Posts Tagged ‘Business’

Are your productivity apps wasting time?

If you’re like most Americans, you could use more time. Between long work weeks, which are still the norm despite Tim Ferriss’ best efforts, family and household responsibilities, sleep, and a wee little smidge of recreation, most of us feel pressed for time. And so we do what any good modern human does: we seek…

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Fabulous FREE downloads for better business organization

Design is all about order – glorious order! But there is some truth in the old saying about creative minds being messy minds. After all, whether you’re a designer or baker of whimsical cupcakes, if you’re a creative entrepreneur, your mind is (hopefully) filled to overflowing with a constant stream of brilliant ideas. So how…

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Yes. Even you need a business website.

It’s hard to imagine, but as of 2015, 1 in 2 small businesses still have no business website. The reasons given for this oversight may appear varied at first glance: People don’t find me online. People don’t use Google for the sorts of merchandise/services I offer. People already know about my business. All of my…

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Just right business vision

I’ve talked before about the importance of having a clear business vision. But is it possible to have a vision that’s too focused? When business vision turns into tunnel vision, it’s possible for even the most insightful entrepreneurs to miss out on opportunities for growth and progress. A focus that is too narrow limits our…

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5 worthwhile splurges for busy bosses

While perusing the Being Boss Facebook page, I stumbled across a discussion about the unique stressors that women in business face. Though men have taken on more responsibilities in relationships, families, and home maintenance, the majority of the weight still falls on the shoulders of women. As we embrace our roles as titans of enterprise, as…

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3 clever tools busy designers can't live without

Achieving success as a designer in a crowded market is enough to make any graphic artist giddy. You’ve put in the time. You’ve earned a reputation for professionalism, skill, and ingenuity. You’ve got more projects lined up than you know what to do with. Which is the only real drawback to success. And it can…

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Use these 6 WordPress plugins to reach your business goals

Whether you’re the owner of a brick-and-mortar chocolate factory in Bushwick or a perfumery in the cloud, your business success depends on two foundational goals: optimizing the operational efficiency of your business and promoting its growth. When you increase your business’ operational efficiency, you save time and, by extension, money. When you promote your business’…

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The Do-It-Together movement and cross-pollination

I recently had the opportunity to write a blog post for the entrepreneur whisperers at Being Boss, where I shared my thoughts on the evolution of the Do-It-Yourself movement into something much more exciting and sustainable – a Do-It-Together movement. As creative entrepreneurs have recognized the caveats of doing it all on our own, we’ve…

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Business visioning turns struggles into opportunities

How do you know if you’ve done something right? I have a friend who refuses to attempt a recipe from a cookbook that has no pictures. “How will I know I did it right if I don’t have something to compare it to?” Sure, she could taste it, but I understand her concern, especially when…

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Be Proud of Your Website!

While other great designers have created cool posters, beautiful book covers, and powerful logos, Milton Glaser has actually lifted this age he inhabits. Because of his integrity and his vision, he has enabled us all to walk on higher ground, and it is that for which we should be especially grateful. –Milton Glaser, How to…

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