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  • Blog Post: WSJ: Copywriting company gets it write with small business blog

    From across the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal reports on the usage of blogs by small businesses as a marketing tool. In the article Blog It and They May Come , author Sarah Needleman highlights the case of Get It In Writing , a small business providing copywriting services ("We write. We edit...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Writer: 5 steps to publishing success

    By Matt Brady For those of you who blog already, you may be interested in a new Microsoft product called Windows Live Writer (still in beta). It's a desktop application that allows you to write posts on a "WYSIWYG" interface and publish to your blog, whatever the platform. Whether you're online or...
  • Blog Post: Lessons I didn’t learn until I ran my own business

    A big welcome to a new guest blogger: Glen Feechan is Chief Executive of Spreadsheets by Email and author of the Not Just Numbers blog ). He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and provides spreadsheet solutions, large and small, to a worldwide client base. He’ll be providing some great Excel...
  • Blog Post: True business – real life for small businesses

    Have you checked out this blog yet? True business – real life for small businesses – is written by Nick Saalfeld, a bone fide ‘small business’ man, who deals with the real day-to-day issues of running your own company. Recent posts embrace the ethics of bankruptcy, an over-reliance on statistics on measurements...
  • Blog Post: HOT TOPICS: Blogging

    To blog or not to blog Technorati publish an annual ‘State of the Blogosphere’ report analysing trends and growth in blogging and whilst they have not yet released a report for 2012, their 2011 report is an interesting read. The report states that corporate bloggers make up to 8% of...
  • Blog Post: Why small businesses should consider blogging

    By Matt Brady Microsoft's Steve Clayton back in October 2006 gave 7 reasons why SMEs should blog . In a sort of homage to that piece, I present my 5 reasons why a small business should consider launching a blog: Traffic! Blogs are great for attracting (and driving) traffic. Here's why: ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista magazine investigates social media

    By Matt Brady I blogged the other day about the official Windows XP magazine. Today, I picked up the other Windows mag, Windows Vista: The Official Magazine (an inexpensive £3.99 if you buy it). Like the XP sister title, Vista is packed with useful tips and case studies. Three features in this...
  • Blog Post: Growing Business lists hot Web 2.0 businesses, Innocent Drinks on blogging

    Web 2.0 is covered in the July/August edition of Growing Business magazine (£3). In the article "Web 2.0 & what it means for you" ("Trends and ideas behind the latest online businesses - and why you need them too"), Jon Card examines the phenomenon of social media and names exciting new UK businesses...
  • Blog Post: 10 ways to monetise your website or blog

    Guest post by Vasilis Vryniotis, co-founder of WebSEOAnalytics.com Making money online and monetising your Website’s Traffic is generally neither as easy as it sounds nor as profitable as most people think. In many cases major changes in the philosophy of the service/website must be done...
  • Blog Post: Blog: What are the main benefits of cloud storage?

    Cloud storage has a number of potential benefits for businesses and organisations, such as reduced costs and greater scalability. By now you've probably heard about cloud storage - and you may even have been tempted to use it. But what are the main benefits of using a third-party host for data...