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Archive for August 2015

How a first-grade teacher built a better brand than you

My son just started first grade at school and I’m extremely impressed with his teacher, Miss Honeycutt. She was polite and sweet in the way that all first-grade teachers should be, but in addition to that, she has built a brand for herself that would seriously compete with most small businesses. As a teacher, she’s wholly…

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Featured Business: DeVries Farms

Located off Hwy 33, west of John Christner Trucking, DeVries Farms is not like the other vendors at Sapulpa Main Street Route 66 Farmer’s Market. They have no produce to speak of, other than farm-fresh eggs. The primary product they offer at their booth is bars of homemade soap, made from goat’s milk and an…

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Success in business means doing the small things well.

Sapulpa Businesses, I’m going make this easy: Answer. Your. Phone. Running a business isn’t easy by any stretch. Those of us who have to run small businesses or single-person startups are well aware of this fact. Too often, we find ourselves having to don the many hats of the business owner purely out of necessity.…

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Featured Business: Our Family Bakery

This week at the Sapulpa Main Street Route 66 Farmers Market I met Lisa, from Our Family Bakery, who has operated out of Sapulpa for the last two years. The assortment of goodies was awesome: all manner of baked breads, cookies and mini-pies were available, including banana, pumpkin and chocolate chip. I was fascinated to learn however,…

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