Working Women

How do you do it all? As I sit down to write this, I have just finished a walk while listening to Kristin Tippet’s podcast with Brene Brown, which I highly recommend. Two things struck me as I started the walk. The first is that I actually questioned myself as to whether it was okay…

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They say if you’re not growing, you’re dying…

Adding a new offering to your list of services can capture new clients and increase your business.  But when is a good time to add a new service? As a business owner myself, I can feel when the market/client is asking for it or my heart is wanting a new challenge.  At Pacific Perks Coffee,…

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Small Business: I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know

You start in business because you have a passion for something, whether it is beautiful landscaping, making pies, coffee or whatever it may be.  That entrepreneur is moved to go into business because of their passion.  But what happens when you get into the business and you realize there is so much “stuff” to do…

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Season of Gratitude

  It is a beautiful Fall Sunday and I am enjoying the couch, the blanket on my legs and my puppy that lies in the crease of my legs.  I took a minute to pick up the latest issue of “O” magazine (November 2018 Volume 19, Number 11). It is always such a treat to…

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Planning Food & Drink For Events

Whether you are planning a private party or the big corporate bash, it can be challenging to determine how much food and drink to order. Event planners are good people to have in your corner and can help you nail it on the head. But if you’re planning it all on your own, we’ve come…

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go …

Owning a mobile café does have its challenges, but they are so easily overshadowed by the daily benefits we are fortunate enough to take advantage of. We relish in the fact that we get to drive new routes every day, experience new areas, cruise down new windy roads, and learn about industries we had no…

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MS Support

MS affects a lot of people in the Pacific NW – and everywhere. It seems everyone knows someone who faces the daily challenges of it. Pacific Perks is one of those and actually the reason for its creation. My husband, Jim, has had MS for 15 years and it has slowly changed our lives. The…

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Bar

If you are having a holiday gathering and want to do something special for your guests, a Hot Cocoa Bar is all the rage! In fact, Pacific Perks Coffee, LLC has launched a Gourmet Hot Cocoa Bar with a menu featuring the following drinks: Candy Cane Cocoa Snicker Doodle Smores Raspberry White Truffle Salted Caramel…

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Have you ever been in the Arena?

If you know of Brene’ Brown, you know what the title is referring to. If you haven’t heard of her, check out her Ted Talk that affected so many people and brought the topic of shame and vulnerability to the forefront.  Along with her 20 years of experience, she is insightful, real and you feel…

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Guaranteed Success for Small Business Owners

As a small business owner for about 8 years, I am amazed we have grown year after year, but I am even more blown away by how easily it can be to separate yourself from others in business. What seems to be basic business practice is not that way to everyone. I am not trying…

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Growth in Small Business

The economy today is the best it has been since 2007! For small business owners who have hung in there during the recession, this improvement has been such a welcoming relief. With that, it’s now time to ramp up! Are we ready?! Though we are moving forward, the recession is still in our rear view…

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Caregiving

National Nursing Home Week is coming up May 8-14 and I wanted to speak a little bit about caregiving, as it is close to my heart. My husband was diagnosed with MS at the age of 28. We had just been married for 2 years. Thus began my journey as a caregiver … and a…

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