Archive for the 'Marketing' Category

Holiday Season, Great Time to Work With Your Graphic Designer!

It’s the holiday season – parties abound, gifts need to be found and purchased, houses need to be organized and cleaned for the holidays – our to-do lists get awfully long and scary this time of year!  We’re often so busy the last thing we often think about is ourselves or our company, but why […]

Stay Visible with Social Media

It’s amazing how easily one can “fall of the wagon” when it comes to social media – be that blogging, tweeting, or interacting through other social media channels.  I know our blog has the occasional long quite stretch!  Sometimes it happens by accident, our schedules get away on us or what have you, but other […]

Charge What You’re Worth!

One lesson that I learned from both a business coach and my own business experience that has really resonated with me is to charge what you’re worth, and what your service, product, etc is worth.  It always blows me away when I hear of web designers selling, no sorry, giving away websites for under $500, or […]

Volunteering – Great Way to Increase Your Work Experience – Part 2

At the end of July we did a post on Volunteering, but I wanted to expand on that more.  Over the last year I’ve had the pleasure of working very closely with a fantastic organization, and you guessed it, as a volunteer.  It’s been beneficial in so many ways!  Let me hit on a few […]

Google Doodles Show Fun Corporate Culture

I’ve always been a fan of the Google Doodles, and I really like the interactive ones! Today’s doodle paying tribute to the 46th Anniversary of the original series of Star Trek doesn’t disappoint! You get to use the transporter, see them on the bridge, and smack a bad guy over the head! Lots of fun.

You’re the Expert at What You Do!

One of the biggest lessons that I had to learn as a business owner is that I am an expert. This by all means does not mean I know everything about my field, far from it, but I know more than the average person, thus, I am an expert. As puts it, an expert is “a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field”. It’s not saying I know everything just that I have skill and knowledge.

Success Tip – Take Time for You!

One thing that I hear all the time from business people is how busy they are. Almost like how many hours you work equates with how successful you are as a business person. I mean, you must be pretty important if your work world would fall apart if you didn’t work an 80 hour week, right? I have different views! I would say you must be pretty important if you can make the same amount of money and work only 20 or 30 hours a week – seems much more valuable to me, or at least you’re making more per hour! But really though, when did the shift go to spending tons of time at work instead of taking time to enjoy life being success?

Google Takes Doodle to the Next Level

Well Google has done it again, another great and unique “Doodle”. They’ve altered their home page graphic for their search engine in homage to Robert Moog

What to get ready for meeting with your Designer

So you’ve finally decided it’s time to make that website you’ve always been putting off, or update your brochure or business card, now what? Well if you have a designer selected you’ll need to meet with them to make it happen. Instead of just showing up and hoping they can pull out of your head what you want there are a few things you can do in advance that will help the process start (and thus finish) faster.

Google Doodles – Why Play with a Logo?

The cute Valentine’s Doodle from Google really left me thinking today.  I wondered, “hmm, why would a company like Google start changing their logo, just for the fun of it?”  The marketer and business women in me started wondering why would they employ people with the sole purpose of playing with their logo?  So I […]