Why You Should Register Your Business As An LLC

An LLC is a “Limited Liability Company”—pretty much the tax halfway mark between a sole proprietorship and a corporation. It sounds official, but really it means you’re in small business heaven because an LLC gives you the tax benefits of a sole proprietorship with the liability protection of a corporation.

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My 5 favorite ShowIt Web Designers

Showit may not be a name that you hear often but it’s become extremely popular lately in the world of websites. This is a third-party platform that helps you customize your site without moving your blog from the platform you may be used to—Wordpress.

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Why Squarespace May Not Be the Best Platform For Your Site

The three biggest website platforms out there—Squarespace, Wordpress and Shopify—were developed to serve any type of business, but they clearly have their own niches. We’re going to dive deeper into what those niches are and which platform is best for your business.

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4 Types of Emotional Baggage (And How to Pack Them Away For Good)

Emotional baggage is real, it's raw and it's just not talked about enough. I put some serious time (and tears) into laying out 4 different types of emotional baggage that I've personally dealt with (or am still dealing with) and how I've learned to start to pack it away for good.

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4 Different Ways You Can Lay Out Your Blog

Squarespace is a very user-friendly site—it’s easy to learn, painless to teach, and really fun to design. However, it’s also easy to get stuck in the same ‘ol loop of ending up with the same design template you either purchased or were inspired by. Check out these 4 to make your site stand out from the crowd.

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My One-Stop Shop For All Things Design

If you’re a creative and you haven’t heard of Creative Market, I’m here to ease you out of that rock you’re living under! Just kidding (kind of), but this is one of my favorite resources to use when I’m stuck spinning my creative wheels.

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Why Sticking to a Timeline is Key to Your Business’ Success

Here’s why you need to have a timeline: it creates a synergy between you and the client. Not only does it allow you to plan better but you can also deliver your services on time and communicate correctly so the client feels involved and follows through on their side of the deal.

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2018 In Review: A Lot of Unexpected Change

Ohhh, January—the month of resolutions and reflections. I figured I’d hop right onto the bandwagon and break down what 2018 was like for me and how to bring more light into a new year. But note, my friend, this post might not be what you expected.

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5 Questions to Ask a Web Designer Before You Hire Them

Hiring a web designer is a huge step for your business, not to mention a significant financial investment. There’s a strong possibility you have several options of people to work with, and it’s important you find one that fits the needs of your business. One of the biggest decisions you’ll make is improving your online presence, so let’s set you up for success with these 5 questions!

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How To Determine What To Charge For Your Services

When it comes to figuring out how much you should charge in the first place, the formula is actually quite simple! I like to calculate a range of how much I need to make in the year all the way to how much I’d ideally like to make in the year. I do this by following a simple formula.

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My 5 Favorite Etsy Shops For The Holidays (And Every day!)

I love supporting small during the holidays (and everyday) because as a small business myself, I see firsthand how powerful it can be to the lives of others. That’s why Etsy is one of the first places I look when I need anything: gifts, knick knacks, inspiration, or personalized items.

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What To Do if You're in a Business or Life Slump (Plus a Free Gratitude Sheet Printable!)

After a few heartbreaks and challenges over the years, I’ve really narrowed down how to determine if I’m in a slump both personally and professionally, and how to get out of it in the best possible way.

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