Amanda Washburn

Podcast 0004: Amanda Washburn

Today on Business Machine is Amanda Washburn, owner of Rough Draft Solutions, which specializes in creating and articulating content for businesses to bring customer relations to the next level. This includes blogs, proposals and grant writing and website content.


To help businesses realize the investment of marketing to create meaningful communication with their audience.

Notable Past Mistakes

Rough Draft started in March of 2014, so one mistake Amanda notes as a young owner was a lack of an actual plan. This was important to realize because she also had no prior business network to pool from and get the word out about her goals. She posits that if she had made a strategic plan first instead of realizing its importance after nine months, she may have reached the success she enjoys now more quickly. She also speaks on how her family balances work with outdoor activities and turning off technology.


Eateries: Soup Spoon Cafe.

Quote: “It’s a terrible thing I think, in life, to wait until you’re ready…. generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”, from Hugh Laurie.

Read: “Epic Content Marketing” by Joe Pulizzi.


Email: amanda@roughdraftsolutions