Friday Support: Licensing? What does that actually mean?

Licensing.  Not an easy topic.  The Support for Small Business (SSB) portal strives to make complex topics like licensing easier to understand.  Read on to de-mystify some of the complexity around licensing as we provide you with some online resources to help with your specific business needs. So Licensing.  What does that actually mean?  The…


The Winners of Windows 8 #LoveWin8

  To celebrate the success of the Great British Business Show, and the release of Windows 8, we asked small businesses and entrepreneurs to enter our fantastic competition: to tell us why they love Windows 8! This blog is delighted to announce the winners listed below. Congratulations for the ten lucky winners of Windows 8….


Friday Support: Is my IP really mine?

The third in a series of 10 blogs, helping you find your own answers to 10 key questions about your intellectual property, or IP. On the face of it, “who owns my IP?” ought to be a very easy question to answer. However, that’s not always the case. Take copyright for example. If there is…


Tips for reducing small business costs

Money’s tight, but things look to be on the up. This blog wanted to make sure you are using the best possible tools to ensure your business is cost-effective and super! Here are some tips to help you on your way. 1.      Use technology By using technology, you are instantly saving money. It is a…


Should SMBs allow the use of personal mobile devices?

SMBs appear divided on the issue of bring your own device (BYOD). How strong is the case for embracing the consumerisation of IT? As more employees make requests to work on their own personal smartphones, laptops and tablets, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are being forced to devise policies for bring your own device (BYOD)….


Interested in designing new ways for people to make the most of mobile commerce?

Can you prototype new solutions that are secure yet easy to use, attractive yet user-centred and intuitive yet commercially viable? The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is investing up to £1.5m to stimulate new solutions for mCommerce to counter the threat of theft and fraud. Projects will last up to five months and successful projects will…


Celebrate the success of your business with a custom infographic

This blog understands the importance of showing off your success, so we’ve created a free app that will allow you to easily design a fully personalised infographic about your business.  Infographics have so many great uses: from creating an interactive visual aid for an internal review meeting to showing the world how brilliant your company…


Why Microsoft Dynamics ERP’? Part 7: Drives your business growth

A business solution from Microsoft—Drives and supports your business growth         Thanks for reading our “Top Reasons to Purchase a Business Solution from Microsoft” blog series. We are currently on week seven of this nine-week series, which explores how a business solution from Microsoft delivers more than just ERP. Below you will…


Friday Support: IP – Is what I have original and distinctive?

The second in a series of 10 blogs, helping you find your own answers to 10 key questions about your intellectual property, or IP. There’s one key test your IP and other intangible assets must pass if they are to have significant value: are they unique? Distinctiveness and originality are particularly important if you want…