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...

We are so excited to have worked with Runey & Associates Wealth Management, a Financial Planning company in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, on their relaunch.  The team at Runey & Associates decided to rebrand, which included changing the name, logo and website.  Check it out at RAAWealth.com! View our Branding Board We really wanted to keep the strong navy blue, and tie the company into their Charleston location.  The tagline was very important to our client, and this italic font can be...

We are so excited for the new year! We have big goals this year: 1. VIDEO! We are so excited to increase our video usage for our clients and for Green Bag Designs. We’ve been brushing up on our video recording, editing, and promotion. Last year, we worked with two clients in producing video content that launched their social media and web presence to the next level. 2. FACEBOOK LIVE! In 2017, we admittedly were terrified of the camera. What if we had something...

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    This is not a drill! Don’t have an SSL Certificate? Google is going to flag your website this year! And it's because Google loves us.  Your fav search engine loves you so much, they want to wrap a warm fuzzy blanket around you and make you feel secure. With its recent announcement, earlier this year, Google will flag all the unencrypted internet by the end of 2017. This means if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate, it will display a ‘Not Secure’...

Your website launch is a big event in your small business.  There’s a ton of work, preparation, late nights and early mornings leading up to your launch, and in the end you have a precious bundle of code.  It can be life-changing, and certainly cause for celebration!  Let’s talk about bringing your beautiful website launch into this world with a bang. 1. Plan As with anything, it's important to plan your website content, launch strategy and social network strategy to align with...

This Search Engine Optimization phrase keeps getting thrown around. I often have people ask me, “What’s with SEO? Do I need it?” Who has two thumbs and knows the answer? This gal. SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” Search Engine being Google, Yahoo, and Bing, and Optimization being the process of getting “organic” traffic from these search engines. Organic traffic comes from visitors that typed in keywords that relate to your site into a search engine, like Google, and found your...