SmallBizPod #17 – interview with Clare Barclay of Microsoft

Clare Barclay head of small business at Microsoft, keeping in touch with the small business sector and the challenges and issues facing SMEs in the UK.

By Alex Bellinger
24th November 2005 at 9:36 am

SmallBizPod #17 includes an interview with the head of small business at Microsoft, the chance to win a new book on starting up in business and an invitation to a swanky launch party in London. There’s also the usual round up of opinions and comments on the show and a classic slice of electronica.

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Summary

Intro:

• 00:00 Alex on what’s coming up in today’s show.
• 00:50 Comment from Ray Algar.
• 01:47 How to get comments, audio comments and feedback to SmallBizPod.
• 02:19 SmallBizPod competition to win ‘Bootstrapping Your Business’ a new book from CEO of RightNow Technologies, Greg Gianforte.
• 04:10 Invite to Greg’s London launch party at the Zebrano bar off Carnaby Street on Thursday 8 December. To put your name on the guest list, please email Krista Burnett at RightNow Technologies at kburnett[at]rightnow[dot]com.
• 05:51 The Swazipod appeal.

Features:

• 09:36 Interview with Clare Barclay, head of small business, Microsoft. Clare talks about how Microsoft keeps in touch with the small business sector and offers her views on the challenges and issues facing SMEs in the UK. She also talks about security issues and the future of podcasting, blogging and what this means for businesses both large and small.

Outro:

• 29:07 Alex closes the show and points to a ‘how to’ on podcasting at www.verbalism.net.
• 30:25 Music Silicone Angel by Youth In Asia, with thanks to Electromancer.com.

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