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Reading Time: 4 minutes Did you know, on average, about 60% of work time is spent actually being productive? Crazy, right? (Well, maybe it’s not so crazy considering all that’s happened since last year. 😅) As I started accepting more clients and growing the Carrylove Design team with more designers and copywriters, I knew I had to focus on […]


Small Business CRMs: How ClickUp Keeps My Business Organized

Clickup CRM for small businesses

Reading Time: 7 minutes When I was researching content for this blog post, I searched, “how to create a brand for your business.” Let me know if you’ve run into this during your own research for your brand — most of the videos and articles I saw were about how to visually create your brand. Things like logos, color […]

Brand Strategy, Business, Marketing

Components of a Strategic Brand

Reading Time: 4 minutes Last year, I surveyed over 1,100 wedding professionals (yes, you read that number correctly!) from all over the country with a few other people. We were interested in learning about their wedding business — from how they ran their finances to how they execute their marketing strategies. The outcome was outstanding (see the number of […]

Business, Marketing

Grow Your Wedding Business: 3 Essential Tips

Grow your wedding professional business in 2021 with these three tips.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Email marketing is a major part of running a smooth business as a creative entrepreneur, which is why I use Flodesk to automate my emails. Folders and color coded segments are 2021 Flodesk updates that will help get your email marketing organized this year.

Business, Marketing

Flodesk Folders & Segments Keep My Email Marketing Organized

Reading Time: 3 minutes Why I switched from ActiveCampaign to Flodesk. I was on Activecampaign for a number of years, but when I heard of Flodesk I immediately knew I had to make the switch. Why I switch from ActiveCampaign to Flodesk? One monthly price, unlimited subscribers Unlike ActiveCampaign, where you have to pay as your list grows. Flodesk […]

Marketing, Business, Featured

ActiveCampaign to Flodesk

Why I switched from ActiveCampaign to Flodesk I was on Activecampaign for a number of years, but when I heard of Flodesk I immediately knew I had to make the switch.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Holly and AJ of Holly Marie Photography first joined our Facebook group to see how Carrylove Designs could help their wedding photography business’s web design and brand marketing. They were lurkers at first, but that quickly changed after we showed them we were different than most marketing and design agencies. “It’s a nerve-wracking thing to […]

Brand Reveal, Brand Strategy, Business, Featured, Marketing, Website Strategy

Wedding Photography Brand | Holly Marie Photography

A wedding photography brand for Holly Marie Photography located in Austin, Texas. Check out the brand and Showit website design by Carrylove Designs

Reading Time: 7 minutes Marketing is everything that we do to bring money into our business. But for a lot of small business owners and creatives, marketing their own business just doesn’t happen. At least not with an effective strategy. Today I’m going to be giving you the marketing basics, a solid foundation so that you can effectively market […]

Brand Strategy, Business, Marketing

Getting Started with a Marketing Strategy for Photographers and Creatives

Getting Started with a Marketing Strategy for Photographers and Creatives

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s every creatives worst nightmare. You’re wrapping up current projects and don’t have any new clients lined up. You start wondering if your business is going to be able to sustain you for the rest of your life. Let’s turn this into a positive experience. What to do When You Don’t Have Any Clients Make […]

Business, Brand Strategy, Marketing, Website Strategy

What to do When You Don’t Have Any Clients

It's every creatives worst nightmare. You're wrapping up current projects and don't have any new clients. What to do when you don't have any clients.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Today’s episode is going to be a little bit different because I’m getting personal with you. I’m going to talk about something that my husband said to me that sparked change within my business and how I’m now working less, but still getting more accomplished, how stepping away from your business can actually be a […]

Business, Brand Strategy

Creating a Business Around Your Life

Reading Time: 3 minutes August was a great month. If I had to rate it on a scale of 1 to 10 then I would put it at a solid 8. As I was working through my Powersheets Month in Review, I am realizing this month was full of a lot of wins. This is my business review for […]


Business Review: August 2018

Business Review for August 2018

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