Category E-Commerce

Martha Lane Fox on Digital Inclusion as a Route out of Poverty.

I usually talk about – or rant more like – about why business needs to be online to save money, time and often their business, especially during economic downturns like these. But what about your everyday consumer? Martha Lane Fox, best known as the co-founder of, did a study with PWC and came up…

New Small Business Idea: Local News Portal

Local news is still harder to come by, but you could change that with this little business start-up idea.You could get some pre-designed portal software, blogging software or a forum to set up your portal and then write about local events, with things like this: Live events - like Live Jazz in the local pub,New Business launch - write about the company, people and products;Evening Classes - anything from cooking to phontography;Club News - what time they meet, run a prifile.For Sale Section - from paperclips to houses and carsYou get the idea, there are many more events you could report about.... Have a look at your local paper that will give you some idea, what people want.It will get you involved in many areas of your community you didn't even know existed, get you out of the house, make new friends and earn you some money - what else can you want.

Small Business Wisdom – Marketing

Carl Lyons, marketing director of, said in 2000:Marketing is marketing - it is easy to drape new media in magic, but it comes down to whether it's a good business or not.This is a very insightful statement and a good guide when you you think about new media, technology and so on for your business, if it does not move you forward - why do it?

SaaS Benefits for Business Start-Up and Small Business

ClimateByte™ TechnologyOur environment is in trouble - by using our on-demand Small Business Infrastructure™, you can help to reduce your carbon footprint and help our environment - we are dedicated to develop our future products and services with this in mind.Our Software as a Service products provide your small business with a on-demand Small Business Infrastructure™ helping you to concentrate on your business, while we run your office and IT. This makes your business more mobile and competitive while saving you time, money and helping the environment.When you run a small business and personal business, like contractors, freelancer, self-employed, sole-trader and virtual assistants you probably benefit even more from using SaaS technology - program your business for success.

Small Business Infrastructure For Business Start-Up.

WinWeb On-Demand Software Solutions - Anywhere At Anytime.AccountsOffice and OnlineOffice are our two software offerings, which are based on the SaaS - Software as a Services model, to allow for the following key business benefits:• tight inclusion of business advisors from the start,• cultivating outsourcing techniques at the outset, i.e. virtual assistants,• no IT knowledge needed and hassle free operation,• real-time multi-user access from anywhere, increasing mobility.2.... WinWeb Live - Networking Community for Small Business Only.To foster collaboration and outsourcing we have expanded our WinWeb Live™ offering to allow for small business community networking - thus enabling the business owner to make decisions about his / her current needs, with the following benefits:• timeshare virtual assistants for professional results,• offer contracts of work to contractors on a case-by-case basis, • promote the business to a large audience or even locally,• find new work and contracts online4.

Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms

There are two ways to get better payment terms from your suppliers - make sure you know what the pricing is and negotiate the payment terms last, without warning. Most businesses do not expect small business and start-up business, like SOHO-, SME, SMB-, Micro-, Lifestyle-, Home-, DIY-, Hobby-, Boomer-, Professional-, Personal businesses to negotiate payment terms, so you have the element of surprise on your side - and it makes you look more professional.Firstly there is the extended payment term, of 60, 90 and 180 days - see if your supplier will allow any of those terms.

e-Commerce will boost your Biz

An online office and on-demand small business infrastructure can integrate the many processes that are crucial to a business and this is especially true for small businesses having less than six employees.Your e-commerce should be secure and assure your clients that their crucial financial information is safe on your website. It is important to manage your IT requirements for e-commerce on a daily basis so that your business doesn't suffer because of any slip ups or technical failures.When you think about starting up your business, e-commerce should be high on your list of priorities, even if you are starting a personal business, like Contractors, Freelancer, Free-Agent, Self-employed and Virtual Assistants.

New Year, New rules ….

Here's a new piece of regulation that will have passed most small business owners by. Having come in on the 1st January 2007, The E-commerce Regulations applies to limited companies with websites and those that use e-mail as a means of communications. The regulations say that every company now has to list its vat registration…


Haggle, I like this site, this is a website that encourages us all to ‘Join the wealth preservation society’. From a Business Advisers view point this is a great business idea, Steve Dixon the founder of Haggle had one of those Eureka moments, after spending his valuable time searching the Internet for family and friends,…

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