Betsy Mikesell is the CEO and inventor of Beddy's zippered bedding. We're so excited to hear from Betsy in person at our June 21st event on how to boost Instagram engagement and we hope to see you there too. To learn more about Betsy and how she built her successful company as an answer to an everyday problem she faced, keep reading below!
How would you describe yourself in 10 words or less?
I’m a split red/yellow personality. (Even when I retook the test and picked different answers I was a yellow/red haha). A few of my words would be excited, happy, and creative. I get excited about random things, like when a restaurant has Diet Dr Pepper, or when I see a cute pair of shoes. I also love creating things, like a pair of earrings that I can’t find in stores.
By Braider Wendy Lee
I'm an avid skier but I've come to realize that there is a myriad of options to play in the snow without dropping a lot of money on gear and putting yourself through the pain of learning how to resort ski. Utah's amazing landscape offers boundless other recreation and it doesn't have to be painfully expensive or physically painful.
We have so many winter activities to choose from. If you don't know where to start, I've put together a few tips to help you get into the outdoor winter adventure spirit. I hope that my tips below will help you find an activity that fits you, your family, and your lifestyle.
Braider Lauren Laws is a local practitioner of Hygge, which is something that can come in handy during the dreary winter season. Read on to learn about how Hygge can make winter life a little better.
According to Denmark Tourism, “Hygge actually comes from a Norwegian word meaning "well-being." It first appeared in Danish writing in the 18th century and has been embraced by the Danes ever since! Hygge is a tricky word to define, it's a feeling, an experience, a sensation. It means creating a warm atmosphere. It is enjoying the good things in life with good people.”
I am not Danish, but I love to be cozy so if you follow with me I will teach you Hygge according to me. Winter can be rough. It can make you clinically SAD or just plain bummed out. But embracing Hygge means that dark doesn’t have to be dreary and cold doesn’t have to be miserable.
Camila Souza runs BG Truffles, a local Utah business that hand makes Brazilian style truffles. To meet Camila, keep scrolling after the jump!
Hi, my name is Trevor Christensen. I’m a photographer based in Provo. My background is in photojournalism, these days I specialize in portraiture and events, with a little fine art on the side. If you’ve seen my work it might be from the time I had a project go viral or photography I’ve done for Alison Faulkner.
Life as a full-time freelance photographer leaves me constantly asking myself how I’m going to make enough to pay the bills. The bulk of my income has traditionally been portrait photography and events, but recently I’ve branched out to consulting, teaching and last season I tried my hand at my first real print sale.
I teamed up with my friend and photography print sale veteran Laura Hendricks to share with you about how to set up a print sale, how to market the sale, failures we experienced, and how to make that sweet sweet cash money.
We're starting a new workshop series this year that covers life skills. This month, we talked about how to prepare for a financially secure future. To read 10 tips that will help you get on your way, keep scrolling below!
Cristi Cash is an illustrator for local software company Banzai and is also working on launching her own business. Read more about her and her why below!
We're well into the holiday season, and people are feeling generous. In addition to doing good on your own or with your family, there is a great opportunity to do good through your business. Below are some best practice tips from Braider Melissa Sevy, the founder of Musana, Fair Kind, and Givv, on how your company can effectively engage in social good.
We got to learn a bit about Cassie Bingham, a local Braider who hopes to make big change in the world. To read about the "why" behind Cassie's story, keep scrolling below!
How would you describe yourself in 10 words or less?
Explorer and advocator of truth, value, and beauty.
Adrian Ellison (pictured here on the right), the Director of Corporate Partnerships at Master Metabolic talked a bit about ways that she keeps her engine fueled during the holidays. For a peek into her world of nutrition, keep reading below!
Can we start by agreeing to not FEAR the food this holiday? For those of us trying to maintain healthy standards during Holiday Season, it is easy to find ourselves with thoughts like, “Can I have more self control this year?” or “I will start being healthy after this binge week.” Or worst of all, if you took an early plunge and have been on the latest fad diet, you are now explaining to your family members why you can't enjoy anything but sparkling water and air. These mindsets can be problematic.
Holidays like Thanksgiving and even Christmas are about embracing gratitude for the things we have, and let me tell you, we all have a mouth that wants to be fed and a metabolism that strives to burn faster. So stop with all the worries, those are so last holiday season. Here I will share my top seven tips for maintaining a healthy body and mindset during this year’s most wonderful time of the year.
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