Posts tagged "entrepreneur"

Dd Entrepreneur School: Lesson #3

Lesson #3: Find Time for Yourself (aka schedule break time…seriously) If you’ve been there then you know! If you haven’t then let me tell you… once you get a business going it rolls and rolls.   There’s always something to do, and it’s always your responsibility to do it.  Take Barre for example.  My day...

Dd Entrepreneur School: Lesson #2

How to be comfortable admitting you have no clue what you’re doing! When Aaron and I first decided to contract out the manufacturing of our Barres (for various reasons, such as restricted space in our tiny galley kitchen, total lack of time, and cost-effectiveness, to name a few) we made some calls to local nutrition...

Dd Entrepreneur School, Edition 1!

    Greetings Dders! Aaron and I and the Dd team felt—in the true Dd spirit of innovation, education and new possibilities—strongly that we should share with you what we’ve learned while starting our new business, Barre. Over the course of the past year or so, we’ve certainly had so many lessons, some large and...

The definition of an entrepreneur

  I didn’t even have to look for this article. It was literally delivered to me … in my e-mail inbox, via Linkedin. After reading it I felt inclined to share with my fellow Dders. The article is from INC.; Titled “What’s an Entrepreneur? The Best Answer Ever,” the short read breaks down the profession...

Barre Blast Off, er, Reveal!

I’ve been hearing the word LAUNCH so often lately. It’s starting to sound a little weird to me.  It seems to imply something is going to blast off and be catapulted beyond the stratosphere… After many months of preparation, Aaron and I are officially “launching” our product, Barre – a real food bar made by...

Le Grande Corniche, CA

Starting Your Own Business, Tip #32:  Take some time for yourself The hamster wheel never stops. There’s always stuff to do, and it’s always your job to do it.  But better busy than bored, right?  You wake up the morning thinking Hmm, not exactly certain what I’ll be doing today, but I am sure that...

Raising the Barre on Nutrition: A New Food Bar Made by Dancers

Through an old Milwaukee Ballet friend of mine, Alison Kappes (current dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre), I was made aware of a fantastic new foodie duo:  Julia Erickson and Aaron Ingley. Julia, a principal dancer with PBT, and Aaron, a former dancer with the company for 9 seasons, have joined forces to create Barre:  the...