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.
Basepoint Luton and DM Thomas Foundation for Young People hosted the prize draw of our 2018 charity raffle this week.
The Start Up Loans Company has just passed a major milestone having lent £400m to the UK’s early-stage businesses since it launched five years ago. Launched in 2012, The Start Up Loans Company provides loans of up to £25,000 to UK businesses at a fixed rate of 6% per year, alongside dedicated mentoring and support.
Businesses now rely on technology and the transfer of data online more than ever before, leading to an increased risk of data breaches occurring. This has led to an overhaul of data protection laws in Europe.
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 office packages might be the answer.