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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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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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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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Key Issues Facing Small Businesses – People, Cyber Security and Investment

Key Issues Facing Small Businesses – People, Cyber Security and Investment

UK small and medium sized businesses currently contribute £1.8 trillion to the UK economy, so it’s not surprising to learn how crucial they are to the creation of jobs and the overall productivity of the country. Following the financial crisis of 10 years ago, UK SMEs have demonstrated how resilient they are by continuing to […]

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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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Why are Staff Appraisals important for Small Businesses?

Why are Staff Appraisals important for Small Businesses?

Ensuring that your employees are engaged, motivated and therefore retained is important for any business. Whilst conducting a staff appraisal may appear an initially daunting or confusing task, here we’ve put together some top tips to help guide you through the process. What is a Staff Appraisal? As the process of evaluating employee performance, an […]

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Company Insurance – What does a Small Business need?

Company Insurance – What does a Small Business need?

Business is something that all small businesses need to consider, as disaster can strike at any time. Even if you think it is an expense you can ill afford when you start your own business, it is essential to make sure that you don’t neglect your insurance needs. Regardless of the size or industry, running […]

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9 Top Employee Engagement Tips for Small Businesses

9 Top Employee Engagement Tips for Small Businesses

Employee engagement has become an important consideration for all businesses, regardless of size.  Not only has it been shown to increase individual and organisational performance, but engaged employees are less likely to be absent from work. They also contribute more than 2.5 times more revenue.  You are also more likely to retain an engaged employee […]

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Keeping Your Small Business Healthy, Safe – and Legal

Keeping Your Small Business Healthy, Safe – and Legal

Do the words “Health and Safety” give you a sinking feeling? Many small business owners tend to feel the same way, but help is at hand. One of the many advantages of choosing managed offices to rent is that you don’t have to take care of this alone, because support is available from the management […]

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