Posts tagged Business Tips
How to Network When You’re an Introvert

For introverts, networking can be a push-and-pull of knowing the event may bring you business while the debilitating fear of going up to someone you don’t know can really bring a mood down. Read on to discover a few tips I’ve put together to help introverts with networking.

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Why You Need to Care About Blue Light as an Entrepreneur

Here’s a shocking discovery: blue light also damages your skin and accelerate skin aging. Cue the sarcastic confetti. Over time (and without even realizing it), exposing my skin to blue light was giving it a nice, dull look and feel and contributing to wrinkle development and dark spot enhancement.

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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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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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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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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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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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My 3 Favorite Contracts For Designers

When people ask for advice about how I handle a client problem, I always ask “What does your contract say?” It’s so crucial to be upfront and communicative when starting a relationship with a client, but you have to have everything on paper to refer back to.

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My Step-By-Step Guide on How to DIY Your Website in Squarespace

Sometimes funds or timeline don’t necessarily line up with hiring a Squarespace designer to make your website dreams happen for you Ready to DIY your website? Rock on, girlfriend. I’ve put together a quick and dirty 3-step process on how to get started.

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Quit My Job

They say that you learn the most about yourself the second you step out of your comfort zone. I’m going to be honest, guys—I thought I was already in a comfort zone when I left my full-time job, but I didn’t know how much I’d learn about myself in the process. Here are the 5 things I wish I knew before quitting my full-time job.

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How I Pull Together Client Contracts in Less Than 10 Minutes

I purchased my first Contract Shop bundle during a Black Friday sale when contracts were 40% off. Well, friend, it’s Black Friday in May because I got an email last week that they are having a 40% off sale this week! Read on to see what products I recommend.

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The 1 Resource I Use to Legally Cover My Business’ Butt

I’m super excited to share The Contract Shop's FREE Client Mindset Workshop video series, where you can learn how to protect yourself without scaring clients away. I've used The Contract Shop as a resource since day one and have saved thousands of dollars while still getting sound legal advice that covers my bum!

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