Chris Kolmatycki

Entrepreneur, Marketing Expert, and Shower Singing Enthusiast

There is very little secret to how Denote Communications got its start.  I had a couple months salary from my game designer job saved up, an opportunity for a contract, a suit that sort of fit, and I’ve written prior on how Denote got it’s name and logo and love talking about it.  Basically, it was with one smartphone alternating between a thesaurus site and a whois look-up for available   Read More ...

Entrepreneurship Living The Dream My Industry Working For Yourself

Released 10 years ago, the song has only become more relevant.  Released as Facebook was beginning to take off (at least in Canada), I had no idea how accurate it would become.  Things like this make me question (albeit for little more than a blink) what I do for a living.

Advertising Music My Industry

This is true in over 95% of cases. I find it especially interesting (mostly because I almost fell deep into this hole myself starting Denote Communications) that new businesses are often fixated on what are actual trivial things such as logos, business cards, names, etc. instead of what actually matters, sales.  If you are running your business, you should not be focused on your logo, business cards, or web site.    Read More ...

Advertising Entrepreneurship My Industry

Surprisingly, people ask quite often what made me to decide to start my own business.  Depending on how much time I have, and my mood at the time, I give a couple different answers.  One part of the story that remains consistent is “I’m young and if I screw it up, I’ll have plenty of great experience to make up lost ground on the corporate ladder.” The other, bigger, part   Read More ...

Denote Entrepreneurship Game Design My Industry Q&A Working For Yourself

A big part of why I haven’t blogged since returning from Toronto way back in 2011 was a result of a combination of things.  The first was my idea to write about my New Year’s resolutions and how I felt they would help bring further growth and success to Denote Communications.  As it stood, a big part of that was going to be changing my diet for the better in   Read More ...

Advertising Denote Entrepreneurship My Industry Working For Yourself