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3 Qualities of a Great Slogan / Tagline

What can a great slogan do for your business? A lot of things – if it’s the right one. Does your business have a slogan? You know, a few....
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Don’t let the moment pass you by

When you have a feeling that you need to do something in the moment, you’d better heed that call. I got the crazy idea to attend the....
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10 Fixes for an Inexplicably Sad Day

Here are 10 ideas for turning that frown upside down when you wake up feeling blue. Ever have a day when you wake up feeling positively, undoubtedly....
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Let’s Get Creative with Website Forms: 5 Ways

Yes, you probably have a simple contact form on your website. But I bet you’re not using a website form for the following five things –....
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5 Touches That Turned This House Into a Home

What is it that makes a house feel like a home? I believe it’s not one single thing, but rather a collection of touches acquired over many years....
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Websites I LOVE Series: Lowertown Bar & Cafe

While driving near my old stomping grounds, I discovered a new bar and cafe had opened in the hood! Upon checking out their website, I found I LOVED....
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5 Stories of Ultra-Creative Marketing

It’s often the most unconventional marketing that’s the most memorable. Here are five examples that are sure to inspire you. Have you ever....
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My 5 Favorite Online Tech Tools Right Now

Oh the world of online tools! It can be quite overwhelming. To simplify things, here are my five favorites right now. Have a read and see if one of....
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The Great Thing About Having a Nemesis

Harry Potter had Voldemort. Batman had the Joker. Aladdin had Jafar. Do you have a nemesis? If not, maybe you should, and here’s why. Back when....
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Your “Announce It to the World” Marketing Checklist

So you’ve got something EXCITING to announce to the world. How do you maximize your outreach so as many people as possible know about it?....
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1 Minute and 47 Seconds of Awe

Have you ever had an experience that filled you with a singular sense of awe and wonder? There’s a scene from the 2013 documentary Antarctica: A....
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Avoid These 3 Website Legal Pitfalls

The last thing any business owner or creative needs to get in trouble legally for something on their website. Here are three things to watch out for....
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Endings: A Look On the Brighter Side

Endings can typically give us a feeling of melancholy. But does it have to be that way? Whether it’s the end of the party, the end of a trip, or....
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You’ll Never Know If You Don’t Ask

Some pretty amazing things can happen when you start asking for what you want. When I arrived in Arizona last month, I had the thought that it would....
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Websites I LOVE Series: The Hairy Dog

I discovered a website I LOVE while looking for a groomer to clean up my dog in Arizona! Here are five takeaways you can apply to your own website....
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“Why Have 50 Styles? It’s OK To Have Just One.”

Some words of wisdom from perhaps the most well-known living artist of the 20th century, Fernando Botero, can teach us a thing or two about style....
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The Simple Yet Profound Power of Changing Your Environment

Why is it that since I’ve relocated to Arizona I’ve watched some of my key habits change without even trying? And how can we take this....
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The World’s Greatest Care Package: 3 Dos and 1 Do Not

When someone you love is sick or injured, a care package is a wonderful way to show them you care. But what to include? As so it happens, I’ve....
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Happy Valentine’s Day to ME

Hey, it’s Valentine’s Day. And despite what the mass media might be telling you, what’s the most important thing on this day (and....
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Hot Off The Press: 5 Tips for Incorporating Press Into Your Website

As a business owner, press is important. It equals credibility, experience, and knowledge. So if you’ve got any press, here’s how to....
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Congrats! … Now What?

Why is it that when we finally achieve something we’ve been working toward for so long, it can sometimes feel anticlimactic? A few weeks ago I....
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Haiku Yourself to Contentment

The next time you’re feeling one way and would prefer to feel another, try the “haiku yourself to contentment” method. Well, after....

What’s the Substitute for Hard Work?

The day after an unexpected opportunity to catch Madonna live in Detroit on her 40 Years Celebration Tour, of everything she said what stands out to....
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Who Gets to Enter Your VIP Area?

Never forget that the best part of owning your own business is that YOU get to decide who can enter your realm and who doesn’t make the cut....
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The 11 Emotional Stages of Re-Doing Your Website

The journey of redoing your website is a wonderful one – with many stages! Read on to learn just what to expect, and maybe get some laughs while....
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Web Design Trends Coming in 2024

It’s the post you’ve been waiting for! Here are some of what you’ll see on websites in 2024. This is consistently one of my....
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New Year’s Choose Your Own Adventure

How will you ring in the new year? Take 10 minutes, pick one of these five ideas, and do what works for YOU. I’m a big believer in the idea that....
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How to Be a Gift Giving Superstar

If you don’t want to be known as a gift-giving rockstar, you probably shouldn’t read this blog post about 5 ways to level up your....
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5 Big WordPress No-Nos

Do you have a WordPress website? If so, then whatever you do, don’t do this 🙂 It’s no secret that I love WordPress. With its tremendous....
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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

The best (and highly underrated) part of missing a thing is how sweet it will be when at last you’re reunited. Earlier this month I was apart....

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