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  • Blog Post: Upcoming events

    A couple of free events you may find interesting if you're near Newcastle-upon-Tyne in August or September. On 6 August and 9 September, Microsoft partner, Technology Services Group, is holding two seminars for small businesses to demonstrate how software and services can help you reduce costs and run...
  • Blog Post: Unleash the power of the web

    Are you confident you’re getting the best out of the Internet? Do you think your website could perform better but you’re not sure what to do? It may be worth a day of your time to visit Small Business 2.0 , an event in London on Saturday 11 October. The event promises you’ll learn how to: Promote...
  • Blog Post: Global Entrepreneur Week offers help (not kelp!) on going global

    Global small business trading experts Alibaba.com are sponsoring Global Entrepreneurship Week (14-18 November), and you can benefit from their advice and expertise. Packed with top speakers and practical sessions, Go Global will offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to increase sales, satisfy international...
  • Blog Post: Small Business goes Northwest

    Microsoft is keen to get closer to its small business customers to provide more specific, relevant and above all - local resources. So as a pilot, we've launched a Northwest Small Business site , offering access to local business organisations, including Business Enterprise Northwest and Business...
  • Blog Post: Startupslive - come and be inspired

    Whether you're contemplating starting up your first small business or simply looking for more ideas on how to take your business to the next level, attending a small business focused event really does give you the insight and guidance you need. It's also a great opportunity to meet and learn from other...
  • Blog Post: Go Global in 2012

    Research in the first month of the New Year points to record levels of new businesses being created and high optimism amongst small business owners. Will this confidence convert into international trade and expansion? We hope so! Enterprise Nation founder, Emma Jones (@emmaljones), offers four steps...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft, Real Business look for Britain's Digital Elite. It could be you?

    Real Business magazine and Microsoft are teaming up to look for Britain's most technologically advanced businesses. Companies judged to be the most intelligent users of software to improve performance (software could be off-the-shelf, bespoke, customised, a single package or combination of packages...
  • Blog Post: Home Business Uncovered

    Home business website, Enterprise Nation, is going on a national road trip to produce a documentary on the rise of home business in the UK. Starting in Scotland on Monday 14 September, a crew of three ( Emma Jones, Founder, Enterprise Nation ; Tim Sargent, Mint Video ; and Nick Clark, 1st Class Travel...
  • Blog Post: FSB Annual Conference online resources

    If you missed the FSB’s annual conference you might want to browse the website for news and resources stemming from the two-day event last week. You’ll find videos of keynote speakers’ speeches, including Lord Mandelson, Rt Hon Alex Salmond and George Osbourne. Plus policy issues, publications and the...
  • Blog Post: Catch us if you can!

    A quick note - Microsoft Small Business and adCenter are out and about this week - come and say 'Hi!' if you're attending the following: Go Global conference tomorrow (Tuesday 15 November), kindly invited by Enterprise Nation, HP, Alibaba and PayPal. My colleague, Cedric Chambaz from Microsoft...