How to manifest a business that serves you

She didn’t expect her passion to translate into a business model. But when Kate realized there was an audience who needed custom-themed...

She didn’t expect her passion to translate into a business model. But when Kate realized there was an audience who needed custom-themed...

How to manifest a business that serves you

She didn’t expect her passion to translate into a business model. But when Kate realized there was an audience who needed custom-themed...

The successful business you see today at Quixotic Design Co. sooo did NOT appear overnight. Man, I wish! Almost 5 years ago, I quit my...

How to position yourself as a high ticket designer

The successful business you see today at Quixotic Design Co. sooo did NOT appear overnight. Man, I wish! Almost 5 years ago, I quit my...

Dreaming of launching your own business? But feel like it’s too outlandish for you to make the leap? Tori Overmyer felt that same fear,...

How to build a coaching biz from scratch

Dreaming of launching your own business? But feel like it’s too outlandish for you to make the leap? Tori Overmyer felt that same fear,...

If you’re a small biz owner like me, you know that we live and breathe our businesses. We adopt the mindset that the more effort and time...

How to find balance (and avoid burnout) as a busy entrepreneur

If you’re a small biz owner like me, you know that we live and breathe our businesses. We adopt the mindset that the more effort and time...

There are people who take the safe path in life, and people who take risks. Entrepreneurs typically fall into the latter category. While...

Ditch the corporate life for your true passion

There are people who take the safe path in life, and people who take risks. Entrepreneurs typically fall into the latter category. While...

It’s a wild ride starting a design business - so many i’s to dot and t’s to cross, with so little guidance. If you’re nodding your head...

The biggest mistakes designers make

It’s a wild ride starting a design business - so many i’s to dot and t’s to cross, with so little guidance. If you’re nodding your head...

Are you currently working in a job where you feel like your potential is being stifled? You’re not alone. Claire Fishburn Jones felt the...

Why it's never too late to change your career path

Are you currently working in a job where you feel like your potential is being stifled? You’re not alone. Claire Fishburn Jones felt the...

As a small business owner, you wear all the hats. I mean, all the hats. We’re talking about an accountant, social media manager, content...

When to outsource as a solo entrepreneur

As a small business owner, you wear all the hats. I mean, all the hats. We’re talking about an accountant, social media manager, content...

When Kristen first sat down at her dining room table to string a lava rock bracelet, she had no idea that she was actually starting a...

How this wellness entrepreneur accidentally started her own biz

When Kristen first sat down at her dining room table to string a lava rock bracelet, she had no idea that she was actually starting a...

If you’re going to spend the money, time, and effort it takes to run a successful design business, you have to protect it. Ask yourself...

Everything you need to know about contracts

If you’re going to spend the money, time, and effort it takes to run a successful design business, you have to protect it. Ask yourself...

With an art background as a professional painter, Kellie Velasquez utilizes her creative skills to craft luxury wedding cakes and...

The art of mastering a luxury business

With an art background as a professional painter, Kellie Velasquez utilizes her creative skills to craft luxury wedding cakes and...

Tis the season for our annual holiday gift guide! Last year we highlighted the incredible small businesses around the Northern California...

Gift guide for entrepreneurs

Tis the season for our annual holiday gift guide! Last year we highlighted the incredible small businesses around the Northern California...

Businesses are increasingly moving to the digital space. Around 71% of small businesses have reported they have a website. Which is up...

How to launch your website in under a week (plus free workbooks!)

Businesses are increasingly moving to the digital space. Around 71% of small businesses have reported they have a website. Which is up...

What if you were able to turn your hobby into a career? Would you take the chance to ditch the 9-5 life for good? Stacey took the chance,...

How to build a creative business that fuels your dream life

What if you were able to turn your hobby into a career? Would you take the chance to ditch the 9-5 life for good? Stacey took the chance,...

Branding is more than just your logo. It encompasses the full experience a client has interacting with your business. If you’re looking...

Why your brand needs logo variations

Branding is more than just your logo. It encompasses the full experience a client has interacting with your business. If you’re looking...

There are numerous benefits that come with success in entrepreneurship: independence, creative freedom, and flexibility to name a few. If...

How she created a successful e-commerce biz from scratch

There are numerous benefits that come with success in entrepreneurship: independence, creative freedom, and flexibility to name a few. If...

Transitioning your side hustle into a full-time business is such an exciting moment, but it can also be a very scary one! I’ve been...

How to turn your side hustle into a full-time design biz

Transitioning your side hustle into a full-time business is such an exciting moment, but it can also be a very scary one! I’ve been...

If I could travel back in time and give my younger self some sage advice, I’d tell her that it’s possible to become a successful designer...

How to become a graphic designer without going to school

If I could travel back in time and give my younger self some sage advice, I’d tell her that it’s possible to become a successful designer...

Now, more than ever, is the best time to become a brand and web designer. If you want the ability to work from anywhere with your dream...

5 big myths that are holding you back from success as a graphic designer

Now, more than ever, is the best time to become a brand and web designer. If you want the ability to work from anywhere with your dream...

Pricing your design services as a brand and web designer can feel confusing AF. And if you’re struggling to identify how much to charge...

The ultimate guide to pricing your services as a designer

Pricing your design services as a brand and web designer can feel confusing AF. And if you’re struggling to identify how much to charge...

Creative freedom is the ultimate goal in entrepreneurship. Think about it, how many of us would love to set our own path? To come up with...

How to achieve creative freedom through entrepreneurship

Creative freedom is the ultimate goal in entrepreneurship. Think about it, how many of us would love to set our own path? To come up with...

If you’ve been on the fence about starting a creative career as a designer, this one’s for you. I’ve been in your shoes... You don’t want...

5 reasons why you need to become a brand and web designer NOW!

If you’ve been on the fence about starting a creative career as a designer, this one’s for you. I’ve been in your shoes... You don’t want...

“How do I find clients?” is the most asked question I receive from designers looking to grow their businesses. My answer? Instead of...

How to find your dream clients (plus our free workbook!)

“How do I find clients?” is the most asked question I receive from designers looking to grow their businesses. My answer? Instead of...

What’s the ultimate juggling act? Trying to balance running a full-time business and being a mom! As a business owner for the past 17...

How to balance business and family as a mompreneur

What’s the ultimate juggling act? Trying to balance running a full-time business and being a mom! As a business owner for the past 17...

For service-based businesses, the debate surrounding whether or not you should list your prices on your website is an intense one. But...

Should you show your prices on your website?

For service-based businesses, the debate surrounding whether or not you should list your prices on your website is an intense one. But...

Are you ready to stop letting fear get in your way and realize your dreams already? If you’ve been looking for a sign to finally start...

How to start a business while in school

Are you ready to stop letting fear get in your way and realize your dreams already? If you’ve been looking for a sign to finally start...

What is something every freelancer and business owner needs in order for their business to succeed? A website that shows their work at...

3 things every designer needs on their website

What is something every freelancer and business owner needs in order for their business to succeed? A website that shows their work at...

Have you been wanting to take your business from side hustle to full time? If you have been looking for tips on how to make that...

How to build a successful business as a self-taught designer

Have you been wanting to take your business from side hustle to full time? If you have been looking for tips on how to make that...

You’ve decided to invest back into your business and hire a professional designer: congratulations! But after hearing some design jargon...

13 branding + design terms to know when working with a designer

You’ve decided to invest back into your business and hire a professional designer: congratulations! But after hearing some design jargon...

It’s no secret that entrepreneurship is hard work. But the rewards gained from being your own boss make it all worth it. For instance,...

How to create a purpose-driven business

It’s no secret that entrepreneurship is hard work. But the rewards gained from being your own boss make it all worth it. For instance,...

As your business grows, and you develop more expertise and clients, it’ll be important to periodically review your rates. If you’re unsure i

7 signs it's time to raise your rates

As your business grows, and you develop more expertise and clients, it’ll be important to periodically review your rates. If you’re unsure i

From underwriting $525,000,000 real estate in Manhattan to overseeing a multi-million dollar marketing budget as a Director of Marketing,...

How she built a global empire in a male-dominated industry

From underwriting $525,000,000 real estate in Manhattan to overseeing a multi-million dollar marketing budget as a Director of Marketing,...

It’s those moments in life when our expectations do not meet reality, that we must write our own path. After graduating with a double...

How to create your own path to success

It’s those moments in life when our expectations do not meet reality, that we must write our own path. After graduating with a double...

Are you not satisfied with the quality of the emails you’re sending? As a small business owner who specializes in branding, it’s...

Why I switched from MailChimp to Flodesk (and you should too!)

Are you not satisfied with the quality of the emails you’re sending? As a small business owner who specializes in branding, it’s...

How do you know if making a career change is right for you? Rebecca of Studio Plumb made the transition to interior design after working...

Why considering a career change could be your best move ever

How do you know if making a career change is right for you? Rebecca of Studio Plumb made the transition to interior design after working...

Holiday shopping is gearing up to look very different this year. While most consumers look to do their holiday shopping online versus...

A few of our favorite things: 2020 holiday gift guide

Holiday shopping is gearing up to look very different this year. While most consumers look to do their holiday shopping online versus...

For individuals and small businesses looking to design a website without hiring a developer, website builders are the perfect solution....

WIX vs. Squarespace: how to choose the best platform for you

For individuals and small businesses looking to design a website without hiring a developer, website builders are the perfect solution....

Today we’re interviewing the founder of Girl Gang Craft, Phoebe Sherman, who started her business after she noticed there was a need for...

How she built one of the largest craft fairs in CA

Today we’re interviewing the founder of Girl Gang Craft, Phoebe Sherman, who started her business after she noticed there was a need for...

Anyone can design a website, regardless of your skill set. Yep! We said what we said. Building an online presence is easier than ever......

How to DIY your website

Anyone can design a website, regardless of your skill set. Yep! We said what we said. Building an online presence is easier than ever......

One of the lowest barriers to entry in starting a business? An online store! There’s no overhead, you have the flexibility to work from...

How to sell your products online with WIX

One of the lowest barriers to entry in starting a business? An online store! There’s no overhead, you have the flexibility to work from...

In a world of abundance and clutter, consumers only spend a few seconds checking out a website before they decide if the company is worth...

Why your website isn't making you money

In a world of abundance and clutter, consumers only spend a few seconds checking out a website before they decide if the company is worth...

Your dream entrepreneurial life is within your grasp, don’t let the opinions of others stop you from achieving it. Today’s MoneyMak(her)...

How she beat imposter syndrome and built her dream brand

Your dream entrepreneurial life is within your grasp, don’t let the opinions of others stop you from achieving it. Today’s MoneyMak(her)...

It takes 0.05 seconds for visitors to form an opinion about your website, is your audience staying to learn more about your brand or...

Key components of a high-converting homepage

It takes 0.05 seconds for visitors to form an opinion about your website, is your audience staying to learn more about your brand or...

Inspired by the viral hashtag #lifegoals, Coley Lane created Life Goals Mag to go beyond the highlight reel of Instagram and host a...

How to become the best version of yourself

Inspired by the viral hashtag #lifegoals, Coley Lane created Life Goals Mag to go beyond the highlight reel of Instagram and host a...

Your website’s about page is the next best thing to face-to-face contact with your potential client. It allows your business to create a...

How to nail your about page

Your website’s about page is the next best thing to face-to-face contact with your potential client. It allows your business to create a...

Today we’re interviewing the owner of Whimsy + Wellness, Haylee Crowley, who started her business as a tiny Etsy shop in 2016 and has...

Meet the mastermind behind this 7-figure wellness brand

Today we’re interviewing the owner of Whimsy + Wellness, Haylee Crowley, who started her business as a tiny Etsy shop in 2016 and has...

Any of these questions sound familiar? “Should I go with a custom built website or use a template?” “What are the pros and cons of custom...

Should you DIY your website or hire a designer?

Any of these questions sound familiar? “Should I go with a custom built website or use a template?” “What are the pros and cons of custom...

We’re continuing our Moneymak(her) series with an interview with Styled Avenue blogger Megan Anderson! Megan has been blogging for more...

How she reached 400k followers on IG with a fashion blog

We’re continuing our Moneymak(her) series with an interview with Styled Avenue blogger Megan Anderson! Megan has been blogging for more...

Want to support the Black community beyond social media? In light of current events, it is not enough for us to say we are not racist, we...

How to be an ally for the Black community

Want to support the Black community beyond social media? In light of current events, it is not enough for us to say we are not racist, we...

BIG NEWS!!! We’ve been working on a new community for quite some time and are so excited to finally share this binge-worthy release with...

Introducing Moneymak(her): a community for female entrepreneurs

BIG NEWS!!! We’ve been working on a new community for quite some time and are so excited to finally share this binge-worthy release with...

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