Monday, September 30, 2019

Team MLE October Events & Clinics!

It's finally fall ... our favorite time of year! Take a look at the list below of #TeamMLE activities and sign-up for your spot before it's too late. There's something for everyone! Simply click on the date for a link to sign up!

Monday, September 23, 2019

How to Prioritize Work When Everything Feels Like #1

A lot of time in talking with our clients across all areas of business, they feel that prioritizing tasks effectively can be a major hurdle to overcome. Why? Because in most businesses, especially in small businesses, many tasks feel like they are all of equal importance on the to-do list. Thanks to an article from Liquid Planner, they offer six steps to help manage your deadlines and get your team motivated!

1. Collect a list of all your tasks.
Pull together everything you could possibly consider getting done in a day. Don’t worry about the order or the number of items up front.

2. Identify urgent vs. important.
The next step is to see if you have any tasks that need immediate attention. We’re talking about work that, if not completed by the end of the day or in the next several hours, will have serious negative consequences (missed client deadline; missed publication or release deadlines, etc.).

3. Assess value.
Next, look at your important work and identify what carries the highest value to your business and organization. As a general practice, you want to recognize exactly which types of tasks have top priority over the others.

4. Order tasks by estimated effort.
If you have tasks that seem to tie for priority standing, check their estimates, and start on whichever one you think will take the most effort to complete.

5. Be flexible and adaptable.
Uncertainty and change are given. Know that your priorities will change, and often when you least expect them to. But—and here’s the trick—you also want to stay focused on the tasks you’re committed to completing.

6. Know when to cut.
You probably can’t get to everything on your list. After you prioritize your tasks and look at your estimates, cut the remaining tasks from your list, and focus on the priorities that you know you must and can complete for the day. Then take a deep breath, dive in and be ready for anything (Liquid"  To read more about these six tips, click here for the entire article!

If you want help getting your business back on track, or just need an extra set of hands to complete some of your urgent tasks, MLE can help! Learn more about the wide variety of services we offer at: today!

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!