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5 Unusual Options for Team Building

5 Unusual Options for Team Building

Team-building activities have really caught on over recent years. They can be especially valuable for small companies, because often during everyday work there is no time to stop and get to know each other socially.  Sometimes people who work together in an office can also get together with colleagues in another small company for this […]

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Tied Up in Red Tape? How to Cut the Admin Burden on SMEs

Tied Up in Red Tape? How to Cut the Admin Burden on SMEs

If you feel you are constantly wading through admin tasks, with too little time left for your core business activities, you’re not alone. A new survey by Sage has once again underlined just how much time UK SMEs are losing through red tape – an estimated 120 working hours per year on average. Other research […]

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How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Working in a Serviced Business Centre

How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Working in a Serviced Business Centre

The growth of the serviced business centre is one of the UK’s biggest success stories of the past few years. The value of the sector in the UK has been put at £16 billion, if you use conventional methods, and even this might be a conservative estimate. The area is likely to grow much bigger, […]

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Top Tips to Improve Your SME’s Cyber Security

Top Tips to Improve Your SME’s Cyber Security

The recent cyber-attack which claimed the National Health Service among its worldwide victims has highlighted the need for organisations of all sizes to take proper internet safety precautions. At Basepoint, as a supplier of managed offices to let, we are committed to giving help and support to all the businesses based in our centres. Here […]

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How Can SME Owners Leave the Office Behind and Enjoy a Summer Break?

How Can SME Owners Leave the Office Behind and Enjoy a Summer Break?

Surveys have suggested that owners of small businesses are among the worst offenders when it comes to not taking their summer holidays, with pressure of work often given as one of the main reasons. But SME owners, and their staff, are probably the people who would benefit most from getting away from it all, because of […]

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How You Can Help Your Staff Keep Fit for Work Over Summer

How You Can Help Your Staff Keep Fit for Work Over Summer

In an increasingly high-tech world, we are all spending more time sitting down at our keyboards or on our tablets and mobile phones. This might connect us with the outside world but can come at the expense of our own health. Businesses can ill afford to lose too much time through staff sickness, and having […]

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Drawing Up a Business Plan for your SME

Drawing Up a Business Plan for your SME

A business plan is vital for SMEs. Plans not only provide some focus to individual projects but also give you a good idea of how your company is performing and how it could improve in the future. As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of serviced office space, Basepoint takes a keen interest in helping small businesses grow and succeed.  Here is our guide to […]

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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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