Professional musician turned professional graphic designer, for the last 12 years I've been working with small business owners on the design & layout of their marketing materials.
your marketing efforts. Presenting your message to customers can be a challenge. Most business owners make the mistake of trying to "decorate" their marketing message. This is like adding "eye candy" (looks nice, but serves no function)... instead of "communicating" their marketing message, this is like adding "brain candy" (gets your potential customer "thinking" about what you have to offer them).
(Below are just some examples of my design & layout work):