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Should SMEs Keep Their Landline Telephones?

Should SMEs Keep Their Landline Telephones?

One of the UK’s leading accountancy firms, PwC, announced recently that it was getting rid of landline telephones on all office desks, with all staff being expected to use mobiles by the end of the summer. Is this an option for SMEs, however?  Basepoint Business Centres, one of the leading providers of virtual offices in […]

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Five Key Reasons Why Budgets are Vital for Small Businesses

Five Key Reasons Why Budgets are Vital for Small Businesses

Budgeting can be a dirty word for small businesses, with many owners claiming they don’t have the time or the resources to do it properly. But SME budgets should be relatively quick and easy to set, and the benefits far outweigh any time and money spent. Basepoint Business Centres is a leading supplier of fully […]

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Tips for SMEs on Managing Maternity and Paternity Leave

Tips for SMEs on Managing Maternity and Paternity Leave

Maternity leave is a subject that has hit the headlines when New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the first elected world leader to take maternity leave during her term of office. She announced that she would only be taking six weeks of leave and would effectively remain in charge of the country in the […]

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Why SMEs Should Enter Business Awards

Why SMEs Should Enter Business Awards

Owners of SMEs may believe it is difficult to spare the time to put together an entry for a local or national business awards. Others may believe there is no chance of winning if you are up against much bigger competitors. Basepoint Business Centres, who offer managed offices to let in more than 30 locations […]

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How SMEs Can Manage Staff Sickness

How SMEs Can Manage Staff Sickness

Staff illness can be a major issue for small businesses; in smaller offices it can be easier for germs to spread, and the effects of unforeseen absences can hit SMEs much harder than giant multinationals as there are less employees to provide cover. New figures from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found that […]

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The Importance of Networking for SMEs

The Importance of Networking for SMEs

Small businesses may sometimes find it difficult to spare the time to take part in networking events; however, it can be time well spent, bringing many short and long-term benefits. Basepoint Business Centres are a leading supplier of affordable office centres, with more than 30 bases across southern England and Wales, including Suffolk, Dorset and […]

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The Benefits of Charity Work for SMEs

The Benefits of Charity Work for SMEs

With small businesses facing constant pressure on profits, carrying out charity work might seem to be a low priority for some companies. However, fundraising for worthy causes can bring with it a series of benefits for company owners and employees, not to mention the charity itself. Basepoint Business Centres, a specialist in supplying managed office […]

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The Importance of Keeping Staff Cool – or Warm

The Importance of Keeping Staff Cool – or Warm

The British climate is one of the most changeable in the world, so it can be difficult to predict what the temperatures will be from day to day or from week to week. To aid company productivity, small businesses need to ensure that their staff can work in comfortable conditions. As a specialist provider of […]

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Reducing Stress and Improving Productivity with a Virtual Office

Reducing Stress and Improving Productivity with a Virtual Office

Nearly every manager of a small business knows that it can feel overwhelming at times, simply because nearly all responsibility falls on their shoulders. Whether you use a virtual office, a rented serviced office, or have your own premises, Managers of small businesses are expected to wear many hats every day due to the constant […]

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7 Ways to Reduce Interruptions at Work

7 Ways to Reduce Interruptions at Work

As the pace of work seems to get more intense, most of us seem to be trying to fit more into every day. But it seems our efforts to be more productive in less time is being undermined by one thing – interruptions. According to recent research carried out at the University of California at […]

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