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Business Tips

Hand Picked Resources

I am so often asked for recommendations for everything from what books I read to which automation systems I have set up in my business. I am a researcher at my core and I love learning all the things, but I realize that not everyone is wired this way. Sometimes you just need someone you

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Entrepreneurship

Burnout: The good, the bad and the ugly

Burnout is a dirty word for everyone, but for entrepreneurs, it can flat out be detrimental.  Not only for your business but for your overall happiness. Most people fall into one of two categories: You either do nothing; are constantly giving up, procrastinating, not taking any action. You are often driven by the fear of

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Entrepreneurship

An Open Letter To My Dreams

It has now taken me 31 years and LOTS of practice to be able to snicker a bit when things don’t go as planned, to crack a smile rather than break down in tears when some catastrophic life event gets in the way of my dreams, but to be honest, I wouldn’t change it for

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Entrepreneurship

Community Over Competition

I would like to take a minute this month to remind each of you how important it is to have an incredible network of other business owners to talk with, gain wisdom from, bounce ideas off of – or even just to know that someone else feels your pain! However, I do realize that many

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Business Tips

Is Blogging Dead?

To answer the question above, no! Blogging certainly is not dead. However, the terminology may have changed a bit from industry to industry. The essence of making a post on your website about a topic (i.e. blog) is still the same. You may often see this now referred to as a “news” section on a

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Business Tips

Digital Marketing… Made Easy

Digital marketing is all about building your company’s online presence and driving people to your website for more information or to make a purchase.  It consists of social media marketing, blogging, email marketing, digital advertising, search engine optimization (SEO) and more!  I often work with business owners who have a very hard time simply finding

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Business Tips

Yearly Marketing Roadmap

What would you like for your business to achieve during the coming year? Improve your brand image and clarify your message? Create a visual cohesiveness for your customers’ experience? Stop having to constantly put out fires and actually work on your business? Start a social media campaign? New website? While it’s great to think about changes

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Business Tips

Your Marketing Needs BRANDING!

Marketing vs Branding. I get asked all of the time, is there really a difference? I could give you the long drawn out answer of why there is but let’s keep it short and sweet:

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Entrepreneurship

Your Personal Brand

Your image, the way you act around others, the way you treat others, the way you position yourself for success, the manner in which you carry yourself – THIS is Your PERSONAL Brand!

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Entrepreneurship

My Not To Do List

Let me see if this is accurate – you probably find yourself pulled in a million directions, on a regular basis? Feeling exhausted at the end of the day, not quite sure of what you actually accomplished? Constantly feeling like you are disappointing those around you – because you just can’t be everything to everyone

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Business Tips

Map Out Your Customer Experience

You may think it’s easy to put yourself in your customer’s shoes, but is it really? Let’s think for a second about the thought process a customer goes through in making a decision.  First, the customer wants to solve a problem in their life and they hear about your company. Then, they visit your website in order to

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LOVE YOUR BRAND AGAIN

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Are you ready for a change from trying to do it all yourself– or agencies who don’t really “get your brand?” Oakes Creative House can do it all for you, your brand and your business! Isn’t it time to work with a TRUE partner who believes in your success?

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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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