Top 10 Personal Lessons from 2020

  Top 10 Personal Lessons from 2020 Prioritize physical and mental health. Ask for help when you need it. Growing pains are real but worth it. Your journey is your own. Don’t compare too much. The best time to start something new was yesterday. Celebrate accomplishments. Learn new things to stay sharp. Change the way […]

The “LIKE Trap” 👍🏼

  Are you posting on social media just for the “likes 👍🏼?” Don’t be fooled. You can’t always measure a post’s success by the number of likes it gets. What are your social media goals? increase brand awareness increase customer value generate leads grow brand as industry leader increase customer satisfaction build/maintain reputation generate sales […]

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

  Instead of setting New Year’s Resolutions, consider setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals for your business. S.M.A.R.T. Goals are: Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-Bound Sign up for your FREE DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHEET to take the first step! Click here to get your S.M.A.R.T. Goals worksheet. Illustrated Designs, Inc. has been at the forefront of the marketing industry for […]

I HATE Marketing Myself! (Part 2)

A few legitimate reasons business owners struggle with marketing: A fear of the unknown Failure to pinpoint how their business is unique A lack of understanding the target audience Feeling overwhelmed by the number of marketing channels Unsure which products/services to focus on Not knowing where to begin Marketing yourself is unnatural for most people. […]

I HATE Marketing Myself!

Are you in the same boat? Do you HATE marketing yourself? It can be hard to put all of your plans, hopes, and dreams out there for everyone else to judge. What if we fail? In this video, I share a simple exercise to help you work through some of this self-doubt we all deal […]


  If you’re like me, it can be hard to think big picture and set long term goals for your own business. But, it’s oh, so important! Do you have a clear vision for you business? Goal setting is one of the first steps to drawing up an effective marketing plan. Illustrated Designs, Inc. has […]

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