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What is Content?

What is Content?

Nowadays, everyone has a website, Twitter handle, blog, or an Instagram page. If it’s not a personal account, then it’s an entrepreneur’s account working to grow their brand, gain more followers, and “make it” as an online content creator and/or marketer. These two terms have become buzzwords on the internet. They get thrown around so…

Future Employees?  Absolutely – and could you be one?

Future Employees? Absolutely – and could you be one?

After another wild week at our “primary” jobs, Haley and I started talking about what we would expect, and not tolerate! in our future employees and how they might make the grade for A Simple Cookie – whether our cookie food “truck” or our brick-and-mortar coffee shop. Her blog post, Expectations for Future Employees, starts…

Expectations for Future Employees.

Expectations for Future Employees.

A lot of what we perceive as etiquette or manners comes from our expectations. These expectations are shaped by how we are brought up and by who. In our debate about proper etiquette, last week my mom and I both offered up our perspective on proper etiquette when visiting someone’s home.  This debate, as all…

Mom's take:  Proper Etiquette of a Host and being Hosted?

Mom's take: Proper Etiquette of a Host and being Hosted?

It’s interesting when you read an article, blog post, twitter comment, or even listen to an audio report and what you’re expecting to hear is not anywhere near the subject matter that you thought was described in the title. While Haley’s blog post, Proper Etiquette of a Host and being Hosted?, does start with the…

Proper Etiquette of a Host and being Hosted?

Proper Etiquette of a Host and being Hosted?

Last night my mom and I had a conversation about proper hosting etiquette. It all started after she apologized for not partaking in some fruit that I had set out for a group of people (including her) that were at my apartment last weekend. Then, I responded that it didn’t bother me, and actually I…

Happy Labor Day- no we don’t have a sale. 

Happy Labor Day- no we don’t have a sale. 

Usually, when someone wishes you a “Happy Labor Day!” images of parades clad in Red, White, and Blue, mass barbeques, and vacation time come to mind. Unfortunately though, a majority of people will think about the sales they are going to find on Labor Day Weekend because every local or national business has undoubtedly advertised…

4 Small Business Grants to apply for in 2020

4 Small Business Grants to apply for in 2020

When you are starting a new business, one of the biggest obstacles is finding funds to get you up and running. Most likely you are like us and are trying to start completely from scratch including with almost no money. It’s not impossible and it adds a bit of fun to the process, to be…

Thirty-days of Positivity: Building Resilience

Thirty-days of Positivity: Building Resilience

Strategist on how to create resilience at work to make a positive environment.

Mom's Review: What Clients Love, by Harry Beckwith

Mom's Review: What Clients Love, by Harry Beckwith

The title of Harry Beckwith‘s What Clients Love intrigued me for any number of reasons; there must be some magic revealed within and it’s supposed to be a ‘field guide’ to growing a business. Perfect! A guide is normally easy to read, or written in layman terms, and should include down-to-earth facts and instructions. All…

Thirty Days of Positivity: Week Three

Thirty Days of Positivity: Week Three

I mentioned this in my last post in this series, my current job is not my desired career. It is a start, but it isn’t what I want to be doing for the rest of my life. With that being said, staying positive at work can be difficult. Sometimes its a chore just to put…

Thirty Days of Positivity: Week Two

Thirty Days of Positivity: Week Two

If this were any other challenge I would say “Two weeks in, two weeks to go!” or “Halfway there!” to motivate myself to the end. However, this challenge is to make myself more positive for the long run, not just for thirty days. So I’ll say “Two weeks in!” and leave it at that. This…

Ready, Set, Off to Market!

Ready, Set, Off to Market!

It’s all in the life of a small cookie business; plan, plan, plan, bake, and bake some more and finally, off to the market. All of this along with packaging and traveling (early birds catch the worms) can pay off. Weekly markets can really be a ton of work, and no different than selling at…