Brkich Design Group at Propelle Happy Hour

Rockstar of the Month. Thanks, Propelle!

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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 […]

Guides to the Best Version of You? Get Reading!

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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 […]


Unusual Tools That Help Me Keep My Sanity

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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 […]

Customer Service - Small Business

5 Ways to Show Gratitude to Your Customers Today

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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!

Goal Setting

Goal Setting for Big-Time Success

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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 […]

Knowing When It’s Time To Hire Your First Employee

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I was so honored to be asked to blog for an amazing group of female entrepreneurs that I belong to, Propelle. Since our business has grown and developed, they were interested in getting my input on hiring your first employee in your sole proprietor business. Read the article on their blog here. I hope you find some insight that […]