Small Business Development Center


Wizard of Oz ImageFor folks new to business, figuring out how to manage one can seem a little bit like getting to the Wizard’s chamber in the Wizard of Oz. 

There’s a long road just to get to the Emerald City, there’s a guardian at the gate, lengthy hallways and multiple areas to walk through in the city. When you finally get to the mysterious inner royal chamber which is equiv... Read more

You know that amazing, tangible sense of passion, talent and determination when you’re interacting with someone who is seeking and living their truth? Imagine a room full of women whose energy felt like that… times a million.  

That is exactly how the Daring Women event felt. Between the speakers (small business owners to Alaska Airlines board members) and crowd, it was definitely an energetic, inspiring and empowering room to be in!

While there are many points that hit home, here are few of my takeaways and an amazing c... Read more

“Did you ever stop to think that a dog is the only animal that doesn't have to work for a living? A hen has to lay eggs, a cow has to give milk, and a canary has to sing. But a dog makes his living by giving you nothing but love." -Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Historically, I haven’t been a big advocate of having dogs in the work place. I think they smell, they’re walking biohazards, I’m usually a little wary they’re going to bite me (it’s happened a couple of times), they’re noisy, and unlike cats, they need a lot of attention. Some... Read more


cpa t-shirt

My father was a CPA with a sense of humor. While the literal translation of CPA is Certified Public Accountant, my dad had t-shirts printed up for his team emphasizing and embracing the stereotype often associated with accountants.

Meanwhile, my dad’s younger brother loved poking fun at my dad. I’ll never forget my Uncle Gary saying to me, “Sherri, as an acco... Read more

Gritworks Athletic Training Staff

Achieving Your Personal Best - In Life, Sports, or Business

"Some will winsome will lose. Some were born to sing the blues." (Don't Stop Believin' - Journey)

This week I had the honor of attending the one year anniversary and open house celebration of Gritworks Athletics.

Steve... Read more