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.

Richele Casazza | Content creator & parts manager for a collision shop

In regards to streaming, content creation and Twitch in general; It is much more labor intensive and time consuming than you’d think from an outside perspective. It can be overwhelming at times and in a lot of cases until you get to an undetermined point, your a one man show. You do the content creation, editing, marketing, networking, all while usually balancing a life outside of it to help support it. Read more>>

J. T. Bishop | Author of Mystery/Thrillers with a Supernatural Edge

As an independent author, many people are unaware of the vast number of challenges, learning curves, adaptability and patience that is required of an author. There are a lot of hats that are necessary for an author to wear. Writing your book is the easy part. What comes after is harder. There’s the editing and proofing, then delivering your manuscript to your Beta and ARC teams, then launching and publishing your book. Read more>>

Brian Wysong | CEO & Co-founder of Tumbleweed TexStyles

Often, people will rave about our success in the t-shirt and apparel industry. People do not realize how many shirt printers, t-shirt brands and apparel companies struggle and fail within the first couple of the years. The reason is that there is a low entry level of investment. Although, it is a very tough industry to grow in. Typically the big businesses or brands dominate the market and have somewhat of a monopoly in the wholesale side of things. So many of those people that rave about our success will make comments about how they want to start their own shirt company because it looks so easy. Read more>>

Sky Cornelius | Fashion Model & Singer

Mental health is incredibly important. The stress from the fashion/modeling and entertainment industry can be overwhelming at times. The stress of always having to be or feel perfect in order to get the job. Constantly comparing yourself to what you see on Instagram and other social media platforms can mess with your mentality on how you view yourself. I believe it is very important to have a healthy relationship with social media if you are in my industry. Read more>>

Casey Yui | Designer & Founder

The design process is long and time consuming to make sure the final product comes out as expected. We base our collections from our personal stories, inspirations, and childhood memories. There can be as many as 6 people involved and months of time spent on research, design, sketches, and prototyping until we send the final designs to our craftsmen. Read more>>