Author Archive | Brian Morris

Compete with eBay

So many websites have tried to compete with eBay, and so many have failed.  That’s because they’re not just trying to compete with eBay, they’re …

Energy

How energetic are you? Do you jump out of bed, rush to bust out high-quality work through intense brainstorming and rapid-fire skills? Or do you …

10,000 hours = expert

How does your craft make you wealthy? Through value. If you provide a valuable service or resource for your clients, you will make more money. …

The desktop publishing war: Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress?

The title of this post says enough, and it’s a war that no graphic designer, publisher, newspaper or magazine has been able to steer clear …

The best graphic design magazines

YouTheDesigner.com has posted a list of what they consider to be the most amazing graphic design magazines.  As one might expect, Print Magazine, …

Starting a graphic design business with SCORE, SBA, Microsoft, Adobe and more

I’ve seen it before. Someone makes a career change, or a young hotshot graduates, and they start a graphic design business. They put up a …

Need a boost? Increase business today

Do you want to boost your business, starting today?  It’s not hard to do, given all the free information available to help you identify the …

Being ChatWise with LivePerson

Ari Galper has discovered a breakthrough in online sales pitches.  He has learned that people do not like pushy sales personnel.

OK, that’s not …

Jacks of all trades

Despite the niche-driven business environment, more and more people are becoming jacks of all trades. At home with their computers, people have become writers, graphic …

Smart (frugal) market research with Myspace and Facebook

Why spend tons of money on a market research firm when you can do it yourself? You can practice frugal market research techniques on your …

Microsoft, Google, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Intel for White Space ’09

The big election might be several months behind us, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still candidates up for vote in 2009.  One of the …

Bad design in 2009?

This is a fun little feature from the Los Angeles Times titled “Bad Design Trends We Hope Die In 2009.”