Posts in Business
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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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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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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How to Provide Designers with Good Feedback (And Stay on Schedule!)

When I was younger, I would take personal offense to my work being critiqued because, well, we all know how much blood, sweat and tears go into a passion project. Now that I’m older (and maybe a hint wiser) it’s easier to see the feedback process as more of a connection with the client, as well as a learning opportunity and ultimately creating a project that they love.

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The Best Email Marketing Platforms for Small Businesses

People need to know that you’re in your business for the long haul. Whether you have a service or product, it’s important to get in front of the eyes of the people you want to work with so that you will be top of mind when they need it, and email marketing is the perfect way to do this.

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A Peek Into The Busy Bee Team: Chelsea Kardokus

Take a peek behind the scenes here at The Busy Bee, where there are hands helping in all facets of the business! Today we’re sitting down with Chelsea Kardokus, owner of 23&9 Creative and a co-designer for The Busy Bee.

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4 Simple Ways to Surprise and Delight Your Clients

As I’ve continued to grow my business and learn from the process, one thing I’ve always made sure to implement is little ways to surprise and delight clients. You can leave a lasting impression (aka a referrer for life) by simply serving your clients throughout every stage of your process.

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Why You Need A Color Palette for your Brand (Plus 5 Free Color Palettes to Steal!)

One of the best parts of my job is seeing a brand come to life. The #1 decision I think an owner should make is distinguishing what colors represent their brand. Are they light, airy and bright or are they moody, mysterious and natural? Today, we’re going to break down how to figure this out!

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