Design TLC, LLC provides custom website and graphic design services, with a focus on creating effective, clean and personal communication platforms for small businesses. Owner Tara Claeys combines her impressive marketing background with both design and website coding expertise to provide her East Coast clients the care and attention they want and need from a creative services professional.
Tara Claeys was no stranger to owning her own business. Before starting Design TLC in 2012, she ran a successful stationery and graphic design business for fifteen years. With a passion for creativity and an eye for design, Tara noticed that there was a need in her community to help small business owners create a brand that fit their identity and personality. With her growing website experience, she began working with local business owners creating custom websites, which allowed her clients to focus on their areas of expertise and manage their business more effectively. As word of mouth grew and business flourished, Tara expanded her services to meet her clients changing needs.
As her business grew, Tara became overwhelmed by the tediousness of keeping up with the accounting side of things. Since most of her clients pay by check, there was a lot of manual entry involved, which was often done incorrectly and took time away from providing services to her clients. In addition, her new maintenance service required a subscription, which necessitated collecting payments with credit cards instead of checks. Tara quickly realized she needed to hire a bookkeeper and turned to a trusted friend, Darla Gonson, who was able to help.