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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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 […]

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Dubsado is constantly rolling out new features – here are the latest new features and how to use them!

Dubsado just released their new Form Builder and it’s got some pretty cool tricks inside of it to up-level your form designs! Learn how to use Dubsado Forms and check out what else has changed inside of Dubsado Forms.

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The Dubsado Client Portal is an almost hidden feature inside of Dubsado. It’s a place where all your client’s projects, forms, invoices, contracts, appointments, and emails live in one place.

Once you have identified your internal strengths and weaknesses and your external opportunities and threats, you can put together strategic business decisions. Decisions that take your strengths into your external opportunities and threats to make the most of your business. And strategic decisions to work on your weaknesses in light of external opportunities and threats.

Today, I am coming to you to talk about a thrilling topic of CRMs, which stands for customer relationship management tools and/or client relationship management tools.

I’m gonna give a brief overview of what they are, how you can use them in your business, and some free ones and some low costs, but great ones to use.