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About Dana Susan Beasley, Branding for Success Blogger

Dana Susan Beasley helps business owners and Christian families create sizzling brands and businesses for themselves so they can experience dazzling futures! She is the publisher/principal of AngelArts, a creative arts agency and publishing house and the creator of an online branding training program called Brand Identity Quest.

While Dana's expertise is in graphic arts, writing, publishing, and music, she also is a homeschooling mother devoted to working at home. Her desire is that AngelArts, and her work, be a vehicle for God's glory. She is wife to a talented architect, Travis, and mother to her artistically-gifted son, Sam.

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Newest Posts:

Procrastination. Really, quite honestly it is one of my biggest weaknesses. It’s so easy for me to get caught up in Facebook or checking my email a hundred times per day or wasting my time just “putsing” around. It holds me back from accomplishing everything I need to accomplish and it definitely could hurt my brand if I […]

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In these days of Internet marketing, it is easy to forget about old-­fashioned methods. No, they are not dead! In fact, think about this: what do you receive in your mailbox? Junk and bills, right? So perhaps you can stand out above the crowd through some direct mail campaigns targeted to your audience. May these ideas get you […]

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Jun
01

Social Media is About Networking and Branding is Key!

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Recently, while a guest on a local radio show, I got to meet a top social media marketer named Kevin Knebl. He wrote a book called, “The Social Media Sales Revolution” and he is in high demand as a speaker all over the world. As I listened to him being interviewed, what he said resonated with me. […]

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May
25

Why a Tagline is So Important … and How to Write One

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As a home­based business owner, a tagline or slogan is extremely important. Why? Because it clarifies why you are in business and what you do. As the saying goes, brevity is the soul of wit. As a society, we are used to sound bites. You need to make a sound bite for yourself! This is especially important […]

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May
18

Push Past the Fear and Do It Anyway!

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The statistics for business failure, quite frankly, is grim. I think you know what I’m talking about. So what is one of the main reasons most businesses fail? A lack of confidence. This lack of confidence can manifest itself in paralyzing fears. These fears can stop you from truly achieving your dreams and goals. They can be detrimental […]

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May
11

7 Essentials Your Logo Must Have to Stand Out Above the Crowd

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In my line of work as a graphic designer, I often see ads promising the moon when it comes to creating logos and of course for very, very cheap. One that especially stands out that I saw recently promised “your logo designed in one hour live!” But what these companies do not tell you is […]

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May
04

Closing Sales­­ – How It’s Really About Listening, NOT Pushing

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Sales. It’s something we’ve got to do as business owners in order to thrive. But there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Increasingly, consumers are wary of outright sales messages. The same tactics used in days gone by may not work in these times. I think of telemarketing. Awhile ago, I […]

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Apr
27

5 Ways to Promote Yourself When You Have No Advertising Budget

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So let’s face it. Owning a work at home business sometimes means we have no extra money for advertising. But this could mean the death of our endeavors! How can we overcome this challenge? Let me share five ways you can promote your business with no budget. These are methods I have used or will use in the […]

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Apr
20

Moses and Jethro—A Lesson in Branding

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Moses. A busy general of a brand-new nation numbering a million people. You think he was slightly busy? Oh yeah! He was the one man at that time that had a face-to-face relationship with God. Important, definitely. But in Exodus 18, we learn some key lessons that I believe can be applied to our businesses […]

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Apr
13

Why a Brand Audit is Necessary and How to Do One

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Visual and brand audits. It’s one of those fancy words graphic designers use. Why do you need one and how do you do it? A brand audit is a careful analysis of every marketing material you have, from signage to business cards to your Website. I like to call it an Identity Hunt. That’s what […]

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Mar
30

Taking Care of Yourself is Branding, Too!

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As business owners and work at home moms and dads, it’s so easy to put ourselves last. We often hear this guilt trip: God first, others second, me third. I’m here to tell you that’s absolutely wrong. Shocked? That’s because JESUS should be the center of everything in your life, including your brand! He has […]

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Mar
23

Why Branding is a Better Sales Vehicle

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We’ve all had a slimy sales experience. I’ll tell you my latest one that makes me laugh. Maybe you’ll get a kick out if it, too. Maybe this has happened to you… So a couple of weeks ago I got a call from a representative from a financial services company. Fairly well-known one. He had […]

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Mar
14

No Heavy Lifting

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  ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dana Susan Beasley, the creator of an online training program called Brand Identity Quest, helps Christian families create sizzling brands so they can build dazzling futures. A graphic artist, writer, and homeschooling mom to a special needs son, she is the owner of AngelArts, an arts agency and publishing house. It’s purpose […]

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Mar
02

The Solution to the Problem of Not Getting Noticed

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Getting noticed above the crowd for the home business owner can be very frustrating and cost much in profits, time, and money. And very often, home business owners run on thin margins and even non­existent marketing budgets. How can you get the word out about what you do when there is so much competition out […]

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Feb
16

Why You Need to Define Your Business

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The Bible says that without vision, my people perish. Now in your work at home business, why should it be any different? Because if you don’t understand what your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is, or what value you bring to your customers, your brand will suffer and your business could even fail. Even if you […]

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Feb
09

Self-Confidence & Your Brand

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Increasingly, I am becoming aware that there is a direct link between success and self-confidence. If you don’t believe in you, why would you believe in your brand, and why would anyone else believe in your brand? I also have found that self-confidence doesn’t cut it. What matters is God confidence! The more I trust […]

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Feb
02

Why Value Beats Cheap Every Time

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What do customers really want? Do they only want what’s cheap? If that were so, then why do consumers by iPhones? Why is Lexus a popular brand of car? Why do flat TVs exist that cost $5000 or more? Here’s the truth of the matter—value wins every time. So how do you communicate that about […]

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Jan
26

A Good Mindset – Essential to Your Branding Success

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What is the number one factor that will ensure your branding success? Is it your knowledge? Experience? How many people you know? Actually, the biggest factor is a positive mindset. Why? Without self-confidence, you will sabotage your work at home business every step of the way. As Napolean Hill says in Think and Grow Rich, […]

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Jan
19

How I was Changed by Entrepreneurialism

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Becoming an entrepreneur. When I embarked on this adventure over 14 years ago, I had no idea what was in store for me. Perhaps in the back of my mind I thought it would be easy. Just get a product out there and it will sell itself. I had the knowledge and experience, after all, […]

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Jan
12

7 Questions You Need to Ask BEFORE You Have a Logo Created

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Over and over again, I see the same story with business owners. They create a product or service and then as an afterthought put up a logo. Or they have somebody from Fiverr design the logo. And there is no analysis, no strategy. Just something that looks “cool” or “pretty.” I end up having to […]

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