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Investing in a New Website? Don’t Skimp on These 3 Things

Working with a pro website designer/developer on your site is an investment, I get it. But if you’re going to make that investment, here are....
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5 Ways to Get More Referrals

If you get most of your new customers from referrals (introductions from past clients) you are not alone! If this is the case for you, here are five....
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Ghosting: Can We Stop Once And For All?

While at times ghosting a person can admittedly feel like the path of least resistance, the truth is, it leaves a mess in its wake for both parties....
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Mom’s Guide to Knowing When to Take Something Home

How can you tell when it’s time to invite something into your life and take it home with you? Here’s what Mom has to say, and as we all....
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Don’t Say “Sorry”

It’s important to say “sorry” when you truly want to apologize to someone for something you did. But for goodness sake, let’s....
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3 Websites I *LOVE* and Why

As a professional web designer, it’s pretty rare that I stumble upon a website in my own personal life that I LOVE. But it does happen and when....
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The Business Owner’s Guide to Summer Vacation: 8 Essential Tips

When you’re a business owner, taking a vacation can require a bit more … finesse and planning 🙂 Below are 8 tips for making the most of....
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A Little Website Refresh Can Go a Looooong Way

If your shiny new website is now a few years old, don’t forget that a little TLC from your web designer can go a long, long way 🙂 The Forgotten....
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When You Learn What *Not* To Do

Sometimes we learn how to be amazing service providers from having amazing models, and then, sometimes, we learn how to be great from seeing what NOT....
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What Have You Grown “Too Old” For?

This blog might not be about what you *think* it’s about. What have you grown too old for? Whatever it is, name it, claim it, and then let it....
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5 Answers to the Question “Are You Able to Go Down in Price?”

When you send a prospect your proposal and they answer with “I’m afraid that’s out of my budget. Are you able to go down in....
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A Lesson in Patience

Is there something in your life you’ve made a deadline for that doesn’t actually need one? Getting a Move On … Or Not Early last....
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Website Contact Forms 101: Must-Have Tips + Examples We Love

Do you have a contact form on your website? If so you’re in luck – because you’re about to get five tips for upping your conversion....
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The Power of Momentum (& Making It Work for You)

If you ever struggle with procrastination or motivation (in other words if you’re a normal person), the power of momentum could be the secret to....
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Think Outside the Box

I recently witnessed someone do something completely outside the box on her website, and it kind of knocked my socks off. Last week I was chatting....
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Know Your Stuff? That’s Great … Just Remember They Don’t!

One of the easiest mistakes to make as a business owner is forgetting how MUCH you know and how WELL you know it, and then talking to your clients in....
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Rituals: A Wonderful Way to Get More of the Good Stuff in Life

Are there things in your life that you wish you had more of? Make them a ritual, and that’s exactly what you’ll get. I have a friend with....
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Waiting for an Answer? Take Care of Yourself: 3 Ways

When you’re waiting for an answer … especially from someone you submitted a proposal to – the waiting can be excruciating! Here are....
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3 Creative Ways to Use E-Commerce on Your Website

What’s that you say? You’re not an “E-Commerce” business? Not so fast. After you read about these three creative ways to make....
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The Beauty of Looking Forward

At this moment, do you have something to look forward to? If not, let’s change that – and here’s why. On a cold day in February, I....
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Your 2 Untapped Superpowers for Sales Calls & Interviews

How do you think you come across during interviews or calls with prospective clients? Regardless of what is talked about, there are two unspoken....
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Perseverance at Its Finest: The 1 Secret to Not Giving Up

When someone perseveres through all obstacles to achieve their vision, what is their secret? I’ll tell you. This week, I received a text from an....
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It’s All in the Details: 5 “Little Things” That Matter BIG Time in Business

We all know what the BIG things are in business owner life, such as providing top-notch service for your customers. But what often doesn’t get....
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Before You Set Your Prices, Read This.

Many business owners charge by the hour, and while there’s not necessarily anything *wrong* with that, there are a lot of things it does NOT....
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3 Ways to Take Care of Yourself During Busy Times

What’s the first thing to fall off the radar when life gets extraordinarily busy? Self-care of course. Here are three ways you can continue to....
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Don’t Wanna Do It? 10 Ways to Say “No”

We all have times when we’re asked to do things we don’t want to do. If you typically say yes anyway or give an excuse that doesn’t....
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5 Common DIY Website Mistakes (& How to Fix Them)

Almost ALL business owners have a DIY (do it yourself) website at the start. If you still have a DIY site, here are five mistakes you just might be....
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3 Website Footers I Love & Why

I scoured the Internet looking for truly unique and creative footers to share with YOU and these are the three I liked best. Get inspired and maybe....
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What to Do When Your Website Goes Down

When your website unexpectedly goes down, it can be pretty easy to freak out. But fear not! Following this easy 5 step process will ensure....
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Moments of Euphoria

It’s not a question of whether moments of euphoria happen in your life – it’s a question of whether you ever take a moment to stop....

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