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Longer than forty winks: How to launch a sleepwear brand

March 2015, by Karen | 1 Comment – latest by Eleanor Mann

 

Eight Hour Studio’s launch collection of sleepwear

 

Are you ready to take the jump? Meet Sonia Padam who made the leap from accountant to entrepreneur with Eight Hour Studios, a luxury sleepwear brand. We spoke to her about her inspiration to change careers, the importance of strong brand values, how to create a network of influencers and that it’s OK to make a few mistakes along the way. Phew! Her brand may be called Eight Hour Studio but it took much more than a night’s sleep to develop. Read below to hear all about Sonia’s story.

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5 (and a bit) questions every potential entrepreneur should ask themselves

February 2015, by emma | 15 Comments – latest by Nur Fauziah

 

Some job ad, huh? And the job really does exist – being an entrepreneur can be a hell of a lot of hard work, but for many it’s the best career move they ever made.

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Luxe at London Fashion Week

September 2014, by Karen | 2 Comments – latest by Personal Fashion Shopper London

London Fashion Week isn’t just all stylish people and cool parties. This industry-based event, which just wrapped this week in the capital, is part of a worldwide fashion month that also goes to New York, Milan and Paris. During this five-day event, London hosts more than 50 catwalk shows, 15 presentations, plus over 120 UK and international designers exhibit. Who said fashion was glamorous?

So how do emerging designers get noticed during London Fashion Week when they’re just one brand out of many? MOO spoke to two sustainable, eco-friendly brands about how they turned to Luxe products to convey their brand’s quality and individuality and how it helped get the attention …Continue reading this article…

Our most popular Expert Tips for small businesses

September 2014, by Karen | 9 Comments – latest by mary

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 person for the job, you!

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A double work life

August 2014, by Karen | 15 Comments – latest by Karen

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…

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The MOO Shop loves you too!

March 2013, by Georgi | Add a comment

The MOO Shop has been officially open for about a week and we are very pleased to be meeting MOO Customers (old and new). For those who haven’t been able to visit, let us introduce ourselves. We’re the MOO Shop team: Georgi, Lauren and Charlotte. Good to meet you!

The MOO Shop is already proving to be a hive of activity with customer collections, connections and inspiration being shared. Our sample wall has proved to be very popular. As the ‘try before you buy’ section of the Shop, it gives customers a chance to get an idea for how our different paper stocks actually feel, whilst checking out some …Continue reading this article…

Want your cards featured in the MOO Shop?

March 2013, by Jon | 26 Comments – latest by Victoria Colette

We love discovering new businesses that you guys have got kicked-off and love it when your creative use of MOO Products has been some small part of a success story. That really is the icing on the cake. (CAKE! Did someone say cake?)

So when we decided that we wanted to open a shop, pretty much the first thing (after deciding that there were going to be cookies) was to ensure that you, our customers, and your businesses took pride of place.

We’ve taken our Inspiration Gallery and made it into something you can touch, pick up and feel. Here you’ll find some of …Continue reading this article…

MOO Award Winner Daniel Kushner brings down the house

February 2013, by Ploi F | 2 Comments – latest by Jamie

Meet Daniel Kushner. He’s the guitar-slinging industrial designer behind MONO, and the 2012 US MOO Award winner.

According to staff accounts it was a very (we repeat, very!) cold morning when Daniel arrived at the US MOO office. He was then quickly scooped up by Steve and Paul (visting from the UK) and given a tour of the warehouse. This went down a treat as he was shown the physical creation of many MOO Products including our Luxe Cards.

Soon after, Daniel spent some time with MOO CEO, Richard Moross (where we can only assume they discussed the amazing cake waiting outside).…Continue reading this article…

Well, a brand new year deserves a brand new competition – don’t you think?

January 2013, by Andrea | 17 Comments – latest by Benyamin

ColaLife's Business Cards presentation

We wanted to start off the year with a good one, and luckily, inspiration came to our very doorstep. At the end of December, we got a visit from our UK MOO Award winners, ColaLife – you can read all about their trip to MOO HQ here, and their brilliant business here.

Aside from their business and their brilliant presentation, we were also hugely impressed with their Business Cards. As you can see above, they used Printfinity to create 5 Business Cards that present their business – from start to finish. Simon …Continue reading this article…

ColaLife visits MOO HQ

January 2013, by Justis S | 4 Comments – latest by Yannis

When we invited our UK MOO Award winners Simon Berry (along with his wife and business partner Jane) from ColaLife to have lunch with us at MOO HQ, we didn’t plan for them to walk in halfway through dessert – but sadly, a combination of late trains and a Twitter meltdown meant that we didn’t get to have the long lunch followed by their presentation, as we’d planned.

Simon and Jane Presenting between bites

However, this didn’t deter Simon and Jane, who had a quick bite as they prepared to talk to MOO about their own, rather more personal long journey – from the conception of the ColaLife idea, to its current …Continue reading this article…

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