The world is a big place, and when you are a small business, trying to stay relevant can be a little discouraging. In the 2+ years Red Room Web Design has been in business, I’ve stumbled upon several web sources that contain great articles and advice on being an entrepreneur.
Without a doubt, this is my go-to website for encouraging information on productivity, creativity, client relationships, and just about anything else you can think of relating to running a small, creative business. The articles are short, sweet and to the point. They also feature seminar videos of other business owners. What I like most about this site is the articles all have a “you can do it” attitude that makes you feel anything is possible.
This site is a great source for social media and online marketing. Jeff Bullas creates step-by-step guidelines on how to stay relevant on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Linkedin and blogging in general. The step-by-step process is what I like most about this site. It’s so easy to tweak your Facebook page if you have a clear 10 step process!
A sense of humor is an important quality in any small business owner. If you can’t laugh about it, well, it just makes things that much harder. Matthew Inma is a web-designer-turned-comic-artist that runs The Oatmeal. He features many comics about being a web designer (if you know what he’s talking about, it's hilarious) and about life in general. His comics make me laugh and laughing is good.
I visit all of these sites at least once a week for advice and encouragement. Take some time out of your busy schedule to read a few articles. It may be the inspiration you’ve been waiting for.
Be productive. Market yourself. Laugh a lot.