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    March, 2009

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • How green is your office?

      Seed change on Green Office Week with Avery What does your business do to help the environment? Research has shown that although UK employees want to be more environmentally friendly there aren't enough facilities and opportunities to enable workers to help the environment. Green Office Week 2009...
    • 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...