Happiness is a choice


Happiness is a choice.  Here are some ideas to get you moving in the right direction towards being a “Happier You”: 1. If you don’t like your life, change it.  Take control. There is really nobody holding you back but you. 2. Be generous. Happy people are giving of both their time and resources. Volunteer and be part of something bigger. Make a difference! 3. […]

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4 Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Marketing


Most small businesses and organizations are unsure of how to use social media to connect with existing and potential clients or supporters. Even if their leadership and staff use social platforms personally, they probably don’t know how to use it for professional pages. Here are some basic Do’s and Don’ts to get you started. DO: Have a plan before you start and create measurable goals […]

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Resolve to Be Better in 2020


As we end one year and begin both a new year and a new decade, let’s all resolve to be more positive on social media in 2020. The world is filled with enough contention and negativity without multiplying it on social media. These serve only to magnify and expand the effects on even more people. It can also affect our personal, supporter and client relationships. […]

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Merry Christmas from ALL of US!


To allow our staff some time to celebrate Christmas with loved ones, the GBS office will be closed from Noon on Tuesday, December 24th through the 26th. We will be back in the office on Friday, December 27th. Holly, Linda and the entire GBS team wish you a Very Merry Christmas!  

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What do you do when you’re done? – Part 1


You have built a business from the ground up or built your career by climbing the ladder from the bottom up.  You have put your blood, sweat and tears into it.  You have sacrificed time that you could have spent with your family and friends.  You have set aside things you enjoy, like hobbies and volunteering for local organizations.  But your sacrifices were not without […]

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Fostering Collaboration


How do you engage with customers, employees, vendors, community and fellow businesses? What is the “culture” of your business? Your culture is the human side of what you do and is a significant part of your success. Our customers, employees, vendors, community and fellow businesses are collaborators and investors. We need them all to be invested in what we do. We can foster greater investment […]

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What is Graphic Design?


Many people have asked me to define Graphic Design. It’s tricky. The question is kind of like asking, “What is a doctor?” There are doctors who do routine work and there are innovators, which is a good way to think about it. It’s about telling a story, creating an ambiance, and a personal statement which surpasses the spoken word. It is an avenue for amazingly […]

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Elements of Success


What does it take to be successful – as a business, as an employer, as an employee? There are two essential elements: 1) constantly strive to be better at what you do and 2) be “present”. The most successful people are open to opportunities for growth, are consistent and reliable, and focus on their goals and objectives. A business succeeds when it is driven by […]

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