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It's that time of year again! Christmas is almost upon us and because we are feeling festive, we're offering you the chance to win one of three copies of Microsoft Office 2003 Professional Edition, each worth over £300. Simply help Santa catch presents by playing our game. >>

Have a Merry Business

It is an exciting, but potentially stressful, time of year for small businesses everywhere. December is a fast and frenetic month that may include the annual office bash, Christmas shutdown, staff sickness and renewed optimism for the year ahead. Read about how to survive the festive season here.

Increasing online sales Increasing online sales
Christmas is a great opportunity to maximise sales, so how do you persuade more visitors to purchase through your website? Learn what you can do as the last posting date approaches. Find out now...

Coping with staff sickness Coping with staff sickness
It's the cold and hangover season. Sickness absence (genuine or otherwise) can have a big impact on your bottom line. Here's how to cope.

Accounting doesn't have to be taxing Accounting doesn't have to be taxing
Make getting to grips with tax and accounting a New Year's resolution! Find out about the tax you must pay and the accounts you have to keep with this interactive tool on MSN.

Setting up your Christmas PC Setting up your Christmas PC
Like thousands of Britons, you might be thinking of buying a new computer this Christmas. To learn how to make the best use of it without facing a security nightmare, read this article.

Office tip
December's software tip
To draw borders on an Excel spreadsheet cell, first find the Borders button on the formatting toolbar. Then click on the small down arrow to the right and select the Draw Borders option. The Pencil and Eraser can be used to draw the borders. More tips >>

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