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Friday, 2 November 2012

Dead Universe Comics                                                               

This weeks follow Friday is very apt as it being Halloween week, we would like to introduce to you a dear friend of ours who I have known since a wee nipper who is Ian Hine who runs the Dead Universe Comics Store in Friars Square Shopping Centre.

Ian has a passion for comics and we have been producing some of his comics over the last year which highlights the talents of local illustrators, designers and authors.

His store mainly does back issues of comics but also features merchandise as well so next time your in town pop in and you'll get a warm welcome from Ian and his team.

If your looking for something different and inspirational to look at and not just to read then we cannot recommend them highly enough.

The creative artwork and not just the originality of the stories really do jump out at you when you read them.

Their details are:

25a Friars Square Shopping Centre


Tel: 07847 542714



If you want to find out how Fresh can help your business then call us on any of the numbers above or email us at hello@freshdps.co.uk or visit us at www.freshdps.co.uk


Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Happy Birthday to us - 4 years on

Yes we were 4 years old on the 8th October and we were so busy we forgot all about it, so we thought we would just say a big thank you to all our customers and suppliers over the 4 years, we are only here because of you, so thank you.

Over the 4 years we have seen our business grow rapidly even with the hardship of the recession biting at our heels, our philosophy was always to give you 'design and print the way it should be' and we have held those values continually.

We always look to improve ourselves as we know we are not perfect and the coming year will present another set of challenges but with every year that goes by our brand gets stronger.

So thank you all for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon.


Monday, 29 October 2012

Lets Talk                                                                 

Yes lets, after all isnt that what we used to do, theres is no better way of communicating than talking, intead of trying to cram everything into a status update, a tweet, a text, an email lets pick up the phone and arrange a meeting face to face.

More business is still done face to face and the stats show, I was reading an article from the guys at Moo.com and I wanted to share it with you. This is there article:

Dealing with contacts in person, rather than via email or social networking, is helping the UK's successful entrepreneurs and business owners generate a potential £9.45bn revenue a year, says new research from moo.com.

Small businessmen and women may use a variety of online and offline ways to deal with clients, customers and suppliers, but many feel they do better when they can 'see the whites of their eyes', the study shows.

In particular, they are better able to judge a person by how they look or dress or the firmness of a handshake than anything they provide via Facebook or Twitter, according to business card experts MOO.

The firm interviewed 152 owners of small businesses in the UK about how they networked to help their ventures grow They found 42% believe if they were to hand out 100 business cards, it would generate £5,000 a year or more in revenue.

Spread across the UK's 4.5 million small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) it adds up to a staggering £9.45 billion a year netted through personal contact in business.

Modern business leaders do however combine this with social networking on sites like Facebook and LinkedIn to stay in touch with a wider audience, and use these tools and others, like Twitter, to maintain a business presence online.

But when it comes to marketing, old fashioned methods work best. While one in four (25 per cent) consider their website to be their most important tool, 32% say word of mouth/referrals and 21% believe their business cards are their most important marketing tool.

Out of the 152 small business owners, good places to network show that some traditions remain unchanged with 47 per cent naming the pub and 61 per cent suggesting conferences. For those looking after their figures, 29 per cent said they network at the gym, according to the survey.

So lets all get out there and have a chat, chinwag, gossip, a catch up or a tete - a- tete or lets get our heads together and do some business

And I just wanted to say thankyou to the guys from Moo.com for a great article.