Writing

Belmont University Building 2

I’m heading to Belmont University!

When, in February of this year, I learned that O’More College of Design was merging with Belmont University, I experienced mixed emotions. On the one hand, I knew that the school that I loved would cease to exist in its current form and that brought a degree of sadness. On the other hand, I knew that

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Christiana Afotey Making a Difference With Threads by Dreads

I love a success story, and there is much to love about Christiana Afotey and her company, Threads by Dreads. Christiana was a recent participant in the Embark program at Pathway Women’s Business Center here in Nashville. She joined other nascent business owners in a seven-week business planning course designed for entrepreneurs who are looking to clarify

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Nisolo CEO on Measuring Their Impact

One of the things that impress me about creative makers is their desire to have a positive impact on the world. They don’t just want a successful business, they want a successful business makes a difference. In classes, workshops, or when working with individuals, I often bring up Nisolo as an example of how creative makers

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Mill Creek Brewing

In this week’s small business feature at Live Love Laugh Nashville, I got to pay a visit to Mill Creek Brewing Co. and learn more about their beers, their history, and their positioning in the crowded craft beer market.  

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The Seven Percent Solution

In the creative economy, the label “Made In America” is frequently an important element of the brand. The artists and artisans with whom I work, and who are making their art and their products in their studios or workshops, are definitely making in America. Most of the fashion brands with which I am involved proudly

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I’m Writing for Live Laugh Love Nashville!

There is a lot to love about living in Nashville and that’s one of the reasons that I am pleased to announce that I’ve joined the writing staff of Live Laugh Love Nashville, a local blog that focuses on the best of what Nashville has to offer.  Created in 2016 by middle Tennessee native Tiffany

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