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January 05, 2010
Writing about web page http://www.businesslink.gov.uk
We have always pointed people at the advice pages on the Business Link website - they are very good. It's just that now we have a little more reason to highlight the content...because we have helped to develop it.
You will find that many of the ebusiness related pages (such as the search engine optimisation section) have the B2B Centre logo at the bottom. We have been supporting Business Link as content reviewers and developers for some time now so we are naturally delighted that our name is now becoming so widely recognised.
emarketing Specialist, the National B2B Centre
September 07, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.twitter.com/b2b_centre
We have set up a Twitter Hash Tag so that you can remain up to date on news about the eBusiness Conference on September 17th.
The Tag is #ebiz09 - to use it then enter the tag in the search field on your Twitter home page (it is on the right hand side of the screen). This should result in a list of eBusiness Conference Tweets appearing in the main part of the screen.
You will see an option to "Save This Search". Click the link and the tag will appear under the heading "saved searches" on the right hand side of the screen.
We will be using Twitter to talk about what's happening at the Conference: before, during and after.
Follow us at www.twitter.com/b2b_centre
August 05, 2009
Writing about web page http://ministryofid.org/MID_Trailblazers/Home.html
National B2B Centre client Learning Age Solutions has launched an innovative Rapid eLearning Development Course to teach trainers, L&D professionals and IT specialists how to make best use of the tools to create effective content in-house.
Rob Hubbard of Learning Age is now looking for a number of trailblazers to be first through the course. Visit the Ministry of Instructional Design website for me details.
July 22, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.nb2bc.co.uk/events/?id=313
"E-Business Conference 2009: Finding and Keeping Profitable Customers" is the National B2B Centre's 2nd annual conference looking at how technology can positively impact SME business activity.
As the title suggests this year's conference is focused on winning business both from new customers AND existing clients. We'll be exploring the use of the web, Social Media, eMail and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) to help this process as well as thinking about what sales processes and techniques will work best for small businesses.
We have some great speakers lined up including Susan Hallam, Dr Dave Chaffey and Richard White. There will also be some very interesting case studies from B2B Centre clients and some expert sessions from the B2B Centre team.
Last year was extremely popular and we are expecting even more interest this time around - so book now!
The National B2B Centre
July 01, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.nb2bc.co.uk
Mark Bonnett and James Pennington ran yesterdays workshop. We had 6 companies who attended, we to decided put in an unexpected date to deal with the overflowing response.
The following delegates attended:
Angela Dakin - Inspired Managers Ltd
Ed Hart - Your Financial Business Support Ltd
Jon Jan - Waylander Apparel Ltd
Marie-Claire O'Brien - Synergy Virtual Office Ltd
Steven Timerlake - Hidden Eden Ltd
Dutch Van Spall - Big Help Management
We received a great response from the feedback, delegates rated the presentation content as being excellent, the the NB2BC staff where also rated as excellent for having great knowledge and expertise in all topics covered.
The most useful and popular topics covered where; social networking, Google Analytics, SEO, Keywords and delegates also found the opportunity to raise questions along the way very helpful.
June 19, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.nb2bc.co.uk
Gareth Edwards, eMarketing specialist and Steve Orriss, lead e-business consultant led yesterdays Web Workshop.
Delegates enjoyed the first session, website reviewing. In turn each delegate if they wish to agrees to put there website on our interactive screen for all to see. Delegates provide feedback on the general look and feel of the site and our consultants provide an indepth review of the content, keywords, how well it's ranked and things to consider. This benefits the owner as it provides constructive feedback from a usability point of view from both parties and also provides an seo perspective.
One of the hot topics in the world of Web 2.0 and the B2B Centre's workshops is using social media sites. Social media sites allow your business to be more visable to search engines and web users. In our workshop we provide information and talk about the potentail opportunities out there to start collaborating, some of the benefits include sharing ideas/ knowledge about your expertise, posting questions, making new contacts, finding new customers.
Our consultants provide an overview of the most common sites used by businesses and provides information into which sites would be most effective for your business.
The following delegates attended:
Tina Blake - Tell Me More
David Bradley - BradBAS Management Services
David Bryan - Opace Technology Solutions
Angela Cassidy - Step40
Brian Cobb - Bidford Tool Hire
Andrew Goodwin - Daredevil Creative
Lizzie Faulks - Pink Marketing Services Ltd
Amit Jobanputra - Computaccount
Clive Lane - The Quality Graphics Co Ltd
Jo Roden - JRS Marketing
Gerard Ryan - Wearing The Hat Ltd
Joel Spencer - Sweet Harmonies
Julie Young - Moda Jewellery
And because we have an over whelming response to these workshops we've put an extra date in the diary this month and invited people from our waiting list to attend on the 30th June.
May 11, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.nb2bc.co.uk
The B2B ran an invitation only workshop last Thursday to help address SMEs e-marketing needs, some of the topics our guys talked about were; why website planning and content are so important, how tracking your website users proves very beneficial and can help in optimising your site and what range of free available tools are out there in helping to optimising, getting noticed and tracking your website.
The favourite topics of the day included Google Analytics, Pay-Per-Click (Google Adwords), Search Engine Optimisation and Social Networking such as blogging, LinkedIn sites.
Sarah Bagley - Freelance Training Ltd
Renee Clarke - AMBA Therapies
Peter Dunford - Junkk.com
Rai Fisher - Artisans In The Hills
Ben Hays - Coaster CO UK Ltd
Peter Martin - Junkk.com
Simon Mercer - Signo
Jag Pabla - Prime Health UK Ltd
Julia Pitkin - Artisans In The Hills
Ian Robinson - Trifid Ltd
Andrew Yair - Aspire Style Ltd
Sam Yair - Aspire Style Ltd
Our Workshops are proving very popular, our next two dates for May and June are already fully booked, we do still have some places left in July, October and November. If you are a small business based within the West Midlands, join in the fun at www.nb2bc.co.uk/events/
April 27, 2009
The B2B Centre and its partners have written loads of articles on a variety of eBusiness topics over the years.
Thought it would be worth providing a list of just some the best ones so you can enjoy them the second time around. Click on the links and the articles will appear in a new browser window. Some of them will be in PDF format.
|E-Commerce is more profitable||e-commerce||Bytestart||2007|
|Search Engine Optimisation - Keeping up with the US||e-marketing||Mark Bonnett||2007|
|Law change affecting your website and email||e-marketing||Liz Rowe||2007|
|Using ZenCart to build your online shop||e-commerce||James Pennington||2007|
|eTrade or not to eTrade that is the Question||e-commerce||Gareth Edwards||2007|
|How to write good website content||e-marketing||Gareth Edwards||2007|
|Social networking - MySpace or waste of space?||e-collaboration||Gareth Edwards||2007|
|New online service for SMEs to access governement services||SME News||Bytestart||2007|
|Using the Internet to Grow Your Business||e-marketing||Gareth Edwards||2007|
|What is mobile marketing and how can you use it?||Mobile and Wireless||Rayhan||2007|
|How To Use Mobile Marketing||Mobile and Wireless||Rayhan||2007|
|Who are your online customers and what do they want?||e-marketing||Gareth Edwards||2007|
|How can you get a better understanding of your online competitive environment||e-marketing||Gareth Edwards||2007|
|FAQs - Websites and Search Engines||e-marketing||James Pennington||2007|
|Websites are for life, not just for Christmas||e-marketing||Gareth Edwards||2007|
|Small businesses urged to go mobile||Mobile and Wireless||Rayhan||2007|
|Searching through Google's Services||e-marketing||Mark Bonnett||2007|
|SEO on Zero Budget||e-marketing||Mark Bonnett||2007|
|Google Analytics - Getting started||e-marketing||Liz Rowe||2007|
|Director's Comment on E-Business in 2007||e-business||Martin King-Turner||2007|
|Phishing, Pharming and other traps for the unwary||Law||Kate Legg - Higgs&Sons Ltd||2007|
|Who owns your website?||Law||Kate Legg - Higgs&Sons Ltd||2008|
|Discover what works on your website||e-marketing||Mark Bonnett||2008|
|6 Steps for writing a headline||e-marketing||Steph Williams||2008|
|Measuring your web copy||e-marketing||Steph Williams||2008|
|Competing with the big boys online||e-marketing||Gareth Edwards||2008|
|Three Fundamental Rules for writing Web Copy||e-marketing||Steph Williams||2008|
|What is the Most Important Element of your Website||e-marketing||Steph Williams||2008|
|Happy Birthday Mobile!||Mobile and Wireless||Rayhan||2008|
|Rachel Elnaugh talks web with local businesses||e-marketing||Liz Rowe||2008|
|Are your web images putting you at risk?||e-marketing||Peter Butterworth||2008|
|Online PR: Raise your profile on the web||e-marketing||R Sahota||2008|
|What is Web 2.0 and how can your business benefit?||e-collaboration||Steph Williams||2008|
|How to do usability testing||e-marketing||Steph Williams||2008|
|Are visitors lost on your website?||e-marketing||Steph Williams||2008|
|E-Business 2008 - Creating a Future Advantage||e-marketing||Gareth Edwards||2008|
|How can SMEs create a future advantage?||e-marketing||Gareth Edwards||2008|
|The Chaffey Colum - Oct 08||e-marketing||Dave Chaffey||2008|
|Website Accessibility - One Size Doesn't Fit All||e-marketing||Design4Usability||2008|
|The Chaffey Column - Nov 08||e-marketing||Dave Chaffey||2008|
|The Chaffey Column - Dec 08||e-marketing||Dave Chaffey||2008|
|More Measurements is Marvellous||e-marketing||Gareth Edwards||2008|
|The Chaffey Column - Jan 09||e-marketing||Dave Chaffey||2009|
|No Lagging with the Bragging||e-marketing||Gareth Edwards||2009|
|Plug your Business into Online PR Sites||e-marketing||Steph Williams||2009|
|The Chaffey Column - Feb 09||e-marketing||Dave Chaffey||2009|
|Blogging - Free and Easy||e-marketing||Mark Bonnett||2009|
|Why should SMEs be using CRM?||Open Source||Steve Orriss||2008|
|Can you Thrive in Today's Economy?||Managing Projects||Rayhan||2009|
|How do I Register with Online Directories?||e-marketing||Gareth Edwards|
|eMarketing - What should you be reading?||e-marketing||Gareth Edwards|
|How to use YouTube to get your business noticed!||e-marketing||Steph Williams||2008|
|Project Prioritisation||Managing Projects||Rayhan||2009|
|e-Marketing - Don't forget your back office||e-marketing||Gareth Edwards||2007|
April 24, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.nb2bc.co.uk/events/
This weeks workshop ran by Steve and Mark created discussion on website usability where delegates commented on each others website and provided constructive feedback on the ones who dared to have on their site critiqued. There was a good mix of interaction and everyone shared ideas and useful business tips from each other.
The most popular topics of the day included: Social media, web planning, SEO, web content and web hosting.
The following B2B members attended:
Annie Astill - Palmer Hargreaves Wallis Tomlinson
Adam Doswell - Duomo
Clair Hobbs - Excaliburs 4 Europe Ltd
Kal Horsfall - Kal's Return Jewellery
Laurence Jones - Kids Naturally Photography
Lizzie Perring - Unlock the Music
Menna Rees-Steer - Liquid Public Relations Ltd
Ioannis Soilemetzidis - PanEthnic Ltd
Wendy Smith - Cards4u2make
Our next Web Workshop is on Thursday 21st May which is already fully booked. We do still have some places left for June, July, October and November. Visit our events page to book a place!
March 31, 2009
We have had a change of name (apparently) at the West Midlands IT Solutions Showcase! (We are still here as this blog is written).
Plenty of interest from visitors to the event and a good chance to meet colleagues from other support organisations and some new contacts from the supplier community.
The bizarre thing is that, according to the event announcer, we have had a change of name. We are now the National Back2Back Centre. What we would be interested to find out is what or who we are back to back with - hopefully only with the needs of our members.