Saturday, July 25, 2009

A podcast for crafters

There are days here at work when I just can't listen to my same cds again so I turn to interesting podcasts and I just found a brilliant one!

Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood has such a natural way with her guest and gets beyond just the skills and tools needed for crafting she chats with her guests about how they make time in their life for craft, how they use craft in their profession, their challenges and success. I highly recommend a listen as it is really inspiring to hear from others and it gets your crafting juices going!

Oh and you can subscribe to her podcast on Itunes too!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ice Cream Social

What: Ice Cream Social

When: July 15, 2009 7:00 PM

Where: Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98144

If you haven't heard about Grassroots Business Association yet, here's the skinny. A few friends whom are small business owners got together in need of support and solidarity in these economic times. We formed our group as a way to help give other small business owners support and education in a laid back environment. Today we have over 130 members and continue to grow daily.

For all of us, attending our monthly meetings has not only given us perspective and motivation for our own businesses but it has helped lot's of people who are just starting out. With topics ranging from How to Approach Businesses to How to Get Press, Grassroots has been able to provide education to us all. And so far all these events have been FREE.

One downside for a lot of small businesses is isolation. If you work out of your own home or only talk to other people when a customer walks through your door, things can get a little boring. Grassroots has also been able to provide social hours with like minded people. Which brings us to our first major social event, an ice cream social sponsored by our friends at Molly Moon's. Join us on July 15th at Vermillion from 7-9 for free ice cream (while supplies last) and socialize with your fellow small business owners. Food and drinks are available at the bar.

We hope to see you there!

Learn more here:
Grassroots Meetup Site