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Crème de Mint Honored as Top Packaging Design Company in 2021

Crème de Mint Honored as Top Packaging Design Company in 2021

Crème de Mint is honored to be named one of the Top Packaging Design Companies in 2021 by Superbcompanies.  Superbcompanies is a research portal that ranks companies in categories including design, marketing, advertising, and more. They value packaging design as the most important factor in growing a successful business and helping products fly off the… Continue Reading

How to Simplify the Budget Process and Determine the Startup Costs for Your Product Business

How to Simplify the Budget Process and Determine the Startup Costs for Your Product Business

One of the most important things to think about when starting your business is your budget. Your goal is to make money, and your budget affects every business decision you make. When working out your budget, you need to make sure you have the capital to cover everything you need to get your product business… Continue Reading

Social Media Marketing Tips for Your Product Business: From Mindset to Content

Social Media Marketing Tips for Your Product Business: From Mindset to Content

For product businesses, social media marketing is key. It’s one of the best ways to develop a following, attract new leads, and build relationships with customers and influencers. When using social media, you want to focus on the right mindset and make sure that you are putting out content that works well for the platform.… Continue Reading

How to Develop an Online Marketing Strategy for Your Product Business

How to Develop an Online Marketing Strategy for Your Product Business

Many new business owners are overwhelmed by the thought of online marketing, and it’s easy to see why. There’s a lot of information out there, and you don’t know where to start. But once you’ve launched your product business, creating an online marketing strategy is highly beneficial. It’s one of the fastest and easiest ways… Continue Reading

The Future of Packaging: 5 Packaging Design Trends to Embrace

The Future of Packaging: 5 Packaging Design Trends to Embrace

Packaging is an important element for any product business. It’s the first thing many customers will see, it establishes the kind of company you want to be, and it’s an effective way to market your product. But as society changes, so do consumer expectations, and packaging has to adapt to meet their desires.  Over time,… Continue Reading

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

How to easily build a beautiful website for your product or service

How to easily build a beautiful website for your product or service

The days are over for waiting for your web designer to finish your website. I’m not here to talk you out of hiring me, but I understand the cost of paying a designer to build your website can be too high when you’re just starting out. There are so many tools out there to help… Continue Reading