Starting up or growing? Learn, explore and network at Business Startup

The Business Startup Show at Earls Court, London is less than three weeks away and is set to be the largest yet, with over 20,000 visitors expected. New this year, the Great British Business Show will run alongside Business Startup and is geared towards growth for established businesses. November’s show will have a record 350…


Three ways to be a better browser

Have you ever sat back and calculated how much time you spend on the Internet, whether for work or for pleasure? For some of us it’s a great deal of time. What’s more, all of us are prone to sticking with old habits and ways of doing things, a tendency that actually can make browsing…


Demystifying The Cloud: 3 Nov, Gloucester, 10 Nov, Swindon

Are you at the stage where a server might be the next stage to growing your business, but the idea seems frightening? Have you considered the cloud? Join small business specialists Expressware for an informal exhibition showcasing the best in cloud software for small businesses around Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Microsoft Office 365 is cloud productivity…


Global Entrepreneur Week offers help (not kelp!) on going global

Global small business trading experts Alibaba.com are sponsoring Global Entrepreneurship Week (14-18 November), and you can benefit from their advice and expertise. Packed with top speakers and practical sessions, Go Global will offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to increase sales, satisfy international customers and raise their profile, with help from some of the world’s most successful…


Pay-per-click (PPC) for SMB #1: Paid and organic search

For SMBs, search and online advertising can be a bit intimidating. Every organisation wants to be top of the list in search engine page results, but many people aren’t sure how to go about it. In this series of step-by-step articles on paid search (first published on the Microsoft adCenter blog) we aim to explain…


Are you missing out on an information windfall?

If there’s one thing every small business knows, it is that these days, very little in the world of commerce comes for free. Which makes it all the more surprising that there is a pot of valuable free stuff in many small businesses, which is going unused and forgotten. It’s your data. Even the humblest…


Ten tips to cut your business energy bill

Guest blog from HP’s Business Answers blog – join HP’s LinkedIn group for small business conversations and tips.   Turn off the air-conditioning and open some windows. In the winter, turn down the themostat by 1 degree centigrade, to cut your heating bills by up to 1 percent. Get an engineer to check and service your HVAC…


Microsoft Publisher: 5 tips for printing cards, labels or name tags

Bob deLaubenfels writes the Office Publisher blog and posts lots of useful hints and tips like this one below. Bob welcomes comments on his tips and suggestions on others. Publisher is a great tool for creating and printing business cards, address labels, name tags. Here’s five tips to help you print your cards, labels, or tags with…


Download the Office 365 Forum Assistant

The Office 365 Forum Assistant is a free Windows desktop gadget that you can download at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27547. Once downloaded and installed, it appears as a desktop gadget: There are seven main things that you can do with this gadget. However, before we cover these, the first task for you is to enter the configuration options…


Boot or bust!

If your laptop had just seconds to boot up – could it? The wait is over – power up in seconds with Lenovo’s RapidBoot, which cuts boot-up time to just seconds. Want to see it in action? See Lenovo put it to the test in Boot or Bust! And then check out Windows 7 and explore some…