In an event focused on helping IT businesses in the West Midlands generate new monthly recurring revenue (MRR), Cloud Direct is inviting regional businesses to its first ever partner network event in Birmingham. IT companies are invited to Maple House on Tuesday 19th May 2015 for an insightful morning focused on lead generation followed by product demos and a networking lunch.

Come hear business icons Gerald Ratner and Bev James at Business Showcase Southwest

This week, we’re exhibiting at Business Showcase Southwest (#BSSW2015) at Colston Hall, Bristol. Keynote speakers include Gerald Ratner (retail icon), Bev James (millionaires’ mentor), Levi Roots (Dragon’s Den) and Stella English (Apprentice winner). We’ll be on hand to advise regulated businesses how to leverage cloud services for secure business growth.

A recipe for success: how to write a great blog

Ultimately, the purpose of a blog is to drive traffic to our website (where we publish all our blogs). It should inspire web visitors to continue on their journey and have a good look around. The cherry on the top is when we drive them to do something – like download an eBook or get in touch.

There are no hard and fast rules for blog writing. There are, however, a few simple guidelines outlined in this recipe that can help make a blog more entertaining, relevant and useful to your audience. The recipe should make it easier for you to write your blog, while helping us stay at the top of search engine rankings.