Catch the latest How I Flourish feature!

  • Ready for the first How I Flourish in Iowa small business feature?! ✨ Today, Michelle Myers is sharing her story of starting Dirt Road Candle Co. and selling hand poured soy candles, wax melts, room sprays, and candle accessories.
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Head over to the blog (link in bio) to read more about this lovely maker and her hobby-turned-small business, @dirtroadcandleco, which has become my go-to shop for candles.
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Thanks for sharing your story, Michelle!
  • Here's a virtual bouquet of flowers 💐 from me to you this Valentine's Day! Business owner life isn't always easy or glamorous, but know that you're seen and appreciated!
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I know the many hours you devote to pursue these passions of yours, how you stay true to your vision and seek to make a positive impact in others' lives, and how you're making the community, and our world, a better place to live.
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This V Day, let's celebrate the small business owners in our lives!
  • Happy Valentine's Day, friends! ❤️ I love any day that I get to love on others, especially this guy. We're almost 2.5 years into marriage, and I'm guessing that our newlywed phase will never end.
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He cooks the most delicious dinners, listens to all of my Enneagram type 6 worries, and handles 99.9% of overnight @darcieandruby potty breaks. I don't know what I'd do without this husband and business partner of mine!
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Who are you loving on today?
  • The How I Flourish in Des Moines blog series is growing! ✨ Starting this Friday, I'm kicking off its new sister series, How I Flourish in Iowa. Along with features on Des Moines-based women in business, you will be able to read about makers and biz owners from across the state of Iowa!
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I can't wait to share the upcoming lineup of Iowa fempreneurs with you on Flourish Fridays. We have so many women, and women-built brands, to celebrate in this state!
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More details are on the blog!
  • Because who really has it all together? In my book, joy comes from serving others in the best way I can, showing up with positivity and kindness, and remembering to fill up my cup every now and then.
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How do you find joy in #smallbusinesslife?
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Thanks for your inspiring words, @emilyley!
  • Calling all creatives, makers, bloggers, and fempreneurs! 📣 I want to learn what's on your heart when it comes to marketing your business.
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Why? Because learning about *you* helps me truly serve you, and creatives/makers/bloggers like you, in the best way possible with my upcoming marketing and content creation services.
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Sure, I have ideas of what I think is helpful and valuable, but they're only impactful if they resonate with your dreams, goals, and frustrations.
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That's why I have a quick survey 📝 ready for you to let out some of those dreams and fears! It'll only take five minutes (I swear!), and at the end, you can enter to win a free marketing q&a call with me.
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Would 30 minutes of marketing guidance and coaching help you gain confidence in your next marketing steps? 🙋🏼 Head to the link in my bio to answer the survey and get yourself entered!
  • One of my favorite Sunday rituals: prepping for the work week ahead.
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I used to dread the end of the weekend, the end of my “free time”. But now I love all that the start to the week brings! I’ve learned that intentionally planning my time makes me happier and allows me to better serve my clients.
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Now, on Sunday afternoons you can find me spending some time at my desk, with a Spotify playlist on play and a @dirtroadcandleco candle lit. I organize my to-do list, schedule emails, and work on some passion projects.
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What does YOUR Sunday look like?
  • Happy Flourish Friday! Over on the blog, local chiropractor and self-care advocate Dr. Rebecca Lake is sharing how she followed her passions, leading to small business ownership and her own chiropractic practice.
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Dr. Rebecca is such a joy to meet and follow online! (If you're not already following her, go ahead @shinechirodsm) Whether you're a patient, a blog reader, or a social media follower, I find that her emphasis on self-care and self-worth brighten everyone's lives.
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Make your Friday a #friyay and read up on Dr. Rebecca's small business story in today's How I Flourish in Des Moines feature! ✨