Proudly supporting the government’s StartUp Britain initiative

Prime Minister David Cameron is today (28 March 2011) announcing StartUp Britiain, a government initiative designed to help startups and entrepreneurs drive business growth across the UK. The prime minister is expected to say: “I want to make a direct appeal to everyone who’s sitting at home or at their desk thinking about starting their…


Office.com presents the 2011 Calendar Contest

 Quick! You’ve got just 6 days to enter the Office 2011 Calendar Contest.   Build a 2011 calendar in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or Publisher. You can use either Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 programs to create your calendars. To help you get started, we have provided eight sample 2011 calendars. You can download one or…


New on the site

It’s been a busy and productive month here in Microsoft SmallBiz land – take a look at the new resources we’ve just published: Office 2010 page – incorporating a ‘Help me Choose’ tool if you’re unsure which version would best suit your business New from Microsoft Gold Partner ZipTech Services, an article on how and…


Buy Office 2007 and download Office 2010, when available

Here’s a great new offer for anyone considering upgrading their office software. If you buy Office 2007 now, you can download Office 2010 when it becomes available, through our Tech Guarantee programme. The download will be available at no extra charge but there will an additional fee if you want the DVD. You need to:…


Get more done in your day: free Office 2007 trial

Want to get more done in your day? Be more productive? Spend less time on paperwork and admin? Of course you do. Which is why it’s important to put the right tools in place. If you’re still using pen and paper for your accounts it really is worth investing some time in getting to know…


Non-tech, >15 PCs? Tell us your Microsoft success story!

The PR bods here at Microsoft are looking for innovative / cost-saving case studies and / or customer quotes on implementing Microsoft solutions – Windows 7, Office 2007 (or 2010 if you’re using the free beta version) or Business Productivity Online Services. You need to have fewer than 15 employees and come from a non-tech…


Microsoft Small Business is now on YouTube

We’re branching out here in Microsoft smallbiz – we’ve just set up a Microsoft SB YouTube   page where you can find our latest videos. Up now are five customer videos, along the themes of: ·        Find new customers with Office Live ·        Keep existing customers with Office 007   ·     Get more done in your day…


How to be more competitive in tough times

To compete with the big boys in these tough economic times, small businesses need as much help as they can get from technology. Steve Wright, Director of Microsoft Certified Partner, BMS Digital Solutions, offers some useful tips, including: How to develop stronger relationships with customers Appealing to your customers through professional communications Get organised! Read the…


Kids stuck at home? Keep them busy….

Is there a household in the country that hasn’t been affected by the snow? I doubt it. We’re on Snow Day #4 here, except for youngest whose school has managed to open for 2 of those. So what do you do with the kids when you’re trying to work and they’re bored because they can’t…


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…