Musings that amuse me
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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 WinRead More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
When Junction Lanes acquired a new owner, he wanted to establish a new web presence to take the place of their old, outdated site. They needed a place for customers to come to find out about specials, get directions, and see the items on their menu. The new logo was already completed. S5 delivered a fun, vibrant site that makes you want to call your friends and go bowling.Read More
This case study is a little different, because it is one of my own projects. I run monetizedmom.com as a place where I can serve the blogging community with what I have learned in my entrepreneurial journey. I wanted a feminine design that wouldn’t turn off male visitors. It needed to have a strong foundation with the ability to add e-commerce, at a later date.Read More
Ms. Jackson came to me as a referral. She had a blog that she felt no longer represented where she was in her professional journey. She wanted a new look which we narrowed the tone down to, “edgy whimsy.” The project was timed to immediately precede the launch of “The Opposite of Everyone.” S5 delivered a beautiful theme that that represented her personality.Read More
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