Speedpro Kingston http://www.ontariospeedpro.com Speedpro Kingston Speedpro Kingston Make Your Colours Pop! http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/entry/57 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:35:57 EST http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/entry/57 <p>Are you designing your new storefront? Can't decide on which colours 'pop' the most to get your business noticed?&nbsp;</p> <p>Find out which colours make the most impact by following this guideline.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/colour scheme/">colour scheme</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/colour match/">colour match</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/colour pop/">colour pop</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag//"></a> Image is Everything ! http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/entry/56 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:40:31 EST http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/entry/56 <p>Everything you put out there is a reflection of you and your business.</p> <p>What's your image? How can you ensure the image you reflect is positive and ripple free?</p> <p>Be AWARE of every "point of contact (POC)" in your business. Each POC is a moment of truth and an opportunity to make a lasting impression.&nbsp;</p> <p>EVALUATE how customers interact / react to each point of contact.</p> <p>APPRECIATE your customers' circumstances and why they are doing business with you.</p> <p>Take ACTION to make the total customer experience a positive one.</p> <p>Anytime, anywhere, a person comes into contact with something related to your business, it's a reflection of your business and the products and services you sell. It's also critical to understand the circumstance of why people buy what you're selling. The circumstance of a funeral home is light years away from the purchase of a new window coverings. Get into the customer's mind set and really understand and adapt your business for their circumstance.</p>tags: <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/be aware/">be aware</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/appreciate/">appreciate</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/image/">image</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/it all starts with an idea/">it all starts with an idea</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag//"></a> Did you know... http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/entry/55 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:08:46 EST http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/entry/55 <ul> <li>The SBA (Small Business Administration) identified that the average business gets up to 50% of sales from signage, 85% from within 5 miles. </li> <li>Highway business can acquire 95% of sales from signage.</li> <li>McDonald's spends 100K on signage (per location) to sell a $.99 cent hamburger. (NOTE: the whole building is really a huge billboard.)</li> <li>Signage costs 10% less than broad-based media such as TV, newspapers, radio and yellow pages and is usually a one time investment. Broad-based media falls on deaf ears about 90% of the time. </li> <li>Based on a study of 60,000 businesses, a bigger or additional sign would increase sales 4% to 12%. If the gross sales were currently $100,000 per month, that would mean $48 - $144k more per year.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>With this information in hand, perhaps one should look at their signage requirements more seriously and consider them a long term investment versus a bottom line cost.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/businesses/">businesses</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/increase sales/">increase sales</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/signage requirements/">signage requirements</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag//"></a> Picture This ! http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/entry/54 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:58:32 EST http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/entry/54 <p>If you're thinking for a quick idea to make your storefront, vehicle or home more appealing this winter, think about dressing up your window with graphics.&nbsp;</p> <p>Window graphics are a great way to catch attention, and they can be done on any glass surface. For your office, they offer great advertising venue that is current and trendy and is cost-effective as a 24-7 advertising option.</p> <p>Within your office, you can also benefit from the privacy that window graphics offer. Whether you are sparating areas in a coffee shop, adding privacy to a fitness centre, or creating some visual interest on interior windows, graphics can really be a great solution. And, they can always be changed with the seasons or themes.</p> <p>Window graphics can also be added to the windows of your vehicles to promote your business, or even as a short-term message. Imagine wishing everyone "Happy Holidays" for the month of December on your rear window?</p> <p>Your Kingston Speedpro team can assist you with commercial or residential window graphics. Stop in today and see the options you have for work and home. You might be visually surprised!</p>tags: <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/Picture This!/">Picture This!</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/graphics/">graphics</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/commercial graphics/">commercial graphics</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/short-term/">short-term</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag//"></a> Maximizing Banners : Increasing Longevity and Usability http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/entry/53 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:12:12 EST http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/entry/53 <p>Banners are a great tool for attracting interest in your store or at an event. Here are some tips on how to maximize the use of banners beyond the event for which they were created.</p> <p><strong>Remove Timelines</strong> If you are having a promotion, resist putting this on your banner. Instead, use your banner to promote the product and have a separate item to indicate the sale. this allows your banner to be re-used in a showroom when the sale is not in effect.</p> <p><strong>Divide Up Your Banners</strong> Instead of trying to promote all of your products or services on one banner, consider using two or three. While this may increase your cost, if you group according to a certain theme, you can re-use the banners individually for other events.</p> <p><strong>Use Banners As Sponsor Signs</strong> When you sponsor an event it comes with some signage. Ask the event if you could supply your own banner instead. This would save the event from the expense of another sign, and also gives you more use for your banners. You might even see see a reduction in sponsorship costs if you provide your own signage.</p> <p><strong>Divide Your Rooms</strong> You can use banners to divide areas of a showroom or business space for added usability. Banners work great as space dividers, and double-sided ones offer even more flexibility.</p> <p><strong>Send Banners Out</strong> Have banners on display outside of your business. Maybe you can coordinate with another business to display each other's banners. Think outside the store for more ideas on how to maximize the use of your banner investment!</p> <p>Talk to the Speedpro Signs Team for any additional solutions we might have to help with further banner promotions!</p>tags: <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/maximizing banners/">maximizing banners</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/banner investment/">banner investment</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag/longevity/">longevity</a>, <a href="http://www.ontariospeedpro.com/pages/Blog/tag//"></a>