In Progress

  • Why I do what I do

    Hi friends.  I often get told that I am "too busy" or "spread too thin" or "all over the place"  Sometimes these comments make me laugh, other time...
  • Loyalty is earned.

    Building a loyal brand takes time. It also takes trust, transparency and good intentions. The recent batch of Clout Coffee was a Soldier Valley Bou...
  • $.90 down the drain

    I've been gone awhile. I hate to say the word but a bit: busy. Some have said I am spread a bit thin but I know that my plate is bigger than theirs...
  • A year of roasting and ready to scale up.

    This month marks a year of roasting bourbon barrel aged coffee. I remember in the very early months thinking "Well here we go. If this doesn't turn...
  • A look in the rear view mirror

    It's been nearly a year since the first barrel was filled with coffee. We will celebrate this week with coffee, cake, cookies and even a ...
  • Crying over spilled milk

    Whoever came up with "There's no use in crying over spilled milk." never really put much thought into why that milk spilled in the first place. ...
  • Small steps still mean progress.

    Finally scheduled my first newsletter to go out tomorrow morning. Yep.10 months into business and I am still figuring things out. A total...
  • Are you afraid of sharks?

    I did a thing. I registered to pitch my brand to the Heartland Shark Tank on April 6th in Lincoln, NE.  Am I nervous?...
  • Give Clout to Get Clout

    The old saying that you need to give to get. I agree. I think we do give to others to get in return. Now what we get and how that affects...
  • Clout Caramels are HERE!

    Have you ever wanted something so bad you could taste it? I have, and now I can taste it. Literally. So can you. I am...
  • Have your Clout and eat it too.

    This day is a bucket list day for me on a professional level. Before I even put Clout Coffee into production, I imagined what more it...
  • Behind the scenes

    Owning and running a business comes with excitement. It also comes with time, faith and financial expense. The pho...