Why we need Small Business Stories. Lots of them.

We need more real life stories of real people, with their honest-to-goodness struggles and breaking points and bright successes.

The government desk worker who started a coffee shop

The government desk worker who started a coffee shop

So a few years back, I dropped in to my favorite coffee shop off Main Street in Front Royal, VA. It's a small town pressed between the shoulders of the Shenandoah Mountains, and the sweep of the Shenandoah River. Most of its stores are stacked with antiques, lined...

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The song that inspired my brand name ‘Dream Again’

In late 2018, I was hauling bags of groceries through the biting cold into my second-floor apartment. It was a time-between-times for me, when everything felt like it was going wrong. And I desperate to imagine a way out of it all. The last few months had seen me...

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If your brand was a movie character, who would it be?

If your brand was a movie character, who would it be?

A few years back, I was on a brand call with a mobile locksmith. He was a young guy, and I was enjoying the passion he brought to his business. He would talk about how normal it was for people to get ripped off just because they were locked out of home or car.

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