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Becoming a Lifelong Learner (& Marketer)

One of the most important things I’ve learned in my time as a business owner is that you should NEVER stop learning. One of the most important things I’ve learned in my time as a business owner is that you should NEVER stop learning. Who all has a bad taste in their mouth after hearing

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Business Tips

Is Customer Service Dead?

See Your Business from Your Customer’s Point of View You’ve heard the saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” It rings true for a lot of things. For example, cilantro tastes great to some and like soap to others. How strange, right? Well, the same goes for our businesses. As small business owners,

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Business Tips

Your website questions answered

We get it, the thought of implementing or improving your business website can be overwhelming.  There are so many mixed opinions out there when it comes to your online web presence. Whether you are looking to build a new website with the pros or tackle leveling up your website DIY style, we are here for

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Business Tips

Why brand photography is so important

You’ve seen them. The beautiful Instagram feeds with well curated photos and the websites that have people’s pictures all over them. In some ways they tend to make me envious and in others… stressed out because this now means we have to put our photos in our branding and that leads to more work and

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Business Tips

Love Your Business

As a business owner, we all have days, weeks and even months when we’re hustling. Our plates are so full that sometimes emails get buried, calls go unreturned or zoom meetings get missed. A full plate is usually a good sign that business is booming. However, the overwhelm that accompanies it can lead to a

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Business Tips

Business Besties & Dog Ears – What the Heck?!

This is gonna sound totally random but, I LOVE dog ears! I love how one side will perk up over the other when you’re talking to them or how the floppy ones fold back when they’ve been napping hard or how about those pics that capture the ears stretched out like airplane wings when a

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Business Tips

What a marketing plan can actually do for you!

As small business owners, we all struggle to pay for anything that doesn’t have a tangible deliverable. We are great at paying for physical spaces, websites and even wages for employees. But when it comes to taking money out of our pockets to pay for advice or strategies – it is SO hard to commit!!

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Business Tips

Marketing is NOT a diet

It happened to me again, just the other day! I was having a fantastic conversation with a small business owner who was SO passionate about her business. We talked about how she loves to serve her customers, why she created this business and how proud she was of her success to this point.  And then

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Marketing Myths Busted
Business Tips

4 Marketing Myths Busted!

Marketing is sadly a field filled with misconceptions and misunderstandings. It can be so hard to learn great marketing practices with so many varying opinions out there. In the end, all you can do is what feels right for you and your business. Just like any decision I make, my marketing decisions are made with

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Entrepreneurship

The end of year motivation slump

How the heck is it November already? Maybe I’m the only one, but I feel like 2021 has just flown by. Not always in a good way, but I can’t believe we are here. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. There is just a certain smell in the air that puts a smile

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Entrepreneurship

Success Stories: Pamela Prather Coaching

If you’re a client, regular reader, or strategic partner, you may already know that I have a huge passion for small business owners and helping them grow their brands and their dreams. Today I wanted to share a fantastic success story about one of my most treasured clients, Pamela Prather Coaching. When I first had

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Business Tips

I’m SO bad at sales!

Be honest, have you ever made a statement like this one? I would venture to guess that you have. I hear every day from business owners of all different backgrounds, industries and confidence levels just how bad they think they are at sales. There is a BIG misconception out there that you either “have it”

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Your brand is communicating in a visual language, do you know what tone it's speaking in? I know what it feels like to need some direction to find out what it is that your brand should truly represent. So I did something fun! I put together a little quiz for you to find out your brand’s style.

Who is this for?

💁‍♀️ Newbies who don’t even have a business name yet.

🤷🏼‍♀️ Business owners who have DIY’d their own branding up to this point.

🙋🏾‍♀️ Seasoned pros who just want to check to see if they are on track.

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