Happy Friday!

How has your week been? It is hard to believe that we are halfway through August! The project list has been pretty full over here at Rough Draft Solutions – but that is a wonderful thing! In the time that I have been a business owner I have learned one thing for sure - there is an ebb and flow to the number of projects that come to fruition. It seems the art of business success is in managing those ups and downs and establishing systems to help create a balance between actual project work and the effort to find work for the future.

The past several weeks have been fun – working on projects like a government proposal, creating a website and interviewing people for an email newsletter. One of my favorite things about the work that I do at Rough Draft Solutions is the variety of projects and businesses I am exposed to.  All in one day I can be a writer, a designer and a marketing advisor. The best projects I have worked on so far are with companies that truly love what they do and are committed to making a difference in Michigan.

Since it is Friday and we all could use a little light reading for the weekend, I have compiled a few business articles for you to read if you’re interested. Hope you have a wonderful weekend – enjoy this beautiful weather while it lasts!

5 Life-Changing Lessons from the World's Youngest Billionaires   - While I may not be striving to become a billionaire, these folks have some pretty inspiring stories!

7 Habits of Remarkably Happy People – A fun and positive read for your Friday afternoon. “When you realize you aren't so different or special after all, it's a lot easier to be happy with the people around you--and, just as important, to be happier with yourself.”

8 Game-Changing Marketing Lessons from the ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ – An interesting story and a unique approach to social media marketing.

How to deal with the Fear of Being Unqualified – Have you ever felt this way? Ever worried people will “find out” you’re faking it? Read this article for a reality check.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend – enjoy this beautiful weather while it lasts!


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