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March 23, 2010

Social Media and Business Profitability

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The B2B Centre will be sharing a platform with other Social Media speakers on Thursday 25th March under the heading "Social Media and Business Profitability".

Gareth Edwards, the B2B Centre's eMarketing Specialist will be helping the audience to "Supercharge Your Social Media".  He has 25 minutes to enthuse the uninitiated, spur on the dabblers and get the power users to realise why not everybody is quite so keen on Twitter as they are.

Check out the eOffice website for more details 

January 05, 2010

Business Link Online Guides – B2B Centre Seal of Approval?

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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. 


Gareth Edwards

emarketing Specialist, the National B2B Centre

January 04, 2010

National B2B Centre achieves Accredit UK Certification

The B2B Centre has started the New Year with a bang! 

We have now been formally awarded certification to the Accredit UK Standard for ICT Business and Technical Consultancy, which recognises our proficiency as a supplier of ICT and Business advice. 

The Accredit UK standard covers full business performance in terms of; management, strategy, business generation, operations and customer relationships. It stands as a testament to the confidence our clients can have in choosing to work with us.

This success follows hard on the heels of our IBC (Institute of Business Consulting) award as "Regional Practice of the Year".

The National B2B Centre is now well positioned to help the SME community to make the next jump in the use of ebusiness technology to generate significant improvements in growth, in productivity and in profitability.

For more information on how the B2B Centre could help you get the most out of ebusiness call us on 02476 574384 or email


Martin King-Turner

Director - The National B2B Centre

Book now – "The Essential Guide to Online Marketing" workshop programme

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"The Essential Guide to Online Marketing" workshop programme launches January 21st 2010

The B2B Centre is delivering a series of workshops around the West Midlands on behalf of Business Link in the New Year.

Entitled "The Essential Guide to Online Marketing" these sessions are ideal for businesses who need to get to grips with topics like search engine optimisation and Social Media. Two members of the B2B Centre team will be on hand to present, lead exercises and take questions during these interactive sessions.

Workshops are being held in Telford, Stafford, Worcester, Solihull, Coventry and Walsall from January through to March.

Check out for more details and a booking form.

October 19, 2009

Another excellent web workshop

In the lastest of our very popular series of Web Workshops we managed to cover an awful lot of ground and get our attendees feeling pretty confident about making more use of the web.

This sessions attendees were:

Heidi Bishop - Bosh Air Arts

Cheryl Hopkins - Tax Assist Nuneaton

Steven Morson - AEL Electrical Installations

Azadur Sarker - Vision Training and Support

Jane Harrison - A Brush With The Past

Sylvia Barthorpe - A Brush With The Past

Steve Hayden - Just Sublime

Ian Hodges - Thomas Jean Associates Limited

Joy Jackson - Accomplished UK Ltd

Lots of interest on the subject of domain names.  Generally the advice is that is probably (but it depends) the best domain for businesses that are going to operate in the UK.  Other variations that include .uk are ok but may be less inituitive when people are typing in an address directly.  .Com is good for international business but there are pitfalls related to where the site is then physically hosted .  For more help on the subject try using our website assessment tool.


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September 28, 2009

B2B Centre Articles Listed

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A list of National B2B Centre articles, which cover the full range of e-business topics, is available on the site map of our website.

The articles form a key part of our activity and complement our one-to-one assists and range of events.

Take a look and let us know if there are any topics that you want us to cover.

September 21, 2009

eBusiness Conference 2009 – A Big Success

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Thank you to everyone who attended "eBusiness Conference 2009: Finding and Keeping Profitable Customers". 

Feedback from the event suggests that all of you found the conference of value and that many of you really did rush home or back to the office to put in place the advice that was presented.  This is very encouraging in respect of the call I made at the start of the day  I asked people to listen to our speakers and use their knowledge or their examples as a springboard to move forward. Clearly some, perhaps many, of you have heeded that call.

Our objective is to help businesses move from eCommerce to eBusiness.  It is a process that takes one step at a time.  So if you have implemented any of Susan Hallam's 45 eMarketing tips, thought about how you can improve your sales process a la Richard White's Sales Sausage Machine or been inspired to follow the lead set by Malene Stanley or Nick Blenkarn, then you have started the journey.

Some of the conference presentations are available from the event downloads page on our website.  You may want to check out the following websites and resources from our speakers as follows;

Susan Hallam - Hallam Internet Marketing

Dr Dave Chaffey - Dave Chaffey website

Richard White - The Accidental Salesman

Malene Stanley - KSBKids

Nick Blenkarn - Severn Partnership

Keep on making those steps forward!

Martin King-Turner

Director - The National B2B Centre

National B2B Centre LinkedIn group hits the quarter century

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The National B2B Centre's LinkedIn group, which was set up to provide a community area for the sharing of information, for answering queries and problems and for members to promote themselves, has now reached the milestone membership of 250.

Gareth Edwards, the Centre's eMarketing Specialist, suggests that there lessons to be learned in the way that the group works for lots of businesses.

"Our experience is that you have to give Social Media tools such as LinkedIn and LinkedIn groups plenty of time to gain momentum.  Group numbers started to take-off after a couple of months of promotion and then continued to grow quite quickly; mainly through referrals.  And remember you have to manage what's going on by posting new material and answering comments as quickly as possible"

The B2B Centre Group has two sub-groups.  One focuses on SEO, while the most recent one is an "Ask the B2B Centre" area where group members can post questions and queries that we will do our best to answer.

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September 13, 2009

First Time Through – Google Analytics

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New article from the B2B Centre, "First Time Through - Google Analytics" is ideal for anybody who has Analytics installed but doesn't quite know what you can get from it.

Gareth Edwards has provided an overview of what he looks for when using Analytics and how you can use that information to best effect.

September 11, 2009

#ebiz09 Lunch in the International Digital Lab

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Attendees to the eBusiness Conference 2009 event on September 17th will find a change from last year in that lunch will be served across the road from the IMC main venue in the International Digital Lab

This facility, which is the home of the B2B Centre team, was built to support and promote leading age collaborative research between the WMG group at the University of Warwick and West Midlands businesses.  A specific team has been set-up to establish links with small and medium sized businesses too.  Members of the team will be on-hand at the conference to talk to delegates about research opportunities.

As well as eating and networking there will be a chance to see some demos and presentations on research activity.  The B2B Centre will be offering half an hour of their notorious "website assassinations" where delegates can nominate their site for a critical review from the team.


Gareth Edwards, NB2BC

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