As a small business owner, one of my favorite things is collaborating with like-minded business owners who have the same passion and drive to make their dreams a reality. We learn so much from each other – our ups, downs, inspirations, and what keeps us going, because being an Entreprenuer is REALLY hard. This week, I am proud to partner with Melissa Portell of Letters by Angelie, a dog-loving business inspired by her late Boston Terrier, Angely.  She creates water color and acrylic pet portraits, as well as stickers, prints, t-shirts and pins. Read her story below, and then keep scrolling for an awesome giveaway! “Letters by Angelie sounds like a simple title, but it has a deeper meaning for me. My dog passed away on October 2, 2017. She was a fourteen year old Boston Terrier. I used to call her “my sweet partner”. I got her when I…

One of the most important things a small business owner needs, especially one that has to do a lot of designing, printing, assembling, mailing, is an office. It needs to be functional so you can stay organized and easily get anything you need within reach. That’s why when we first moved into our home, it was one of the first things I started designing. In my old office, it was way too small, and had no place for all of my supplies. The tiny closet held all my clothes, as the bedroom could only fit my husband’s wardrobe. All of my shipping materials were stored in the basement, so I would have to schlep down there everytime I shipped an order. During the busy seasons, I brought up a bunch of materials so I could easily have them on hand. However, they just sat there, leaning against my desk. I…

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