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    March, 2008

    • Who's in the room?

      People talk a lot about ‘presence' these days. According to Wikipedia, "presence information is a status indicator that conveys ability and willingness of a potential communication partner - for example a user to communicate. A user's client provides presence information (presence state) via a network...
    • Could you work smarter?

      Did anyone see the Steve Martin film ‘Cheaper by the Dozen' over the last week? Aside from it being very funny (as is anything with Steve Martin in it), it was about a family with 12 children struggling to juggle careers and childcare. Nothing new there really, but it was loosely based on a 1946 book...
    • Biggest financing mistakes by first-time entrepreneurs

      To use an American phrase - ‘Cash is the gas that keeps every entrepreneurial engine running'. When companies run out of cash from investors, lenders, or customers - they go out of business. It's that simple. This makes the person managing your finances a VIP. Many start-ups don't have qualified accountants...
    • Focusing on women in business

      The budget focus on encouraging women to take on a more entrepreneurial role in the workforce, especially after taking time out to have a family, has – as you would expect - prompted positive and supportive reaction from women-focused websites and organisations. The everywoman commentary makes particularly...
    • What will 'zero-carbon' mean for small businesses?

      In last week's budget, one of the ‘green' measures announced by the Chancellor was the plan to make all business premises carbon neutral by 2019. How this strategy will be implemented isn't yet fully clear, but it's a point worth considering if you're moving premises over the next few years. "Defining...