Social Media for Small Businesses

Lessons Learned: Social Media for Small Businesses

This guest post comes from the wonderful Casey Watson. I’ve known her husband since high school and actually had the opportunity to help him with his branding/website for Fiscal Fluency a while back. So fun! When I found out Casey was a talented copywriter (who is familiar with the Storybrand marketing framework), I knew I had to hire her write a couple of posts for the Ember & Co community. You’re going to love her! You can check out her …

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Why Your Ecommerce Store Is Struggling To Get Off The Ground

Why Your Ecommerce Store Is Struggling To Get Off The Ground

This is a guest post by ecommerce expert, Rodney Laws, Editor at Ecommerce Platforms. Ecommerce is a fantastic industry to start your entrepreneurial adventure in. There’s so much flexibility in how you can run an online store. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean you’re looking at a guaranteed home run every time The majority of new ecommerce stores will struggle to get started and amass an audience, with 90% of them failing within the first few months. Here’s why you may be heading to …

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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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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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