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Finding the Holiday Magic Again

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Finding Holiday Balance can be Tough!

For me and my family, the holidays are still magical.  There’s nothing more gratifying than coming together during the holiday season, reconnecting with family members, and watching the kids enjoying the Holiday traditions.  Yes, the holidays can be stressful, and making sure that all of the pieces come together can be SERIOUS work.  But when they do, it’s all worth it.

Being a wife, a mother and a business owner, I know how challenging it can be to balance everything during the holiday season.  Holiday shopping, end-of-the-year purchases, and the resulting bump in economic activity can be hugely profitable for businesses, and it is smart to capitalize on the season however you can.  But doing so can add even more stress to an already stressful season, and balancing family commitments with business ventures can be incredibly overwhelming during the holidays.

Here are some simple ways to bring the magic BACK to your busy Holiday season.

  1. Make A List

I am making a list and checking it twice…or three times. Truly think about how much time you want to set aside for work each day, and make an ambitious but realistic list for what you want to accomplish.  Then, once you have checked everything off of your list, you can spend time with your family without feeling guilty.

  1. Delegate

If you’re like me you want to be the one who personally wraps every gift, handles every element of your business strategy, and manages every step in planning your holiday festivities.  But the more you delegate the help of others, the better your holiday season will be.

Interns, Part-timers, and Employees may want to earn extra cash around the holiday season. Delegating your workload will help to keep the office flow without you having to be on top of everything. Turn to friends and family to help with the sentimental tasks you can’t handle on your own.

  1. Turn Chores Into Traditions

Be creative and turn potential chores into a new holiday tradition. Bake holiday cookies as a family.  Make time to decorate the tree, go food shopping, and handle all of the other holiday tasks together as a family. The holidays are all about spending time with loved ones, and it’s so much more fun doing chores together.

  1. Enjoy This Magical Season

If the Holidays are feeling less magical, step back, think about your priorities.
This is such a special time of the year, make sure to take some time to slow down and focus on what’s truly important. Prepare your heart and mind for the New Year and enjoy the downtime while you can. You will feel renewed, and ready to take on the challenges ahead for the New Year!

The Most Powerful and Flexible Promotion Tools to Boost Your Brand Exposure!

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If you run your own website, own your own business, or manage social media pages for your company, then you know that being in charge of your own brand isn’t easy.  And getting exposure for that brand can be a constant challenge, especially when it comes to spreading the word about your website and online presence.  As an entrepreneur, you need to constantly think about how you can promote yourself: talking about who you are and what you do is one of the most important moves you can make to increase your customer base and make sure your business succeeds.  Read More

eCommerce

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Do Any of These Sound Familiar?

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How to Deal with Difficult Clients

Everyone who deals with people, from the cashier worker at a fast food restaurant to the CEO of a major global company, has to deal with difficult clients at some point.  Upset customers, picky partners, and angry service recipients are just a fact of life, and no matter how perfect your product, difficult clients will find some way to make your life harder.  In fact, the larger and more successful your company, the more likely you are to be confronted with difficult clients that have a lot of anger and probably not too much to be upset about. Read More

Motivate Yourself to Finish Projects on Time!

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FinishontimeFinishing tasks on time can often times become more difficult than previously assumed. While some may seem to be able to complete tasks with ease, others have a tougher time getting past the various components that slow down progression. Many factors can contribute to the late completion of projects including underestimating tasks, distractions, bad time management, misunderstanding the tasks at hand, failure to break down tasks, and even, procrastination. Life can be very unpredictable, and some things are simply inevitable, but there are ways to get around the daily surprises life hands you that may get in the way of you crossing your project finish line. In order to increase your chances of finishing tasks on time, there are some actions that can be taken to help you follow through. Don’t be a victim to determents! Follow these tips to ensuring you complete your projects on time (possibly even earlier)! Read More

Helpful Tips to Inspire your Creativity

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Are you a SUCCESSFUL designer or do you aspire to be one? Design is a popular field and can result in projects and creations that are expressive and fulfilling. Being a successful designer requires more than just being able to create a design. You have to have certain attributes and characteristics that make you perfect for such a career. Read More

4 Secrets to landing a Large Client

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Owning a small business can be difficult but also rewarding. One of the most difficult aspects of owning a small business is getting your business off the ground and building a customer base and following. No matter how great or convenient your product or service is, if you can’t market it or expose a large number of people to it, it won’t be successful and you won’t make any money. So how do you get a new product or service noticed by a large group of people? You can work with a bigger, more established company and try to catch the attention of their audience and customers. Read More

10 Kindergarten Skills That’ll Make You Better at Marketing

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Upping your marketing talents can seem like a daunting task.  There are so many seminars, books, classes, and even college degrees based around successful marketing techniques, that bettering yourself can feel intimidating.  But successful marketing is based on some very simple skill sets.  Here are 10 skills every kindergartener learns that will make you better at marketing.

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Are You a technology Addict? Us Too! 6 Reasons We Simply Can’t Stop!

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Love it or hate it, technology is everywhere.

We happen to love it. Here are our reasons we can’t kick our tech addiction.

 

There’s Something for Everyone

Crazy about puzzles? There’s an app for that. Want to save the world while looking like a rockstar? Get behind the wheel of a Tesla, and praise the minds that bring such varied technologies to life. No matter what you are in to, there is some way that technology can make your life easier, more fun, or just more interesting.

Just check the “Electronics and Computers” section on amazon.com. Or browse the “Home Garden and Tools” or “Toys” sections. Every place you look, you’ll find examples of technology meeting different people’s needs. Even if you only go to Amazon to shop for books, there’s a tech solution for you: the once revolutionary and now ubiquitous eReader has won over millions of devoted book nuts by offering convenience and functionality. No matter what you are passionate about, someone has invented and perfected a technology that is perfect for you.

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5 Facts about Bootstrap that will Inspire You to Greatness

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Web design is one of the most important industries in the modern age. As more and more people and businesses go online, it is necessary to be able to build and maintain a website that will attract users. From online commerce to blogs, the ability to create a professional and aesthetically appealing site is critical in ensuring online success.

Bootstrap is a relatively new programming system. Originally created by Twitter developers Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton as a way to ensure consistency between designers and programmers, Bootstrap is fast becoming the premiere software for web developers with its intuitive interface and components. Below are some of the main reasons to use Bootstrap as a front end development tool.

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