If you’re any part of the online world, you’ve heard of the term Imposter Syndrome. This term is tossed around online quite a bit to express the real and raw feelings that entrepreneurs and small business owners feel online: feelings of not being good enough, being undeserving, and the fear others will look at you as a fraud. But did you know Imposter Syndrome isn’t just a term made up in your head, and that it is real? Yep. You read that right. You aren’t crazy, and you certainly aren’t alone.Read More
Running a business online can be extremely overwhelming at times. There are tons of moving parts and day to day tasks that may seem small and easy by themselves, but when you add them up it’s like an unscalable mountain that literally never ends.
Whether you run your business by yourself or have a team behind you, it’s time consuming to manage every task manually. This can lead to overwhelm and burnout super quick so it’s crucial to be equipped with the proper systems to keep things running smoothly and efficiently.
Thanks to some amazing business resources our lives have gotten way easier; we’ve increased our productivity and saved more time for ourselves! Our schedule is now open to dedicate time to our clients, important business tasks, engage with our community, and more!
Today we’re sharing our favorite, must-have business resources that will save you time in hopes of making your life easier as well. Cheers to a more productive business!Read More
What’s in a name?
Everything, especially when it comes to business.
Choose the right name, and you’ll become the talk of the town, the go-to, the one what everyone knows. Choose wrong, and you’ll pretty much just fade off into the abyss, to swim in the sea of other businesses. We definitely don’t want that do we?
Look, the name game is hard and has the potential to hold you back from moving forward with your ideas. It can be so overwhelming that you don’t even get started in the first place. It’s difficult yes, but it doesn’t have to be impossible.
We’re going to cover some tips on how to discover and choose a name that’s perfect for your business.Read More
We were chatting with a friend recently who expressed her frustration with social media, and our conversation is what inspired us to write this post because we feel so strongly about this topic.
She said, “I’m frustrated because I am a real girl, with real sh*t, and I talk about real things! I guess I just feel I have a voice that I want to be heard.” Does this sound familiar to you?Read More
When it comes to Instagram, it’s important to not only have great content, but a visually attractive, cohesive feed as well. As an Instagrammer, you probably take a good handful of photos a week in all different types of locations, scenes, lightings, etc. so you need to make sure that once they get posted up, they match the vibe and color palette of your feed. The best way to do this efficiently is to make sure you’re editing your images using the same settings by using a mobile photo editing app. There are so many apps out there that you can download and use, we’ve personally tried out so many but thankfully we’ve been able to narrow it down. Keep on reading to see our top 4 mobile photo editing apps that’ll make you an Instagram pro!Read More
The internet is a place where pretty powerful things happen. It’s where we met, where we talk day in and day out, where we became best friends, and it’s where we decided to merge our businesses and launch Hello Brand Collective!
It all started one afternoon when Katelyn was beyond frustrated with trying to tweak a code for a client’s website but couldn’t quite get it, so she decided to post in a Facebook group asking for some help. Nicole was the first to comment and offered to help! We chatted back and forth till we got the code perfect, and pretty much haven’t stopped talking since (no seriously, we literally haven’t had a day go by where we didn’t talk).Read More
This topic is something that most designers want to address, but won’t out of fear. Both Nicole and Katelyn have had their fair share of people copying ideas and stealing design work (almost exact), and when people are addressed about things, you’ll almost always hear “I didn’t copy it, I drew inspiration from it”. Well, we’ve heard that too many times and we’re ready to clear some things up.
The online world is extremely saturated, as is the graphic design industry. We understand the immense pressure there is to be trendy yet set yourself apart, to have a unique skill yet can cover all the design bases, and to do all of this quickly in order to gain traction in the growing design world. But that doesn’t mean you need to cheat to get there. Not cool.
We wanted to write a post addressing this topic as a message to other designers or those looking to dabble with graphic design. It isn’t meant to be a jab at anyone specific, start drama, or upset anyone. It’s a topic that needs to be addressed because of quite a few reasons, so let’s dive in.Read More
As entrepreneurs we are constantly trying to learn new things and expand our skill sets. We’re reading blog posts, googling, or Pinterest-ing (that’s a thing, right?!) topics like productivity tips, or how to brand your business, or how to stand out in your market, or how to write better copy or pitch yourself better. We’re always looking to take in information, and one of our favorite ways of doing so is by listening to podcasts!Read More
Remember having to force yourself to do your homework after school and having absolutely no motivation to do it? Yep, we’ve been there too. Running an online business can feel like that sometimes, especially if you work from home.
It can get extremely difficult to maintain your motivation and urge to get work done day after day. Working online can be isolating, intimidating, and really scary - but it doesn’t have to be! We both can admit that creating a lifestyle around staying motivated takes time, but it’s absolutely attainable for anyone!
We’re going to dive in to 6 of our BEST TIPS for staying motivated as an entrepreneur. These are all things we’ve done on our own that worked for us, so we know they can work for you too!Read More