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Posts by Micah Choquette

Tips for sharing your business posts on Facebook

The time was, if your business had a Facebook Page, you were special. Facebook wasn’t being fully utilized by small businesses yet, so getting your business on there gave you a great advantage. These days, everybody and their dog is on Facebook. There are more small businesses on Facebook than there are that have their own…

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Featured Business: Balamachi Salon & Spa

One of Sapulpa’s most beloved salons has just celebrated 5 years on February 12th. We caught up with Shanna Fletcher, owner of the Balamachi Salon & Spa to ask her how she got started and how things have been in the last five years. Balamachi, is a Choctaw word for “make it fragrant”. Shanna found the…

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Will this work? How to make a decision when you’re stuck.

So I’ve been facing a pretty difficult decision over at our sister site, Sapulpa Times. We’re about to open the gates on advertising, and I’ve been struggling with how to handle it. As a web designer, I tend to loathe advertising. It’s typically rampant with flashy ads that pull users away from the content. Most…

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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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