Monthly Archives: October 2014

Marketing Intern at Label Impressions

141030 Label Impressions LogoLabel Impressions is looking for a marketing intern for their company. This position offers an excellent learning experience to whomever lands this internship and could lead to something more at Label Impressions or, thanks to all of the relevant work experience you will have gained it will help you with future job searches.

Label Impressions Marketing Intern Details

We’re in search of one talented individual with a creative and disciplined approach to marketing.  The ideal candidate will take charge of our existing, proven marketing approach and will be asked to elevate our program to the next level.

  • Paid internship: $10-12/hr
  • This position has the potential to grow into something more permanent
  • Flexible hours: 50-75% of the hours can be offsite (telecommuting)
  • Experience level: Entry level is fine and what is important is the commitment, integrity and follow through of the candidate

Duties: Oversee and improve on existing DRIP marketing system, manage overseas SEO team, evaluate print and web based opportunities and assist in the development of 2015 Marketing Budget.

For More Information please contact Jeff at jeff@labelimpressions.com

Some more company information

Label Impressions, Inc. is a well established company with a long history of providing consistent quality, technical expertise and unparalleled customer service. As a California label company in Orange County we specialize in flexographic labels, foil stamped labels, screen printed labels, tree-free labels, FSC certified labels, biodegradable labels, hangtags, pouches, packettes and sachet printing.

We also offer a state of the art graphics department to assist you in packaging design development.

Our Mission is to make doing business easy by delivering a quality product to customers, striving for fast turnaround times and being a valuable resource in the label, tag and flexible packaging industry.

Our Vision is to set the standard for efficiency by being clean, lean and green. To build on our reputation as a knowledgeable and respected competitor. To maintain ourselves as a learning organization. And to attract quality customers, employees and suppliers.

If you are interested in applying for this internship please contact Jeff at jeff@labelimpressions.com

SDSU LeanModel™ Start-up Competition

SDSU Lean Model Competition LogoOpen to Students from Four-Year Universities GLOBALLY

The LeanModel™ Competition is a business model competition designed to assist and reward student based start-ups from global four year universities. This competition will draw students from across the world and provide them with an opportunity to pitch their start-ups to potential investors and compete for awards. A distinguished panel of entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, and C-Level executives will judge their pitch and evaluate critical elements of the start-up’s LeanModel.

We believe that early on, the start-up must move quickly to prototype and test their product or service, while maintaining customer interaction as a focal point. Too often, teams focus on writing a business plan and never actually interact with their target customers. This new competition, influenced by Lean Startup (Eric Ries) and Business Model Generation (Alex Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur), asks students to direct their efforts toward a realistic model,  based on factual information. It challenges competitors to obtain consumer feedback and  “pivot” in the right direction.

Successful teams will have mastered the creation of a dynamic business model, which includes:

  • A detailed strategy for the creation and delivery of value
  • Identification of a particular problem
  • Development of a clear and realistic solution
  • Ability to pivot, test, and adapt the model until it is perfected.

Event Details

The LeanModel™ Competition will provide students a chance to win a total of $20,000 in cash and prizes. Important event deadlines include:

  • November 4th, 2014: Register on the Lavin Center Website
  • December 2nd, 2014: Submit Multi-media on the Lavin Center Website by 11:59pm
  • March 6th & 7th, 2015: Two-day competition on the San Diego State University campus.

If you have any questions, contact Madisyn Prior at mprior@sdsu.mail.edu

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Customer Service Rep Full-Time Position @ Pacific Columns

Pacific ColumnsPacific Columns is the country’s leading distributor and retailer of columns and related millwork products. As a repeat Inc. 500 company, the company also runs hundreds of informational websites and dozens of prominent e-commerce sites.

Although products are shipped nation-wide, all operations are conducted and coordinated from their corporate headquarters in Brea, CA. Pacific Columns has close ties with CSUF and other local colleges and universities, helping perpetuate the youthful and enthusiastic environment that drives the company to continue innovating and pushing their industry forward. Continue reading

Inside Sales Rep Full-Time Position @ Pacific Columns

Pacific ColumnsPacific Columns is the country’s leading distributor and retailer of columns and related millwork products. As a repeat Inc. 500 company, the company also runs hundreds of informational websites and dozens of prominent e-commerce sites.

Although products are shipped nation-wide, all operations are conducted and coordinated from their corporate headquarters in Brea, CA. Pacific Columns has close ties with CSUF and other local colleges and universities, helping perpetuate the youthful and enthusiastic environment that drives the company to continue innovating and pushing their industry forward. Continue reading

Entrepreneurship Lessons from Pirate Joe’s

Pirate Joe'sTrader Joe’s has a large and loyal following. (I’m one of them.) But they only have stores in the United States. Michael Hallatt lived in Vancouver, Canada, and got tired of having to cross the border to get his favorite grocery products. Thinking like an entrepreneur, he decided to start buying products from Trader Joe’s stores in the US and sell them across the border in Vancouver, and “Pirate Joe’s” was born.

Hallatt and his “associates” procure some $9,000 worth of groceries each week and mark them up $1-3. But because Trader Joe’s is not happy and has tried to shut down the operation (more detail on the various lawsuits and outcomes can be found here), the process Hallatt has to go through to obtain these groceries is complex. The result is that Pirate Joe’s is not making Hallatt rich by any means. He claims that he could make more money driving a cab.

So why is Hallatt doing it? He is clearly a Trader Joe’s super fan. And a little crazy – but can’t that be said for most entrepreneurs? Continue reading

CSUF Entrepreneurship alumna opens business in Australia

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After many months of traveling, I found myself in Cairns, Australia. To find a way of truly embracing this place and meeting as many people as possible, I tapped into my entrepreneurial spirit and started a coffee stand at a local farmers market.

Rusty’s Farmers Market is centrally located in the heart of Cairns City. It’s only open from Friday through Sunday. In addition to fresh produce, this place is vibrant and filled with vendors selling items from historical Indigenous art to handmade baby diapers. There is also food from all over the world, such as Thailand, Samoa and Iran. But one thing was missing: a taste of Vietnam. Continue reading

CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumna Makes Travel a Goal

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In the best-selling book “The 4-Hour Workweek”, author Timothy Ferriss says that we shouldn’t wait till retirement to truly enjoy our lives. Most of us think we need to wait till then because we don’t have the financial resources to do it now. Ferris’s book provides guidelines for how to do so. Annie Nguyen, one of our recent entrepreneurship graduates, has embraced this philosophy and is currently living in Cairns, Australia. This is her story.

Atul Teckchandani

I’ve always had this burning desire inside of me to just pick up and leave. To travel somewhere. Anywhere. Not to just travel as a tourist, but rather to live in a different country for a little while and really embrace it. I wanted to meet inspiring and kind people, see what they value, and learn how to live in a different way. Nine months ago, I decided to take off and leave everything behind. The love of my life was offered an opportunity to go to Australia and I decided to accompany him. Like with anything, I did not have 100% support from everyone. I knew however this was the best time for me. With no sort of commitment to a job, no mortgage or children, I sold my car, gathered my savings, and left. Continue reading