10 Simple Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

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Marketing doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective. BY ERIC HOLTZCLAW As a small business, you may think it’s impossible to get the word out about what you do. That’s no excuse. And you don’t need fads or gimmicks. Follow the proven, timeless tips and techniques of these entrepreneurs to help get the …

5 Tips to Simplify Your Web Design

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Simplicity rules! It makes a websites look sleek, reduce nagivation confusion and it helps achieving desired goals and results (I.e., more signups, subscribers and sales). But too often it seems elusive to simplify your website design. No matter how hard you try, you can’t make your work look like Apple’s. So what does a website designer really needs to do? …

6 Marketing Tips for New Companies From Successful CEOs

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by John Rampton | Jul 8, 2015 @ 06:56 PM Having a quality product or a stellar service means nothing if you don’t employ the right strategy to promote that product or service. You need to be able to get the word out and get it out fast. Determine what makes your company better than the competition and then let you customers …

10 Principles Of Effective Web Design

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By Vitaly Friedman | January 31st, 2008   Usability and the utility, not the visual design, determine the success or failure of a web-site. Since the visitor of the page is the only person who clicks the mouse and therefore decides everything, user-centric design has become a standard approach for successful and profit-oriented web design. After all, if users can’t use a …

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5 Signs Your Web Designer Sucks

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ANDREA WHITMER Out of all the frustrations that come with running a creative business, the absolute worst is cleaning up after another designer or developer. When a potential client approaches me after working with someone else, I hold my breath while I look to see what the previous person did and how long it will take to fix it. Don’t …

How To Break The Mold & Reinvent Your Resumé

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To get great work, you have to get noticed. A curated collection of resumes and other self-promo pieces that break the mold and spark genuine interest. By Jenn Tardif   It’s no secret that creativity matters. Yet when it comes to selling our own services – arguably the thing that matters most – we often set aside our creative superpowers, …

How to Get Hired When You Are Just Starting Out

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No experience? No problem. Side projects and tailored applications can help overcome your lack of work history. By Jenn Tardif   To those of us just getting started? How do you fill out “past experience” on an application when, frankly, you don’t have any? We talked to Career Advisors from art and design colleges around the globe about resourceful ways to …

Who Else Wants To Create Stunning Graphics That Look Like This?

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I find myself in constant need of fresh-looking title graphics. I’ve found a surefire two step process to creating stunning graphics just like this…   Whether it’s a sermon promo, upcoming event, blog post, etc., I find myself in constant need of fresh-looking title graphics. But there are too many things that can get in the way of creating graphics that …