I enjoy shopping at local markets for many reasons. Before joining markets as a vendor, I didn’t think about what goes on behind the scenes. Do you know happens in the background?Continue reading Bee-hind the Scenes: What it takes to go to a market
I have been teaching candle making workshops in Calgary for over a year now. In that time, both the participants and I have learned a lot. Today, I want to share some of the beautiful creations I’ve seen in workshops so far. I’d also like to share how the workshops evolved and some of the brand new workshops we are offering this year.Continue reading Candle Making Workshops: Fun with Friends and Family
I will be the first to admit it – I have spent the majority of my life burning cheap candles. In all honesty, I didn’t know there was a difference. Since I started making beeswax candles and burning them, I’ve been surprised at just how much nicer they are.Continue reading Beeswax Candles
All businesses are different. All people are different. When it comes to running a business, every business owner has a favourite part. My favourite part is the challenges I get to address every single day.Continue reading What is the best part about running a business?
Are you a lip balm lover? Yes? Me too! Over the course of my life, I have used a LOT of lip balms. Some of them have been okay, some of them awful, and some fabulous! In recent years, I’ve become a lot pickier about what I use. As a flautist, many of the lip balms I’ve used leave residue on my instrument, which does not make me happy. It’s not *hard* to clean it off necessarily – it just plain irritates me. As I play more and more during our dry winters in Calgary, I wondered more often why I was sacrificing hydrated lips to keep my lip plate residue-free.Continue reading Lip Balm
This month’s Capital Ideas topic is social responsibility. I am delighted to share that my comments were featured in Thursday’s Calgary Herald. I thought it would be nice to expand on them a bit as wellContinue reading Social Responsibility in Business
I had an amazing opportunity to challenge myself earlier this year. I am part of a number of business groups online, and I met Arne Giske when he put out a call for guests on his brand new podcast. Although I had some misgivings when I saw the post, I knew it would be a great learning experience for me and I thought sharing my experiences would be helpful for other millennial entrepreneurs. I bit the bullet and signed up.Continue reading A Reflection So Far: The Millennial Entrepreneur Podcast
We recently reached our one year anniversary (woohoo!), and I’m amazed to see how far we’ve come.Continue reading Looking Back: One Year in Business