Self Promotion Isn’t Bragging. It’s Business Building.

Each week, I hear from writers with questions related to self promotion. Should they do it? How often? Isn’t talking about yourself egotistical? Will I…

3 Website Updates for Small Business Owners

It feels like 2013 at my desk as I dig into the archives of this website. After receiving a handful of broken link notifications and…

My Thoughts About Self-Care and the Self-Employed

When you’re a business of one, you’re responsible for everything. For some entrepreneurs and side-hustling creatives, the endless stream of ideas to implement and tasks…

My 20-Year Freelance Anniversary Story: Film, Paper, Scissors

It was 1998. I juggled full-time classes at the University of Iowa and snapped pictures part-time for my hometown daily newspaper, the Quad-City Times, in…

My Realistic Productivity Challenge (With Tips You Can Steal)

I’m like a moth to flame when it comes to productivity articles. I read them daily. And often I glean some tips that could be…

How I’m Growing My Business in 2017

Here we go again. It’s a new year and everyone is thinking about goals. Of course, when you’re a small business person the ultimate wishes…