Why I’ll be blogging about business topics.
I’m a right-brained creative person by nature and nurture. Business isn’t something that comes naturally to me, but thanks to seminars and workshops, guest speakers and roundtable discussions, and one-on-one meetings, I’ve learned enough about business topics to know there’s entirely too much more to know. I’ll share some of the things I’ve learned.
A couple of years after I entered the self-employment arena, another new solopreneur and I formed the Kentucky Freelancers group, later named ISBO, Independent/Small Business Owners. Charlotte Caldwell and I organized monthly luncheons with guest speakers who talked about different business topics. Now defunct, the group was a great classroom.
Shoutouts also to the Chamber of Commerce (Commerce Lexington), the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Professional Women’s Forum (PWF) and dozens of “business motivation” books, as I call them.
Writing about business isn’t the same as running a business. There are plenty of people who can do one or the other, or both or neither. I love writing profiles about business owners. I’ve taken on quite a few “business writing” assignments and will continue to do so, because asking questions of business owners and writing about their answers is … well, writing.
Written by Kathie Stamps.
Grammar (proper word usage and punctuation) is a tool of a writer’s trade.
We appreciate other professionals who respect their tools— surgeons and mechanics, for instance. That level of integrity should be no different for writers.
I love the nuance of words as in the difference between simple and easy. Writing is simple: Combine any of 26 letters to make a word or two. Writing is not always easy, though.
A sampling of magazine articles written by Kathie Stamps:
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GUIDES
KENTUCKY DOC MAGAZINE
LIVING WELL MAGAZINE