Sorry We're Closed

Sorry we're closed.  It's what you see as you walk the streets of Martha's Vineyard.  It's what you'll hear if you call up one of your favorite restaurants for dinner reservations for a table for two. As a consumer and year-round Island resident in January, seeing these words when you walk up to the door can be a real drag.  Living in a seasonal resort community through four seasons can take some getting used to if you're new to the area.  But even those of us who grew up in this environment have to get creative with local resources, plan travel excursions and adjust family life to avoid seasonal boredom and ending up like Jack with "The Shining" syndrome.

If you live in a resort community, how do you mix things up in the off season so that you aren't going through in-season withdrawals?  Or do you look forward to the quiet and tranquility and re-connecting with family and friends when things are less busy?

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What keeps you busy during the off-season?  Are you working on your business?  Making travel plans?  Conquering personal goals?  Whatever you're doing, don't end up like Jack.

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Need help creating a plan to get you to the next level?  Contact me today so that your plan is in place before summer! 

Coming Soon to The Hustle Shop!

I'm excited to share with you a couple of the designs that will be showing up in The Hustle Shop! Each week you will see The Shop filled with inspirational, stylish and educational products and services.  Which of these two is your favorite?

Got a Haters Fan Base?  I know I do! Tell them to make sure they spell your name right and then send them on their way to keep them moving!

Got a Haters Fan Base?  I know I do! Tell them to make sure they spell your name right and then send them on their way to keep them moving!

Do you hustle with caffeine?  Do you turn coffee meetings into income?  However you function, make sure you are turning that coffee into money by the end of the day!

Do you hustle with caffeine?  Do you turn coffee meetings into income?  However you function, make sure you are turning that coffee into money by the end of the day!

Need help expanding your Haters Fan Base?  Reach out to me today for a free coaching consult! 

Shop Local- Martha's Vineyard & Cape Cod

Hustle & Thrive Company was born out of my passion for entrepreneurship and the desire to help keep small local merchant doors open.  When we shop local, we strengthen our local communities and create opportunities for future generations. Our Main Streets are not just on Main Street.  Local jelly and jam makers, the neighbor who sells jewelry at craft fairs and little girls I know like Zoe Tucker of Zoe's Bath Bomb Shop who make and sell pretty packaged bath bombs with the help of her supportive entrepreneurial mama, are all vital components of strong local economies.

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Youth entrepreneurship is more important than ever as online giants compete for local dollars.  We've got to start these little geniuses early! The skills that the process of the youth entrepreneurship journey teaches are invaluable to children in all aspects of life, not just in business.  Nothing makes me happier than seeing a couple of kiddos running a lemonade stand in the middle of July. That's really what it's all about. 

Living on Martha's Vineyard, a small community filled with many artists and artisans, shopping local couldn't be more important to the people who live here.  A quick ferry ride away is a much larger Cape Cod filled with beautiful small towns layered with Main Streets and the smell of the freedoms of small business ownership.   

Do you try to shop local whenever you can?  Here are a couple of Facebook covers for your profile.  Show your friends it's important to you too!

 

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