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We’ve all heard it before, maybe even said it, “If I knew then what I know now…” I started down the entrepreneurial path in November of 2011. That’s almost eight years! It’s crazy to think I’ve been running my own business for that long. Every once in a while, something happens in my business life […]

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Social media is a great, free marketing tool for any business. But there are so many, and we often think that we have to be on every one in order to promote our business. The truth is that that’s just not possible. If you’re just starting out, wading in the deep end of social media can […]

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Recently I started using Zoom as a meet and greet tool for new clients. I’m a talker, but I’m also visual so I like the face-to-face interaction. I can use my hands, gestures and facial expressions, and be more myself. Plus I feel like the conversation flows better and is more productive when you can […]

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Unfortunately this happens more times than I like to admit. A potential client contacts me because they have worked with another designer, and they are “extremely disappointed with the time and money they’ve wasted.” This breaks my heart. I love what I do, and the thing I love most is making people happy with their […]

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Making the decision to rebrand your business can a big one. I toyed with the idea for months. I asked colleagues and family, but never got a response that made me decide one way or the other. On one hand, I had built up a successful little design studio. I was growing my client base […]

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As a small business owner, it’s so important to get your name out there. But how do you do it? It can be difficult, and I’ll be the first to admit I wasn’t always up for the task because I didn’t really know where to commit my time. Here are a few networking tips, tricks […]

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Wow, what an amazing weekend I had. The weather was perfect. Sam and I, along with some friends, went up to the National Forest in Washington and camped. It was probably one of the best overnight camps we’ve ever had. Which sorta sets the tone for todays post.   I’ve had only a handful of 9-5 jobs […]

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