Podcast with Victoria O’Brien, Owner & Designer for Draft Paper Co.

“Greeting cards for the rest of us!” ~Victoria O’Brien

Today’s guest really will inspire you!

During our conversation Victoria goes on to describe the naming of her company and reflects on how each one of us are also in a particular stage of life… in a draft stage. I was so moved with her analogy as it resonated with me so deeply. She goes on to explain that her company, just like her life is in Draft, and certainly not the final version.

Today’s guest is an incredible graphic designer and even offers custom designed wedding logo’s. It doesn’t stop there though, listen to here more!

Some of you listening today may remember my premiere podcast guest, Mr. Tim Travis, owner of Goldner Walsh Garden and Home. Well as I mentioned in one of my podcasts from last month, Tim hosted a lovely artists market last December in one of his event greenhouses. To say the least it was delightful… but when you mix food with shopping, what more can a gal ask for!  

The market showcased several local artisans selling their wares, along with some yummy foodies! To say the least… I was in a bit of heaven on earth. My favorite things all in one stop!

I of course was hoping to meet some cool people to be guests on upcoming podcast episodes, and I was not disappointed. I met this super energetic gal with crazy cool art ranging from notepads, greeting cards, pens, and original art. 

 And that is where I met today’s guest, please let me introduce  Victoria O’Brien, Owner & Designer of Draft Paper Co. 

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Until next time friends,

Happy Day,

Podcast with Farah Bazzi, Founder & Creative Director for Maraseel Cards

Let’s talk about taking that leap of faith…

Join me today as I chat it up with Farah Bazzi, Founder & Creative Director from Maraseel Cards in Dearborn, Michigan.

Farah discusses what it’s like to leave her professional career as a high school Biology teacher to have her twin daughters right at the world shut down with COVID.

She discusses how she listened to her intuition and decided rather than to go back teaching, she dove into creating her own line of luxury stationaries!

I had the pleasure of meeting this incredibly talented woman at a LeadHER-ship conference late last fall. To say the least, I was so inspired by her story, I wanted to share it with the world, but especially those who may be standing with a foot on both sides of the fence trying to decide to go for their dream or not.

Listen today, and I believe you make the decision to make that leap of faith!

Click this LINK to listen to today’s episode. It might be what changes your life! 

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Happy Day Friends,

Podcast with Ayesha Maxwell, Manager of Entrepreneurship Program at ACCESS

“To empower communities to improve their health and their economic, social and cultural well-being.” ~ACCESS

Join me today as I chat it up with Ayesha Maxwell, Manager of the Entrepreneurship Program at ACCESS Dearborn.

I met this amazing lady back in the fall  of 2022 after attending a conference focusing on female entrepreneurship. I had received an email invite to an upcoming conference taking place in Dearborn MI hosted by a local organization, ACCESS. I had worked with this agency during my time in Dearborn with both the DDA & Chamber of Commerce, so I was really excited to attend! As I read the details & description, to say the least I got even more interested! 

The conference was geared towards female entrepreneurs, which is right up my alley, so I registered right away… and I am so happy I did! The conference, cleverly titled LeadHER-ship was intentionally designed to host a smaller group in order to have a more intimate feel and allow the attendees to chat and get to know one another. 

ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) has been serving the community for 50 years. Founded by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1971 out of a storefront in Dearborn’s impoverished south end, ACCESS was created to assist the Arab immigrant population adapt to life in the United States.

Today, ACCESS is the most comprehensive Arab American community nonprofit in the United States. With 10 locations and more than 120 programs serving metro Detroit, ACCESS offers a wide range of social, economic, health and educational services to a diverse population.

Ayesha shares today the programs available to all entrepreneurs, not just Arab Americans in Southeast Michigan along with resources for other areas.

If you are looking to start a business and just don’t know where to start, this may be just what you’ve been looking for.

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Check out my March Podcast Guest Line Up!

March 29th, 2023

Karleigh Thompson, MoonMoon Ceramics

Listen in as todays guest shares her journey into business ownership. From traveling to Ireland to a remote private art school to working at a senior center, and finally following her dream… this may be just the inspiration you’ve been looking for!

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Join me each week as I share home & garden inspiration & information.

I certainly hope you are encouraged to grow your own food. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss an episode!

Don’t be dismayed if you don’t have a yard to garden in, container gardening is a great alternative.

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Podcast with Tama Smith, Co-Founder & Vice President of My Sahara Tea

Today’s guest is going to thrill you with her business and how at such a young age she has not only developed a desirable product, but also the steps she took to get there!

I had the pleasure of meeting this extremely talented & driven young lady at a LeadHER-ship conference last fall. I was representing the Chamber I worked for providing information on the benefits of a small business partnering with a chamber of commerce in order to grow a business.

I sat down at one of the tables next to this woman and began chatting it up. In short order she was telling me all about her company and how she developed it.

She talked about how she and her team wanted to bring products from the global market place to Michigan, with long term goals of becoming a one-stop-shop for wholesalers.

Today’s guest will awe you I’m confident as she did me. She might be just the inspiration you’ve been waiting for to take your own leap of faith to start the business of your dreams…

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Podcast with Lincoln Stone Paper, Tamara Lincoln Founder & CEO

Let’s talk about the earth & saving the trees!

Join me today as I chat it up with Tamara Lincoln, Founder & CEO of Lincoln Stone Paper Company! Learn how she uses & developed a sustainable way to manufacture paper without tree pulp! Lincoln Stone Paper notebooks are waterproof, water-free, and tree-free! 

Tamara shares her touching story of how & why she started her publishing company!
Her story will possibly move you, a curious entrepreneur to take that leap of faith into starting your own business. Her testimony will stimulate you to take that leap of faith.

Tamara Lincoln is a Christian, wife, mother, and community servant raised in Detroit and Highland Park, Michigan. She developed her line of notebooks to help others take the stresses of life and help encourage them to jot them down without the worry of them being destroyed or ruined by unfortunate situations including both our kids & possible spills.

She uses her notebooks to write and draw in order to help cope with life’s situation as they present themselves. After awhile she noticed her notebooks would deteriorate fast, and it became costly and a hassle. She wanted a notebook that would be durable and efficient. .. and that is how she created her stone paper notebooks. 

Lincoln Stone Paper’s vision is to create change in the pulp paper industry, raise the bar in the industry, and make a difference in our community. We dream to become the leading stationary supplier across many and previously unsought markets across the world.

Lincoln Stone Paper’s mission is to create change in the pulp paper industry and to save the trees with one stone at a time and improve sustainability by leaving a greener print on our planet.

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Until next time friends,

Happy Day,

Podcast with Kat Sturtz, Rocking Your Path Life Coach & The Purgatory Relief Coach for People Who Think Marketing Is Hell.

In today’s podcast I get to introduce you to one of the most remarkable women I have the blessing of knowing & calling a friend! 

I met Kat back in 2012 when I was just starting out on my writing journey. After a wonderful conversation with her, I was off to one of her writing groups. At my first group meeting I was in awe at how wonderful she and the group were. How welcoming and the information, guidance, and encouragement I received cannot be expressed in words… I was so touched. To this day I truly feel Kat helped give me the legs to stand on and go for it! I started Rocking My Path. 

Soon after I started attending the writing group I began blogging for The Detroit News, other online publications, and even a couple magazines. 

And that is what we are going to focus on during this segment of For Dragonflies And Me. Today Kat & I are going to talk about Mindset & Motivation and her Rocking Your Path world! You’ll learn how she guides people to grow in their solo-entrepreneurship! 

My passion is helping time and cash-strapped solopreneurs build a profitable home-based business. 

I especially love helping clients break free from despair, leaking money, or making little at all.

What about You? What keeps you up at night, tossing and turning trying to figure out how to get past all the obstacles life throws at you?” Kat Sturtz.

For those of you looking for Marketing and Promotion coaching…
Clients, biz friends, and followers know Kat affectionately as The Purgatory Relief Coach for People Who Think Marketing Is Hell.

“Marketing is necessary but it needn’t leave you feeling stuck between Heaven and Hell. And it doesn’t need to be expensive, hard to do, or leave you feeling icky at the end of the day either. Not when you follow the marketing strategies, tactics, and advice I love most. Top on that list: If you don’t like being marketed to in a particular way then don’t use that method in your own marketing. Doesn’t matter if it’s being touted as the current best tactic to use. If you don’t like it, it’s likely your target niche doesn’t either.” Kat Sturtz

…and we will also chat about a wonderful organizational tool, Trello. I am currently taking that course & will have a blog coming up all about it!

Be sure to join the group for this event on Facebook so you don’t miss a beat!
See you there!

Until then, happy day friends!