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7 Marketing Tactics for Small Businesses

marketing tactics for small businesses

You’re a smart cookie. No one is debating that. But for whatever reason, you don’t have all the clients or customers that you need. Not only that, but you’re frustrated. You’re a small business. You’ve bootstrapped your way up the ladder and simply put, you just don’t have the capital to spend thousands of dollars on marketing campaigns. Not yet anyway.

You think to yourself, “no problem. I’v…

Travel Thursday – My trip to Ireland

owl in ireland

Where’s one place you’ve been that you want to revisit time and time again?

For me, that place is Ireland. I’ve been lucky enough to spend a good deal of time there and I’m in love.

My most recent trip there was actually a year ago this week. For an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day trip, where else would you go but Ireland? And we were lucky enough to be IN the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day…

Wordless Wednesday – St. Patrick’s Day Edition

st patrick's day bottles

“Wordless Wednesday” visually showcases what’s been inspiring us this…

9 Useful Ways to Market Your Business on St. Patrick’s Day.

baileys st patricks day ad

You’ve heard it before. Make sure you take advantage of every current event and holiday for marketing purposes. So you try a couple of things here and there. Some have decent results, others flop. But you really can’t shake the feeling that you’re just being….well, fake. Hokey. Cheesy.

Let’s get honest for a minute. Is this what you think you have to look like on St. Patrick’s Day to get…

Travel Thursday – Austin edition

keep austin weird

Sometimes, everything you need is right under your nose. And yet, you overlook it. Either because you think the answer is too simple to be right. Or because you see it every day that it becomes routine.

I’m lucky enough to live in a city filled to the brim with creative inspiration. Austin, Texas is dubbed the live music capital of the world and hosts two major music festivals every year…

Wordless Wednesday – Music Edition

beauvilles poster

“Wordless Wednesday” visually showcases what’s been inspiring us this…

SXSW Worthy Events? 16 Design Elements to Consider

design needed for events

You have waited all year for this moment. It’s when all your hard work finally pays off. You are so excited you can literally see dollar signs in your eyes. There’s no way people could NOT think you’re the best company ever. 

The moment arrives and a few early birds show up. Not to worry, the rest are just fashionably late. Thirty minutes after the scheduled start time you realize, only half…

Travel Thursday – Big Inspiration in the Big Easy

travel thursday inspiration - street musician in new orleans

Travel Thursday is where I like to show off various places around the world that inspire my (and my team’s!) designs.

It’s been a really long time since I’ve been to New Orleans. A REALLY long time. In fact, I haven’t been back there since I became a designer. But I’m still so in love with the city’s vibrant culture and I have plans to go back soon to gather some inspiration.

I’ve already…

Wordless Wednesday – Mardi Gras edition

wordless wednesday Mardi Gras Illustration

Wordless Wednesdays visually showcase what’s been inspiring us this…

Honor Your Best Clients: 10 Easy Ways to Wow Them!

honor your best clients by saying thanks

What is a client worth? I’m not talking about client acquisition costs or client lifetime value numbers. In plain, simple English, what is a client worth to your business? Everything, right?

Without clients, we wouldn’t be in business. Without happy clients, we wouldn’t have word-of-mouth referrals. All too often, businesses let current clients – people that have already demonstrated that…

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