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  1. In the Age of Social Media Self-Promotion, Do Creatives Still Need Personal Websites?

    “You have freedom and control with your website. It stands out far more than a 3 x 3 grid of expandable pictures.” Professionals in the design industry discuss the pros and cons of a website in the age of Instagram.

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  2. Animalcouriers

    “We were pleased to have little canary Paris onboard for company during the journey from the UK to Greece.” Don’t want to leave your best friend behind? Animalcouriers can move your animals worldwide by air and by road through Europe — and keep you up to date on their travels on their blog!

    Animals
  3. How to Build a Newsletter List

    “A newsletter is the single greatest asset you can build for yourself that pushes you to commit to the long-haul.” In this toolkit on the Own Your Content site, learn the benefits of building your own email list and explore resources to help you get started.

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  4. How to Make a Proper Introduction for a Collaboration

    At Own Your Content, you’ll find advice from influencers across various topics. This toolkit offers tips from Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge, and others on how to craft thoughtful emails that can lead to creative collaborations.

    Business
  5. On Making Your Business Better, Not Bigger

    “I think we just have to be honest and get over our penchant towards not wanting to brag a little.” In an interview with Paul Jun as part of the Own Your Content campaign, Paul Jarvis discusses About pages, keeping your business small, and the importance of an online space that we own.

    Business
  6. What We Want to Do Is Have a Table Where Everybody Is Invited

    Hajj Flemings, founder of Rebrand Cities, aims to get thousands of small businesses online. Here, he shares insights he’s collected while talking to business owners across the U.S.

    Business
  7. I’m Not the Hero. I’m Just a Piece of This Puzzle.

    “I thought, why can’t I just go on the internet and buy coffee from farmers?” In this interview with co-founder Thaleon Tremain, learn how Pachamama Coffee connects growers directly with customers in the U.S.

    Business
  8. I Inspire Women to Keep Wearing — and Doing — What They Love

    “When I was pregnant with my fourth child, Maely, I just wanted to keep wearing my jeans.” Holly Kjar discusses the product she created for pregnant women, the Maeband, and the growth of her business and online community.

    Business
  9. I Have a Passion for Creating Things that Have Value for Other People

    “Spelling really taught me time management and work ethic.” Cole Shafer‑Ray of The Spelling Champ turned his knack for words into an online consulting business.

    Business
  10. I Want to Make Sure It Stays What It Is: A Kind, Safe Space

    “It’s very intimidating, and it’s predominantly men in the business, even though you’re starting to see a lot more women in breweries.” Kate Christensen couldn’t find an online space to connect with other women who like craft beer — so she created one: Beer&Body Craft Beer Girls.

    Business
  11. We Knew that We Could Start from the Bottom and Build It Up

    “One early challenge we had is us being young black women: I feel like a lot of people didn’t take us as seriously as they should have.” Melissa Roche talks about her NYC hair salon, NappStar — a business she runs with her sister Annette.

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  12. John Wayne Gacy and the Birth of the Murderabilia Industry

    “Some people collect out of historical interest, some see it as a natural extension of their interest in true crime, while others may see it as a way of keeping controversial artifacts out of the public eye. And, of course, some collectors just get a kick out of owning something attached to a dark history.”

    Art
  13. Inside the “Fake, Fantastical” World of Zumba

    At Quartz, Amy X. Wang returns from a week at a major Zumba convention with an entertaining, critical account of the dance-fitness fad’s origins and its current popularity.

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  14. The Elements of Bureaucratic Style

    Colin Dickey examines the syntax and bureaucratic voice in an email from United CEO Oscar Munoz: “Munoz employs the passive voice at key moments to make it clear that there are no other actors in this drama other than Dao.”

    Business
  15. The Story of Heady Topper, America’s Most Loved Craft Beer

    How a difficult-to-obtain American double IPA brewed in a small town in Vermont developed a worldwide cult following, with beer fans traveling hundreds of miles just to get a taste.

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