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  • Small business marketing & Branding with Handbands

    small business marketing ideas There’s never been a better time to market a small business. Why? Because the cost of marketing has never been cheaper. Combined with an active social media presence thru Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, not to mention LinkedIn, a good website and judicious use of promotional products that keep your business name out there, you can now compete with the big guys quickly and cheaply.

    Handband custom silicone wristbands reinforce the message your social media activities promote for your small business marketing. They stay on people’s wrists, they carry the message, the url, the brand logo or the phone number you want people to access and they do it for just a few dollars, and even less when you purchase in larger volumes.  Add a message that resonates with your customers, and they're likely to wear your wristbands for a long time to come, sometimes years!

    How do People use them in Small Business Marketing?

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  • What do YOU use your Custom Silicone Wristbands For?

    custom silicone wristbandsChances are you've got a specific cause or need in mind before you even start the purchase process, but it's always interesting to hear what other people are doing & how they're using their custom silicone wristbands - because who knows where a new idea starts!

    What's on your Custom Silicone Wristbands?

    The Clarence Valley Libraries use their custom silicone wristbands as a giveaway amongst the local community. "Your Library - Your Place" just reminds people that the library is there for all sorts of community uses, not just as a book repository.   Locals run classes there, there are mini community consultations there and all sorts of small groups use it as a meeting space.  The custom silicone wristbands stay on wrists, around the house, in the playground and at school and does a great job of constantly reminding that the library is there for all.  If you get the message right and the feel of the wristband, some are then worn for months and even years!

    The Bays Hospital uses their 'Falls Risk' custom silicone wristbands for patients who've just had surgery or who are unsteady on their feet for whatever reason.  They slip the custom silicone wristband on and staff see the constant reminder to look out for this particular patient. Continue reading

  • The 5 Questions to ask before Fundraising Starts

    fundraising wristbandsWe all get enthusiastic about starting an awareness campaign or fundraising for a cause close to our hearts. But many go off half-cocked and don't achieve their goals as a result. This leads to a whole lot of hard work for little return which can turn off the very people you're trying to raise funds from.  So how do you get started properly?

    Fundraising Questions

    There are a few questions you must answer first.

    1. What is your fundraising plan - without a plan you'll achieve little.
    2. How much fundraising do you need/want? - have a goal and be realistic, then work backwards from there.
    3. Who will do what? - don't leave tasks to chance or try to do it all yourself.  Involve others and win them over so that they will become evangelists for your cause.
    4. What are you fundraising the money for - have a very specific goal in mind (a new wheelchair for 7 kids.)
    5. When do we need the fundraising by? Too soon and you'll struggle, too far and you'll lose momentum. Continue reading
  • Tyvek Wristbands. What are they used for?

    tyvek wristbands, paper wristbands, tyvekThe uses for tyvek wristbands are as wide-ranging as you'd probably expect. Let's look at a few recent ways people used tyvek wristbands. Continue reading

  • Overspent these holidays? Try Kids Wristbands for your Next Holiday!

    kids wristbands, wristbandsWe all do it. We get caught up in the rush of too much to do, too little time and OMG I just need to buy this right now because I have too much other stuff to do. Now that there's a lull, you might have time to work out - and plan - how not to do it all again next holidays, starting with kids wristbands. Here's our tips:

    Write down everyone you just gave a gift to, and what you gave. (Include teachers, the postie, whatever.) List a budget for each and start buying those same gifts now, during sales, and when items are discounted. Set them aside in a big storage box.

    Decorations. Buy next year's now, when they're half price. Continue reading

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