Business Consultant and Coaching

I Stopped Caring 5 Minutes ago: Real Talk About Resumes and Cover Letters

By Sierra Hartman | May 4, 2018

If you think writing a resume and cover letter is hard, try sifting through 1,000 of them to find the handful that aren’t total garbage. As you’re agonizing over whether or not you’ll get called for an interview, don’t forget that there’s a real person on the receiving end of that email. You want that…

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…