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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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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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Planning the Perfect Christmas Party for your Small Business

Planning the Perfect Christmas Party for your Small Business

With less than 40 working days left until Christmas, if you haven’t already started planning your small company’s party, there’s not much time left. As the daunting task of trying to organise a party often falls to someone with no prior experience of booking events, our step-by-step guide aims to cover everything you’ll need to […]

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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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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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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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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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Where Can SMEs Recruit the Best Job Candidates?

Where Can SMEs Recruit the Best Job Candidates?

  There are predictions that the UK’s SMEs will create tens of thousands of new jobs in 2017 and over the next few years. However, as skills shortages continue to bite, the big question is how small and medium companies can compete for talent against larger rivals, and where to find candidates with the skills […]

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What Training Does a Budding Entrepreneur Need to Get a New Business Up and Running?

What Training Does a Budding Entrepreneur Need to Get a New Business Up and Running?

As Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) arrives, running from 14th to 20th November 2016, many people in the UK are looking to take the plunge and start up a new business. Over the first 6 months of 2016 an amazing 80 businesses were started up every hour, according to figures from StartUp Britain – an even […]

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How Can Small Businesses Deal with Employee Absence?

How Can Small Businesses Deal with Employee Absence?

Staff absence is a problem for businesses of all sizes, but can be especially hard for a small company to cope with, because just one or two staff members represent a larger proportion of the workforce. As leading providers of serviced office space in areas of the UK including Exeter, Camberley and Southampton, Basepoint takes […]

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