Chris Kolmatycki

Entrepreneur, Marketing Expert, and Shower Singing Enthusiast

In my return to blogging, I’m going to attempt to do a little series on ‘Living the Dream’, or working for yourself.  Hopefully, I’ll get the opportunity to give some advice, talk about the challenges I’ve encountered, my own dream evolving, and any other little things I thing is interesting. Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of people I either know, or have recently come to know, talking about starting their   Read More ...

Entrepreneurship Living The Dream My Industry Working For Yourself

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

I’ve been sitting on this link for a while (click above), but it’s pretty interesting to note just how powerful and large Wal-Mart has become.  Many people have their own opinions on the superstore, but this does a pretty good job of just putting the info out there in a way that everyone seems to love these days, AN INFOGRAPHIC! As an aside, in Toronto now making things happen and   Read More ...

My Industry

I really dislike the word ‘entrepreneur’. It’s a word I’ve never liked for various reasons, and a word I specifically try to avoid. A quick jaunt to Wikipedia and you’ll see that entrepreneurship can be defined as “one who undertakes innovations, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods.” I think a key word in there is ‘innovation’. Is it innovative to perform a service   Read More ...

Entrepreneurship My Industry Rants Working For Yourself

So you’ve just started your business.  You’ve got your savings, loan, government handouts, etc., and a dream to make money.  I’m surprised at the amount of people who immediately think their top priority is a social media plan.  I realize this is industry specific, but unless your industry is providing social media services (a suspect business in itself, and I’ll explain why in a future post), I don’t see how   Read More ...

My Interests Rants Social Media