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5 “Digital Nomad” Tips for Running Your Business While Traveling

My dog and I are starting off 2023 spending a month in sunny Phoenix! Here are five things I’ve learned about running a business while traveling....
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Upcoming Web Design Trends for 2023

Are you ready for one of my most popular blog posts every year? Great, me too. Get ready for what’s coming to websites in 2023. We made it. 2023....
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What Were Your 5 Wins This Year?

This time of year, it’s easy to get swept up in planning for the coming year. But before you do, why not take five minutes to recall your top....
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5 Ways to Make the MOST of Your Holiday or New Year’s Sale/Promotion

Holding some kind of sale or promotion around the holidays or new year can be a GREAT way to drum up new business. Once you decide on yours, here are....
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It’s Not Too Late! 5 Creative Client Gift Ideas For the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time to show your clients how much you appreciate them. If chocolate just feels too ho-hum, here are five creative client....
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Do You Know When to Quit?

There comes a point in every person’s mental or creative stamina when progress is no longer being made. Thus, sometimes the key to top-notch....
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5 Steps to Hiring the Best Designer for YOU

Hiring a professional designer (a web designer, logo designer, or something else) can be a daunting task. Here are five tips to help you hire someone....
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10 Thanksgiving FUN Facts … and 2 Funny Comics

In case you run into any awkward lulls during political talk at Thanksgiving dinner this year, here are some conversation starters that might just....
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6 Ways to GROW Your Email List Via Your Website

Ask any business owner if they’d like to grow their email list and the answer you’ll get is YES … but how do we do it, and more....
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BIG NEWS! Introducing Janelle Haskell, Singer-Songwriter

Who is Janelle Haskell? Read on to find out. Introducing a whole new side of me. It’s official. I’m a folk musician! As some of you know....
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Icons: Why They Rock, and When & How to Use Them

Icons are a bit of a “secret weapon” in web design: they allow your visitors to absorb MUCH more of your content, and best of all....
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5 Things That Should Be On Your Website Homepage

You might have all these items on your website … but are they on the homepage? If they’re not, they may be getting missed – not....
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20 Ways My Dog Makes My Life Better

How has my sweet boy made life more worth living? Let me count the ways… Hudson, this one is for you. 1. Unconditional Love – Of course....
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When to “Spend Big” – a Minimalist’s Perspective

There are lots of times when NOT spending the money is the smarter move – but not always. How can you tell when to spend big and when to save?....
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News Got Ya Down? Here Are 3 Sources for Real GOOD News

The news these days isn’t exactly what you’d call “uplifting” – and it doesn’t look like that’ll be changing....
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Web Design’s Dirty Little Secret (If Your Website Has a Rotating Carousel Slider, READ THIS)

It’s time you learn the dirty little secret of website design. Those rotating sliders that everyone loves because they allow you to put multiple....
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Look for the Silver Lining

A story of thunderstorms, fallen trees, power outages, and finally, unforeseen wins shows us that even in undisputably “bad” situations....
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These 3 Tools Could Be Game-Changers for Your Business

There are about 2 million web apps/tools out there that promise to revolutionize your business. I can’t speak for all of them, but I will say....
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Learn to Bookmark Like a PRO & Change Your Life

How many articles, videos, etc. do you see each day and think “Hmm, I’d like to check that out at some point”? If you’re like....
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3 Critical Post-Project Actions Almost Everyone Forgets

What we do (or don’t do) AFTER our work for a client is done has an enormous impact on how fruitful that relationship will be in the future....

Got the “End of Summer” Blues? Try This.

If you’re someone who feels a touch of melancholy as summer is coming to a close, a “Season Past & Forward Look” might be just....
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Procrastination Hacks: 3 Ways to Get Going

If you’re like most people, you don’t *always* procrastinate – just for the things you really don’t want to do. Here are three....
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3 Ways to Avoid (Ugh) Broken Links

Nothing says “unprofessional” like broken links on your website, so let’s get to fixing them, shall we? Here’s how to find....
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If Your Website is the Cake, These 3 Things Are the Icing on Top

If you’re going to bother hiring someone to make a nice website for you, you’d be smart to invest in these three....

50,000 Hand-Painted Honey Bees … And Not Just For the “Buzz” of It

Matt Willey is on a journey to hand paint 50,000 honey bees – the same number of bees in a hive – by way of murals and art installations....
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How I Took 3 Weeks Off: Dos & Don’ts for Entrepreneurs Taking Vacation Time

If you’re a business owner, you CAN take time off for yourself when you need to – and I’m not talking about a day here and there....
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What’s in a Word? 50 Alternatives When “Blog” Just Isn’t Good Enough

Often times we’ll name the page for our posts “Blog” without giving it a second thought – but the truth is, there are about a....
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Let Yourself Off the Hook With These 4 Questions (Because You Deserve It!)

Whatever you’ve been beating yourself up over not having gotten done, maybe it’s time you let yourself off the hook for once. We often....
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#puppylife i.e. The Subtle Art of “Recalibration”

When you get a puppy, everything changes. It requires a total “recalibration” of your life as you know it. What other things in life....
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Sing It Like You Mean It!

When was the last time you decided to go ALL in with everything you’ve got? I attended my nephew’s first karate belt ceremony a few weeks....

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