I get it, starting a new business can be expensive. Not only that, it can be overwhelming! What do you absolutely need when you start and what can wait? What is the right price to pay for the services you need? Because there can be so much information to sort through, I wanted to make a short list of the things you should definitely avoid! I hope it helps.Read More
So, you’re ready to brand your business, you search high and low for the perfect brand designer… and you find me -- *blushes* -- I am flattered! Let’s do this! What’s next? … today I am going to tell you, step by step, what my process looks like so you know what to expect if you work with me!Read More
Women have been fighting for equal rights for a long time now. I am here for it. I am proud to be a woman. I am proud to be a female business owner. I live and breathe girl power. But there is something that I need to say, something that has weighed on me more than I realized until just recently.Read More
This post is actually a double feature: Schedule Blocking + using the Boulder, Pebble, Sand Method!
These two options in combination can be the exact arsenal you need to be the most productive you. I first learned about schedule blocking last year when I attended the free Freedom Summit hosted by Rebel Boss.
If you aren’t utilizing Instagram stories for your business, you need to get on that! Studies show that video is king in 2019, and most people spend their time in Instagram Stories, more than scrolling through their feed these days. With the addition of IGTV, many business owners have been making video a priority.Read More
Pinterest is king when it comes to passively sending readers to your blog. If you don’t already have a pinterest strategy, I highly recommend working on it! Whether you just start using Tailwind, manually Pin regularly, or hire a Pinterest Manager -- you gotta get on this!
You already know that I think well-rounded branding is essential… so why stop at just colors and a logo? Enter: Custom Pin-It Buttons!Read More
You may have a ton of topics to write about when it comes to your business niche — and that is great, but what if you don’t? Will not having a blog be harmful to your website traffic? I’ve compiled a few reasons why you should (or shouldn’t) have a blog for your business.Read More
There’s no secret, technology makes our lives easier. But sometimes, there are so many choices out there that you act like a deer in headlights trying to select which ones to use! I wanted to share a list of all my favorite tools that I use almost every day in my business. If you’re a service based business, or a creative, I bet you’ll love them all!Read More
Do you usually go into a new year blind, with no plan? No, I didn’t think so. I am sharing my key tips for planning for a new year as a business owner - so you can face it ready to crush some goals!Read More
Stress may be your biggest motivator, but we must know how to manage unhealthy amounts of stress. This guest post was written by Julie Morris, to give us advice on the best tips she has for managing stress.Read More
As a solopreneur, it can be hard to step away and take time off, but we work hard all year, and deserve the time spent with family! I have outlined a few of the steps that help me have the confidence to take significant time off during the holidays and throughout the year to avoid burnout.Read More
Designer Vaca was started 7 years ago by female biz babes, Promise Tangeman of Go Live and Alyssa Yuhas when they both felt the need to just regroup and relax with like-minded ladies in the design industry. This retreat wasn’t meant to follow a typical “conference” format, with schedule talks every hour for days on end. No, this was meant to be a relaxing, collaborative, vacation. They made sure there was just enough “conference” mixed in with a whole lot of fun and sunshine.Read More
Website building platforms: ShowIt, Squarespace, Wordpress, Weebly, & Wix. How do you choose which one to build your website on? Which one is best for your specific industry and stage of business? I collaborated with one expert on each platform to give you a full review of each one, without a biased opinion (because we are VERY loyal to our chosen platforms!)Read More