Celebrating the people behind British small businesses
 
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How to run an office well – what’s actually involved?

 

By Joff Sharpe, Head of Operations at British Land and Storey  How hard could running a small business office really be? Like most seemingly straightforward tasks, it’s more complicated in practice. After you’ve got your workspace up and running, ensuring that it stays that way can take considerable effort and …

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Top tips to safeguard your business

 

Safeguarding your business from potential threats is essential, whether by installing access control systems or using CCTV. In addition to demonstrating compliance through duty of care and GDPR and taking necessary steps to protect your brand’s reputation, you should  make security a top priority at your business. Ensure you have the following …

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VW Polo Advertising: why does controversial advertising work?

 

Controversial branding and advertising campaigns can ruffle some feathers within society, but one thing that is guaranteed, is that it will catch people’s attention. But the question remains, where do you draw the line? How far is too far? Is there such a thing as bad publicity? Alternative approaches to …

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Artificial Intelligence to kill paper invoices for accountants

 

Compleat Software (“Compleat”), the spend and budget management automation software provider, is one step closer to ridding the accounting profession of paper with the release of its self-service purchase invoice capture and approval application, iCompleatInvoice. Delivering the next generation of artificial intelligence driven accounts payable automation, iCompleatInvoice enables small and …

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Storey launches three new flexible workspaces in London

 

Storey, the flexible workspace brand from British Land, has opened space at Appold Studios, EC2; 2FA, Broadgate; and International House, Ealing Broadway – three new working environments designed to present a compelling alternative to co-working or conventional office space. Located on the Broadgate campus near the creative and tech communities …

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5 reasons why you shouldn’t register your business at home

 

By Sylvia Schwartz, manager at Company Address In order to register a limited company with Companies House, you need to register an address. The address you choose to register is up to you, but it’s the address that everyone will see when they look for your company and it’s where all your …

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How to create a productive workplace – on a small business budget

 

By James Lowery, Co-lead, Storey When we think of cool, modern offices, Google, Apple and Facebook immediately come to mind. These big businesses have made headlines for creating workplaces that are playful, comfortable and let’s be honest, hugely enviable. Of course, they didn’t become the tech titans of the world by letting …

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Complicated workplaces: why office rentals need to evolve

 

By Ana Castro, Customer Experience Manager at Storey  As digital takes over, consumer products are increasingly focused on providing a simple, seamless user experience. Spotify and Netflix, for example, feed our hunger for immediate access to the latest music and TV. Speaking of hunger, food delivery services like Deliveroo put you …

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4 ways mobile expansion can benefit your small business

 

By Nick Rojas When you mull over how many people in the United Kingdom have access to smartphones, you can start to appreciate the potential benefits of mobile expansion for your small business. One survey shows that 81% of people have access to smartphones and that 50% of people between …

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Office space and productivity

 

Driving office productivity rates upwards is a major priority for businesses large and small, and in recent years optimised office design has increasingly been used to leverage the true potential of employees. But it is not as simple as moving two desks together, or requiring executives to sit opposite their …