Category: Entrepreneurship

When its time for your brand to grow up

When its time for your brand to grow up

I should have seen it coming. This past year has been a fantastic one for Manic Trout, the growth so far having exceeded all expectations and I am both in awe and proud of it. So...

A few of my favorite things from this week

A few of my favorite things from this week

Ahhhhhh, Friday. Really, there is no meaning in the last day of the week for me as I tend to work on weekends too but whateves, its a good day to share what excited...

Panning for gold

Panning for gold

The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30…What I learned about bombing as a writer at Saturday Night is that you can’t be too worried about your “permanent...

Being a guest on a TV show

Being a guest on a TV show

Friday was an exciting day, I was invited to be a guest on studio 512, a lifestyle show here in Austin on KXAN (NBC) hosted by Amanda Tatom. It was for an episode of favorite things,...

I can tell you, but then I’d have to kill you

I can tell you, but then I’d have to kill you

  I joke around with friends of mine who have related businesses that kids these days have it so easy to start a handmade business. There are shelves of books, hundreds of blogs, dozens...

A few of my favorite things from this week

A few of my favorite things from this week

It’s the Friday at the end of a short week, why do those always seem the most painful? As I am in a vortex of procrastination this morning, it seems the perfect time to share...

Laboring on labor day

Laboring on labor day

I’m spending most of the day in the studio today…what? Did you really think I would have it any other way? I’m actually really enjoying the quiet that comes from a holiday on a...

Having work friends when you work from home

Having work friends when you work from home

One of the hardest parts of working from home is that you don’t have colleagues. Besides the inability to delegate, ask for help and share the work of a big project, the issue is...