Great Cafe Design

Original Steam Punk Cafe in Cape Town South Africa

Truth Coffee

Small Business

I recently discovered this fantastic Cafe call Truth.Coffee. The idea was  developed and run by Jose Vilandy, David Donde and Richard Kellond. Together they created a steam punk cafe that also manufactures quality coffee beans and offer services in training to brew the coffee.

 

What caught my eye about this Cafe is that the theme is steam punk:P I honestly have never seen anything like this. In Canada or America this would be a really big hit! Here are some photos of their business location and design:

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For more information on the Truth.Coffee business visit their website at: www.truthcoffee.com

 

 Thanks for reading!

Katie Raspberry Creative Business Blog 

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Food rates

Food Rates: Canada vs. USA

American food portions and rates

Being a native Canada I am continuously comparing the differences between Canada and the States.
Considering how we are not far apart you wouldn’t think they would have so many differences.After recently traveling to Boston  I noticed a number of obvious differences in the American culture. However, there was one thing that boggled me and that is the HUGE difference in food pricing and portions. That being said, I sadly have a candy addiction and  wanted to purchase some during my trip to satisfy my cravings. I went to the CVS in Boston and I was in pure heaven – A package of nerds three time the size Canada sold was the exact same price at $1.69/box.

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American Portion
Canadian Portion
Canadian Portion

I went to many restaurants and the portions were so big I was able to get takeouts for a second meal, two in one! It made me wonder how it was possible to have food and products not just with much larger portions but also generally a lot cheaper . Boston and New York have extremely expensive real estate rates so I couldn’t help but wonder how it was possible that the restaurants could stay open while providing  larger portions at cheaper prices and still be able to afford the ridiculously overly priced commercial rental rates.

I believe it is the same reason we always end up sick in cheap resort vacations like Cuba or Cancun; Because the food standards are different – American food production companies can produce their foods with a cheaper method as well as different ingredients. When you have McDonalds in the states it tastes completely different( much worse in my opinion).It always blew my mind because within ever country there is a different standard for the quality which effects taste and health. Another reason for the cheaper prices is perhaps the fact that Canada doesn’t want their residents eating too much junk so they hike up the prices. Many of the junk products in the U.S are not allowed to be sold in Canada such as the SUPER SIZED soda drinks they have (see diagram below)..

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AP_Sugary_Drinks-x-largeDoes anyone have any contribution to the reason of the price differences? What are you
thoughts on the low food standards in some countries?

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Lots of Love

Katie Raspberry | Creative Business Blog  – Follow us on Instagram: katierasp

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Tea Vs Coffee

Fun Fact Video: Tea Time

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Photo credit: http://noliesradio.org/archives/60479

Why you should replace coffee with herbal teas:  http://youtu.be/A3xjL0z0pJE

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Lots of Love

Katie Raspberry | Creative Business Blog  – Follow us on Instagram: katierasp

Sponsored by:
Attorney Sebastien Dube |  Montreal Lawyer

Avocat Sebastien Dube |  Avocat Montreal

Event Planning

Business Event Planning

Event Planning Business

LIDER Marketing is now doing event planning for small businesses! Planning events is a tough job and you are probably already business with the other billion things going on in your life. Subscribe to see some brilliant event planning ideas that will blow your guests/attendees minds!

For more information email Katie at katiesinare@icloud.com

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Lots of Love

Katie Raspberry | Creative Business Blog  – Follow us on Instagram: katierasp

Sponsored by:
Attorney Sebastien Dube |  Montreal Lawyer

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Starting a small business

Start Your Business & Be Your Own

Start a Business

Many have noticed rising problems developing within our society and I particularly notice a number in on our economy. Our economy is being run by wealthiest and most impersonal corporations. Many see this as  a large problem considering these corporations are driven mostly by what will bring them back a solid ROI and by ROI their sole interest always ends up being money. Many of them are unaware or lack the required knowledge of what our other systems need in order for them to continue functioning properly for example: social economy, nature & earth, population growth, and etc.

The general population works for money and generally do not work in industries that connect to their passions. Originality is slowly becoming more and more commercialized and scarce. The average working class person need to stop being employed by large corporations and companies and start employing themselves. In many cases, employees are like toothbrushes to corporations; They use them until they’re worn out or not reaching expectations anymore. By opening up your eyes you will be capable of employing yourself. If you do, you will be contributing to a stronger and more powerful community/state or province/ country. Freedom lies within making decisions and building your schedules, plans, and image not to mention your sales will also be 100% your own and not only %2 – %20. In many cases, owning your own business is a much more secure future and a prosperous investment.  It is generally a much wiser contribution to your family’s future. It is definitely more brilliant than the a few thousand dollars your employer gave you tucked away in a savings account.

Having a large social circle and network has given me insight into people who are investing so much of their time into their boss’s dreams while hardly making enough time for their own aspirations . It’s all for money and a falsely ”earned” security. They are dependant on money and their consumer lifestyles they’ve lived for years; My theory is they believe all  things money can buy will bring them happiness which many of you have already realized isn’t true. When opening your mind to the endless possibilities you will realize that when starting a business you can build an empire out of anything and on any budget, as long as you do it properly. It is something that is much more fulfilling than spending a pay check on a brand name item, designer dress, trip to France or a new and expensive Ferrari – trying to fill in a hole of missed opportunities and sadness.

When you think about it your boss is earning all the real glory, happiness, security and money. By investing a little more time and effort into your work you could be your boss and get paid the right number for your work not to meant receive the proper amount of recognition you should be getting for giving your clients (not your boss’s clients ) the outstanding results they asked for.

When lacking certain skills to start a business seek associations. For example, if you are not good with sales – find a sales rep who is interested in selling your product(s) or service(s) or helping you generate leads or find an associate who could use your services in exchange for leads. Find ways to move you, your business, and your investment forward.

Leave your comments below and I will create a video discussing this topic and your responses and we can begin a conversation or debate on our opinions of theories.

Katie Sinare

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Lots of Love

Katie Raspberry | Creative Business Blog  – Follow us on Instagram: katierasp

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Montreal Lawyers

Marketing Tips for Lawyers

Marketing Tips for Lawyers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great Holidays Gift Ideas For Your Clients

Christmas gift for clients

Finding great gifts for your clients that are affordable as well as impressive is a very hard task to achieve. So I decided to help you out by listing a few gift ideas that you can treat your clients to and make them feel even more appreciated; all for under $5-$10/ gift.

1. Packaging always makes a gift more exciting to receive. Don’t get giant bags for small gifts and don’t try to squeeze bigger gifts into smaller bags. Be sure to buy a number of different wrappings, bags and gift decor(such as ribbons, bows, etc) that are presenation and match with different gift themes and sizes.Holiday gifts for clients#1

2. Picking a small gift that everyone will like is difficult so I always give something edible such as candy in a jar/pot with a bow on top!

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Follow these steps for packaging your gift:

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Step#1 : Make sure your gift fits into it’s wrapping/gift bag

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Step #2 Place and measure gift on a piece of wrapping tissue.

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Step#3 Wrap the gift within the wrapping tissue as shown in picture.
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Step#4 Place wrapped gift into appropriate sized bag

Holiday gift ideas for clients

Last but not least, place your card within the bag with your client’s name written on the front of the envelop and a happy holiday message within the card.

Holiday gift idea for clients

And VOLIA! There is your first gift! Let’s move on and explore a few other quick gift ideas for your clients!:

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Candles! This may be a bit too feminine as a gift to men (ask a male friend recently confronted me).

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If it is, too small perhaps match it up with a small pot of candy

Holiday gift idea for clients

Calendar or a cake! Perhaps even freshly baked cookies!

Holiday gift idea for clients

While having a pre-made package for the item is great (cake being the perfect example) however it’s not always supplied. So for the calendars I would recommend wrapping it in wrapping paper!

Holiday gift idea for clients

Agendas and pens are great holiday gifts but they are also a great way to advertise yourself and have a permeant spot on someone’s desk!

Holiday gift idea for clients

Chocolates are a big YES! Not many people dislike chocolate, just make sure you don’t eat them.

Holiday gift ideas for your clients

For your biggest small business clients a bigger gift would be very wise such as a nice bottle of wine with an agenda+pen($20-$30). This is actually a gift I received from an organization I work with.

Holiday gift idea for clients

So there it is! Small budget items that make fantastic gifts! If you have a bigger budget try to stay on the technology side of things such as tablets, office technology and more. For my 10k + accounts I invest a minimum of $150 for each gift because they deserve it. Be sure to show your clients you appreciate them and  would like to keep them!

Holiday gifts for your clients

Hope this helps and Happy Holidays to all my readers!

Christmas Gifts for Clients

Katie Raspberry | Creative Business Blog
Sponsored by:
Attorney Sebastien Dube |  Montreal Lawyer

Attorney Sebastien Dube |  Avocat Montreal

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