Tag: small business

I have run multiple digital and service-based businesses over the last decade. While I have recapped the lessons learned in my first year of running Brainchild Studios, and the second year, and the third year, I figured it was worthwhile to share what I've learned about the operations and systems/processes of starting and running a...

With a few exceptions, chances are you didn't start a business because you love finances and accounting. Well, here's some tough love: too bad. You still need to know your numbers. You shouldn't be the one managing them, but you should know enough to know if the person you do have managing them is screwing...

As a business owner, you're typically the one most responsible for sales for your business. I don't know about you, but I hate sales. I really don't like selling. However, if you don't sell your business, you'll be hard-pressed to find someone else to sell it for you. So time to buck up and bring...

After spending the last 12 years building a career in digital marketing working for other companies, partnering in a startup, and then starting a few businesses of my own, I've learned a thing or two about building brands, both large and small. Here are a few things I think every entrepreneur/small business owner should know/consider...

I have run multiple digital and service-based businesses over the last decade. Over that time, I've learned a thing or two. I've had a number of people ask me about what they should do or what I'd recommend to someone who is looking to start their own business, so I figured it might be worth...

We all know the Democratic National Convention (DNC) is coming to Milwaukee this summer and the city is buzzing! Regardless of your political affiliation, there's a lot going on, so many moving pieces, so much to do and so little time to do it! However, I know so many local businesses are wanting to get...

At the end of 2018, I was interviewed about gender pay gap. However, that conversation quickly turned into a passionate rant about why we’re all trying to make the most money possible instead of making the best life we can possible. Generally speaking, when it comes to money and life, we have two variables to...

Oh side hustle, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. My greatest goal in life is to leave this world a better place than I found it. And one of the ways I think I can help do that is by giving people permission to do things they enjoy and take control...

If you're running a business, you're in the business of customer service and sales, no matter which way you slice and dice it. Now, in a perfect world, we'd never have to seek to build new business because every client would be over the moon in love with every single word you type and every...

Do yourself a favor and find your posse. Strength is often times found in quality, not necessarily quantity. I own Brainchild Studios, a virtual digital content marketing and website creation agency. Since we work virtually, daily appearance is literally one of the very last things that we need to worry about, allowing our team members...

Everyone in digital marketing knows it by now: content is the secret ingredient to increasing your brand’s leads, SEO rankings, and overall traffic. So, let’s get into the nitty-gritty. What is original content? And how do you even produce it? Let’s chat. What Is Original Content? Imaginuity, an integrated marketing company, has a great definition...

When you run your own business, there are a lot of balls to juggle, all of which you likely want to keep in the air. ...and it's never fun when balls are dropped. If you're running your own business, you probably have the following balls you're trying to keep up in the air: Business Development:...