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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

Your Target Demographic in Packaging

Your Target Demographic in Packaging

As we discussed in Custom is King in 2017!, the demand for customized products is on the rise. This means that brands are being required to niche in different demographics.   Knowing your target market The most successful small business owners understand that only a certain number of people will be interested in their product… Continue Reading

Habits vs. Resolutions: How to Grow Your Business in 2017

Habits vs. Resolutions: How to Grow Your Business in 2017

Now that the holiday festivities have wrapped up…it’s goal season for business owners! One of my New Year’s resolutions is to only do what’s essential. I tend to like new experiences, so I often find myself taking on too much. The risk in overloading yourself is that you often end up not doing anything well…so… Continue Reading

How to brand yourself as an expert using video?

Video best way to brand yourself as an expert. Reporters & Producers are busy and will use your videos. Tell the story of what your company is doing. Personalizing it. New broadcasters will take questions from their youtube videos. Most viewed videos are taking with phones. People are used to seeing short clips. Brand yourself… Continue Reading