Tag Small Business / SOHO


Small Business IT, SEO and Social Media Trends

I just read one of the best blog posts by Dion Hinchcliffe about “The Big Five IT trends of the next half decade“. In my opinion Dion is spot on, you should read his blog post to gain a valuable insight not only from an IT perspective. To get you interested here is his graphic…

It’s more than only about the cloud

I went to a Kleinwort Benson Entrepreneur Forum last night and invariably cloud computing came up as a discussion point. On the way home it got me thinking about what makes my customers special, is it all about cloud computing, do they get it or is it even important to them? We recently had looked…

The Small Business Blog Is Changing.

After five and a half years writing articles about small business issues on this blog, I am going to follow many of my fellow bloggers and open my blog permanently up to a select group of interesting and relevant authors for my readership. In the next few weeks I will start introducing new authors with…

Big Business working with SMEs/SMBs

Over on my NASDAQ.com column I have just posted an article about how big business can work with SMEs and SMBs. All to often big businesses fail at the first hurdle to engage with small business – read on….

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…

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…

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…

Sugar – Who needs him?

The man who apparently failed to recognize that we were in a recession, has now decreed that engineers can’t run successful businesses. What gets me, is not “Lord” Sugar, who in my opinion is well past his sell by date (lets face it anyone can make money out of a large real-estate portfolio), no it’s…

Pension – Strike – Micro Business

While many understand that we in the UK, after the reckless years under Labour, have to look at saving money and balancing the books, it seems that every-time this actually happens people threaten to go on strike. To me it seems unbelievable, that the same people (Labour) who, IMO, are largely responsible for the financial…

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