How to Refresh Your Visual Brand — For Free!

In an increasingly visual world, knowing not only how to build your brand but how to have a distinctive brand identity can help your creative business stand out. Here are 2 branding tips you can use even if you’re on a shoestring budget! 1. Start with a color palette Choose a color palette to represent your business and […]

Why Small Business Owners Should Care About a Marketing Plan

If you are any kind of consumer, you probably already know that marketing is mission-critical for any kind of business. We are exposed to the marketing efforts from the creators of all our favorite goods and services – and if we bought (or even just celebrated) whatever they’re offering, we are proof that their marketing […]

Should You Use QR Codes for Your Handmade Business?

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QR Codes originated in the logistics field as a way to track inventory and products in warehouses, similar to barcodes. “QR” stands for “quick response”**, as the code is a way to store a lot of information in a small graphic and receive a quick response when scanned.   A few years ago, companies started […]

3 Tips to Market Your Creative Business with Confidence

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It’s not easy to market your business to other people. How do you tell a potential investor or client about what you do without sounding like you are pushing a hard sell? How do you explain to someone you admire or look up to about your business without feeling like an impostor?   First of […]

Breaking Down E-Mail Marketing: Reaching Your Audience

If you read Part 1 in this series, then you know how important it is to start an email newsletter. But how do you achieve the best results and make sure your newsletter is actually seen? Keep These E-Mail Marketing Principles In Mind: Be consistent and regularly send your newsletter. Respect your customer’s privacy. Avoid […]

Marketing 101

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Marketing is an essential part of business. What’s surprising is that many people aren’t completely sure of what it entails. People often associate marketing with advertising and promotion, but this isn’t always the case. Marketing itself is an umbrella that hosts various branches underneath its arch. So if you’re in the beginning stages of a […]