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Benefits of Choosing Serviced Offices Over Renting

With real estate prices at a high, especially when adding maintenance costs, furnishings and equipment installation to the mixture, renting office space is not a desirable solution. Services offices, on the other hand, already come fully-equipped and fully-furnished – perfect for businesses to move in and start working immediately. (more…)

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How to Create a Tribe in Your Office

Building the right community at work can improve employee morale, boost productivity and increase your bottom line. The ultimate goal? To create a loyal workplace tribe. In this post, we look at four ways to foster a tribe-like environment in your office. 1. Ditch the Small Talk & Gossip Small talk around the water cooler or gossip in the kitchen can...

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7 Networking Tips for Networking Newbies

Networking is a great way to connect with other local businesses and build up your client base. But, the thought of small talk and exchanging business cards can often fill even the most professional person with dread. Sound familiar? Not to worry. With our seven simple networking tips, you can go from novice to a networking natural in no...

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Balancing ‘Me’ Vs ‘We’ Spaces in Your Office

Do your employees need a place to recharge alone? Or perhaps an open plan meeting room to collaborate? Whatever your needs, it’s crucial to find the perfect balance to boost productivity, promote teamwork and prioritise your employee’s well-being. In most cases, this requires a mixture of ‘me’ and ‘we’ spaces, as this post will discuss. What Is a ‘We’ Space? A...

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6 Manchester Resources for Local Start-Ups

With great public transport, cheaper living costs compared to London and a buzzing city centre, Manchester is a great place to set up shop for any type of business. It’s no wonder business is booming in the North West. More and more companies are popping up every day, with the region leading the country in terms of tech startups. Best of...

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North-West Leads the UK for Tech Start-Ups

Manchester is not only a great place to call home, but it’s also a fantastic place to set up your business – as figures reveal the North West is leading the UK for tech start-ups. With fantastic resources at your fingertips and a bustling metropolitan scene, there’s something for every budding tech entrepreneur. In this post, we’ll discuss why the North has...

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6 Apps That Can Supercharge Productivity for Your Business

Boosting productivity is vital if you want your business to thrive. While the modern world has a number of productivity enemies, there is also plenty of technology out there to help you overcome them (for example, great virtual office assistant services). Whether it’s time management, efficient note-taking or working through expenses, there’s an app for just about everything business-related. So,...

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3 Alternatives to Traditional Phone Systems for Small Businesses

Communication is an important part of any business. But are traditional landline systems the only option? With steep hardware costs and on-site limitations, these old-fashioned systems are no longer the most effective option for modern on-the-go companies. So, what’s the alternative? In this post we discuss the main issues with traditional systems and three potential alternatives which can help boost...

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How to Future Proof Your Office Space in 4 Steps

Keeping up-to-date with future office trends might seem like a tricky task. But an outdated office space could affect staff morale, reduce productivity and negatively impact your brand image. Over the last decade, we’ve already seen workplaces evolve from strictly closed areas to open plan designs. So, what’s next for offices? And how can you future proof yours? In this post,...

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