am the sole proprietor of ah! Communications
which is a marketing firm that’s been
in operation for two years. This is a one-stop
business communications firm, so we offer
everything from logo design to complete
ad campaign services and even event planning.
way this business started was kind of a
matter of circumstances. I had left my job
and decided to take a year off, and at one
point my friend approached me and asked
if I would be interested in designing a
brochure for his firm, and I said sure.
So we put a bid in and got the job.
we were doing this project I realized that
we needed to register the business and get
a name. So it kind of happened, and after
that project came another one and another
one, and I’m now two years later and
still going strong and very happy about
prospective client should see your message
at least 3 times for it to be effective.
guess you could say that the company has
taken on a life of its own. It’s grown
quite a bit in the past two years, mostly
word of mouth. The region is pretty small
and I knew a lot of people when I started.
I also did some advertising in the papers,
but I think what really helped me was joining
so many associations and networking.
think one of the reasons my business works
for me and my clients is because I stay
true to myself. I don’t try to be
somebody who I’m not, and I don’t
do anything that makes me feel uncomfortable.
When you’re not comfortable or you
don’t love what you do, it shows.
guess you could say I was lucky when I started
the business. There was one very established
graphic design firm in town, and then there
were a few other firms that dealt with marketing,
but I feel very strongly that my edge comes
from being a one-stop shop.”
world’s smallest ad was made for Guinness
World Records. It was worn on the knee band
of a bee and measured just 100 x 100 microns.