Posts by Sue Monhait

133 – The Power of the Pivot with Ryann Gaspara of GasparaFlora

Ryann is the founder and designer behind GasparaFlora, a company that specializes in corporate gifting. But it wasn’t always that way. GasparaFlora originally launched in April of 2016 as a company focused on hotel welcome gifts for weddings. Very quickly Ryann recognized an opportunity and chose to pivot. Since that time, they’ve morphed into corporate…

132 – Arts and Carafes with Tanya Ruffin of Create Studios

With a BFA in Fine Arts and MA in Art History, Tanya ended up with a career in Higher Education in the IT department! Desperate for some art in her life, about 6 years ago she opened teaching and event facility called Create Studios. She describes it as an Arts and Carafes space because people…

131 – Retail Survival Tips with Terri King of My Secret Garden

My Secret Garden is a retail store specializing in home décor, unique gifts, boutique apparel, garden accents and more. What started in 1990 in a booth at art shows has grown into a beautiful 12,000 square foot facility in Bay City, Michigan. Today retail is changing at a faster rate than ever before. But Terri…

130 – Entrepreneurial You! Monetize Your Expertise with Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She’s also the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, the New York Times describes Dorie as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping…

The 5 Elements to a High Performing Promotion

The 5 Elements to a High Performing Sales Promotion

Seriously? After waiting three months for the restock of our ribbon inventory, we open the first box to find … neon pink?!? This is not a color we stock nor would we ever. What the *#*#*#*? Let me back up a bit. For one of my businesses, The Ribbon Print Company, we have our own…

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