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Growing a Business with Integrity and Fairness

Growing a business with integrity and fairness is something you have to plan for from the beginning, whether you own a start-up or a decades-old business like ours.  It’s good to establish a company mission and vision that includes the community you serve. Your mission is a key to creating a brand that endures and …

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5 Marketing Fundamentals to Promote New Nonprofits

You are a new nonprofit and you have a working website with a blog, however you don’t know how to market your new website. This is a very common problem amongst nonprofits and every other industry on the world wide web. Indeed, if you are looking for a quick answer to your marketing problem, just …

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Green Printing in 5 Easy Steps

We are all trying to make more responsible and informed decisions with all of our purchases. Which includes being thoughtful about printed business products. Here are 5 things to consider when going green with your printed products… Think Paper. There are plenty of creative options in color, texture, and finishes. For example, Neenah Environment, and …

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Instagram Tips for Nonprofits

This week’s blog is based on a fun discussion I had with Lizzie Carroll, a member of the Uptown Studios marketing team, on how nonprofit organizations can make the most of their Instagram channel. Use Interesting and Relevant Content “A social media manager’s job is to educate people on what a nonprofit organization does and to …

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How Mobile First Indexing Affects Your Website

If you received an email from the Google Search Console Team labeled “Mobile First Indexing Enabled”, you are not alone. Luckily, you don’t have to do anything, because your website is mobile responsive and someone may be viewing your site right now on their mobile phone. However, if you want to know more about what …

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TEAL – Rocking a Self-Managed Business

You can’t just snap your fingers and have your entire organization switch from a hierarchical organization to a TEAL self-managed team – although I thought it would be easier than it has been. I thought “wow, no bosses and everyone does what they do best – what an awesome way to run a business.” Uptown Studios …

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Our Bold Business Model has Power and Magic

Uptown Studios has moved our business model to a TEAL model and it is based on “self-management.” It is a bold shift from the standard work environment – where everyone has a boss – to no one having a boss. What does that mean and how is it different from a standard business model? Each person …

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Seasonal Inspiration for the Year

This year has been a transformative one for Uptown Studios. We have added new services, new employees and have embraced a new business model, based on a self-motivated, self-managed team. There are no “bosses”, no time clocks, and that has equated into loads of creativity, support and ideas. Our new team members embrace this new …

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Human Centered Design for Social Change

Our tagline, “Designs for Social Change,” defines how we work as a studio. Not only do we make a point of working with non-profit organizations, donating our time, and resources, but we also make every single project we work on a “social change” project. To create social change in everything we do, we use our …

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