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
Why your online business presence is more valuable now than ever
Matt Jones | 31 May 2013
Many small businesses may be shooting themselves in the foot by not understanding the relevance, and indeed, importance of holding an online presence in the modern-day business world.
The Knowledge: Twitter for Business, A Beginners Guide
David Buxton | 23 May 2013
Although it’s most famous for breaking news and celebrity gossip, Twitter is an increasingly important tool for promoting your small business.
Facebook video advertising is coming - here's how to prepare
Josh Hall | 14 May 2013
Facebook will launch video advertising within two months, according to the Financial Times.
The Small Business Guide to YouTube
Lucjan Zaborowski | 25 Apr 2013
How to use YouTube to develop a stronger relaionship with your customers? Use our interactive guide for small businesses to develop your ideas.
Objectives for YouTube Marketing
Phil Nottingham | 11 Apr 2013
YouTube can be a fantastic platform from which to build a brand and place content to support the wider marketing efforts you’re engaging in.
How to set up your Google+ business page: the 12-step guide
David Buxton | 5 Apr 2013
We've provided some simple pointers to help you get your Google+ business page set up, along with a few tips for how to use Google+ to benefit your business.
Top tips for running a successful Google Hangout
Jade Wimbledon | 3 Apr 2013
Follow our top tips for running a successful live Google Hangout.
Facebook's new timeline and what it means for your business
David Buxton | 15 Mar 2013
Facebook is about to launch a new version of its timeline feature. How will it affect your business?
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.