Thoughts

About Business Close

Sometimes deep, sometimes light, our team is constantly reading, observing, making connections to the past, and prospecting the future. Here are some of our musings:

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12 Tips for CPG Startups

What we’ve learned from years of starting, building, and growing CPG brands.

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Why Time Outside Matters

At Drawn, we've learned how essential it is to take a break and get outside — and having the beautiful PNW right in our back yards definitely doesn’t hurt.

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Culina | Quarantine Care Package

Using design to help a growing CPG brand, Culina, to give back to healthcare workers and others at the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

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La Familia: How Siete's Culture Influences Everything They Do

Siete Family Foods is a family-owned and operated CPG company that does things a little differently, putting family first, family second, and business third. The results are pretty remarkable.

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Porter | Alignment Unlocks Potential

How the hunt for alignment led to a “quiet set of helping hands” for the restaurant industry.

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Why Brand Audits Matter

Sometimes, you need an unbiased eye to tell you where your strengths and weaknesses are. With a brand audit, Drawn can help reveal things about your brand that you may not be able to see on your own.

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Quiz: Which type of agency are you?

Struggling to define your agency? Find clarity with our completely unscientific — yet surprisingly accurate — quiz.

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Overheard at the Built Oregon Festival

Nuggets of wisdom from successful, Oregon-based entrepreneurs and businesspeople at the Built Oregon Festival in Portland, Oregon.

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The Value of the Back Porch

Asking the right questions in the right setting can have a huge impact on the quality of information that you collect.

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Why SEO Matters

What you need to know about SEO and how it can help your business succeed.