There’s no doubt setting up a new business is a daunting yet exciting experience, especially when it comes to deciding where to set up your operations. Home working can be a great choice for those who are just setting up a new venture and believe it or not, there are now more than 4.2 million people who work from home in the UK.
Many businesses are now avoiding the expense of a fixed store in favour of operating exclusively online. However, many still need storage for products and equipment. I will explain why self storage is gaining popularity amongst ecommerce companies.
Posted on 19th August 2015 in Office Space & Management.
You’ve successfully launched your own small business, but now your venture is beginning to grow and you need to make the leap from bedroom entrepreneur to a professional set-up. This transition can be daunting; where should you look for the right space?
A recent survey carried out by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) found that office space in the UK is declining. The availability of office space across the UK has declined for the sixth quarter in a row.
Posted on 22nd July 2015 in Office Space & Management.
Whilst the sunny weather might be great for Wimbledon and puts everyone in a good mood, the opposite can be true for HR Managers who are used to seeing unauthorised absences rates rise as quickly as the mercury – particularly if Andy Murray is playing well on Centre Court!
Co-working, hot-desking, collaborating, work hubs – there are many terms to describe the modern concept of shared office space. Many entrepreneurs and startups love the idea of co-working, being surrounded by like-minded individuals, having a desk and meeting facilities, while saving money in the early stages of building a business.
Posted on 6th July 2015 in Office Space & Management.
Today’s workforce is comprised of four cohorts – Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y. Each of them brings its own specific qualities and insights to the business environment – without them we’d lack the ideas and imagination to drive our organisations forward. Whatever the generation, all have had different experiences that can be utilised in a business environment.
Posted on 26th June 2015 in Office Space & Management.
There are two types of freelancer – The first, a seasoned professional and expert in their field… Someone so experienced they’re ready to branch out alone and recognise the value in their particular skill. The second is a talented creative. Usually young, sometimes cocky and always buzzing with ideas, they’re the polar opposite of the first, but together can become the dream team.
Posted on 25th June 2015 in Office Space & Management.
Flourishing in freelance or starting that start-up is a daunting prospect. Going it alone takes guts, and the main drawbacks of lone-working are hard to overcome; Distraction, lack of motivation, stunted networking opportunities and even loneliness can stop you achieving your goals.
Today (5 June) is National Work from Home Day.
Flexible working isn’t new. We’ve already seen legislation on work from home requests come into effect, elevating the concept of smarter working practices to the board level, but the road doesn’t end there.
In the last few years working weeks have become longer than ever, 70+ hours at your desk becoming the norm for many. With British employees working the longest hours in Europe, it has never been more important for us to ensure that our working environments continue to both engage and inspire.
Posted on 13th May 2015 in Office Space & Management.
No matter where you work there are office gripes. We all try to ignore them and remain chirpy, but some habits are bound to grate more than others. So what are the top annoying office gripes and how many do you have in your office?
Posted on 8th May 2015 in Office Space & Management.