Wednesday, January 2, 2019

7 Tips for Branding & Marketing Your Small Business While on a Budget

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Hey Entrepreneurial Butterflies! Since it’s the beginning of a new year and I’m in the process of refreshing a lot of my marketing related stuff for the new year, I thought I’d share with my fellow go-getters a few simple, low-cost but effective ways to market your brand. It’s extremely vital to your brand that you stay up to date and continue to evolve your marketing techniques. Branding yourself and or your company is necessary if you want to get to your next level of success.

1. Choose a Business Name. - When it comes to choosing a business name, be creative but keep it simple. You want a name that stands out but is easy to remember. Once you’ve chosen your business name, you will need to register it with your county by applying for a DBA.

2. Design Your Logo. - Your company logo is just as important as your company name. You want your logo to stand out, catch people’s attention and be reflective of you and the business name you chose. I got new logos from LogoJoy this year, they’re not that expensive and they look great.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Around the World from Home: 2019 Texas Cultural Events & Festivals

As far back as I can remember one of my favorite outdoor things to do was/is attend festivals. Growing up I looked forward to the Houston International Festival every year. The music, the food, and the cultural exposure...there’s usually always something fun to do and cool to see at festivals. Here’s a list of some cool festivals taking place in the Houston, Texas area or within driving distance of the Houston, Texas area this year. Some of these events are free and tickets to some of the events that aren’t free can be purchased at a discount on Groupon so be sure to do a little research before you plan your next adventure. #liveItUp
January 2019
1/5-6 San Antonio Spaghetti Festival https://tradersvillage.com/san-antonio/events/spaghetti-fest-2019/
1/12-13 Òlájú African Market Creative Arts Festival olajuartgroup.org/african-market
1/20 South Houston Food Festival More Information
1/26 Houston Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival More Information
1/30-31 Wild & Scenic Film Festival http://cechouston.org/event/wild-scenic-film-festival-on-tour-2019/

Sunday, December 30, 2018

My Favorite Songs of 2018

Butterflies, since the year will be ending tomorrow night I thought I’d share a list of some of my favorite songs from this year. What are some of your favorites?

1) Nice for What - Drake (Scorpion)
2) No Tears Left To Cry - Ariana Grande (Sweetener)
3) I Do - Cardi B ft SZA (Invasion of Privacy)
4) Money- Cardi B (Invasion of Privacy)
5) Connection - OneRepublic
6) In My Blood - Shawn Mendes (Shawn Mendes)
7) Gonna Love Me - Teyana Taylor (K.T.S.E)
8) King’s Dead - Jay Rock ft Future & Kendrick Lamar (Redemption)
9) SICKO MODE - Travis Scott ft Drake, Swae Lee, & Big Hawk (Astroworld)
10) Boo’d Up - Ella Mai (Ella Mai)
11) Naked - Ella Mai (Ella Mai)
12) All the Stars - Kendrick Lamar & SZA (Black Panther the Album)
13) Sad - XXXTentacion (?)
14) Back to You - Selena Gomez (13 Reasons Why - TV Show)
15) High Hopes - Panic! at the Disco (Pray for the Wicked)
16) Naked Truth - Sean Paul ft Jhene Aiko (Mad Love the Prequel)
17) Freedom - Kris Wu ft Jhene Aiko (Antares)
18) Wasted Love - Jhene Aiko


P.S. Check out my list from last year here.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

40% Off Cardis & Dresses at Cent of Style

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Butterflies! Now through Monday Cent of Style is offering 40% off + FREE shipping on some of their top trending cardis and dresses. 

You will love the variety of styles and colors and will have a hard time only purchasing one! The Jill, Staci, and Annabelle are some of their most popular cardigans. Cardis are not only trending but they go perfectly with any type of fashion mood you are in. Pair them with your favorite jeans and graphic tee or over your favorite dress for when you are feeling fancier. The beauty of a cardi is they are so versatile! Save 40% off Cardis + FREE Shipping with code CARDITREND...code is active until 12/31/18 at midnight!

In addition to cardigans, this weekend Cent of Style is also taking 40% off two of their most popular must have everyday dresses. These dresses are comfortable, on trend and come in sizes ranging from S-3XL! Save 40% off Dresses + FREE Shipping with code DRESSTREND...code is active until 12/31/18 at midnight!

Friday, December 28, 2018

30% off Save the Dates at Minted

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Hey Butterflies. So the blissfulness of the holiday season is almost over and chances are you know someone who got engaged (because A LOT of people did), so I thought I’d share a good deal with you guys. From now until 1/1 Minted is taking 30% Off Save the Dates with code ENGAGED30Minted is a design marketplace for art, home décor, and stationery products that are uniquely designed by independent artist.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

End of Year Deals at Reebok.com

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Butterflies, check out these amazing end of year deals at Reebok! Shop sale items and take an additional 30% off sale items now-1/5 with promo code LASTCALL. Also, now - 12/31 get 40% off YourReebok Customized Shoes with promo code: YR40 and get $25 off $100+ and $50 off $150+ now - 12/31 with promo code: SAVEMORE.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

40% Off Photo Books at Blurb

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Butterflies, now through December 29th, Blurb is offering new customers 40% off with code LASTSALE4TBlurb specializes in helping you turn your memories and ideas into professional-quality books, magazines, or ebooks. What better way is there to capture this year’s most precious memories than with a photo book. This offer is valid 12/26/2018 - 12/29/2018

Terms: Offer valid through December 29, 2018 (11:59 p.m. local time). Valid only for photo books uploaded to and purchased through your own account. A 40% discount is applied toward your product total with no minimum or maximum order amount. This offer is good for five uses, and cannot be used for digital purchases or combined with volume discounts, custom orders, other promotional codes, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.