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TRAITS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON

Unstoppable people keep their inner fires burning by developing the characteristics necessary to become successful. Unstoppable people are like warriors. They are always ready to take on the world. They are guided by a light from within, full of boundless energy and unwavering in their goals. They have learned to activate their natural talents and develop the skills necessary to achieve whatever they aim for. How do they do this? Where do they find the stamina and strength to keep going? Unstoppable people keep their inner fires burning by developing the characteristics necessary to become successful. Here are 15 traits that will help you go from being a solid achiever to being a truly unstoppable person.

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SHOULD SMES KEEP THEIR LANDLINE TELEPHONES?

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.

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MOST EMPLOYEES DON’T FEEL THEIR IDEAS ARE BEING HEARD

New research reveals most employees have ideas to improve the business, yet many companies are failing to listen to them. Over a third of employees (34 per cent) worldwide think that their company doesn’t listen to their ideas for improving the business. The findings from Sideways6 have been announced alongside the launch of its inaugural State of Employee Ideas report, which explores how employees at all levels, at businesses of all sizes, all over the world feel their company treats their ideas. In today’s world, where employees are investing more time into finding new ways for their company to improve, research discovered that 82 per cent of employees have ideas about how their company can achieve this. However, many respondents also think their ideas are being ignored by their employers, with 39 per cent of females feeling that their ideas are not being listened to, compared to 30 per cent of males.

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Martin Sayers, Hatch Homes Accelerator Ltd

When starting a new business your time is divided between the work and the red tape. Taking a Unit in Basepoint was one of our best decisions. The supportive friendly st…

Deborah Goode, WPA Healthcare

I attended the GEW event as an exhibitor and was blown away with how well run the event was, the number and caliber of the attendees. I will not hesitate to attend again …

Poolemead Accountants (Winchester) Ltd

Basepoint is a friendly and pleasant place to work, surrounded as you are by many other small businesses. Parking and easy access to the M3, A34 and A31 as well as Winche…