Tag Archives: small business

HAMMS Event: A Minnesota event you should not miss

If you are someone who likes to shop local and support small business, then I have the event for you. Held in the former Hamm’s Brewery shipping dock on the East side of Saint Paul, Minnesota, this event will house a number of pop-up stores offering a one-of-a-kind collection of unique gifts and artwork. Here is just a sampling of what you will find: jewelry, apparel, cosmetics, pet products and cool home accessories. Not only do you get to shop, but you’ll get to meet the newest Minnesota small business makers while enjoying food trucks and local brew.​

A Minnesota Market with a Twist! http://www.hammsevent.com/ — May 3rd, 2014 #HAMMS2014

General Information
Located at the former Hamms brewery shipping docks in the Everest Building.
Saturday, May 3rd 2014
10 AM – 4 PM.
Cost = $10 (buy tickets here)
Free parking.

I will be giving away  pair of tickets on the Duck Duck Gray Duck Facebook page in the coming weeks, so Like us today so you don’t miss your chance. 

Liquor store sign

Sometimes the best advertising, is the sign on your building. Spotted in Medford, MA. Here are some other great examples of outdoor advertising and ingenious billboards.

Liquor store sign
(via The High Definite)

An open letter to small businesses trying to pick a typeface

I hate the font Copperplate Gothic. I am not alone. Here are some examples of its overuse in society. CPG and Comic Sans need to ride off into the sunset.

An open letter to small businesses trying to pick a typeface. Please DON'T use this font. Ever.

QR codes made easy

Quick Response (QR) codes are the latest rage in consumer marketing and mobile technology. Smartphones will soon be ubiquitous and my prediction is that these codes will be too.  

Duck Duck Gray Duck QR Code

Scan this to bookmark this blog on your phone or follow me on Twitter!

It’s a unique and engaging way to interact with your customers or social network. Generate and place QR codes on your business cards, company brochure, packaging label, in-store sign, direct mail, bumper sticker, or even a T-shirt.

They are great for to directing viewers to a particular how-to video, let them check in your venue on Google places or Foursquare, get them to follow you on Twitter and Facebook, or point them to a mobile website to get a coupon offer.

Try it out using some of these sites: http://jumpscan.com/ and http://www.likify.net and http://qrcode.kaywa.com/

Scan my code above to bookmark this blog on your phone, or follow me on Twitter.

It is easier than ever to create a code for your small business, Facebook group, or even your personal brand.