Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This explains it all:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Do you indent?
Monday, September 20, 2010
Think about custom cards for the holidays:
For business or personal...
- party invitations
- picture postcards
- family shots to share with friends
- thank you cards
Let me know if I can help!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Have your graphic designer (ME) design your own personal calling card.
It can list all the regular info - your name, cell phone number, and email address - but how about adding your Facebook page, LinkedIn profile, blog and more?
Of course there should be a photo of you too, in case the person who took your card doesn't really remember you the next day.
Just call me when you are ready.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Whether your company is in its fledgling stages or beyond, running a business is stressful. Many entrepreneurs suffer burnout-becoming so exhausted, they lose their entrepreneurial passion. Here are 10 tips to help you avoid burnout.
1. Keep a time log. For two weeks, write down how you spend your time. Which tasks take longer than they should? What are you wasting time on? What's consistently getting pushed to the bottom of your "to-do" list?
2. Prioritize. There's a saying that 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your efforts. Focus on those clients, projects and actions that give you the best return on investment.
3. Delegate. Many entrepreneurs burn out because they refuse to let go of any aspect of the business. As your company grows, you must bring on people to ease your burden. If you can't afford full-time employees, try outsourcing.
4. Set boundaries.Entrepreneurs don't work 9 to 5, but you must set limits so you're not focused on business 24 hours a day. For instance, you might set aside 90 minutes for dinner and family time every weeknight.
5. Take regular breaks. Powering through the workday without a break may seem efficient, but research shows that after 60 to 90 minutes of focus, your productivity peaks. Take a quick break to do something relaxing.
6. Take care of yourself. Proper diet, adequate sleep and regular exercise are essential to functioning at your peak. Making time for these things is an investment in your business.
7. Don't be afraid to say "no." It's hard to turn down work, but before you take on a new project, do a quick calculation of your return on investment. If the new job will cause total overload, it may be better to turn it down.
8. Hold weekly meetings. When you're swamped, meeting every week may seem like a waste of time. But that's exactly when you need to meet so you can assess, reprioritize and stay on track.
9. Make for yourself. Whether it's a long weekend, an afternoon off or an actual vacation, take time to rest and rejuvenate. Put time off on your calendar and treat it as you would any other appointment. You'll come back re-energized.
10. Get support. Being an entrepreneur can be lonely. You bear great responsibility, but often, there's no one to share your worries with. Bottled-up emotions accelerate burnout. Find someone you can talk to about your feelings, whether it's a mentor, a friend or a therapist.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Look for these ads I designed, then go to their Facebook page and say where you saw it. They will send you a sample of their cream, while supplies last... The cream is really great.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
AMAZING SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES:
1. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP..
2. AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT BY USING THE SINK.
3. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.
4. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.
5. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES. THEN YOU'LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.
6. YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE - WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN'T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.
7. IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
It's been a tough year, and continues to be rough, for a lot of us.
So more of a reason to cut loose, or relax, and give each other moral support!
Use it as a networking event, or a reunion, or whatever helps you have the best time possible!
If you are going to be in Los Angeles, or can make arrangements to be, let me know if I can help.
I'll be sending out an Evite for your RSVPs.
Thank you for your continued patronage!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
2009 was tough for many. Me included. So welcome 2010 and let me reinvent myself. I will still give the same friendly service with fast turnaround and well-built files, but will offer more. This blog for one, and more of my time to you. I can’t promise monthly lunches, but I will follow up with phone calls to see if you need anything. I will also offer incentives for your referrals. Starbucks card? Lunch at a local restaurant? Cash? It all depends on the referral and if the business relationship continues. And believe me, I WILL do what I can to make it last.
As usual, I will be the networking queen. You may already have a link from my web site to yours. I would love for you to return the favor if it’s in your control.
Please check back to my blog periodically. I’ll send reminders and I hope to be able to make it worth your while, whether it’s valuable information, or to provide a good laugh. The world knows we can always use a good laugh.
Thank you for being part of my business and part of my life.