Why Join a Chamber of Commerce?

logo for U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Recently we have let our membership in our local chamber of commerce lapse. It was completely by accident. We got busy trying to get our business off the ground and spent most of our money, energy and time on our own business. However, over the past couple of weeks, the Director of Business Development for…

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Future Coffee Shop – It’s about time!

Photo of the inside of "Friends" Central Perk Coffee shop

Haley and I talked just recently that planning for our future coffee shop / cookie bakeshop needs to be revived. It will never become a reality if we fail to plan. Plus, the real-time aspect will actually put the dream on paper and cement our needs and wants. Nothing like black and white numbers to…

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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…

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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…

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Long-Distance Partnership Test Run

It sounds corny, but in today’s globalized world, it is inevitable that you will work with someone on a purely virtual basis, or be forced to work on long-term projects with someone while they are out of town for a significant amount of time for that project. Check out this article on 21 Statitstics About…

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Blocking Productivity

Let’s face it, there are not enough hours in the day to do everything that we want to do on top of the things that we have to do. While high school and college teach you (indirectly) how to make endless to-do lists, one thing that isn’t touched on much is how to actually accomplish…

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What is a TPT License in Arizona?

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed tax expert; I am solely commenting on the process from experience and am linking the specific state-sponsored websites for further research. Starting a business is exciting. You have a great idea, the passion to pursue it, and then you reap the benefits of your hard work and sleepless nights.…

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9 Personal 2019 Goals for Mom

I’m not really a resolution type of person, so writing down nine personal goals for the New Year 2019 is a bit of a stretch!  Sure, I say that I am going to do this, not that, and perhaps something else, but I rarely hold myself to that measure.  I’m not sure that it is…

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In Conversation: Top 10 Lessons Learned from 2018

Howdy Cookie Lovers! The new year is quickly approaching, and as most people do during the holiday season when they are not shopping, we have mapped out some lessons learned from 2018. Read below for our top 10 lessons learned about starting a business. The Business does not run itself This one seems like a…

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Market Dilemma

Business decisions are sometimes tough.  I believe it’s also pretty darn simple; are we spending more than we’re bringing in?  The hardest part here is remembering that we have to separate the business part from the personal part (coming straight from my favorite movie, You’ve Got Mail)!  And yet, personal is an important part of…

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