still kickin’

Just a quick post to let you know that we are still alive here. It’s been a busy couple of weeks. I spent six days in Las Vegas (an awful long time to be in Vegas by anybody’s standards) at Photoshop World. I learned so much, got to see some very cool gear/software/gadgets, and hear [...]

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Water fountains in front of the Bellagion Hotel, Las Vegas

inspired in las vegas

The other day I talked about the importance of attending industry events and one of the benefits I highlighted was coming away full of inspiration. I hadn’t planned on blogging while I was at Photoshop World but after today’s experiences, I felt I had to. Today, I had the opportunity to hear fellow Vancouverite David [...]

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an empty auditorium

getting edumacated

I am super excited this week because I am off to spend five days in Las Vegas at Photoshop World 2009! It’s my first time attending this huge three day event (I’m adding in a few extra days for some R&R with one of my bestest chums!) and while I’m a tad nervous about the [...]

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building your network: pt 3

getting the negative out! This is the final post in our series on building your support network as a small business owner or freelancer.  This time, however, instead of focusing on who to include, I’m going to focus on who to avoid. Negativity is not something anybody needs to be exposed to on a regular [...]

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building your network: pt2

the “positively helpfuls” In my last post I began writing about the importance of building up a support network and surrounding yourself with the right people when you run your own business. Continuing in that vein, today I’m moving on to the “positively helpfuls”. It sounds funny but I call them that because it’s exactly [...]

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building your network: pt 1

The day after we launched FLD, I received an email from an old friend I haven’t seen in a long time, congratulating me on finally getting up and running: “I always thought it would be that little book store in Fort Langley, but this is much cooler…” It was a nice email to receive after [...]

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