Microsoft is keen to get closer to its small business customers to provide more specific, relevant and above all - local resources.

So as a pilot, we've launched a Northwest Small Business site, offering access to local business organisations, including  Business Enterprise Northwest  and Business Link Northwest, plus information on  events provided by Business Scene.

You'll still find the usual great mix of Small Business Resources but we've added to them with the aim of providing a dedicated gateway for small businesses working in the Northwest - please let us have your comments and feedback.