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Effective web design that invites visitors to each page—and converts them into customers—isn’t as easy to achieve as you might think. In our experience, there are several thoughts and theories about web design that simply aren’t true.  We’re debunking our top five most common myths below, in hopes that it makes your web design process a little easier. Websites are expensive to build Let’s start with the one we hear the most.  Websites can range from $500 (and sometimes lower) to...

If you thought Instagram was a tween trend of 2010, that ship has sailed. It’s 2018, Instagram and Facebook are in bed and the rest of the world is eager to get in. New Instagram updates are rolling out hot, like the announcement that you can pre-schedule and automatically post content (Read Hootsuite’s guide >> How To Share Post Directly to Instagram). Instagram for business gives you ad capabilities and analytics. And even more recently the platform switched back to...

I’m so glad that we can put our hurdles behind us and celebrate our top five big successes from the past five years!  Celebrate with us on our successes below:     Getting our first client When I started this business, I looked on Craigslist for some of our first clients.  After several failed meetings, and more than one sketchy encounter, we turned our attention to my current sphere.  My first client, the perfect client, was right there in my current rolodex...

“The road to success is not a path you find but a trail you blaze.” – Robert Brault In the five years that we’ve been in business, Green Bag Designs has had some big wins, and some massive fails.  Let’s chat about some of our big hurdles:     We didn't have a support system I've got to be honest; when I started this business, I only saw the perks; work from home, set my own hours, make connections with people that...

When I was growing up, I was always running little businesses.  I ran a pet-sitting business in my neighborhood, taught flute to a couple of kids in band, and had a brief stint making cupcakes out of my home.  I also spent my time playing computer games on a floppy drive, and making random geocities sites about my friend’s cat.  My father showed me the way around a computer, and my mother made sure I had all the scrap paper...

Are you starting the web design process?  Not sure which platform to build it on?   Whenever we’re working with a client, we ask the following questions to determine which platform to build their site on: Have you had a website before? If so, what platform was it built on? Do you want to be able to edit the site yourself after completion?  If so, what’s your skill level like on powerpoint, or in word? Do you want to have a...

Business tools can be absolute lifesavers for your company. As the saying goes: “Work smarter, not harder.” There’s an entire universe of supposedly “helpful” business tools out there. Which business tools are actually helpful and necessary for your small company, though? We’ll go ahead and say the annoying thing that you don’t want to hear: it depends. But don’t worry—we have good news too! We’re sharing some of our favorite apps and programs, which rock our business world. AND the even better news is...

When you’re running a small business, you know every penny counts.  This is especially imperative around tax time.  If you’re not paying your taxes in quarterly (or even if you are), your tax bill can be sometimes overwhelming.   I spoke with our CPA, Robert Majernik, about what a small business can and cannot write off.  Here were his tips:     Mileage We use an app called MileIQ to track all of our mileage to and from our clients offices.  You can...