Set Compensation for What’s to Come, Not What Was

Year’s-end is just around the corner, and many of us are trying to figure out how to budget for the year ahead while there is still so much uncertainty as to when business conditions might begin to stabilize. Part of that calculation includes whether or not to factor in a pay raise and/or bonuses, especially…

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Gratitude Will Strengthen Your Relationships

Relationships thrive on strong emotional connections. Like a fire, they need to be stoked regularly to maintain their force. Taking time to check in with a family member, friend, client or business associate or to say hi to a neighbor helps to keep those bonds intact. Even better is to let them know how much…

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Do You Have an Innovator’s Spirit?

This past year has been “unusual”, to say the least and yet there are some business owners who have embraced the challenges and looked for creative ways to approach these challenges. How are you creating successes from the challenges you have faced? Remind yourself that design is a problem solving business by nature. Look at…

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Master Your Medium, Then Market

When you’re ready to grow your business, how do you find and attract new potential clients? These days, whether from choice or necessity, that usually involves employing some form of social media. Before the start of the pandemic, about 7 in 10 Americans engaged with social media regularly to share messages and photos and to…

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