RSS Twitter

Browse by Tags

  • Blog Post: Office Live: an introduction

    By Tim Kimber --> By Tim Kimber First of all, a quick explanation of what Office Live is, since this can cause some confusion. Office Live is a set of web services designed to help start-ups and small businesses get an online presence. The entry-level offering is called Office Live Basics and...
  • 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: Keyword Search Marketing with Microsoft adManager: Tim Kimber, guest blogger

    If you've invested some time on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), you may still not be appearing where you want to in search engine rankings. There can be a multitude of reasons for this, including the fact that it can take many weeks for your site to get properly indexed, the keywords on your site are...
  • 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: Book of the Month

    Not Richard and Judy's, but Small Business's. We've got a new books page , and book of the month for July is Microsoft Office Live Small Business: Take Your Business Online. There's a special offer until 31 August for Small Business Centre visitors - you can buy the book at a massive 50% off RRP for...
  • Blog Post: How to write web content for a busy audience

    Maybe you're not a writer. But you do have a website and you do need to put some words on it. Typically people don't read online the same way they read a book or a letter. Instead, they tend to scan web pages to find the information they are looking for quickly. So you need to think of your website as...
  • Blog Post: Office Live comes to the rescue of school car boot sale: guest blogger Tim Kimber

    I was recently asked to help with some marketing for a school which is starting to do car boot sales to raise funds to refurbish the school hall. They already do all the usual things like putting ads in the local press, leaflets, posters, etc. The missing piece of the equation seemed to be a website...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Office Live Workspaces

    What you normally do when you need to share a document with someone - your book-keeper for example, or a colleague who's away somewhere? Email? And then wait for them to send an amended copy back, that you have to remember to save? Or stick it on a memory stick perhaps? Wouldn't it be easier if you had...
  • Blog Post: Download a free e-book on Office Live Small Business (Tim Kimber, guest blogger)

    I’ve just finished reading the new Microsoft Press book 'Office Live Small Business – Get your Business Online', and I can report that it’s a well-written, comprehensive coverage of just about everything you need to get started with Office Live. All of Office live is covered including : ...
  • Blog Post: Your chance to win a £2,000 prize package - each week

    Does your website need a makeover? For the next 10 weeks, Microsoft Office Live Small Business is giving away a £2,000 prize package every week, comprising a new Dell laptop, a complete makeover for your website and over £500 in cash. Enter the prize draw today.