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When tragedy strikes and lessons learned

Owning a business can be amazing. You make your own money, make your own decisions and make your own schedule. But, recently I’ve learned that tragedy can strike fast. Within one week I learned that my dad’s restaurant was being sued and filing bankruptcy and my fiancé’s work vehicles were set on fire. It has been incredibly heartbreaking and stressful dealing with these incidents, but I hope that by sharing these stories, other business owners will be better prepared for worst case scenarios.

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Business, PersonalKatie Rotanz
New Studio Space!

Many of you know that I’ve just moved into a shared office space in the River Arts District with some amazing women, so for this month’s blog I thought I’d share some of the details about how this got started, why we started it, who is in the space and most importantly, give credit where it is due. Big thanks to my dear friend Derek DiLuzio for the pictures!

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Love to the small businesses!

It’s Small Business Week in Asheville so I decided to give some love to the small bizz owners and share my story of growing up in a family business. Now that I own my own business, I have a huge amount of respect for all you people out there that started your own thing. It has been by far the most rewarding and terrifying experience (and I’m hooked). Want to see a kids menu I drew as a kid? Or funny old pictures? Click to read more!

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One year anniversary in business!

Last January I made a big decision and quit my full time job to go off on my own. A lot of people thought I was crazy, but I knew I was ready. Today marks my one year anniversary in business and it’s been quite the roller coaster ride. It has genuinely been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and while I could talk for days about the best parts of working for myself, I thought it would be way more entertaining to share some less glamorous (and kinda funny) insights into my life as a freelancer. Check it out in this month’s blog.

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