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February 18, 2019

For a free marketing tool, Social Media requires a real investment in time. It's not enough to snap and share photos or links when you think about it. That philosophy means there could be days - or weeks - between posts, and these gaps can result in lower reach and overall engagement for your content.  Unlike the last few Jump Start articles we've shar...

February 11, 2019

Let's be real, there is a good portion of an organized exterior that is purely smoke and mirrors. Just because I know where to find all of the information my clients need certainly doesn't mean I've memorized all of the information! Alas, as I get older I rely more on my ability to get and stay organized, than I did when I was younger and could &quo...

February 4, 2019

In countless small businesses, there is always a time and a place for handwritten messaging. But unless it's part of the folksy charm for your brand, designed pieces are the way to go.  Last week we introduced you to Design Cuts, and mentioned that we use some of their components in our favorite design tool. This week, we introduce you to that tool!

January 21, 2019

There is certainly a time and place to work with a professional to curate your marketing pieces, however you should also feel comfortable working with and designing your own materials from time to time.  There are ample tools to accomplish this, and you should use the platforms you are most comfortable with. In a future article we'll share the design tool...

January 14, 2019

The Jump Start Series by Solutions On 2nd, LLC features free or low cost ways to elevate your small business marketing programs. Each segment will introduce a new avenue for you to consider as you grow your business.

August 25, 2018

When the topic of a brand style guide comes up, many of the small business owners and operators that I talk to usually respond with something like this; “I don’t need a brand style guide, I've already made all these decisions" - or my personal favorite - "I know it when I see it because it's all in my head.” That’s well and good, but knowing c...

August 17, 2018

I choose to work specifically with small businesses because let’s face it - their marketing budgets often times look more like an acorn than a tree. But within that challenge exists opportunity, and I am here to help you see marketing a bit differently.

August 11, 2018

This month we are celebrating the one year anniversary of Solutions On 2nd, LLC. That first year went by so fast! I have had the absolute pleasure of having worked with some of the most incredible groups over the past twelve months, and I couldn't be happier with the growth and direction for the company.

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