The Quick Guide to SEO Best Practices for Your Small Business

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You might already know about the importance of SEO best practices for your small business. SEO, or search engine optimization, is how you improve your search engine ranking so you can increase traffic to your site.  But understanding and implementing those best practices is easier said than done! From keywords to meta titles to alt […]

How to Design an Impressive Website for Your Product Business: 5 Tips for Success

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When you’re ready to launch your product business, you’ll need to set up a website. Even if you run a brick-and-mortar business, embracing the e-commerce world will help you expand your reach and make your sales. Your website will serve both as a way for customers to get to know your brand and a way […]

Planning a Flawless Launch for Your Product Business: 10 Key Steps for Success

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You’ve chosen your business name, set up your business legally, selected a manufacturer, and planned out your design and copy—now it’s time for the launch! Launching your product business is very exciting. But it’s important that you launch your business strategically. Your goals for your launch are to build your email list, get people excited […]

Is My Website ADA Compliant?

Is my website ADA compliant?

Is my website ADA compliant? The portion of the United States population with some type of disability is expected to double by 2060, reaching close to 98 million individuals. 20% of disabled individuals are projected to be either hard of hearing or seeing. As our society delves deeper into the digital age, it’s important to […]

How color affects how your customers feel?

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Colors are very important when it comes to branding and design. In fact, almost 90% of consumers cite color as a primary factor in their buying decisions. In order to make a thoughtful decision when choosing which colors to use in your design and packaging, it’s helpful to understand color psychology.  The components of […]

42 Dubonnet Makeup Wins an International Package Design Award


We are thrilled and honored to win a 2019 HOW International Design Award! Our second award for this eye-catching packaging. Last year, 42 Dubonnet was a GD USA 2018 package design winner. As a 2019 HOW award-winner, 42 Dubonnet package design will be featured in The Best of Design (formerly 365 Days of Design Inspiration), […]

18 Websites with Free (and Non-Cheesy) Stock Photos

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Whether you’re building a beautiful website, creating a brochure or postcard for your small business, or creating a presentation, you need gorgeous stock photos to make your work stand out. Purchasing stock photos can add up in price. Fortunately, there are plenty of websites where you can get gorgeous stock photos at no cost. They’re royalty […]

How to easily build a beautiful website for your product or service

How to easily build a beautiful website for your product or service

The days are over for waiting for your web designer to finish your website. I’m not here to talk you out of hiring me, but I understand the cost of paying a designer to build your website can be too high when you’re just starting out. There are so many tools out there to help […]

Strategies for Ecommerce Packaging Success


Over the last several years, ecommerce has exploded into a multi-billion dollar industry. And it is only expected to grow. According to, in 2010 ecommerce retail totaled at $163.7 billion, and those numbers are projected to increase to $491.5 billion by 2018. However, this doesn’t mean your business will automatically be booming if you […]

Email marketing vs. social media marketing in 2017


There is a lot of debate on the web about email vs. social media marketing. Both can be combined in your marketing strategy. But to know how to effectively build our businesses we must look at the numbers and see where to focus our resources. And as we know, the world of technology is changing […]