How to break up with a client

Remember back in primary school when your first boyfriend/girlfriend got a little too handsy (or just turned out to be a total jerk)? And you got your very first chance to flex those “it’s not you, it’s me” diplomacy muscles? Well, lady, it’s time to give those break...

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Good idea….or time-sucker?

How to tell the difference and what to do when you’re an ideas machine Are you an ideas woman? The type of lady that keeps a notebook next to her bed just in case The Next Brilliant Idea hits her mid-slumber? We are the saaaaaame. But maybe, just maybe, my fellow...

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How I work smarter (not harder) in my design biz

There are 24 hours in a day. And yet, you could have sworn you spent 30 hours yesterday wading through the deep administrative hell that is the behind-the-scenes of your business. It’s like treadmill working. You’re running as fast as you can, but you ain’t going...

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What you should be doing when business is slow

Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s … TUMBLEWEED. Rolling through your office like some smart-ass mofo wanting to accentuate the whole ‘Wild West’, ‘ain’t seen nobody around these parts in years’, thing that’s in your biz right now. Which is long form for: There’s nothing...

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FREE money is REAL

You know that feeling when you find ten bucks hidden under the couch cushion (along with a million hair ties, popcorn kernels and random receipts … No? Just me?)? Well, multiply that by a squillion and imagine opening up your inbox every morning to a slew of...

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Dear Diary, I want 2018 to be awesome.

 ++++++ Dear Diary. I’m close to giving up. When I started this thing – the whole run-your-own-graphic-design-biz thing – I thought that everything would change.  No more working for the man in a dead-end job I loathed. No more lack of purpose and restricted...

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I effed up … and I’m worried you might too

So you may or may not know that I run a very active Facebook group for graphic designer boss ladies just like you. It’s pretty popular. And not like Regina George popular either …  it’s like, really, pretty popular. As in people love it in there. I started the...

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