Small Business Saturday is tailor-made for small businesses everywhere. It’s the one day of the year that you have a definite advantage and you do not want to miss out! Whether you’re in a retail-driven main street community or a little more removed, there are steps that can be taken to ensure you stand out in the crowd. But, don’t do it alone! Small Business Saturday is about shopping small, of course, but it’s also about building community (not surprising that it’s our favorite day of the year!). So…let’s get started!
It takes a village… As the old African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child”… the same goes for starting and running a small business! We here at Brkich Design Group feel so lucky to be able to be a part of Propelle, an amazing group of female entrepreneurs in the Pittsburgh […]
If you love your logo, but need an update… Introducing our newest Brkich Design Group offering, the Logo Refresh! Don’t want to lose your brand recognition, but need a little update? Maybe the font is stale or the colors are dated, or you’re just plain getting tired of it! You can change it…that’s the beauty […]
I absolutely love to read. Sometimes I read for entertainment, sometimes to escape from the day to day, but as a small business owner, creative, manager, and leader, I most often read to learn and improve. The books I have listed below for you were extremely helpful in helping me improve in many different aspects […]
I don’t know about you, but my efficiency and productivity drastically decreases when I am stressed, tired, or have too many ideas floating around in my head. It is one of the reasons I sure try to take the time to stay healthy—both mentally and physically. While it seems that old fashioned eating well and […]
Now that we are all on the same page and you know you need a logo, where do you begin? (If you missed my blog from last week, “Company Logo: Do You Need One?”, check it out before you get going!) Whether you are going to try to get some ideas together before or after you find someone to […]
Why you need a logo – It does not matter how small your company is, how new you are to your field, or if you haven’t started producing products or providing services yet: you need a logo. Why, you ask? Identity, Loyalty, Growth, and Marketing to name a few. Let’s take a deeper look.
What is the one thing that a business absolutely needs to be successful? Customers. Yes, of course a business can be unsuccessful even with customers, but without the loyalty and dedication of your customers, your business or service could not exist.
Why then, do we not take the time to ensure that the most valuable asset to our business, knows how much they are valued? We all have too much on our plates, but let’s take a look at a few ideas to let your customers know that they are appreciated today, without requiring a lot of time, effort, or resources. Let’s get started!
People ask me on a weekly — if not daily — basis how it is that I get so much done. Before we dive into the topic of productivity, I want to stress the fact that keeping momentum and intention in my work is a constant battle. It’s something I’m constantly tweaking. For me it’s partially dependent on good, […]
Welcome to 2016! We are halfway through January, so it seems like a great time for a check-in. Have you planned out this year’s goals? Have you found a goal-tracking system that works well for you? Or have you abandoned it all and busted out the chocolates? Maybe a little of all three. January 1 has a […]