HOT TOPICS: Blogging

To blog or not to blog Technorati publish an annual ‘State of the Blogosphere’ report analysing trends and growth in blogging and whilst they have not yet released a report for 2012, their 2011 report is an interesting read. The report states that corporate bloggers make up to 8% of the blogosphere, a substantial amount….


Blog: What are the main benefits of cloud storage?

Cloud storage has a number of potential benefits for businesses and organisations, such as reduced costs and greater scalability. By now you’ve probably heard about cloud storage – and you may even have been tempted to use it. But what are the main benefits of using a third-party host for data storage, and why are…


10 ways to monetise your website or blog

Guest post by Vasilis Vryniotis, co-founder of WebSEOAnalytics.com   Making money online and monetising your Website’s Traffic is generally neither as easy as it sounds nor as profitable as most people think. In many cases major changes in the philosophy of the service/website must be done (especially if the website used to offer free services) and…


Lessons I didn’t learn until I ran my own business

A big welcome to a new guest blogger: Glen Feechan is Chief Executive of Spreadsheets by Email and author of the Not Just Numbers blog). He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and provides spreadsheet solutions, large and small, to a worldwide client base. He’ll be providing some great Excel tips in future blogs, mixed…


Create a publishing empire from your home

Guest post from Emma Jones, Founder of Enterprise Nation, the home business website and author of ‘Spare Room Start Up – how to start a business from home’.   Do you have content you would like to share with an interested audience of existing and potential customers? It’s never been so easy to package your…


Business networking: can’t get by without it

Business Networking is essential and not just for the extrovert or the sales man or women any more. We all do it in one form or another, whether at exhibitions, breakfast clubs, LinkedIn, Twitter or even on the train in the morning commute. At heart most of us are social creatures and networking is not…


100 awesome business blogs that are better than an MBA

Since this Microsoft Small Business blog is featured in the 100 awesome business blogs we had to mention it!  (At no 13 btw, though I don’t believe they’re ranked, just listed.)   At a glance they seem to be primarly US-oriented, but still worth a look if you want some Friday light-relief.  


Get out there!

The latest Virgin ad is the subject of my colleague Nick’s latest post on his True Business blog. It’s very clever and very funny – I won’t spoil it for you – read his blog and watch on the ad on YouTube. The point of this is, as Nick says, “the whole ad is there…


Learning from others

Other people’s start up blogs are always interesting to read – if only because they serve to validate that you’re not the only person in the world facing specific difficulties. Nature-friendly products is one worth looking at – it really is in its infancy. A very interesting – and critical point – that Justine makes…


True business – real life for small businesses

Have you checked out this blog yet? True business – real life for small businesses – is written by Nick Saalfeld, a bone fide ‘small business’ man, who deals with the real day-to-day issues of running your own company. Recent posts embrace the ethics of bankruptcy, an over-reliance on statistics on measurements, and how Nick…