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Back in 2008 or 2009, I offered an Etsy class at my art studio and taught a small group of artists how to sell their work online.In that class was Jeanne Nivard of Jeanne's Bags and Carol Law Conklin of Amity Farm Batik. Both are incredible...

This morning I presented a seminar on Developing Your Brand.I was fairly terrified, but I think it went pretty well. I got some chuckles and good feedback afterward. If you were there, thank you so much for coming, and I hope you got something out...

This morning, two hours ago, Advokate won the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce's Independent Business of the Year award.  I think it's a story about how nothing goes to waste; that cliché of everything happening for a reason. If my life didn't go exactly the way...

So, hi.Things are rolling along here in the Advokate office.For a while there it was too busy to breathe (that's a good thing!), and now finally there is a moment to catch up here on the Advokate blog.We are doing okay. 2012 was up 40%...

Rock Hill Bakehouse Cafe holds a special place in my heart. It's where I met my husband Cory for the first time, back even before he hosted their open mic, which he did for more than two years. Rock Hill and Wallabee's Jazz Bar is where...

I know what you're thinking. "Two blog posts in one week!? Madness!"But I'm realizing that I haven't announced that I'm back to work after my maternity leave and perhaps ought to say something about that. Like, for example, "Hello! I'm back from maternity leave!"So: Hello!...