Author Archives: Lidia Varesco Design

Does your business have signs of new growth?

As I walked around my Chicago neighborhood on a warm May day, I saw many signs of new growth in the trees. After a long snowy winter it was a welcome sight. Spring had finally arrived and with it, new growth and potential for the future. This got me thinking: what new growth was...

Getting married + running your business

This post was inspired by “Tying Loose Ends Before Tying the Knot” Deidre Rienzo’s post on the Marketing Mix blog last year. Preparing for a wedding can be a full-time job. If you’re like most creatives, you’ll be spending a fair amount of time planning, designing and creating the myriad wedding details. So how...

Staying healthy at your desk

Just 4 hours of sitting can take a toll on your body. Yes, I know you’re on deadline, but risking an injury is not worth it. Whether you like it or not, take a 5-minute break every few hours. Check the mail, wash dishes, get a glass of water—whatever gets you up and moving....

“Let’s get together in 2011.”

If you’re like me, you regularly send or receive “Let’s get together” emails from clients and colleagues. Most of the time, these meetings never materialize because either one or both of you: 1) get preoccupied with work or 2) just forget.

After you move your office

Last week, I wrote about what I prepared (and wished I’d prepared) before I moved my office. Today, part 2 on what to do after the move… Take time to… •    Put a plant on your desk: it will instantly brighten up the room, not to mention purify the air •    Update your email...

Moving your office?

Pack several boxes labeled “important” with essential office materials and move those boxes yourself. Work inevitably tends to get busy during a move, so even if you have to live with unpacked boxes for a while, you’ll have important items at your fingertips.