Service with a Smile

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 in Business, Deep Thoughts
Service with a Smile

Today is evidently World Smile Day. And lately I’ve been thinking a lot about smiles and how powerful they can be. As Buddy the Elf would say, “I just like to smile. Smiling’s my favorite!” Have you ever walked into a store to purchase something and the person working the counter notices you, but doesn’t greet […]

Choose Their Own Adventure

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 in Business, Social Media
Choose Their Own Adventure

I used to love to read “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. Some of the best were by Edward Packard. I loved them because I was in control of the decisions. I chose where the heroes went. (And if I didn’t like the choice, I would keep my finger on the previous page and just go back to it. […]

The Day I (Almost) Got Scammed

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 in Business, Deep Thoughts
The Day I (Almost) Got Scammed

Sometimes, the age old advice of “Don’t talk to strangers” can apply in the business world. I’m not talking about general cold calls or prospecting for your business, but I am going to talk about the day I almost got scammed. Last week I received a project inquiry via a text message. Fairly random, but all seemed […]

Too Busy To Care

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 in Business, Deep Thoughts
Too Busy To Care

These days, when someone asks us “How are you?” the typical answer in most cases is: “I’m busy.” It’s no longer the norm to answer the question as “I’m fine.” or “Doing great!” It’s not about how we are doing, it has become more of what we are doing and how much of it we are […]

Telling a Good Story

Posted on Nov 3, 2015 in Business
Telling a Good Story

I’ll be honest: I don’t really care what you do. No offense with that statement. It’s not that I don’t care about what you do for a living. I do care, BUT I don’t care what you do… unless you tell me why you do it. Tell me your story. I don’t care if you are […]

How to Be (Un)Professional on LinkedIn

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 in Business, Social Media
How to Be (Un)Professional on LinkedIn

If you have a LinkedIn profile set up, please keep reading. If you do not have one yet and are not a LinkedIn All Star, you should definitely keep reading. LinkedIn is a professional networking site where individuals can connect with fellow business men and women, follow their favorite company updates, and contribute to industry specific […]

How to Draw the “Perfect” Dog

Posted on Oct 6, 2015 in Social Media
How to Draw the “Perfect” Dog

Learning to draw is as easy as 1, 2, 3… right? But what if your drawing isn’t as good as someone else’s drawing? What if you don’t get any Likes on your post of your drawing or no one shares it with others? Does that mean your time was wasted? Not at all! In our […]

Welcome to My Blog

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 in Business
Welcome to My Blog

TGIF!! Welcome to my company diary. Yes, I said diary. This is the place where I will post news & updates about Mr. Freeland Design, sketches & progress of projects I am working on, industry news & insights, graphic design tips & tricks, and general musings about running a small business. I hope you enjoy some of the […]