If you haven't already, I highly encourage you to check this site out, dropbox.com. If you have projects that requires a big file to send to your clients, then I would definitely look in to dropbox. Not only is it a great file sharing application, but it syncs to all the shared computers and devices from literally anywhere. Plus, by signing up you automatically get 2 gigs. You don't have to carry around USB sticks anymore. What are you waiting for! Go see for yourself.
I came across an article that gives you great tips in creating an effective brochure.
There are 12 things to keep in mind when creating an effective brochure
1. Decide on a concept, theme and structure.
2. Be unique and creative (Very important part in creating an effective brochure, need to push yourself)
3. Know the print size.
4. Use print bleed.
5. Use high resolution.
6. Usage of fonts. (Choose a typeface that would fit the purpose of the brochure and the company)
7. Use headlines, bullet points, charts and images.
8. Include a call to action.
9. Make attention-grabbing designs.
10. Make an interesting cover.
11. Use the correct paper.
12. Make it worth keeping.
To get further details, click on the link below
It is absolutely great to come across sites that offer free stock images. Cost wise, silhouette is much cheaper than buying stock images and or vector based illustrations. If you used silhouette in a right way when designing, it can make your design look way cool and stand out. Here are some of the few sites that I have come across that might be helpful in using them in your designs and or presentations.
http://www.123rf.com/search.php?word=silhouette&&searchopts=&itemsperpage=60 (this is another stock site image I came across that is also reasonably priced.)