Category: Entrepreneurship

The evolution of blogging

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...

DIY Planner Perfection

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

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...

Deep Thoughts on Entrepreneurship and How It Really Affects Your Personal Life

Deep Thoughts on Entrepreneurship and How It Really Affects Your Personal Life

I started Manic TroutĀ in January of 2003. For years, I worked full time as well so I could put all of the income from the business back into it. In 2011, I moved to...

Random Deep Thoughts from The Past Week

Random Deep Thoughts from The Past Week

1. As a designer, there is no better feeling than having customers who not only “gets you” and shows this by buying tons of your work, but want to tell everyone they meet about...

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 forĀ being a derogatory and sexist...