20 most popular BusinessZone blog posts of 2012


Our editors and members wrote hundreds of blog posts in 2012 which attracted tens of thousands of reads. Here are the 20 most popular posts from the past 12 months.




1. Need business inspiration? Take it from a nine-year-old entrepreneur


2. What is a hashtag and how to leverage # on Twitter


3. For sale: 600 Twitter followers for £5


4. The Apprentice episode one: Who lost their shirt?


5. Starbucks' tax tricks are killing small businesses


6. A lesson in why criticising your competitors should be avoided


7. Five alternatives to traditional bank finance


8. 10 top tips for answering telephone calls professionally


9. Flipping 'eck, Lord Sugar might be right again


10. The Apprentice 2012: The candidates revealed


11. Is the term 'small business' dismissive? A debate with the founder of Twitter


12. How successful companies are marketing themselves today


13. Why we shouldn't be celebrating the new small business bank


14. Here we go again! Claire's Accessories accused of copying designs


15. The definitive guide to how to measure the ROI of your social media activity


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