Business tips and links from the team - week 11

This week, spring is looming in London. I’ve spotted the first men without coats and women with short skirts. A lot of businesses are starting to recover from the recession and new initiatives are taking place which is a good thing. The Unemployment rate is down as well.

We have 5 sites for you this week, to which we think you should pay a visit. Some of them are just offering a product and some of them offer you some extra business knowledge that can improve you business.

1. Powering Small Business Britain

On a very interesting research report can be found. YouGov surveyed over 800 small businesses to discover their insights and, in particular, uncover how they are looking to develop the e-commerce component of their organisations. Read this report now.

2. Get your social media news from SocialGloo

Keep yourself up to date with the world of 2.0, social networks, social media, what’s hot, how to guides, reviews, where to start and much more. welcomes you to the world of social media.

3. sell or buy a business

They claim to be the UK’s largest business-for-sale marketplace. It looks pretty impressive. Originally they started as a magazine, but they are online too. There are over 30,000 businesses for sale in the UK. Selling your business or getting a business valuation are just a couple of the services they offer.

4. - a comparison site for printing

Besides offering comparisons for printing in the US, they offer a valuable newscenter about offline marketing tactics. Unfortunately they don’t offer the service in the UK, but our US readers will find it an easy to use site. Go to this price comparison site for print.

5. Listen to valuable podcasts from the entrepreneurs of SmallBizPod was the first website to publish podcasts with business entrepreneurs in the UK. The complete archive of these podcasts can be found on their website. Browse through the listings and listen to your favourite. The most recent one can be found here.