Take-your-business-to-the-top

Becoming a successful entrepreneur does not happen by accident or overnight. Certain qualities will help you get to the top even if you a new in the business world or trying to sustain your successful business. Here are a few ideas on how to take your business to the top: 1. Focus on Quality Always […]




letterhead design

January is typically the month when many small business owners have a hard look at their branding and marketing materials and consider if they are in need of tweaking or a complete revamp. To help you we have written a series of articles to help you revitalise your brand. This, the first in the first […]




small-business-toolkit

In the digitalized era, it’s not a surprise that there’s various ways to help a business expand, irrespective of their environment. SMEs around the UK have an abundance of resources to help them grow, getting up to date news, opinions and advice. It is a great way to stay ahead of market influences and spot […]




content-marketing2

Content marketing has become the way of the world. Companies large and small are now focusing their efforts on creating engaging material from podcasts to video tutorials. Making valuable content that’s going to attract potential customers is a time consuming affair, but the benefits far outweigh the investment. Altered Buying Behavior The Internet has become […]




carpenters-marks

Branding, The Symbols Of Commerce I wonder how old you were when you started to notice branding? Do you remember as a child you were told to write your name on your school pencil case?, I wrote mine on my rubber and my ruler and even tried to write on the side of pencil which […]




design-tips-for-non-designers

When you’re starting your own business then cash-flow is going to be very tight, it’s ‘all hands to pump’ to begin with to make sure it gets off to the best possible start, doing as much of the work yourself in order to keep costs down. This includes designing and producing any marketing materials such […]




Feefo-Gold-Trusted-Award-2016

It’s not very often that we blow our own trumpet but “We did it again!” We are very pleased to have won the Feefo ‘Gold Trusted Merchant’ for the second year running, we’ll done to all the sales and production team. This accreditation that remains unique in that it’s based on experiences of GENUINE purchase […]




Another-Brutally-Honest-Sales-Poster

The post Christmas sales frenzy has all but passed. If like me you were not queuing at 6am on Boxing Day, you may feel like the best deals are all gone. Don’t dispair; there are still bargains to be had but be prepared to hunt for them. Get your Indiana Jones hat on and investigate […]




Brutally Honest Thank You Cards 1

British people are renowned worldwide for being polite, apologising in case it was our fault when someone else bumps in to us, not answering our phone on the bus to avoid disturbing other passengers. Most people can think of a time they have been excessively polite… right? Well it is that time of year for […]




Tradesman

This sounds simple but it is key that all your marketing communications share the same image. This is not just your logo, it’s not only your company colour theme, its your principles and style. The same goes for your staff, especially if they are customer facing. They are a human representation of your brand and […]




Child's story

When you have children you cherish the milestones, their first word or step to their first day at school. Although you love every spaghetti glitter art explosion stuck up on the fridge, the mountains of creations from home, nursery and school can become overwhelming. It isn’t practical to keep all of this work but disposing […]




business-brochure

People like reading in print. Recent research has identified that people remember more when they read in print, so if you want to hook new customers by introducing your company or organisation then print a business brochure. Most of us have been to an exhibition or trade fair and come across companies we may never […]




Football Team Logos in Rival Colours

There are not many countries in the World that don’t play football. Ignoring the rugby-style game played whilst wearing protective clothing and helmets the other side of the pond, Football as we know it is the biggest sport the World over. Whether you’re in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia even in the forgotten corners of […]




FSC Vs Recycled Infographic

If you are looking for a paper source that reflects your businesses moral stance on social and environmental factors, going recycled is often the first choice for many. For the past two decades, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have revolutionised the paper industry and their certified virgin sources now support more than just sustainable plantations. […]




A paper sizes

The table below is shows sizes and resolutions for printing documents at 300 dots per inch (dpi) which is the correct resolution needed for printing high quality. We have also included graphics to indicate the proportional difference in document of ‘A’sizes using the basis of an A4 document, right from the business card all the […]




Folding Guide

Here we will endevour to provide information dedicated to folding of leaflets and booklets, explaining the issues faced when creating artwork and the way in which you need to supply artwork files ready for folding. Folded leaflets come in many varieties, from single fold A4 to A6 greeting card. There are a number of design […]




Taking Better Photography

There are so many pressures on a small business marketing budget that taking your own photographs is often essential rather than having any choice. With digital cameras now so affordable and more user friendly, this option is more accessible than ever for beginners and provides excellent flexibility. It is important to understand some basic principles […]




Aldi branding plagiarism

Super market brand copycats such as Aldi are taking over, but how do they get away with it? The rise of Aldi’s success is not only the fact that their own brand products are cheaper than the brands we recognise but they taste good too, in and some items they are considered better. Their goods […]