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Problems, Personas, and Profits: How to Find the Right Niche for Your Product Business

Problems, Personas, and Profits: How to Find the Right Niche for Your Product Business

When you launch a product business, it can be tempting to not choose a definitive niche. You might think you don’t want to limit yourself, opting instead to appeal to as many people as possible. But the truth is that without a specific niche, you are likely to struggle when you’re starting out. Your niche… Continue Reading

Acquiring a Trademark for Your Product Business: The 6 Step Process to Protect Your Brand Identity

Acquiring a Trademark for Your Product Business: The 6 Step Process to Protect Your Brand Identity

(Please note: I am not an attorney. What I am about to share is what I have learned through my experience in trademarking brands as a designer and business owner.) As you establish your product business, you might wonder if you need to secure trademarks for your assets.  Trademarking is a big decision for your… Continue Reading

Exiting Your Product Business: How and Why to Make a Shutdown Plan Before You Launch

Exiting Your Product Business: How and Why to Make a Shutdown Plan Before You Launch

If you’re launching a product business, the last thing you want to think about is what happens if you fail. But part of starting a business is planning ahead for all contingencies—including exiting your business. Somewhere down the line, you might come to the point where your business is no longer growing or bringing in… Continue Reading

Awarded Top Package Design Company in 2020

Awarded Top Package Design Company in 2020

Awarded Top Package Design Worldwide “We are honored to be chosen as a global leader in branding and packaging design and receive the prestigious award of Clutch Global Leader in 2020.” – Lauren Casgren-Tindall, Owner & Principal Every year, Clutch announces their Leader Awards, a list of the highest-ranking companies on their site according to geographic… Continue Reading

Top 7 steps to identify the right beauty business for you

Top 7 steps to identify the right beauty business for you

Your passions and purpose, unique skills and talents, values, experiences, and perspectives are all sources to draw from in order to create a unique and profitable niche for your beauty business. However, with so many different components to consider, identifying the proper business steps can get a bit confusing. Here, we explore each of these… Continue Reading

The “New Normal” is Permanent: How COVID is Shifting Consumer Behaviors, Now and Forever

The "New Normal" is Permanent: How COVID is Shifting Consumer Behaviors, Now and Forever

  When the global pandemic hit, many industries saw disruption. Our society experienced major changes in every aspect of our lives, from work to shopping to social interaction. Months later, we’ve entered into a “new normal.” But is the new normal here to stay? As we get used to the changes we’ve experienced and adjust… Continue Reading

Which Printing Process Should You Choose? The Pros and Cons of 5 Options For Your Packaging

Which Printing Process Should You Choose? The Pros and Cons of 5 Options For Your Packaging

Creating a design and package for your food and beauty profit is a complex process, full of choices. Even after you come up with the perfect design and packaging, you have one final, crucial decision to make—what printing process to use?  Printing processes range in price and technique, and it can be overwhelming to decide… Continue Reading

The Importance of Email Marketing in 2020 and Beyond (Plus Our Tips for How to Do it Right)

The Importance of Email Marketing in 2020 and Beyond (Plus Our Tips for How to Do it Right)

There’s no doubt that 2020 marks a big shift in product businesses. COVID-19 brought many changes to the way people shop. People are online now more than ever. Even industries that thrived off of in-store purchases are shifting to a heavier online presence, and e-commerce is booming. If you run a product business, focusing on… Continue Reading

The Truth About Color and Language: How Our Words Shape the Way We See

The Truth About Color and Language: How Our Words Shape the Way We See

If you ever joined in the great internet debate of the white/gold vs black/blue dress, you might have found yourself in disbelief that anybody could see the picture differently than you. After all, seeing is believing. If we can’t trust our own eyes, what can we trust?  But it turns out that the way we… Continue Reading