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Gary Vaynerchuk: The Future of Communities

January 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Affiliates, Big Companies, Lovely People, Small Companies

Gary Vaynerchuk spoke at FOWA Miami 2008 about the importance of the community in building a business. Check out his talk here: I just searched for previous articles about Gary on LovelyCompanies.com to link to and, to my horror, I couldn’t find any! I will definitely tell you more about this wonderful guy soon. In [...]

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Lovely Company: Pants To Poverty

December 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Ethics, GSOH, Small Companies, Sustainability

Our friends at Eco Fashion Junkies recently interviewed Ben from Pants To Poverty. Watch the pun-tastic interview below to find out more about this awesome new underwear brand: Ben discusses how they use a “golden supply chain” in which each link is as ethical as possible right from “grape to groin, from cotton to bottom”! [...]

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Lovely Company: MoreEco

December 13th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Affiliates, Climate Change, Environment, Small Companies, Sustainability

Another lovely company that got in touch with us recently is MoreEco. MoreEco is an eco shopping reward site… We search the internet for the best organic, green, environmental, and natural online retailers and negotiate with them a reward level which can be passed on to the moreeco registered users. For every 10 points a [...]

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Lovely Company: Ecotopia

December 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Small Companies, Sustainability

The folks at Ecotopia – an online shop offering ‘feel good shopping’ – got in touch recently to tell us about their website… “At Ecotopia we wince when we see unnecessary packaging, we worry when a T-shirt costs just £2.50, and we cringe at all the plastic bags being used. Shopping shouldn’t be like that. [...]

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Touchnote.com: 100% of Sales to Charity

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Charities, Fundraising, Small Companies, Sustainability

Touchnote.com is a digital printing company founded to help people become better friends. They make it easy to send cards, made from FSC certified card and featuring your own photos, to your friends and family. They got in touch with us recently to tell us about the charity offer they are promoting. If you buy [...]

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Lovely Company: Method

December 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Environment, Small Companies, Sustainability

Allow me to introduce you to Method. These fine folks make eco-friendly cleaning products, free from all the usual nasty chemicals. The quiet lifestyles of founders, Eric and Adam, led them to the idea for the company… After their notorious house parties, they’d have to clean up, but the products they found made them cough [...]

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Mobuzz *Not* Saved By The Community!

November 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Fundraising, Small Companies

When Mobuzz ran out of cash a few weeks ago and turned to the community to save it – we gamely pitched in our €5!  They never made their fundraising target of €120k but did manage to raise a remarkable €33k which the founders thought would be enough to accelerate negotiations with advertisers and keep [...]

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Special Offer at MOO

November 17th, 2008 · No Comments · MOO, Small Companies

Here’s a little tip for you: there’s free shipping over at MOO.com on all orders over $100 / £50 / €70 until the end of November. Now would be a great time to stock up on Christmas cards and Mosaic Frames (pictured) which make delightful pressies! Also, if you’re a MOO fan then please vote [...]

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Mobuzz Saved By The Community!

November 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Fundraising, Small Companies

Last week the founders of Mobuzz released a video asking their viewers to pitch in and help save the company.  They were asking for contributions of €5 to ease the company’s cash flow crisis. Mobuzz has now collected €33k – a long way off the €120k they were hoping to raise – but they say [...]

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MOO Caption Competition – Buy The Winning Cards!

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments · MOO, Small Companies, Special Occasions

We spotted some time ago that MOO were running a little Christmas caption competition. Recently, they announced the winners over on the MOO blog and released a special pack of cards with all the winning captions which you can buy here. Unfortunately our entry into the competition didn’t get us very far but some of [...]

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Can The Community Save Mobuzz?

November 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Fundraising, Small Companies

Mobuzz, a company that produces a daily round up of tech news in three languages, are having a cash flow crisis and they’re turning to their community for help! A video plea from the founders (embedded below) is on the homepage of the site asking for donations of €5. The company needs to raise €120k [...]

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FundItFrog.com launches!

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Affiliates, Facebook, Small Companies

Until now FundItFrog – the service we covered earlier that raises money for charity as you shop online – has only been available as a Facebook app.  However the service recently launched as a standalone website: click here to check it out! Congratulations to Geoff Hughes, the chap behind FundItFrog, on the launch!  Here’s hoping [...]

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Four Lovely Halloween Celebrations

November 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Big Companies, Google, GSOH, Small Companies, Special Occasions

Historically there isn’t anything lovely about Halloween.  However in recent years, for most people, it has become a fun festival to celebrate with food, fancy dress, friends and family. Many companies celebrate Halloween too.  Here’s our pick of this year’s bunch. 1. Google often update their homepage logo for Halloween and this year was no [...]

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Freed Win Local Press Coverage

November 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Small Companies

Freed Fashion, a company we profiled earlier, have landed a full page article in their local newspaper the Hexham Courant complete with lots of pictures – click here to check it out!  This is a great win for any small company so congratulations to all the team! Here’s hoping it raises awareness, brings some more [...]

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Serendipity at Dopplr

October 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Serendipity, Small Companies

“Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering a farmer’s daughter.” – Julius Comroe Jr. The trendy folks at Dopplr have tried to build elements of serendipity into their online service for frequent business fliers. The idea is that you put your travel information into the system and it tells you which [...]

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Freed Fashion Launch Party Tonight!

October 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Small Companies

Do you live in London? Are you free tonight? If so, pop down to 6-8 Manor Road any time after 7pm for the Official Freed Fashion launch party! The nearest tube station is Finsbury Park. Click here for more information or here for a map.

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Inspirational: Freed Fashion

October 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Small Companies

I caught up with a friend of mine recently and found out more information about the company she is starting. Her name is Rosie Dobby and we’ve known each other since we were small. Together with her business partner Jen they are starting Freed Fashion – an ethical sportswear company. Rosie and Jen are getting [...]

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What’s the ‘Character’ of Your Web App?

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · MOO, Small Companies

Denise Wilton, creative director at MOO and co-founder of b3ta, made a fascinating keynote speech at a recent Oxford Geek Night. Her talk was titled ‘Designing a web app with character’ and if you are in the business of web apps then you really should watch the video and download the slides as they contain [...]

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Developers Harness Facebook Platform for Charitable Causes

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Facebook, Small Companies

There are now millions of Facebook users playing with pointless and silly apps on the Facebook platform. You’ll be pleased to hear that some of the developers behind these apps are using them to support good causes by donating money made from advertising (and CPA) to charity. The Pink Ribbon app is one example: users [...]

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Lovely Litmus

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Small Companies

Web apps have become an increasing part of everyday life online. Some are almost beginning to feel like friends – but how many of these ‘friends’ sent you a Christmas present last year? Litmus, a web app for checking what your web sites and HTML emails look like in different browswers, sent everyone on their [...]

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