• How to Prepare for a Brand Shoot

    Want to knock your brand shoot out of the ballpark? Find out what a brand photographer, makeup artist, and creative small business owner recommend you do for your first or next brand shoot on The Productivity Zone!!

    I’ve dreamed of doing a brand shoot for years. So when the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at it!! Working with Jamie Bannon Photography was EVERYTHING I dreamed it would be!! The photos were exactly what I wanted/needed for my brand and I’m using them even more than I thought I would. They truly are […]

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  • Why Even Creatives Need to Take a Vacation

    Yes, it’s true. Even creatives need to take a vacation. Why? Because all work and no play makes for a burnt out business owner!! Check out all the reasons why taking a vacation is not just a NEED TO but a MUST DO for creative female entrepreneurs on The Productivity Zone!!

    Yes, you CAN take a vacation. Not that you need my permission. But knowing that you CAN take a vacation WITHOUT your business falling to the wayside or falling apart is important knowledge to have in your back pocket. Especially when you do decide it’s time for a vacation. And you should!! Take a vacation, […]

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  • How to Set Up and Love Your Workspace

    I used to HATE working at my desk. Then I turned it into a pretty and productive workspace I not only LOVE to hang out in but actually get stuff DONE in. Want to know what I changed? Click through for the full post on The Productivity Zone!!

    True Story: When I first started working from home, I HATED working at my desk. Being my own boss meant freedom and my desk felt like jail. So I worked from my bed, the couch, the kitchen table, and even ventured out to Starbucks a couple of times a week. But I began to feel unproductive. […]

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  • The Best Business Expenses Year After Year

    The best business expenses give back to you and your business long after you've swiped your card and printed your receipt. Over on The Productivity Zone, I'm sharing the best business expenses year after year so you can be a happier and more successful business owner (and help you avoid some of the mistakes I originally made)!!

    They say that in order to make money, you have to spend money. But spending money (especially large amounts of it) on your business can be intimidating, sweat-inducing, and just plain scary. Mostly because there are a lot of choices and very little funds to go around… which means each purchase is marred with fear-filled […]

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