Virtual meetings have an important role to play in a digital age, but face-to-face meetings are still as vital as ever. Instead of replacing traditional meetings, Skype, video conferencing and digital tools now complement them, helping colleagues and clients to stay in touch via a range of channels.
Winter will all too soon be here, bringing a risk that cold weather could hit morale in the office and even impact the productivity of your SME. Never mind the summertime blues – the wintertime version is far more of a reality for many of us, especially once the clocks go back and dark mornings and evenings lower our feelings of wellbeing.
Local Charity NewStarts has been chosen by Basepoint based Law firm Transition Law to be their local charity for the bi-annual Charity Wills month, which starts 1st November. NewStarts, which is based In 'around the corner' from Basepoint Bromsgrove on Sherwood Road, Aston Fields, empowers local individuals and families to overcome their challenges and achieve more in their lives.
If you feel you are constantly wading through admin tasks, with too little time left for your core business activities, you’re not alone. A new survey by Sage has once again underlined just how much time UK SMEs are losing through red tape – an estimated 120 working hours per year on average. Other research has put the level even higher.
Team-building activities have really caught on over recent years. They can be especially valuable for small companies, because often during everyday work there is no time to stop and get to know each other socially. Sometimes people who work together in an office can also get together with colleagues in another small company for this type of event, or with colleagues who work remotely, helping them to build rewarding relationships.