Part I: It's so hard to say goodbye

Building a craft business and brand was probably one of the most rewarding and valuable experiences that D&Co founder Jessica has ever had. Closing that business, letting go and moving on was an ongoing internal debate that took a few years for her to come to terms with. In Part I, she shares more about some of those challenging decisions to close and why other businesses make that difficult decision.

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Navigating Direct Sales: An Interview with Brandi Goodman

Direct sales companies don’t always have the best reputations. Despite that, Mary Kay has managed to attract top talent who are passionate about the brand. Independent Beauty Consultant Brandi Goodman divulges about her passion for beauty and skincare, working with Mary Kay and how she juggles this side hustle with her 'day job'! 

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Minimal Viable Brand: An Interview with Andrea Linehan

A Minimal Viable Product (MVP) is essentially the most pared down version of a product that can be launched with sufficient enough features that will satisfy customers. So, what the heck is a minimal viable brand D&Co founder Jessica interviews GRID Finance's Commercial Director, Andrea Linehan about exactly what a minimal viable brand is and how you can apply this to your small business.  

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Growth & Failure: Navigating through the business lifecycle

Is your business destined to fail? You've probably heard the phrase that approximately 9 out of 10 startups fail. While there is no 100% fail-proof method, having a solid understanding of the business lifecycle will help arm you with the knowledge you need to manage each stage of your company's growth. Brace yourself, this article is chock full of frameworks and somewhat academic approaches but D&Co translates this practical use. Read on to prepare your business for sustainable growth.

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D&Co Recommends: G Suite

To facilitate collaboration, ensure productivity and overall keep our business operating, D&Co recommends G Suite. In this article we cover off on some features, how D&Co uses them and compares to Office 365 Business Essentials. #partnership

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