• Indy Small Businesses

    Cafes in Downtown Indy With PARKING

    Hi! I’m Stephanie. A Georgia transplant now location in Indianapolis. One of the biggest learning curves since moving to Indy has been parallel parking. I just CANNOT figure it out for the life of me. I will spend $20 in a parking garage and then walk a mile just to avoid parallel parking. For the longest time, I thought I was alone. But, networking has taught me that I am not. So, for those of you just like me. I have compiled a list of Cafes in Downtown Indy with parking that is not parallel parking. That means cafes with parking lots and cafes with parking spaces on the street…

  • Business,  Mom Life

    Squirrel! Staying Focused When You Feel Scatterbrained

    If you’re like me, being scatterbrained comes naturally. I have to fight to stay focused on anything. It’s not that I’m being lazy or irresponsible, it’s just that my mind is constantly churning with ideas, thoughts, to-do lists, goals, shoulda-woulda-coulda, and all sorts of other trains of thought, that it seems like chaos up there. I feel like the beagle chasing every squirrel in the neighborhood. That’s okay sometimes. Then real life and “adulting” give me a kick in the pants to activate my focus again. During the times that I especially need to focus on a particular task or person, I have learned a few things that help me…

  • Events,  Marketing

    Seven Stages of Attending a Vendor Show

    And the Emotional Rollercoaster I put Myself Through Each Time My business is fairly new and is mostly online (I design books, such as journals and planners). I recently decided to venture out and attend some craft/vendor shows to see if that was a good avenue to increase sales. So far, I have attended four shows and it has been a huge learning experience. I had no idea about the emotional rollercoaster I was in for with this world! Here are my seven stages of attending a vendor show and my inner monologue of the thoughts that run through my head at each point. Stage 1 – Applying to Attend…