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  • Blog Post: Save time and money - keep in touch from the office

    You don't need to spend hours on a train, plane or in a car to have vital meetings with suppliers, colleagues or customers. With Microsoft Office Live Meeting you can set up conference calls from your office so you don't lose valuable working time. As well as improving productivity you can also reduce...
  • Blog Post: You’re asking – the Small Business experts are replying

    Got a business-related IT question? Ask the experts on Facebook and you’ll get a prompt, authoritative reply from a panel of Microsoft Partners who are accredited Small Business Specialists. Here are a couple of questions received to date: “What is your view on using online applications...
  • Blog Post: 5 ways to ‘run a business in your sleep’!

    Before the financial crash, property experts were fond of saying that investing in property was as good as making money in your sleep. Today, times are tougher, and sleeping itself won’t earn you much – but you can be open for business even when the office is closed. Here are five ways to...
  • Blog Post: Blog: Is mobile working a revolution, or just a fad?

    Is the number of mobile workers set to further increase in the coming years? The last few years have seen a significant shift in workplace habits, with business employees increasingly able to choose where and when they work. With connected laptops, tablets and smartphones at their disposal, mobile...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blog: Is mobile broadband right for your business?

    Mobile broadband has, until recently, struggled to fulfil its promise of actually providing a connection with broadband speeds. But with 4G networks deploying across the world, and existing 3G links being upgraded, mobile broadband is finally a realistic alternative to fixed-line services, in some cases...
  • 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: New 60-second business insider videos

    New 60-second business insider videos are great way to learn something very quickly! Many office-based tasks can be made significantly easier with new technology but generally we just carry one doing things in the same old way. But by learning a new process - or at the least basics of it - in just 60...
  • 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: Wi-Fi locator helps you get web access on the move

    The much-improved small business Wi-Fi Locator is now live on the Small Business site. Being able to work on the move wherever, whenever not only helps you to maintain business operations remotely, but also offers you the chance to remain online when you might be travelling for business meetings or simply...