Ideas in Color

March 1st, 2021

Here’s a little dip into the creative process for all of you out there who don’t identify as creatives. First and foremost, know that there is a mysterious part of you that has amazing

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Pivoting to Stay Afloat

February 12th, 2021

Romance is the love affair with the happy outcome. How it can blind the small business owner! During the uncertainty caused by the COVID pandemic, my colleagues who own small businesses have been

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Why We LOVE Small Businesses

October 27th, 2020

The American dream looks like this. Two women– whose backgrounds intersect enough to begin a conversation– share a dream. They both have expertise in a field: one is an RN and yogi with

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The Great Refresh

September 1st, 2020

I’ve come to crave the siren song of the deadline. My adrenaline starts pumping, my thoughts race, I feel like a machine that is focused, churning, and fully alive. When the work gets done and

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Politics and Business

August 22nd, 2020

When I lived in Germany, I had the privilege of working in a public Montessori school as a teacher of English language. Upon signing my contract, I was asked to check boxes regarding my tax status.

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Stay Green

August 14th, 2020

Your product might change, your services might change, and even your branding might undergo some changes, but it’s important to the longevity of your business to be able to craft content that

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March 7th, 2018

Pinch me! The restaurant that was a glimmer in Jo Marie Scaglia’s eyes last year is now a reality. How is this relevant to Joly Herman Creative? Shortly after arriving in Kansas City, MO, I

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Mind Maps are Go!

February 1st, 2018

My husband works in the corporate world. He works for a big company that builds very big things for big clients. He came home from a four-day retreat about to burst. “Joly, have you ever heard of

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An Argument for Consistency

January 5th, 2018

Consistency is a small business owner’s best friend. It’s the secret sauce. It’s why clients keep coming back. And we want that, right? If you’re not consistent with your message, your voice,

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Start at the Start of Your Business

January 3rd, 2018

I know many small business owners who opened their businesses because they came upon an opportunity or an idea and ran with it. The business account was open, the lease was signed, and they were off.

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