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To follow is a list of those individuals and organisations that have helped bring you the latest and best advice and information available. We've included their contact details and site links where applicable.

Rachelle Benson
Rachelle writes about technology and small business issues for Microsoft bCentral. A partner in a small business offering services to the new media industry, she focuses on the ways the right technology can assist your business. Online at www.bensoncairns.com.

Matthew Stibbe
Matthew Stibbe is a business, technology and aviation writer. He is a regular contributor to leading British and American magazines including Wired, Real Business, Air and Space / Smithsonian and Popular Science. He set up a software firm in 1988 and ran it until 2000, when he sold it to become a writer. On the web at: www.stibbe.net.

Baker Tilly
Baker Tilly is a leading independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers, specialising in providing clients with a range of integrated services. We have national coverage through our network of offices and are represented internationally through our membership of Baker Tilly International.

Our business depends on the quality of our people and their ability to deliver what clients want and need to be successful. At Baker Tilly we believe that it is our staff that give us the edge with their individuality, personality and flair.

For more information, visit the Baker Tilly website or email david.reed@bakertilly.co.uk

Business Hotline Publications (BHP)
Corporates and other large companies partner with Business Hotline Publications (BHP) because we give them unrivalled access to the elusive SME market. We do this through a highly targeted distribution channel and via our expert business advice. SME owner-managers use our readable and task-oriented guidance to run, grow and prosper in business. BHP also undertakes bespoke publishing contracts for institutions, corporate clients, public and government bodies wishing to address the SME market.

Sophie Chalmers
Sophie is editor of Better Business, the UK's leading independent resource for small businesses and the self-employed. Visit the Better Business website

D&B is the world's leading provider of business information with 40 centres worldwide constantly gathering, updating and analysing data. Their database of over 64 million businesses across more than 200 countries helps businesses to assess and manage business risk and identify new business opportunities.

Denise Hammond
Denise has worked in telecoms for the last 12 years, delivering products and services to meet the needs of small businesses. During the last 5 years she has provided consultancy services to telecoms, internet services and software publishing so that they can deliver the services businesses require.

Ray Hurst
Ray Hurst has over 25 years experience as a business writer, Editor, broadcaster and publisher. He was founder Editor of one of the UK's first e-commerce publications and, as Managing Editor of Net Profit, established a reputation for explaining the minefield of the Internet to non-technical business executives. Ray is author of the best-selling Financial Times publication, 'Marketing on the Internet' and co-author of The Daily Telegraph Electronic Business Manual - How to make the Internet work for your business. He helped create the first UK business information Web site and was instrumental in the development of the first store on AOL's new UK shopping channel.

iFuel is Europe's fastest growing ASP aggregator that enables Independent Software Vendors (ISV's) to deliver their applications, whatever their design or build, through either their direct or indirect channels in an ASP style, on a Pan-European scale.

KPMG is a global firm serving clients in 159 countries. It is a leading provider of assurance, tax and legal, consulting and financial advisory services. With a global approach to service delivery, KPMG responds to clients' complex business challenges with seamless service across industry sectors and national boundaries.

OneClickHR is an established designer, developer and supplier of human resources and personnel software and services. The company now has in excess of 15,000 registered users (approximately 12,000 in the UK and 3,000 overseas) for its boxed software and this continues to expand. The success of the business is built upon the development of software that is highly functional and easy to use.

PC Help Centre
The PC Help Centre Web site is designed to help you with your computer. You can access a range of interesting topics to help you with Microsoft products.

At PricewaterhouseCoopers, we measure our success by yours. Everyday, our 150,000 people in more than 150 countries go to work to help our clients succeed. From Dublin to Durham, from Minneapolis to Manila, our job is channelling knowledge and value through six lines of service and 22 industry-specialised practices. We are global, and because we are global, we are local - there to serve you wherever you are.

The Stationery Office
TSO (The Stationery Office) is the UK's leading provider of information management services. We are experts in providing content management, web & e-business and traditional publisher services to an extensive and growing client base, both in the public and private sector.

Ariadne Capital
Ariadne Capital is a new market-driven model of venture capital with advisory services, to support the European entrepreneurial spirit. We provide a European wide portfolio of services such as corporate finance advice, partnerships for strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions assistance, placement of talent, strategic consultancy as well as the sourcing of customers, to a select group of companies with whom we wish to build long-term and high-quality relationships.

Fiona Thompson
Fiona Thompson is a freelance writer who specialises in communication, technology and new media.

Matthew Bretherton
Matthew is a communications consultant and writer, specialising in business issues, marketing, technology and risk management. He runs an editorial and copywriting service at PR consultancy, AUGUST.ONE Communications.

Information About the Authors and Contributors From Microsoft US.

The following contributors originally contributed articles to our sister site in the United States - bCentral.com. We have incorporated their articles owing to their universal relevance and impact.

Joseph Anthony
Joseph advises small businesses and sole proprietors as part of his tax preparation and planning practice. He has written and spoken on taxes and personal finance issues for many publications and before numerous organisations.

Jane Applegate
Jane is one of the US's most well-known authors about small business. She has answered dozens of people's questions about how to make their companies more successful.

Monte Enbysk
Monte is an award-winning business writer who has worked as a writer and editor for the past decade at publications such as MSN MoneyCentral, Washington CEO magazine and the Eastside Journal (Bellevue, Wash.). He has been a journalist for more than 20 years.

Deborah Whitman

Deborah Whitman
Deborah is a marketing professional who has directed marketing for Microsoft bCentral and Quicken. She also managed operations for a 50-employee motel group, getting first-hand experience in running a small business.

Jeff Wuorio
Jeff Wuorio runs a home-based business in southern Maine. He is the author of "Got Money?" and writes often about business and investment issues.

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