One of the UK’s leading accountancy firms, PwC, announced recently that it was getting rid of landline telephones on all office desks, with all staff being expected to use mobiles by the end of the summer. Is this an option for SMEs, however? Basepoint Business Centres, one of the leading providers of virtual offices in the UK, take a keen interest in all matters which affect the small business community. Here we look at the extent to which the use of landline phones has declined – and why dispensing with your company landlines may not be a good idea.
Sales are the lifeblood of every business. Whether you call it business development, account handling or client relationship management, the principles are the same. But there’s a fine line between success and failure. Follow these ten tips and improve your chances of closing any sale.
When it comes to running a business, there is so much to consider that often keeping on top of money matters can be a tricky task. With this in mind, we’re going to look at some of the best ways that you can manage your finances and help your business to prosper.
Technological advances mean that workers are now able to work remotely and from home much more in recent times. This can mean more flexibility and an increase in productivity. However in some cases, the lack of human interaction once had in the traditional office environment can mean feeling isolated and missing out on the human element of working.
With technological advances and evolving workplace operations, it is becoming increasingly common for workers and business owners to have also changed and adapted the way they work today. With cloud based softwares and remote access becoming increasingly accessible, in many cases there is now much more flexibility, not only in the way we work, but where we work. Where a physical office and the overheads are not required, with remote workers and home workers, there are a wide range of products and services on offer.