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2019 Annual Planning

2019 Annual Planning
    It's the first full week of January, which means if you haven't yet planned out your year, it's time to do so. At Hattie Rex, we create an ann...

Lessons From a Kidney Stone

Lessons From a Kidney Stone
  This is a different sort of blog post for me.   It's not about making your business more efficient or streamlining your systems. And even thoug...

A Gift Guide for Entrepreneurs

A Gift Guide for Entrepreneurs
A Gift Guide for Entrepreneurs It's gift-giving season, which means it's gift guide season, too. I don't know about you, but I get asked "what do...

The One Thing You MUST DO This Holiday Season

The One Thing You MUST DO This Holiday Season
Scrambling through the holidays?  Do this today and make your life easier.     It's early December and you're in the trenches of a great holiday...

Map out your Holiday Emails TODAY

Map out your Holiday Emails TODAY
  It's the Monday before Thanksgiving. Most entrepreneurs are falling into two categories today. One group is business-as-usual:  emails, project...

Balancing Business and Creativity

Balancing Business and Creativity
  Last week I had the honor of speaking at 406 Creatives, a morning lecture series here in Bozeman. I spoke about balancing business and creativit...

Do you look at the hard parts of business as "fake news?"

Do you look at the hard parts of business as "fake news?"

Altitude Gallery: Overcoming the Overwhelm

Altitude Gallery: Overcoming the Overwhelm
  In Spring of 2017, Amy Kirkland, owner of Altitude Gallery in downtown Bozeman, asked me about my Point of Sale system at Hattie Rex. Hattie wa...

Beating that entrepreneurial loneliness

Beating that entrepreneurial loneliness

Being an entrepreneur is a lonely place to be.  It’s so lonely that you don’t realize it’s even lonely.  That’s just the way it is. You’re just alone. And you’re not sad to be alone.  That’s just your business structure. And you did that on purpose. And maybe one day you’ll have a team, but for now, it’s just you.  And that’s great! You’re living the dream. But you’re very much alone.


I left that networking event feeling more hopeful and more connected than I’ve felt in a long time.  I didn’t snag a new client, but I made some connections, shared favorite business podcasts, and found out about more networking opportunities.  And most importantly, I realized that even though I spend my days alone (also, yes, often in my pajamas and very often in my house), I’m not the only one doing this.

Are you up for a challenge?

Are you up for a challenge?
  I'm good at challenges.  I like the structured time frame and the daily actions to reach the goal.  And usually, the organization putting on...

How to Organize your Products when you have Unlimited Options

How to Organize your Products when you have Unlimited Options

The beauty of handmade products is that you can create literally anything. 

But how do you decide what to make when your options are unlimited?  And more importantly, how do you organize your offerings so they are easy for your customers to select and purchase?  

Website Giveaway

Website Giveaway
I'm excited to announce my first ever (and possibly only-ever) giveaway! As I work with more and more creative entrepreneurs and small businesses ...