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How to Deal with Difficult People

Come across a grumpy dwarf of sorts recently? I did – and let me tell you, it was not fun. Difficult (or even downright mean) people sometimes....
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10 Tips For a Great Newsletter

Do you write an email newsletter? Do you want people to actually open and read it? How about even look forward to it? Then this blog post is for you....
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5 Internet Mistakes You’re Probably Making

If you’re like me (and most people), identity theft and hacking is something that for the most part happens to “other people.” In....
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How to Fill the Summer Lull

If your business is one in which summer can be a time when work is not flowing quite as abundantly as it usually is during the year, then you’ll....
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5 Ways to Start Helping the Planet

Reuse, Renew, Recycle. Reuse, Renew, Recycle. We’ve all heard it a million times – but this year in celebrating Earth day I wanted to....
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Preparing for Tax Day

As we all scramble to get our financial lives documented and organized by the looming April 15th, I thought I’d share a few things that have....
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Love – Pass it on!

Do you remember the last time someone did something really nice for you for no reason at all? How did it make you feel? I don’t know about you....
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How to Find Anything Online

It’s fairly often that as I’m speaking with someone about website stuff, I’m asked, “How do you know all this stuff?”....
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How to Start Charging MORE!

The reality about being an entrepreneur is that no one is going to offer to pay us more money or give us a raise – we have to ask for it and....
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The Great Password Conundrum

What’s your password management “system”? If you’re like most people then it’s probably one of the following: Constantly....
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Walk Away From a Photoshoot Happy

If you’re like most people, then the word that comes to mind when you think of having a photoshoot is not fun. We’re entrepreneurs – that is, we know....
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Why Your DIY Website is Holding You Back

The problem with entrepreneurs is that they think they can do everything themselves. This is probably because building a business from the ground up....
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Eight Ways to Develop a Strong Personal Brand

What is a brand? Many people think that your brand is simply the aesthetic side of your business – meaning the colors and fonts that you use, and your....
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Why You Need a Personal Coach

Whether you’re working with a life coach, dating coach, health coach, or another kind of coach – they all have one thing in common: they....
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The Perfect Bio (ten tips)

Whether you’re a consultant, a coach, or a creative, your website bio is crucial to your overall message – it’s where people go to....
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Fonts 101

Never underestimate the power of type. You may not realize it, but each time you observe an ad on the bus, read a flyer posted at your local coffee....
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What’s a Favicon?

Favicons. After I tell you what they are, I promise you’re going to want your own right away, so keep reading. To see what a favicon is, first....
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The People List

It’s astounding how many people we actually know. Have you looked at how many Facebook friends you have as of late? Most likely you have hundreds if....
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Color Theory 101

Are you one of those people to whom “what colors look good together” is a vague and ambiguous mystery that can never be seen as any sort of exact....
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Web Design: A Brief History

I built my first website in 1997. Then a freshman in high school, I used a website builder called Angelfire, a free service that had a very tight and....
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Starting From Scratch

When I first discovered that I had a passion for creating neat stuff on the web, I knew I had two choices: go back to school and get an expensive....

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