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How the Heck to Use a Hashtag

In Tips & Tools by Enid Spitz

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 …

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We’ve got Vision for 2018!

In Inside Green Bag Designs, Social Media, Tips & Tools by Chris Majernik

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 …

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Our Top Five Business Tools for Marketing

In Tips & Tools by Enid Spitz

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 …

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Tax Write-offs for Small Businesses

In Tips & Tools by Enid Spitz

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: …

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Holiday Business Ideas: Don’t let the Holidays Kick your Biz

In Tips & Tools by Chris Majernik

It always amazes me how we go from goblins and gore to holiday cheer overnight. I went into Target on November 1st for some discount candy (don’t judge), and was met with a dreaded “Only 54 Days until Christmas!” sign in bright red and green. While green is my favorite color, I definitely did not want to see this wake-up …

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Five things to do when you don’t have Wifi

In Tips & Tools by Chris Majernik

I hope that you and your family weathered the storm! I know several lost power, cable and (gasp!) wifi. It’s difficult to think about your business while dealing with emergencies and natural disasters, so we’ve put together a list of five things you can do to help your business when you don’t have internet or power. Go Old School with …

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Organization: Save Time, Decrease Stress

In Tips & Tools by Chris Majernik

“Visible mess helps distract us from the true source of the disorder.” ― Marie Kondō, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up At home, I do not typically take the lead on organizing – my husband likes to keep an orderly house. However, after I recently finished reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing …

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Email Marketing for Your Small Business

In Tips & Tools by Chris Majernik

Email marketing is an amazingly cost-effective way to communicate to a wide network of potential customers about your small business. If you are thinking about starting an e-newsletter for your business, here are a couple of basic ideas to help make it run smoothly: Make it easy to subscribe – and unsubscribe. Your website should feature a quick and easy …