Just a small place for my small thoughts.

Sending businesses email that complies with the Australian spam laws
| |

  Everyday there are emails to me from companies locally and abroad pitching their services and I often wonder how the Australian companies in particular decide that they are not contravening the Australian spam laws. Overseas companies can do pretty … Read More

Direct Mail vs email
| |

Direct mail vs email is arguably one of the longest standing debates in marketing, this could be down to the constant evolving industry and it’s audiences. Today 70% of consumers reportedly feel like they receive too many emails, something we … Read More

Hosking Price Increase
| |

Dear Valued Customers, Despite several price rises in raw materials, Hosking has not reviewed our prices for some time. As a result of more increases in recent months we have no choice but to pass some of these costs on. … Read More

QLD Government Mentoring for Growth Program
| |

  The Office of Small Business Queensland offers small business owners an opportunity to meet with industry leaders and discuss various aspects of their business. The process is very simple; Go to; https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/growing-business/mentoring-growth/register-business You’ll need to complete an application form … Read More

Small steps travel great distances.
| |

Recently I had a customer ask me how long I had been in business for and it left me wondering. If someone was to ask me how I felt about the last nine years of being in business I would … Read More

Outlook for 2018
| |

Today I start a new year with expectations for the business with continue to achieve year on year mail volume growth that the business has maintain since its inception in 2008. There is much to do with the new website; … Read More

Bad days in the office…
| |

  Maybe now isn’t the right time to be writing a blog, especially since I’m very new to blog writing and don’t feel 100% comfortable doing it. But one thing I can take comfort in is the fact that not … Read More

How dodgy trades people become an inspiration for my business success.
| |

When my wife and I purchased our first 1960’s era house in 2006 we embarked on some very small-scale renovations such as installing robes, repainting interior and exterior, updating the bathroom and remodelling the kitchen. While we attempted to do … Read More

Why I left Social Media
| |

I didn’t join Facebook until around 2011. Everyone was talking about it and I felt like I was missing out on something so I signed up. Within a few months I was making contact with old friends, family – distant … Read More

Shock Crisp on Creek Liquidation
| |

Tonight I came across this ABC Article on one of my favourite Fruit Shop’s in Mt Gravatt, just 15 minutes down the road. I knew they had closed down, and unexpectedly more than a few weeks back but only learned … Read More

ProPrint Magazine Feature
| |

I was very lucky to have the Merge Print Mail re-branding to markis featured in the online version of the ProPrint Magazine recently. For the past nine years I’ve been working quietly and diligently away not asking for anything. But … Read More

Online Shop Update
| |

Hello! Not sure if anyone will be reading this but while the online shop is being loaded with products, if you have a print or direct mail enquiry please use the online form or via email or phone. I’ve managed … Read More

Scam ATO Automated Phone Calls
| |

Just moments ago I received an automated call from (03) 4309 4130 playing a pre-recorded voice message. Unfortunately, from the accent of the voice in the recording I immediately suspected a scam call and thought about hanging up. But out … Read More

Merge Print Mail is re-branding to Markis!
| |

  Merge Print Mail began in 2008 and has seen year on year growth in Direct Mail letter volumes since its inception. While this positive result will carry that over into the new business, by removing ‘print’ and ‘mail’ from … Read More

The Speed Of One Man
| |

Running a small business for the last nine years has been rewarding and fraught with fear at the same time. Being the sole owner and operator I’ve found that I can’t just be a good mail house operator, I have … Read More

Website In Development!
| |

Yes, I’m launching as is at the moment as the website will require thousands of hours to implement in it’s final vision. A full shop with online ordering and customer account log in. Plus the ability to make edits on … Read More

Leave a Reply