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I am Jess! Ottawa brand strategist and website designer helping passionate service-based businesses grow with confidence. I usually have a PSL in one hand, scrunchie in another, and will probably use one too many exclamation mark in my emails. You have been forewarned! If you ever want to chat any thing biz, branding, or well - life I am your gal! 

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Do you really need an onboarding process? Short answer? YES – First impressions matter! Having an efficient and effective onboarding process is absolutely key nowadays as it reflects your professionalism and quality of work prior to starting the work. Here are three reasons to have a solid onboarding process for your business to increase value and client satisfaction.

Branding, Business, Web Design

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Part 1: 3 Reasons Why You Need A Client Onboarding Process For Your Business

I started my branding and web design studio, Grace and; Oak, in the middle of a pandemic and I am astonished and surprised at how much I have been able to accomplish. Similar to most business owners, I decided to take some time to reflect on the highs and lows of 2020, as well as begin vision casting for 2021. I decided to write this blog post to share a bit more about my journey as a new creative entrepreneur and what I have learned over the last six months!

Business, Personal Life

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A Recap: My 2020 Year In Review (+ 6 months Of Running My Biz!)

Nine times out of ten, your home page is the first place a potential client will visit when they arrive onto your website… and the reality is, not only are you competing with other providers in your industry, but also their attention span. So, to avoid being forgotten or abandoned, let’s ensure your home page is optimized for higher engagement and conversion. Here are five costly mistakes to NOT be making on your website!

Business, Web Design

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Five Mistakes to Avoid on Your Website Home Page

Feeling like a fraud? Constantly doubting yourself? We have all experienced it: imposter syndrome. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really give a crap about age, race, or gender. It never discriminates. And it is there to eat you alive if you don’t develop a plan to squash it down. Today, I want to share three effective ways that have helped me manage comparisonitis when it appears in the form of imposter syndrome.

Branding, Business, Personal Life

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Want To Overcome Your Imposter Syndrome? Here’s How To Start.

To use your business for good and to give back is really a win-win situation for everyone. Today, I am sharing four effective and impactful ways you can give back to your community through your business model. In addition, I am also pleased to announce that Grace & Oak is an official give back partner for Kurandza, a social enterprise investing in the future of girls and women in Mozambique through education and entrepreneurship. Find out more about what that means for you!

Business

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4 Ways To Use Your Business To Give Back

Are you tired of working with clients that don’t really value your time, energy, or expertise? Or do you sometimes feel like you are blending into the background amongst the sea of competitors in your industry? Wondering if it’s way too saturated and that if you have even a chance of succeeding? If you are nodding to all of the above… read on! Today, I am sharing three secrets to help you and your business stand out in a saturated indstry!

Branding, Business

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Here’s What You Need to Do to Stand Out in A Saturated Industry

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