TCM Therapy: Highlights from TCMFF Press Day

This made me verrryy happy. ❤

Nitrate Diva

RobertO Leave it to Robert Osborne to articulate something I’ve been struggling with for years: that is, why are old movies better than new ones?

Osborne puts it down to the “positive note” that concludes most classic films—even some of the most hardboiled.

Take Raoul Walsh’s 1941 gangster drama High Sierra. By the end, Osborne recalls, “The leading man has been killed, his dog has no hand to lick, but you leave the theater feeling good!”

And, just to prove his point, Osborne gave us a quick impression of Ida Lupino’s huskily ecstatic, “He’s free…” delivered over Bogie’s bullet-riddled body.

Today, uplifting but thoughtful escapism is harder to come by, perhaps because the public doesn’t crave it like they used to. “We wanted bigger-than-life personalities then. Today we want the people onscreen to be just like real people,” says Osborne. Blame a growing atmosphere of cynicism: “The world has changed…

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8 Helpful Hints in Starting Your Own Small Business

Getting started with your own business is a very exciting and stressful event experience. Here are some helpful tips and hints about marketing and promoting to assist you in creating your own small business.

Creating several future goals for your small business is one of the first steps to build your own business. Reasonable years for each business goal range from year one to year ten. Common business plans set them for year 1, 3, 5 and 10. This gives the small business enough time to establish itself and how well it can stand over time. Business plans are very important when starting a small business.

Having a brand name is also very important when it comes to standing out against the completion. Setting yourself apart from everyone else is something the best companies do to be successful. The brand name should be verb rather than a noun because verbs are more attractive when read and seen. And it also adds life to the image of your small business.

To get started, you will need your own business license. This allows you to have the right to sell a product or service legally. They are quite expensive as well. A lot of research and resourcing must be done before deciding to open your own business.

Keep the same theme throughout the entire business. Whether it’s a group of colors or a certain font, or a type of style; keeping the mood the same throughout the company is always a good choice.

Applying for government grants is a way of receiving free money that goes directly toward your business and you don’t have to pay it back. This money must go towards improving your business or advancing in it some way. This is a extremely effective way to receive money and not have the stress of paying it back, as most small businesses have.

Knowing your audience is a very crucial point in marketing your brand and business. Make sure you have your demographic set out before you start to target your customers. If you target the wrong demographic, your sales will show and it you will definitely lose money.

Don’t be afraid of change the scheme of things. Changing is constantly happening, so you might as well roll with it. Change in the media is the most prominent since it is the prime source from our daily information.

Finally, encourage feedback and other constructive criticism about your business. Always have an open mind about new ideas and think big. But always keep in mind the main objective of your business. Never stray away form the real reason you started your own small business.


Well there you go, you have now been informed about the experience of having your own business from the mind of Mr. Kyle Topping, a small business owner and Professor at Loyalist College. I hope this helps in some way or another. Thanks for reading!!!