Online marketing and advice
The internet has transformed the way small businesses operate. As an entrepreneur you need to understand social media, online security, and selling online. From building your business website to staying safe on the web, these tips and guides are here to help.
The guide to social media success
Hungry tech giants
James Porter | 20 Feb 2014
2013 was a busy year for tech acquisitions. Here is a breakdown of the biggest acquirers and the list of most important deals.
Get to inbox zero now
Josh Hall | 13 Dec 2013
Inbox zero is the mythical destination that we all wish we could reach.
5 top task management apps for the self-employed
Josh Hall | 8 Nov 2013
Task management software can help entrepreneurs and the self-employed work more efficiently.
How to use Google Plus for your small business
Lucjan Zaborowski | 17 Oct 2013
Do you promote your businesss using Google Plus? Start building your G+ presence today with our interactive step-by-step guide!
In the latest instalment in our series of Google Hangout advice sessions, we invited two digital security experts to answer questions about keeping your business safe online.
How to use Twitter for your small business
Lucjan Zaborowski | 22 Aug 2013
In order to assist you with building your Twitter presence, we have developed a detailed resource for using this social network.
Small business digital security guide
Josh Hall | 21 Aug 2013
Read our guide to help you secure your business against digital risk.
Feed your Hungry Social Networks with Purposeful Content
Michelle Carvill | 5 Aug 2013
It’s a common theme at training sessions; “I’m here to learn to do social media so I can get some instant new sales on my website”. If only it were that simple.
Encouraging social media engagement - 10 top tips
By Josh Hall | 16 September 2011
Encouraging engagement is perhaps the most difficult aspect of social media, but it is also potentially the most important. Here are our top tips.
Top 5 free tools to streamline your workflow
By Josh Hall | 16 April 2012
A streamlined workflow is vital if you want to stay productive.
Facebook Timeline - what it means for your business
By Josh Hall | 2 March 2012
Facebook's new Timeline is more than a tweak - it is a wholesale rethink of the way in which businesses interact with their customers on the platform.
Social media crisis management - 6 tips
By Josh Hall | 6 September 2011
Social media is a blessing and a curse. These new technologies are hugely useful – but they can also cause headaches of enormous proportions.
5 key online marketing concepts for beginners
By Josh Hall | 23 February 2010
For newcomers, the world of online marketing can seem impenetrably complex. What are the main concepts that you must understand?
Social media and your employees - building a policy
By Josh Hall | 28 October 2011
Social media can present small businesses with vast marketing opportunities, but it can also make life very difficult for firms that don’t take it seriously.
Free commercial fonts - 5 great resources
By Josh Hall | 3 August 2011
Bored of using the same, dull fonts that come as standard with your operating system? If you are looking for great free fonts, try some of the following resources.
Podcast - Measuring Your Social Media Success
By Josh Hall | 18 April 2012
In this episode of the Simply Business podcast we'll be looking at efficient ways of measuring your social media marketing activities.
Podcast - Building A Social Media Strategy - Part One
By Josh Hall | 11 November 2011
In this, the first of a two-part episode, ce'll be looking at building an effective social media strategy.
Podcast - building a social media strategy - Part two
By Josh Hall | 16 January 2012
In this, the second part of a two-part episode, we'll be looking in more depth at building a social media strategy.