Grow a Business


Small businesses often need an extra boost to become a successful company in today's challenging economic climate. They need to be able to optimise their limited resources.


The resources below will help small businesses get started

  • Learn about Microsoft BizSpark, a programme designed to help young companies receive funding at a time when credit is hard to come by. BizSpark members get direct access to software, developer tools, technical assistance and server products at no upfront cost. Microsoft also helps promote network startups with scalable marketing solutions and visibility.
  • The Microsoft Small and Medium Enterprises Business Centre offers you the latest small business software, complimentary software trials, SME news, business IT advice and much more. Discover Windows 7 and Office 2010 and how they can help you business soar. You can also find volume licensing and purchasing options for Microsoft products.
  • Learn how to use Windows Live SkyDrive to store, access, and share files, photos, and Microsoft Office docs online.
  • Before you purchase, you can get complimentary trials of Microsoft products.

  • See how other successful startups are taking advantage of the Microsoft BizSpark network at the Startup Zone – an ongoing blog from Microsoft, network partners and investors that showcases the most recent news and information from startups.
  • Take advantage of complimentary tools and resources that can help your startup thrive online. Office Live Small Business offers everything from professional-looking templates and design tools to complimentary Web hosting and online support.
  • Interested in becoming a Microsoft Partner? Learn about the benefits and what it takes at the Microsoft Partner Network.


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