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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Dubsado Pricing Update: A Simple Hack to Save Time and Streamline Your Business


As creative entrepreneurs, our time is precious. But when it comes to updating our service prices in Dubsado, it can feel like a daunting task. Learn how to use Dubsado pricing update for your packages.

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.

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 […]

How to plan your day effectively

A couple of weeks ago I talked about a new software I’ve been using called Sunsama. Today I’m going to talk a little bit more about it because I’m still super excited about it.  Currency, I do most of my project management and to-do lists inside Notion. Notion is where I keep my content calendar, […]

How to Automate Your Proposal Follow-Ups in Dubsado

Let’s chat about how you can Automate Dubsado Proposal sending and follow-ups. In a lot of conversations about Dubsado, I hear people say ‘I send contracts and invoices to my clients and get paid. What’s the big deal with proposals?’ Here’s the deal: When you use proposals in Dubsado, in one link you’re able to […]

Stop Paying for Calendly - do this instead!

How your Google Calendar can replace Calendly!! Using the Google Appointment Scheduling in your Google Workspace Calendar. QUICK LINKS: 00:00 Intro | 00:34 What are we gonna use instead | 02:53 Who can use it  | 04:41 Create a Scheduler + Edit Settings | 11:03 Share the Scheduler | 13:45 Use it for MiniSession | […]