Crazy as it sounds, pandemic economics may be just the time to start your own business.
Stay-at-home orders help us appreciate Wisconsin’s wonderful small businesses even more.
You know how you walk into a local bakery and the aroma of fresh baking fills your soul to its deepest depths? That was my husband and me this last weekend as we followed the Wisconsin Foodie trail in Sheboygan. Stepping into the first bakery was an aaah-romatic indulgence of Paczki. Coming upon the second was a heavenly whiff of […]
Last weekend, while presenting my Marketing Your Uniqueness workshop at the Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) Convention, I posed this question: “Why do you do what you do; what drives you?” Put another way: What is your passion? My workshop attendees were business owners, ranging from farmers selling directly to consumers, to agri-tourist operators, to […]
I’m into my fourth year of beekeeping and while I still consider myself a newbie, I do feel I’ve come a long way. For one—and an important one at that—I can now find the queen. Finding the queen—or queenspotting, as they say—is huge in beekeeping. There are books on the subject, like this cool Where’s […]