Do Smart People Things

Do Smart People Things - Marketing Blog

I have a friend named Richard Allen. I got to know him and his beautiful wife, Caleigh, when my sister and I visited with them in Rome, Italy. They were missionaries there for a couple of years and did many amazing things. Richard partially funded their relocation to Italy selling t-shirts that read “Do Smart […]

Do I need a brick and mortar?

Does my business need a physical location?

Having a physical office location is a significant expense for most newer businesses. In the old way of thinking, a business isn’t a business without a storefront. Some businesses can’t function without it, but for some, I can’t seem to justify the expense of it. Let’s dig in deeper. Need it! Some businesses MUST have […]

Thankful for Framily

Thankful for Framily

This time of the year, we usually reflect on what we’re thankful for – and for most, including myself, that mostly centers around health and family. But as the years  progress, I realize more and more that many of those that we love so well have no legal claim to the word “family”. I spend 40+ […]

How much does a website cost?

How much does a website cost?

I frequently get asked the question “how much does a website cost?” I typically respond by asking “how much does a car cost?” With a car, you can find a rundown jalopy with a bad engine for $100, you can buy an ultra-premium luxury car for hundreds of thousands with all sorts of bells, whistles, […]

Work In Progress

Work in Progress business blog

Don’t just wish for it. Work for it. My bumpy path that lead to my dream of starting my own marketing agency. When I graduated from college with my Marketing degree, I, unfortunately faced the problem than many in my shoes can relate to. It is really hard to break into the marketing field. Most […]

Getting Back Up

Overcoming Business Problems

Wednesday morning of this week I took a tumble. Which is an understatement. I slipped on my driveway in the rain and completely face-planted; landing hard on one side of my body – and ached from my ankle up to my head. I’m ok – and fortunate; it could have been a lot worse. What […]

Mental Health Check

Growing a Healthy Business

If any of you follow me on my personal social media accounts, you may have noticed that I post fairly regularly about mental health. I love many people that battle anxiety and depression. And while this is a business blog, it’s important to constantly keep in mind that a business is a group of people; each […]

Outsourcing It

Web Design Blog post

  In business, the word “outsourcing” is often thought of as an ugly word. And by all means, when I hear of a company sending their business overseas to cut costs, I’m disappointed. But I believe that outsourcing services that are not your core functions can often be the most practical way to get things […]

Moving On

As we are packing our boxes at our current business office, (literally as I type this) it’s amazing the onslaught of mixed emotions I feel. Excitement, dread, hope, and worry. Excitement comes from my idea of what the new space will allow us. (Growth, privacy, etc.) Dread comes from realizing the physical work involved with […]

Terrifying and Amazing

Taking Risks - Vitality South Blog

If it’s both terrifying and amazing, then you should definitely pursue it. Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex I’m a digital girl. We make websites and social media, for crying out loud! I have a Google Calendar and set reminders on my phone. But at the end of the day, I can’t get away from a […]

Two Kinds of People

Marketing Agency Blog

If your website is not making you money, I believe it is broken. Ashley Elkins During a “previous life”, I was in sales for W.W. Grainger – an industrial supplies company. I helped businesses with their inventory and helped them find creative solutions to improve their business. Among the many, many items we kept in […]

Working On Yourself

Self Improvement for businesses inspiration blog

Am I the only one that finds when things get tough, my personal development is the first thing to go? I don’t even mean tough in a bad way. When I get busy, I often find myself pouring out all of my time and energy to make sure everyone else’s lives have smooth sailing. I’m […]