Earlier this year I received a super helpful email from photographer Ann Arbor Miller about my blog:
"One of the things I love that you've done a few times is a summary or short list of articles that others have put together or from multiple sources. I just don't have the time to dig around the web for items of interest. Finding a reliable source who is actively doing that and telling me what I need to know (or do) is such a great resource...Maybe you could seek to do this on a more regular basis."
Well, you know what it’s like being a solopreneur…So rather than waiting until the brand spankin' new year to start something new I welcome you to…
Food Cart Fridays: Quick Bites for Your Weekend
Why food carts? I live in Portland and it's sorta like fast food but better.
Every Friday. Here.
Let's get on with the menu, shall we?
Typography term: Letterspace
(Illustration by Cyrus Highsmith via fontbureau)
This is just one of the numerous details I’m looking for when designing your logo, identity and promotional pieces.
Print Lives and Postcards are Still Cool
If you didn't know it already, postcards are still an effective marketing tool. In fact, print is very much a powerful marketing tool so if you don't have a lot to spend, send a smart postcard.
Create a Website Hub
For 2011, I’m all about streamlining my website hub.
I'll write more about this topic later but check out About.me and grab your username toute suite.
Listen up small businesses. Going mobile isn’t just for the big companies. Even if you “support local’ and don't feel like you need to reach people in China, pay attention:
(via Dream Grow Social)
Mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common web-access devices worldwide by 2013. It‘s estimated that the combined installed base of smartphones and browser-equipped enhanced phones will surpass 1.82 billion units by 2013, eclipsing the total of 1.78 billion PCs by then. (Gartner)
If you have no idea what this means for your small business, not to worry! I’m here to help you.
Skip istockphoto and Hire a Professional Photographer
Denver-based photographer Nathan Armes has a few good points about photography's role in helping small business owners.
I’ll be adding a few more words to his wise words and for now, read his take here.
My Favorite All-time Tool of 2010
Just like Facebook Like Buttons and Tweet This, Evernote has a cool little tool called the Web Clipper.
Help make it easy for your visitors to clip your content to their notebooks.
Email Newsletter Guides
I’m learning all about autoresponders and planning on integrating them into my business for 2011. (Hey, anything that streamlines workflow is worth doing.)
But I like to have a plan before I do anything so I downloaded these handy little email newsletter guides by MailChimp:
Go Ahead Gamble Your Money on Marketing
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