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5 Tips on Entrepreneurship – A Keynote to Our Franchisees

September 20th, 2018 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

Monday, September 17th, 2018 was an amazing day for our team and me, as we saw our dream of franchising our platform realized. Only 90 days after we announced the launch of GetintheLoop Local – Canada’s First Offers Franchise – we hosted our first ten franchisees at Loop University.

Loop University is a 3-day crash course on everything GetintheLoop, equipping franchisees to launch the platform in their own community. We kicked off Loop University at 8:30 a.m. sharp with an opening keynote by our Franchise Advisor, Cliff Shillington, followed by my rundown of the GetintheLoop story, from day one.

Entrepreneurship has run in my veins from a very young age, so seeing so many fantastic entrepreneurs gearing up to launch their new business was a dream come true. I finished my opening keynote with five tips I have learned on my journey as an entrepreneur, through my mentors, advisors, and the path Loop Media Group has taken me on.

1. Play the long game
Build win-win relationships. Look at commercialization as true partnerships. If you build value-based partnerships, you will build a long-term business. Everything we do as entrepreneurs should be about playing the long game.

2. Listen first
To find a solution we must first understand the problem. GetintheLoop was built to solve problems for golf courses. By listening to our customers and members of our community we have been able to add features, adapt, and build solutions for our ever-growing Loop Community.

3. Stay positive
You need to actively practice having a positive outlook. Look for the opportunity in challenges and believe in yourself. Running a business is hard. It’s like riding a roller coaster. Staying positive is the key to succeeding in the long run.

4. Be thankful
Building a business takes an army of contributors. Reward your early customers and thank your true believers. I am so appreciative of the many people that believed in me, my idea, and believed in our company. Without believers, early adopters, and our supporters, us entrepreneurs wouldn’t get very far.

5. Enjoy the journey
It took me longer then I would like to admit to really start to enjoy the journey. I am lucky to speak with so many entrepreneurs who have sold their business or retired and they all look back and say, building it was the best time of their life.  For a couple of years now, I wake up every day excited about what I do. I embrace that I am a workaholic but I also love every day and feel so fortunate to be a part of an ever-growing team of passionate professionals helping to scale GetintheLoop across Canada and soon internationally. What a dream!

 

In closing, I left our inaugural franchisees with a line that I repeat almost daily. It’s a line that was passed on to me from a friend and mentor.

“I can live with someone else having a better idea, better timing, more money. Those are factors we cannot control. One thing that is for sure – we will never get outworked.”  

This is the culture that threads the walls at GetintheLoop and is a big reason why we get to sit here today and watch our first ten franchise owners head out and launch markets across Canada. I couldn’t be more honoured and excited to continue to grow this business alongside our current and future franchisees.

– Matty

GetintheLoop Launches in Fort McMurray

September 17th, 2018 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

Fort McMurray, we’ve been working hard on something pretty cool…

GetintheLoop is thrilled to announce that they’re heading North and launching within Fort McMurray! With this exciting news, Fort McMurray residents will soon have access to offers and experiences and local businesses in their community, delivered directly to their phones.

Currently, GetintheLoop members across BC and Edmonton enjoy access to offers and experiences at restaurants, hotels, sporting events, golf courses, wineries, and so much more! 

Why do our members love the GetintheLoop app? They experience something new in their city that they never would have known about before!

The GetintheLoop team is so excited to bring this mobile experience to Fort McMurray, that when Fort McMurray residents sign up to be a GetintheLoop member, they’ll also be entered into a draw to win up to $500 at local businesses.

Sign up to be a GetintheLoop member HERE.

Since it’s beginning in 2014, GetintheLoop has grown into the top-rated iOS and Android application of its kind in Canada, used by hundreds of top national and local brands.

“It’s an exciting time! With the expansion of GetintheLoop Local, our franchise division, we can’t wait for local businesses to be able to reach Fort McMurray residents through our mobile platform,” said GetintheLoop founder and CEO, Matt Crowell.

GetintheLoop is an intelligent mobile marketing platform that connects businesses with local consumers. The online offers platform allows businesses to deliver real-time experiences and exclusive offers directly to the mobile phones of engaged consumers, enabling businesses to attract new customers, develop meaningful relationships and obtain immediate in-depth data on their behaviour.

The GetintheLoop network reaches millions of Western Canadians every month and connects tens of thousands of members with exclusive offers in over 30 cities across Western Canada.

GetintheLoop Expands to Red Deer

September 17th, 2018 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

Red Deer, we’ve had a secret that we’re finally ready to share. GetintheLoop is thrilled to announce that we’re launching within Red Deer! With this exciting news, Red Deer residents will soon have access to offers and experiences and local businesses in their community, delivered directly to their phones.

Currently, GetintheLoop members across BC and Edmonton enjoy access to offers and experiences at restaurants, hotels, sporting events, golf courses, wineries, and so much more! 

Why do our members love the GetintheLoop app? They get to discover new businesses in their city, never prepay for an offer, and experience more for less. And it’s so easy – simply show the offer in-store and redeem the offer on the spot.

We are so excited to bring this mobile experience to Red Deer that we decided to launch a giveaway. When Red Deer residents sign up to be a GetintheLoop member (it’s free), they’ll be automatically entered to win up to $500 in prizes from local businesses.

Sign up to be a GetintheLoop member HERE.

Since it’s beginning in 2014, GetintheLoop has grown into the top-rated iOS and Android application of its kind in Canada, used by hundreds of top national and local brands.

“It’s an exciting time! With the expansion of GetintheLoop Local, our franchise division, we can’t wait for local businesses to be able to reach Red Deer residents through our mobile platform,” said GetintheLoop founder and CEO, Matt Crowell.

GetintheLoop is an intelligent mobile marketing platform that connects businesses with local consumers. The online offers platform allows businesses to deliver real-time experiences and exclusive offers directly to the mobile phones of engaged consumers, enabling businesses to attract new customers, develop meaningful relationships and obtain immediate in-depth data on their behaviour.

The GetintheLoop network reaches millions of Western Canadians every month and connects tens of thousands of members with exclusive offers in over 30 cities across Western Canada.

Class is in Session

September 16th, 2018 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

September 17th, 2018. Kelowna, BC – GetintheLoop, Canada’s leading local offers platform, has officially launched ‘Loop University’ which is rolling out its first class of GetintheLoop franchise owners across Canada. It was exactly three months ago today that GetintheLoop announced a new opportunity for entrepreneurs across North America to open their own digital franchise through GetintheLoop Local.  

“Today is a very special day for everyone in our organization. I am so proud of the work our team has put in over the past 5 years to make the dream of launching an all mobile franchise possible. Our technology was built to help businesses owners succeed at local marketing, now we’re seeing new markets roll out across Canada with local entrepreneurs at the helm. It’s a dream come true for me and will make a huge difference for businesses owners and our members alike “ said Matt Crowell, Founder and CEO of GetintheLoop.

GetintheLoop Local provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to own and operate a business from the palm of their hands. GetintheLoop Local owners become their own boss, while creating significant income and controlling their schedule and destiny. GetintheLoop Local franchisees operate a turn-key mobile marketing solution, leveraging GetintheLoop’s proven technology platform, to make local marketing simple and affordable for businesses. 

Loop University will be held in downtown Kelowna with franchise owners from 10 markets across Canada including Red Deer, Saanich, Saskatoon, Vernon, Penticton, Whistler, Loydminister, Fort McMurray, southern Alberta and the Atlantic provinces.  Each Franchisee will go through an innovative 3-day Loop University training workshop with a focus on mobile marketing, digital media, offer management and market development.

“We’ve developed Loop University to educate our entrepreneur partners on all key aspects of digital media and mobile marketing.  Our customized program will give our franchise partners the tools, processes and support to successfully build their local market” stated Chris Pinkerton, President of GetintheLoop.

Our next Loop University is already scheduled for early November with a new wave of franchisees bringing GetintheLoop to even more markets soon.

To learn more about GetintheLoop Local and to enquire about bringing GetintheLoop to your community,  visit www.getinthelooplocal.com

GetintheLoop is Coming to Lloydminster

September 10th, 2018 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

Lloydminster, are you ready?!

We are thrilled to announce that GetintheLoop is launching in Lloydminster! Very soon, Lloydminster residents will get access to offers and experiences from local businesses in their community, delivered directly to their phones.

Currently, GetintheLoop members in several Western Canadian cities enjoy access to offers and experiences from restaurants, hotels, sporting events, golf courses, wineries, and so much more!

GetintheLoop - Coming Soon to Lloydminster

Why do our members love the GetintheLoop app? They get to discover new businesses in their city, never prepay for an offer, and experience more for less. And it’s so easy – simply show the offer in-store and redeem the offer on the spot. 

Sign up to be a GetintheLoop member HERE

We are so excited to bring this mobile experience to Lloydminster that we decided to launch a giveaway. When residents sign up to be a GetintheLoop member (it’s free), they’ll be automatically entered to win up to $500 in prizes from local businesses.

Since it’s beginning in 2014, GetintheLoop has grown into the top-rated iOS and Android application of its kind in Canada, used by hundreds of top national and local brands.

“It’s an exciting time! With the expansion of GetintheLoop Local, our franchise division, we can’t wait for local businesses to be able to reach Lloydminster residents through our mobile platform,” said GetintheLoop founder and CEO, Matt Crowell.

GetintheLoop is an intelligent mobile marketing platform that connects businesses with local consumers. The online offers platform allows businesses to deliver real-time experiences and exclusive offers directly to the mobile phones of engaged consumers, enabling businesses to attract new customers, develop meaningful relationships and obtain immediate in-depth data on their behaviour. The GetintheLoop network reaches millions of Western Canadians every month and connects tens of thousands of members with exclusive offers in over 30 cities across Western Canada. 

If you own or manage a business, connect with us here to learn how GetintheLoop can drive more customers to your business.

Tourism Kelowna Groups Loop

August 10th, 2018 Posted by blog, Company, Okanagan No Comment yet

With the new Visitor Centre officially open in Kelowna, we’re  proud to announce our partnership with Tourism Kelowna! Part of this partnership includes GetintheLoop offers prominently displayed on an interactive touchscreen monitor inside the Visitor Centre, estimated to have 420,000+ annual passersby. We can’t wait to connect hundreds of thousands of tourists and locals alike to the offers and experiences at our business partner locations!

In addition to this, we have also created a Groups Loop within our app. GetintheLoop members can now receive exclusive offers from our tourism partners for group bookings! Planning a wedding, corporate retreat, bachelorette party, family reunion, or any sort of group event? Check out our Groups Loop for offers and experiences from our partners including Bluestar Coachlines, Quails’ Gate Winery, Ramada, The Cove Lakeside Resort, and 50th Parallel Estate. Click HERE to browse the Groups Loop.

GetintheLoop wins 2018 Grant Thornton LLP Business of the Year!

June 15th, 2018 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

On June 14th GetintheLoop was honoured to accept the Grant Thornton LLP Business of the Year at the 2018 Business Excellence Awards.

Although our journey as a technology start-up has been fast and furious, it’s our passionate team that has made us who we are. Today we take time to reflect on this recognition and give a big shout out to our team for their dedication, perseverance and support in making us the top-rated iOS and Android application of its kind in Canada, used by hundreds of top national and local brands.

The exciting part is that it’s just the beginning!

Today GetintheLoop connects local business with mobile consumers in 30+ cities to reach tens of thousands of consumers every day. GetintheLoop is also a proud partner of Canada’s leading media companies connecting our partner’s offers to millions of additional consumers across Canada.

Our new Enterprise platform will allow global brands to use the power of our technology to build and directly engage with their own mobile audiences, while driving new revenue and obtaining detailed consumer insight.  This expansion of our technology will set the stage for future growth for our entire organization.

We would like to thank the hundreds of business partners who supported us early on in our growth and who continue to push us to be better each and every day.

To find out more about GetintheLoop or Loop Media Group, please contact us.

GetintheLoop Launches a Golf Loop!

May 14th, 2018 Posted by blog, Company, Things To Do No Comment yet

GetintheLoop is excited to announce the launch of our Golf Loop! Golf season is in full swing and golfers can now experience something new everyday at 20+ golf courses across BC and Alberta!

Explore our Golf Loop for exclusive offers before you hit the links this weekend and play a round, improve your swing in a clinic, or even save on your wedding venue through the GetintheLoop app.

Whether you’re a local resident or visiting from out of town, GetintheLoop members can take advantage of our exclusive offers from our partners, which include Predator Ridge, Gallagher’s Canyon, and Okanagan Golf Club.


Tee off with GetintheLoop! Download the GetintheLoop app and discover something new today! Fore!

Orchard Park Shopping Centre Joins GetintheLoop

May 13th, 2018 Posted by blog, Company, Okanagan No Comment yet

Kelowna, get ready to shop ‘til you drop!

GetintheLoop is excited to announce a new partnership with Orchard Park Shopping Centre, Kelowna’s premier shopping destination.

With this partnership, Orchard Park’s retail locations will have access to share exclusive offers and unique experiences directly to the phones of tens of thousands of GetintheLoop members. Members will find exclusive offers from retailers, including GAP, David’s Tea, Rip Curl, and more, in Orchard Park’s featured category within the GetintheLoop app. Members conveniently discover offers on the GetintheLoop app, and simply show the app in-store to redeem the offers.

Download the GetintheLoop app here and experience something new today!

 

About Orchard Park Shopping Centre

Orchard Park is the region’s largest shopping centre filled with over 170 stores ranging from fashion, accessories, and shoes, to beauty products, home goods, and electronics.

Take a break from shopping and satisfy your hunger in the 500 seat food court with a great selection from 11 different cuisine options. Anchored by The Bay, Best Buy and Chapters, Orchard Park truly has something for everyone.

 

About GetintheLoop

GetintheLoop is the flagship product in the consumer division of Loop Media Group. Since it’s beginning in 2014, GetintheLoop has grown into the top-rated iOS and Android application of its kind in Canada, used by hundreds of top national and local brands.

GetintheLoop is an intelligent mobile marketing platform that connects businesses with local consumers. Our online offers platform allows businesses to deliver real-time experiences and exclusive offers directly to the mobile phones of engaged consumers, enabling businesses to attract new customers, develop meaningful relationships and obtain immediate in-depth data on their behaviour.

The GetintheLoop network reaches millions of Western Canadians every month and connects tens of thousands of members with exclusive offers in over 30 cities across Western Canada.

GetintheLoop Accelerates Growth: Now Used By Over 100 National Brands

May 11th, 2018 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

Businesses know that reaching today’s consumer is hard. It’s hard because we can’t communicate to them the same way we used to. Today, many people stream music and TV shows with no commercials, which is challenging for traditional radio and TV ads to be effective.  Print media is in a strong decline, which reduces the ability to reach people in local markets. Digital channels like Facebook face challenges with data privacy due to their size and scale.

But there’s a better way…

According to research firm eMarketer, in 2018, traditional media’s share of time spent per day by Canadians will slide to less than 50%. Mobile is leading this charge and continues to gain the attention of today’s consumer.

At GetintheLoop, our team focuses on building a better way to connect local businesses with mobile consumers, at a fraction of the cost of traditional media (print, radio, and TV). Our goal is to make it easier for businesses to market themselves authentically and effectively.

Our offers platform, consumer app and member base is making it easier for businesses of all sizes to market to today’s savvy consumer. Our rapid growth has enabled businesses to more effectively share their unique experiences and offers in local markets across Canada, something we are incredibly excited about!

In a time when e-commerce is rising, we’re proud to be one of the few companies helping businesses reach, attract and drive consumers into brick and mortar stores across Canada, helping to fuel the local economy.

As a result, our team has reached a new milestone in our growth and we are thrilled to welcome more national brands onto our platform, on the heels of our recent expansion across 30+ Canadian markets.

Adding these partners to our GetintheLoop network will provide even more value for our members across Canada, who have opted in to receive offers and experiences from businesses nearby.  

We’d love to talk to you. Get in touch with us now  and let’s see how we can help your business grow.

Chris Pinkerton
President & COO
GetintheLoop