Darren Foong

All posts by Darren Foong

Darren works on Growth at Candybar. He spends too much time reading fiction, performing improv, and doing things that don't scale. One day he hopes to be quite interesting.

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Punch Card Apps: Go Digital with your Loyalty Program

Businesses have handed out punch cards for nearly as long as there have been car washes and coffee shops; hoping to reap the rewards of the most basic loyalty marketing...

/ July 3, 2020
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CakeFlix: David’s journey to discover who he could become

CandyBar Merchant Stories uncovers the reasons why people start small businesses, and all their triumphs and failures along the way. David felt like his civil service job was turning him...

/ June 1, 2020

Jazz Inc: Dancing to his own Rhythm

Merchant Stories is a series about the people who start small businesses, and why. Today’s story is about Jazz Inc, a Lindy Hop & Jazz collective started by Sinclair Ang....

/ May 14, 2020
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What Small Businesses can do in the Slow Season: Experts Weigh In

We live in interesting times. Crisis begets innovation, and we asked 9 marketing experts – 8 digital marketers and 1 intrepid business owner – to suggest what marketing tactics small...

/ March 26, 2020

Riff Raff: Successfully juggling business and family

Emma started a business to contribute financially to the family. Starting her own business helped her take better care of her family, as well as other families. Merchant Stories: Real...

/ March 11, 2020

Mula Cake: Starting a Business to Inspire At-Risk Youth

Dexter saw crime in his community getting worse. Starting a successful retail business let him become a positive role model to the youth in his community. Merchant Stories: Real stories...

/ March 4, 2020

Charlie’s Project: Businesswoman chooses son over career

Anna felt torn between taking care of her son Charlie’s special needs, and her job obligations. Starting her own business let her provide for Charlie while always having time for...

/ February 25, 2020
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More than a Restaurant: How 73 @ Hillcrest is Building a Community

73@Hillcrest is a very special place. By day, it operates like a heartlands coffeeshop, selling Chinese, Japanese & Western cuisine, along with local coffee, or kopi. By night the regular...

/ December 12, 2019
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Embracing his Artistic Side to Grow His Business

Merchant Stories: Real stories from real people – successes and struggles from the small business owner. We’ll let the story do the telling. Here’s the story of how Jay changed...

/ November 4, 2019
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Finding Her Own Way: Shoe Mo

Merchant Stories: Real stories from real people – successes and struggles from the small business owner. We’ll let the story do the telling. Here’s Ginny from Shoe Mo, and how...

/ August 28, 2019