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Should SMEs Be Saying ‘You’re Hired’ to Apprentices? 

Should SMEs Be Saying ‘You’re Hired’ to Apprentices? 

Say ‘apprentice’ and most people will automatically think of the TV series, with Lord Alan Sugar pointing his finger and saying ‘You’re fired’. But far away from the BBC TV series, apprentices are an increasingly important part of the business world. Basepoint works closely with a whole range of small companies based in our serviced office […]

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How Can SMEs Keep Up to Date with the Fast-Changing Business World?

How Can SMEs Keep Up to Date with the Fast-Changing Business World?

In today’s fast-changing business environment, it can be difficult for SMEs to keep track of everything that’s going on in the world. As a leading provider of UK serviced offices, Basepoint keeps an eye on all kinds of business issues. Here we will take a look at how you can make sure you keep up with […]

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What are the Advantages of a Virtual Office?

What are the Advantages of a Virtual Office?

Are you just starting up your own company but can’t yet afford to buy or rent an office? Or are you based at home, but discovering the drawbacks of not having a separate business address? Or does the nature of your work mean you are constantly on the move? If any of these apply, virtual […]

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Would your Business Survive the Loss of a Key Person or Shareholder?

Would your Business Survive the Loss of a Key Person or Shareholder?

Would your business survive the loss of a key person or shareholder? New Bournemouth Licensee, Bespoke Business Protection, introduces risk mitigation strategies to safeguard the future of your ownership, profits and people. According to industry findings, 46% of new businesses would likely have to cease trading immediately following the premature death or critical illness of one of […]

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How Can SMEs Give Staff a Fair Deal on Holidays?

How Can SMEs Give Staff a Fair Deal on Holidays?

It’s a common problem – half your staff want to take the Christmas week off, or, because they have children, ask for the same school half-term weeks in February or October. How can you accommodate their requests, and still continue to run your business efficiently and effectively? And if not everyone can realistically have the […]

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Could Your Business Benefit from a Company Away-Day?

Could Your Business Benefit from a Company Away-Day?

Company away-days can take many forms, from a simple meeting in a different office to a themed outing for staff such as a day spent paintballing or racing round your nearest go-kart track. But the big question is, are they a good idea for SMEs, or could they sometimes create more problems than they solve? […]

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7 Ways to Brighten Up Mondays in the Office

7 Ways to Brighten Up Mondays in the Office

  Probably few people would choose Monday as their favourite day of the week. This is expressed in social media hashtags such as #MondayBlues, which show just how many people feel. But does the start of the working week have to be a cue for misery, or are there ways to brighten up the day […]

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7 Top Tips for Effective Business Meetings

7 Top Tips for Effective Business Meetings

Most small business owners spend a lot of time in meetings, whether with colleagues or existing and prospective clients. However, all too often meetings to plan projects or examine progress can be less effective than they should be, with recent research suggesting that too much valuable business time can end up being wasted. Basepoint works […]

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How Can Small Businesses Resolve Payment Disputes?

How Can Small Businesses Resolve Payment Disputes?

Payment disputes and late payments are major issues for small businesses, which can lead to cashflow problems and in extreme cases even threaten a company’s survival. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has recently highlighted the issue and called for the system of resolving disputes to be made simpler, with greater use of alternative dispute […]

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What Will the Main Digital Trends for Small Businesses Be in 2017?

What Will the Main Digital Trends for Small Businesses Be in 2017?

Digital technology has become increasingly important to small businesses over the last few years, revolutionising many working methods. With new apps and high-tech inventions regularly being launched, the big question is which areas of innovation should small businesses look out for during 2017? As a leading provider of managed offices for rental, Basepoint closely monitors […]

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