Category: Entrepreneurship

Annual Blog Makeover

Ah yes, another year gone by, another blog template that no longer looks up to par.  I sat down last night on a mission. Well on a multi faceted mission. I set out to...

Lucky 13?

This morning I had all of these notifications on LinkedIn and wondered what was up. What’s up is that today is the 13 year anniversary of when I legally made Manic Trout a company!!...

Rejection

One of the realities of being an artist/designer/maker is that in order to sell your work, you have to put yourself out there. In putting yourself out there, you have to be ready to...

The evolution of blogging

Having an online business for more than decade has been a constant exercise in learning and adjusting to new technology. I’m usually pretty quick to accept and adapt, with of course a few exceptions...

Planner

DIY Planner Perfection

We all know I have an obsession with calendars, but for the most part my addiction to planners has been pretty minimal. Mostly because I just gave up on finding what I wanted, and...

Deep Thoughts From The Past Week

1. Feedback from people that get you and what you do is invaluable. I have had two interactions this week, one with a wholesale customer and one with a magazine editor who both inspired...

Spring Cleaning: blog edition

Spring Cleaning: blog edition

You know how you sometimes put things off until the breaking point, and then you have a big mess to deal with? Yeah, that happened this weekend with the blog. It started innocently enough,...

Top 5 reasons bossy women make awesome friends

Top 5 reasons bossy women make awesome friends

Over the past year, thanks largely to Sheryl Sandberg, Tiny Fey, Sophia Amoruso and Amy Poehler the term bossy has become a hot topic. Mainly for being called out for being a derogatory and sexist...