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Low-Cost Business Start-Up Ideas

Low-Cost Business Start-Up Ideas

Starting a business is a daunting task, not least due to the financial costs that it often involves, but if you’re a budding entrepreneur who has always dreamed of running their own business, don’t let finances stand in your way! In this article we share some business ideas which require very little, if any, start-up […]

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Create a Fun Office Environment and Beat the Winter Blues

Create a Fun Office Environment and Beat the Winter Blues

After the build-up and excitement of the festive season, it’s no surprise that January and February are considered among the most miserable times of year. In fact, there’s a day which has been named ‘Blue Monday’ which is usually the third Monday of January and is officially the most depressing day of the year. To […]

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Key Issues Facing Small Businesses – People, Cyber Security and Investment

Key Issues Facing Small Businesses – People, Cyber Security and Investment

UK small and medium sized businesses currently contribute £1.8 trillion to the UK economy, so it’s not surprising to learn how crucial they are to the creation of jobs and the overall productivity of the country. Following the financial crisis of 10 years ago, UK SMEs have demonstrated how resilient they are by continuing to […]

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Small Business Trends in 2018 – Planning for the Year Ahead.

Small Business Trends in 2018 – Planning for the Year Ahead.

With the New Year about to arrive, what better time to set your sights on planning ahead?  Start by assessing the state of your current operations before looking at what you can do to make your business even stronger moving forward.  Why not consider setting some New Year’s resolutions? After all, why should they be […]

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Why are Staff Appraisals important for Small Businesses?

Why are Staff Appraisals important for Small Businesses?

Ensuring that your employees are engaged, motivated and therefore retained is important for any business. Whilst conducting a staff appraisal may appear an initially daunting or confusing task, here we’ve put together some top tips to help guide you through the process. What is a Staff Appraisal? As the process of evaluating employee performance, an […]

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Company Insurance – What does a Small Business need?

Company Insurance – What does a Small Business need?

Business is something that all small businesses need to consider, as disaster can strike at any time. Even if you think it is an expense you can ill afford when you start your own business, it is essential to make sure that you don’t neglect your insurance needs. Regardless of the size or industry, running […]

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9 Top Employee Engagement Tips for Small Businesses

9 Top Employee Engagement Tips for Small Businesses

Employee engagement has become an important consideration for all businesses, regardless of size.  Not only has it been shown to increase individual and organisational performance, but engaged employees are less likely to be absent from work. They also contribute more than 2.5 times more revenue.  You are also more likely to retain an engaged employee […]

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How Plants Can Give Your Office a Boost

How Plants Can Give Your Office a Boost

Putting some plants in your office is a simple and effective way of brightening up your workspace and making your employees happier and more efficient. Studies suggest that greener offices with plenty of plants can boost people’s productivity by as much as 15% and make them feel happier and healthier. Basepoint has more than 30 […]

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Getting Young People Interested in Business

Getting Young People Interested in Business

It’s important for small companies to get the younger generation interested in business, as they are your potential customers and employees of tomorrow. Often young people may not consider going into business – but local companies can help to build awareness of the varied career opportunities which are available. Building professional relationships with young people […]

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Keeping Your Small Business Healthy, Safe – and Legal

Keeping Your Small Business Healthy, Safe – and Legal

Do the words “Health and Safety” give you a sinking feeling? Many small business owners tend to feel the same way, but help is at hand. One of the many advantages of choosing managed offices to rent is that you don’t have to take care of this alone, because support is available from the management […]

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