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As a creative business owner I know firsthand how easy it is to get overwhelmed with client work. It’s a downward spiral that can be very difficult to pull yourself out of. Over the past few years in business I have developed systems to help keep every project on track. A very large part of […]

The 3 Biggest Time Saving Apps I Use In My Business

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Looking back at 2020…whew. What can I even say. To say that the year was fully of ups and downs, struggles, and just in every way was unpredictable sounds like SUCH an understatement and quite frankly an insult to those who have truly had one of the worst years of their lives. I do not […]

Looking Back at 2020 and Planning Ahead for the New Year

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Hire a brand photographer This is hands down my biggest tip! Leave it up to the professionals. They have the proper equipment, experience, and best of all just plain know what they’re doing. Professional photos convey authenticity, confidence, professionalism, and show potential clients that you believe so much in what you do that you’ll happily […]

5 Tips For More Consistent Brand and Website Photos

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Whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve been in the biz for a few years, there are things worth it to invest in. They’ll help build longevity, scaleability and legitimacy. Take it from me, I waited a few years to invest in a few of these things, and hands down I wish I had done […]

The Top 3 Things Every Creative Entrepreneur Should Invest In

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2020. Where to begin? Until this year, my business has been 80% custom branding/website design, and 20% has come from template sales. When Covid hit, my world was turned upsidedown. I was FLOODED with inquiries from current, past, and prospective clients, all looking to update their site or get something up and running to maintain […]

How Passive Income Changed by Business (And My Life)

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We are so happy to announce our newest brand update! We recently teamed up with Portland based photographer (and Buffalo native!) and owner of The Portland Studio, Nicole Mason. We left our visuals in the hands of Nicole for a few days and she did not disappoint – she provided us with a jaw dropping […]

Brand Update and Collaboration with Nicole Mason

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Hello world! Let me take a moment to introduce myself. I’m Christina Laing, owner and lead designer at The Buffalo Collective. I love wine, thai food, and The XX. I have a love for my hometown of Buffalo, NY that goes beyond words, and I’m forever fascinated by anything with a rich history- anything that […]

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