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When Did You Last Back Up Your Business?

If you're like me, you are zooming at 1000mph through your days, just trying to get the hottest items done on your list. So to add anything at all to that list seems insane, right?! But if you don't take time to back up your business, EVERYTHING could come to a screeching halt and could...

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5 Ways to Fall in Love with Your Business Again

Valentine's Day is only a few days away - so are you still in love ? No, not with a person, but with your business! Ha! After a pandemic, shutdowns, issues with furniture deliveries, crabby clients, and an economic rollercoaster, it would be surprising if you weren't ready to throw in the towel....

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3 Financial Steps to Take Now for a Successful Year

By this time of the year, most people have already dropped their resolutions and goals. So how are YOU doing?! If you set any resolutions to make more money in 2021 or to keep up with your finances more responsibly, you can STILL hit those goals! You really want to meet or exceed any...

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3 Reasons to Consider NOT Selling Product

I'm sure many of you are gasping at that headline! I know a lot of designers make the bulk of their money selling product to your clients, but given how the world is changing maybe you should consider switching up your gameplan. Here are 3 reasons for moving away from product sales!

1. Profit...

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Will a Schedule Hurt Your Creativity?

Being the owner of a creative business can be a strange balancing act. On the one hand, you have to be strategic, logical, and analytical as a CEO. Then you ALSO have to be creative, intuitive, and empathetic to do your best work as a designer. WHOA! Even the best designer can have a hard time...

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4 Ways to Increase Profits in 2021

Have you set your business goals for 2021? I've made my list of intentions and set my strategies! And I'll bet we've set a similar goal - to be more profitable in the new year. That should be a goal for all small businesses! Now all you need are the tactics to achieve that intention. I have 4...

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Pivoting for More Business in the New Year

Do you know what I love about a new year?! It's the idea that anything is possible, that you can rethink everything with fresh ideas and exciting new ventures! My favorite thing to do at the beginning of a new year is to explore ideas for new business. It isn't about completely changing...

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3 Critical Business Goals for 2021

We're at the very end of an old (and not-so-great) year and the beginning of a new year that we hope will bring us better days. This is a pivotal time for you and your business - a great time to set important goals for what could be another rollercoaster ride of a year. There are 3...

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5 Time Management Tips to Keep Productivity High

At this time of year, most of us are sliding into the holidays at a full run, trying to take care of our clients' needs and our own holiday shopping/decorating/cooking! It's a mad dash to some time off, and if you aren't managing your time well, this is when you're going to really feel it....

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Setting Goals for a New Year

This is the perfect time of year to look back at what you've accomplished and to look forward to where you want your business to go in 2021. Things slow down around the holidays since our clients want to focus on their families, so we actually have more time to review and reflect. I have great...

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4 Ways to Keep Your Clients Organized

At the end of one year and the beginning of another, organization projects become very popular. This year, I want you to consider organizing your clients! YEP - your clients. Here's why - if you can keep your clients organized, they're going to be happier and YOU are going to be happier. They'll...

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3 Ways to Avoid Bad Subcontractors

There are so many horror stories in our industry about bad subcontractors. Like the tile installer who took off with your client's payment, AND without finishing the job. Or the movers who showed up in dirty shirts and showing way too much of the "plumber butt" than anyone should ever see....

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