General Business Blog

Asking for Success: 3 ways to ask for client reviews or testimonials

Reviews! Testimonials! Feedback! No matter what you call them they really matter for your business as it is estimated that sales rise by over 50% when a business has around 10 current reviews. One of the hardest things to do for a lot of business owners is to find a...

Work from Home Productivity Tips

I’ve been a solo entrepreneur working from home for a long time now. I adore working from home, but it’s easy to get distracted. Through some trial and error, I have discovered a few easy tips to keep myself on track and working when I’d much rather skip out and read...

3 design must haves on mailer postcards

For my clients in the USA, mailer postcards either using EDDM or through their own bulk mailing permits have been a super popular way for them to get their name and message out to potential or current customers. They are probably the number one thing I create and I...

One of the Easiest Ways to Be More Productive in Business

Running a business on top of all of your other responsibilities can be a big challenge.  There are a ton of different ways to get things done quickly, but one of my favorite ways to get things done is batching content! For the uninitiated content is the word used to...

Marketing Through the Mail: Basics about Postcards and EDDM

One of the main things I design all of the time is postcards. I always ask clients if they’re planning to mail them or not. The reasons why are many, but one of them is because I have to create a postcard for EDDM and mailing differently than a non-mailed one and I...

5 Business Books To Help You Be A Better Leader

There’s a quote I see every so often that says “Leaders are readers”, personally I don’t know how true that is because I know plenty of amazing leaders who don’t like reading. I do know that leaders are learners. I’m here to not only help you create stand-out loud...

How A Rack Card Can Help You Grow Your Business

One of the best possible ways to market a business offline is a rack card. Traditionally they were seen in locations that have a lot of foot traffic such as hotels and convenience stores. The name comes from how they were displayed on a tiered rack. A rack card is a...

Why Happy Teams Are Good for Business

I work with a lot of small businesses that have a team. Sometimes it’s a larger team and sometimes it’s a tiny team of just 2 people. When I talk about a team, I’m referring to anyone who works with the business whether in-house like a receptionist or outsourced like...

Why A Good 30 Second Pitch Will Grow Your Business

I’ve been networking since practically day 1 of my business journey. Every meeting in every group I’ve been in wants you to do a 30-second introduction or pitch. Over the years, I’ve ended up getting a lot of attention for my introductions. Today I thought we’d...

Ask the Designer: Pitch Decks vs. Media Kits

I was watching a T.V. show the other day about a scrappy bunch of software developers in California. In the show the team of four nerdy guys is preparing for a meeting to present their company to potential investors. They kept talking about their clothes and the demo...

Why It’s Important to Think Like Your Audience

When I started my business I was given a lot of advice on how to get customers. One of the pieces of advice I got was to think like my audience.  It didn’t make sense to me then, but it makes a lot more sense to me now. Here are few things I’ve learned that will help...