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    February, 2009

    • Don't put your trust in ‘Some IT guy'

      Look for a Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist. You might trust your neighbour to give you advice on buying a car and your partner on what colour shirt to buy. But who would you trust when it comes to asking about IT and whether or not you actually need to invest in a technology solution...
    • New SB+ page on Small Business Centre

      Just published (literally about 20 minutes ago) is our new SB+ page on the Microsoft Small Business Centre site. Resources here are designed to help with business matters that fall outside of IT, so we'll be covering tax, finance, HR, interesting articles and business advice, as well as featuring special...
    • Free business guides and the death of saving

      Need some business advice? (Who doesn't!) MSN Money has some free guides available to order: Guide to beating the recession - 50 ways to save money Falling interest rates; an investor's action plan Guide to making sense of the markets Guide to wealth management in uncertain times Guide...
    • Are banks doing enough to help small businesses?

      Shamelessly copied from the BBC website is the following extract from the PR on Panorama tonight (BBC 1 at 8.30pm). This has to be essential viewing for anyone managing a small business. With more than 4.5 million small businesses in the UK providing 13 million jobs, kick-starting the banks into renewed...
    • Commercial coach, professional nagger, mentor: guest blogger Emma Jones

      Whatever you decide to call them, having someone to act as a commercial reality check in your business is invaluable. Finding someone with business experience who is prepared to meet and make you accountable could make the difference between meeting or missing your targets. Benefits So how can...