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  • Blog Post: Inject creativity into your business

    I caught some of Working Lunch today (does anyone know why the BBC is axing this programme? Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame was being interviewed – not for his musical talents and achievements, but for his latest enterprise, a company called Weapons of Mass Entertainment. (I would put the website up...
  • Blog Post: Starting a business from home?

    Redundancy, pre-school children, returning to work or can’t stand the boss…. There are lots of reasons for starting up a business from home – including of course, the excitement and challenge of taking a great business idea and running with it. There are lots of resources out there on the web to help...
  • Blog Post: Online Marketing helps drive Small Business growth

    Developing strong products and services is only part of the challenge for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Unless they are able to reach out to consumers and develop brand awareness, how can they ever be expected to generate a profit? SMBs generally only have limited advertising budgets - they...
  • 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: 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: What's your ideal small business website?

    We're planning to revamp our Microsoft Small Business UK website and would love to get some input from you - our visitors and readers - on what you hate, what you like, and what you'd like to see more of. Maybe you'd like more videos? Perhaps you'd like more product info? Would you like more general...
  • Blog Post: New tips & tricks articles on the Microsoft Small Business website

    We’ve got a great crop of new business articles on the Small Business website: 5 Time-saving tips with Outlook 2007 It’s question time! Cloud computing in a nutshell – technology terms disentangled 10 Top Tweets to follow Creating a web presence without breaking the...
  • Blog Post: Have you got what it takes to start a small business?

    What would you say are the main qualities or fundamentals that make you and your idea viable as a small business? Ask 20 different people and you'll probably get 20 different answers. This MSN.money article focuses on personal qualities, such as passion, commitment and perseverance, plus a good support...
  • Blog Post: New resources on Microsoft's Small Business website

    New on our small business website are a couple of great articles on SEO and upgrading to Windows 7; plus, we've had a bit of tidy up and introduced a couple of new pages to help you navigate our resources. Why upgrade to Windows 7? - Dan Simpson, Client Services Manager, P1 Technology Partners...
  • Blog Post: Finance not your strong point? Try new Office Business Accounting 2008

    Yesterday's launch of Office Business Accounting 2008 could transform your financial processes and procedures. Two versions - Office Accounting Professional 2008 for business owners, bookkeepers, and companies with up to 25 employees, plus the Express version for home and start-ups, provide functionality...