ABOUT LAST NIGHT... ✨💫 we kicked-off our 1️⃣st class of Cureate Courses with an incredible group of 17 entrepreneurs who are all at an important growth stage of their businesses. 📷: industry expert @nikkirap discussing the importance of defining your mission and values – e.g. team member recruitment, product creation, and vendor/stakeholder relationships. 🥯 #local #smallbiz inspiration from @callyourmotherdeli, @ravenhookbakehouse 😋
💗✨Happy New Year from Team @cureateco!✨💗 Thank YOU for being a part of our Cureate community. As we enter into this New Year (and new decade!), one of our goals at Cureate is to act with intentionality with how we are growing — and that includes important input and feedback from you. Leave us a comment or a note in our DMs! 🤔what are the ways in which you could feel more supported in 2020 as a #smallbiz owner or as an institution looking to innovate its retail options?
We love @logcabinchocolates and its Owner's story! Thank you so much Allison for always delivering your delicious product with a smile 😊🍫 • • • [repost] So here’s the scoop... I worked as an ER/Trauma nurse in Baltimore for 15 years. The final position of my career in Nursing was here at The University of Maryland. I was also a patient here at Shock Trauma after a terrible car accident in 2012. My life felt like I was just spinning wheels...I knew I needed a change...then, the opportunity to purchase Log Cabin Candies from my family arose. It took me 18 months, while the business lay dormant, to complete contract development and find the funding to make this leap...and believe me...it was a leap!! I had never run a business. I had never made candy. I just knew in my heart that it was the right thing to do for myself, my family and our future. At that time, I had no idea how very much Log Cabin meant to the community...that has been the absolute icing on the cake!! Today I made a delivery to the cafeteria at University of Maryland. Saw familiar faces, got lots of hugs and words of excitement and encouragement. My heart is so very full ❤️ 🍫I am posting this for anyone who may feel like there is no way out in life. For those who are experiencing dark times. I am here to tell you that you can do whatever you set your mind to! It is scary and exhausting, but you CAN change your life and your future. Keep working at it! Don’t get down on yourself or let all the NO’s stop you! 🎄Please share this post so that someone out there today who may be feeling like there is no way out, can read it and feel encouraged!! ✌🏻❤️🍫
What makes a product, a person, an initiative newsworthy? How do you stay relevant and tap into our cultural zeitgeist to get on the radar of journalists and media professionals? 🤓✍️ We sit down with Kara Elder (@_karaelder), food and cooking writer (The Washington Post, Vox, Eaten: A Food History Magazine, and more!), to talk about her collaboration project - SMALL BATCH, People + Recipes from Around DC - with local artist Marcella Kriebel (@marcellakriebel). We chat about the entrepreneurs highlighted in the cookbook, what trends we see emerging for local, small business in 2020, and how to craft a perfect media pitch. #linkinbio