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Advance Warehousing or Show Site?

Sep 26, 2022 12:14:00 PM

There are usually two options when you ship your display to a tradeshow. You can send your booth to "Advanced Warehousing" or to "Show Site." Clients often ask us the difference and why we would choose one over the other.

Option #1 is to ship to a warehouse operated by the official show carrier located near the show. This means you have to ship the display to their warehouse at least a few weeks in advance of the trade show move-in date. They usually start accepting shipments 30 days in advance up until about a week before the show move in.

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Google Reviews & Their Value for Small Businesses

Sep 5, 2022 11:21:00 AM

Google Reviews have provided a space where people can share their experiences with a business. As a result, future customers are influenced by whether they should invest their time and money into a company. For people who don't know you yet, reviews can be a critical tool for developing a level of trust and comfort before doing business with you. Good reviews can boost a company's credibility to surpass competitors without spending a dime. Still, bad reviews can affect the business negatively by pushing potential clients and customers away. Many factors go into the benefits of google reviews, so let's look at them in a little more detail.

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EMAIL OVERLOAD

Mar 31, 2022 2:08:06 PM

When Amy asked me to write a blog post for this newsletter, I had several ideas. I was happy to contribute to our newsletter but kept finding myself short on time to actually sit down and start writing. Finally, after weeks of "gentle" reminders from Amy, I said okay, "At 3 pm today, I will stop everything I am doing and focus on writing my much-anticipated blog post!" Time ticks away, and WOW, how did it get to be 4:45 pm! What have I been doing? I realized that I had been sucked in again by email. I literally can't help myself when I hear the annoying "ding" that signals you have a new email. 

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Magnetic Graphics are Booming - Here's Why.

Feb 17, 2022 2:16:00 PM

There can be many benefits to using magnetic graphics in your trade show exhibits, retail displays, or in other ways you haven't thought of yet.

1.) They are a great way to change your company's message without having to reprint your entire display.

2.) Going this route is a huge time-saver and means that you can update your exhibits more often, keeping things current.

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New Printer - New Capabilities

Nov 19, 2021 12:53:40 PM

It's officially happening, and it's been a long time coming. After several months of research, attending webinars, and visiting all the different models we could in person, we are finally adding a flatbed printer to our team! So in a couple of weeks, we'll have the new HP Latex R1000 Flatbed Hybrid Printer here with us in the shop. It's going to be like having a celebrity join the crew as I know I'm going to fangirl over it a bit, and I can guarantee that Tyler will be fanboying as well. Getting this new printer isn't just simply getting a new piece of equipment, but the new technology will allow us to expand our capabilities and bring in new kinds of work that weren't available to us before.

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Plan B- What To Do When Your Event is Cancelled?

Sep 27, 2021 12:51:00 PM

The event industry has been changing, and, oooh boy, have there been some growing pains. It's been two years of primarily nonexistent in-person events, but we've all been learning to adapt to our current situation. The way you work might be different now, and the way you all prepare for future events has probably changed as well. This article explores what we can do to better prepare for an event cancellation and make the bounce-back less painful.

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Portable vs Modular - Which display style is right for you?

Jul 15, 2021 9:04:00 AM

When clients consider which type of display suits their needs best, the discussion of portable vs. modular often comes up. The word "modular" is often used in the trade show industry, but many newbies don't exactly understand what that means regarding an exhibit.

There is often confusion about how these two types of displays vary from one another. I understand the confusion because they have a few similarities compared to traditional custom-built displays.

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Graphic Design Trends 2021

May 19, 2021 4:26:00 PM

We're regularly exposed to graphic design whether we realize it or not. This was true long before the days of the internet, but now with technology, social media, and our daily interaction with the web, it's impossible to avoid and has become an integral part of our lives.

Lots of people don't notice design or the fact that it surrounds them almost constantly. I didn't pay attention to it all that much myself before I went to school. But once you see it, you can't unsee it. Design is EVERYWHERE! Every shoe you put on or chair you sit in. 
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Must be Good at Multitasking. A Small Business Pre-Requisite.

Apr 21, 2021 4:34:00 PM

Industry Canada's definition of a small business is firms that have fewer than 100 employees. So I suppose we would qualify as a REALLY small business. Before the whole COVID fiasco, we were growing and ready to hire new people to join our team, but we've had to readjust. Over the last year, a few of us got laid off (including myself), some are still laid off, and a few got to stick around to witness the whirlwind pivoting that our company keeps experiencing and that our owners are doing a remarkable job navigating.


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Trade Show Trends 2021

Mar 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Writing about trade show design trends in this day and age is tough. I'm a bit stumped because, well, there have been no trade shows to establish anything that's trending yet. The whole format of a trade show could be shifting its shape and becoming something different. Virtual events were an excellent placeholder while large events were put on pause, but they won't last forever; in fact, events are beginning to open up again. Many hybrid event ideas have been developed and implemented quickly, and I think that the hybrid format will be here to stay too.

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