The Joys of Working Parents

By Leslie James
March 25, 2015

After a couple months of maternity leave, I cautiously dipped my toes back into the working world at Commerce Kitchen earlier this month… Who am I kidding?! I let out my war cry and sprinted back to the office as fast as my feet could take me. Even though my daughter had only been waking up […]

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Parenthood and Prioritization

By Leslie James
December 2, 2014

At countless conferences in the past, I’ve heard women in executive leadership positions discuss how motherhood forced them to fundamentally reassess their careers and their individual management styles. Delegate more. Trust your team. Ask for help. Find balance. While all of those maxims ring true to a certain extent, for me, the biggest challenge of being […]

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Giving Marketing and WordPress a New Why

By Leslie James
October 28, 2014

At Commerce Kitchen, we’ve been blessed to wear a lot of hats, and assemble a diverse team of talent — from brand strategists and social media managers to full stack developers and triple Magento-certified experts, we have them all. But as our business has grown and we’ve solicited feedback from our clients, vendors, and prospects, […]

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New Award, New Location

By Leslie James
October 8, 2014

The last few weeks at the firehouse have been kind of nuts, but in a good way! CWCC Small Company of the Year On September 25th, we were honored and humbled to have received the Colorado Women’s Chamber Small Company of the Year Award for 2014. The award “recognizes a company that creates a workplace […]

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Bad clients? Buck up, buttercup.

By Leslie James
September 12, 2014
Boy with steam in his ears after dealing with bad clients

Our community engagement associate (and rockstar social media manager) Jen keeps a fabulous list of blog topics to help direct Commerce Kitchen’s content strategy. Been to a great conference recently? She’ll encourage you to write about that. Learn a new dev skill? Tell the world. For this week, I was coming up dry. But given […]

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T-18 Days Until Denver Startup Week

By Leslie James
August 28, 2014

I cannot believe it’s almost September! Where has this summer gone!? But with fall rapidly approaching come some of my favorite things — college football, cooler weather and Denver Startup Week! Over the last two years Denver Startup Week has rapidly grown in scope, with 100+ events spanning areas such as business, manufacturing, design and […]

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Compelling Calls to Action

By Leslie James

You’ve decided to build a new website. You’ve set aside your budget dollars. You’ve hired a smart team. You’ve corralled internal resources. You’ve planned out the architecture. And you’ve seen the mockups for your site. You are excited, and already prepping for how to iterate your brand. But after the design and development are done, weeks […]

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A Road Trip with My Dog

By Leslie James 2014-07-23_1307

It’s no secret. Here at Commerce Kitchen we love our dogs. We love our office dogs As soon as I chomp on a carrot, Peaches is at my side. She stomps and sighs until I give her carrots. So I feed her lots of carrots. Ripley flies up the office stairs, looking to see who’s […]

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