GIMICKY fonts, multiple colours and QR codes are among the biggest business card no-nos, experts have revealed. Research also showed that leaving off contact details, filling every bit of space and pinching other company’s strapline can ruin your chances of making a good first impression. And if you really want to impress clients hand them a card which is a standard size, memorable for the right reasons - and printed on top quality paper or card. It also emerged, one in six believe they have LOST business because they either didn’t have a card - or the one they did have wasn’t impressive enough. The stats were revealed in a study carried out by Vistaprint among 2,000 employees. The company has teamed up with business creativity and innovation expert, Derek Cheshire, to help small companies make an impact with their business cards. He said: “I have experienced a number of bizarre business cards - the first was simply someone’s contact details printed on a … [Read more...] about Top tips on creating the best business card – without using a balloon or a knife
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There's the nicest kind of revolution happening in the Baltic Triangle now – one where the only offensive strike would be a navy blue trimphone paired with an avocado sofa. For the first time in a long time, vintage, retro and crafty wares are gathered in one building, creating the sort of eclectic emporium that hasn’t been seen in Liverpool since the glory days of Quiggins. They can all be found in the coming together of Red Brick Vintage and Red Brick Hangar, adjoining complexes in the increasingly fascinating world of Cains Brewery Village. Around 2,000 people were over the door for its official opening at the weekend and for Deborah Steggel, a fashion textiles lecturer and expert in public spaces, it’s affirmation of the vision she had when first setting foot on the premises. Deborah said: “We’ve already been compared to Quiggins, Camden and the markets in Berlin and that is such a compliment for us. “I have an MA in public space which led me … [Read more...] about 12 fantastic reasons to vist Red Brick Vintage in the Baltic Triangle
During the early weeks of his 167-day stint aboard the International Space Station in 2014, astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore noticed that a torque wrench was missing. “It’s not uncommon for things to disappear in space,” he tells me over the phone from the Johnson Space Center in Houston. “You just don’t have gravity keeping stuff in place.” Wilmore mentioned the missing tool to Nasa’s mission control as he was tending to a 3D printer, a microwave-sized box that extrudes heated plastic to build up objects layer by layer, which was being tested on the space station. About a week later, Wilmore opened the door to the 3D printer to find a perfect replica of his missing wrench. He was thrilled, a moment captured in a photo that was shared with the world’s media at the time. Until that point, the machine had produced only very simple objects. “This was a printed, all-inclusive wrench, with a ratchet mechanism, that … [Read more...] about ‘It’s about expanding Earth’: could we build cities in space?
Washington (United States) (AFP) - Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook's business model on Wednesday against fierce criticism of how it feeds user data to advertisers, even as he admitted his own personal information had been leaked to outside companies. Facing tough questioning in a second day of high-stakes hearings in Congress, the 33-year-old CEO conceded that regulation of social media companies -- under mounting scrutiny over the misuse of user data -- is "inevitable." But he stiffly defended Facebook's use of the data and postings of the 2.2 billion users of its free platform -- in order to attract the ad revenue that the $480 billion company depends on. Speaking in the wake of a scandal over the massive leak of data to a British political consultant, Zuckerberg reiterated that the company had shut down the pipeline that allowed such data, including his own, to slip into the hands of third parties. A day earlier, Zuckerberg said he took personal responsibility for the improper use … [Read more...] about Zuckerberg defends Facebook business model
Courts in and around Greater Manchester dealt with dozens of serious cases in March. They include killer policeman Darren McKie, a football supporter who 'rammed' a Man United fan's head into a toilet wall, and a Salford gangster who spent years on the run in Spain after a string of violent gang robberies. Here's our rogues’ gallery of criminals who were convicted or sentenced last month. The teenager who stabbed a boy in the heart as he played chess in the park A teenager who stabbed a boy in the heart as he played a game of chess in a park was locked up for more than 10 years. Ramario Laird, 17, nearly killed his young victim during the attack, detectives said. Two teenagers were playing chess in Pickering Lodge Park in Timperley when they were approached by a gang of four boys, aged between 15 and 17, who tried to steal their bikes. When the pair tried to stop them, one of the victims was stabbed twice, with one of the blows piercing his heart. The boy required life saving … [Read more...] about Locked up in March