In early May I was invited to attend Google’s national small business event: Grow With Google in Washington, DC.
I was one of roughly 100 small business owners (the only one from Montana) who traveled from around the country to meet, exchange ideas, learn from each other and participate in breakout sessions presented by Google’s best and brightest.
I met some pretty cool people.
One young couple started making learn-to-crochet kits during the pandemic and less than a year later had a million dollar in sales, quit their jobs and were trying to figure out how to have their kits produced overseas so they could keep up with demand.
A woman from Atlanta taught herself to blog and created Ice Cream Convos, an entertainment and celebrity news website that generated more than enough advertising revenue for her to quit her job, and then for her husband to quit his.
I met a team of people who run a wildly successful olive oil importing and eCommerce business, the owner/founder of a kids furniture company in New York City and a couple who reclaim wood from teardown houses in Detroit and turn it into high end furniture.
My favorite part of this event was meeting other business owners and learning how they built their companies. Hearing their stories was truly inspiring. It also made me realize that while we spend so much time helping our clients tell their stories, we need to make sure we’re also telling our own!
So we’ve made a few updates to our website to share a bit more of Gecko’s origin story. We’d love to share it with you. Check it out here, and let us know what you think!