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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 bold business 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? ...

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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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Donate Socks for Toes in Need

I really don’t like being cold; especially my feet, which is why we are asking people to donate socks for others who need your help now more than ever! Cold feet are the worst. But I’m really fortunate in that worrying about being cold is not something I have to do. I am guessing that …

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Use Video for Business Success

We have grown with the trends at Uptown Studios and added video production in 2007 as one of our in-house services to our clients. At that point our video production team was creating educational long-form videos, ad spots for local broadcast television or compelling videos for social media promotion. What we know: We know that …

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Yes, Whatever You Want Princess Google!

In 2008, Uptown Studios started paying a LOT of attention to what Google was telling us to do. We worked on our organic content, we developed strong keywords to make sure we are talking about what our visitors are searching for and we upgraded all the websites we manage to include SSL …

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Faceoff: WordPress vs. SquareSpace

When developing a new website, two of the most popular choices for a CMS platform are SquareSpace and WordPress. So let's take a look at them both to compare some of their main features. Initial Cost and Barrier for Entry SquareSpace has fewer upfront costs than WordPress, but in my opinion, that is about where ...

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Resources That Help Nonprofits Win

The secret’s out! Google gives nonprofits $10,000 a month in free Ads! Just apply, set up a Google Ads account and have your ads in the top spot on Google search results. By driving increased traffic to your nonprofit’s website, the ads help spread awareness of your cause, bring attention to important issues and possibly …

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