Is there any such thing as a free lunch?

We’ve all had calls from a companies offering us something that seems too good to be true, so you’d be excused if you were at the very least a little bit cynical and you’d normally be right to dismiss it as a lucky escape. However, as with all things there are exceptions to every rule. Take […]

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So what’s all this about QR Codes?

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  You may have seen these little bar code type images appearing more often on websites, packaging, print media and you may even have used your smartphone to scan our one on some of our advertising material. QR codes are becoming much more commonplace in the west but are massive in Japan and the far […]

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Wholesale(r) madness

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I spent a couple of days last week at the Spring Fair trade show at the NEC looking for new stock lines with my partner Jo who has an online retail business selling home accessories. (check it out). Anyway as well as that shameless plug, the reason for this mini blog is to vent […]

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Are you ready to make the most of the Green Deal?


From the Autumn of 2012, householders will be able to take part in ‘The Green Deal’ scheme. This is a brand new Government backed way of financing some energy efficient home improvements which do not involve any upfront costs by the consumer and which allows them to pay back the funding via their energy bills. […]

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