Now, beyond digital marketing, I have been a business owner in one way or another right out of college and have much to offer on the business-building topic in general.
If you are a fan of Nantucket Island or spent summers there in college, you may have seen the restaurant that I ran and owned for nearly 15 years, starting my sophomore summer of college, called The Morning Glory Café.
If you’ve ever had a Morning Glory Muffin around the country, that recipe was born on Nantucket at the Morning Glory Cafe.
Now let me tell you, there is so much insight and wisdom to gain:
- running a seasonal, bustling restaurant,
- with lines out the door most of the day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner),
- out of a challenging facility (an old scallop shack built in the 1960s-ish?!?),
- not to mention staffing and housing issues on Nantucket, and any resort communities, for that matter.
I always felt like outside of an MBA, owning a seasonal restaurant in a bustling resort town was a close second to honing many skills.
What other businesses have I launched?
While running the restaurant, I got bored and wanted something more.
So I started a specialty home furnishings, gifts, and décor store on Nantucket, which eventually turned into a full-time retail operation in Boston’s Back Bay on Newbury Street. This business, known as Sweet Peas Home, I owned and operated for ten years.
From this, I branched into a mail-order catalog, an e-commerce website, and wholesale lines of goods, which have led to trade shows, specialty retail store launch consulting, and small-scale manufacturing.
So, there are a lot of topics I can cover in this podcast. And if you have particular questions or issues beyond digital marketing, I welcome them.
And on that note, you can ask me a question that could eventually become a podcast at TheAthenaArena.com/questions
This podcast will come out every Wednesday.
And next week, I will cover the topic of “Mastering Your Inner Game.”
What does it mean, and why does it matter?
Thank you for joining me as we evolve in creating simple, impactful content marketing strategies for your business and mastering your inner game.