We asked insiders and experts from various industries to tell us something they think outsiders are unaware of and we’ve shared a few of those responses below.

Ati Grinspun | Personal Branding Coach

The need to have a Personal Brand strategy and plan going into business before they start promoting heavily. Read more>>

Wendy Carter | Community Connector & Real Estate Agent

I think of myself as a community connector who helps people connect with businesses, resources, and each other. As real estate agents with in-depth local knowledge, we are in a unique position to help build a better community, and I take that responsibility very seriously. I care so much about the people and businesses around me, and making an impact is rewarding. Read more>>

Roger Thomas | Farmer

As I chose to become an egg farmer I consciously decided to stay a small family farm (under 3000 birds) due to the outlandish requirements of larger farms i.e. vaccinations. I don’t think most consumers realize the amount of government regulations that actually harm them. There are 74 pages of chemicals, vaccines, and additives allowed in or on “organic” foods! It has always been important to me to provide a healthful, wholesome product. Read more>>

Lidya Hernandez | Graphic Designer

I would have to say that one thing outsiders are probably unaware of about my industry (graphic design) is that the time that it takes to design a logo or a graphic comes with years of practice so I can able to set my price on the value of my work. I have been asked why it cost so much if it take such a short time, and that is the point our time and knowledge to do it in that time is valuable. Read more>>

Bill and Rebecca Rowley | (Cut Flower) Farmer Florist

Most people in the United States are unaware that 80% (or more) of cut flowers sold in grocery stores, wholesalers, florists, etc., come from overseas. Of the 20% grown in the US, about 80% are grown in California with the next highest percentage grown in Washington, Oregon and the rest scattered around the United States. These flowers are usually specialty cut flowers and not imported from overseas. Therefore, most consumers have never seen or know about these locally grown flowers. Read more>>

Ayanna Cobb | Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The one thing about the acupuncture industry that outsiders are probably unware of is that besides pain being the number one reason a patient seeks our help acupuncture has been shown to be extremely effective in helping dermatological, neurologic, circulatory, endocrine, visceral, and every other system that operates the body, unfortunately, most insurance benefits only apply to musculoskeletal pain, nausea and insomnia. Read more>>