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Check Out How Stickers Have Helped These Small Businesses

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So you have a business, and you'd like to make sure people know you have a business. After all, that's probably the main reason you struck out on your own, right? To get enough customers so you have a thriving enterprise.

There are so many marketing tactics you can try, some more expensive than others and with various degrees of effectiveness, so we've made the decision simple and are showcasing case studies from some successful small businesses that have used custom stickers to make it big.

Southern California Motorcycle Association and their stickers have made marketing simple and relevant

When the Southern California Motorcycle Association wanted to advertise their exclusive USA Four Corners ride, they turned to sticker marketing to get the job done.  At the end of each race, those who had completed the competition and had their entry recorded were given a sticker of completion. Those stickers indicated to fellow riders you had the soul, grit and tough endurance to ride for sport, and quickly became the most sought-after recognition SCMA has ever had.

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WordCamps are the number one place to for everything WordPress, and also the best place to see new brands and businesses showcased via laptop stickers. 9seeds was formed to help small businesses and bloggers get the most out of the WordPress platform, and founder John Hawkins was often a keynote speaker at the Camps.

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When his company officially launched in 2009, Hawkins had stickers made for customers and clients. He started to see them show up on laptop cases at WordCamps, and realized what a large, untapped market he could take by storm; his strategy became business card + sticker, and helped his business boom.

Custom stickers can be used for a number of things, and using them for marketing is just one creative way to gain a great reputation. Do you want to see your small business skyrocket to the top? Click here to get your own awesome stickers!

Ginger’s Popcorn Makes Every Day a Poppin’ Good Time!

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Oh, popcorn! How you make us happy, especially during movie nights. Or as a low-calorie snack before lunch. And we’re quite enamored with your reputation as being little kernels of crunchy delight. Okay, so we just all-around love popcorn and there’s no better treat than Ginger’s Popcorn when you want good-for-you munchies.

Headquartered in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and loaded with Southern charm, Ginger’s Popcorn can brag that their kernels are hot-air popped, contain zero grams of trans fat and are made with non-GMO corn, a breath of fresh air for the health-conscious among us. The flavor combinations are unique, too, and possibly something you’ve never experienced before like caramel apple, peanut butter chocolate, triple nut caramel and cheesy cheese. Each flavor comes in 2 gallon, 3.5 gallon or 5 gallon tins - no small portions in sight. Awesome!

Ginger’s Popcorn recently launched their new website and also have a sweet sticker to go along with their crunchy personality. It’s bright and colorful, featuring their cute logo with air-popped pieces taking center stage in the word “popcorn.” What a super cute way to engage customers and pique their interest!

Are you ready to break out the fun with your own set of stickers? Click here for more information on how we can help!

 

Impact Hub Boulder Has an Open Book Frame of Mind

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Open Book Management is a unique business strategy that was born out of simple frustration in 1983 as the CEO of SRC Holdings - an engine factory in Springfield, Missouri - was trying to find a way to save 119 jobs from getting cut and revive a failing division of International Harvester (which is now known as Navistar International Corporation). As a last resort, he opened up the finance books and shared the figures with his employees, showing them how they could affect the numbers by teaching them the rules of business. It was a completely new strategy and it worked, allowing the company to turn around and start being profitable once more.

That simple idea of managing a company like an open book took off and spread like wildfire, and Jack Stack's approach was eventually called The Great Game of Business, a way to minimize the gap between managers and employees in any business. Impact Hub Boulder provides the workspace, programming and networking involved to host events for a number of industries, and StickerGiant is proud to teach a three-part course on Open Book Management, something we practice each and every day.

The goal of this workshop is to "guide you through the creation of your own easy-to-understand business management and KPI (key performance indicator) tracking structure." Our CEO and other staff members will be on-hand to present these three great sessions:

  • 10/7 - Never Lose Sleep Over Your Finances

  • 10/14Key Performance Indicators 

  • 10/21 - Weekly Reporting and More


Impact Hub Boulder has a great sticker that represents what they're all about with an old-school throwback to the days of Vanilla Ice - stop, collaborate and listen. These are the hallmarks of not only a great presentation but the foundation of successful businesses everywhere and they've got the sticker to prove it.

Want to join us for a great course in being awesome at work? Make sure you get your tickets now before they're all gone. Ready to make an impact of your own with cool stickers? Click here to get started!

 

Business is Booming at Startup Weekend Charleston

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If you have just started a business or are seriously considering the possibility, you're in luck. Startup Weekend Charleston is heading your way September 12-14 at the Lowcountry Tech Academy, centrally located in the heart of downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

Not familiar with the concept of a Startup Weekend? No problem! According to the official website, it's "a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities." In other words, a dedicated time to launch startups, form new ideas and learn new information to help you in your business endeavors. 

Startup Weekend Charleston starts on Friday night with an open mic event where guests put their best ideas out there and encourage others to join their team. From there, Saturday and Sunday has teams developing product ideas, focusing on customer development and making a basic prototype to be discussed in an open environment. The event is made possible with grants from the Kauffman Foundation, an operation dedicated to the education and entrepreneurship of individuals across the country. 

 Do you see the cute little bubbles in the beaker on the sticker? Those are thoughts and ideas brewing, just waiting to burst out into the open. What an accurate representation of the event itself! A black-and-white color scheme keeps the sticker simple, but really - who needs a lot of splash when there are better things to focus on? 

Ready to get your game on? Register now for the event to save your spot. Ready to get your sticker moves on? Click here to see how we can help!

 

 

No One Knows Caramel Quite Like Hellimae's

 

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Let's not mince words here - caramels are delicious. Eat them on their own, add them to your baking or drizzle them over apples to make an otherwise healthy food just a bit more tasty (calorie count aside).  Don't let the little size fool you, though. Caramels pack a bodacious amount of flavor and are a wonderful way to treat yourself when you deserve it. Which is all the time, because you're awesome.

Helliemae's Salt Caramels is a funky Colorado company that goes crazy when it comes to new flavor combinations for their deliciously delightful handcrafted caramels, which is good news for customers. For the last four years, Helliemae's has been churning out candy treats with additions of sea salt, coffee, cardamom and (boozehounds rejoice!) a variety of liquors such as whiskey and bourbon for a definite adult feel that's often missing from the candy section at your local grocery store.

Helliemae's went with a delightfully charming sticker to offset the bold, brazen flavors that melt in your mouth. It might drive customer's a little crazy to have a sticker just as loud as the candy, after all. This sticker is small and sweet - what does that remind you of? Why, caramels, of course! It reminds you that you're in good hands, and brings a smile to your face when you see it (and when you eat the caramel).

If your mouth isn't watering by now, you should check to see if you're still alive and then order some of your own. Hellimae's ships directly from her kitchen to your hands anywhere in the United States, or you can find these specialty items in retailers across the country.

Check out this video of the owner showing her stuff, then click here to see how you can get a sweet batch of stickers for yourself.

Move Over, Batman - There’s a New Superhero in Town!

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You hear a rumble starting down low, getting louder with each passing moment. There’s a bright flash of light in the sky - is that … could it be … ? No, it’s definitely not Batman creeping around the forest. That distinct engine roar and bright headlight beam can only belong to a Land Cruiser, and Gotham City has a club just for people that go crazy over these durable vehicles.

Gotham City Land Cruisers is an enthusiast club out of the Gotham City area of New York and welcomes members from all states, not just those in the Northeast. They specialize in the running of not only this sweet Cruiser, but 4-Runners and other 4x4 vehicles with power. Since they’re big on family and have a large heart, GCLC also welcomes those that have no interest in the Toyota brand itself but love 4x4 activities.

Interested? You should be! Just take a look at their awesomely simple sticker logo, something that cries out “we've arrived!” with the understated grace Bruce Wayne would admire. Seeing one of this custom-made stickers out and about sets your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping because you know you've encountered another member in an exclusive club like no other.

Have a club you’d like sticker made for? We can help with that! Click here to get started and see how StickerGiant can help you turn your dreams into a reality.