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Inside+Out Designs: Creating Affordable Access to Interior Design

Inside+Out Designs: Creating Affordable Access to Interior Design

How do you test whether you have a great business concept? Focus groups, surveys, pilot projects? How about discovering that your friendly acquaintance and fellow designer has been mulling over the same bright idea for an interior design business? And for exactly the same length of time—six years? “It was way too serendipitous,” says Carla … Continued

Sea Change Brewing: Embracing Change in Edmonton’s Craft Brewery Scene with Unstoppable Creativity

Sea Change Brewing: Embracing Change in Edmonton’s Craft Brewery Scene with Unstoppable Creativity

Sea Change Brewing Co.’s founders have definitely experienced profound changes together. As a group of friends participating in Edmonton’s perennially booming independent music scene in the aughts, they probably wouldn’t have predicted a shared entrepreneurial future. But Ian McIntosh made a series of life-changing decisions three years ago and took his friends along for the … Continued

Stretch Wrap: Everything You Need to Know

Stretch Wrap: Everything You Need to Know

Will your business operations involve securing pallets, storing rolled items, or moving large objects? If so, you’re about to become well-versed in the world of stretch wrap. Hopefully, this post gives you the vocabulary to start exploring what you need with a packaging specialist. After all, knowing what you need means the difference between protecting … Continued

Megapro Tools Case Study: Fulfilling their First Costco Order

Megapro Tools Case Study: Fulfilling their First Costco Order

It’s every manufacturer’s dream: that call from Costco, suggesting a pilot project to test carrying your products. For Megapro Tools, manufacturers of the one and only fifteen-in-one multi-bit ratcheting screwdriver, this banner day was a long time in the making. And once it came, “it took a tremendous amount of planning, coordinating, and troubleshooting to … Continued

Duchess Cosmo Case Study: Premium in Pink

Duchess Cosmo Case Study: Premium in Pink

Cosmo fans know: when you’re craving that iconic pink and bubbly drink, nothing else will do. And why shouldn’t you be able to indulge at any given moment—even, say, during an international flight? That was Olivia Lovenmark’s thinking at least. On a flight home to Vancouver from New York, she figured, “Somebody should bottle cosmopolitans.” … Continued

Digital or Flexographic? Questions to Answer Before Your Next Printing Job

Digital or Flexographic? Questions to Answer Before Your Next Printing Job

When you’ve got a new product to label or package, choosing the best printing method for your particular needs can take some careful thought and deliberation. Especially if you’re new to the manufacturing, labels, and packaging game. Typically, you’re going to have to decide between digital or flexographic printing. So…what choice best suits your packaging … Continued

GLBC Announces ISO9001 Certification for Label Division

GLBC Announces ISO9001 Certification for Label Division

RICHMOND, B.C., December 14, 2020 — Great Little Box Company/ Ideon Packaging (GLBC) Label Division was audited by SAI Global, a leading global management system Certification Body, and were presented with their ISO9001 certificate in October 2020. ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard and helps organizations to meet the expectations … Continued

Routine Case Study: Collaborating With Taryn Toomey Means Guarding Brand Integrity

Routine Case Study: Collaborating With Taryn Toomey Means Guarding Brand Integrity

If you don’t know Routine Natural Goods yet, chances are you will soon. This Calgary-based natural deodorant company, founded by self-declared “formerly smelly sisters” Pippa and Neige Blair, is having a bit of a moment. A collaboration-with-Taryn-Toomey-of-The-Class-sized moment, to be precise. Indeed, to be trusted as makers of the official The Class Deodorant is no … Continued