Top Ten Invoicing Tips

Clinching a deal is a great feeling. Doing the job is a pleasure. But it’s not money in the bank until you’ve got paid for your efforts and, amazingly, plenty of small businesses still admit to not focussing enough on this crucial part of the process. Sometimes, it’s because we concentrate exclusively on sales -…


Buy Office Home & Business 2010 now + get Publisher too!

Buy Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 now – and download Publisher too*. Redemption Process (3 Steps) Buy and activate the product: Buy Office Home and Business 2010 now and activate it between 08 February 2012 and 21 March 2012. Verify purchase: Go to www.Office.com/GetPublisher and enter your purchase date and Office Home and Business…


Productivity? Learn to type!

Today’s post is courtesy of Ewan Dalton, who heads up the technology group within Microsoft UK’s partner business, and who also publishes a “Tip o’ the Week” to several thousand people, covering many aspects of productivity and technology. Previous tips are also published onto http://blogs.technet.com/ewan” Some factoids to amuse your family and bemuse your friends… TYPEWRITER…


New Office 365 videos show the benefits of cloud for SMBs

We’ve just published six great new Office 365 videos that clearly demonstrate the benefits of cloud computing for small businesses. Microsoft Office 365 for small businesses offers a simple set of web-enabled tools for small businesses, independent consultants, and professionals looking for business-class productivity services. Combining the tools people know and use today, Office 365 provides virtually anywhere…


The Techno 12 Days of Christmas

Twelve stylish and up-to-the-minute presents for the whole family; even the bah-humbug business guru. Equally, if you’re too busy making a buck to traipse through the shops, you can mop up some ideas for bargains right here. 1. Office 2010 Home & Business Perfect for: Mum Take a look here: The Microsoft Store Estimated Retail Price:…


Hidden Gems #6: Pivot Tables

This month’s Hidden Gem is a timesaver, a powerful business analysis tool, and a persuasive sales technique. It is included in every edition of Microsoft Office, so you probably already have it. It encourages clarity, simplicity and makes understanding information simple for everyone. And yet few small businesses know about it. So, what on earth…


4-part video series on Tech Tips

The StartUp Britain initiative has gained government and industry support nationwide. Microsoft UK is also offering support with special offers – take a look at our StartUp Britain webpage for more details on these. We’ve also held a series of online seminars over the past six months or so, and these are now available to…


The Excel part of mail-merge: get those Xmas cards out!

The holidays are fast approaching, which means you’ve got to get your cards signed, sealed, and delivered! This post goes out to those of you who keep your address list in Excel and need to figure out how to use it to create mailing labels in Word. Creating labels can be intimidating, mainly because there…


Some cures for PowerPoint anxieties

When you have a presentation on the horizon and you need to create a PowerPoint deck to help deliver your message, do you ever get a little apprehensive? Despite the fact that PowerPoint presentations have become quite commonplace in all types of meetings, I’m well aware that many of us don’t feel confident when it…


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…