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The Messages in Your Invoice

What Your Invoice Says About You I was catching up my books for year-end recently, filing through all sorts of invoices I’d received over past months. Many of the invoices made me chuckle. It seems that many small business owners have no clue how to make a respectable invoice. And the problem is, if your…

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10 Reasons Why You May Need to Re-brand 

What’s in a name? Shakespeare said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” but the truth is, brand names and their associated imagery does matter. Would you rather receive roses from “Budget Flowers” or from “Floral Passion”? One makes you think it’s worth more, that’s for sure. When it comes to your…

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Marketing to Youth

My 14-year-old daughter, Liz recently attended the well-hyped “We Day” event in Calgary this week. Liz had done extra loads of volunteering at school and written an eloquent essay in order to be chosen from her school to attend. So, when she got home on Monday, I asked her what she thought of it, expecting her…

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Pronouncing Brand Names

You say Ten-AY-toh, We Say Ten-AH-toh I was on Twitter this recently and ran across a gentleman with an extremely tricky-looking last name.   When I asked him how to pronounce it, it was actually quite simple.  Having a pet interest in word origins and words in general due to being in the branding biz, it…

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Trade Show Tips

10 Simple Marketing Tips for Improving your Performance at Trade Shows   I attended a wonderful trade show yesterday – the Calgary Motorcycle Show!  I had been looking forward to it for the past few weeks.  Winter has been really cold with far more snow than usual here in Calgary– and now that we have…

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