Centre News

THE IMPORTANCE OF NETWORKING FOR SMES

Small businesses may sometimes find it difficult to spare the time to take part in networking events; however, it can be time well spent, bringing many short and long-term benefits. Basepoint Business Centres are a leading supplier of affordable office centres, with more than 30 bases across southern England and Wales, including Suffolk, Dorset and Kent. Here we look at a few types of event which SMEs can use to connect with the wider business world, and the benefits that networking can bring.

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Preview of the 2019 commercial property market

2019 will be a year of potential contrasts for the M3/M27 property markets as investors and occupiers react to the unfolding Brexit scenario and as set against the robust activity within the region over the last twelve months. A cautious and slow start to the year is expected but that could accelerate into an exciting second half.

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Vacancies in Hampshire soar but fewer people are looking for work

he traditional January jobs boom saw advertised vacancies soar by 63.8% last month, according to the latest job market statistics from Hampshire-based CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site. What’s more, vacancies also saw a smaller increase of 5.6% when looking at year-on-year data.

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FIVE WAYS TO FUND YOUR START-UP

Before looking at sources of funding take some time to be clear on what you want the money for. Will you use it for staff, equipment, premises or something else? Exactly how much will these things cost? With this information in mind you can start to look at the most appropriate sources of finance for you which might include:

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Sandra from Romsey Fotografix

"I really enjoy running my photographic studio from Basepoint Romsey. Not only is the space ideal for my needs (I was able to decorate my unit to create a perfect stu…

Vicky from Cambridge Vix

"Basepoint has been amazing for both my business and my peace of mind "safety" wise. Working full time here, I feel very secure with the building / unit entr…

Trevor Carley, A to B Mobility

"A to B Mobility has now been trading from the Romsey Basepoint Business Centre for nearly ten years. When you start a business from scratch it is crucial to keep ove…