How To Master Writing Your Business Story in 5 Steps

How To Master Writing Your Business Story in 5 Steps

Your best story involves not just the fun, but the falls. You can love coffee sure (it's the greatest thing on earth, of course) but why do you need that coffee so desperately? How many sleepless nights, approaching deadlines and crying children make consuming 6 cups a day necessary? Trust that your story, in it's ups and downs, is worth getting behind. 

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Dubsado's Weekly Jams - April 16th

Dubsado's Weekly Jams - April 16th

This week’s playlist is a bit different! A few of us a the office are attending a Fleet Foxes concert this week, and it has us playing their music on repeat! With this immediately on our minds, we thought we’d share our favorite album :) Fleet Foxes are an extremely talented Indie folk band that has a very melodic feel and are known for their vocal harmonies.

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7 Ways To Spring Clean Your Business in 2018

7 Ways To Spring Clean Your Business in 2018

A few months ago, I decided to do a wardrobe overhaul. If you’ve ever participated in a good ole fashioned spring clean, you know how invigorating it can be, especially if you’re thorough. You hold onto the value that already exists while making way for new value providers.

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How Dubsado Does It Differently

How Dubsado Does It Differently

Everyone likes an underdog story. It’s why these stories of humble tech startups, turned multi-billion dollar industry-changers are so fascinating. A team of scrapy, driven individuals, build something small but mighty and that in turn creates belief. Belief that if they just had a little more _______, everything would be perfect.

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Dubsado's Weekly Jams - April 9th

Dubsado's Weekly Jams - April 9th

Last week we were feeling nostalgic (this happens often), and were talking about the music we spent our teenage years listening to.  From the early 2000’s through about 2008, there was a deep wave of rock and alternative music that will always stay with us.  All these years later, and they’ve aged nicely! We’re hoping this one will bring back some old memories for you!

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Why Being Disappointed Can Be Good For Your Business

Why Being Disappointed Can Be Good For Your Business

We all dread disappointment. We get our hopes up for the perfect outcome, and when it doesn’t arrive, we feel completely at a loss. Maybe (in a very profound way) we need to feel that confusion, that despair, that frustration.

After all, sometimes unpleasant things are good for us in the long run, and so it is with disappointment (unlike mandatory childhood cabbage, which I maintain should be criminal).

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CRM, CMS, Workflow Automation: What is Dubsado?

CRM, CMS, Workflow Automation: What is Dubsado?

You search for ways to simplify and organize your business but instead get overwhelmed by confusing terms. Dubsado could be called any of those terms, but what do they mean? Why do they matter to your business?  

Though those terms are relatively interchangeable, understanding them is important. Really knowing what a CRM is might explain why Dubsado could be the thing that takes the pain out of running your business.

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Dubsado's Weekly Jams - April 2nd

Dubsado's Weekly Jams - April 2nd

For this week’s playlist, we asked the youngin’ of the office, Dylan, to show us his favorite tunes. He strung together some newer breakout artists in recent years in the Rap/R&B scene, as well as some Drake! (which is never a bad thing)

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The "Do It Yourself" Guide To Podcasting

The "Do It Yourself" Guide To Podcasting

I was on a drive listening to one of my favorite podcasts and thought to myself, “I could totally do that.” As soon as the initial burst of belief wore off, I was already doubting myself. It couldn’t actually be that easy to do, right? A quick scroll through the more than 500,000 active podcasts on Apple quickly suggested that yes, it might in fact by THAT easy.

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Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Mar. 26th

Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Mar. 26th

Last week we had the chance to introduce you to two of our newest team members :) We wasted little time and asked them to prep their ultimate playlist so share with you all. This week, Mo put together some of her current faves.

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Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Mar. 19th

Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Mar. 19th

For this week’s jams, we put together a short hip-hop playlist with some oldies and some new gems :) It’s got some great vibes and is great for any setting!

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If Your Business Doesn't Need It, Ignore It

If Your Business Doesn't Need It, Ignore It

At our most recent huddle, we had two amazing Dubsters who have run their business entirely via referrals! Our minds were blown further when we learned that one of them wasn’t using a website for their business and the other had no social media accounts.

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Use Your Words Wisely: How To Write Persuasive Copy

Use Your Words Wisely: How To Write Persuasive Copy

As business owners, one of the greatest challenges we face is the act of really selling our products and services. I mean, let’s be honest - a pushy salesperson can be downright cringe-worthy! I wouldn’t even blame you if reading the word ‘salesperson’ just now made you wince.

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Mastery

Mastery

Mastery is elusive. It's always right in front of us. Similar to a carrot in front of the horse, we keep reaching forward, hoping to close the gap between where our skills are and where we hope them to be.

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Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Mar. 12th

Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Mar. 12th

This week’s playlist is by me, Becca!  Woo!  Everyone in the office kinda laughed when it came time for me to do the Spotify list.  I don’t listen to much music.  In fact, the **only** time I do listen to music is when I workout.

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Client Avatar: the Secret to Attracting the Right Clients

Client Avatar: the Secret to Attracting the Right Clients

You know when you’re scrolling through Instagram, and you pass the same stock photo 3 times? Sometimes, it seems like your entire feed is conspiring together to stay in the same color pallet. It can be easy to forget that behind a seemingly singular feed, are individuals with unique motivations, backgrounds, and obstacles.

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Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Mar. 5th

Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Mar. 5th

Last week we had a chance to listen to Joe’s mix of electronic, rap and R&B.  This week, Jon put together a list of songs that he loves to listen to while programming. (In other words, the music playing in his headphones while working to build and improve the features we work with everyday!) 

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Three Habits Hurting Your New Business Goals

Three Habits Hurting Your New Business Goals

Think about it, you start the new year feeling excited to accomplish the big goals, to do the things you’ve never done and to get work done like never before. Before you know it, old habits creep in and you find yourself settling for whatever you get, versus working strategically for what you want. You can work hard every day, but without a strategy, all that hard work can’t fully meet the potential or yield the results you’re truly after.

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We are TWO!

We are TWO!

We are really here...year two!  I love looking back at the very early stages of Dubsado because so much of the growth and struggles we've seen in our business are metaphors for what happens in our lives. Growing a business is just like raising a kid. The first 6 months you're not going to get a whole lot of sleep.

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Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Feb. 26th

Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Feb. 26th

Over the past couple weeks we’ve had the pleasure of adding two more people to our work family. It was only suiting that we asked each of them to create their own playlist! This week we’ve got Joe’s playlist, and next week we get a peek into John’s earphones.  We are loving it so far and are stoked they took time to show us some of their favorites tunes.

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