Most small business owners spend a lot of time in meetings, whether with colleagues or existing and prospective clients. However, all too often meetings to plan projects or examine progress can be less effective than they should be, with recent research suggesting that too much valuable business time can end up being wasted. Basepoint works closely with many small companies who rent serviced offices in our business centres, as well as hiring our serviced meeting rooms. We support our licensees in a whole range of business tasks, offering mentorship and networking opportunities. Here are some pointers on how to ensure meetings are both time and cost-effective.
We all use technology every day, but in almost all cases, we don't use it as much as we could. Notice I didn't say "as much as we should." I make no judgments about how wired one should or shouldn't be. That's a personal choice.
Book a meeting room throughout December and we'll provide free tea, coffee and mince pies to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Small business owners have revealed the top five things that they wish they had done differently in their first years of trading, as new research highlights the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of starting a new business according to owners themselves.
Basepoint Business Centre, Andover, has seen a record high in occupancy, new companies and expansion in the last year. The centre is running at a high occupancy rate and has been 100% occupied for several months in the past year. The centre, situated in East Portway Business Park, is comprised of offices, studios and workshops ranging from a one person office, up to a large industrial unit. The centre has a community feel, with free networking events and Licensee events. Internal referrals are very common, due to having such a range of different business sectors on their doorstep, working together to create an internal network for cross referral and support. The centre also supports a local charity and match funds up to £10,000 per year. This year the centre are supporting Andover Young Carers www.andoveryoungcarers.co.uk