#MotivationMonday Tip No. 4

A topic that has been coming up in several of the D&Co Peer Advisory Group cohorts is burnout. It’s only Monday. You might be feeling refreshed now from the weekend and even though you absolutely love what you do, don't forget that you need to take time for yourself. Find the time this week to relax, refresh and reset this week! Not sure how? Click in to see the special offer with Erin, the owner of Studio for Mindfulness in Detroit, MI.

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#MotivationMonday Tip No. 3

We hear phrases about simplicity thrown around in life & particularly in business. But, what does this actually mean? How does that translate to your business? Trying to crack the code for how to simplify your message, operations, daily to-do list, service offering, and so on --- is nearly impossible without a solid strategy in place. Read today’s #MotivationMonday tip to help you get closer to figuring it out.

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#MotivationMonday Tip No. 2

Sometimes closing the door on activities that no longer serve you can help you open up the door to new opportunities you didn't even realize existed. Figuring that out is nearly impossible when you are engrained with the day to day of your business or current career. Make time for yourself. Learn more with today’s #MotivationMonday tip.

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2019 Marketing Trends Report

As a small business owner, you simply don’t have the time to stay current with the latest marketing trends. Anything you come across seems tailored to Fortune 100 companies (especially their marketing budgets!) & you’re not quite sure how to decipher this to your small business. Imagine knowing not only exactly what the emerging trends are -- but how to practically apply those to your own small business. Click to learn more now.

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Part IV: Nuanced Progress

Building a craft business and brand was probably one of the most rewarding and valuable experiences that D&Co founder 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 IV, Jessica shares some of the ongoing optimizations that she made to the brand to continue growing it.

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Part III: Early Essence

Building a craft business and brand was probably one of the most rewarding and valuable experiences that D&Co founder 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 III of this journey, Jessica shares about the steps she took to get up and running.

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Part II: Leading Up To Launch

Building a craft business and brand was probably one of the most rewarding and valuable experiences that D&Co founder 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. Read through her journey, experiences and key learnings from building the premium hand-poured candle company, Wicked Candle.

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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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