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NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT 85% OF CANDIDATES PRIORITISE JOBS THAT OFFER FLEXIBLE WORKING

Businesses looking to build a skilled workforce are acting smart and going flexible There is no doubt that flexible workspace is rapidly becoming the new normal. According to IWG’s recent Global Workspace Survey, a staggering 85% of workers worldwide reveal they would prioritise a role that offered flexible working options. In addition, 50% of the 15,000 respondents surveyed confirmed that they work outside their company’s main location for at least half the working week. In fact, it’s what the so-called ‘Generation Flex’­ – an ever-expanding pool of digital nomads who want to plug in at a time and location that suits them – expects.

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6 TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS

6 TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS A big part of being successful at time management is being organized. Time is precious, particularly when it comes to running a small business but with the right approach, you can work efficiently, productively, and relatively stress-free.

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Attracting The Right Candidates

ou want to attract the right candidates to apply for your vacancies, so that you have a choice of suitable people to fill vacant roles. But there is a very high rate of employment and the recruitment market has got more and more difficult. You have spent time producing a recruitment strategy and you have up-to-date job descriptions for your roles, so you are all set to start recruiting whenever the need arises. But how can you make sure you attract the right people to apply?

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INCREASE TURNOVER BY DIVERSIFYING SUCCESSFULLY (Planning for the risks)

You may already be diversifying without realising it. I apologise if I’m teaching you to suck eggs here but let’s just clarify what I mean by diversification in business: Expansion into a new area of business. This could be an adaptation of an existing product, the development of a new product or a move into a new a new market entirely.

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4 LOGO-DESIGN OPTIONS TO BOOST YOUR MARKETING CAMPAIGN

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.

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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…