We asked some of the brightest folks in the community to open up to us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

ridget Bagel | Co-Founder, Postcard Foods

The most important lesson our business has taught us is to listen to our audience and meet them where they’re at. For us, this meant making the transition to delivering our frozen meals and soups directly to homes along the front range. A lot of entrepreneurs get caught up in forcing their vision for their business onto their clientele instead of keeping their eyes and ears open to what folks are asking of them. When we originally launched, we saw ourselves strictly as a retail outpost. Once Covid hit, we were forced to explore delivering to homes, a revenue stream we originally had zero intention of trying out, and it has become the bread and butter of our business. We have also started meeting our audience where they are at by adding two new in-store freezers to Molly’s Spirits, an innovative curator of regional and up-and-coming adult beverages, in both their Lakeside and Greenwood Village locations. We feel so fortunate to have this introduction to customers who we already know want to enjoy a unique variety of delicious offerings at home. Read more>>

Lauren Hitchell | Business Owner | Dance and Fitness Instructor

I would say that the most important lesson my business has taught me is to stay fluid, to adapt and to overcome…especially through COVID. As a business owner, being able to adapt and overcome challenges is a necessary skill at all times, but COVID definitely made me find new and creative ways to continue to grow and build my business even when the odds were not in my favor. Read more>>

Dee Shields | Author, Speaker & Podcast Host

The most rewarding and important lesson behind being a Podcast host and a Creator is understanding that everyone has a personal story that matters, and that we all can learn some lesson, even if a small one, from each story that we hear, from every person that we interact with; from every breaking news or viral story, a message or lesson is there. Read more>>