Women’s Day Thoughts on Being a Woman-Owned Business

Today is International Women’s Day.  Your inbox is probably flooded with emails about inclusivity, pride, and solidarity (which is never a bad thing, right?).  I wanted to share something a little different—a more personal story of what today means to me personally as a woman business owner. Our photo studio is certified nationally as a […]

A letter from the owner

I’m going to get vulnerable here and expose some insider info on our financials.  2020 has been tough on all small businesses, and compared to most, we’re doing okay here at Organic Headshots.  But I wanted to share some specifics to show how very close to “not okay” we and most small businesses are or […]

Our business’s COVID-19 procedures

Man, this pandemic has been rough.  On everyone.  And especially on small businesses like ours.  But we’ve been happy to follow all state and city guidelines for closing, reopening, and operating safely.  Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients and staff, so we will be taking thorough precautions before, during, […]

Being a “non-essential business” makes us feel a little small

When COVID-19 lockdowns started closing businesses and obliging everyone to shelter in place in their homes, we watched our studio’s appointment calendar almost completely clear out.  And when the governor ordered “non-essential” businesses to shutter their doors, it stung a little, to be honest, since anyone’s paycheck can feel pretty darn essential once it disappears.  […]

My small business hero is my mechanic

I drive all the way from Logan Square to Forest Park every 3 months for my oil changes because I freaking love my mechanic. Rod at Elite Tire was referred to me by an old friend of mine several years ago after I had this conversation with the Honda dealership I was taking my car […]