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  • Blog Post: 12 things you shouldn’t publish on your website

    You know what should be including – product information, pricing (if applicable), contact details etc, but are you as confident about the things you shouldn’t be publishing? It might be worth taking a look through the list below and just checking that you’re not doing any of the following: Your...
  • Blog Post: Translate web pages instantly with Bing Translator

    If you’re dealing with foreign companies (and Monday’s blog implies many of you are) you might find Bing Translator useful. It’s a free online language translation service for instant automatic translation of text and web pages, translating between many languages – not just French, German, Spanish etc...
  • Blog Post: Unleash the power of the web

    Are you confident you’re getting the best out of the Internet? Do you think your website could perform better but you’re not sure what to do? It may be worth a day of your time to visit Small Business 2.0 , an event in London on Saturday 11 October. The event promises you’ll learn how to: Promote...
  • Blog Post: Give your IT support people less to do

    Show your IT support people how much you care - give them less to do! This is the title of one of our new articles on the small business website. What's the secret behind reducing your IT support? No magic really, just common sense. We've got five suggestions on how you can manage your IT more effectively...
  • 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: Optimise webpage titles and improve your click-through rates

    Guest post by Vasilis Vryniotis, co-founder of WebSEOAnalytics.com Titles are considered important both for the users and for the search engines. This week we’ll discuss some practical tips on how to optimise the titles of your site and on how to boost your search engine results and click-through...
  • 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: Five signs of a power brand

    Guest post from Maria Ross, founder and chief strategist of Red Slice a branding and marketing consultancy based in the US. She is the author of Branding Basics for Small Business: How to Create an Irresistible Brand on Any Budget available on Amazon.co.uk Clients often ask us, “How will...
  • 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...