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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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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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Projecting a Professional Image for Your Business On a Limited Budget

Projecting a Professional Image for Your Business On a Limited Budget

One of the biggest reasons a business owner decides to take the momentous step of renting dedicated office space is to look professional, to clients and customers, but also to potential suppliers and financial organisations, such as banks or loan companies. Clients and suppliers alike are reassured by seeing a fixed landline telephone number and […]

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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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