Small businesses represent over 90 percent of Office 365 customers today. From retailers like Naturally Me to engineering firms like C&I Engineering to professional services companies like Rookie Recruits, Office 365 is helping thousands of small businesses maintain a competitive edge.

Grow with Confidence

Office 365 gives small businesses the confidence they need to grow, compete, and focus on what they do best – serving their customers. Our cloud-based productivity service provides businesses with an uncompromised solution to create, collaborate, and connect including business class email, online meetings, and anywhere access to documents – all without the IT hassle.

“Whatever problem the business faces, Office 365 gives me a complete set of tools for solving it,” says Jared Walther, Business Development Manager and Engineer, C&I Engineering.

The Offer Just Got Even Sweeter

If you’re a small business, there’s no better time to try Office 365 than now. Starting today, Microsoft is offering a 90-day free trial offer for organisations with up to 10 users . Companies can sign up for this new free offer through the end of February.

For those small businesses who purchase and activate a copy of Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010 or Professional 2010, they will receive a 90-day trial of Office 365 Small Business Premium for up to 5 users.   Office 365 Small Business Premium combines the power of Office 365 small business services + Office software for your user’s PCs or Macs.  Checkout Office.com/offer for more details.

 

The Choice is Clear

Your business is too important to compromise with services that are subject to unpredictable changes.  Office 365 gives you the confidence you need to succeed and comes from a company that is committed to your long-term success.

Recruiting firm Rookie Recruits tried Google Apps, but quickly switched to Office 365 after concluding that Google Apps didn’t offer the feature-rich experience to which employees were accustomed. “We want to use cutting-edge technology to meet the needs of the market, introduce new offerings in our industry, and deliver amazing levels of service to our customers,” says the company’s director Andy Springer. “When we switched from Google Apps to Office 365, we freed our people to work together in synergy, and it has produced good results in every area of our business.”

Likewise, beauty products maker Naturally Me initially tried Google Docs but eventually switched to Office 365 after discovering that Google Docs didn’t work reliably and often skewed the formatting. “I downloaded a … trial version of Office 365 and fell in love,” says Chaundra Smith, Founder of Naturally Me. “I had no hesitations moving Naturally Me to the cloud because Office 365 is from Microsoft, so it felt safe and secure.”

No wonder so many small businesses choose Office 365. From the need for security and privacy to the desire for enterprise-quality features to the need for support, small businesses trust Microsoft with its proven experience.

If you’re a small business, take a look at Office 365. Believe me, you will like what you see.


How has Office 365 improved productivity for your small business? Download the free trial here.

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