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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Marketing Speak Explained: A Lexicon for Artists

  What is Marketing? Marketing, like any other profession, uses an extensive technical vocabulary. While that vocabulary makes it possible for marketing professionals to communicate quickly and effectively, it can create challenges people who aren’t marketers to understand. That vocabulary has also arisen through decades of application to large consumer products businesses and mapping those

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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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Nashville Fashion Alliance Economic Impact Release Replay

Last week marked the release of the Nashville Fashion Alliance’s Economic Impact study. I’ve written about the highlights and provided my take on what this means to our growing fashion industry. But you don’t have to take my word for it… You can watch the replay of the live event. You can also read the news coverage

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