Posts Tagged “Design Business Tips”

10 Decisions Your Client Will Make Before Hiring You For A Design Project.

by Calvin Cox on April 2, 2009

Early last week I wrote an article from a Salesman’s perspective in sharing with you my top 10 list of features all design portfolio websitesshould have. Today, I’m writing this post from the shoes of your potential client. When I decided (…)

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Is Your Company’s Brand Promise Different Enough To Succeed In A Recession?

by Calvin Cox on March 2, 2009

Being that my primary job responsibility involves working with designers and design firm brands. I get a chance to see many design firms websites, portfolios, taglines, logos, advertising, social media avatars, etc, etc. There are literally hundreds of thousands of (…)

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Does Social Media Networking Really Influence Your Brand Reputation? The Numbers May Surprise You!.

by Calvin Cox on February 18, 2009

According to the latest  Marketing Sherpa “Chart of the Week”  Social media networking absolutely influences your brand reputation. 92% of companies polled said that social media marketing is effective in building their brand reputation.  Some of the other interesting numbers (…)

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by Calvin Cox on February 7, 2009

Your Blog Articles Are Your Design Company’s Assets. They Must Be Protected At All Cost. Last week I received a Google Alert for my domain name I use Google Alerts to follow my brand online. Great tool to use (…)

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Designers Who Stay Focused… Fail

by Calvin Cox on November 24, 2008

I’ve  been terribly busy lately with the development of the Styleapple website that I haven’t had the time to do much of anything else… until I was reminded of the past. Where I started my business and neglected everything around (…)

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How Do You Know When You’re A Successful Designer?

by Calvin Cox on September 23, 2008

Let’s face it, we all want to achieve some level of success as designers.  We work very hard in pursuit of the  inspiration and the right balance of creative genius that commands rave reviews.  We design and redesign and redesign (…)

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The Genius of Social Media Networking. Finally, No More Lies

by Calvin Cox on August 28, 2008

I am a strong supporter of design companies that stand by their names and have a strong sense of value and integrity. I know it sounds like the beginnings of a speech for the Small Business Owners of America. But (…)

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Social Media Tips For Your Design Business From A Wine Expert

by Calvin Cox on August 22, 2008

I talk about business marketing a lot for one reason only – I love it.  Finding ways to market and grow my design business comes second only to my wife, seriously.  I started following Gary Vaynerchuk after my wife showed (…)

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