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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
May 18, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.nb2bc.co.uk/events/?id=299
We are looking forward to putting on the "Success with Social Media" event here at our International Digital Lab home at the University of Warwick on June 9th.
Two guest speakers have already been confirmed.
- Malene Stanley from KSB Kids, who has been one of most enthusiastic B2B Centre members in experimenting with Social Media techniques, is going to give us the low down on what has worked for her.
- Mike Nevin of Alliance Best Practice is coming in to help us all us LinkedIn (one of the primary business tools) more effectively
Look forward to seeing you there.
April 20, 2009
A new batch of excellent articles are now available on the B2B Centre Website.
- In the latest Chaffey Column Dr. Dave Chaffey explains how to gain visibility in Google's blended search results
- Steph Williams concludes her two part look at how technology can benefit SMEs.
- For those of you interested in getting into eCommerce James Pennington has produced a guide to getting started on-line
- John Savage, of 4sight Business Development, looks out how customer surveys can be used to generate new business.
National B2B Centre
April 15, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.thepitch2009.com/
Our partners Sift Media (you'll see lots of B2B Centre articles on their BusinessZone site) have just launched The Pitch 2009, which is a competition to find the UK's most exciting and innovative small businesses.
The prize is a £50,000 package of business support.
You can enter your business today!
PS Remember to tell them that the B2B Centre sent you.
April 08, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.nb2bc.co.uk/events/?id=294
The National B2B Centre is running a breakfast briefing on Tuesday 19th May to highlight how CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems can transform the way businesses operate.
Registration and breakfast starts at 7.30am followed by a presentation, case study, demonstration and Q&A session taking you through to 10.00am.
We welcome any input you have into what should be covered in the session or any questions that could be included in the Q&A session. Feel free to contact Steve Orriss, our CRM Specialist, with your ideas or queries or add a note to the dicussion thread on the B2B Centre LinkedIn group.
We look forward to seeing you there.
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.
March 23, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.nb2bc.co.uk/events/?id=274
B2B Centre Members Networking Wednesday 25th March
Registration from 17.00, networking, showcase presentation from Beatroot Visual Solutions, 3 members sales pitches, more networking and FREE buffet.
March 20, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=983637&trk=anet_ug_hm
LinkedIn has provided a facility to add posts from this blog to the news section of the B2B Centre LinkedIn group, using the RSS feed.
I don't know what would happen if we could add news items from LinkedIn to this blog - chaos?
There is a benefit of course. As with most of this web2.0, social media stuff it means that you can re-use content lots of times by pushing out via different channels. That makes it somewhat easier to make a splash on the internet and make people think that you are more active than you really are.
Blogs, twitters, RSS, social network status fields etc. etc. are usually indexed by search engines too. So if you add links then you start to increase your inbound link count.
March 16, 2009
We have set up a National B2B Centre Flickr page to display a variety of photos and videos collected over the years.
You might want to try Flickr or anyother of the other photo sharing sites as a way of showing off products, services, events, clients etc.
My experience is that you will be surprised to see traffic reaching you from these sites (if you have analytics installed) because
1/ they get indexed by search engines and people find the pages/pictures
2/ People use the sites as a form of search engine in their own right.
3/ you can edit your profile and include keyword rich inbound links (e.g. "the B2B Centre has a range of excellent eMarketing articles")
Take a look at our photos and set up your own Flickr presence if you have material to post.
March 14, 2009
For those of you who are already familiar with these tools then we would welcome your support in making our content more visible on the web.
For those of you who aren't familiar with this list of names then you may find them interesting to have a look at and experiment with - registration is required. Fundamentally you can highlight articles, blogs, pictures and press releases to a global audience by bookmarking them and providing a review. This makes them visible to other people who can also bookmark them and raise their popularity and make them more visible. There is a caveat - if you just try and bookmark ordinary pages on your websites that don't have any value to a wider audience then you might get "flamed", which wouldn't be good for your reputation.
All of the services have different characteristics. Stumbleupon may the most fun because it literally allows you to stumble upon new sites. You tell the service what you are interested in and it goes away and randomly chooses sites that match your criteria. It turns up more interesting stuff than a straight search.