Our cultural epidemic of stress and burnout seems to get worse each year. Recent Gallup polls showed that 79 percent of Americans feel stressed “sometimes or frequently,” and two-thirds of the full-time American workforce has suffered from some degree of burnout. An article by Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D, found on 'Entrepreneur'. A survey from ComPsych, a company that provides employee assistance programs as well as resources and reports on behavioral health, found that around 59 percent of all employees describe themselves as “highly stressed.” But what causes these high levels of stress at work? According to their data, the top three causes of work stress were workload (39 percent), people issues (31 percent), and juggling work and personal life (19 percent).
Here at Basepoint Business Centres we are not your average business centre. We actively support businesses, aiming to build small to medium size business communities rather than simply locate small businesses under one roof. Therefore, as a licensee at Basepoint Exeter you have free access to MiBase, a free 24/7 business support service for all start-ups and SMEs based within serviced offices and workshops at our centres. Contact with other businesses with expertise in different areas can be a vital source of support for many start-ups. That’s why all our centres hold regular free networking events to encourage communication and collaboration between businesses on site. The MiBase website offers around the clock access to business factsheets and information as well as access to experienced business mentors and fellow entrepreneurs via Skype, Messenger and live chat during working hours (Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm). So, you’ll always have somewhere to turn for a helping hand.
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.
At Basepoint we understand the specific requirements expected of serviced meeting rooms, ensuring delegates can focus on their agenda. Serviced meeting rooms, conference and training facilities are conveniently located across Basepoint’s network of business centres in the South, Midlands, East of England and Wales. Furnished to a high standard, Basepoint’s serviced meeting rooms are available at 32 UK locations with: - Large LED TVs with Chromecast and Apple TV*. - Wi-fi. - Wipe boards, including pens. - Pads and pencils. - The use of the breakout areas. - Free parking. - Water. - Flip Charts and AV equipment available for hire. - Refreshments and catering available on request.
As a third national lockdown comes fully into effect it's important to find ways to keep ourselves smiling.For many people, no matter where in Gloucestershire you are, this can be solved with a fairly quick fix of some mouthwatering Italian dough and cheeses.We are spoilt for choice when it comes to pizza across Cheltenham, Gloucester, Forest of Dean, Tewkesbury, Stroud and the Cotswolds. So why not splash out and order in with your favourite oven cooked base and toppings. Pineapple or no pineapple, we can all agree that we've never needed restaurant quality pizza to eat at home quite so much.