The Working Smarter Journal

The saying is cliche' but working smarter not harder is something that all small business owners can get better at. The Smarter Creative blog curates tips, tricks, and training to serve your creative small business.

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Time Management Tips for the Creative Entrepreneur


Say goodbye to scattered energy and hello to focused productivity with these tips for creative business time management! Do you ever start your workday with a burst of ideas, only to find yourself drowning in a sea of to-dos by lunchtime? As a creative entrepreneur, I know that feeling all too well. The very things […]

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Streamline your client billing with Dubsado Autopay Setup! Set up payment plans and recurring invoices to get paid on time, every time.

Are endless admin tasks stealing your creative spark? It’s time to ditch the chaos and automate your way to a smoother client experience.

Should YOU surcharge credit card fees?

Navigating processing fees, client perspectives, and finding the best approach for your creative small business.

Discover how to ditch the manual proposal struggle and create custom Dubsado quotes that convert clients and boost your business.

New Blog Graphic - Adjust Clients Contracts & Invoice AFTER BOOKING IN Dubsado

Looking to streamline your administrative workflow? Today, we’re focusing on a common challenge: adjusting contracts and invoices in Dubsado to reflect changes in services or pricing with your clients.

Carry your branding from your website into your Dubsado Forms using a Custom Font in your Dubsado Form! Bringing your Brand into Dubsado Hey there, welcome! Imagine your Dubsado forms as a crucial part of your client experience, where every detail reflects your brand’s personality. We’re here to guide you through using CSS to customize […]

This guide is going to show you how to customize Dubsado’s navigation tabs to change what the top of your Proposals say. So instead of “Proposal, Contract, Invoice” it can read “Booking Form, Agreement, Invoice” (or whatever you’d like!) I’ll walk you through the process step-by-step to help you personalize your Dubsado Proposal experience to […]

Keep your Emails out of Spam and in Inboxes

Hey there, my savvy entrepreneurs! It’s Lauren, and boy, it’s been a minute since we caught up. Life gets crazy, right? But here we are, back in the groove of things. Quick reminder – you’re part of this incredible community because we’re all about making life easier for busy creative small business owners, especially when […]