Category SME-Blog

WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Digistar Solutions

WinWeb’s Pitch of the Week winner this week is Kelvin Thom, the owner of Digistar Solutions. Kelvin started Digistar solutions in March this year and his story is typical of small business owners across the world; that owning a small business is hard work, but that he wouldn’t change it for the world. You can…

Have You Got A Business Thought?

I recently came across a competition aimed at small businesses and thought I’d share it with you, my readers. HSBC are running a campaign entitled 100Thoughts, which is taking place on Twitter. People are invited to tweet their business pearls of wisdom, including the hashtag ‘#100thoughts’ for the chance to win some great prizes; including…

An Open Letter To Our Prime Minister, David Cameron

I eagerly watched the election coverage and comprehensively read your manifesto. The Conservatives election promise of “Change” and that of the Liberal Democrats of ” A fairer Britain” have compelled me to write to you in this way and raise some important points on how I believe you could create change and a fairer Britain…

UK Election 2010: An Uncertain Future for Small Business

The UK Election was held on the 6th May 2010 – and here we are, the 11th May, will still no way out of the political wilderness that we currently find ourselves in. We have an unelected Prime Minister in power, with a party the British Public have lost faith in residing in the cabinet.…

A Hung Parliament? What Next For The UK?

Election 2010, with all the live debates, bickering and electioneering, has resulted in a ‘Hung Parliament’. The press has been warning us of the dangers of a Hung Parliament, and the Politicians have been telling us to tactically vote in order to prevent it from happening. It seems, however, that the General Public have been…

The Spirit of the Entrepreneur

The WinWeb.com Small Business Competition that I mentioned in my last blog post has made me think about the way entrepreneurs work and the effect that a surge of entrepreneurship could have on the economy, worldwide. In the UK alone, SME’s account for 99.9% of all enterprises, providing 59.4% of private sector employment and 50.1%…

Is Your Small Business Worth Shouting About?

As regular readers of my blog you will know that I am passionate about small businesses, and want to see the awful mortality rate of small businesses fall dramatically. That is why my company, WinWeb.com, have started a regular feature to help small businesses to increase their profile, and even improve their SEO. WinWeb.com are…

The Zen of Social Media Marketing

I’m a great believer in social media as an avenue through which small businesses can build a customer base and engage with influencers within their specific sector. Entrepreneur, Shama Kabani (formerly Hyder) also believes in social media marketing. Seen as an expert in her field she has released a book entitled “The Zen of Social…

Women In The Workplace

This weekend I watched a debate on BBC televisions’ ‘The Big Questions’ about working mothers and their cost to small businesses. There were two very definitive sides in this debate; the small businesses saying they can’t afford to pay maternity allowance or cover when mothers have to look after their children, and women on the…

Top 5 Tips for Better Marketing

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Recognise that you are not a big business and should not try to advertise in the same way that they do. Offer a small or scaled-down version of your product at a lower price. Combine several products or services to create…

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