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Branding Balance

Getting Real About the Hustle: 5 Areas of Focus When You Transition from Your 9 to 5

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Branding Balance, Freelance, Resources and Tools | 2 Comments

Don’t get me wrong. I’m sure we could talk about at least 10 other things that need your attention when you are turning your side-gig into your main-gig, but as someone who made that leap (and sometimes feels as if she is still on a ledge looking down), I noticed 5 areas that really affected me. I’m sharing them with you…

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Freelancing While in Free Fall: Tips, resources, and worksheets for keeping it together in the midst of chaos

By | BMAYS Design, Branding Balance, Entrepreneurial Encouragement, Freelance, Resources and Tools | 3 Comments

All of our chaos looks different and enters/exits our lives at different times. You may be in free fall because of a change in relationship status, a drop in your income, or your overwhelming and unexpected success that you now have to figure out and manage. There is also the distinct possibility you feel like you’re in free fall because…

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What a Visually Appealing Brand Can Do For You: A quick reminder of what you already knew with a few things you haven’t thought of.

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Branding Balance, Freelance, Resources and Tools | 2 Comments

Let’s face it. People like pretty. Admittedly, pretty doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone (and I’m grateful for that), but regardless, people like what they think is pretty. When it comes to your brand, the best thing you can do is make it as universally “pretty” as you can. Need help thinking through your “pretty”? I created a little sumthin’…

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How to Avoid Sounding Like a Jerk When Writing for Business

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Branding Balance, Content Writing | No Comments

Hopefully, we are all familiar with the concept of social cues. You know, the subtle hints that guide conversations and social interactions both personally and professionally? Some people have a hard time with social cues, and, as a society, it’s important that we are patient with each other. However, when it comes to business, I don’t want to you to…

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17 Classic & Fresh Ideas for Gathering Customer Feedback that Builds Your Business and Improves Your Brand

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Branding Balance, Graphic Design, Resources and Tools | 3 Comments

I love to play a little game on my phone called Trivia Crack, and I often play against my husband. You can have multiple games going simultaneously, so he sometimes asks me for answers and I forget to check who he’s playing before I give him the correct one (I have no shame in sabotaging his game if it means…

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3 Quick Fixes to Upgrade the Look of Your Brand

By | BMAYS Design, Branding Balance, Graphic Design | One Comment

After having a fourth baby, (fix your face…it wasn’t that bad), there were times when I would look in the mirror and think . . . something needs to change fast. Unfortunately, slow and steady does the trick when changing your physical appearance, but when it comes to your business, there are some quick fixes you can employ that can make…

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8 Ways Your Friends and Family Can Support You in your Brand to Help Grow Your Business (Post + Infographic)

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Branding Balance, Freelance | No Comments

When I first started in graphic design, I didn’t tell a lot of people. Maybe it was my confidence level. I didn’t hide it, of course (I was running a business, after all), but I wasn’t sure what people would say. As a result, years into my business, friends would talk to me about needing materials for their event or…

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Personal and Professional Balance: 6 Areas of your Life to Evaluate Before Finalizing your Brand

By | BMAYS Design, Branding Balance, Freelance | One Comment

“Extremes are easy. Strive for Balance.” – Colin Wright Ready to define your brand? In this post, I’m not talking about your brand identity (the actual look of your brand). I’m speaking of your overall brand which is EVERYTHING that you do from the way you treat your audience and how you network to how you run your day-to-day operations….

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Your Brand Imitates Life. Your Life Imitates Your Brand: Preparing for the Changes Life Brings You

By | BMAYS Design, Branding, Branding Balance, Freelance | No Comments

OK…so was I reaching with that title? It sounded a little artsy . . . But based on my experiences both past and present, I feel like it’s quite accurate. When you have to think through your brand, what it means to you, what it looks like, how you want others to perceive you versus what you are actually doing…

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