Kim McDougal

Kim is a gifted graphic and web designer with 10+ years in the industry. She co-owns her husband Ken's photo and affiliate product business. Also, she crafts and sells her handmades. Visit her site at kimmcdougal.com

When Is It Okay to Fire a Client?

When Is It Okay to Fire a Client?

Total Reading Time: 5 minutes This might sound like a crazy title but if you’re a business owner, you’ve probably had your share of dealing with difficult clients. And, “difficult” is a nice way of saying “impossible to please” clients. I’ve been blessed that I’ve not dealt with this much but I do have a story where I fired a client. I’ll … When Is It Okay to Fire a Client?Read More »

How small businesses are mastering the art of selling online

Case Study: How Small Businesses are Mastering the Art of Selling Online

Total Reading Time: 3 minutes Consumer buying habits have changed dramatically over the years. With the rise of online shopping, many small and medium-sized businesses find it difficult to reach customers in the vast ocean of the internet. To succeed online, businesses need a partner to help them reach a national — or even global — customer base, and to … Case Study: How Small Businesses are Mastering the Art of Selling OnlineRead More »

Small businesses are looking beyond banks for loans

Case Study: Small Businesses are Looking Beyond Banks for Loans

Total Reading Time: 2 minutes Growing a business requires strategy, persistence and money. Even the most successful business owners occasionally need extra cash to expand their operations. However, getting this funding through a bank can be an uphill battle. That was the case for Kate Lester, owner of Kate Lester Interiors, a luxury design firm based in Southern California. After … Case Study: Small Businesses are Looking Beyond Banks for LoansRead More »

Case Study: Becoming an Entrepreneur, My Personal Story

Case Study: Becoming an Entrepreneur, My Personal Story

Total Reading Time: 6 minutes Today, we’re starting a new blog series, “Case Study” in which we’ll be sharing stories from business owners and entrepreneurs. I love to hear the successes as well as best practices from other colleagues who took the plunge into their own business and how they get started. I also don’t want to sugarcoat this topic. … Case Study: Becoming an Entrepreneur, My Personal StoryRead More »

What is this Term, “SEO” and do I Really Need to Understand it?

What is this Term, “SEO” and do I Really Need to Understand it?

Total Reading Time: 4 minutes You have a “killer” website design, your content speaks to what your business does and your customers are happy. However, you’ve been around the buzz from other business owners about SEO and how it helps you get on the front page of Google and other major search engines. You wonder if you’re missing something, right?! … What is this Term, “SEO” and do I Really Need to Understand it?Read More »

15 Tips to Relieve Tension

15 Tips to Relieve Tension

Total Reading Time: 4 minutes Stress and tension are part of our lives and we deal with it everyday. With all the added responsibilities we have, it’s now more than ever, a strong need to take better care of our mental side. Stress affects all walks of life whether you’re a busy professional, work at home mom or a retired … 15 Tips to Relieve TensionRead More »





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