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How Can Small Businesses Resolve Payment Disputes?

How Can Small Businesses Resolve Payment Disputes?

Payment disputes and late payments are major issues for small businesses, which can lead to cashflow problems and in extreme cases even threaten a company’s survival. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has recently highlighted the issue and called for the system of resolving disputes to be made simpler, with greater use of alternative dispute […]

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Business Networking Goes Mobile as Basepoint Launches New Free Phone App

Business Networking Goes Mobile as Basepoint Launches New Free Phone App

Networking for Basepoint Business Centres customers is getting a major boost with the launch of an exciting new smartphone application. The app will be free on both Android and iOs devices and means you will have information about the centres at your fingertips. By using the app, you will be able to book a meeting […]

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What Can Small Business Owners Learn from TV Series Like The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den?

What Can Small Business Owners Learn from TV Series Like The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den?

With the return of Dragons’ Den to our screens, a new batch of hopefuls are lining up to bid on TV for funding for their ventures. Both this show and The Apprentice have proved hugely popular with audiences – and part of the appeal is seeing the Dragons or Lord Sugar shooting down badly thought-out […]

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Should You Turn Your Hobby into a Business?

Should You Turn Your Hobby into a Business?

The number of small businesses being started up in the UK is booming. Numbers of startups rose by 28% in the past year nationally, while in some areas the figure was even higher. One survey suggested that around 17% of new businesses arise from a hobby. Often, hobby businesses are home-based in the first instance, […]

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Entrepreneurship Means Networking – from Local to Global

Entrepreneurship Means Networking – from Local to Global

Whether you want to set up a new business or expand an existing one, Global Entrepreneurship Week is a great place to start. This major annual initiative this year runs from the 16th to the 22nd of November and affordable office space specialist Basepoint is a Top Partner in the UK. This means we are […]

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Collaborative Working – Top Tips on How Small Businesses Can Benefit

Collaborative Working – Top Tips on How Small Businesses Can Benefit

Collaborative working is rising in popularity in the UK, both as an approach within a business and as a way for two or more small businesses to pool expertise and resources. The expansion of cloud-based technology, making it easier for colleagues to work on shared projects, is one reason for this growth. Renting office space […]

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Will We All Soon Be Running Our Businesses By Smartphone?

Will We All Soon Be Running Our Businesses By Smartphone?

One FTSE 100 chief has claimed that within the next three to five years Britain’s small business owners are all set to start running their companies via smartphone. The boss of software firm Sage also predicted that wearable technology, such as smart watches, is set to take off and become an asset for these firms. […]

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The Need for Qualified Finance Staff – A Big Issue for Small Businesses

The Need for Qualified Finance Staff – A Big Issue for Small Businesses

A new survey, carried out by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), has revealed that SMEs are losing a total of nearly £3 billion as a result of not having qualified finance staff. So the big question is, what can be done to solve the problem and ensure that companies don’t lose out on vital […]

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