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Month July 2011

Social Media Kills Your Business….

…. if you behave unprofessionally online – what a shocker! Reading some twitter feeds you can’t help but wonder how long these people will be in business, calling customers, co-workers and anyone else all kind of very unpleasant names. It may be worth thinking not only about how social media can help you grow your…

Business Startup Software

Thinking about starting a business? You may also wonder about what software to use, Microsoft Office (now even available online), accounting software and so on – but is that really the software you need right now? Starting a business is a process in itself – I don’t want to scare anyone here, but getting this…

Top 5 Tips for Small Businesses on YouTube

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. In order for your small business to get noticed on YouTube, make sure that you are providing content that is useful. Creating your videos to be used as learning tools is likely to…

Bootstrapping – The Way To Survive a Recession

Many of our clients currently find the going tough, although I happy to report that they are surviving better than the average micro business out there. You may ask why is that? Answer: “Business Bootstrapping!” Here are a couple of techniques on how to use business bootstrapping to survive a recession: 1. Cutting Overheads –…

Top 5 Tips for Running a Part-Time Business

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. It is possible to run a part-time business alone in addition to working full-time, but if you can receive aid and assistance from family and friends then it will be a far easier…

WinWeb SME Performance Index Q2.11 for UK released

WinWeb has published a SME performance report for the second quarter of 2011 in form of an infographic. Just click to enlarge the graphic.

WinWeb Partners With SFEDI Awards For Enterprise Learning

WinWeb’s software suite & business services, coupled with SFEDI Awards’ Qualifications, provides new businesses with everything they need to get started and for growing organisations it streamlines their current activities. With these real world tools used in a learning environment the transition to start a real business is much more experience based and leads to…

The Social Customer

We humans are social animals – there can be no doubt about that, given the rise of social networking & social media. Social networking is centered around the exchange of ideas, knowledge and more – in other words it helps people to interact. A business wanting to use social media effectively you’ll need to ask…

Top 5 Tips for Small Business Cost Reduction

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Tax planning is essential if you are serious about reducing your costs over the long-term. There are many ways for a small business to minimise their tax burden or spread it out over…

I’m the CEO, Sorry!

It’s a funny old world sometimes – I usually spend several hours per day doing online customer support. Instinctively I always introduce myself just as “Stefan” and do not elaborate on who I am or what I do. Today however I had two people ask me if I was the CEO of the business and…

Shell LiveWIRE Awards Supported By WinWeb.com

WinWeb have today announced it’s support for the Shell LiveWIRE Awards and Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, by sponsoring each applicant with it’s online cloud-based WinWeb Business Planning Software for 12 months free of charge. Read more on this story on the WinWeb Businessblog or on the Shell LiveWIRE Site or even…

Top 5 Tips for Reaching your Small Business Target Market

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Positive word-of-mouth is important for attracting customers and establishing a foothold in any marketplace. Referral marketing is so powerful that it is often worthwhile to offer incentives (discounts etc.) for customers to do…

The Branson Model

The way Richard Branson starts businesses is very simple – that is why it works so often. He looks at an industry where the market participants have accepted that the current way is the way this industry works (complacency). He goes and finds the most profitable part or sector of it, makes it better and…

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