Why and How to Use Hashtags [Infographic]

When your time, attention and budget are strapped, the effort you do put into your small business’s social media should be as efficient as possible. Using hashtags properly is critical to expanding your post reach, growing your follower engagement and tracking your campaigns’ effectiveness without spending a dollar.

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Five Go-To Books for New Freelancers

Today, roughly one in three Americans is a freelancer, and that number is expected to rise to one in two within the next five years*. As millions venture out of traditional workplaces to work for themselves, they seek resources and guidance to springboard their new independent careers to success. The sheer volume of books that fall under the freelancing umbrella can be intimidating, especially to those who don’t know what they need to learn and where to start. After reading many said books myself and applying their insight to my own businesses, I consistently return to a few go-to starters when asked for advice from new or upcoming freelancers.

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Featured Flyer: Ceremony Salon

If you've been following along the Featured Flyer series, you've already met Rachel Radford, one of the few hair stylists I trust my hair to. And if you've ever met me in person, you've probably noticed my curls can be a handful--quite literally--and some days have a...

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Featured Flyer: Dan R Moore Photography

Hey, strangers! It's been way too long since I last wrote, so I'm excited to be back on the blog today to bring you one of Canary Design's new(ish) flyers. You guys met A Cruising Couple Casey and Dan last year with their website redesign project. [We've since worked...

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Featured Flyer: Life Before 30

It should come as no surprise that I love the unconventional, as did the woman whose legacy of bucking societal norms inspires the Canary Design brand, Amelia Earhart. On top of setting several aviation records for both men and women, she wrote books, founded women's...

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Amelia’s Cable

In 1928, Amelia Earhart was in the middle of her journey to be come the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. When she learned a Boston newspaper reporter was making claims her family had recently lost its fortune and she was making the flight to regain it,...

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Featured Flyer: DB Sutton & Co. Hair and Nail Salon

My hair is my thing, so I trust its maintenance to a very select few stylists. I even used to schedule weekend trips to Charlotte, my hometown, based on the availability of the stylist I saw there as I was growing up. That is, until I got up the courage to hand the...

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Featured Flyer: Cottage Lane Kitchen

One of the things I love most about Canary Design is that I can work with any business from anywhere. I can collaborate with wonderful people before ever meeting them in person--if that happens at all. But thankfully the winner of the Fly with Canary Design event...

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