June 19, 2013

Have you hugged a small business lately?

Filed under: Small Business — Tags: , , — lidia @ 11:06 am

Hug a small business this week.

June 17-21 is the 50th annual National Small Business Week. Being a proprietor of two small businesses (Lidia Varesco Design and typebaby), I’m always happy to spread the word about supporting small business.

This week, take this challenge with me:

When shopping for a gift or choosing a service provider, choose a small business. Share your experience with others and encourage them to do the same.

Visit the SBA National Small Business Week website for live broadcasts and other events this week.

 How are you supporting small business this week?

December 31, 2012

Things I want to learn in 2013

Filed under: Marketing & Promotion — Tags: , , — lidia @ 11:07 am
2013 greeting card by Laura Berger

2013 greeting card by my friend Laura Berger. Buy in her etsy shop! 

So, at the beginning of every year I make a list of things I want to learn. Apparently, I skipped 2012’s list—but I was already busy learning how to be a new mom! (see 2011’s list here).

Things I want to learn in 2013

  • How to create an eBook in Adobe InDesign
  • How to use Google Analytics effectively (admittedly, this has been on my list for several years!)
  • How to narrow down all of my personal creative projects
  • QuickBooks
  • Recipes for my slow cooker
  • Fitting in exercise into my biz mama schedule
  • A fun DIY holiday gift for friends
  • Sewing

What do you want to learn in 2013?