Dream Big in 2018

As the year comes to a close, I wanted to share with you a video that has me thinking about how I’m planning 2018. Having a business coach has significantly changed the way I’ve built my business in the past 3 years. Honestly, I wouldn’t be where I am without the guidance, advice, and support…

How Leaders and Entrepreneurs Can Engage With Money as a Sacred Tool

Women. Entrepreneurship. Leadership. Money. How are these connected? What does our relationship with money have to do with how we are as leaders? And how does your mindset affect whether or not you’re building a strong financial foundation for yourself and your future? Those are the topics that we, Sara Arey and Carrie VanWinkle, discuss…

Take a Break

One of the hardest parts of being a business owner is giving yourself time to relax. The natural tendency (at least for me) is to work around the clock, to be continuously productive and execute on the path to achieving our goals. We forget that when we work hard, we need to find ways to…

Do You Need a Custom Website?

Why do you need a custom website? The reason we always start by getting potential clients on a call is because you may not need a custom website. Yes, I just said that. Let me explain: We’ve told that to many of our clients in the past. It’s not that we don’t believe in custom…

When A Site Gets Hacked

On the morning of a big launch, a client contacted me with bad news: her site had been hacked. Her site is on one of the best hosts out there, that runs regular security checks, but when she had transferred her site from her old host to the new one, so also brought over some…

What to Do When Someone Steals Your Website

I know the old adage says “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, but let’s face it: when you pour your heart and soul into your website, discovering that your design or content has been hijacked by someone else just sucks. A few weeks ago, I received an email from a past client who was…

Why I Launched a Website That Isn’t Perfect

We’ve been working on our new site for a little over three months now — drafting how it would be organized, working on the design, writing content, pulling together images for our portfolio, reviewing user experience, coding the design into a working WordPress theme. In short, an involved and, at times, emotional task. I see…

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Michelle Viljoen

(website design) is a graphic designer and brand consultant who specializes in creating and developing brands. Her core focuses are logo development, website design and brand direction.

Jane Reaction

(logo and original branding) is a graphic design and art director who works with with small businesses and creative entrepreneurs, creating cohesive and interesting brands and websites.

Carrie Coleman

(photography) is a wedding photographer, whose goal is to capture the visual expression of a couple's love through timeless, organic images. She is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.