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  • Blog Post: Let's Celebrate!

    Guest post from Emma Jones, Founder of Enterprise Nation , the home business website, and author of ‘Spare Room Start Up - how to start a business from home'. Home Enterprise Day is happening on Friday 20 th November and Enterprise Nation members are making plans to celebrate. I hope you'll join in...
  • Blog Post: 8 steps to becoming a 5-to-9-er

    There are over 5 million people doing it and today a book is launched to help many more follow in their footsteps. We’re talking about ‘Working 5 to 9’ which involves holding down a day job and building a business at nights and weekends. The book’s author, Emma Jones, offers eight steps showing how you...
  • Blog Post: Changes to flexible working legislation

    New legislation means that millions of parents with older children how have the right to ask their employers for flexible work arrangements. Although this is only an ‘ask' it should help all parents - especially women - who are juggling work / life balance. Read the full story on the BBC website . ...
  • Blog Post: Having a lovely time – wish you were here!

    Whether it’s skiing, with those beautiful, snowy white, crystal mountains or somewhere hot and sunny with golden sandy beaches and turquoise seas – a trip away in February is just sooo... good for the soul. SmallBiz hasn’t aspired to such exotic locations but has nevertheless taken a half-term break...
  • Blog Post: Beating the recession: selling home-made goods on the web

    Interesting story on the BBC site today on how people are making extra money in the recession by selling homemade items on the internet . Here's a brief extract: "A boom in cottage industries is being fuelled by people using their hobbies to make money, said UK classified adverts website Vivastreet...
  • Blog Post: Enter the 2009 Home Business Awards to win profile and prizes

    Guest post from Emma Jones, Founder of Enterprise Nation and author of ‘Spare Room Start Up - how to start a business from home'. The 2009 Home Business Awards run by home-business website, Enterprise Nation, are now open for entry. There are five categories with thousands of pounds worth of profiles...
  • Blog Post: Ask the Expert: Hosted technology is affordable and hassle-free

    Our 'Ask the Expert' question for June is answered by Ann Merrick, Managing Director of Infineo, a Microsoft Partner and Small Business Specialist. The question is: We're a small group of busy people trying to grow our business as quickly as possible. We're conscious that we need to use technology...
  • Blog Post: How to start a health and beauty business

    Guest post from Emma Jones, Founder of Enterprise Nation , the home business website, and author of ‘ Spare Room Start Up – how to start a business from home’ . According to retail experts, the health and beauty sector is in rude health; thriving, they say. So if you’re wondering which sectors present...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 has arrived: what does it mean for you?

    Last week was a big week here at Microsoft with the launch of Windows Server 2012. But what does it mean for you as a small business? The answer is a lot. Windows Server 2012 can be the central “hub” that connects your data, mobile devices, apps and the cloud in a convenient, cost-effective...
  • Blog Post: The changing shape of SMBs – latest advisory panel video discussion

    Continuing our quarterly SMB panel discussions on the economic and business climate for SMBs, we’ve now got videos of the discussions on the Small Business website. There are three videos, focusing on the following areas: How do you view the economic climate changes for SMEs since the panel...