“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...

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...

Have you mocked up a vision board for your business?  We've tried scrapbooking, jotting lists, creating a vision board, you name it!  This year, we decided to mock up our vision on Pinterest boards: Check them out here! This year we're hyperfocused on two things for our business: loving our clients and saving our Benjamins.  We've pinned a ton of resources about showing our amazing clients that we love them with all of our hearts, and some savings guides to crunch...

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...