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  • Blog Post: Hotspot for enterprising businesswomen

    Women in the Dacorum region (about 25 miles NW of London, in Hertfordshire, ) are among the most enterprising in terms of establishing businesses in the UK. Apparently, around 136 new companies with female directors were registered in the area in the past year. Some of the credit for this must go...
  • Blog Post: New questions for ‘Ask the Expert'

    Two new questions on our Ask The Expert section this month: "I'm in the process of wanting to start up a small business online. I've just bought myself a laptop with Windows Vista Business but I am unsure as to what additional software I need to create a good website and if there is the training available...
  • Blog Post: Women - get ready to be inspired

    Female entrepreneurs in Scotland are invited to attend a unique event allowing them to learn from some of the UK's most successful businesswomen. The everywoman Conference Scotland features presentations and workshops led by women with a proven track record in business and takes place at the Caledonian...
  • Blog Post: Creating a community

    Guest blog from Emma Jones, Founder of Enterprise Nation and author of ‘Spare Room Start Up - how to start a business from home'. Whether you're selling beaded jewellery or your time as an expert in finance, it's good for business to develop a community around you. Bonding customers to each other...
  • Blog Post: Three ways to source new work

    Guest post from Emma Jones, founder of the home business website Enterprise Nation ( http://www.enterprisenation.com/ ) and author of ‘Spare Room Start Up - how to start a business from home'. This is a perfect time to spruce up your business development and pursue opportunities that will mean new...
  • Blog Post: Test

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  • Blog Post: Who's in the room?

    People talk a lot about ‘presence' these days. According to Wikipedia, "presence information is a status indicator that conveys ability and willingness of a potential communication partner - for example a user to communicate. A user's client provides presence information (presence state) via a network...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: 7 steps to creating the right impression; guest blogger Emma Jones

    You only get one chance to create a first impression. To make sure it's the right one, follow these 7 steps that will have people meeting you, liking you and, critically, wanting to do business with you. Be confident - walk into a room with your head held high and confidence intact. This will...
  • Blog Post: Business networking: can’t get by without it

    Business Networking is essential and not just for the extrovert or the sales man or women any more. We all do it in one form or another, whether at exhibitions, breakfast clubs, LinkedIn, Twitter or even on the train in the morning commute. At heart most of us are social creatures and networking is not...