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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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Choosing a Name for a New Business

Choosing a Name for a New Business

Business names are more important than ever in the digital age, so anyone starting up a new business needs to think carefully about what to call it. Your name is your brand, which will feature strongly in your web presence and be one of the factors which helps to attract potential customers. Basepoint Business Centres […]

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6 Great Reasons to Take the Leap and Start Your Own Business

6 Great Reasons to Take the Leap and Start Your Own Business

Many people dream of starting their own business, but feel nervous about actually taking the leap and working for themselves. If you do decide to go ahead and become an entrepreneur, the whole process will take a lot of planning and hard work – yet every year many thousands of people do just that, and […]

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Where Do the Best New Business Ideas Come From?

Where Do the Best New Business Ideas Come From?

Many people dream of taking the plunge and becoming business owners – but first you have to come up with a workable idea. So the big question is, where do entrepreneurs get their ideas from? As providers of fully serviced office space, Basepoint work with a whole range of start-ups and small companies in locations […]

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New Year, New Business – Starting Out as an Entrepreneur

New Year, New Business – Starting Out as an Entrepreneur

Many people regard January as a time to make fresh beginnings, and that can include starting your own business. Here leading virtual office solutions and office space company Basepoint looks at the first steps to take. If you’ve been vaguely dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur, you’re in good company, with up to 600,000 new small […]

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What’s the Best Age to Start Your Own Business?

What’s the Best Age to Start Your Own Business?

Can you ever be too young or too old to start your own business? What is the ideal age to take the plunge, move into startup office space and set up on your own? The stereotype perhaps tends to be of a young and trendy entrepreneur, but in fact business startups cover the whole age […]

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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Basepoint Is Helping Entrepreneurs to ‘Make It Happen’

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Basepoint Is Helping Entrepreneurs to ‘Make It Happen’

Running from November 16-22, Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s biggest event designed to celebrate the role of entrepreneurs. Leading office space company Basepoint is a Top GEW Partner, organising numerous events to mark the occasion, and working towards achieving a badge of honour for next year. Basepoint is working hard to promote the whole […]

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How Will Employment Law Changes in the New Financial Year Affect SMEs?

How Will Employment Law Changes in the New Financial Year Affect SMEs?

As the new financial year gets under way, SMEs need to prepare for a series of employment law changes which could potentially affect their businesses. Here is a look at some key issues which employers need to be aware of. Shared Parental Leave Traditionally, mothers have been the ones to take paid time off work […]

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Is This a ‘Golden Age’ for Small Businesses?

Is This a ‘Golden Age’ for Small Businesses?

A new report from the Government’s Enterprise Adviser, Lord Young, says this is a “Golden Age” for small businesses. He is hailing major growth in the sector, with a record number of small companies now operating, and employing a larger number of people than in the past. The report also points to reasons for the […]

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