Michael Trapani owns Incube8 Creative in Newmarket.
Creative is a small graphic design business in Newmarket that puts a
strong focus on giving businesses that modern and fresh appearance to
make them stand higher than their competitors. Incube8 Creative focuses
on print and web design, marketing and branding.
Why did you start your business?
I wouldn’t want to work for anyone but myself. I love what I do and
starting up a business is like a lifelong project. Keeps you on your
A typical day in my business would be…
Start the day off with responding to emails, then diving into some
design depending what the project is, followed by a 20 minute quick yoga
session (if time is available) and more design, some quoting, and then
some more design.
What activities have been successful in promoting your business?
The main tools would definitely be my website and business cards.
Facebook and Twitter are helpful if used properly and networking.
What tips or tools do you use to stay productive?
I use my calendar on my iPhone and the reminders app. I also make checklists every day.
A bit about YOU! Who or what inspires you, or do you have any
favorite business books, or anything interesting and unique about you
that will help people better connect?
Well, there are always people in this world who are better than you
at whatever it is you do, so I find inspiration through those
individuals. I try my best to always keep myself updated with the
trends, whether it is about graphic/web design, electronics, or fashion.
Snowboarding is what keeps me sane in the winter and longboarding in
the summer. I like meeting new people; everyone is so unique in their
How has networking helped your business?
It’s given me more courage to speak with business owners, as it’s an
essential tool in owning your own business, and the more contacts you
have the better.
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