As an entrepreneur, I’m constantly looking for ways to improve my business, design aesthetic, and marketing tactics. Let’s face it : it’s a part of the job that sometimes gets left behind. Just because you’re happy with where you’re at doesn’t mean you should coast along forever. Our world is constantly shifting and changing around us, which means there is always room to grow. It may sound cheesy, but shoot for the moon … okay?? There are many ways in which you can keep your business fresh and moving forward. I’ll share a few :

01. Always learn from your mistakes! If something isn’t working, fix it. This rule can apply to almost any situation. Whether you’re in the middle of your design process, setting up your business, or communicating with others – make sure everything feels right and don’t move forward until you do. Often times, we get frustrated and take the easy way out. Try not to … that’s a mistake in itself!

02. Try to resist falling into patterns. For creatives, this means that you’re always trying to get better in your field. Find new inspiration, try out different tactics, do things you didn’t think you would, and just keep growing.

03. Grow with technology … this is a biggie! The internet is an vast place filled with endless ways to promote you & your business. We all know how important twitter and facebook can be to a business, but there’s so much more to it than a simple tweet or post. Try newsletters, learn a little HTML, promote yourself, communicate with others, collaborate, etc. etc. The list goes on and on! You don’t have to use every app available and be connected from a million different places, but it sure doesn’t hurt to try new things.

  1. Cosima says:

    Thanks for the insights! Entrepreneurship can be definitely tough at times.

    Just discovered your blog. Love it!

  2. anto says:

    great advice, Bre! The whole be free lance column is so inspiring. I am an aspiring freelancer and entrepreneur so I’m absorbing as much of your advice as I can and making mental notes.

  3. 03.5 – always look for ways to share your content in various forms. Many of my clients say they “don’t have time” or are overwhelmed by social media. Create once, share in as many ways as you can.

    Love the tips! xo!

  4. twiggs says:

    you are so right!!! i do a bit of web-design, though i don’t have any training, so i started by learning by myself for what i needed, and then started doing for others. it’s a battle and those 3 steps are huge and so crucial!!

  5. S says:

    Hey! Love your blog! Browsing through all of your freelance posts :)
    Where can I learn html? Do you have any suggestions on tutorial sites for a beginner?
    Thanks for sharing!

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