Dear Marketers: Here’s Why We’re so Reluctant to Take Your Advice…

Dear Marketers: Here’s Why We’re so Reluctant to Take Your Advice…

First of all, we want you to know that, as small business owners, we are all different. We are SaaS startups, e-commerce sites, franchises, freelancers and mom & pop shops. We are hair salons, restaurants, insurance agents and health clubs. We span a variety of industries in a variety of markets. When you refer to us as SMBs, we don’t know who you’re talking about and we don’t think you do either.   Most of our businesses are

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This Small Business’s Clever Branding Helps Kids Eat More Fruits & Veggies.

This Small Business’s Clever Branding Helps Kids Eat More Fruits & Veggies.

What’s a mother to do? You make nutritious meals for your kids but they won’t eat their vegetables. You put a pea on their plates and they have a melt-down. Mandy Mazliah, a British mother faced this struggle each day until she got sneaky hiding fruits and vegetables in her kid’s meals. “Getting my children to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day has proved to be impossible.” She writes in her blog, where she

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Creative Market Honors its First Million Dollar Artist in this Moving Video

Creative Market Honors its First Million Dollar Artist in this Moving Video

Self taught graphic designer, Nickie Laatz decided to put her gifts to work for herself by opening a shop on the Creative Market website. Through her tremendous talent and insight, she became the first designer there to reach a million dollars in sales. Not wanting to let this opportunity go by, Creative Market honored Nickie and made a pretty great customer success video.   Hey Nicky! We think you’re pretty great and we wanted to say a few words…  

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Special Effects Artist Creates the Most Epic Video Ever To Sell His Old Car.

Special Effects Artist Creates the Most Epic Video Ever To Sell His Old Car.

Sometimes it’s hard to sell a 10 year-old vehicle that’s served you well. Visual effects artist, Eugene Romanovsky gives his a send off worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster. In fact, several, including Mad Max, Jurassic Park and Apollo 18 not to mention scenes out of every car commercial ever made. But it’s not all special effects though. He does a great job of selling the features of his old car too.   Known as a Sidekick in

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You’ll Be Amazed at All The Work That Went Into This Play-Doh Ad Campaign

You’ll Be Amazed at All The Work That Went Into This Play-Doh Ad Campaign

For its 60th birthday, Play-Doh has released a hand-made print and poster campaign titled, “In the World of Play-Doh,” which is proof that if you don’t forget how to dream like a child, beautiful things happen. These ads were created using 948 pots of color, all to illustrate some simple Play-Doh truths. “We hope the world looks a little bit more like that in the years to come.” says executive creative director Alexander Kalchev.   Here, an artist works

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