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Month January 2011

Top 5 Tips for Small Biz Twitter Beginners

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Remember that you are on Twitter primarily to listen and learn, not to simply broadcast your message to the world. 2. Interaction is the key to success on Twitter. Try to follow other people…

Failure Is Always An Option

Talking about business success is always great and uplifting. Talking about business failure not so much, why is that? All too often failure is seen as a bad thing, not as an experience, a valuable lesson or the next important step on the ladder to success. Failure is painful, it dents our ego, but the…

Embracing Social Media for Business

Social media sites are not longer just the realm of individuals, and those who regularly read my blog know I’m a huge advocate of the power of social media for small businesses. Many companies, from small businesses to multinational organisations, are embracing the benefits of social media marketing, and if your business isn’t you are…

Customer Service – The Small Business Advantage!

Customer service is one of the few great advantages that a small business has over a larger competitor. Although they are unlikely to be able to compete on price, they have the potential to provide a far more personalised and caring customer care experience. All that they need to do this better than the competition…

Top 5 Tips for Saving a Struggling Small Business

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Try to cut your operational costs as quickly and savagely as possible, without it affecting your ability to provide top quality products or service. It is important to get the basics (business planning &…

WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Via U! Photography

This week the WinWeb Pitch of the Week winner is Mariano Pastor, the owner of Via U!, an affordable online photography studio that aims to help small businesses increase their sales. Via U! Photography offers a financially viable for small businesses looking to sell products online through advertising photography. Via U! Photography makes professional advertising…

It’s Good To Talk!

Good communication is vital for every business; whether big or small, working from an office, or from home. Without good communication it is likely that tasks will not be completed on time or to a satisfactory standard, which will lead to customers being let down. Communication difficulties can also cause problems with suppliers, leading to…

Top 5 Tips for Small Biz Data Management On-The-Go

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. The USB stick is still your greatest asset for on-the-fly data management. The only flaw is how easily it can be lost or left behind when travelling. 2. Sync all your mobile gadgets just…

WinWeb Pitch of the Week – AKA Promotional Products

This week the WinWeb Pitch of the Week winner is Roger Poll from AKA Promotional Products. AKA Promotional Products sell a wide range of recycled and environmentally friendly products that are manufactured in the UK. AKA Promotional Products is innovative not only in the aspect of recycled and environmentally products that they produce, but also…

The Importance of Customer Service and Contact

Small businesses often complain that they cannot really compete with larger firms. Economy of scale is usually cited as the main reason for this. Large firms are able to purchase raw materials and stock on a scale that a small business could never afford. However, small business owners often overlook some of the benefits that…

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