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An Honest Dubsado Review after 3 Years: 3 Strengths, 3 Tips, 3 Weaknesses (+ 20% off)

For anyone who’s been around for a while, it’s no secret that I L-O-V-E Dubsado. I sang its praises way back in 2017, and that blog post has turned out to be a huge help to others who are considering a CRM (client relationship management) solution for themselves. I’m so glad! If you haven’t read it yet, you can find it here. However, after three years in the Dubsado Facebook Community — and chatting with business friends who have considered …

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Convergent Performance Website

Convergent Performance Colorado Springs, CO  |  Visit Website The Mission of Convergent Performance is to permanently eliminate human error and lost potential. That’s a pretty powerful mission, isn’t it? When Marcie (Convergent Performance’s Director of Creative Services) reached out to me, they were making do with a very dated website presence. Landing on the homepage quickly resulted in overwhelm due to the lack of visual hierarchy and the sheer volume of content. They were the perfect candidate for a fresh …

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Creative Burn-out, Designer Burn-out, Learning to rest and not quit, Dealing with business overwhelm

Crying over a glass of warm champagne: embracing burnout and making the most of it

I sat down in my new office in our new house with a hot cup of coffee and some gluten-free cookies and…sighed. A deep, wordless, defeated sigh. Because I wasn’t feeling at all how I wanted to feel. I felt…sad. Tired. Overwhelmed before I had even clicked into my inbox. And incredibly ashamed.

Awesome Black Friday Deals for Creative Business Owners (2018 Edition)

Awesome Black Friday Deals for Creative Business Owners (2018 Edition)

It’s that time of year again! Can you believe it?! Last time I checked it was February. It’s been a busy, busy year for Ember & Co. I’ve never been a huge fan of the Black Friday frenzy — as a peace-loving introvert, the idea of rushing around a packed store competing for the chance to snatch up a good deal sounds downright exhausting. I’d much rather spend my day off sipping tea by the fireplace. But I also love a …

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Planning for Success: Simplify Your Client Intake Process with Acuity

Planning for Success: Simplify Your Client Intake Process with Acuity

Have you ever found yourself spending what feels like 2,000 hours emailing clients back and forth to discuss schedules for meetings or consultations? Yep, I feel you. It wasn’t long after I took my design business full time that I began experiencing inbox overwhelm. I felt like I was constantly getting bombarded with emails, and it was especially frustrating when it was simply a back-and-forth about meeting times. It was keeping me from focusing on my most valuable work, and …

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Which Website Platform is Best for Me? WordPress vs. Squarespace vs. ShowIt

So, you’re thinking about building out a new website…exciting! And now it’s time for you to consider a host, a domain, a website platform…Wordpress vs. Squarespace vs. ShowIt — it can be a little overwhelming! Especially if you’re new to a lot of this. But it’s worth it! Having a strong website presence can do amazing things for your business. It will build your businesses’ reputation, increase brand credibility/professionalism, and give you an incredibly personal, strategic platform to connect with …

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