Tag: entrepreneurship

Welp, if you predicted a pandemic virus to hault the global economy and all but straight up shut down America, you win! My baby turns four this September (2020) and this year has been one for the books. I continue to maintain that people always matter most. However, I will say that this year has...

I have run multiple digital and service-based businesses over the last decade. While I have recapped the lessons learned in my first year of running Brainchild Studios, and the second year, and the third year, I figured it was worthwhile to share what I've learned about the operations and systems/processes of starting and running a...

With a few exceptions, chances are you didn't start a business because you love finances and accounting. Well, here's some tough love: too bad. You still need to know your numbers. You shouldn't be the one managing them, but you should know enough to know if the person you do have managing them is screwing...

As a business owner, you're typically the one most responsible for sales for your business. I don't know about you, but I hate sales. I really don't like selling. However, if you don't sell your business, you'll be hard-pressed to find someone else to sell it for you. So time to buck up and bring...

After spending the last 12 years building a career in digital marketing working for other companies, partnering in a startup, and then starting a few businesses of my own, I've learned a thing or two about building brands, both large and small. Here are a few things I think every entrepreneur/small business owner should know/consider...

I have run multiple digital and service-based businesses over the last decade. Over that time, I've learned a thing or two. I've had a number of people ask me about what they should do or what I'd recommend to someone who is looking to start their own business, so I figured it might be worth...

There I said it. I’m burned out. It’s temporary, I know it’s temporary. But in the name of honesty and transparency, I think it’s important for fellow entrepreneurs to hear this every once in a while. You’re not alone. I’m tired too. Now this year has been a big one for Brainchild Studios. We hired...

Um, you high five and drink champagne. Ok, let’s take a step back for a moment and allow me to provide a little context on how we got here. This summer, we submitted ourselves for four award categories for The Stevie Awards. The Stevie Awards are an international award series and this one was specifically...

At the end of 2018, I was interviewed about gender pay gap. However, that conversation quickly turned into a passionate rant about why we’re all trying to make the most money possible instead of making the best life we can possible. Generally speaking, when it comes to money and life, we have two variables to...

Brainchild Studios turns three years old in September of 2019. I can't believe I'm officially the mama bear to a toddler. Oh, how time flies. For all those fellow entrepreneurs out there, getting to year three brings a lot of opportunities to pivot. I felt like year one was about survival, year two was about...

Entrepreneurship isn't for the faint of heart. Yes, spending your life building something is one of the greatest thrills I could ever imagine, but it's not cut out for everyone. If you're confused, check out my post on the myths of entrepreneurship for further clarification. However, September 2018 officially marked the two-year milestone of my...

For years I've heard about Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman. Many business folks hold this book and it's Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) as the holy grail of entrepreneurship and small business ownership. Now, this may not be a terribly popular opinion, but I feel it's a bit antiquated. I think...