Coffee With The Boss

Chapter 11

Chapter 11

It’s chilly outside. Christmas season is upon us once again. Excitement in the air.   And I can’t help, but be proud that over 90% of my holiday shopping was done locally or done by supporting another small business of a close friend or family member. Christmas season is such a touch and go time for a lot of people. It’s all about getting the newest, shiniest, best and biggest present. It’s stressful, expensive and a heartache to some.   Shopping local during this time is a gift for everyone involved.   When you support a local small business you...

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Sit back and just listen ~

Sit back and just listen ~

Truth. Real. Raw. I am so unsure if I am ready for the backlash that is about to follow this post, but here goes. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you are easily offended, DO NOT READ. No harm or hurt feelings intended. . . . . You want to know what offends ME? You want to know what really butters my buns? The fact that I have to worry about who I am offending when I say Merry Christmas to my clients. The fact that I am worried that if I put my Christmas decorations up at work and hand out...

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Chapter 10

Chapter 10

REAL. I can tell right now that this was not the plan. I didn't plan on being a YOUNG, FEMALE, entrepreneur.   It's not really like I had a choice at the time though either. Was I suppose to go busting through the doors of another salon and say "Look, here's the deal - we're not using this, this and this product because i'm allergic to it. K? Oh and and we will only be using this and that to clean. That line of products you have been using for the last 10 years will no longer be used and...

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Chapter 9

Chapter 9

REALness. RAWness.   So, go ahead, Breathe this in.   No. This blog is not an attention grab. No. This blog is not for some free publicity. This is life AND all of this is the cruel truth. Everyday isn’t a walk in the park.   Blogging is a challenge. Blogging true facts is hard is hard enough. But, what is the most difficult — blogging life experiences and feelings.   Blogging MY experiences as a business probably aren’t exactly the same as yours or someone you know. And they won’t be. So go ahead. Disagree with me. Fight my...

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Chapter 8

Chapter 8

REAL. The first few chapters of my blog were written months before I even released them. Why? It’s scary. Scary for people to know what’s going on. Will they understand? Will they even care? Or worse. Will they believe a word you say? It’s a frightening thing - feeling vulnerable. Especially in today's world.   Not every day is a good day (we've covered this), but when a guest walks through those doors - I better damn well have a smile on and some positive, welcoming body language happening. Being the owner means - home life stays at the door...

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