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How to make your rented workshop space your own

How to make your rented workshop space your own

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Although a new rented workshop can look clean, professional and modern, if you fail to add your own touches here and there it can look slightly cold and characterless. So, what can you do to make your rented workshop space feel more like your own? Signage An obvious place to start is external signage, if permitted. Not only can a […]

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Minimising start-up business costs

How to minimise costs when starting your own business

Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Why keep your start-up costs down? Well, firstly you’ll have to make less sales to breakeven. Secondly, if you need to borrow money to start your business, it will mean taking on less debt, which will put less strain on your cash flow. In any case, limiting your costs is a great habit to get into from the start. Minimising […]

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Open plan office

Are open-plan offices good or bad for business?

Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Last year, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook’s enormous new office in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley. Occupying 430,000 square feet, it’s reported to occupy 430,000 square feet and have a nine-acre park on its roof, as well as the world’s largest open-plan working space, where some 2,800 staff will be based. Open-plan offices may be prevalent now in the USA, UK […]

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Customer Service

Customer service: is the human touch still important?

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016

How businesses and their customers communicate with each other has changed significantly in the past 10 years. “Social media, web self-service and mobile apps, together with automated call answering tools, are now everyday channels of communication – used for a wide variety of purposes, from making a booking to registering a complaint,” notes Monica Mackintosh, customer services director of Echo […]

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Attracting Staff

How can your business attract the best employees?

Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Why would someone want to come and work for your business? It’s a key question to consider if you are to attract the best employees. Money talks Wages are a key issue, of course. According to Talent Attraction Study: What Matters to the Modern Candidate, a report published in 2015 by leading job website Indeed, pay was unsurprisingly still the […]

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Virtual Office

How a virtual office can help your new business

Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Minimising your costs is essential when starting a new business. Keeping your overheads down means you’ll need to sell less to cover your start-up and operating costs. One way to help do this is to use a virtual office. Use of virtual offices has risen significantly in the UK in recent years, partly driven by many more UK businesses now […]

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