• Design,  Life,  Marketing

    One Year of Laude Designs

    Laude Designs is officially one year old! On May 4th, we celebrated one year since I started Laude Designs. The past year has held countless learning opportunities, new ventures, failures, and victories. This week, I wanted to share some highlights from the first year – complete with a big announcement…   Many thanks to those who have faithfully followed, supported, and encouraged me over this last year! Without you, there would be no Laude Designs!

  • Design,  Education,  Life,  Marketing

    Three Motivativing Factors to Pursue a Goal

    Building a website — it’s one of those goals I had on my to-do list for a long time, but kept putting off. I knew it would a huge investment and commitment, but the idea never seemed to leave my to-do list. In fact, I had been wanting to build a website before Laude Designs even existed. So what finally motivated me move this goal from an idea to a pursuit? Previously, I talked about intentionally setting goals and using a planner to accomplish those goals. But one topic I didn’t touch on before is what actually moves a goal from an idea to a pursuit. Today, I want to…

  • Marketing

    One Strategy 850 People Are Trying to Learn

    Some weeks, running a small creative business doesn’t involve a lot of creativity. Last week was one of those weeks. Although my to-do list was full, it mostly involved administrative work – spreadsheets, inventory logs, and research. All of this work seemed to center around one main topic: social media. Let’s be honest, we all have friends who have abused social media with their small business endeavors, no matter how good their intentions. When I started Laude Designs, I did not want to be that person. I did not want to force anyone to support or follow my business, whether they were already my friends or not. Because of that,…