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If nobody knows or cares your business name because they just know you by your name, then by all means, cross the floor and change ‘er up. Also, do some poking around to find out if they like the existing name as in, they think you’d be retarded to change it, or if they like it as in, yeah, it’s pretty cool but they’re not quivering with joy."
so i think i fall into the catagory where most people here in australia know me as "that canadian girl who does the photos, you know... karen." and my friends and family know me as "you know that photography thing karen is doing. she makes cool christmas cards". in other words, i don't think the name 'ZOOMdesigns' has really registered with anyone. which is kinda pathetic actually. so now is the time to decide if it stays or if it goes, before i build this business any further. i don't hate the name, but i am not sure if it is right for me either.
there are really 2 aspects to my business: photography + design. we came up with the name ZOOMdesigns because we thought it was catchy and it represented both aspects (zoom as in camera zoom, get it?) and because most photographers use their name for their business but the name 'gunton' doesn't exactly role off the tongue (sorry jimbo). my new website is going to focus on those 2 aspects of photography + design and i want my name to do so as well.
so this is the part where i am doing the 'poking around'. we can call it market research, if that will make you participate. and i really really want you to participate. if you are reading this you are either one of my clients, a potential client, or a friend/family member whose opinion i respect and who i am trying to encourage to order my fabulous custom made christmas cards. your opinion matters so please help me out!
what do YOU think of my business name:
a. keep the name 'ZOOMdesigns'. it rocks!!
b. keep the zoom part because it rocks, but make it 'zoom photography + design'
c. use your name: eg. 'kg photography + design' or 'kareng photography + design' or 'karen gunton photography + design'
d. both 'zoom' and your name are totally lame - you need to come up with something better!
e. some other opinion which i am very happy for you to vocalize in the comments. bring it on, i want your complete honesty!
(ps - i am not going to worry about the logo until i have decided on the name. maybe we can have another poll when i get to that stage!)
if you are reading on my blog site there is a poll on the right. if you are reading on facebook i will link to the poll so it is easy to find. or you can just comment below. thanks for participating =)
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Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Author: Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas night, stars shine bright, and all the angels are singing. "The Son of God is Born! Little child, holy child, how I want to be near you, this blessed Christmas night.
Author: Garry Gamble
But not alone at Christmastime comes holiday and cheer, for one who loves a little child has Christmas all the year."
Author: Florence Evelyn Dratt
There is no greater gift at Christmas than to have everything you want before you open the gifts.
In the eyes of children we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts we find its meaning.
Author: Leland Thomas
The best of all gifts around any tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
Author: Burton Hillis
Because last year she believed that gifts come from the North Pole. And this year she knows that they really come from the heart.
Love's the thing. The rest is tinsel.
Author: Pam Brown
Joy is not in things; it is in us.
Author: Richard Wagner
I bring you news of great joy…
Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men.
Family and friends are the true gifts of Christmas.
Being together… the best gift of all.
The love of a family… the best gift of all.
The joy of our children… the best gift of all.
Holiday magic starts from within…
I believe in Santa
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
These are a few of our favorite things…
It’s a wonderful life!
…and I think to myself, what a wonderful world!
Twinkle, Twinkle, Christmas Star
…and there was a new little star who seemed to light up this whole world
Your very first Christmas
Your very first tree
And the people who love you just can’t wait to see
The look on your face
In the midst of the fun
Of this wonderful Christmas, your very first one