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.

Patrina Pelton-Smith | Principal Consultant

I began The Business of Charity, LLC because many new non-profit leaders, and some older ones, do not recognize that non-profit organizations are businesses, with all the needs and requirements of a traditional retail business, such as accounting, human resources, and administration. The Business of Charity, LLC helps them to build that infrastructure so they can seek funding, not just donations. Read more>>

Clayton Harkey | Co-Owner, Founder, & CEO

“Genuine Leather”. Genuine leather doesn’t just mean that the product is made of real leather (which it is), but it also means it is the lowest quality of all products made out of real leather. … It’s made by splitting a piece of full-grain leather and sanding away any imperfections in the hide and stamping a fake grain on it. Because of this, you’re left with a product that wears out, not in. At Twisted Arrow, we DO NOT use genuine leather, rather, full grain leather only in all our leather goods so that they patina well, wear in, and last forever. Read more>>

Dawn Jones | Political Organizer & Activist

Organizing is the gate way to real change. Many people think organizing is just volunteer based work, but it is a career for many. It is probably one of the most difficult roles in any political campaign, you have to know how to connect with people, how to galvanize them, you have to know exactly which strategy and tactics to use to get to your goal, you have to be extremely equip. Read more>>

Brittni Dones | Licensed Therapist

Therapists have to over indulge in self care due to the amount of energy it takes to assist in healing others. Read more>>

Kevin Atkinson | Partner/Owner – Texas Pride Disposal

People tend to perceive the garbage industry as being run by a bunch of mobsters when in reality some of the best people around are involved. I tell everyone this is a great industry to be in because of the people, whether it be a competitor who you can go head to head against and then turn around and catch up over a beer with, or the dedicated people on the front lines who go out every day, rain or shine, heat or cold, and proudly service our customers. Read more>>

Tom R. Chambers | Photographer and Visual Artist

I have a photography background in commercial, sports, medical, and political, but I am also a digital and conceptual artist with many exhibitions to my credit. Read more>>