Somerville, MA 02145
978.566.9743
info@charlesrivercreative.com

Expert Advice to Help Your Business Look its Best

don't cut the marketing budget during a recession

Don’t cut the marketing budget during an economic downturn!

When cash flow is down, marketing will help bring it back, so don’t cut the marketing budget when times are tough. It’s basic math: you can’t spend more than you’re making. Not for very long anyway. It’s a natural reaction to tighten our belt when cash flow isn’t flowing, but when you’re running a business,…
Read more

Increase Profits with Graphic Design.

Would you like to make more money doing what you do? Unless you have a rare allergy to financial success, the answer is probably “yes.” Business owners are always looking for new ways to increase revenue and maximize profits. You can diversify the services you offer, you can cut down on waste, you can even…
Read more

Should you spend money on a graphic designer

Should You Spend Money on a Professional Graphic Designer?

If you’re starting a business, or even if you’ve been running a business for some time, chances are you’ve considered whether or not you should spend money on a professional graphic designer to create your company logo and branded materials. And as with most business decisions, the cost of such an expense factors significantly into…
Read more

Website Basics for Business Owners

Website Basics for Business Owners

The Big Three: Domain Names, Web Hosting & Websites The internet is a major part of life for many of us. For the younger among us, it’s been there all their lives. It’s easy to take for granted that the internet just works. We just turn our device on and there it is. Many of…
Read more

Every Detail Counts, and Small Things Matter, so Hire a Graphic Designer

Should I Hire a Professional Graphic Designer for Little Things?

Many business owners and managers don’t see the need to hire a professional graphic designer for small or day-to-day jobs. You might assume that you’d only hire a graphic designer for some high-priority, high-concept, and high-priced major endeavor. With high stakes, you’d certainly want a professional to ensure the project earns a good return on…
Read more

Rebranding successes and failures

Rebrands that worked, some that didn’t and a couple that just might.

There have been several high-profile rebrands in recent years, and some have, of course, been more successful than others. It’s not easy to discard a design and personality that worked in favor of a new one, regardless of how much research, creativity and innovation goes into the effort. Imagine if you began to feel like…
Read more

3 Keys to Business Branding

3 Keys to Branding Your Business

People often associate a company’s brand with the logo, but that’s just one piece of the puzzle. Modern branding isn’t just about putting a name on a product. It’s about expressing the values and qualities of a business; and doing so in a manner that will resonate with, and appeal to, its desired customer base.…
Read more

Branding Social Justice

Branding Social Justice

If you’ve been using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or one of the myriad other social media platforms over the last several years, you may have come to realize, in this hyper-political, professionally-outraged era, that branding—while important for businesses—is also important for movements. This is largely because social media and 24-hour news coverage has turned what might…
Read more

Branding builds trust in your business

Trust. It’s important.

Paying proper attention to your business’ brand goes a long way to building trust in your customers. Think about how important trust is in your daily life. Each of us relies on someone at one time or another for support, and assurance that everything’s going to be OK. We all want to feel secure in…
Read more