Thankful for Jim

“That’s my Holly girl!” These were the first words Jim Oberlin of Oberlin Properties said to me as Chris & I entered what was an empty retail location.I had previously worked at a bank, and he had been one of my business customers. He recognized me and that set me at ease.  You guys know part of the story – we took the location. The other part of the story is that Jim took us. Jim:…

Five Year Mark

October 8, 2019 made it five years since The Boot Life, LLC opened its doors. Statistics say 50% of all small businesses fail within the first five years. With that little bit of sunshine, it seemed like a good time to start a new series, #thatonetime. It will share some of the stories along the way, the ones that encourage us to keep going, to not be a statistic. It will also share abo…

Movie Making Neighbors

You can learn a lot when the movie business moves in next door.  For approximately two months, the movie crew of Escape Plan: The Extractors were our new neighbors. They leased office and garage space from Idea Works (you can too – check it out at www.ideaworksohio.com.) We had an unobstructed view of their life, and we learned a few things.A lot of them wear boots – great s…