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Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Richard, the founder of MOO.
September 2014 marks our eighth birthday. Eight!
Back in 2006 we were just nine people, based out of a tiny warehouse in East London. MOO’s early success was so rapid that the entire team had to down tools to help pack customer orders – we even had to bring our friends along to help (bribed with pizza). Thankfully there’s less of that nowadays, pizza is very carb-heavy.
Whilst MOO continues to enjoy great popularity, a lot of other things have changed. We’ve expanded internationally, added new products and our focus has shifted more towards helping businesses of all sizes look great. I’m immensely proud of the people who have worked here …Continue reading this article…
It’s Small Business Advice Week in the UK and to celebrate we’ve curated a selection of our most popular Expert Tips for small businesses. Read below to find out more!
1. Write a great business plan
Every great business idea needs financial support to bring it to life. Read our tips to writing a successful business plan to secure that investment you need or to simply keep your business on track.
2. Be more than a one-man shop
You’re on your own but still need to stand out from the big corporate giants in your industry. Read our guide on simple ways to make a difference when you’ve only got one man (or woman!) for the job, you!
It’s been many months in the making and now it’s finally here. Yay! Say hello to the newest kid on the MOO block, the Square Business Card.
If you’re after a fun and flexible way of showing off your creativity, then look no further. This little guy could be just what you need to get the conversation started. Perfect for promoting your portfolio, products or social details, the latest addition to our family is a palm-sized hand-out that stands out.
If you’re into Instagram, then you’re in luck. With our brand new integration tool, showing off your Instagram photos is a piece of cake. The launch of Square Business Cards seemed the ideal time …Continue reading this article…
To celebrate the launch of our new Square Business Cards, and a rather fun option to upload your images straight from Instagram, we’ve teamed up with some of our favourite Instagram photographers and artists to celebrate the wonderful image ratio of 1:1; the square.
Say hello to Tom. He’s the artist and cat enthusiast behind foxesandcats, which might just be the most adorable Instagram profile we’ve ever seen. Tom has garnered quite a following since he launched foxesandcats, where he posts some of his amazing drawings and photography, so we thought it would be great if he took over MOO’s Instagram for a few days. You can see some of his posts here.…Continue reading this article…
In case you missed it, we ran a competition where we asked you to enter by sharing a compliment with a friend on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #toyoufromMOO… it was certainly fun seeing all those positive vibes being passed around the internet!
Here’s the winning tweet, which we pulled at random from a proverbial hat. (It was actually a spreadsheet, but that’s a little less dramatic but still totally random).
With an ever-changing work climate, there’s a good chance you’ve worked freelance before, have heard of the 4-hour workweek (and want to try it, right?) or in fact, work a double life.
What’s a double work life? This is when you spend your day at a 9-5 job and your evenings or weekends working on your own business, a second job or passion project. Here at MOO, we’re fascinated by these ‘double lifers’ and even have quite a few of them working for us too.
So, we’ve started a series where we get to know some exciting, inspiring folks in our community and at MOO too, to find out what it takes to lead a double life, err work life, we mean…
The rise of the pop-up
The past couple of years have seen something pretty exciting emerge in the retail landscape. Small brands, without a brick-and-mortar shop, are now promoting their online experience offline.
Welcome to the age of the pop-up shop.
Riding the wave
A pop-up shop pretty much does what it says on the tin. It ‘pops up’ for a few days or weeks before disappearing again. Not only do they introduce a brand to a new audience, but because it’s temporary, they can prompt people to buy now to prevent that dreaded FOMO, or fear of missing out.
Also, pop-ups allow smaller businesses, without the means to invest in costly market …Continue reading this article…
When we launched our brand new Flyers in June, we got excited about the all the way we could not only show them in action – but prove that Flyers can be much more than the ordinary pieces of paper you get handed outside the train station. This got us thinking, what does everyone love getting that’s completely free? Why, compliments of course!
We attached 600 complimentary Flyers to the walls in London’s Southbank Centre and at the Design Museum Boston and watched as everyone spread the love. We teamed up with world-renowned graphic artist Supermundane to create the six typographic compliments, all printed on MOO Flyers. As he was signing all 1,201 Flyers we caught up with …Continue reading this article…
Supermundane is the pseudonym of designer Rob Lowe, whose signature mesmerising illustrations have been exhibited worldwide. We were lucky enough to work with Rob to launch MOO Flyers, and we absolutely love his ‘compliment’ style! We invited him into MOO HQ to sign his Flyers – and have a little chat.
How did you get into design?
Well, I was good at art, and not good at anything else! Or maybe ‘not interested’ is a better way of putting it. These days, you can do a GCSE in graphic design, but if you were creative and unfocused in the ‘80s, they didn’t really know what to do with you. I went to the career …Continue reading this article…
Calling all MOO friends and fans! We’re attending NY NOW in New York next month, and we need some part-time help. We’re a friendly team at MOO, passionate about the products we make, and the way we make them. We’d like to find some folks who share our passion so if you enjoy talking to people, have experience working at tradeshows or just plain love MOO, we want to hear from you. Not free for NY NOW but interested in working in New York in the future? Drop us a line, and we’ll keep you on file for next time.
Applicants must live in or near the New York City area with transportation to/from The Javits …Continue reading this article…
We know that lots of you are great ambassadors for MOO and so we've been thinking of a way to say thank you. Which is why you can now actually earn money off your next order when you refer friends to MOO.Find out more
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