A few weeks ago, Deb and I were asked to speak on a “Sales for Small Business Success” panel at the Boston Spark and Hustle Conference. It was a great opportunity to get out of the studio and share what we’ve learned over the past 11 years … for what it’s worth! In addition to talking about our sales strategy we also spent time meeting other small business owners and hearing about their struggles and successes thus far. It was inspiring to be around other women entrepreneurs and we were reminded of all the heart, sweat, and muscle we’ve put into Smudge Ink. We felt proud of ourselves and humbled to be included in this conference. Thanks to Tory and Alex for having us. And to any of you who may contemplate a journey into being your own boss, be sure to check out Spark and Hustle. You’re guaranteed to find an inspiring community to help nudge, support, and cheer you along the way.