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Your Ultimate Branding Checklist

Your Ultimate Branding Checklist

A step-by-step guide for small business startups If you’re starting up a small business, I know you’ve got a lot on your plate right now. And you probably have a lot of money going out and not much coming in yet. It’s a hectic time, and I am guessing branding is one...

D.I.Y. Social Media Templates

D.I.Y. Social Media Templates

It's World Creativity and Innovation Day!   Never have creativity and innovation been so important to our businesses. To mark the day - and to help small businesses currently innovating and #workingon - I have put some FREE downloadable DIY social media templates...

Downloadable #workingon Graphics For Your Business

Downloadable #workingon Graphics For Your Business

I know graphic design can’t save the world... but hopefully it can help someone out a little bit! So I have added a few free #workingon graphics to my online store! Just download and print or stick ‘em on your socials to let your customers know that you are still...

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Your Ultimate Branding Checklist

Your Ultimate Branding Checklist

A step-by-step guide for small business startups If you’re starting up a small business, I know you’ve got a lot on your plate right now. And you probably have a lot of money going out and not much coming in yet. It’s a hectic time, and I am guessing branding is one...

10 Ways to Avoid Procrastination

10 Ways to Avoid Procrastination

How to set and achieve goals like a total boss! There's no denying it - self-motivation is one of the hardest parts of running your own business. With no one to crack the whip, it can be really easy to fall into a procrastination black hole... and once you're in that...

What Do I Need to Set Up a Website?

What Do I Need to Set Up a Website?

And what on earth is the difference between 'hosting' and a 'domain name'? There's no arguing that nowadays a web presence is absolutely essential for anyone in business. And there are a myriad of ways to make that happen, from a simple business page on Facebook to a...

Do I Need to Trademark My Brand?

Do I Need to Trademark My Brand?

It's a question many people ask themselves when they are starting a new business - "do I need to trade mark my business name or logo?" The short answer is no; you don't. But SHOULD you trade mark your logo or business name? The answer to that one is a bit trickier....

4 Rules For Small Business Branding

4 Rules For Small Business Branding

Starting and running a small business is daunting. No doubt about it. The number of things that need to be weighed up and decided upon is endless, and varies so much from industry to industry that even seasoned business people can find themselves on a very steep...

7 Ways to Find Creative Inspiration

7 Ways to Find Creative Inspiration

The situation all creative professionals dread… This week I have been suffering from a touch of the dreaded creative block. Not – thankfully – the crippling ‘complete and utter’ type that stops you in your creative tracks. But a struggle with one particular creative...

Dear Design… A Love Letter

Dear Design… A Love Letter

When I was a kid, and I had to do a school project, I would put way more thought into the look of the thing I was handing up than I did the actual content of the assignment. If it was an A4 report or essay of some kind, I would try to make an elaborate title page. If...

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