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  • Blog Post: Mega Monday

    Today is apparently the busiest day for online shopping , when we've all been round the shops and failed to find that crucial present for husband/wife/Auntie Mavis. The forecast to be spent online is for somewhere in the region of £320 million - and that's just today! The internet trade body IMRG says...
  • Blog Post: From the Shell Young Entrepreneur of the year: The growing importance of technology in transport

    Guest post from Robert Matthams, founder of www.shiply.com ] and recently named Shell Young Entrepreneur of the Year and BT Entrepreneur of the Year. The importance of technology to delivery companies cannot be understated. The days of paper proof of delivery and sign on the dotted line have been...
  • Blog Post: Can technology solve your business problem?

    Put your question to our ' Ask the Experts ' panel. The right technology can add significant value to your small business - even a simple desktop PC can work wonders on your marketing, cashflow management, or even just your image. Through the Microsoft Small Business site you can submit a business technology...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and the NSPCC: raising vital funds

    The bumper total raised by the televised Children in Need appeal a couple of weeks ago is evidence that even in these difficult times - or perhaps especially in these times - the general public is very aware of those less fortunate than we'd like. We all try to do a bit here and Microsoft does too. If...
  • Blog Post: E-commerce success: Part 1 - What is e-commerce?

    In the first of a seven part series running in conjunction with PayPal, Emma Jones from Enterprise Nation looks at what e-commerce is all about and how your business can benefit by embracing it. A definition According to the good people at PayPal e-commerce is: "The buying and selling of...
  • Blog Post: Keep the cash flowing - new small business guide

    Cash is king – a business mantra that is sometimes not understood until it’s too late. Without cash your company is vulnerable – as many businesses have discovered to their cost over the past six months or so. Prompt invoicing, meticulous tracking and chasing of payments due, measuring quotes against...
  • Blog Post: Viapost could reduce your postal costs: guest blogger Tim Kimber

    ViaPost offers an innovative way for companies (and individuals) to save cost and increase the efficiency of their postage needs. They have developed a print driver that is downloaded, and then when you go to print from Word, you actually print to their remote digital printers and the letter is collated...
  • Blog Post: Check out our new ‘How to Buy' section

    Preinstalled? Hosted services? Volume Licensing? Or boxed from a retailer? Trying to figure out the best way to buy Microsoft products is not always easy but our new ‘ How to Buy ' section is designed to make whole decision-making process a lot simpler. Depending on the number of PCs you're looking to...