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Working Past The Hustle

Lifestyle Management

A turning point in my entrepreneurial mindset came about three years ago, but if it hadn’t, I can’t help but think that I would have continued down a very unhealthy path, both for myself and the wellbeing of the business. Today, this business may be infused with work-life balance, but you’ll see that a lot […]

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Behind The Scenes

The Importance of Passion in Business

My own opinion lies somewhere in the middle—that running a successful business takes a combination of finding something that you love, and something that makes money. And as for passion’s exact place? It’s more complicated than you might initially think. Here are a few things I’ve found helpful when it comes to searching for passion […]

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Behind The Scenes

Netflix Picks for Creatives to Unwind To

A deeply held belief here at Marbury, is that pursuit of work-life balance must include downtime. After a day of challenging and productive projects at work that often involve sitting inside at a computer, unwinding with a fun and relaxing activity can help you finish the day feeling inspired and looking forward to the next. […]

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Design

Staying Creative as a Designer

The struggle with creativity is that it’s an intangible skill we possess and require for our passions, but since it’s intangible, it’s not something we can readily call upon at a moment’s notice, or “turn on” to produce great work that a client will fall in love with. It can feel lonely, frustrating, and even […]

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Behind The Scenes

Making Entrepreneurship Work for You

Bring this same approach into your own business to build a thriving, stable foundation for long-term success. Rather than trying to learn everything—and get everything right on your first try—focus on taking your business seriously, and equipping yourself to handle and learn from your mistakes. It was only once I accepted the reality that there […]

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Lifestyle Management

Stop Negotiating Mornings for a More Productive Day

To put it simply, your mornings should be non-negotiable “me time”. This means it isn’t time to be negotiated with your team, your co-workers, bosses, or others who aren’t in your innermost circle. This is time solely to yourself, prior to  answering to the other people waiting for you once you check your phone, or […]

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Inspiration

Meet Kelly Vittengl of Frances Loom

Here at Marbury, we relish in seeing the impact an elevated brand can have on a business, and more importantly, ona business owner. The increase in confidence that we’ve been told our clients—and even friends who’ve worked with other branding studios—experience when their new brand debuts is by far our favorite part of the process. […]

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Lifestyle Management

How to Deal With Stress & Overwhelm in Your Business

I have a confession to make. I’m exceptionally overwhelmed in my business right now. Given that I help creatives with this very problem, I see the irony—but unfortunately that doesn’t make the experience easier. And it goes to show that we’re all susceptible to feeling like we’re at the end of our rope when faced […]

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Behind The Scenes

On Transitioning from Freelancer to Creative Director

The transition from freelancer to creative business owner includes many challenges, but one of the struggles we see most frequently is in growing a team and learning to delegate, as opposed to managing it all alone. As a freelancer, you tend to wear a number of hats, ranging from accountant, to marketing manager, to creative […]

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Inspiration

Spring Reading List

With the weather warming up, many of us are looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors, fresh air, and sunshine. Whether it’s sitting in a park, enjoying the view from a porch, or curling up on a couch with the windows open, relaxing with an inspiring book is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. […]

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Design

6 Trends for Designers to be Aware of in 2018

A handful of discussions with our first new clients of 2018 have led me to thinking a lot about branding, and how it evolves with the different design trends that spring up. Although every business is unique and warrants a unique brand identity to go with it, there will always be common threads and design […]

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Productivity

Marbury Mix 002: Spring Productivity

I’ve written in the past about how nature’s seasons can inspire and mirror the seasons we go through in our businesses. As we begin to move into spring, I’m once again reflecting on how my business can better align with my own natural rhythm, and how we can cultivate a more intentional environment for ourselves […]

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Inspiration

Women-Owned Businesses That Help Me Cultivate an Intentional Lifestyle

Around this time of year, we’re all encouraged to share our love for others. With that extending to celebrating the different friendships and women in our lives, I’ve been reflecting on the women and businesses that are currently inspiring me. As creative business owners, the people we surround ourselves with, either in person or online, […]

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Inspiration

2018 Dreaming

There’s something special about this time of the year, not only for the opportunity it gives us to slow down and enjoy time with friends and family, but also to take stock of the past year and consider what we’d like to do differently—or the same—when the calendar turns over on January 1st. One practice […]

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Lifestyle Management

The Seasons of Your Business

Fresh into daylight saving time, and shorter days on the horizon, I’ve been reflecting on nature’s seasons, and how easily we can draw a parallel to the seasons of our businesses. While there is a season for growth (spring), and a season for action (summer), there inevitably comes a season to harvest (fall), and a […]

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Lifestyle Management

Growth Through Refinement

The funny thing about growth is that when it comes to our businesses, we almost always equate it with expansion — taking on more, and scaling up in order to level up. But what about the idea of growth through refinement? Through taking our business back to the roots with which we started, and asking […]

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Productivity

Marbury Mix: 001

We’re less than a week away from the official launch of Marbury, and needless to say, we’re hard at work behind the scenes putting all of the finishing touches in place. While clocking a few more hours behind the screen than usual, we’ve also built up a soundtrack to fuel our productivity during this last […]

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