Now, maybe you’re struggling a bit to take your business to the next level. Maybe you want to give selling wholesale a try but you want to get your branding whipped into shape first so that you can put your best foot forward. Maybe you want to attract a different type of customer to grow your business. Maybe you really want to raise your prices a bit, but you’re scared that people will look at what you’re selling and think “What the heck is that crazy woman thinking?!” if you do right now. (Side note, you probably do need to raise your prices. You’re worth more than you give yourself credit for.)
“One of the best ways to boost your confidence in yourself and your product or service is to make them look so stinkin’ good that you can’t help but want to show them off to every single person you meet.“– Krystal Acker
Those products that you’re pouring your very being into creating and the services that you provide with such attention to detail, they deserve to have some awesome branding representing them. Giving them and your business the gift of good design and branding elevates your already awesome products or services to the next level. In addition to giving you a cohesive and professional image, it can increase sales, allow you to sell at a higher price and move you from “hobbyist” to “boutique” status in the eyes of consumers. It can give you the confidence to go all in and take a chance you wouldn’t normally have the courage to take.
Just think about how you feel when you dress in your most flattering clothes and have your hair and makeup just exactly the way you like it. When you look in the mirror and see your most gorgeous self staring back at you, doesn’t that make your day that much better than on the days when you feel a bit frumpy when you look in the mirror? (I’m not the only one that has good and bad days like that, am I?) Your business’s branding works the exact same way. The better it looks, the better you will feel about it. Those good feelings have a tendency to multiply and carry over into everything you do in your business.
So, how do you get that business of yours, the one that you birthed and grew from nothing, the one that you put SOOOO much time and energy and love into perfecting, to look like the beautiful, put-together business you idolize on social media when you barely have time to think and/or are running on a shoestring budget?
First things first, you’ll likely need to hire a designer to help you get there. Not just any ol’ designer though, you need a designer that understands your unique position as a female small business owner/entrepreneur. Someone who understands that you wear 50 different hats each day while you juggle your responsibilities. Someone who expects that phone calls might get interrupted while you tend to your tiny humans. Someone who knows what it’s like to grow a business while spending as little as possible so that you have the ability to contribute financially to your household. You’re going to need someone who can confidently guide you through the process of creating a brand and a website to save you the time and trouble of learning another thing on top of everything that you’re already doing.
As a designer that is a work at home Mom myself and also one who devotes her business to working with other awesome women, I can deliver on all of those requirements. I understand the importance of great design that is actually affordable. I know what it’s like to have your child interrupt you 10 times during the same phone call even though you spent FOREVER setting up activities to keep them busy while you were on that call. I know what it’s like to cycle through those 50 different hats each day. We are women. We are small business owners. Some of us are Moms. We are TIRED. We are freakin’ busy! But we love what we do. We might consider selling a kidney for an extra two hours each day but we’d be damn productive in those two hours!
So, if you’re ready to make that business of yours look like a million bucks without spending a million bucks (Or selling that kidney for extra time to DIY!), here are some of the ways that you and I can work together to help you accomplish that goal.
I design clean, easy to navigate sites from the concise single page website, to full on e-commerce sites, all using the popular WordPress platform. I also have a growing selection of website templates that I can customize with your content.
Using my unique brand discovery process, I create an authentic visual representation of your business that reflects your style and personality. We start from square one and work together throughout the process to build your beautiful brand.
Not ready for a full brand design project? That’s ok, I can help you create a shiny new logo for your business instead. If you’re on a super tight budget, check out my selection of ready made logos starting at just $99 CAD.
When you’re stuck and could use a little design or website advice to get going again, I am available for phone and/or chat consultations to put you back on the right track. Consulting is available in 30 minute increments.
I can work with you to design packaging, signage, ads, promotional merchandise, graphics, flyers, and just about anything else that you dream up!
If you’re a do-it-yourselfer with some time and energy but not a lot of cash, this may be the best route to a new website. I can set everything up and then hand over the keys for you to finish it.
Custom designed business forms, editable templates, business planners, welcome packages, opt-in freebies, ebooks, wholesale line sheets, fillable PDFs and more.
From a cartoon version of yourself, to pretty pictures to accompany your blog/social media posts, to holiday cards for your customers, to artwork for the walls of your home or business, I love to draw!
Still have a questions? Here are the answers to the questions I get asked most often.
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