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    March, 2009

    • Roll out the red carpet ...the business owners are in town

      From guest blogger Emma Jones With it being Oscar season and all, what better time to talk about awards for the stars of the business world. Entering awards is an effective marketing tool; writing the entry helps to define business plans and goals and, if you win, you earn prizes, recognition and...
    • SMEs use Twitter to cut costs

      Social networking, relationship marketing, LinkedIn, Facebook, Bebo, and now Twitter. As the traditional forms of advertising are in rapid decline (in the news today is the 1,000 job cut at The Daily Mail group) so new ways of promoting your business are appearing. According to an article in Computer...
    • The art of selling in six simple steps

      Guest blogger Emma Jones There is no finer talent for a business owner to possess than the skill of making a sale. As the business grows you may decide to outsource the sales function but at the beginning, making a sale is on your ‘to do' list. Here are six simple steps that will turn prospects into...
    • What sells in a recession?

      There's a great new article on MSN Money, 'What sells in a recession ?', spotlighting products and industries which are actually seeing significant growth in the current economic climate - it's well worth a read. Here's a taste: Caravans are hot (apparently). Fewer of us are indulging in exotic...
    • Why starting a business in a recession isn't foolish

      Guest post from BusinessWings , a business resource for budding entrepreneurs, and where, in their own words, you can "find useful business articles providing advice, tips and guides, and read recent posts on real life business issues such as running a small business, buying a franchise, financial advice...