Email shaped to fit your business

Email has changed – take a look at our new Microsoft website and find out how. Mail solutions have become more flexible, scalable and economical and you can choose the option that suits you – hosted, on-premise or a mix. Did you know you can now get a web-based or hosted email service directly from Microsoft…


How to do search marketing as an SMB

Cedric Chambaz, my colleague in Microsoft Advertising, has written a great article search marketing, which is published on Utalkmarketing.com – How to do search marketing as an SMB. Busting the myths that it’s too expensive, too time-consuming and too difficult, Cedric clearly illustrates how small businesses can use pay-per-click (PPC) to boost business. Here’s a snippet to…


The changing shape of SMBs – latest advisory panel video discussion

Continuing our quarterly SMB panel discussions on the economic and business climate for SMBs, we’ve now got videos of the discussions on the Small Business website. There are three videos, focusing on the following areas: How do you view the economic climate changes for SMEs since the panel met in July 2009? How would you summarise…


Small firms urged to establish websites

In one of today’s news stories ‘Small firms urged to establish websites’, Steve Pogorzelski, chief executive of ClickFuel, claimed that firms without a web offering are at a severe disadvantage in the modern business climate. He claimed that bringing a brand online, even with a small website, is “an enormous step” towards driving greater awareness….


New Windows 7 60-second Business Insider videos

New on the Small Business website are 8 brief videos, providing hints and tips on getting the most out of Windows 7.  If you’re wondering how Windows 7 can help you work more quickly and more productively take a few minutes to watch these videos and you’ll find out! ·        Fix problems quickly (2.13 Mb/s)…


BBC small business recession tracker October update

The October update on tracking small businesses through the recession is up on the BBC website today. “A solid month” seems to be the overall feeling, with all the retail firms reporting a rise in sales. Here are a few snippets from the report – there are some very positive indicators. David Groocock from the…


Windows 7 customer success stories

We’re just publishing some great new content on the Microsoft Small Business website. If you go to the Library, you’ll find four new videos from UK small business customers, explaining how Windows 7 is saving them time and money. You’ll also see one from a Microsoft Small Business Specialist, Peak Support, which we’ve included because…


Visiting Business Startup tomorrow or Friday?

Come and see us! The Microsoft Small Business team would love to meet you at Business Startup, Olympia, London on 26 or 27 November. We’ll have Windows 7 on display so you can have a look at some of the great new features and try it out for yourself.  You’ll also find our colleagues from…


Get a free online security review

We’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating – your data underpins your business. If your data – or your systems – are compromised, your business could be at risk. Use our free Security Assessment Tool to get an online review of your security. You can download a report at the close of the 15-minute…