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To be successful in business you need to create a holistic brand experience for your clients, customers and following. If you don’t, you are losing money.

Branding your business is just as important as branding your personal style. This is especially true for small women-owned businesses. Think about getting dressed for a VIP meeting with a potential client. You wear your best outfit, right? Something…Read More

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Behind the Scenes:: Prepping for a spring and summer soiree

Hi friends, today I want to share some of the behind the scene shots that Kelly captures before the Forth Chicago guests arrive. We start our planning process a few months in advance– matching our guests to our topic, sending…Read More

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Bright Ladies || Inspired Branding :: Interview with Mrs. Lilien

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How to throw a Bluegrass Birthday Jamboree

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How Chalkboard Art Creates Atmosphere for Your Brand

In a world driven by computers, it’s utterly delightful to see the art of hand-drawn, hand-crafted chalkboard art creating a unique atmosphere for brands. How fun for something so old school (pun totally intended) to be making such a…Read More

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Meet Kristin Holda, Step Brightly’s Graphic Design Intern

Kristin joined Step Brightly at the most fortunate of times: right as we were rebranding the website. This meant she was vital in our revamp! And not only did she create new design at lightning speed, she did so with truly…Read More

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The Most Creative & Influential Women in America :: A Retrospective

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Step Brightly revamped!

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Behind the Scenes :: Client Kelly Lowery tells us how brand design adds value to her business.

Kelly and I had coffee last week and I am inspired to share where our conversation went after some needed caffeine. Step Brightly helped Kelly rebrand her company in 2013. She came to Step Brightly with a new name for her information…Read More

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Meet Reigan Massey, our Sparkling Social Media Intern!

We are so excited to have Reigan Massey join the Step Brightly team this summer! Another dazzling lady with some seriously stellar ideas for social media, Reigan came to us by way of The Everygirl (thanks ladies!). Reigan has…Read More

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Our Favorite Mother’s Day Inspiration on Pinterest

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