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What to do when your entrepreneurial tank is just completely goddamn empty

What to do when your entrepreneurial tank is just completely goddamn empty

As small business owners, we understand the ups and downs. We get that there will be high highs and loooooow lows. There will be days when everything feels like ohmygodTHISiswhyIchosethislife! and there will be more than a few days when it’s more like DearGodPleaseLetMyDreamJobJustBeWaitingForMeOnCraigslist. But what do you do when the lows aren’t black and… More>>

You’re spam until you prove otherwise

You’re spam until you prove otherwise

Today’s post is a guest offering from the lovely and talented Rachel Allen of Bolt from the Blue Copywriting wherein she elegantly tackles a sensitive issue around how entitled we feel to the attention of an ‘audience’ [whatever THAT means] online. It’s a big issue and one that clobbers so, so many people. This post… More>>

The soul of sacrifice

The soul of sacrifice

Your business needs your soul. Like a partner. Like a child. Like the very breath from your chest needs the air it breathes. Honest soul is not simple though. It’s not inspirational memes or platitudes. Or one-line idioms. It’s sacrifice. It’s the simple question[s] of: What are you willing to give [and give up] of… More>>

Why no one is reading a word that you write. And what to do about it.

Why no one is reading a word that you write. And what to do about it.

Today’s post is from Makeness Chief Story Maker, Miki DeVivo. ******************************************** So…. you’re a rockstar, badass, amazeballs, kick-ass guru ninja, and you just know that your business is full of game-changing awesomesauce, and will help people live their totally EPIC passion, have more confidence, and crush it with clarity. And…. …you want people to know… More>>

Your Business is a Love Story. Tell it well.

Your Business is a Love Story. Tell it well.

Today’s post is the very first offering from our very own Chief Story Maker, Miki DeVivo. Miki will be publishing here on the Makeness blog on the semi-regular from this point forward on all manner of topics relating the emotive stories of expressing your work in the world. Let’s give Miki our undivided attention… *********************************************************… More>>

FTW Wednesday: Amanda Farough captures and creates web design that matters. Like lightning. In a laptop.

FTW Wednesday: Amanda Farough captures and creates web design that matters. Like lightning. In a laptop.

This week’s feature is pretty cool. (I mean, they are ALL cool, but this one is extra cool.) Why? Because I’m happily featuring my “competition” – the lovely and talented Amanda Farough of violetminded Media. Amanda and I share the opinion that competition is a ridiculous and antiquated concept – that collaboration is truly king.… More>>

FTW Wednesday: Halley Gray recovered from the first year blues by booking herself solid six months out

FTW Wednesday: Halley Gray recovered from the first year blues by booking herself solid six months out

This week’s winning gold star goes to the awesomesauce, pull-yourself-up-by-the-underpants stylings of Evolve & Succeed‘s Halley Gray. I connected with Halley when she was fresh out the gate of new business ownership – a little less than a year ago. At the time, I had no idea how new she was. She came off like all… More>>

FTW Wednesday: Michelle Nickolaisen rules at guest posting. Like a lot.

FTW Wednesday: Michelle Nickolaisen rules at guest posting. Like a lot.

This week I’m featuring the lovely Michelle Nickolaisen of Bombchelle Industries who completely rules at something I have never really been all that fantabulous at… dum…. dum….. duuuuuuum….. guest posting. I don’t know about you, but coming up with even more time and topics than what I already do has generally felt like an overwhelming… More>>

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