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Networking Stories: A chat with Miranda Bishop

February 2014, by Ashley | Add a comment

People always talk about the merits of networking – but how many actually put what they talk about into action on a regular basis? We caught up with a few MOO customers (plus a few of the MOO Crew) to chat about their real-life networking stories, as well as their reasons for why good old-fashioned face-to-face meet-ups are often the best way to go.

First up in our Networking Stories is Miranda Bishop – a social media consultant who made the leap from company-employed to self-employed after building up a personal client base. Working for herself, Miranda’s always using networking events (as well as her business cards!) to meet new clients and market her skills.…Continue reading this article…

Your Remarkable Networking Move

February 2014, by Cheryl | Add a comment

We love hearing snippets of your networking adventures and being a little part of that first ‘hello’ moment. But we do find ourselves curious: 140 characters can only take us so far into the story of your success. We want to know what happened after you handed over your brilliantly designed card?

As part of our networking week, we thought it would be the perfect time for a competition, and the perfect time for you to share your networking stories too.

So we’d like to hear how you’ve made a game-changing move in networking with your MOO products. Did they help you make a connection of a lifetime? Was that one business card the catalyst for your latest entrepreneurial endeavor? Would you …Continue reading this article…

Introducing… Networking Week

February 2014, by Jon | 2 Comments – latest by Teresa

One of our favourite things here at MOO HQ is getting to hear all your fantastic stories and seeing how passionate you all are about your amazing businesses. You’ve always got a little story to share with us, or an anecdote about how impressed your new contacts were with your shiny new Business Cards.

It turns out you guys aren’t just great at creating great businesses; you’re also passionate about getting out there and telling people all about them. In other words – you just love to network!

The first few months of the year are always very exciting, businesses big and small are busy making lots of exciting plans for the year ahead, planning to reach new customers, partnering with new …Continue reading this article…

Time to step out of the dark(room) and reveal our Lomography inspirational competition winner

February 2014, by Jon | 1 Comment – latest by Mason Moore

A few weeks back we teamed up with Lomography for a spot of a photographical fun. They sell analogue cameras, film and more to a wonderful community who capture some really wonderful photos; peruse their website if you ever fancy some analogue eye-candy. Together with our new friends we launched a competition – they gave us one of their shiny cameras, the La Sardina Camera and Flash DIY Edition, no less – to award our favourite set of inspirational photographs.

We felt rather spoilt having our inboxes filled with beautiful photography, and it was delightful to see lots of you find inspiration in everyday delights like walks in the park and seeing people laughing.

Without further …Continue reading this article…

Eureka! MADE LLC

February 2014, by Ashley | 1 Comment – latest by constantine vavolotis

Making MADE
Founder of 3D surf and sail boards company MADE LLC, Shanon Marks, describes the lead up to his Eureka Moment as (pretty  much) his entire life. “I’m 37 years old and it probably took me 36 years to get to this idea,” he said. Growing up on the water, and competitive sailing as a kid, water sports were a big part of Shanon’s life. “My older brothers all pooled together money to get me my first sailboard when I was 13 and I rode that for five years.”

MADE LLC

Still, the issue with his sport of choice always seemed to be the equipment. It was expensive, it was hard to …Continue reading this article…

8 MOO-approved spring networking events

February 2014, by Ashley | 2 Comments – latest by Jon

Spring is in the air – erm well, just about! It’s still a bit dreary at MOO HQ but that only makes us all the more excited for what spring will bring – warmer weather, lush landscapes, and, most importantly, some of the best conferences of the year.

Stickers for networking!

We’ve put together a list of our eight favorite networking events scattered across Europe and North America (plus one in Asia for good measure), catering to designers, tech whizzes, marketers, start-ups, and everyone in between. See which event hits closest to home (in more than one way)!
Reasons to be Creative (We can name quite a few!)
Consider this conference a creative haven. Taking place in London …Continue reading this article…

Eureka! Pursu.it

February 2014, by Ashley | 2 Comments – latest by Magnetic signs Deerfield Beach Florida

Pursuing Pursu.it

We love to hear when businesses are able to combine a lifelong passion with actively helping others – and that’s exactly the case when it comes to crowdfunding site Pursu.it. The latest in our Eureka Diaries, founders Julia Rivard and Leah Skerry talked with us about how they came up with their website to help amateur athletes tell their story, and also help their fans fund their training.

Julia and Leah were both passionate Canadian athletes: an Olympic kayaker (Sydney 2000) and a high level gymnast respectively. They experienced first hand how hard it can be to financially pursue a dream in athletics – and even harder to make their stories visible to the …Continue reading this article…

Show off your brand

January 2014, by Jon | 19 Comments – latest by Julia Bird

It’d be fair to say that we’re a bunch of nerds here at MOO HQ. We’re design nerds, food nerds and computer nerds.  But the thing that we love to get really geeky about more than anything else is a good bit of branding.

Now we know we’re probably preaching to the choir (we do love hearing you sing!) but a good, strong, consistent brand is one of the most important things about running a business. Making great products and giving great customer service is super important, too – but that’s a different blog post! Your brand is who you are, and it informs every element of your business; ultimately it’ll impact how much your customers love your products and services.

Having …Continue reading this article…

MOO’s brand new home!

January 2014, by Jamie | 20 Comments – latest by David C

Boston, Massachusetts is one of the oldest and most historic cities in the United States. It saw the first Puritans arrive from England, was the scene of the Boston Tea Party and was home to the first subway (that’s transport system, not sandwich chain), university and library in America.

It’s home to the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, the (amazing!) Boston Cream Pie and now… *pause for the full effect*… MOO’s brand new US office!

When we began the search for our second US office, we …Continue reading this article…

Eureka! Gogo Olive

January 2014, by louise | 8 Comments – latest by Fern

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This week’s instalment of The Eureka Diaries showcases charity start-up Gogo Olive; an organisation that helps empower women in Zimbabwe through employment and training. Founder Julie Hagan knows only too well the struggles of starting a new project- and rather unusually, her Eureka Moment happened in prison!

Tell us about the moment you knew you were going to give the project a go.

After spending a gap year in Zimbabwe I saw an opportunity to help the women there. Unemployment was at 90% at the time, and they were going …Continue reading this article…

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