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  • Blog Post: Social networking opportunities for small businesses

    By Matt Brady I recently published a blog entry about the new internet phenomenon that is social networking and small businesses. Today, a story surfaced about how only 8% of SME executives use social networking sites such as Facebook and Live Spaces . According to John Davis, Marketing Director for...
  • Blog Post: Social networking and recruitment: candidates cautioned

    A survey by security company Sophos reveals that many UK companies are still banning the use of social networking sites in the workplace. About 43% of employees were prevented from using popular sites such as Facebook. Read more: UK employers continuing to ban social websites . However , many businesses...
  • 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: 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: Three teen tech entrepreneurs in total control

    By Matt Brady British teenagers are "out of control", screamed the Daily Mail this week. Our young people, explained the think tank Institute for Public Policy Research, are more likely to binge-drink, start fights and take drugs than their European counterparts. Calum Brannan, Adam Hildreth and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista magazine investigates social media

    By Matt Brady I blogged the other day about the official Windows XP magazine. Today, I picked up the other Windows mag, Windows Vista: The Official Magazine (an inexpensive £3.99 if you buy it). Like the XP sister title, Vista is packed with useful tips and case studies. Three features in this...
  • Blog Post: Newly published pages: hosted services and Windows Live Spaces

    We have new pages on Small Business Centre that you may be interested in viewing - three articles on hosted services and one on my favourite topic of the moment, social networking/Windows Live Spaces. Bon ap! : Unusual benefits of Microsoft Exchange About the unexpected benefits of hosted services...
  • Blog Post: Web gurus look towards its future

    A little over fifteen years ago, the agreement to make use of the World Wide Web free of charge came into being. From its origins as a means for scientists to exchange information, to the current explosion of user-generated content populating the majority of sites, the WWW is apparently still in its...
  • Blog Post: Social networking and your small business

    By Matt Brady There's a bit of a revolution going on, and I'm not referring to the mess unfolding in Venezuela. All of a sudden, more and more people are popping up on facebook , a social networking site that is looking more and more likely to eclipse Murdoch's MySpace as the nation's favourite....
  • Blog Post: Facebook and fraud: how criminals are preying on Web 2.0 users

    By Matt Brady I have been espousing the virtues of social networking on this blog recently. So all good, then? Not according to Equifax. A report by the credit information group warns that users of social networking sites such as Facebook are opening themselves up to fraudulent attacks if they publish...