Getting Things Done

You’ve got some goals floating in your head, but are you having trouble keeping them there? I’m the same way. I have an idea - it’s brilliant! I’m going to change the world! Then the phone rings, my baby is crying and I realize I almost forgot to pay my health...

Setting (Practical) Goals

Running a business requires a lot of mental energy! Not only are you required to take care of the day to day operations (email, regular mail, paying the bills, getting paid, ordering inventory, etc.) but you also need to manage the “big picture” of your business....

A Note from Britta: Why vs. What

A Note from Britta: Why vs. What

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” Simon Sinek In my experience as a business owner, it can be an up and down roller coaster of what vs. why. I’ve lived according to my inspirations and my personal values, but there are times where that mentality...

4 Ways to Build Trust Via Your Website

4 Ways to Build Trust Via Your Website

You’ll hear us tell you that your online web presence matters because it builds trust with clients, but do you still feel lost as to how? I (Chelsea) am hoping an experience of mine will help illustrate. I’ve been running a photography business for nearly three years....

4 Ways to Fail Even With a Perfect Website

4 Ways to Fail Even With a Perfect Website

So much of our discussion here is based on your web presence. We’ve talked about how to build your audience, how to encourage trust, how to spread your message and how to advertise. All very important topics everyone at alder|creative feels passionately about. But...

3 Simple Steps to Instagram Growth

3 Simple Steps to Instagram Growth

With all of the incredible photographers and social media gurus online, managing an Instagram account for business can feel daunting. But you don’t have to be either of those things to run a successful, effective Instagram Feed. We’ve simplified the process down to...

3 Steps to Better Community

3 Steps to Better Community

Community is important. We’ll elaborate on the why, but go ahead and meditate on that statement. Repeat it out loud until you believe it. Community is important, not just for personal health and well being, but also for the health of your business. As a business...

5 Hard-to-Kill Office Plants

5 Hard-to-Kill Office Plants

In-between crunching deadlines and slugging back lattes, it can be easy to forget about watering the plants. This is unfortunate since I think most of us drool at the boho-inspired offices full of plant life. Houseplants can help purify the air and create a more...

5 Steps to a Better Instagram Feed

5 Steps to a Better Instagram Feed

Instagram is all about visual content. The most popular feeds are full of quality images that have been staged in perfect lighting. Many people don't know how to take quality images and so upload photos that are dark, blurry, or cluttered. By following a few tips, you...