The Many Benefits of Board Experience

The Many Benefits of Board Experience

If I could give a single piece of advice to new business owners, it would be this: serve on the board of an organization in your local area. Really? Yes, really! Today wrapped up my first year on the board of The Women’s Exchange of Washtenaw (WXW), a nonprofit organization in SE Michigan that bringsRead More...
Resizing Photos Made Easy

Resizing Photos Made Easy

Resizing and cropping your photos, once you know how to do it, is a skill you’ll use a lot more than you might think. Between online profiles, applications, and social media accounts alone – it’s a task that many of us complete daily. Ever been told to “upload a photo that is 800 px squared”Read More...
Get Inspired and Get Moving!

Get Inspired and Get Moving!

All too often when we’re feeling unmotivated and uninspired in our work, we wait for a change to miraculously come from within us. In these “slumps” as some call them, it’s easy to forget that often the quickest way to spark change within is to change the outer – be it surroundings, activities, or circumstances.Read More...
The Simple Power of “Thank You”

The Simple Power of “Thank You”

As cheesy as it sounds, I’ve always cherished the minutes preceding my family’s yearly Thanksgiving meal during which we go around the table and each say what we’re thankful for in our lives. Year after year I’m surprised by the surge of gratitude that fills my chest and often brings tears to my eyes. It’sRead More...
The Perfect Contact Page

The Perfect Contact Page

Your website’s contact page. In the end, it’s what your entire website comes down to. After all, the reason you work so hard to set up a website, write your website copy, choose the perfect photos, and everything else – is so that people will contact you … right? And as such, it’s important toRead More...
Bust Through that Business Lull!

Bust Through that Business Lull!

Oh, the entrepreneurial life – one moment we’re trying with all our might to keep our heads above water, and the next we’re sitting at our desks twirling our thumbs. Everyone in business has had a lull at one time or another (if a person tells you otherwise, they’re most likely not being honest withRead More...
3 Reasons to Start With Why

3 Reasons to Start With Why

Business owners are entering into a new paradigm: one in which we are encouraged to talk not just about what we do – but also why we do it. As someone who works in the web design world, this is incredibly exciting to me because it promotes storytelling, authenticity, and vulnerability – three of myRead More...
Put Your Personality into Your Business!

Put Your Personality into Your Business!

Did you ever hear about the New Jersey pediatric dentist who went viral when he started performing magic tricks for his young patients? Out of a simple desire to use one of his personal hobbies at work to make children a little less anxious during their dental visit, came an ingenious marketing move that differentiatedRead More...
5 Steps to Making Difficult Choices Without Regret

5 Steps to Making Difficult Choices Without Regret

Do you remember the last time you had to make a really difficult choice? If it was recently, then you probably remember¬†quite well how agonizing it was. Whether it was choosing which meal to order at a fancy restaurant or which career path to¬†pursue, for most us, it’s the taunting fear that we’ll make theRead More...
Letting Go of Perfectionism

Letting Go of Perfectionism

I’m performing tomorrow night with my band at a local jazz festival in my city, and you know what? I’m not stressed or nervous about it. Not one bit. At this moment, I have total faith that everything is going to run smoothly and that the night will be a total success. It occurred toRead More...
Your Life or Your Inbox: 3 Tips

Your Life or Your Inbox: 3 Tips

Can you remember life before email? I’m 35 years old and very thankful that I can. It was a simpler, more peaceful existence. Slower paced and far less chaotic. But as with everything, the world changes – it always will – and we must change right along with it if we want to keep up.Read More...
Terrified to Speak? Remember These 3 Things.

Terrified to Speak? Remember These 3 Things.

I was recently a guest speaker at LA2M, a popular monthly marketing group in downtown Ann Arbor. Each month LA2M presents a speaker on a marketing-related topic, be it messaging, social media, lead generation, or anything else. When I was asked to speak at LA2M, I knew I wanted to speak about web design (IRead More...

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