Create the right impression first time when presenting

If Spring is the season of mellow fruitfulness then the Autumn is when the exhibitions start up in earnest.
A whole new raft of kit is required to make a company’s exhibition presence fly and locking everything down with security hardware from Kensington so it doesn’t go walkies. Here Guy Clapperton tells you what you’ll need something for a good display, equipment to help people interact with you in seminars and keep everything charged

Getting the right tools for the job will kick-start recovery

As Small Business Week commences, there’s plenty of talk at the moment of the green shoots of economic recovery; and just as many people opposing this view, urging caution even as we head towards the end of 2009 and into a new decade. However, despite an outlook that remains uncertain, there are still plenty of ways for small businesses to remain nimble, competitive and to make smart decisions, which will enable them to ride out the storm and emerge healthier as the economy stabilises.

T-Mobile’s new Business Unlimited offer from £30 a month

T-Mobile has today unveiled a new Business Unlimited offer, the only one to give every user unlimited UK calls and texts for £30 a month with a free phone. This flexible offer can cater for businesses who don’t want to be tied to lengthy contracts, offering a SIM-only option with a 30 day rolling contract. Alternatively, users can sign up for a 24 month contract and choose from T-Mobile’s range of phones.

LinkedIn the 12 most powerful features for business

In doing the research for this post, I have spoken to many LinkedIn users and business owners.
One of the things I have found fascinating about LinkedIn (which was corroborated by the conversations I had and emails I received), is that the individual tools on LinkedIn seem to form their own intense user groups. Some people describe LinkedIn as Facebook in a suit, but it is far much more than that. One person may focus their whole strategy on maximizing LinkedIn Q&A, another might focus on LinkedIn Events, while a third builds an entire strategy around participating in LinkedIn Groups discussions.

Could you recover from a disaster?

Kevin Moreau, General Manager, Acronis UK & Ireland looks at the thing you can be sure of with computers is that, eventually, they will break down. When you’re busy running a company, ensuring that your systems are backed up is often the last thing on your mind. But with financial figures, competitor information and customer data all resting on your PCs, it’s not surprising that, according to a recent survey from YouGov, 40 per cent of SMBs would suffer severe impairment to business operations in the case of a system failure.

New BT Cloud accounting application launched

BT Business has launched a new web-based accounting application, to replace the complex software blighting smaller firms, forcing their employees to work longer hours.

The launch of Xero, a new online tool designed for firms and their advisors, is supported by new research by BT Business which finds that almost 50 per cent of smaller business staff work extra hours to clear their current workloads, with 41 per cent admitting that they actually waste work time because of poor technology and systems.