5 easy ways to make your small business look bigger

Many new businesses start from the kitchen table or the coffee shop. However you may not want everyone to know this when you are trying to get key suppliers on board or go after your first big contract. There are lots of ways that you can project a ‘big business’ image for your new venture.  …

Small Business Websites: Why you need to be online

Word of mouth is just not enough anymore. To ensure consumers knock at your door, and not your competitor’s, they need to be able to find your business easily. Gone are days when you know all of your neighbours, know what industries they work in, and which local businesses can provide the service or product …

Free SEO Resources for Start-ups

Having a well designed website which is easy to find is increasingly important for new businesses. If your business is not easy to find online then it will make the job of attracting paying customers much, much harder. While there are lots of businesses out there who will promise to get you to the top …

Intellectual Property: Protecting your Website Content

Google regularly update their search algorithms and ranking strategies to try and weed out spam and identify high quality sites. Starting in early 2011 with their Panda update and rolling through 2012 with Penguin one of Google’s big targets has been duplicate content. There has been a problem for a while with spammers ‘scraping’ content …

Majority of Customers Shop Online. Majority of Businesses Do Not Sell Online

Not only is the UK population spending more time online they are spending money there as well. According to research from comScore there are 37.6 million internet users in the UK. These users average 35.1 hours per month online. This places the UK third behind Canada and the USA in terms of online usage. Internet …

Top Level Domain Names: What to choose for your new website

Top level domains (TLDs) are the bit that comes at the end of a website address. Common examples would be ‘.com’, ‘.co.uk’ and ‘.org’. Which TLDs you can use is decided by ICANN who are an American not for profit organisation. Recently they have taken the decision to expand the number of TLDs available and …

What is a CMS Website and Why Does Your New Company Need One?

Most people accept that even the smallest business needs to have a company website. Research shows that 74% of people now use internet searches as their first port of call when looking for local businesses. The same research shows that 80% of people report researching products and services online before buying them from a local …

Advantages and Disadvantages of Websites For Business

There are several advantages and disadvantages to having a website for your business or limited company. In the modern age, more and more businesses are getting online. As I mentioned in a previous post, there were around 227,225,642 websites online in September 2010. If you don’t take your business onto the World Wide Web, you …

Internet Shopping Still On The Rise

When carrying out a company formation or business registration to start your own business it is worth bearing in mind the potential sales offered by the World Wide Web. Internet shopping is still on the rise. Even with the current state of the economy recent data released by the Office For National Statistics (Retail Sales …