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How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Working in a Serviced Business Centre

How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Working in a Serviced Business Centre

The growth of the serviced business centre is one of the UK’s biggest success stories of the past few years. The value of the sector in the UK has been put at £16 billion, if you use conventional methods, and even this might be a conservative estimate. The area is likely to grow much bigger, […]

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Top Tips to Improve Your SME’s Cyber Security

Top Tips to Improve Your SME’s Cyber Security

The recent cyber-attack which claimed the National Health Service among its worldwide victims has highlighted the need for organisations of all sizes to take proper internet safety precautions. At Basepoint, as a supplier of managed offices to let, we are committed to giving help and support to all the businesses based in our centres. Here […]

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How Can SME Owners Leave the Office Behind and Enjoy a Summer Break?

How Can SME Owners Leave the Office Behind and Enjoy a Summer Break?

Surveys have suggested that owners of small businesses are among the worst offenders when it comes to not taking their summer holidays, with pressure of work often given as one of the main reasons. But SME owners, and their staff, are probably the people who would benefit most from getting away from it all, because of […]

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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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Should SMEs Be Saying ‘You’re Hired’ to Apprentices? 

Should SMEs Be Saying ‘You’re Hired’ to Apprentices? 

Say ‘apprentice’ and most people will automatically think of the TV series, with Lord Alan Sugar pointing his finger and saying ‘You’re fired’. But far away from the BBC TV series, apprentices are an increasingly important part of the business world. Basepoint works closely with a whole range of small companies based in our serviced office […]

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How Can SMEs Keep Up to Date with the Fast-Changing Business World?

How Can SMEs Keep Up to Date with the Fast-Changing Business World?

In today’s fast-changing business environment, it can be difficult for SMEs to keep track of everything that’s going on in the world. As a leading provider of UK serviced offices, Basepoint keeps an eye on all kinds of business issues. Here we will take a look at how you can make sure you keep up with […]

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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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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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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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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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