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Critical Coverage: Why Should Schedule Annual Reviews with an Insurance Agent

Critical Coverage: Why Should Schedule Annual Reviews with an Insurance Agent

By Paul Kotnour, Chartered Life Underwriter & Chartered Financial Consultant Like other business owners, framers often concentrate on making a profit and give less attention to the more mundane details of accounting, legal matters and insurance. However, these issues are essential for the total success and profitability of a business. Review these areas as you […]

Your Number One Resolution for 2014: Embrace Your Inner Designer

Your Number One Resolution for 2014: Embrace Your Inner Designer

The start of a new year always brings the opportunity for introspection and review. Beyond the regular New Year goals of extra exercise and better eating—which are rapidly abandoned due to the lack of excitement inherent in extra carrots and reps of burpees—there is real value in looking at your business and trying to see […]

“Ugliest Frame in the World” Contest: A Beautiful Promotion for The Framing Place & Gallery

“Ugliest Frame in the World” Contest: A Beautiful Promotion for The Framing Place & Gallery

You know those ugly frames you see in some frame shops? The ones that are covered in dust because they’re so hopelessly unappealing they just never sell? Well, The Framing Place & Gallery has given these little monstrosities their moment in the sun—while also creating a highly successful social media promotion for their business. “You […]

Meg on Marketing: Help for Small Business

Meg on Marketing: Help for Small Business

Did you make big plans for 2013? A few months have passed since our annual turning of the calendar and it’s probably past time for some of us to check in with the goals we casually sketch out on notebook paper. If you’re like me, you’ve got big hopes for your business, but if you […]

Meg on Marketing: The Power of Exclusivity

Meg on Marketing: The Power of Exclusivity

Ordering my usual grande non-fat, no whip mocha at Starbucks this morning got me thinking. Starbucks has built a powerful brand selling a very familiar product, not too far removed from framers selling picture frames. If framing entrepreneurs can model themselves after one of the most successful brands in business, we could strengthen our own […]

Web Matters: Managing Your Social Media Options Efficiently and Affordably

Web Matters: Managing Your Social Media Options Efficiently and Affordably

Stuart Altschuler, CPF, GCF, touts the use of TweetDeck, SocialOomph and Google Alerts.