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How to Recycle Your Packaging (And Other Materials) the Right Way

How to Recycle Your Packaging (And Other Materials) the Right Way

As climate scientists around the globe continue to provide warnings of the grim outlook humanity may be facing over the coming decades, it is important that anyone who has the means to help improve environmental outcomes do their part in reducing our impact on the Earth. One of the easiest ways to have a positive effect on climate change as an individual is to make use of your local government or municipality’s recycling system. While in recent years, the practice…

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How to Gain an Instagram Following for your Business

How to Gain an Instagram Following for your Business

Since the development of the internet, advertising has changed dramatically in many different ways. Instead of trying to reach as many people as possible, marketing has become a process of refining and perfecting a selection of which individuals receive certain advertisements in order to maximize the amount of revenue per dollar spent. Advertising is now personal, customizable, and heavily data driven. One of the most important new forms of marketing in the internet age for businesses is the use of…

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Staying Connected with your Customers During COVID-19

Staying Connected with your Customers During COVID-19

We are now into the summer of 2020, and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow both globally and in the United States. Depending on which state you’re in, restrictions on certain businesses have varied, with some lockdowns persisting much longer and restrictions much tighter than others. Regardless of where you live, if you’re a business owner that depends on everyday storefront transactions and interaction with customers, you may be struggling to find ways to keep your company afloat. Many small…

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Small Business Guide to COVID-19

Small Business Guide to COVID-19

The pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 across the world has caused huge economic effects in many industries. Among some of the hardest hit industries at this time are traditional brick and mortar retailers. Businesses that have relied on in-store sales up until this point are being suddenly forced to close their doors for an undetermined amount of time. For those who already have e-commerce set up, this may not be a huge change to your business other than ensuring that your…

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How to Grow Your Business in 2020

How to Grow Your Business in 2020

Whether it was improvements in technology, tax reforms, or consumer preferences, the United States business environment underwent numerous important transformations in 2019. U.S. GDP maintained a growth rate of at least 2% in three of four recorded quarters, and despite an ongoing trade war, most notably with China, 2020 is shaping up to be a productive year for businesses on a national scale. While there are certain aspects of a business that inherently limit or facilitate its expansion, there are…

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Brick & Mortar Retail: What Does the Future Have In Store?

Brick & Mortar Retail: What Does the Future Have In Store?

You may have recently seen some alarming articles and reports about the future of retail, but the real takeaway is that we are seeing a fundamental shift in how retail works. E-commerce, millennials, smart-shopping, bankruptcy, Amazon. All words you have probably seen and heard attributed to the decline in brick and mortar retail success. Retail has had a shaky landscape the past few years, with a drastic rise in e-commerce sales and ultra-fast shipping services. Many large retailers are now…

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How to Handle The Retail Holiday Season Like a Pro

How to Handle The Retail Holiday Season Like a Pro

Many businesses get excited for the holiday season, because it always marks an increase in sales brought on by holiday gift shopping! Sometimes businesses get overwhelmed during this season, and end up scrambling to get things back in order. The key to having a successful holiday retail season is to plan ahead and be prepared. Here are some simple tips for accomplishing your holiday retail goals! Plan Your Promotions The holiday season is a great time to get creative with…

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5 Tips for Photographing your Products and Packaging

5 Tips for Photographing your Products and Packaging

Take professional looking photographs for your website, social media, and promotional campaigns with these simple tips. If your business has an online presence, whether it’s a website, a blog, or social media pages, your photography is an important aspect of your brand image. Taking stunning photos of your products and packaging can spark consumer interest and can help promote your brand organically. 1.  Use A Quality Camera But it doesn’t have to be expensive! Nowadays almost every camera you can…

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Packaging Inventions We Are Thankful For

Packaging Inventions We Are Thankful For

In the spirit of thanksgiving and the holiday season, we wanted to share some of the packaging inventions that we are thankful for. Innovations in packaging and technology have improved and propelled our business, and we want to share why they are significant. The Paper Shopping Bag You may remember our previous Blog Post about the evolution and history of the shopping bag. It’s true that the invention of the simple shopping bag has completely revolutionized the world of retail and brand…

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Plastic Bag Bans Update

Plastic Bag Bans Update

About a year ago, Hawaii passed an initiative to ban the use of single-use plastic bags from retail stores for a “greener” existence. Hawaii, being the only state to do a state-wide ban, is setting an example for the rest of its fellow states. California is next in-line for these single-use plastic bags getting banned. However the entire state didn’t ban them, Los Angeles has become the biggest city in the entire country to ban free plastic bags in retail…

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