Category Archives: Marketing

Can you use AI for branding and marketing your small business?

AI can be a great productivity tool, but it should never replace your decision making and creativity as a small business owner. So should you use AI for branding and marketing? 

Read on to learn about when you should use AI, and when it’s not a great idea.

Templates: The Good, Bad, and (Sometimes Very) Ugly

When you pick a stock theme or website template you could be making a big mistake in terms of your company’s branding. Read this post to learn why. We’re living in a DIY world, and many small business owners, especially new ones, start with one template to create their website, add another for their email…  Continue reading »

Building your brand and your business

Many entrepreneurs face the same obstacles at the start of their journey. They need help with how to present their company and how best to explain their benefits and messaging to their target audience.  Many entrepreneurs go through the same journey on their way to consistent business branding.  It’s helpful to think about this journey…  Continue reading »

Your Headshot Is an Important Part of Your Personal Brand

If you are a solopreneur, consultant, coach, or freelancer, your headshot may be your most important visual asset. If you are building your brand as a one-person company, you must get a professional photo taken of yourself. What is a headshot? A headshot is a photo of a person that usually shows their head and…  Continue reading »

Is Branding the Same as Marketing?

Many people talk about branding and marketing in the same breath, like they are the same thing. Branding and marketing are related, but they are distinct.  Branding vs. marketing Imagine coming up with the idea for a business. You research what people want and see what competitors are currently offering. Then you figure out a…  Continue reading »

Save Time and Money on Marketing When You Invest in Your Brand First

Branding and marketing are separate but integrated. Both are important for your business. Marketing can have a more direct effect on generating money for your business, but if you invest in your brand first, you’ll save time and money on your marketing. When you develop your brand, you create one finalized way of representing your…  Continue reading »

Choosing the Best Stock Photos for Your Brand

To create your website, social media posts, or marketing materials, you need some images. There are two primary things to keep in mind when using or to create images: Does the image establish the right impression of your brand? Would your ideal client be attracted to the image? Stock photos vs. your custom photography There…  Continue reading »

The Best Places to Get Free (or Low Cost) Images for Your Brand

Images can portray a feeling and get a message across in just a few seconds. You may need images for your website, social media posts, printed brochures, or packaging. Most small businesses and startups don’t have a huge budget to hire a photographer or pay for expensive stock images. We’ve put together a list of…  Continue reading »

How to Research Your Ideal Client

Identifying your ideal client is key to the success of your company. There are many pieces of information that you can research to identify these factors. The specific combination of characteristics will act as a compass that will influence all business decisions. The first thing to do is to brainstorm your ideal client. Think about…  Continue reading »

Squarespace vs Wix vs Weebly: Which is best for building your branded website?

Small business owners and startups often use DIY web building tools like Squarespace, Wix, or Weebly to create their first website. This is because websites are crucial to most businesses and nearly every business needs one. Unfortunately, a huge mistake many business owners make is launching a website that doesn’t reflect their brand. No matter…  Continue reading »

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