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5 benefits of having a website for your small business

5 benefits of having a website for your small business

In 2020, more than 4.4 million new businesses opened in the U.S. Many of those businesses were digital-first, meaning they were tech-focused and fully online from opening day. In this new digital economy, what makes your business stand out? Not a storefront or a...

3 signs you’re ready to invest in branding photography

3 signs you’re ready to invest in branding photography

This guest post was contributed by Emily Kim Photography. As an entrepreneur, we’re all too familiar with investing in our business. There are so many areas to consider - education, legal, finance, marketing, etc. But, a question you might be asking yourself is, when...

Year in Review: Year 2 as a Full-Time Freelancer

Year in Review: Year 2 as a Full-Time Freelancer

It's been about a year since I published Year in Review: Highs and Lows of Freelancing-Full Time (in October 2019). In this vulnerable post, I shared a month-to-month breakdown of the good, the bad, and the ugly of my first year as a full-time freelance brand and web...

How to use Pinterest for business: 7 strategies for growth

How to use Pinterest for business: 7 strategies for growth

As a designer and visually minded person, I've always loved Pinterest. Before I started my design business, Pinterest was my go-to source for outfit inspiration and DIY project ideas. And while that's still true today, I eventually discovered that Pinterest wasn't...

9 branding elements every business needs

9 branding elements every business needs

What are the essential branding elements that every business needs in order to grow sustainably? I'm glad you asked. In this guide, I'm breaking down the top 9 elements of a strong and cohesive brand identity. This guide covers both the strategic and visual aspects of...

5 meaningful ways to work on your business during quarantine

5 meaningful ways to work on your business during quarantine

Let me start by saying that this post is in no way intended to make light of a very serious situation. The coronavirus was dubbed a pandemic for a reason--it affects us all, in one way or another. Businesses are closing, employees are being let go, retirement funds...

Brand strategy vs. brand design: What’s the difference?

Brand strategy vs. brand design: What’s the difference?

We've all heard the term "branding" before, but what exactly does it entail? Branding is an umbrella term that encompasses both strategy and design. However, branding, brand strategy, and brand design are often used interchangeably, which can cause some confusion...

How to choose the right graphic designer for your brand

How to choose the right graphic designer for your brand

Freelance graphic designers are a dime a dozen these days. But despite our ubiquity, no two graphic designers are the same. This can make it difficult to choose the right graphic designer for your brand. On the other hand, you can rest assured knowing that there is...

Year in Review: Highs and Lows of Freelancing Full-Time

Year in Review: Highs and Lows of Freelancing Full-Time

Fair warning: I'm going to get a little vulnerable in this post. I can't believe I've been freelancing full-time for a full year as of September. It's been a crazy journey with some high highs and low lows. There were many moments where I thought to myself, "WTF am I...

Meet the BLOGGER

Hi, I'm Steph! I'm the owner and wearer-of-many-hats of Steph Corrigan Design, a boutique creative studio specializing in strategic branding and web design for small businesses.

I’m here to break down everything you’ve been wondering about when it comes to starting and scaling an online business in the most aligned way possible. From branding basics to tried-and-true marketing strategies, you’ll get my unfiltered thoughts and advice on how to make your brand stand out.

If you ever want to ask me a question or simply say hello, please feel free to slide into my DM's on Instagram!

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