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    I’m Tired

    At this point, I dont know what has me more exhausted in 2020. Being a mother or being a small business owner. Thankfully, other than website fees, I have no overhead bills for my business. But, what do you do when everyone is getting upset because you just don’t have the energy to work anymore? I spend all day doing e learning and house chores and being stuck at home with my kids that I just can’t mentally handle working my business anymore. At first I thought that meant there was something wrong with me. I felt like I was failing because unlike so many others, I couldn’t handle doing…

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    Small Business Tools For the Working Mama

    As a new SAHM-turned-businesswoman, I spent hours researching and throwing my efforts behind tasks that all the advisors (and the blogs) told me were the most important – writing a business plan, spending an exorbitant amount of money on a website, buying business cards, etc. For about two months, I was a complete productivity machine. I was completing tasks for establishing my business almost as quickly as more tasks were being added to the list. Burnout was almost certainly inevitable – and probably quickly –  but the pure adrenaline and excitement kept pushing me through.  The housework was…leaving something to be desired, I wasn’t gathering up my four kids under…

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    The Self Care Push is Becoming Toxic

    Hi, as I’m writing this, I am currently living this the nightmare that is 2020. Maybe you are too or maybe you’re reading this from the future where life is better but still agree. Am I the only person who does not feel “refreshed” after a hair cut or a massage? Like, these things don’t magically cure my life problems. And if anything, I spend my time there thinking about all the things I could be actually doing instead. When the self care push first started, it wasn’t bad. It was nice to be reminded to take care of myself. But, now that the self care push is all about…

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    Tiktok Tips for Small Business Owners

    TikTok… Where to begin. If you haven’t heard of TikTok, well, you’ve been hiding under a rock. Welcome to learning about the current hot social media platform. Just like with any other form of social media, TikTok can also be used to help you grow your business. Here are some small tips and tricks to help grow your following on TikTok and to turn that following into business support. For Starters, TikTok is all about the trends. Find ways that you can get in on the current hot TikTok trends. Whether it is a silly dance, or just some words, using the hot trend will help get you noticed and…

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    FB & IG Stories For Small Business Owners

    This post was written by Emily Adams Whether you are trying to build a business, influence people or just connect with more people, Instagram and Facebook stories are amazing tools to use. Utilizing your stories allows you to connect with your followers on a deeper level. Instead of them just reading your post, you can show them who you really are by doing different videos and interacting with them on a daily basis. Your followers are following you for a reason and they want to connect with you and know more about you.   You can utilize your stories in multiple different ways, from selling, to market research, promoting anything you…

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    What Brings you Joy?

    What brings you joy? True joy? And I don’t mean the fleeting feelings of happiness, or Marie Kondo’s idea of what sparks joy. This is a question I have been asking many of my clients this weekbecause most of us are at home, doing the best we can with working from home, taking care ofhouseholds, taking care of kiddos, and helping with e-learning. There may not be room in our homes toget some space from all those bodies hanging around. We may not be getting as much done as we hope to get done.So, when I ask this question about joy, I want to know where your true joy comes…

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    Indy Cafes offering Curbside pickup during COVID19

    We get it, coffee is important. And right now, supporting local business and keeping money local to support our community is also important. So, with the help of our community, we have compiled a list of local coffee shops offering curbside pickup. As we learn of more places open, we will add them to the list. North Schoolhouse 7 Cafe Ohana Donuts & Ice Cream Rose & Lois South Strange Brew Coffee Junkiez The Mocha Nut Coffee Shop Coffeehouse Five East Hitherto Coffee Porter Books & Bread Arts Skillet Lincoln Square – Irvington West Books & Brews – Brownsburg Downtown/ Midtown Foundry Provisions Quills Coffee Prufrock Coffee Company Know of…

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    Small Business Tools to Reduce Your Workday

    As a new SAHM-turned-businesswoman, I spent hours researching and throwing my efforts behind tasks that all the advisors (and the blogs) told me were the most important – writing a business plan, spending an exorbitant amount of money on a website, buying business cards, etc. For about two months, I was a complete productivity machine. I was completing tasks for establishing my business almost as quickly as more tasks were being added to the list. Burnout was almost certainly inevitable – and probably quickly –  but the pure adrenaline and excitement kept pushing me through.  The housework was…leaving something to be desired, I wasn’t gathering up my four kids under…

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    Home For A Long Spring Break

    Today’s trip to the grocery store for my normal stash of weekly groceries became a hunt for anything that would work.  “Yes, we have no bananas” was the theme song of the day.  All the normal bread was gone; just the high fiber loaves left behind.  That doesn’t work well when the toilet paper aisle is empty. Home For A Long Spring Break. Now school is shut down early and on through Spring Break.  Moms everywhere are suddenly making adjustments to the plan now that plans everywhere have changed. So… what now?  Of course, the kids will have e-learning (“Yay!” say moms everywhere) to do for part of the time. …

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    If You’re On a Roll, Don’t Stop to Eat One

    If You’re On a Roll, Don’t Stop to eat One. What does that mean? I had someone in the shop today asking about my hours and when I take a lunch break. What popped out of my mouth, unplanned, is that when I’m on a roll, I don’t stop to eat one. Food, all the aspects of it, gets in my way when I’m just trying to get something done. It interrupts the thought process that goes ahead of what my feet and hands are doing. Getting back on track is almost impossible after losing time to any thought or preparation of food. I have often used the excuse of…