Ashley Phelps, owner of Color Kitchen natural food dyes, relates her experience pitching to investors as an introvert and as a woman. 


Show notes for episode 14: 


Where to find Ashley and Color Kitchen: 

Where to find Ashley and Color Kitchen

Buy online:

Find Color Kitchen in a store

Sold on Amazon

Thrive market

What Ashley said: 

Constantly, as an entrepreneur you have to learn everything. You end up feeling stupid and crazy all the time. You have to hang out with a lot of other entrepreneurs who all feel stupid and crazy too…

The first question you should ask yourself is does the world need another x?

Don’t want to grow to big too fast, because apparently that’s the kiss of death.

Ashley worked with a food broker to help her get noticed by larger stores.

Resources Mentioned:


Circle up crowdfunding site

Pub Talks at McMenamins in Bend are usually put on by EDCO

Oregon Entreprenuerial Network

Tiffany Han’s 100 Rejection Letters



Where to find Darlene

Pickle Jar Studios website
Pickle Jar Studios on Instagram
Tough Cookie on Instagram