Have you checked out this blog yet? True business – real life for small businesses – is written by Nick Saalfeld, a bone fide ‘small business’ man, who deals with the real day-to-day issues of running your own company. Recent posts embrace the ethics of bankruptcy, an over-reliance on statistics on measurements, and how Nick got more than his 15 minutes of fame.

It’s sponsored by Microsoft’s Small Business Centre and sets out to provide an insight into the kinds of opportunities, troubles and frustrations faced by one small company - not at selling you Microsoft products.