Monday, September 16, 2019

MLE Client Milkhouse Brewery In the News Again!

Tom Barse, Owner of Milkhouse Brewery.
Photo credit: Graham Cullen
MLE is proud of all of our clients and we love sharing when one of them is mentioned in the news locally or nationally. MLE client, Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm, was recently mentioned in the Frederick Newspost in an article entitled 'Frederick area farmers a growing part of local beer brewing market.'

The article talks about how local Maryland brewers, specifically in Frederick County, are looking to keep the majority of their ingredients from local sources. Brewers want to buy and use local hops, yeast and grain but currently the supply can't keep up with the demand. While Milkhouse Brewery keeps 90% of their ingredients local, other Frederick County breweries outsource some of their main ingredients from all over the world. But no matter where brewers buy their ingredients, the farmers and brewers interviewed did agree that the craft beer scene countywide doesn’t appear to be slowing down, especially in Frederick.

Tom Barse, Owner of Milkhouse Brewery.
Photo credit: Graham Cullen

Frederick City is definitely key to this market … Frederick County has just become a destination spot, and the city’s on fire,” Blackmon said.

It’s a marketing thing, people love the whole farm to table movement, the field to pint idea, I mean people like to know where their food comes from,” Barse said. “That’s what we’re doing here.” To read the entire article click here. 

Congratulations to Milkhouse Brewery on your continued success! We are proud to have you as a part of #TeamMLE!  Learn more about us at:!

Monday, September 9, 2019

September MLE Activities...Sign-up today!

Schools have begun and fall weather is just around the corner. This time of year is a favorite for many equestrians and with so many #teamMLE activities this month, we can see why! Take a look at the list below and sign-up for your spot before it's too late.

*September 11th: Kelley Williams XC Schooling Day @ Bittersweet Field (Poolesville, MD)

*September 12th: Phillip Dutton Clinic @ Hickory House (The Plains, VA)

*September 16th: Susan Graham White Dressage Clinic @ A Bit Better Farm (Brookeville, MD)

*September 24th: Martin Douzant Jump Chute Clinic @ Snowdonia Farm (Tomball, TX)

*September 26th: Stephen Bradley Clinic @ Destination Farm (Dickerson, MD)

*September 27th: Martin Douzant Jump Chute Clinic @ Loch Moy Farm (Adamstown, MD)

*September 28th: Glenda Player's C.O.R.E. Rider Fall Clinic #1 @ Playland Equestrian Center (Union Bridge, MD)

*September 29th: Crabfeast @ Milkhouse Brewery (Mount Airy, MD)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Finding Motivation After a Vacation or Holiday

We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and holiday! "Summer is well and truly over, and if you’re finding it hard to get back into the swing of things, trust me in saying that you’re not the only one! It’s always a struggle to get back your motivation after you’ve had a bit of time off, and you may need a little bit of an extra push to get yourself revved up and ready for work again (Undercover Recruiter)."

Longer days and more sunlight allow for higher levels of productivity during the spring and summer seasons. But as fall approaches it's important to keep your motivation high so you can continue to grow your business and work toward goals during any season!

Thanks to an article from Undercover Recruiter, here are a few tips to stay motivated:

  • Work out your routine
  • Keep learning
  • Power through it
  • Dress for the occasion
  • Ask your colleagues
  • Make lists

To read more about each one of these suggestions click here for the article link.  To get some outside help making a business plan, modifying a business plan or tackling some things that have been on your business to-do list for far too long... contact MLE! We are here to help! Visit or email today!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Professional Sales Flyers...They Can Help!

Attention equestrians! Did you know that here at MLE we can create professional sales flyers for you to hang at shows tack stores, feed stores, etc.?

With a graphic designer on-staff that can work with you to accomplish a look that will surely stand out and an on-staff professional photographer to help you capture eye-catching photos, MLE is a one-stop shop for your sales flyers!

Take a look at some recent samples below and visit to learn more about this service and other things we can help with! 

Monday, August 19, 2019

10 Steps to Start a Small Business (And a Bonus...MLE can help!)

Here at MLE we pride ourselves in helping clients of all industries and business sizes with a variety of needs. As a successful small business for over 10 years ourselves, we will always have a spot in the portfolio for small businesses. Why you may ask? Because starting and running a successful small business can be daunting and overwhelming at times. But that's where we come in! Having gone through the start up and growing pains of a small business MLE knows how to help.

Whether its hiring us for bookkeeping to keep your accounting straight, using our graphic designer for high-end advertisements, building that website to showcase your product & services or getting the attention of new clients on Google through our search engine marketing program...we can help! Learn more about our services at: today and take a look at the article link below entitled '10 Steps to Start a Small Business.' 

"There are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, making up a whopping 99.7 percent of all U.S. businesses, according to the Small Business Administration. When you consider some of the most popular reasons to start a business, including having a unique business idea, designing a career that has the flexibility to grow with you, working toward financial independence, and investing in yourself — it's no wonder that small businesses are everywhere.'

'But not every small business is positioned for success. In fact, only about two-thirds of businesses with employees survive at least two years, and about half survive five years. So you may be in for a real challenge when you decide to take the plunge, ditch your day job, and become a business owner. The stage is often set in the beginning, so making sure you follow all of the necessary steps when starting your business can set the foundation for success. Here are 10 steps that are required to start a business successfully. Take one step at a time, and you'll be on your way to successful small business ownership ("

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

MLE Website Design Services!

Did you know that MLE offers website design and hosting services? Whether your current website just needs a face lift, or you are starting from scratch, MLE will help you come up with a concept and then make it a reality. We have worked on websites for a variety of clients and industries and find enjoyment in the customization of each one!! Our website services are reasonable and completely personalized to each client based on their needs. To learn more contact today!

In the meantime take a quick look at a few of MLE's website creations!

Monday, August 5, 2019

MLE August Clinics!

Looking to keep the momentum going this month? Want a few tune-up opportunities before the early fall events? Look no further! Team MLE clinics have you covered. Take a look below at the upcoming schedule and click on the links to register. 

Susan Graham White

Stephen Bradley
Learn more about MLE and the services we can provide your equestrian business here: