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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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Face to Face Meetings – 6 Reasons Why They Are Still Vital in a Digital Age

Face to Face Meetings – 6 Reasons Why They Are Still Vital in a Digital Age

Virtual meetings have an important role to play in a digital age, but face-to-face meetings are still as vital as ever. Instead of replacing traditional meetings, Skype, video conferencing and digital tools now complement them, helping colleagues and clients to stay in touch via a range of channels. At Basepoint, our network of business centres […]

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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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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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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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Office Space in Exeter – Should You Move Your Business to This Historic City?

Office Space in Exeter – Should You Move Your Business to This Historic City?

Entrepreneurs are increasingly realising the importance of attaining a good work-life balance, and searching for a business location which will help them to achieve this. As a result, many are looking beyond London and deciding to move to other areas of the country known for a high quality of life. The South West, including Devon, […]

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Reasons Why Swindon Is a Great Location for Digital Companies

Reasons Why Swindon Is a Great Location for Digital Companies

If you are looking for a great location for a digital start-up, the fast-growing town of Swindon in Wiltshire is a popular place to be based. There is a high level of skill in the area, which falls within the cluster of digital expertise in South West England often described as “Silicon Gorge. Basepoint provides […]

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