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.

Katie Tufte | Natural Health Advocate

One thing about this industry that I think most people are unaware of, and honestly something I didn’t quite realize at first, was this business is about so much more than selling products. Above and beyond what we are selling, I have found this business has encouraged personal development and pushed me outside my comfort level, all while lifting and inspiring others along the way. I’ve been given a combination of tools to teach me how to run my own business, find financial independence, health and well-being to build lasting and productive relationships. Read more>>

Elisse Gabriel | Senior Copywriter & Editor

Unlike fine artists, who typically have a trademark style, content writers’ styles can and should vary to adapt to their client’s brand, mission, and target audience. After all, it’s not about us, it’s about you. We’re used to shifting gears, adjusting our tone, phrasing, and verbiage depending on the media and the intended goal. After stretching our writing muscles to craft a range of short- and long–form content, jumping to a new type of writing is usually just a matter of understanding the length and format of the piece. We’re very adaptable. Read more>>

Diane Lewis | Co-Founder of Back The Blue K-9 Force

Law enforcement departments have budgets that need to cover many needs. We with Back The Blue K-9 Force made the decision 4 years ago that we wanted to help protect the Hero K-9’s. The three co-founders knew that the safer we keep the K-9’s the safer they can keep their handlers and all the other Officers. The pop and lock systems that Back The Blue K-9 Force was able to purchase with donated funds enable the handlers to press a button on their belts and the dog door on the vehicle opens. The K-9 can then help apprehend the bad person. One of our local handlers had made a traffic stop. The driver started hitting the handler on the head more than 20 times. The handler’s glasses were broken. The handler was able to lean back and hit the door pop. The K-9 flew out and the bad person gave up. Read more>>

Ashlee Burke | Photographer

I believe that one of the biggest misconceptions many people have about photography these days is that it’s just ‘clicking a button’. Cell phones have put a camera (and editing software) in so many more people’s hands, allowing them to take really great photos. However, I have seen this skew people’s perceptions about what truly goes into creating a beautiful image. Yes, snapping the shot is an important step, but it isn’t the only step. Similarly, photography is not just editing either. In my opinion, those who are true professionals are the ones who effortlessly bridge the two. What I believe many fail to recognize is just how much time and effort goes into the process. In my business, family and lifestyle photography, there are three important things that happen behind the scene that make a huge difference in the final product delivered. Read more>>