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How to Get Out of a Job You Hate

In this brief video, I share my story of how I managed to leave a job I hated, and build a business that brings me joy and satisfaction. My solution may not be a one-fits-all solution for everyone, but if

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Observing the River

Running a web design firm and a consulting business has many perks — and many challenges. And although being aware of and addressing challenges is important — if it becomes all consuming, then we are lost. Why? Because once we

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Five Questions with Amanda Weedmark

This episode’s guest is Amanda Weedmark, a designer and illustrator who sells nature-inspired stickers, pins, patches and paper goods. Amanda’s work is heavily influenced by the simple, funky styles of the 1960s & 70s, and her designs can be found

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Mental Health and the Small Business Owner

I’ve noticed a trend of mental health being talked about more openly lately, which is good. And the latest story that caught my attention (I bet it caught yours, too), was about Simone Biles pulling out of the gymnastics floor

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When DIY Doesn’t Cut It

Is a do-it-yourself mentality holding you back? This is something only you can answer — as there are many variables a business owner faces, which contribute to whether or not doing it yourself, or getting someone to do it for

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Fresh-brewed Small Business Spotlight: Tom Antion of Screw the Commute Podcast

In this installment of our Small Business Spotlight series we’ll be highlighting Tom Antion, ex-professional comedian, the voice (and laughs) behind the Screw the Commute podcast, professional speaker and a marketing expert. I was lucky enough to be a guest

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Fresh-brewed Small Business Spotlight: Matt Brueggeman of Flux Mopeds

In this installment of our Small Business Spotlight series we’ll be highlighting Matt Brueggeman and his company’s wonderful electric mopeds. I’ve known Matt for many years, and his dedication to creating transportation solutions that are good for the environment (and

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Fresh-brewed Small Business Spotlight: Paul Perkins of First Choice Insurance Solutions

In this installment of our Small Business Spotlight series we’ll be highlighting Paul Perkins, of First Choice Insurance Solutions. Paul is the Employee Benefits Specialist at First Choice, and one of the (many) things I like about him is the

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Fresh-brewed Small Business Spotlight: Kyle Wege of Crimson Sun Studios

In this installment of our Small Business Spotlight series we’ll be highlighting Kyle Wege, owner of Crimson Sun Studios. Kyle is a local Madison visual guru who focuses on photography, motion and time-lapse. In addition to his amazing skills, he’s

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Is Fear Holding Your Business Back?

“When you move into fear, everything in your world narrows — even your field of vision — as your entire body focuses its energy to fight whatever it is you’re afraid of …” — Nataly Kogan, from her book Happier

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