Business Consultant and Coaching

How I met my Cofounder: A Lesson in Literacy and Prejudice

By Sierra Hartman | April 27, 2018

Let’s pretend you’re a writer and you’re looking for work. You hit up Craigslist to see what’s available locally and you find an ad titled “Freelance Writers.” It sounds interesting but the ad itself is peppered with typos and grammatical errors. You wonder to yourself, “Is this just a clever recruiting strategy? Perhaps a subtle…

Some Jobs Train Through Powerpoint, This One Takes You to Nicaragua

By Sierra Hartman | March 7, 2018

Meeting someone who takes pride in their craft often leaves you with a feeling of inspiration. When the president of the world’s finest cigar company spends two solid days teaching you everything there is to know about making cigars, it’ll leave you with a new idea of what “pride in craftsmanship” means. So when William…

Smokin Willy’s | Seattle Cider Tour 2017

By William Manzanares | November 23, 2017

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By William Manzanares | September 13, 2017

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Why you need a mentor

By William Manzanares | August 8, 2017

‘Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood’ by Trevor Noah

By William Manzanares | July 14, 2017

Hands down one of the best books by Trevor Noah, host of the “Daily Show.” “Born a Crime” tells the stories of his younger life growing up in South Africa born of a white father and black mother, which was a crime in those days. I have to admit I listened to the book on…

How to Build Wealth

By William Manzanares | July 12, 2017

If you can dream it, you can do it

By William Manzanares | July 12, 2017

How Working In a Smoke Shop Could Be The Best Career Move You’ll Ever Make

By Sierra Hartman | June 28, 2017

When I first met William Manzanares we spent a long time talking about employees. Not just his employees, but the whole concept of what employees mean to a business. I’ve worked for a few companies that focused primarily on the more tangible aspects of business like sales and expansion while disregarding major issues like poor…

Looking for a chance

By William Manzanares | May 30, 2017

ussell Wilson In past articles I pretty much complained about find skilled workers. At the time I saw the articles more of me asking questions to see if any other manager or owner were facing the same obstacles. When I got reaction to the articles, I realized that others read the articles as me not…