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.
The growth of the serviced business centre is one of the UK’s biggest success stories of the past few years. The value of the sector in the UK has been put at £16 billion, if you use conventional methods, and even this might be a conservative estimate. The area is likely to grow much bigger, too, with some analysts saying its net worth could be as high as £126 billion by 2025. Serviced office to let supplier Basepoint has 31 centres spread right across southern England and in the Midlands. Here we look at how such business centres can operate as a miniature community, and what benefits they can offer your SME
Did you know that Basepoint Business Centres offer much more than just business space? Don't leave your furry friend at home. Basepoint Business Centres are dog friendly! Why not join us?
Cybersecurity seems like a strong word for a small company that has only started its economic activity. Many of the small businesses do not pay sufficient attention to their online security, thinking that there is no way they could be under attack. However, this way of thinking can often get businesses into trouble. You may get direct attacks from competitors, or simply catch a virus or see your personal information leaked. In any case, protection measures are indispensable irrespective of your business size and revenue. If you are thinking of starting your own business or already have a small company, you can undertake these simple yet effective measures to keep your business safe.
You may not have an artistic bone in your body, but rest easy: There are experts, freelancers and low-cost online tools to help. We live in a logo-driven world. Think about those familiar logos for Coca-Cola, Nike, Starbucks, Google etc. According to the experts at Red Crow Marketing, the average adult is exposed to over 4,000 advertisements every day, and often the only image in the ad is the sponsoring company’s logo. That's why, for a small business or startup, a logo is critical. It's the anchor of your brand, drawing attention to your company and representing its core values. So, if you're considering designing this important aspect of your company's marketing presentation, here are four basic options you can choose from: