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:

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

MLE Client Spotlight Mention: Milkhouse Brewery

MLE client, Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm, was recently mentioned for their participation in the University of Maryland Western Maryland Research & Education Center's hop variety education day where brewers from all over the state came to learn more about the various hop varieties grown in Maryland. "The university’s half-acre hopyard contains 24 hop varieties in three replicated research plots. About 30 attendees endured temperatures in the high 90s with a barely noticeable breeze to learn about this plant, which grows in long strands called bines and produces cones that give beer its distinctive flavor
(Lancaster Farming)."

Photo credit: Lancaster Farming
Farm-based breweries have grown since Milkhouse, Maryland's first farm-based brewery, began lobying in 2012 for the farm brewery law so that more local ingredients can be exclusively used in their products. For the entire article click here.

Here at MLE we are proud to work with clients like Milkhouse Brewery and celebrate in their successes as their business continues to grow each year. We can't wait to see what the future holds not only for Milkhouse but for Maryland's breweries! To learn more about Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm visit,

To learn how MLE can help YOUR business succeed in any industry visit or email Margaret at: to learn how we can customize services to fit your needs!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Look Sharp and Stand Out with MLE Logo Design Services!

Did you know MLE offers logo design services? Whether you have an idea in mind and need it made into a reality, or you don’t know where to start, MLE can help design your logo from start to finish. We've designed logos of all shapes, sizes and colors for a wide variety of clients. We help make the process easy and work with our talented graphic designer to allow your vision to shine through!


Sound like something you might be interested in? Contact Margaret at to get started today!

Monday, July 15, 2019

8 Ways to Have More Gratitude Every Day

Working for yourself or working in a small business can be tough. You have to wear multiple hats and there isn't a big support team to help get you through the "fires" of each day. As we have mentioned in other posts, staying organized and having the right tools can help greatly reduce your stress and get you through each day, but equally as important is staying positive.

Finding ways to have gratitude each and every day as a business owner is not only important for your mental health but important for the success of your business. Thanks to this article share from entitled' 8 Ways to Have More Gratitude Every Day' we are sharing with you a few tips to help you remain positive when challenges arise and things get tough.

  • Don’t be picky: appreciate everything
  • Find gratitude in your challenges
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Keep a gratitude journal
  • Volunteer
  • Express yourself
  • Spend time with loved ones
  • Improve your happiness in other areas of your life
To read in detail on each one of these gratitude tips visit the original article here. 

To learn more about our services and how we can help your business in whatever area you might be struggling with, visit

Monday, July 8, 2019

MLE Clients are Hiring! Apply now!

Good morning!! Looking for your next job?? MLE clients are currently hiring! Take a look at the vast opportunities below and click on each link for more details.  

Working Student @ C Square Farm w/ Courtney Cooper (Nottingham, PA)
Click Here for more info!

Working Student @ Destination Eventing w/ Natalie Hollis & Suz Cornue (Dickerson, MD)

Assistant Barn Manager @ Karmic Run Stables w/ Meghan Truppner (Mount Airy, MD)

Groom @ Karmic Run Stables w/ Meghan Truppner (Mount Airy, MD)

Farrier's Assistant @ Maryland Horseshoeing w/ Kevin Oyarzo (Mount Airy, MD)

Remote Entry Level Bookkeeper @ Saul Bookkeeping w/ Pam Saul 
(Brookeville, MD)

Senior Bookkeeper @ Saul Bookkeeping w/ Pam Saul (Brookeville, MD)

Working Student @ Stephen Bradley Eventing w/ Stephen Bradley (The Plains, VA)

Working Student @ The Frame Sport Horses w/ Martin Douzant (Middleburg, VA)

To learn more about MLE and the services we offer to our clients, visit:!