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Are you chaperoning a school trip, going on a vacation or holiday and terrified to unplug from your business? We feel you! That's why we have become the masters of working from anywhere. Here are our tips and tricks for working when you are out of the office. Be Prepared, girl scout! Be sure you have a fully stocked work bag. Devices, chargers, headphones and all! We also like to include some pens and paper for some good,...

First, congratulations on scheduling a meeting to discuss marketing your awesome small business! (Tiny Trumpet Noises) Now, let’s get started. Below you will find a complete list of everything you will need to bring along to make your marketing meeting run smoothly.  Are you meeting to discuss your website?  If you are meeting to discuss improvements to your site or a complete site redesign you should bring a few basic things to the meeting.  One, access to your site.  This means username and password...

Our namesake Green Bag doesn't just hang out on its hook in the office. This bag travels all over Charleston and beyond! Whether we’re taking work outside for a brainstorming session on Folly Beach, grabbing lunch at our neighborhood salad spot, or networking with other Charleston entrepreneurs—all of us at Green Bag Designs like to enjoy our city. There are plenty of amazing reasons why Charleston keeps winning Best City to Visit accolades. Yes, this is a tourist hotspot, and...

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...

Hi, y’all, it’s Amber, and I’m here to tell you my story on how I turned my hobby blog into an award winning business while only working part-time! Blogging has landed me incredible opportunities including features on The Today Show, Cosmopolitan, Parade, Country Living and more, and has given me gigs like my current position at Green Bag Designs. The biggest take away today? YOU CAN TURN YOUR HOBBY INTO A BUSINESS TOO! Believe it or not, my blog all started...

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...