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...

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...