Christopher Kolmatycki

Entrepreneur, Marketing Expert, and Shower Singing Enthusiast

Comments Off on Want to Start a Business? Pick a Name Out of a Hat and Don’t You Dare Get a Logo!

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 ...

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Comments Off on What Made Me Start My Own Business?

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 ...

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Comments Off on Why I’m a Big Jerk and Haven’t Written

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 ...

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Comments Off on New Online Tool Helps Businesses Stay on the Social Media Bandwagon

Yes, I’m 2 weeks late on this.  See the full article here. January 31, 2012 – 7:11pm BY COLLEEN COSGROVE BUSINESS REPORTER Jumping on the social media bandwagon is good for business, but managing the message and tracking its influence is a time-consuming endeavour that can quickly get brushed aside. Two 20-something Halifax entrepreneurs have come up with an all-encompassing solution that they say will help entrepreneurs stay focused on   Read More ...

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Comments Off on You’re Not an Entrepreneur! Embrace it and be Proud!

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 ...

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