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As a small business owner, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, underestimated, and silenced. I had the unique opportunity to attend the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Summit: The Big Power of Small Business on February 13th and 14th. Thousands of small business owners gathered in both Washington, DC and...

Employee engagement. It’s an awkward phrase like “ping him an email” or anything involving the word “moist.” That expression is dehumanizing and sounds like an obligation. I picture someone in upper management checking off “engaged with an employee today” on their to-do list. Creating a company culture that is inviting and engaging shouldn’t...

Metal prints are an excellent alternative framing solution. We created three 7' x 3', one 3' x 8', and one 2' x 3' metal panel prints with original Coyle fine art photography for a modern lobby in Baltimore, Maryland....

"Traditional" is not a word that is associated with Coyle's culture, especially when we're in giving mode. We don't write checks and disappear. When we donate to a non-profit, we're donating a service - not just a commodity. It's personal. ...

In business, it is too easy to assume that a person can do something because you see another person trying to do everything. For businesses with small budgets or internal teams, we know that getting value out of a pro is an essential part of doing business....

When John Coyle shoots a portrait, he yells sweet nothings like: “You’ve got the look.” “Oh yeah. I wish you were here earlier. You could’ve shown (Insert name here) a thing or two.” “Best. Smile. Ever!” “Keep that smile big. Keep that smile bright. There you go! You’re doing great!” “You look amazing!” John and I...

Building a personal brand can be tricky. There are some people that shamelessly promote themselves using personal branding as their vehicle. Others are masters at the craft and have cultivated their brand while establishing themselves as true experts. We asked Mary Lou for her tips on creating a personal brand....

Read this: “We’re shooting Grandma today. Our concern is that she may be too hot due to her white hair and skin tones. Close the barn doors and throw a grid on that. An over-exposed grandma will force us to burn her down later. Whoops – sorry grandma – didn’t mean...

In the summer, everyone has water on the brain in one form or another - oceans, lakes, pools, a hose (we aren't picky). We explore one of John's fine art inspirations: water....