Musings that amuse me

What Is… an Email List?

By Heather | Jul 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spam. We all hate it. That useless email that’s just trying to sell us something and takes up our time to delete it (or unsubscribe from it). But not all email is bad. We receive tons of emails from businesses that provide great value to our lives and help us solve problems. That’s exactly the…

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What Is . . . Digital Marketing?

By Heather | Jul 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
What Is Digital Marketing - Sugar Five Designs - Atlanta Web Designer

Email, social media, websites, PPC, lead magnets, search engines… oh my! There’s so much that “the experts” say you must have as part of your marketing plan, but what does it all mean? Where do you even start? The first thing you need to understand is this – What IS digital marketing exactly? The simple…

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Are You Scared to Sell?

By April | Mar 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Selling is all about relationships. Showing value. Establishing trust. Sugar Five Design Atlanta Web Designer

It is said the fear of public speaking is greater than the fear of death. If that is true, the fear of selling cannot be far behind. We’ve all been there at some point. We are standing before someone whose mind we seek to change. Our mind races and the cold sweats begin. It is…

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Keeping Work-Life Balance with Google Calendar

By April | Jan 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
my ideal week with google calendar

For those of you that don’t know me, personally, I’ll give you a little glimpse into my schedule. I own Sugar Five, run three monthly Meetups, and homeschool my son. That sounds like a lot, but I have a lot of help, both personally and professionally. Not surprisingly, time management is an issue for me.…

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How to Choose a Business Coach

By April | Dec 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
step out and choose a business coach

You are killing it in your business. But, something doesn’t feel quite right. You know it shouldn’t be this hard. Things are not coming together like you want them to, or you feel like you take two steps forward, one step back. You know you are doing well, but you know there is so much…

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Collaboration Works

By April | Oct 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

I spend a lot of time developing my work friendships. It is partly because I just love my business network, but also because it opens collaboration opportunities. Read what I, and 13 other creative entrepreneurs, have to say about collaboration. 14 Great Ways Entrepreneurs Collaborate to Win    

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Who is Your Tanget Market?

By April | Oct 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Who is your target market

Do you know who your target market is? Do you know where your audience is? Do you know the difference between your elbow and your…just making sure you are awake. Talk about target markets, while important, can make your eyes glaze over super-fast. I’d like to break away from that for a minute and talk…

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Some Truth About a Guy and Some Skanks

By April | Jun 26, 2017 | 6 Comments
Woman walking on beach (not a skank)

I love reading about, and listening to, success “gurus.” The Tim Ferriss podcast is probably my all-time favorite, although the ladies from Being Boss are growing on me. I love Tony Robbins and will always have a soft spot for Joyce Meyers. I recently finished The 10x Rule and enjoyed it immensely. I listened to…

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Resource Guide Summer 17 Edition

By April | Jun 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Web Design Resource guide Summer 2017

In my role as Lead Troublemaker here at Sugar Five Design, I help high-performing businesses and individuals with web design, SEO and digital strategy. This is a multi-layered and complex offering and requires many moving pieces behind the scenes. I get more done in less time by using the best resources and services, with a…

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GoDaddy Acquires Sucuri, and Possibly my Heart

By April | Mar 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
GoDaddy + Sucuri Now You're Just Playing With Me

I’ve been a long-time customer of GoDaddy. I bought my first domain with them in 2005 and built a Website Tonight site. It was my struggles with that platform that led me to WordPress, so thanks GD. I abandoned the old Linux hosting a while back in favor of others. WPEngine and Flywheel are my…

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