Small business, marketing, social media and design

3 inspirational TED talks about learning, creativity and design

    If you are a small business owner you already know you need a fair amount of these three things in order to keep things going: a pinch of love for learning new things and wearing many hats, a great deal of creativity to help you solve problems and engage your audience, and a good taste in design in order to present your brand in an attractive, trustworthy way. In the following videos John Green, Sir Ken Robinson and Tony Fadell share some ideas worth spreading about these topics. Enjoy!       [Tweet "3 inspirational TED talks about learning, creativity and design"]...

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Etsy Favorites Vol. 6

    1. RAIN DROP/ hand screen printed pencil case by AIYshop 2. Handmade leather eye and lips necklace by BenuMade 3. Peach & Gold Air Plant Planter Pod by ThriftedandMade 4. Felt Pizza Bookmark by InspirationalGecko 5. Blue Wall Clock by PilipArt 6. Black Reindeer Brooch by bugga 7. Black hair mermaid wooden necklace by bottleofclouds 8. Pink Blue Ombre Earrings by MadeByAstrid 9. Tribal fitness headband by JLeeJewels   [Tweet "Etsy Favorites Vol. 6"]  ...

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5 things to do during slow business season

As small business owners we have all experienced that moment of anxiety when sales are low and there is no sign of movement on the horizon. When this happens we tend to 1) freak out as if it were the first time, and 2) spend hours of precious time marketing our products or services in the most ridiculously inefficient ways. What if we took all that (mostly) wasted time to actually improve our businesses? Here you have some ideas on things to do during slow business season.   Reorganize your office Try a different furniture layout, create a thinking/reading corner with a comfy armchair and a whiteboard, take a look at your shelves and recycle what you don't need anymore, change the posters/pictures/mood boards...

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5 guerrilla marketing ideas that will help you gain more exposure

    What is guerrilla marketing? Wikipedia says: a concept of advertisement strategy designed for small businesses to promote their products or services in an unconventional way with little budget to spend. It sounds worth trying, right? I'm sure you are already using some of these tactics but here you have 5 simple ideas to help you reach more potencial customers and give some love to those who are already there.   Use a points system/reward card for loyal clients. Allow your clients to "collect" points each time they buy something from you so when they reach a certain number of points they receive a free product or service. If you own a physical business having an actual reward card will also help as your...

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16 Paintbrush Fonts to Download for Free

    A new collection of free fonts to use on your creative projects! These are perfect to design watercolor-like art and graphics. Click on the following names to download them: Magic Pies · Kikelet Brush · Southern Air · Les Sensations de Cerise · Queen Leela · Movus Brush Pen · Waterlily · Olivier · La Compagnie des Ombres · Mad Beef · VNI-Thufap1 · Levi Brush · Anarchistic · Mano Negra Bta · Edo SZ · FFAD Matro Enjoy, create and don't forget to share! :)   [Tweet "16 Paintbrush Fonts to Download for Free"]  ...

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Etsy Favorites Vol. 5

  Another collection of beautiful, inspiring creations from talented Etsy artisans. Have you ever dreamed about having a deer-shaped leather bag? Or a wooden alpaca USB flash drive? Everything is possible on the Etsy-verse! Enjoy and don't forget to share :)       1. Frayed Bow Headband by FunkyFern 2. Wooden animal flash drive by minkisloveonetsy 3. Leather Sleeping Deer Handbag by krukrustudio 4. Backpack Okunoshima by InThePinesStore 5. Fine Art Print-Autumn Starlight by elisemahanfineart 6. Illustrated Vintage swimmer temporary tattoo by RubitTattoos 7. Tiny Kitty Planter by ponyponypeoplepeople 8. Cloth doll by willowynn 9. Minty Green Post Earrings by HelloHalsted   If you want to be featured on this section, find me on Instagram and tag me on one of your photos. I will consider your product for the next Etsy Favorites collection I publish on the blog.  ...

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