business, supporting my teammates, mom of two, stepmom of four, fur-mom of three…and that’s just the every day things. Here’s what work-life balance looks like for me: 1. I plan at least one weeknight each week where we can all eat dinner together. Wow, even writing that sounds like I’m never home. haha. In reality,…