happy little biz

Topic: business

Are you professional enough?

In the circles I hang out in, there's been a lot of talk about this lately. What does it mean to be professional? Do people think of you as being a professional? Is your business being perceived as professional? For a lot of us, we grew up in a time…

Should you work for less (discounts or otherwise?)

Ever had a discounted client situation that just turned into an arm wrestling match? Ugh. Not fun for anyone. Figured this week I'd cover a rather controversial topic: working for free. You'll read plenty of articles out there that are on both sides of the fence. Some very strongly stating…

How to Hire the Right Web Designer

..and not just ANY web designer Hiring a web designer may be one of the first major things you don't 'DIY' with your business. So it could feel like a huge task! You might be tempted to just ask your brother who built a website for himself one time. Or…

Marketing is not a dirty word

Google that. No, really. I'll wait while you do it. So the point of that silly exercise, of course, is to show you that this is a much-talked-about topic. Clearly, there are a large number of us who do believe that marketing and sales are dirty words. The question we…

Hey, I've joined the TVA!

Just a quick little note to mention I've joined the Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) as a business member. Basically this means I'm a veggie-friendly business and I love having clients who also run veggie-friendly businesses. So if that means you, and you need a website, want to discuss changing your…

A post about email marketing... wait, what?

You might be thinking: wait, Candice, you're a web developer. Why are you writing about email marketing? Well, you wouldn't be wrong to be a bit confused, but bare with me here, I can explain! What the heck is going on here? Part of my job is to help businesses…