General Business Blog

Fun Ways to Stay Motivated in Your Business

At different points in the year, things can feel stale and the motivation to uphold your business's professional standard can disappear. This lack of motivation is totally okay and probably more common than you think. The question then becomes how do you get that...

What to do if you dislike making New Year’s Resolutions

It's almost the New Year. Everyone I know is busy setting goals and planning their New Year's Resolutions. Everyone, but me. See, I can't stand New Years Resolutions. They don't work for me. If they work for you, that is awesome and I'm excited for your success next...

The Importance of Communications and Sales in Design

If you’ve been around me for any length of time, you’ll have heard me tell you graphic design is not pretty pictures and it’s about communications and sales. Today, I’d like to dive deeper into that a little bit and chat about why it’s a communications and sales tool....

Why Mindset is Science and How it Helps You Succeed!

Mindset, Alignment. These are some of the hot new buzz words everyone seems to be talking about! Everyone seems to have an opinion on this, some buy into it fully and trust their spirits and angels and such to lead and guide them. Others think it’s a load of horse...

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...