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    March, 2009

    • 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...
    • Three ways to source new work

      Guest post from Emma Jones, founder of the home business website Enterprise Nation ( http://www.enterprisenation.com/ ) and author of ‘Spare Room Start Up - how to start a business from home'. This is a perfect time to spruce up your business development and pursue opportunities that will mean new...
    • Office Groove - helping small businesses reach new customers

      Using Microsoft Office Groove 2007 and other collaborative technologies has enabled a virtual office services business to grow and expand. After working as a PA and administrator for 20 years, Anna Isaacs decided to use her experience to set up a virtual office services business. She duly launched...
    • How to find and keep customers

      This generally comes top of the priority list for every business - large or small - which is why we've put together a new section on the Microsoft Small Business website. Take a look at our Finding and Keeping customers section, which includes pages on how to build a professional website , how to build...
    • 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...