Episode 189 – Megan Brown – The Pretty Pickle

Oct 14, 2021 | Positively West Virginia


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Megan Brown is the artist and owner of The Pretty Pickle in Fairmont, WV. Her work is primarily created using resin, pressed botanicals, wings/bugs, and other items from nature. Megan is self-taught, a Tamarack artisan, and began her business in 2010.

Each product is carefully preserved in resin, sometimes within a bezel and other times in the objects natural form. The process can take up to 3 weeks, depending on the structure of the item or depth of the bezel.


  • 3:26 Samuel, take a minute, fill in some gaps from that brief intro and give us a little behind the curtain look into your business.
  • 5:10 How did you get into craftsmanship?
  • 8:25 When did you know this could be a business?
  • 10:30 What is your 30 sec. pitch for your business?
  • 11:40 What are you most excited about?
  • 13:00 Tell us about your products.
  • 18:50 Where is your customer base?
  • 21:45 When is it time to start a business?
  • 25:03 Best business moment?
  • 27:35 Worst business moment?
  • 30:13 PWV Commercial Break
  • 30:45 What is your long term vision?
  • 32:00 Biggest challenge?
  • 33:43 What lessons have you learned?
  • 34:15 What piece of advice can you give to young entrepreneurs?
  • 36:20 What’s one thing you do everyday that contributes to your success?
  • 38:03 What’s one resource you would recommend?
  • 41:35 Is there anything else you’d like our listeners to know about your story?
  • 43:00 How can our listeners learn more about your business and perhaps even get in contact with you?
  • 43:50 Outro





Book Recommendation:

Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert

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