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Save Time & Money in Tax Season!
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Is

anyone ready for tax season to be OVER?! This girl is!!! Whew. Everyone dreads this time of the year and all of the small business owners are PRAYING that their estimated taxes and write-off’s will be enough to cover their return. Well, while I can’t promise to save you a TON of money on your taxes, I CAN share with you how we have saved ourselves some tax-prep time by making simple changes in our business. Taxes don’t have to be so scary and overwhelming! For years I just barely understood what the tax process was even though I’m DEFINITELY not a pro now,

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Give Them What They Want! Spoil your Florists!
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I LOVE

a good guest post!! Why? Because it’s REFRESHING to hear from someone other than ME sometimes!! I love blogging but when you’re away for a week and you know that one of your favorite vendors has some GREAT information to share with your readers, you jump at the chance for a guest post!! Amanda and I have been friends for a couple of years now and I’m seriously SO grateful for this girl!! Her talent is unreal and her passion for her business inspiring! She specializes in wedding and floral design and owns Anthomanic, located up in Stafford, VA.

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How To Grow Your Blog Following
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This

is probably my MOST asked question in Coaching sessions, FAQ emails and workshops. I encourage blogging for SO many reasons….. if I were to explain to you ALL of the reasons I blog, it would take about an hour!! I just shared this at the UNITED conference in Santa Barbara and the more I talk and share about it, the more I realize how many people need to hear about it! Blogging has done wonders for our business. So when I teach about blogging and why it’s SO important, my #1 question from my audience is “Well how do you get people to FOLLOW you?!”. That’s a legitimate question! Why blog when no one is

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Sizing Images for Facebook
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If you’re

a photographer and you’re leveraging Facebook as one of your main marketing tools, that’s AWESOME! Keep it up!! However, as photographers, our IMAGES are crucial to pushing our page forward. A few years ago, Facebook limited the file size of the images that we posted. They were all sized to about 750 pixels wide no matter how large the file was. Now, however, that has all changed. Images can be HUGE and high resolution on Facebook and it’s awesome!!! So if you’re a photographer, we need to make sure your images are being viewed in the absolute BEST format possible!!

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What Should My Business Name Be?
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We were

driving out of Red Rock Canyon, just 30 minutes outside of Vegas when the topic of my business name came up. I’m pretty sure I cowered down in the seat a little bit because I just knew what was coming. Jasmine Star had just photographed our engagement session and I was trying to take it all in. I’ll admit it, I was star struck (pun intended). I tried to act cool and collected but inside I still couldn’t believe that we had just had our pictures done by THE Jstar! So as we drove out of the state park, Jasmine asked me a very simple but daunting question… “So what made you choose “Inspired Designs By: Katelyn James” for a business name??

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