If You Have A Waitlist Don’t Read This

A designer recently told me that she wasn’t interested in more business; that she had enough business and that she didn’t need to build a list to market to her ideal client. She knew where her ideal c…

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Fast Furniture

When I was in London last Fall, I noticed a trend toward quick, custom, home goods at the retail level. Forget about 8-12 week lead times, one boutique rug company was advertising a custom rug deliver…

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How To Be Press Worthy

I’m in the process of on-boarding a new client for our Marketing Department Services. Although she’s not really new. We’ve already worked together, which is how I determine whether MBD is a good fit t…

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Can I Pay You To Quit?

It’s hard to believe that when Zappos started back in 2008, it’s happiness-as-a-business model was a bit of a revolution. The company whose tag is, Powered By Service®, started media buzz with an offe…

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Is It Time For An Audit?

I don’t know about you but my 2017 is off and running: fast. When it comes to managing my time, growth, “busy”ness and the expectations of others, two things have become majorly important. They are bo…

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What Editors Want

Some designers become very attached to the idea of getting published. They believe that this project is going to be the project that takes them from where they are to where they want to go. If you’ve …

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The Hamster Wheel

Some designers are so busy keeping up with their business that they don’t have time to focus on the direction it’s growing. In fact, many don’t want new projects to come in because they can bare…

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