If you run a small business, you are probably run you off your feet. And, that’s especially true during hard times.
In British Columbia, the majority of businesses are small — mom and pop shops of fewer than 50 people and micro-businesses, which have five or fewer employees. These businesses fight for survival during lean times and juggle cash-flow problems and expenses during the good times.
Either way, small business owners have to work hard to make it, especially when they don’t have deep pockets to begin with. However, there are ways to survive and even thrive. The key is focusing on what you can control.
So, rather than feel demoralized when hearing about the difficulties small businesses face, turn your attention to the aspects of your operation that you can change.
For example, contain costs by eliminating or reducing expenses. But do it strategically. Be sure your cost reductions…
User Experience (UX) – It is a user’s thought and feelings about using a system, product, or service. This human-computer interaction impacts a user’s perception of the system or device. Aside from practicality, User Experience stresses on the experiential, meaningful, and affective aspects of the system.
Here’s a clever explanation from Vitamin Tusing cerealto demonstrate the distinctions:
Why is it important to distinguish the difference between UI and UX?
It’s common to have UI and UX people on the same project, so it is important to distinguish the roles and to be clear which responsibility each of them would have. If you want the two master professionals contributing their individual expertise to the end result, then you need to beware the different specializations of the two. Overall, understanding the distinctions between UI and UX is essential to establish a foundation for a more successful final product.
Dancers + camera + kaleidoscope = this infinitely gorgeous short video. (Watch in 1080p fullscreen if you can.) It’s made for TEDxSummit, an unprecedented gathering of TEDx organizers from around the world. The video celebrates “the power of x” to multiply great ideas.
It’s the time to celebrate the wonders of our planet. Just take a moment and appreciate the amazing things going on around us on the Earth.
Do you know that April 22 is chosen to be the Earth Day because it is the first official day of Spring in the Northern hemisphere and of Fall in the Southern hemisphere? In fact, after Christmas and Halloween, Earth Day is the 3rd largest celebrated holiday.
A passionate landscape photographer from Norway released a unique footage online of the northern lights and the Milky Way. Within 6 hours of the release, more than 20,000 people had shared the video with their friends. Check it out on the Wall Street Journal: Earth Day: Rare Views of the Night Sky
“Throw a dart at a globe and chances are you will hit a country where Chupa Chups is selling lollipops”
This simply shows how famous and ubiquitous the brand is across the globe!
Chupa Chups has always been one of the most popular sweets to a child. Even to an adult, it is still an ‘innocent pleasure’. Now we all know this lollipop named “chupachús”, but do you know that its daisy logo was created by the world’s famous Spanish Surrealist painter, Salvador Dali?
This eye-catching logo has not been changed since it was first created in 1969. Surprisingly, Salvador Dali managed to design this logo while working for only an hour at a pavement café! Dali was also the one who suggested the logo be placed on the top so that it could always been seen intact.
A unique and well-design company logo is the first step to achieve brand recognition and get people remember your brand! It shows what your company is about and helps you establish the identity and image of your company. A company logo is a crucial branding tool and a great sales tactic by itself. Promote your business with the right logo!
Now it’s your turn to give us feedback about the new logo of WittyCookie! What do you think? Which one you like better? Feel free to leave your comments here.
WittyCookie’s Previous Logo WittyCookie’s New Logo
Chris Farnsworth, a shepherd from Wiltshire, England, turns his sheep herding experience into a great business idea – an unconventional team building course! This course brings groups of people together and teaches them how to effectively communicate with each other and work in a team to generate the best result. More than that, participants will learn about themselves and how to be an inspiration to others in the team.
This alternative way of team building has been a great hit among local business professionals. Most importantly, this course helps participants to discover their own strengths and have them realized and combined in the team. What can be better than learning and having fun at the same time?!
The beauty of typography goes beyond mere aesthetics; it facilitates the communication between you and your audience. Although it is important for web designers to understand the basic discipline behind the application of typography, having flashy presentations and layouts may get you nowhere. The key is to integrate your design with valuable information and good content!
What do you think of the typographical elements used in this print ads of Coca-Cola? Watch a creative video on WittyCookie’s Facebook.