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About Leslie Handmaker

By Leslie Handmaker who is a fan of street art and clever graphic design and is on Google+. In addition to writing for Next Day Flyers, she hides out in movie theaters and bowling alleys when the weather is bad, and is on her way to becoming a Scrabble geek.

5 Bad Business Cards and How to Avoid Them – Professional Business Card Printers Weigh In

September 16, 2014

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Let’s be honest for a minute. Are your business cards a total embarrassment? The answer may surprise you. We have seen many terrible business card designs than we care to acknowledge. But there is hope. The way to design a better business card isn’t by looking at good examples, but by looking at bad examples, and understanding what makes them such visual eyesores.

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The 7 Biggest Myths About Running a Business

September 11, 2014

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Running a business is difficult, but the process can be made even more quarrelsome when we fall victim to the silly but relentless myths that plague the world of entrepreneurship…check out this business myths checklist and make sure you haven’t been taken in by needless hype.

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Surprising Business Lessons from The Beatles

September 4, 2014

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Listen. Do you want to know a secret? Do you promise not to tell? Many businesses owe much of their success to the brilliant examples set by entrepreneurial trailblazers who came before them such as the Beatles…There is much we can learn about business and marketing from the Beatles.

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The Value of Printed Media in the Digital Age: How Paper Mailers Work Better Than Email

August 28, 2014

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How can you cut through the clutter and noise of the digital age to to ensure that your content effectively engages your audience? The answer might surprise you — it’s paper mailers.

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5 Back-to-School Crafts & Ideas for the New School Year

August 21, 2014

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The following back-to-school craft ideas and tutorials were created by expert hobbyists. They range from 5-minute craft projects to full-blown craft assignments. Take inspiration from these brilliant craft ideas and have fun crafting this back to school season.

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10 Actors You Didn’t Know Were Entrepreneurs

August 13, 2014

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They say that show business is an unholy marriage of art and commerce, but you may not realize that some of your favorite stars are as entrepreneurial as they are theatrical. Sure, you might know that Paul Newman was world renowned for his charitable line of sauces and condiments, or that Gwyneth Paltrow has been generating quite the headlines over comments made on her Goop.com website, but did you know about the entrepreneurial endeavors of the following Hollywood stars and starlets?

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Out of the Galleries and Into the Streets – a Tour of 5 of the Best Graffiti Art Cities in the World

August 12, 2014

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Rather than sticking with the obvious (New York, London, Paris, Rome etc.) we’ve chosen the following cities that you might not think of as being hotbeds of graffiti art. We’ve also picked these cities because they represent a particular sense of anarchy, wit, and social commentary that made graffiti art so infamous in the first place.

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How to Take Your Band to the Top without a Record Deal

August 7, 2014

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So you’ve got the voice, the gear, the music. Perhaps you’ve even built up an impressive following in your hometown…There is just one thing missing: that highly coveted but always-elusive recording contract. See how to market your band and succeed without one.

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Overnight Flyer Printing – How to Put Together an Unforgettable College Party in Just 48 Hours

July 31, 2014

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What if you need to put together the ultimate bash, and you only have a couple of days to do it? Have no fear. If Van Wilder can turn Taj into a social butterfly, then this should be easy! We show you how to do it in 5 easy steps.

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8 of the Worst Experiences in Craigslist History

July 22, 2014

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Bizarre Craigslist! Here are eight of the worst and strangest experiences folks have had to endure.

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20 Ideas for Funny Wedding Invitations to Take the Stuffiness Out of the Occasion

July 15, 2014

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The following funny wedding invitations are brilliantly conceived and executed with some genuinely funny messages and original ideas. Give your guests a good laugh and let them know to expect a fun and happy time.

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Screens, Bars, Signs & Banners – 5 Bold Ideas for Your Outdoor Summer Event

July 11, 2014

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As an event planner, you have to do something big and bold to make an impression on your guests and to provide them with beautiful moments (to share on Twitter, and Facebook.) Whether your planning a private party, block party, wedding, festival, or other outdoor shin-dig, the following ideas represent some original concepts that you can use this summer to add some sparkle and magic to proceedings.

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Discover the Centuries Old Fonts You are Still Using Today

July 2, 2014

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The following fonts are close derivations of the original punch cut letterforms and print press font styles that fed printing presses in the 14th Century and beyond. When you next use these fonts, I hope they give you the added sense of tradition and history that these beautiful letters bring to your designs and messages.

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5 Tips for a More User-Friendly Website

June 26, 2014

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It’s competitive out here in the Webosphere, so it’s important to take the necessary steps to stay ahead of the pack. By grabbing your visitors’ attention and getting them to take an action, you guarantee that your website will be a success. But usability’s role can’t be understated in the overall success of your website. If you want your business to do well (or you simply want to drive more traffic to your site), it’s important that your website is user friendly and easy to navigate.

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10 of the Best Do it Yourself Wedding Decoration Ideas for Your Ceremony & Reception

June 24, 2014

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The following DIY wedding decorations range in difficulty from super-easy to full-on craft projects for experts and event planners. But whatever the level of difficulty, they all prove that personal decorations trump generic store bought ones any day, and you’ll get a lot more satisfaction from telling guests that you made them yourselves.

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