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Ninja Forms for Wordpress is easily one of the most well-built, user-friendly, custom form builders for website designers. Our latest website design project was for Grace.Etiquette.Manners (GEM), a locally based Charleston company who provides age-appropriate instruction aimed at developing respectful manners and relationships with kids. GEM’s gorgeous new site now offers online registration for their courses, so they required a detailed and interactive enrollment form which reacted to visitor actions and collected payments while compiling client registration information into a...

You have probably heard of The KonMari Method™ of tidying up, but have you considered applying this principal to your business? The whole idea behind The KonMari Method™ is cleaning out, simplifying and organizing to achieve joy.  We can become overwhelmed and weighed down by the burdens of things we just don’t need in our personal lives.  It makes since that the The KonMari Method™ also applies in business.  Consider, what projects weigh you down?  Which clients calls do you...

If you are amongst the 200 million Americans checking out Pinterest every month, then you know, it’s pretty cool.   So, have you ever considered using Pinterest marketing for your business? Pinterest is unique because it’s not a traditional social network, and it’s also not exactly a store.  Pinterest is an incredible platform where users dream, shop, and plan everything in life from how to dress to what to eat to how to decorate their home. Think of Pinterest as a...

Branding photos are a game changer. If you are looking to take your business to the next level, proper branding is crucial.  A consistent message, voice, and values are added bonuses, but they’re not enough to make your brand stand out. In today’s technological world, simply put, pictures or it didn’t happen.   Why bother with branding photos? Our world is constantly inundated by advertisements, bright colors, and flashing lights.  We are so saturated by sales we have nearly become numb to...

Myths about social media run rampant in today's marketing world.  Most businesses are aware they should be on social media in some capacity but feel overwhelmed in trying to navigate it.  If you find yourself in this boat, sit back, take a deep breath and learn the truth behind a few of the biggest myths: Myth One:  A Tech Savvy Family Member or “Intern” Can Run My Business’ Social Media Truth:  A tech-savvy teenager or job-hungry interns may impress you...

We had a blast working on Charleston Pro Bono’s new website!   Charleston Pro Bono, for the public good. Charleston Pro Bono is a truly amazing organization. They provide civil legal aid to eligible low-income residents of Charleston County at no cost to the clients.  They are able to do this through various government and foundation grant awards, in addition to the incredible support of the Charleston legal community. Through donations and volunteer services, as well as through engagement in Charleston Pro...

Free Resources! Free Resources are a game changer when you own your own business.  We know, just like us, you care where every business dollar goes. You could spend up to $500.00 on a single stock image!  Sure, there are times it’s worth it to shell out a little for a unique image, however, most of the time, the free version will do just fine. Here are some of our favorite free resources! Unsplash Unsplash is a photographic Mecca of copyright-free images,...

It’s always the same question. Why the Green Bag? Sometimes the world speaks to you when you are least expecting it.   I had been working at a marketing firm as a Special Projects Manager when I was suddenly fired due to cutbacks in the company. Getting laid off was something I had never expected, and losing my job so abruptly was definitely not scribbled into my day planner. Marketing had been my lifeline. It had helped to fuel my creativity...

Have you heard about the GDPR?  It stands for The General Data Protection Regulation, which is designed to enable individuals to better control their personal data. It is hoped that these modernised and unified rules will allow businesses to make the most of the opportunities of the Digital Single Market by reducing regulation and benefiting from reinforced consumer trust.  Right now, it only affects the rights of EU residents.  Whew, to all of our US companies, right? That's a big nope.  Sure, you...

You guys remember that epic snow storm we had in Charleston?  Most of us were sitting on couches in front of roaring fires, or sledding down very small hills.  Well, we were meeting with two amazing Residential Real Estate Agents that were not going to let a little snow stop them from getting an amazing Wordpress Website! I met with Residential Real Estate team Kimberly Traynor and Julie Kinzie of Red Kite Coastal Homes at a bagel shop on James Island while the...