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Creating a home office is such an exciting time. Finally, you have a room all of your own, which you can furnish and tailor to your very own needs. Fantastic! If you plan to meet clients in your home office, or even if you just want to create something special for yourself, considering the choices … Read the full post …

In a high-end business, presenting the right sort of first impression is crucial. Often, the first experience of your brand and business will happen in your reception area, before you’ve even met that client, so it’s important to get it right. If you’re setting up business on a shoestring but want that high end look, … Read the full post …

A business visitor, no matter how important, should be made to feel welcomed into your offices at all times. After all, you never know when that person is coming to you with an amazing business opportunity or is considering a sizeable order. Here are some key things not to do when you’ve got someone visiting … Read the full post …

A conference can be a great way to boost your business, raise your profile, market your products and extend your network. However, it can also be a disaster if you’re not prepared. Here are five things you can do right now to make your conference a great success: 1.      Make sure everyone knows all the … Read the full post …

Mailrooms can be a crucial part of any successful business and having one which works well and optimises efficiency makes sense for every company. Efficient mailrooms reduce human error, boost employee morale and ensure mail is being handled in the best possible way. If your mailroom efficiency leaves something to be desired, take a moment … Read the full post …

Do you find yourself drifting off in your meetings? Or perhaps you’ve noticed that although you are fully engaged, the rest of the team are not quite so enthused? You’ve got a meeting problem. Meetings are a necessary evil of the business environment, and whether it’s a big formal get together in the board room … Read the full post …

Wowing a client is not just a good thing to be able to do in business; it’s crucial. As much as it might not feel like an audition, it is, and if you want to ensure that all important ‘yes’, you need to go into it prepared. Here are 7 ways you can make an … Read the full post …

Most businesses will receive clients in person at one time or another, and it’s crucial to make these special people feel super welcome when they step into your premises. It costs around five times more to secure a new client than it does to keep an existing one, so making these people feel warm and … Read the full post …

It’s all too easy to make someone feel unwelcome. A subtle gesture, or lack of one, is often enough to turn someone off completely, and when that happens in your business, the results can be disastrous. Visitors of all types should receive the same courtesy and professionalism, as you never know when someone is coming … Read the full post …

It’s true that first impressions count, and in your business that means having a decent reception area in which to welcome your visitors and clients. However, when money is tight, creating a gorgeous reception area from scratch can be almost out of the question. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry, because there are lots of … Read the full post …

If you’re just moving into your new home office, chances are you’re more than a little excited about furnishing it with beautiful things. Before you start purchasing, however, give some thought to what you need in your space in order to be productive, as working from home can often be challenging on the motivational front. … Read the full post …

If you deal with a lot of paperwork in your business, you’ll already know just how quickly postage costs can start to mount up. Brochure requests, quotes, hard copy invoices… whatever your sending through the post, it makes sense to stay in control of the amount you are spending. Modern technology can help to manage … Read the full post …

If you’ve binned the nine to five in favour of working for yourself, good on you. But here’s your next big challenge; creating a home office which not only works well for you but in which you can greet and meet with your clients in a professional manner. Dirty dishes, pet hair and laundry baskets … Read the full post …

Having an ‘on the ball’, efficient receptionist operating your front of house can make all the difference to your business. From managing appointments to ensuring visitors are greeted warmly, your receptionist is often the first experience people have with your brand, and first impressions count. If you feel your receptionist is always in a flap, … Read the full post …

Flexible office space on a budget

September 5th, 2018

Thinking about the way people work in your organisation is crucial to your bottom line. Research has shown that a more flexible working environment inevitably leads to happier employees, increased productivity and a more dynamic business. Technology is often the driving force behind a more flexible working ethos, and it’s becoming increasingly common to see … Read the full post …

If you’re running a high-end business, you should present the right image to your visitors when they arrive. Investing in a luxurious reception area will help to set the tone for your company, creating the right first impressions and demonstrating that luxury image you’ve worked so hard to get. Here are some top tips to … Read the full post …

Having an in-house canteen can be great for your business, and your employees too. Studies show that those who eat together work better together, so if you’re in the business of building a stronger team, providing a place to eat and relax can be a great strategy. Ensuring there is healthy, nutritious food on offer … Read the full post …

It’s a catch 22 situation; you want your office to look plush and you want your employees to feel valued, but you’re up against a tight budget and can’t splash the cash on designer touches. What can you do? Thankfully there are some ways to give the impression of a more luxurious working environment, without … Read the full post …

If you love to stay bang on trend and are looking to make over your home office space, it’s worth knowing what’s hot and what’s not for this year. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular trends in home office design, to help inspire your redecoration project. Ergonomics Looking after your … Read the full post …

Running a successful business relies on maximising efficiency in every process. Designing a well thought out mailroom can help to reduce staff time for sorting, distributing and organising mail, helping the whole business to run like a well-oiled machine. From the positioning of furniture to the investment in sort units, mailroom trolleys and other equipment, … Read the full post …

Just as our natural environment can have an impact on how we feel, so the environment of an office can affect the mood, motivation and inspiration of those inside it. While it’s not always possible to take your staff for a walk on the beach to relax them during the day, it is achievable to … Read the full post …

It’s no secret that a happy workforce is a motivated one, and that improvements to employee morale can translate directly to greater output, better efficiency and increased productivity. It’s cleat that, if you want to be a competitive business, keeping your staff happy is crucial to your bottom line, but when money is super tight, … Read the full post …

Have you ever walked into a company’s reception area and felt decidedly underwhelmed?  Unfortunately, for many businesses, that initial emotion is often carried through into the rest of the business dealings, which can all too often lead to a negative outcome. The old saying of ‘first impressions count’ really is true, but how can you … Read the full post …

Your receptionist is the face of your company. He or she is the first person your visitors and clients will meet, and their ability to build rapport and trust with these people is crucial. Good receptionists are very much in demand, and great candidates don’t stay on the market for long. So, what should you … Read the full post …

Health and safety at work is vitally important, but for many employers it can seem like something that is barely applicable to them. Certainly, in the manufacturing or construction industries, for example, it’s clear to see how safety should be applied, but what about in your average office? Surely there are barely any hazards to … Read the full post …

Unless you’re in a trendy start up or cutting-edge tech firm, chances are your office is a little bit boring. We’ve all seen the images of Google and Co, with their pool tables and slides between floors, and thought how we wish our own offices could be so fun. And not just because we want … Read the full post …

You’ve prepared your slides, practiced your words and you’re wearing your best suit. What could possibly go wrong? As far as your brain is concerned, everything, because the panic has already begun to set in. Making a presentation, whether to a small group or a huge conference, is a nerve racking proposal. If you’re not … Read the full post …

Staying on trend as a business can be crucially important, particularly if you’re in a fast-moving industry such as technology, design or marketing. 2018 is seeing some pretty awesome trends emerging already; here are some of our favourites to help inspire your décor for the rest of the year. ·      Biophilic design Confused? You don’t … Read the full post …

Back in the 70’s, artificial plants were all the rage. From faux ferns to plastic cheese plants, homes and offices everywhere sported bucket loads of them. But after a while, their dusty leaves and plastic stems fell out of favour, and people stopped loving the look of them. As with any trend, things tend to … Read the full post …

When you’re furnishing a home office from scratch, one of the first things to ask yourself is whether you’re going for a modern, all brand-new look, or if you’d prefer a vintage or antique style. Antique furniture is rapidly rising in popularity, and with a clean slate to work with it can be tempting to … Read the full post …

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