Category: Tips and Tricks

As you progress with the growth of your company, you will eventually reach a point where the case of gift giving arises. Although business gifts giving seems to sound like a great idea to gain ground and solidify client relationships, there can be plenty of issues and holes to fall down. There’s risks on both ends of the spectrum, from showing off too much, to looking far too frugal, or even (albeit rarely) causing offence to particular members of a company. So how can you tackle the many issues that befall your goodwill?

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crop-icon_b15202ca18fdccd2ee55f4821681021bMany suppliers send their images out in all shapes and sizes. These can be hard to work with sometimes as websites and quote software can sometimes do strange things with long and wide images.

They are also all various file sizes and resolutions and generally have little consistency

Generally a website promotional product image will not need to be more than 500×500 pixels at a resolution of 72dpi.

There are various pieces of software that can resize your images on mass. None work with quite the same finesse as photoshop though.

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Face book business pages iconSo after a lot of searching myself it turned out to be that this is a fairly common problem that is around, but no real solution is available, so here I am writing on how to change your Facebook business page URL more than once! Unfortunately there is no easy way around this, its a long process and you should be aware that you will still lose any interaction and comments from other users.

HELP! I Accidentally Renamed a Facebook Page to the Wrong Username

To give you some context, I had two facebook pages, and I was meant to rename one to a certain URL, however I ended up making the mistake of renaming the wrong one, and turns out… that was my only chance. A simple human error caused a wave of issues to come crashing down on me like a tsunami and it was a bit of a catastrophe to start.

I tried submitting the issue left right and centre to different kinds of Facebook support requests, heck we even messaged Mark Zuckerberg himself! Naturally, he didn’t reply but I was reaching my wits end.

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I’ve been looking lately for a more secure and reliable place to store all our artwork files and customer documents.  We have for so long had a shared network drive with an ever increasing list of client folders in.

I wanted to have this backed up so that we could never lose the data.

You can easily setup a google drive account for free if you have a google account.  If you have gmail or use any of google’s other services then you already have an account you can use for google drive.

You initially get a free 5GB drive space which to be fair will serve the average user more than adequately.  We have upgraded to a 200GB drive space to backup all of our client artwork.

I’ve put together a step by step guide to setting up google drive and sharing a file or folder with us…

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Below we have started to build a great collection of Fundraising Ideas.

We are building on this all the time and welcome any additional ideas to be posted in the comments below.

You are welcome to use any of the cartoons/pictures in this post for your own blogs as we had them especially commissioned. 


 Girl Running a Race1 – Run a Marathon

Getting sponsored to run a marathon is one of the top ways to raise money for the charity or cause you support.

You can use a service like “Just Giving” to make it easy for friends, family or work colleagues to sponsor you.

Why not dress up as something weird to get into the Guinness book of records? Or… maybe carry a fridge all 26 miles?

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Over the years I’ve found a few amazingly useful resources and methods that help me to create decent artwork from jpgs word documents and even scans of business cards.  If your a designer like me then you will know how bad artwork you receive can sometimes be. I remember a great cartoon from Digital Arts Magazine that depicted a boss asking his designer to photoshop a 1x1pixel logo into a logo.  It’s never been that bad from me but it’s been close.

Anyway I have compiled a logo redraw cheatsheet for you to use as a good reference point.


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