101010 Project: Shari Sherman on Business Mentors

Shari Sherman

Name of Business:  Hula Dog Designs by Shari Sherman


Social Media Links:

Blog:  http://dashboardhula.blogspot.com/

Facebook Fan Page:  https://www.facebook.com/HulaDogDesigns

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/#!/HulaDogDesigns

Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/sharisherman/

ETSY:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/HulaDogDesigns


Years in Business: Hula Dog Designs by Shari Sherman, was started in 2010.  Prior to that, I created art as Island Girl Studio, LLC since 2004. 


I make Happy Art for Happy People!  I love that thrill of getting an idea and making it come to life.  I love bright colors (especially turquoise!), strong simple lines, and adding words of inspiration to my art.  I like mixed-media because it is limitless, but painting will always be my first love.  My subject matter frequently includes dogs, books, and anything related to the ocean/beach, because that is what I LOVE.  People often smile when they see my art, and I feel like I am doing my part in making the world a happier place!


QUESTION: Do you have a business mentor? What value does that offer to your experiences as a business owner?

Shari's ANSWER:

I don't have a traditional business mentor, but I can see the tremendous value in having someone guide you...to help you avoid some speedbumps, as well as recognize opportunities that you might not see. Maybe that will manifest for me in the future as I begin to explore the world of art licensing. What I do have is an amazing group of creative women that I belong to called the VoGs. They offer me support, guidance, and encouragement to keep pursing my creative dream.  

Shari is currently working on a book project called, The Inklings.  For more information on this and other fun stuff, like her page,  Hula Dog Designs on Facebook or check out her blog, Dashboard Hula.


For more information on the 101010 Project check out the 101010 Website. For a complete list of questions and the women hosting them on their Websites, see below.

(Note: Due to life's unexpected twists & turns, this session of the 101010 Project features eight participants instead of the intended 10.)



Laura Otero: #1. Is it necessary for your business to line up with your soul purpose?  What value is there to having that aligned?

Me: #2. Do you have a business mentor?  What value does that offer to your experiences as a business owner?

Shari Sherman: #3. What animal would represent your first year of business.

Robin Norgren: #4. What business/businesses have you chosen to model your business after?

Dani Keith: #5. At this moment, what one idea do you need to start executing for your business?

Paula Joerling: #6. What part of your business have you delegated or put on hold in order to focus your energy more efficiently?

Valerie Weller: #7. How did you finally decide on the look of your brand?  What did the evolution look like?

Phyllis Dobbs: #8. Who is that one person you would like to sit and talk with about your business? What would you talk about?