As a small business owner you wear many hats. You do the work, manage the books, pull the trigger on your marketing….it can be a lot. One of the first things I have my clients do is to tell me what they are doing for their marketing and then we talk about what makes them happy…and what is purely a chore. Marketing your business is different for everyone and there is no magic formula. The

Stepping on a film set is amazing. I have had the opportunity to do it for a professional film company here in Portland as a paid extra on “Portlandia” and I have had the opportunity to do so for the last several years with Marble Mountain Films working on the short film “Unmarked” and several other projects. [caption id=”attachment_188919″

Portrait of smiling graphic designer standing with her colleagues in background

You don’t have to hang around me long to know that I am a bit dramatic. I have been acting, dancing and performing since I was 4 years old. My mother put me in dance and acting to increase my confidence. Both of these crafts focus on how you present yourself and how to communicate with out words…to tell a story with out even saying anything. These skills translate to everyday life. I think all too

Content is so important to sharing your story…what is even more crucial is that you are using unique content whenever possible. Why? Because your followers want to be able to connect with you! By sharing images that involve you, your business, your products and what someone will experience when they engage work with you they will get to know you better. So how do you create unique content? Well snapping images with your phone is

Fifteen Facts About Amanda Goff

At first I thought it might be difficult to come up with 8 interesting thing…but this was a rather fun exercise to examine the life of Amanda Goff to dig up some fun and funky facts.

  1. I started my “career” as a performer at the tender age of 4 at my first dance recital. I was done for after that and bitten by “bug”.
  2. I love to people watch. It is one of the

Recently I received a letter in the mail from my health care provider. Well after a moment of reading and then re-reading this I laughed out loud so obnoxiously that everyone in the house wondered what the heck I was reading. Really? “Insert disease/condition”….well someone did not get their caffeine in before they hit print and sent this on its merry way. And excuse me, I have a few pounds to lose, but I am

An image can truly be worth a thousand [fill in the blank] when it comes to marketing. This could mean “likes”, dollars, clients or whatever type of return that matters to you as the end goal regarding your efforts. You put in time, brain-power and money into promoting your business right? So why not capitalize on one of the elements that is known to draw people in. Today if you do not capture your audience