Boy do I wish that the picture in our header were of Louisville, with its awesome color-changing pedestrian bridge and its beautiful skyline. Why do I wish it were a photo of the coolest place in Kentucky, possibly the world? Because that’s where we are, working hard in stealth-mode to get Earnest up to snuff … More Psst…Louisville…We’re almost ready!
Being good at email (and nailing this look) is so incredibly important to representing yourself, your business, and maintaining your sanity. No matter what business you’re in, corresponding promptly says a whole lot about who you are and how you operate. It’s not always easy and things will definitely fall through the cracks now and … More On Being Awesome at Email
SUCH great news! Earnest is on the menu at The Warren SOUP! The Warren Soup is an awesome organization that invites local projects to pitch a room of community activists over a steaming hot bowl of soup! Each guest pays $5 for their soup, a seat, and an earful of the newest ideas in our community … More Earnest is going to be at the Warren SOUP!
Business: Zombie Girls Owners: Rikki Farina and Kelsey Web Where: Austintown, OH What you do: Zombie and theatrical makeup in addition to classic hair and makeup services When it started: 2012 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zombiegirls3 Phone: 330-718-6574 Earnest: How did you get started? Rikki Farina: Youtube. I actually started teaching myself using Youtube videos during my senior year … More Zombie Girls: Small Business Mondays
It’s Friday and I’m itching for my Saturday off! I’ve got big plans to cuddle up with my dogs and watch the entire Ken Burns documentary of the Roosevelts (mostly for Eleanor, LOVE her) while the snow falls around my little Northeast Ohio house. If you’re thinking I’m a huge nerd and probably 85 years old, … More Awesome Ladies Friday
But also, they’re kind of the best. Today, I called a few select local businesses to let them know about a job that’s waiting for them on earnest. Out of five calls, three were wrong numbers, one was a busy signal (twice) and then an answering machine, and one was AMAZING! The man I spoke to … More Cold Calls are the Worst
Environmental construction is more than a trend, it’s becoming the new norm. According to a study by McGraw-Hill in 2013, 53% of construction firms in the US expect at least 60% of their work to be green in 2015. This timely, exciting, and burgeoning market is set to take off in coming years as the … More 2015 Outlook: Green Construction
Are you a carpenter or do you know someone who is? If the answer is yes, I have some very good news for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the carpenters in your life are about to see a soaring job market with more than 900,000 carpentry jobs in the field by 2022! We’re … More Attention Carpenters!
Personally, my resolutions for this year are: 1. Go to the gym 2. Remember to feed the hedgehog before I go to bed (not at 3am when i wake up panicked, realizing I forgot. Again.) 3. Help you start your business! It’s my mission to give you everything you need to start your own service … More New Year, New Business!
Let’s be honest, every day is women’s entrepreneurship day! On November 19th though, we take a day out of our busy, business-building lives to acknowledge the incredible strides we’ve made, the unique challenges we face, and the uncharted places we’re going. Yesterday was the first ever Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, and it is a big deal. From the Digital Journal: … More #WomenWOW