Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Alexa Black | Stay at home mom & clippie creator

One thing that I don’t think outsiders realize is that this was just a hobby for me. I am a stay at home mom, and when I started this one year ago, I had one child in school, one in part time preschool and a newborn. I guess I needed something else to help fill up that time when the kids were at school. So I started making resin hair clips for fun! It completely took off in a very short amount of time. I still consider this a hobby, because being a parent comes first. But it’s quickly turning into a full time job it seems and I love it! It’s still so fun for me and I can’t wait to see where it takes us! Read more>>

DAWN CHAU | Founder Paradigm Interior Design

That it’s not as easy as all the home improvement shows make it out to be. Projects don’t happen in a few weeks In fact some projects can last years especially if you’re doing a large renovation that involves an architect, city review and permitting, etc. If you are doing a remodel, there is so much planning before the physical project even begins. Planning ahead helps expedite the project so that once the contractor arrives, it’s smooth sailing. These types of shows set unrealistic expectations for our clients. Read more>>

Gracelyn . | Sustainability Consultant

What people do know about my industry is wrapped up in the John Oliver Infrastructure eipsode caption: “[Our] crumbling infrastructure: It’s not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one. ” I am in the industry of municipal services, or more to the point the systems of infrastructure that delivers those services. People don’t think about it at all. Or they think about it but only when something goes wrong or taxes go up. Read more>>