Take less time but get more done

Find out how you can use technology to manage your business, wherever your work takes you. If you’re trying to get more done (and aren’t we all!) take a look at our new resources – including a new guide to download, aptly called Get more done.     Businesses need to rely on small teams…


5 ways to ‘run a business in your sleep’!

Before the financial crash, property experts were fond of saying that investing in property was as good as making money in your sleep. Today, times are tougher, and sleeping itself won’t earn you much – but you can be open for business even when the office is closed. Here are five ways to turn downtime…


My first customer order: a personal story

Not quite my first order, but Small Biz’s No2 daughter (D2), who went into business this week at aged 13 and got her first order 2 days later. The excitement, the pride and the job satisfaction was immense, and even if it tails away to nought over the next few months it won’t matter because…


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…


The secrets to a successful business partnership

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’. A good business partnership is like a good marriage. You meet the right person, work well together and combine talents to create something wonderful. In a Valentine-frosted…


Starting a business from home?

Redundancy, pre-school children, returning to work or can’t stand the boss…. There are lots of reasons for starting up a business from home – including of course, the excitement and challenge of taking a great business idea and running with it.  There are lots of resources out there on the web to help – here’s…


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…


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….


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…