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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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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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