Did you know that the number of jobs the average person has in their lifetime has gone up? According to a study by the Labor Dept, the average person no longer has 7 jobs in a lifetime, but 15! 15 jobs in one lifetime! And, did you know that he average millionaire has about 7 […]

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How to Have 2 Businesses in 1 Website

Today I must brag on the talented Erica Clayton from Refinery Original. She is a gifted designer with a great sense of style who just GETS her clients’ vibes! Erica is able to translate all of that into a personal and unique website. Don’t believe me? Check out the Showit sites she made for Ike […]

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Branding Your Mailchimp Form

With a new year quickly approaching it’s time to start thinking about your goals for 2017! Setting goals for the new year is so important for your business. However, it’s not only important to set them, but also revisit them throughout the year to make sure your year is on track. Goal setting can help […]

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The Gathering Place : Setting Goals for 2017

The word gathering has many definitions but my favorite is, “to wrap or draw around, or close”. Here in the South, we gather many things. The toys in the evening before bed. The tomatoes off the vines in the garden. The people we love. We gather together a lot. We believe so much in the […]

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The Gathering Place

What kind of background noise do you like to have on while you are working? I'm a little bi-polar in my musical choices- I either want to listen to Celine Dion or Notorious BIG. Both take me back to my high school days, and I like to listen to them and either weep or get […]

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Friday Five: The Ted Talks Edition

Julie Wilmes challenges us to continually stir our creative souls by embracing a childlike spontaneity every day.

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Live: Spontaneous Creativity with Julie Wilmes

Showit is awesome for many reasons, but the one I am focusing on for this article is the capability of plus sites. Maybe you are reading this and thinking “what's a plus site?” Well, let me tell you. WHAT IS A PLUS SITE? A plus site is just what it sounds like: an additional site […]

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Five Creative Ways to Use Plus Sites

I love the power of Showit plus WordPress for a website and blog. It’s like a double roundhouse kick to the face for your SEO, and both platforms have such great perks for design and functionality. You may have noticed though that while Showit is fairly straightforward as far as designing your site, WordPress may […]

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3 Easy Ways to Make Your Site and Blog More Cohesive

Color can set the tone for everything, evoke emotions, and make your clients think and feel different things. This is why your brand’s color palette is a crucial part of your brand, and something that you should think through. Pay attention as you go places, both in person and on the web, to the colors […]

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Choosing Your Branding Color Palette

I get this question emailed to me on at least a weekly basis: “I’m kind of new to the photography business and I don’t know if I’m ready for a brand, but I’m not attracting the right clients (or any clients) to my business, what should I do?” As a designer, I’ve seen various effects […]

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