Brian Morris

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 20:30

If you've struggled to come up with new marketing ideas or designs, check out the finalists of various marketing awards for inspiration.

Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 18:19

Help others achieve their goals, and they will help you achieve yours.

No matter how enthused you are with a project, if you're collaborating with others it can be a trial to keep the rest of the team similarly motivated.

Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 20:11

Happy employees bring loyalty and efficiency to the workplace.

How do you thank your staff? A restaurant reservation? A bottle of wine? A Secret Santa party?

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 19:50

Strategize to win more freelance design jobs.

Sites such as Elance and ODesk have made it easier than ever to find new clients as a freelancer.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 21:28

Returning Email Isn't So Hard...

Returning e-mail isn't so hard.

How many e-mails are waiting for your response right now?  Three?  Ten?  More?  There's been a lot of talk lately about how much time is wasted answering e-mails, thus reducing productivity.

Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 19:47

Marketing Heart

Market to those who love you.

Ever notice how, in our youth, we always seemed to want to date the people who wouldn't give us the time of day, yet we ignored those who expressed adulation for us?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 19:08

We're told to network. Unfortunately, network is four parts work, three parts net.  That's not enough for me.  I like to enjoy what I do more than 42 percent of the time.  Do we not put our best efforts forward when we're having fun? Try comparing how you network online to how you network in real life.

Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 18:02

If you're a domestic designer, marketer or business owner, you've undoubtedly lost jobs to your much cheaper oversea competitors.  This is most evident in the freelance bidding-war marketplace, where many small-budget companies are seeking ways to cut costs and have found that Americans simply charge too much.  Or do they? Does this work?  For some, it does.  Low-budget campaigns can be successful, which is another way of saying that you can make money from cheap campaigns.  They're in the minority. The majority have had high expectations and been sorely disappointed when the product or serv

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 20:45

We've all seen the get-rich-quick schemes. Despite the fact that these are often scams, the businesses behind them are highly successful.  Unfortunately, many who purchase these "programs" buy into the hype and fail to see what will really work for them.  Instead of doing as the program publisher tells them to do, they should do exactly what the program publisher is doing itself.  Don't practice what they preach.  Practice what they do.  That's what works.

What are the magnates of your industry doing to succeed? You don't need marketing classes to be observant.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - 20:11

I saw an ad for a fishing pole yesterday that said “Twice the Action … Twice the Catch.” The pole was made from a flexible composite, so the slightest flick of the wrist transferred down the fishing line and motivated the jig, attracting more fish. Flexibility is possibility. How flexible are you?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 17:47

San Base Inspires Through Art and Technology

San Base inspires through art and technology.

Want to see something really neat?

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