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Take a wander like the Mosey Man

My best boss was known to everyone in the office as the Mosey Man, which in hindsight was a gross misnomer. The Cambridge Dictionary definition of “mosey” is to walk or go slowly, usually without a special purpose, which he appeared to do regularly, hands in pockets. But I quickly figured that the afternoon hour…

Why some business owners fail to collaborate

While some research indicates that SMEs have changed the way they work and are showing a willingness to collaborate with others, I have found that many business owners are still reluctant to do so. On 9th March, I co-hosted the London Mums and Work Your Way annual International Women’s Day Conference at London’s City Hall,…

Sustainability and Cloud Computing

Sustainability and Cloud Computing

Mary Cummings of the excellent Work Your Way has been contributing to The Small Business Blog for a number of months now, so it was only fair that I wrote a piece for her website too! Head on over there now to read about my thoughts on Cloud Computing and sustainability in this exclusive article…

Infographic: Movers and Shakers of Silicon Valley

Infographic: Movers and Shakers of Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley in San Francisco is still one of the most exciting places in the world in terms of new and emerging tech businesses. Since the 1970s, the area has incubated many of the world’s most famous technology startups as they grew into giant corporations. Huge companies like Apple, Nvidia, eBay and Google all have…

The Big Data Revolution

The Big Data Revolution

“Big Data” is another of the current buzzwords that you have probably heard if you follow the technology sector with any interest. But what does it mean? This new book by authors Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier is the perfect introduction to Big Data for those intrigued by the concept. For anyone that doesn’t know,…

The Paperless Office

The Paperless Office

Are we getting closer than ever to the “paperless office”? The BBC certainly seem to think so in a piece on their website today. Although once a pipe-dream for many businesses, a paperless office is now actually an achievable concept for the vast majority of enterprises. Improvements in scanning technology and easier access to cloud…

5 Minutes With… Peter Harrington

5 Minutes With… Peter Harrington

Welcome to the latest in an ongoing series of entrepreneur interviews for The Small Business Blog. These short Q and A sessions are conducted by myself and will feature some of the most exciting figures in the business world. Our second interviewee is Peter Harrington, founder of SimVenture – an innovative learning and teaching resource…

Outsourcing + Software = CloudVA

Outsourcing + Software = CloudVA

Admin can be a painful distraction for many businesses and that’s why outsourcing has become an affordable and sensible option for enterprises all over the world. Did you know you could make your admin even easier by combining a Virtual Assistant with Cloud technology? Find out more about WinWeb CloudVAs or apply to be one…

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Brainstorming on your office wall

Brainstorming on your office wall

IdeaPaint is a company that allows you to turn your entire wall into a whiteboard, so as you might imagine they have some great ideas for how best to brainstorm in your business. In this useful article from OpenForum they provide seven great tips for making the most of your brainstorming sessions, ranging from obvious…

Infographic: Do you need an MBA?

Infographic: Do you need an MBA?

Many people think that they require a high level of education in order to be successful in business. That simply isn’t the case, as the infographic below points out. Although MBAs are more popular than ever in the US, the total cost for doing one (when you factor in books, housing and other expenses) is…

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