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Best Places to Generate New Ideas

Trying to think of a new blog post, a creative design or a new business idea? The best thing to do is dedicate a part of your day or your week to being creative. It doesn't have to take up any more of your busy day. Some of the best ideas happen in places you wouldn't think about.


Why Your Designer Hates You

When you are used to running your own business you make all the decisions. But if you want your designer to do their best work, they have to own the project. That is, they must have some personal stake in it, a sense of pride and responsibility. To do this they must be your partner in the project.


Who Came First - The Content or the Design

How to begin a web project is always up for debate. After the initial meetings are done and a price has been agreed upon, it often comes down to the designer to start things off. And designers tend to do what they do best, design. So already the project is starting on a rocky foundation. Why? Because content is king and and any design that is created before the written content cannot be a total success. Yet you cannot start writing content without knowing a few things first. So which is it?


AddThis - Social Media Integration for Your Website

Social media has become one of the primary ways webpages get traffic these days and allowing users to "spread the good word" about your site is equally important. AddThis.com is a free service that easilly implements social media links of your choosing into your website.


How to Choose a Web Designer

Choosing a web designer or web design firm can be a difficult decision. Especially because you are relying on their talents to showcase your brand. I'm going to go over what to look for so you can make an educated decision. Being a web designer myself, I think that gives me a pretty unique perspective and one that is more beneficial than listening to the recommendations of other business you might know.


Business is Like Dating

There are so many thing you can compare business to but dating is particularly relevant. The sweaty palms, nervousness and fear of rejection. Hopefully made worthwhile with a long-lasting romance.


Business Ideas: Stock Photography

Do you want to start a business you can work at at home but just don't know what to do or where to start. If you have an interest in photography this might be the one for you.


If you want your web store to be the best you need to study the best, and Amazon.com is right up there at the top. You might not be able to beat them at their own game but if you know how they play it, you can apply those same principals on a smaller scale to your own business.


Creative Business Cards

Think you don’t need a business card because your business in online, think again. Local business meetings, tradeshows, elevator and airplane rides are all places where that business card can come in handy. So here are some business cards to get your creative juices flowing.


Your Advertising Budget is How Much?

Oh, that’s right you don’t have an advertising budget. For start-ups, mom & pop shops and the like, it can be very hard to find the extra cash to get your name out there. You know it is important but just can’t find the money to do it.

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