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#SAMspotlight on Kinetic Studio

#SAMspotlight on Kinetic Studio #SAMSPOTLIGHT #THESAMBLOG This episode of the #SAMspotlight series features Liliona Quarmyne, the Artistic Director of Kinetic Studio, a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development and presentation of contemporary dance. Liliona shares with us how Kinetic strives to adapt to the needs of dance artists – especially during a global pandemic

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What comes first when I’m starting a business plan?

What comes first when I start planning for my business? #Businessplanningbasics #thesamblog So you’ve decided to kick your dream up a notch and start working on a business plan. You open the blank document, your fingers are on the keyboard… now what?   Here’s what SAM has to say:   Start with figuring out your revenue sources…

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Tips for Successful Grant Writing: Part 2

Tips for Successful Grant Writing: Part 2 #grantwritingbasics #thesamblog And we are back for part 2 of our grant writing tips (did you miss part 1? Read it here!)! These general tips were collected from our team of expert consultants, so that you can write a great grant proposal and get the results you need.   Ask for the

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Now Playing: #SAMspotlight on ViBeat Dance

Now Playing: #SAMspotlight on ViBeat Dance #SAMSPOTLIGHT #THESAMBLOG In our latest episode of the #SAMspotlight series, we sit down with our client ViBeat Dance Studio‘s AD Darshini Shah to talk about the communicative power of dance, the company’s journey since launching in 2015, and her strong commitment to anti-bullying and teaching empathy through arts and

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Top Three Graphic Design and Photo Editing Websites Anyone Can Use!

by Krista Tannahill, SAM Consultant When it comes to marketing yourself, your business or a non-profit organization there are a lot of great do-it-yourself resources. From marketing materials to social media graphics here are my favourite websites for creating professional looking graphics.  Each of these websites are user-friendly with a variety of templates, photos, fonts

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