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Small Business Decisions During COVID-19 That End Up BIG

I started my first business in 1976. It was a design-only business that grew from one employee (me) to a team of 16 creative professionals. And this was back in the day when we had three typographers, two designers, a darkroom tech, a printer (AKA a person who actually ran a printing press) …

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So You’re Starting A Small Business In Sacramento?

We are going to discuss a little about running a small business. After you have a name, a business license, a bank, and all that basic stuff, it’s go time. But what does “go time” even mean? Let’s deep dive into some of the main items that you will need to execute in order to launch …

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An Update from Tina Reynolds

When I started Uptown Studios 28 years ago I lived in the same house I live in now. Back then, my desk was in the same place it is today: the living room with a great view of the front window. COVID-19 has put me right back where I started. Except now I have a team of 17 employees and they are all working remotely too …

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Black Stories White People Need to Hear

The police killings of Black people paired with antiracist uprisings have exploded like a powder keg. We are watching and listening, reaching out, and finding ways to support our Black, Native and Brown friends and cohorts. Enter Black Stories: Kiara Reed and I put our heads together to highlight the Black Stories we all need to hear. With the country …

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How to Support the Black Community: Tina’s Perspective

As a small business owner, I am dedicated to creating social change. This is what I have spent my life’s work on and what I will continue to do. Today our focus is on how to build our Black community and help lift the burden off their shoulders. White society has been a weighty burden …

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3 Easy Ways Sacramento Small Business Owners Can Improve Any Website

Do you ever look at your own website? If you’re running a company, there are often many things on your daily To-Do list, improve any website you manage is probably at the bottom of it. Below are a few steps that, if you can manage, will make a huge difference to how your website runs …

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A Statement from Tina Reynolds, Uptown Studios, Inc. President

I cannot be silent on the issues today. It has been clear for years that our police systems are broken, racial injustices continue from the inside, then break communities on the outside. I have spent years trying to work within the existing systems with small wins and lots of …

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A Note From Tina Reynolds Regarding The Coronavirus

Last week, Uptown Studios made the decision for our teams to work remotely due to the coronavirus. While the decision is a bit of a challenge, our team is highly motivated to stay on your projects and turn them around quickly and efficiently. We are all available to you through a Google Hangout or Zoom meeting …

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5 Tips for Great Video Calls When You’re Working From Home

Google has rolled out free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video conferencing capabilities to all G Suite customers globally until July 1, 2020 so businesses can work from home. Uptown Studios full crew is working remotely – we are rotating three people in the studio Monday through Friday so they will be there to answer the phones …

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