London set to host the ‘ultimate SME networking event’

Business Scene, the UK’s fastest growing online business community, has invited companies from across the capital to join them at ‘London Connections’, sponsored by Microsoft and Alliance & Leicester.

More than 200 SMEs from a range of industries are expected to attend, bringing the city’s leading business networking groups together under one roof on the 15th September.

National finalists named in business hero awards

The UK’s top 10 business heroes have been named in the 2009 Barclays Trading Places Awards – a national award honoring men and women who are turning their lives around by choosing to start up a business.

The Government-backed awards recognise business people who are no strangers to overcoming adversity – whether it’s dealing with illness or disability, facing challenging family responsibilities head-on, or turning their back on benefits.

Top 10 tips about Intellectual Property (IP)

All businesses have some form of IP, regardless of their field of activity, even if only in their name (trade mark) or their company literature (copyright) and with so much weight being placed on these things by investors If the core revenue of a business results from some form of technology and/or product design, you should take steps to ensure that you protect.

National Business Awards finalists announced

Over 160 of the UK’s most innovative and resilient public and private sector businesses has been announced as finalists in The National Business Awards sponsored by Orange. Organisations shortlisted this year include Diageo, E.ON, Cheapflights, BSkyB, ASOS, The British Heart Foundation, Aviva, LOVEFiLM, Wm Morrison Supermarkets, DVLA and Pearson.

Top ten tips on brochure design

A well written, well-designed brochure is an important marketing tool for the majority of businesses. Brochures offer a great opportunity to go into detail about your product or service. Les Haywood explains that as you only get one chance to make a good impression with your brochure. It’s worth taking the time to get it right.