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Should You Join BNI (Business Networking International)?

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Should you join the ubiquitous global networking organization, Business Networking International? It’s not for everyone but I do have lots of clients who are members — for all the right reasons. What are those reasons? Here’s the experience of Baltimore-based designer, Deb Dulin of Dulin Design: I took your advice and joined...

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Watch my CreativeLive course free Monday (7/18) & Tuesday (7/19)

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Ilise Benun presenting “Command the Fees You Deserve” If you’ve been meaning to watch my CreativeLive course, “Command the Fees You Deserve,” set aside some time Monday & Tuesday when it will be broadcast free here.   Jeff Large wrote an amazing blog post with all of his notes and...

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5 Valuable Marketing Tips That Will Make You A Smarter Marketer

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When I ask people what marketing tools they use, so many say, “word of mouth,” which makes my blood boil (ok, that may be a little dramatic!) because word of mouth is not a marketing tool! It’s something that happens to you! You don’t control it. And to me, marketing...

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Watch this Weekend to Take Charge of Your Bottom Line Next Week

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If you’re wondering why your clients won’t pay you what you’re worth, watch May 13-14 when I talk dollars and sense in my online course: Command the Fees You Deserve for CreativeLive.com. The course will be streaming LIVE and you can watch for FREE from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Pacific...

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[Podcast] Is the Vegan Market Viable for Designers?

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As I have been developing our new product, The Pick a Niche Kit, I came across this podcast interview I did late last year with Robin Ridley of parfaitstudio.com, who has been narrowing her professional focus on her personal passions, the animal welfare and vegan markets. Here’s what Robin had...

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