Build a strong business with heart.
Be Heartstrong.

Build a strong business with heart.
Be Heartstrong.

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Hello there friends

Welcome to my caffeinated space — where love for specialty coffee and small business come together.  I’ve been a Coffeepreneur for almost a decade and love what I do!  Want to know the best part of being a business owner?  It’s being able to explore what you enjoy, get paid for it, and also be in control of your schedule.

Does that seem out of reach?  Maybe you’re in the idea stage and it’s all so overwhelming.  Or maybe you’ve been at it for a little while but can’t imagine how nice it would be to actually get paid, let alone have some free time! 

Doing your own thing can be tough for sure, but trust me — you can do this!   My goal is to keep you well-caffeinated while serving up business insight and inspiration to guide you on the journey.

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Blog

The coolest tips on coffee, leadership, and what it's like to own a small business.

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Workshops

Opportunities to learn about coffee and business-related topics.

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Services

Customized consulting and speaking topics for your group or event.

What is Heartstrong?

Heartstrong is about finding purpose, developing confidence, and ultimately following your heart. It describes the kind of business I love to create, and the kind that communities love to support... Ones that are strong & sustainable but also guided from a place of kindness & intention.

Old school thinking about business will have you believe that to be professional, you need to leave emotions out because leading with heart is weak. Actually, the opposite is true… Becoming a Heartstrong leader is quite powerful and empowering!

I describe Heartstrong businesses as ‘collaborative and agreeable’ -- quite the opposite of ‘headstrong’ which is defined as ‘self-willed and obstinate’.

Which type of business do you think most employees will choose?  Which type do you dream of creating?

If you'd like to build a strong business with heart, I can help you get there!  I specialize in coffee/tea shops and artisan food retail concepts.

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If you’d like to build a strong business with heart, welcome home.
You’re in the right place.

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You’ve taught me deeper responsibility, communication, and care for people, constantly developing qualities that I have whether they are naturally present or have to be grown.

Veda Bryhn Olson, Former Espresso Elevado Employee

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You’ve taught me deeper responsibility, communication, and care for people, constantly developing qualities that I have whether they are naturally present or have to be grown.

Veda Bryhn Olson, Former Espresso Elevado Employee

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