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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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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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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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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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Could Your Business Benefit from a Company Away-Day?

Could Your Business Benefit from a Company Away-Day?

Company away-days can take many forms, from a simple meeting in a different office to a themed outing for staff such as a day spent paintballing or racing round your nearest go-kart track. But the big question is, are they a good idea for SMEs, or could they sometimes create more problems than they solve? […]

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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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Basepoint Business Centres Are Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016

Basepoint Business Centres Are Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) runs from November 14 to 20 this year. As a leading provider of serviced offices for rent, Basepoint has taken a key role in hosting events for this festival of entrepreneurship over recent years. We are a Top GEW Partner and also earned a High Impact Award Host badge in recognition […]

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5 Ways to Give Your Office Space a Fresh New Look

5 Ways to Give Your Office Space a Fresh New Look

When you are busy at work, it’s easy not to worry too much about what your office space looks like. However, there is plenty of evidence that mood and productivity are affected by our surroundings. Basepoint centres offer a wide range of fully serviced office space, with units of different sizes ranging from small studios […]

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8 Top Tips for Saving Your Small Business Money

8 Top Tips for Saving Your Small Business Money

Britain is a nation of entrepreneurs, with huge numbers of companies starting up every year. At Basepoint, we are always aware of the financial needs of small businesses, and run affordable office centres in many areas of the UK, as well as virtual offices to rent which are ideal for those working from home. One […]

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