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Tips + Thoughts

To call myself a blogger feels all too millennial. Instead, I consider this portion of my website to be part knowledge library, part design magazine and part entreprenurial-digital-nomad travel journal. Hope you enjoy reading my musings!

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Posts in Branding
7 Books that Changed my Small Biz (for the better)

Being a small biz owner is no joke, and statistically, the majority of Small Businesses will fail within the first 5 years. As I approach my own five year mark (full of failures, lessons, big oopses, by the way) I wanted to take the time to share the business books I have read that really changed not only the way I thought about my small business, but changed the way I thought about myself as a business owner. Here’s a breakdown of my top faves!

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ALL ABOARD! Peek my Client Onboarding Process

Approaching my 5th year in the brand design biz, it’s safe to say that I’ve trial-ed and error-ed my way around and through my new client on-boarding process. Based on the polls for what you all wanted covered on #desIGnLIVE (my weekly-ish instagram live series) this week, I’m sharing how a new client goes from total stranger to new client of MKW’s. Here’s the lowdown on how it goes down, step-by-step:

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Five Tips for Interior Design Websites + Ponton Interiors Site Launch

Interior Design websites can be a hefty undertaking (I know, I’ve done 4 of them already, with 2 in the wings!). Here are my 5 Tips for Interior Design websites + announcing the Ponton Interiors website design launch recap!

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IT LIVES: Small Biz Start Up Guide, the new Entrepreneur's eBook

After many days, nights, drafts, designs, edits and iterations, the Small Biz Start Up Guide is NOW LIVE on www.startupguide.biz

I am sharing a bit more background on this project, why we decided to write it, and what you can except from SBSUG in the near, near future!

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Designer Hack: D.I.Y. Small Business Saturday Graphics

Small Business Saturday is around the corner. Make sure your social media and email newsletters have brand specific, original graphics queued up for prospective clients! Follow this 6 Step tutorial for turning free vector graphics into your own social media posts using Google Photos and Adobe Sparkpost.

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Designer Hack: D.I.Y. FREE Mockups for Digital Products (without Photohshop)

Ever wondered how to create those glossy, high res versions of your downloadables and digital resources? Wonder no more. I got-chu. Here's a quick D.I.Y. Tutorial for mock ups you can make WITHOUT PHOTOSHOP for your website, social media, email blasts and more. 

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