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Marketing Tips for Creatives

It’s taken TEN long years and a LOT of trial and error for Bittersweet to become something sustainable for the two of us and our daughter, Griffin. When I filed for an LLC a decade ago, I had a few hundred dollars in the bank and zero experience in being an entrepreneur.

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Advice for New Business Owners

When it comes to starting a business, having a brilliant idea is one small piece of the entrepreneurial pie. More and more people want a little taste of this so-called dream life as a small business owner, but there are a lot of steps that are required before you quit your 9-5.

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Finding Balance as a Working Mom

Not everyone was made to be a stay at home parent. I wasn’t, and you might not be, either. MAJOR kudos and all the mad props to all the moms and dads who are rockin' this role, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all title. Mommy dates make some people crazy. For some, the idea of playing with a room full (or park full) of strangers' kids is about as terrible and stress-provoking as going to the dentist.

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Why Saying 'No' Should be a Priority in Your Business

Over the past decade of self-employment, I’ve learned in a big way why saying ‘no’ to things that don’t serve you is so beneficial. Whether you’re new to business ownership or just need a bit of motivation to say ‘no’ more often, here are a few benefits I’ve found from standing firm on what I feel. 

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Quit Your Day Job: Our Journey to Financial Freedom

Ten years ago, I was making $400 a month working at my "dream job" as a graphic designer. I showed up early and stayed late to make pennies on the dollar while Thomas spent 12-14 hours a day as an adult babysitter (AKA restaurant manager). I waited tables in the evenings and worked as a leasing agent on the weekends at a Section 8 apartment complex.

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The Photo Session That Almost Didn't Happen

If only you could see how hectic our lives have been over the last month. From losing my voice a few days before our first big talk to getting pooped on right before heading out the door, this last month has been kind of shitty (literally).

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