Five Friday Links: Blooming Businesses

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Friday has come again and that means it’s time for another round up of links! From food and crafting to alone time, we hope these inspirational stories are of value to you!

Kailey Gilchrist: From Foodie to Founder
After her mother passed away, Kailey Gilchrist needed a way to keep their strong connection (and love for Italian cooking) alive. After spending hours perfecting recipes, she launched her dairy-free, gluten-free jarred sauce line in Ontario, Canada. This Futurepreneur Canada video tells her story.

A Business in Bloom
Meghan Neumann and Debbie Schwartz are in the “business of making things grow” – primarily other small businesses! The mother and daughter duo own Scattered Seeds, a local company that hosts large craft shows. They are gearing up for their first Winnipeg Home & Garden Show on April 1 – 3. Read about them in this Winnipeg Free Press feature.

Rohn: The Best Ways to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination: the hard-to-break habit that many of us struggle with for many different reasons. Jim Rohn of Success.com shares his suggestions for quitting the excuses and getting down to work.

How to Steal Time for Yourself
Between running your business, personal commitments and everything else in between, it can be hard to find time for yourself. Alone time is important though because it allows you to reflect on what you’re doing, why you’re doing it and how you can do it better! Here are some tips on how to create that much needed time for yourself.

The Beginner’s Guide to Advertising on Instagram   
When advertising on Instagram was first launched, many people weren’t happy with the conditions. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, the ads were often expensive and offered limited audience targeting. They’ve since improved things and this Shopify article provides you with a step-by-step manual on how to do it.

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Have a great weekend!